Ziggy’s new endeavor

Well, Ziggy said she was going to do it and she has gone and done it! Posting information regarding horses on a website, that is. I told her she could post it here but she said she was going to write about “serious” stuff and she needed a “serious” website to post it on. What? Is our little blog not serious? I think it is. After all, we do talk about what is important to horses, and what’s going on in our lives, and those of our pasture companions. That’s serious, isn’t it? Of course, Ziggy has always had a flair for the dramatic. So, if you’re interested in reading Ziggy’s posts, the website is http://hoovesandpawscorner.com Her pen name is Silverhoof. Me, I’m just going to keep posting here. After all, this is Just Horse Talk.

Scary Texas Thunderstorm

A very scary thunderstorm swept through late last night. Lightening kept flashing across the sky as the thunder rolled, sounding like a giant freight train, like the one that passes our little pasture, only much, much louder. Once the lightening struck so close, it sounded like a big bomb had gone off only a few feet away. Ziggy and I huddled together in the corner of the pasture where the yaupon bushes and the trees grow close together offering us a pretty good shelter from the driving rain. Not that we didn’t get wet, mind you, but it was better than standing out in the open.

In the morning, I heard a very familiar whistle. It was my mistress calling us! Ziggy and I usually don’t see her until she comes home from work in the late afternoon, but she was calling for us now. We trotted up to the gate and there she was with a flake of alfalfa hay for each of us. She ran her hands all over our bodies, making sure we had come to no harm during the thunderstorm. Then from her coat pocket she withdrew a couple of those yummy apple treats I love so much. I put my head on her shoulder to show my appreciation while she rubbed my ears. That lasted all of two minutes: the alfalfa was calling.

Equestrian Video

Just learned something new.. Well, must admit Ziggy helped me. I now know how to post videos! Check the Featured Video to your right. The quality isn’t always there, but it definitely shows you what us horses can do. There’s a little bit of everything: Dressage, Show Jumping, Reining, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Cross Country, and just plain racing. I love the music, too. This video has been around for a while, but I think it’s well worth watching. Hope you enjoy.

P.S. I am looking for some more videos to post under Popular videos; so, keeping checking back.