Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

of course I love Sassy

  Krystal and I set off together yesterday afternoon. She started running to the fence once she spotted the two mini horses for the first time. One of the horses ran towards her right away too…a thoroughly joyful moment.

  We noticed a sign on the fence stating everyone is welcome to pet the horses and if feeding them please make sure the apples or carrots are cut into small pieces.

  Within ten minutes three cars of older women slowed up to chat about the nice horses. The chubbier horse must have thought Krystal was one of its regular snack-bearing admirers.

Sassy trotting towards Krystal.

  Sassy, the older horse, reminded me of my sister’s dog who I adore….obviously old with wild gray hairs and jacked up patches of skin. They’re the same color and both  big loves willing to push their arthritis to the limits for a good treat and some affection. 

Chick magnet

So young.

Cattle sleep about four hours a day.


13 responses

  1. Amy

    So Cute!! Can’t wait to see them in person!!

    November 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

    • melissakoski

      You’d really enjoy meeting them. They’re funny. We’ll cut up the apples for the horses and feed Mason the cores. Love you,

      November 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

  2. Cute, cute, cute!! I just love that one (#4860) with the head in the fence. Great post, Melissa. :-)

    November 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

    • melissakoski

      Bob, that one would reach out of the fence and then rock the whole gate with its body weight trying to reach for something in the leaves. That fence’s days are numbered.

      Neither of us leaned over to check the gender of either of the horses, but are guessing by the silly names they are both girls. (we hope) Check back next week for the science update,. (:

      November 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

  3. Aww they look like they want to play! These are so cute, thanks for sharing.


    November 22, 2011 at 10:37 am

    • melissakoski

      My pleasure Mel.

      November 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  4. What great pictures! I too love photography; so much so I took a digital photography class last spring. You have a great eye and your compositions reflect your talent. I’m from Michigan as well, so its easy to appreciate out oft times rural landscapes. I’ll return here often as long as you keep posting such beautiful photography. Deal?

    November 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

    • melissakoski

      Sounds like a deal d. durand…

      November 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

  5. Ohhhh….don’t you just want to go up there and kiss their wet noses??? So cute!

    November 22, 2011 at 11:36 am

    • melissakoski

      Oh Lisa they were seriously chewing and slobbering all over our jackets and hands searching for apples. I felt like I made out with them. (:

      Been meaning to ask what hiking boots you wear? Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  6. Very nice pictures, Melissa. Love the one’s of the turkeys best though

    November 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Louis. I see a lot of birds, but have always been partial to mammals. Good to see you over here.

      November 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

  7. I love those photos. I remember the time when my granddaughter was riding a pony. Those were the days…

    November 25, 2011 at 6:47 am


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