Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wally's Water World

Wally says, "Hey, don't you know it's not polite to stare at a horse when he's in the shower?"

I hate to keep repeating myself, but it's hot out here. Summer has definitely arrived! But once again, I always keep my horse's comfort in mind. Just like all of you, I fret about my horse standing in the sun all day or baking in the heat. So I toss him into his covered paddock (his "cabana") during the afternoon. Or I turn on a pop-up sprinkler that Ron installed. It's located right outside Wally's turnout pen. Honestly, I didn't mean for Wally to use it as his personal shower. It really was designed to knock down the dust, especially so that when we're hosting a BBQ our guests don't make comments like, "My, what gives this cole slaw that crunchiness?"

(Answer: "Oh, that would be the dust from Wally's turnout paddock.")

But as you can see, Wally enjoys the spray from the pop-up sprinkler. In fact, he'll trot right into the water as soon as he hears it shooshing through the air. I'm glad Wally sees the pop-up sprinkler as something meant for his summertime comfort. However, I have news for him. I ABSOLUTELY draw the line at buying him a wading pool, Water Wiggle or Slip 'N Slide. Sometimes even Horse Moms have to say, "No."

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7 comments:

Nancy said...

Well, if your not going to buy him a wading pool, slip n slide or water wiggle, will you at least let him go in surf pool at the local Water Park?

Adventures in Biology said...

But ALL the other horses have a slip n slide. You wouldn't want Wally to feel left out, would you. Please tell me that he at least has a cell phone and ipod.

Ang said...

Well, at least he doesn't try to use his water bucket as a wading pool... we have one that's pretty dented.

Gina said...

Aww! Poor Wally isn't getting a slip n slide! You know, he has a pen pal over here on the East Coast, he could pop over sometimes. Bucky has his very own slip 'n' slide that he gets deliciously wet and muddy on every single day.....

On a more serious note, Wally looks so adorable in the picture. :D

Jessica said...

My boy did the same thing the other day! He ended up babysitting a mare in our large arena, and a horse from another field got a bit too rambunctions with the automatic waterer. Evidently, he pulled the hose out, and it was spraying water straight up into the air and over to the arena. My BO said that when she came out in the morning, my boy was just sitting under the "shower" soaked.
And what a SUPER cute pic of Wally!!!

Taryn said...

Awww. Wally looks so happy in that picture.

My favorite pastime in to turn of the watering sprinklers in the arena, and ride through them on a very hot day. Either that or turn my horse out in his roundpen, and spray a hose on him. He enjoys it a lot!

Cindy Hale said...

Oh great. Now you're all shaming me into driving up to my local Home Depot or Target store and buying Wally a wading pool!