Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Drankin'

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I love to watch horses drink water.

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They squeeze their muzzles together and make a strange look with their mouths.

Watch out Pammy.......equine mouth alert!

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Then they let some of the water run out of their mouth.

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I don't know why but when I see a horse drink I stop whatever I am doing and watch. I bet that bothers them. I don't care. I watch anyway.

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Jones got through before I was able to get close to her.

Look at them sharing a bowl. Awwwww, they must be in love.

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Just so you know, a horse will stop anything they are doing in order to eat some grain. They live for grain.

11 comments:

Scott W said...

Can't you afford a bowl for each? Sheesh!

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Horses in the wild are vulnerable when they drink and I think that tendency is in every horse.

Nice pictures.

Dan

Death before Decaf! said...

I don't know how long I was working at a stable before I figured out horses drank by suction. After I figured it out I was fascinated by the action. Do not ask me why. I too stop and watch them (getting as close as I can without making them move).

Bill said...

That ain't love. One just doesn't want the other one to get all the water.
Thanks, though. I've never seen horse lips so up-close & personal.

Pony Girl said...

I like watching them drink, too. My horse holds his tongue out a little, and makes slurping sounds, then dribbles some out. I love how BIG your photos look online, how do you do that? Also, can you send me an email at ponygirlridesagain@gmail.com when you get a chance, I have a question for you! :)

Dusty Devoe said...

I love to watch them too!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Adorable. Love the horsies when they're drinking.

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Sooo, i am not the only one! I love to listen to my ponies crunch their grain. It relaxes and soothes me. So, grain isnt just good for the pony! And BTW, dont think that i didnt notice how clean their water trough is! Lucky!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

My husband is Serbian, so we know a lot of people from over there...our friend from Bosnia has all these very strange slavic superstitions and remedies for things. He says if you have a cut on your hand or some type of hand injury, it will heal if you hold your hand under the horses mouth after they have a drink of water as the drips are falling off.

Paint Girl said...

I just love your horses! They are so pretty! Love them sharing one bowl! Mine would never do that! They must each have their own!

Trailboss said...

That is the easiest way to get them out of the new grass pastures. Otherwise they act silly cause they don't want to leave! They both have their own bowls when they are fed grain at night.