Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Today was Charlie's 8th birthday! It's hard to believe how quickly time flies...

Emily was here visiting from MD this weekend, so we spent some quality time with Charlie, making sure he got the full spa treatment and lots of love and treats on his special day.

All that hair....
After an in depth grooming session (complete with mane pulling, fetlock trims, and lots of conditioner) we spent some time having a bit of fun in the ring. 

After a little while, I even hopped on for a quick bareback ride. Initially Charlie was very preoccupied with trying to sidle over to the grass just outside the ring, but ultimately he avoided the temptation and was very patient and well-behaved. 

Can you tell how happy I am?
In the end, we opened up the gate into the far pasture and turned Charlie out for a nice graze. The other horses were staying cool in the barn, but Charlie was relishing the fresh green grass. He was one happy horse, and this was one perfect Sunday morning :)

Special times with a special boy

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday handsome! Sounds like a wonderful birthday too ☺