Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Delightful Joys of Living with Miniature Horses

Hello my name is Jessica, this is my first article on this fantastic Etsy Recycler's Guild blog! Today, I would love to share with you all the delightful joys of living with miniature horses! Above is a picture of me with one of my favorite little horses; I named her Daisy, yet now she is known as "Dolly" and lives a happy life with new owners and her playful pal horse "Sugar Bear".

I adore miniature horses! As a young girl, I was very intimidated by tall, large horses and I was afraid they would try to eat me if I got too close. I know this was absurd, but as a little one I had my fears. Growing up, my twin sister, Andrea, and I would walk across our backyard and stand next to the fence by our neighbors land; we would stand there gazing at the big horses. We thought they were beautiful but were still afraid to reach out and touch one. As I grew older, my fears faded but I never really got over my apprehension; horses were a mystery to me.
Later in life, I met and fell in love with my husband, Joe, he is a miniature horse caretaker and he does a fantastic job! When I first visited Joe on the miniature horse ranch, I immediately was intrigued by the adorable little horses and all of my anxiety of horses vanished as if it was never there. Now when I see larger horses, I pet and greet them and they are so kind in return, and I wonder why I was ever frightened.

Joe and I had one of the sweet little horses in our wedding, which took place on the ranch; "Barbie" was our wedding horse with all of her bows and bells. Here is a picture of her with one of our ring-bearers, Nahuel.Miniature horses make loving pets and are great around children. Miniature horses also make amazingly good seeing-eye, guide animals for the blind. I am enchanted by these furry, lovable animals; it is so peaceful to see them grazing and playing in the pasture. Here is a picture of me trying to pet the new baby...her name is "Gypsy". Here is a picture of Gypsy sleeping in the sun with her furry friend Dakota...their warm coats are so soft!
This post was contributed by Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles

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Ira Mency said...

I love this and never, ever knew they made seeing eye - dogs so to speak. HOW ADORABLE I love them.

Thanks for this.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a delightful article! I enjoyed seeing how you used your mini in your wedding, and of the foal! Gypsy is so tiny!

We adopted a miniature horse from a horse and pony rescue organization in Minnesota. It is so much fun watching the miniature horse (Hoss) gallop in the field.

If you'd like to read about Hoss, here's a link to some posts on my blog:

Naturally Heartfelt said...

What a great article - I just love the horses, they are gorgeous. What a fab idea to have them as 'seeing eyes' - I love it!

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you everyone! Miniature horses have excellent peripheral vision, up to 350 degrees, making them more aware of their environment. Their lifespan is also 2-3 times longer than that of the average seeing-eye dog.

Sammy Butterfield said...

You have created a great website with beautiful photos and good writing. I can feel the love you have for miniature horses. Thank you for the great site. Sammy

Artifact Andrea said...

Awesome Column!!! You do great work; I will be sure to stay posted. Love the mini horses too. :-)

Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Thank you everyone for all of the kind words and inspiration! :-)


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