Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankful for Horses

I don't usually go to HorseNet Horse Rescue on Fridays, but today was a post-Thanksgiving volunteer meeting. Those of us who come out to volunteer don't always meet each other with those differing schedules, so this was a good time to say hey to fellow horse lovers.

It was also a good excuse to drag Sam out to show him what I'm up to on those Saturday mornings at the horse farm. He was a trooper! We walked out to one of the far pastures to bring some horses to be groomed before being ridden. He also got to meet Gobie.

Looking out for other horses while brushing Gobie.

We didn't go out to bring Gobie in, but he followed some other horses in to get some attention from us. He was as cute and endearing as ever. He's looking pretty woolly with this colder weather.

Adorable furry legs!

Sam and I walked the fence with one of the other volunteers to check to make sure there weren't any ways for the horses to get out. Although the weather was cold and cloudy, it was pretty out there.

Up on the hill.

The whole farm was getting decked out for the holidays. That means lights, garland, bows, and the whole works. It's looking pretty cute out there.

I'm grateful to be able to come out to the rescue and spend time with the horses and the dedicated volunteers.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I (heart) Gobie

There is one horse at HorseNet Horse Rescue that I'm particularly fond of. His name is Gobie and he's listed as a grade buckskin pony. A grade horse is basically the equivalent to a mutt dog -- their parentage is unknown and unidentifiable. Buckskin is a pretty "western" style horse color (as opposed to "english" -- the two dominant riding styles) but I'm pretty sure Gobie is actually Grullo (or grey dun) which is even MORE western and even more obscure. These things, coupled with the fact that he's a technically untrained, 9 year old pony, means that he's been with the rescue for a while.

I love love him to bits. He's got that mellow, but slightly mischievous disposition that I love in a horse. All the things that work against him in Maryland's horse culture makes me love him more. Plus, I think he's absolutely adorable.

I give you a celebration of Gobie:

That last picture is of Sam helping me groom Gobie. He doesn't know it yet, but we're going to have this pony if I have anything to say about it. :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ponies Ponies Ponies!! Part 4

Volunteering at HorseNet Horse Rescue continues to be awesome. It's satisfying both my desire to be around horses, my need for exercise (ha!) and my passion for nonprofit work.

It looks like I'll also soon be able to lend my social media expertise to the rescue. I'm excited!

Bear scratching an itch on a tree. See the video!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Design Blog

For class we had to create a design blog, so here it is:

Visit it for nerdy art and design oriented posts:

Stay here for personal posts about other junk, and expect some overlap :)