Tag Archive for Winter Grass

Bountiful Day

free range horse photography of green grass and running water
Ahhh, running water and green grass, it’s been so long since you were here.

“I will tell you where there is power: where the dew lies upon the hills, and the rain has moistened the roots of the various plant; where the sunshine pours steadily; where the brook runs babbling along, there is a beneficent power.

–Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Sun God Greetings

free range horse photography of a new foal after rain
A new That Herd member welcomes a bit of sunshine after a long rainy night.

A new filly greets the brief sunshine during a long string of winter rainstorms. By human standards, animals endure lots of uncomfortable weather. By animal standards, at least in this climate, they are quick to respond to ever-changing weather conditions with ease.

Think Happy Thoughts

free range horse photography of a new foal and his mother in a park-like setting
Life is good in this lush setting for a new foal and his wary mother.

A January colt and his mother stroll through a glorious location. After a few rainy days, then a few sunny days, this is their beautiful home.

A Spring in His Step

“A horse is a thing of beauty … none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.”

–Xenophon

Free range horse photography of a fiery chestnut

The equine form is endlessly inspiring.

 

 

Mud and Green Grass

Several rainy storms have passed through this winter, creating lots of mud and green grass after many years of drought. For a time, paradise is being celebrated by all of the That Herd horses. This three-year-old colt is an example; any excuse to run and buck is exploited.

wild horse photography of a three year old colt

A young colt celebrates days of rain and mud and green grass.

Hero of the Day

“The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly on death as on birth, came up every morning and raced across the blue dome and dipped into the sea of fire every evening.”

–Zora Neale Hurston, The Gilded Six-Bits

wild horse photography of early morning grazers

Broken oaks have become a common backdrop for That Herd.

Lazy Afternoon

 

The winter grass was late making an appearance this year, but now that it’s sprouting, the horses are enjoying the fresh change in their diet. A long, lazy afternoon of warm February temperatures had all the mares amiable and content.

wild horse photography of two mares grazing on new winter grass

Two mares graze on new winter grass.

Winter Grass

It’s been a long time coming this year; new grass is finally sprouting. Some weak rain storms have come and gone, but after one long dry month after another this year, the new grass is most welcome. I always feel like I should mention that I have not enhanced the green of the grass in any way. It’s just that glowing and green.

wild horse photography of a yearling grazing on winter grass

Winter grass makes an appearance much to the delight of the horses.