Sunday, November 25, 2007

Boys and Horses.


Today we bundled up and went on a horse drawn carriage ride at a local farm. It was cold, but beautiful--pine trees and quiet. A had to sit right up front and ask all about the horses. The two horses (Belgians), Dick and Doc, are 12 years old and weigh about 1800 pounds each. A wanted to know about their eating habits, what type of noises they make, what they eat, how they learn certain words and sounds for stop/go/faster/slower/turn, and how much work does it take to care for them. The ride was NOT long enough for A, since there is a significant amount of information he still wanted (needed!) to know, but the gracious driver had another group to pick up, and we needed to warm up by the wood stove in the barn. The boys want to come back again before the end of the season--maybe when there is more snow!

4 comments:

Lizz said...

Sounds lovely.

Kat said...

Gorgeous - which farm did you go to?

denise said...

Kathryn--We went to Miller's in Rio. The owner of Treinen Farm takes his big horses to Miller's farm on weekends through Xmas for the free rides. There is also a big guy dressed in red in one of the barns to visit if you like, and a gift shop where we found fresh chestnuts and pine cones for crafts (and warm apple cider). I have all of their info on the MIM holiday page. :)

Karen said...

What a time, what a life.