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.