Sunday, November 1, 2009

BFF-Best Friends Forever: Horsie Style

These two orange horses are friends. One might say best friends. I love how horses find a way to appreciate each other. They really have no choice in their companions and usually have to make due with whatever their owners decide. I like to think I pick good horses to be friends. Probably, it's just luck.


Max is the small horse on the left. He is petite, antsy, and an Einstein in a horses body. Sharp is the big horse on the right. He is a kind leader, makes friends easily, and is steady.

When I see them together like this, I like to say that Max is Sharpies "Mini-me."

I think Sharpie sometimes takes advantage of the situation since he has about 400 lbs on Max. Boy horses have no shame. They love each other without social phobia...


But Sharpie can take it to another level and poor Max just must endure.

"I think I need a good scratch. Your back makes a nice cat post."


"Ah... That's better. Now lets snuggle."


"Oh, and can you swat the flies from my face too??" Thanks."


Gemma is out standing in a field of her own (hee hee). She shares the fence line with the boys. I was taking pictures from my kitchen window and she looked back as if to say, "Where is MY friend!!"


Later, after the sun fell to the golden point in the day, the boys were still standing next to each other just being horses.


Now they have a simple life. And that is a good thing.

28 Comments for OSL:

blueviolet said...

That's so cute! It's kinda like siblings. Usually one is more demonstrative and the other just takes it.

Pricilla said...

I love horses. I so enjoy watching the ones across the street. Especially when they get their frisk on.

Yaya said...

Those horses look gorgeous with the sun shining on them!

Rural Rambler said...

Great pictures! Beautiful horses and sunshine. Looks like you are drying out there. They do have a good thing goin' on!

Melodie said...

You are definitely right about horses loving who they are with.Our horse Sweetie has been with every thing from sheep to donkeys and has loved them all.The sheep used to stand under her when it rained and she was happy to oblige!She even loves our cranky milk cow.Now she has her donkey friends and is happy as ever to be with them.Although she may be picking up their dirty donkey habits of rolling in the mud all day!

Sara said...

Great pictures! I think it is luck that pets get along so well. Sometimes it is just being a good judge of character. ;) Beautiful horses!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Awww poor Gemma. I think she needs a goat or something to be her buddy. hehehe Beautiful ponies you have!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I love to watch the interaction horses have with each other. My mare Kylie has a BFF who is an old guy. She is fine when I take her away from him, but when he leaves her, which isn't very often she goes bonkers!

Doris Sturm said...

Yeah, where IS Gemma's friend? Do you have another horse stashed away somewhere that we don't know about? hmmmm? Maybe it's time to go shopping;-)

Your horses are beautiful, so healthy and shiny looking...they look happy!

I enjoyed this post (well, I enjoy them all, even the spider ones)

Love,
Doris :-)

Raven said...

Horses are such beautiful animals. I love seeing the pics of your horses. They look so happy and content. You are a good owner.

Grand Pooba said...

That last picture is gorgeous! Your horses remind me of my gay kitties. They are the same way, they just connected somehow and now they are inseperable!

I love animals!

Suzi said...

I like to watch them when they buck and rear and kick as they run around their pasture. That, for me, is a thing of beauty!

MObugs said...

What a sweet post. Your horses are beautiful.

Vixen said...

I would give almost anything to be able to take pictures like that from my bedroom. If you ever need a new room mate, you know who to call: ME.

Frogs in my formula said...

Ahhh, I feel more relaxed just looking at your pictures.

Ratty said...

I love looking at horses. I keep my distance though because I'm not used to being close to them. The last one I was very close to wasn't happy that I was there, so I moved away.

Sharkbytes said...

Beautiful pictures! The last one is really great, and the others are very expressive.

Aunt Spicy said...

Ohhhhhh, I can not believe how much I missed! But this is such a fabulous post...the photos are amazing and I love the friendship!

Karen said...

I do think they love each other and would be sad to not have each other. Our dogs are like that. So funny and interesting to watch.

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the ungourmet said...

They are so cute together! :D I think I'll show my daughter when she gets home. She'll love them too!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Such beautiful horses!

Kritter Keeper said...

they are so cute! you are right, they have no say in who is going to be their friend...i am so thankful that jessie and blue love eachother.

jane augenstein said...

Wow, what a great post! Beautiful pictures of your gorgeous horses! Love it, best friends for sure.
hugs....
Jane

Concord Carpenter said...

Your horses are beautiful

Concord Carpenter said...

Your horses are beautiful

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Such sweet pictures. We were fostering horses but we haven't had any since last winter and Khrysta is lonely. We're getting mini horses i the spring to keep her company and I hope they all form such a wonderful relationship as your guys. You are very lucky.

Life Ramblings said...

those are such gorgeous horses.