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Meeting a Rockstar on the Trail

One of the things that I’ve always said interest me about off-road riding is that you have the opportunity to see things that you might not when you’re on your streetbike. Getting to see animals that aren’t squished is always a treat.

On our last ride, Chloe and I saw deer and a red fox. For a kid who loves animals that was a major score. But, my favorite animal of the day was Rockstar Horse. He was hanging out doing horse-things with his friends in a corral at the edge of the property.

Chloe and Mommy

We parked our bikes up on a hill and walked down to take a look. I’ve heard it said that horses get kind of creeped out when they can’t see your eyes, so Chloe and I took our helmets off as we approached them.

Rockstar Horse

Check out that sweet Andy Warhol hairdo!

Look at ‘im. He’s all hipster-pony and “Whatevs, I was totally into Band of Horses before they got big.”  I just love this guy.

Do horses get winter coats or are some just naturally more shaggy than others?

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Fuzzygalore
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Hmm. I haven’t the slightest idea! :)

Kathy aka ToadMama
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Love it! Maybe I should remove my helmet when I stop to greet the cows…

Fuzzygalore
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Do they tend to run away? I’m trying to think back. My recollection of cows always has them just standing there chewing.

Chris
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according to my horse fanatic co-worker, they do grow a winter coat. the show horses get to wear a coat/blanket to prevent it.

Fuzzygalore
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I must be REALLY tired lately. I’m having problems with reading comprehension. I read “Horse-tastic” instead of fanatic and thought.. you work with a horse?

:lol: Need more coffee.

DUC748
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Not sure about the helmet thing but I imagine how they are approached plays a large role. Ryan and I had no problems when we were checking out some horses on a ride this summer.

http://duc748.smugmug.com/photos/i-N6DHpgs/0/O/i-N6DHpgs.jpg

I also had a backpack full of Girl Scout cookies though. ;)

Fuzzygalore
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I love that picture!

What your horse lacks in fabulous hairdos he more than makes up for in friendliness :)

Trobairitz
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Awesome picture of the horse.

It is like he is saying ‘I can’t remember when my hair was this banging.”

Rock on little horse, rock on.

GLantern
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I feel like this horse could be an internet meme. From unknown garage band to internet stardom in a day!

NWX
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Probably my favorite part of riding a bike is being out the woods and just checking things out!

Dar
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Fuzzy I think this is a Shetland pony. Very cute little dude.

kari
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Ahhhh…so cute!
Yes they grow winter coats unless covered with a blanket to prevent it. The smaller they are the fuzzier they seem to get!

Also the small cute ones – are usually the orneriest!
I know. I had a pony named Satan…and his name fit his personality.

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