Saturday, February 03, 2007

and we're off ! !

this is from 2 weeks ago, the first time Smokey was ever 'driven' in his cart. he is not totally attached here, just in case so he can be 'got out' quickly. there is an extra pair of stirrup leathers floating around in the harness there.
this is Rosemary driving him on Sunday, their 2nd drive. he is all harnessed up here. I think it just needs trace carriers and thats it. he will need to learn to take the weight of the cart on his back legs for going down hill and to walk backwards in case we ever need to do a three point turn.


Lowa said...


Gorgeous horsey:)

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Claire, these pictures make my heart sing... as it breaks with missing horses in my life. You are so blessed!

clairesgarden said...

Lowa, he is a lovely horsey. nice natured.
Alice, horses are like an addiction its impossible to do without!

bonnie said...

I'm really enjoying watching the progress reports!

Very nice to see some kayaks, too!

Kerri said...

Smokey is a beautiful horse. He does look nice natured.
I love those hills in the background! It's good that you're able to get in some 'horse time' :)