Curly was napping when I went to ride this afternoon.
Despite the snow on the ground, the horses know that it’s spring and are shedding in full force.
Today I had the chance to ride Curly, a Bashkir Curly horse that lives at my barn. I’ll write a separate post on the breed another day, but for the record, they have a lot of hair. Curly hair. Especially in the winter.
No, that’s not the remains of a small animal on the floor, it’s the hair from grooming one side of Curly.
Curly’s owner is one of the very nice people who have offered me the chance to ride their horses while Freedom is in recovery. More than anyone else, she knows what it’s like to have a horse laid up with a check ligament injury as Curly had one last year — from which she has fully recovered.