These are are original YouTube videos of Luna the Mustang and her friend Nala playing in the snow here. A clip of the videos was picked up by a TV station in California. Note the South Dakota reference in the TV station clip. Accuracy in reporting, we guess. Ha, ha. The power of horses to touch people always amazes me. At last check, the clip had garnered more than 162,000 Facebook views. Videos by Erica Monjeau and Janna Kregoski. Thanks for the happiness, girls! (More horses-in-the-snow footage below.)
We had a great fall vet visit in November with Dr. Allen Landes, who provided vaccinations, dental care and whatever anybody needed. Luna, a newly-adopted black Mustang mare shown in the photos below along with some of the other attending equines, handled the adventure admirably, especially considering she was with wild horses last summer. Calypso, the bay Mustang shown to Top 10 results by Cayla Stone in last summer’s Extreme Mustang Makeover, also acted like this was just part of everyday life. Dr. Landes visits twice a year to help us fulfill the horse healthcare guidelines published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. For those who may be unfamiliar with what they are seeing, the device above, a speculum, does not hurt the horse and helps the veterinarian examine and work on teeth with a clear view.
Once the sidewalk went in, I knew this would happen:
Horse: (Sees half-naked human with giant black-rubber donut for a head walking by, leaps sideways.) Oh, no! It’s an alien!
Rider: Whoa! It’s just a tuber.
Seriously, can you believe Shields-to-College on our north fence line is now an “urban paddler’s” route? The organizers of the Poudre River Downtown Project must be leaping for joy at words like this:
“Looking for a more calming river experience? Take the Poudre River from Shields Street to College Avenue. This is a popular run for tubers and SUPers looking to relax and take in some scenery. When you get off at College Ave, walk the half mile to Old Town to grab some food or do some shopping.”
— SUP The Mag
A cyclist stopped by while I was working out in our flower farm part of the property next to the street this last weekend. She had sneaked into the construction project off of the Poudre River bike trail and wanted to know what street this was. She couldn’t believe it when I told her she was on N. Shields St. She was right. It is unrecognizable. The heavy rains have not helped. Except for the part in our east pasture, which is a city project, what you see here is our latest on the N. Shields St. Corridor improvement project. Click on this link if you cannot see the video above.