The most elemental element of the farm is the horse herd that we love.
~ The Girls (Glory and Spirit)
Glory and Spirit are Quarter Horses (the breed, not measurement) and full sisters. Glory is older by 1 year and is my pretty princess horse with her love of grooming. She also loves to have her butt and neck scratched, prefers to be first to the feed buckets, hates to have her ears and mouth touched, and will not hesitate to give you a horse hug. Spirit is more of a delicate flower and reacts better to soft words and slow movements. She does not put value in her appearance and has earned her name of “Pigpen” for the perpetual cloud of dust that surrounds her.
~ The Boys (Big Mike and Copper)
This is the eclectic side of the horse herd – Big Mike is a Percheron (french draft horse) and Copper is a mutt baby (we have no clue). Big is our heavy hitter weighing in at over a ton (that’s 2,000 pounds for those that are not mathematically inclined like myself) and is a lover. He loves to drink water from the hose, mud baths, and soda (he prefers Pepsi). Big is joined in the field by his pasture buddy, Copper. Copper was given to us as a foal and is the most exuberant of the horses with a song in head and a pep in his step. He doesn’t like baths, water on his coat, and will fart and buck at the same time (it’s quite entertaining).