Doesn't Coda just look absolutely wonderful for a 30-year-old?
Don't mind his tufties, he always hangs on to some of his winter hair like that. Anyone else have a horse like that? Does it mean something? Maybe he's missing something in his diet? I'm guessing maybe they're old minor scars that just don't act right on such an old horse.
Oh gosh, I almost forgot to tell you Coda's bean story from today. Poor old guy! He had a big ol' bean that hung out about an inch. I told Liam to watch out because Coda wasn't going to like this, and I grabbed with my right hand and pulled it out with my left. It just came right out, no fuss. But oh it looked like it had been irritating the area. I showed it to Liam and explained what it was. Later John and I were grooming the other horses and Liam came out and asked where that nut was. "What nut?" "The one that came out of Coda's... pee wee."
So check out this picture of Scout. At first I was thinking, "Ooh, hey cool, that's a neat picture." I rarely get pictures of Scout from the side. He's too touchy-feely for that.
But then I looked some more and I think he looks kinda funny. Something about his neck. What is it? Is it too long? Too thick at the base? Set into his chest too low? His throatlatch is not "refined" - maybe that's what looks strange to me? Of course he's not standing in a natural postition, he's on alert looking at something. Maybe that's all it is? I'm not a conformation expert but something about this picture is bugging me. Click to enlarge it if you have a moment, and tell me what you think.