Meet my horse friend Blaze. I always see him when I walk the Thompson Road.
It seems that he always knows that I am coming. From the field he walks up close to the road.
He does not “neigh” but what we learned he “nickers.”
Blaze creates a vibrating sound with his mouth closed, coming from his vocal cords. The tone is soft and calming as he approached me. What does it mean? It means “Hello, good to see you.”
For all my friends who owns/knows equine behavior, am I right?
I don’t really know his name, I just named him Blaze because of the marking on his face.
It is called a blaze marking, a wide white stripe down the middle of a horse face.
Don’t you think Blaze is a handsome horse?
Well, Blaze can be silly especially when he is with our friend Fly, the white bird.
I made up the name Fly as he enjoys flying everywhere.
Blaze rolls on then ground when he plays with Fly. Definitely, he is rolling for pleasure. At first we thought something happened to Blaze when he started to pace in circles and blew dirt in his nose. Then, he just lean to one side and started rolling.
Blaze was fun to watch as he rolled on the ground.
The way Blaze rolled down is a good indicator he is in good health.
He sure has a strong back to enable to roll from one side to the other without standing up first.
We learned that rolling is an essential play in a horse health as it stretches all the muscles in the spine, beck, barrel, flanks and buttocks. Blaze sure enjoyed his rolling play with Fly.
My walk at Thompson Road was a bit delayed.
Yes, it’s my fault as I would not leave and wanted to stay and watch Blaze and Fly.
I wish I could join them and showed Blaze how I do my Golden Rolls.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
I’m joining this post to Monday Mischief.
Laura Bruner says
What a sweet friend you have in Blaze! I wish you could all roll together:)
prancer pie says
We don’t blame you ,Sugar. It would be lots of fun to watch Blaze roll. We wouldn’t mind seeing some golden rolls, too. Happy Monday!
That is so cute Sugar!! Who knew that horses roll too??? LadyBug sure would get along well with Blaze!! Blaze is very nice looking! Maybe next time you can roll together? xoxo Chloe and LadyBug
You have a horse friend?? Wow, I’d love to meet Blaze 🙂
Madi and Mom says
Your friend Blaze is absolutely a most handsome horse. Mom and I don’t know anything about horses but we agree Blaze if FOR SURE saying welcome and hello and his rolling around is probably indication that he feels very comfy with you around while he is doing his stretches. If Fly some type of duck…mom thinks his bill looks a little bit like a duck
Hugs Madi your BFFF and Mom
easy rider says
Blaze& Fly are wonderful ( and my mom sings the “AWWWW-Song” now- where is her mute-button?).
He sure does seem to enjoy a good roll and is indeed one pretty horse
Gizmo (@GizmoGeodog) says
How nice that you have a horse pal Sugar…Mom & I met a whole group of horses out on the trail yesterday…Their hoomins was riding them…I was a little scared to be so close to them, but they were all very calm and we stopped and talked for a while…It was my first time meeting horses and it was very exciting *snoogles*
Tucker and Daisy says
Blaze is a beautiful horse. That color horse is one of Mommy’s favorites. If he nickers at you, that does mean he is happy to see you and wants to say hi. You should tell your Mom to bring him some carrots, he would like that.
Daisy and Angel Tucker
Wow, what fun furiends! Blaze is gorgeous and a nicker is definitely horse-talk for hello. I like how Fly stays around to watch the rolling. Mom says the more times a horse can roll clear over, the healthier and more valuable he is, but I think it’s just fun to watch. They sure make your walkie extra fun. 🙂
Grr and Woof,
Roxy the traveling dog says
What a beautiful horse, and a fun friend. Even if it’s through the fence.
Casey the Boxer says
Rolling is so much fun, even horsies do it! Blaze sure looks like a good furiend to have.
stella rose says
he is beautiful…..
Comedy Plus says
I’m guessing this horse has replaced your squirrel in your old hometown? Why not Sugar.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. 🙂
Horses are AWESOME!
How wonderful to have a friend like blaze! I think he loves seeing you just like everyone else does Sugar He is a real cutie!
if i were there, we would have stayed all day. love the first 2 photos. and YES Blaze is very very handsome… i bet you roll like that to. baby and Jake do… now i know why
Blaze is oh so very cool. I think he likes you a lot! What a treat to watch and talk to him. I would be tempted to bring him an apple or carrot. I hear they like those.
Hey Sugar, Jet here.
Blaze is dashing and Fly is elegant. How cool that they enjoy each other’s company. 🙂
We loved seeing you with Blaze, you both looked like you were studying each other intently. 🙂
We know he would be most impressed with your Golden Rolls. 🙂
Blaze is really beautiful – and Blaze is a good name for him! Rolling also helps get all those itchy spots on a horses back scratched! …and you are right, nickering is usually a friendly sound, usually in greeting. My palomino mare “grumbles” when she is hungry. She is still nickering, but she gets impatient and you can hear it in the tone!
Your friend is quite a beauty!
You have a really handsome friend there, Sugar! I bet he’d like a handful of grass.
Loy Cerf says
Nice horse story, Sugar. Glad you have so many diverse friends! Happy Monday.
Handsome horse! I saw a couple of those recently, I thought they were really BIG dogs! All I could do was stare at them!
LOvies, Miss Mindy
I love horses, Betty has never met one I have no idea how she would act around them! That is a truly beautiful horse, the markings are gorgeous!
Murray's Mouth says
Those are super cute pics!
Dachshund Nola says
What a pretty horse!
Oh Sugar, you sure have beautiful furends! Blaze is an amazingly beautiful horsie. I think its so great that he rolls and plays with the birdie! Ah, another beautiful thing about Hawaii!
Molly The Wally says
I am sure Blaze would love to see your golden rolls Sugar. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Mitch and Molly says
We wish we could see a horsie on our walkies! Blaze is very handsome, Sugar!
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
Two French Bulldogs says
What a big and adorable friend Sugar. So cute he comes to see you
Benny & Lily
Blaze is a very handsome horse! We’d like to watch him too!
Blaze sure is a good looking horse! And mom says you are right about the nickering – she know a lot about horsie stuff 🙂
“Sugar, you look like a cowboy,and Blaze your faithfulsteed. Handsomeas always buddy”- Kirby
Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner says
Your horse friend is very handsome. And good for you for not harassing him. I love horses but I couldn’t get near one with Chester or Gretel or they would to nuts.
Oh you are right. Blaze is beautiful and I can see how you would want to fun and play with him…..
Blaze is beautiful. We see the horses at the high school every morning. They always come over to say hi to Roxy, but they aren’t as pretty as Blaze. We haven’t seen them roll either.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
You’re so lucky to have a horse friend, and Blaze is beautiful! I’ve only seen horses from outside their fences, I don’t know why my family won’t let me go have a romp with them!
Blaze is just stunning, and I love the name Blaze! I knew a Blaze several years ago, he was very handsome too. Nickers are always a say hello, a greeting with happiness.
My guys love to roll…every day. Today, they are covered in mud head to toe 🙂