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?


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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14 Responses

  1. I need to leave my barber for whoever his stylist is. Horse or mule though?

  2. Fuzzygalore says:

    Hmm. I haven’t the slightest idea! 🙂

  3. Love it! Maybe I should remove my helmet when I stop to greet the cows…

  4. Chris says:

    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 says:

      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?

      😆 Need more coffee.

  5. I’m pretty sure that a miniature horse.

  6. DUC748 says:

    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.

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

  7. Trobairitz says:

    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.

  8. GLantern says:

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

  9. NWX says:

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

  10. Dar says:

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

  11. kari says:

    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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