I love this time of year, too. The horses are just about all shed out and their shiny, beautiful summer coats are showing through.
Especially on a horse like Betty, whom I've never seen in her summer glory (since I got her just this winter). It's fun to see how much roaning she has as she sheds.
And then, to top it all off, Betty is so incredibly sweet.
Fabian is a sweetheart, too.
Betty is his groupie, by the way. Much to Fabian's dismay, they are practically joined at the hip.
As a sidebar to this sickingly sweet, overindulgent bragging on my horses, almost two years ago Fabian had a bought of strangles that was so bad he even had a node burst on the side of his head. Thankfully everyone recovered, but Fabian's nodes under his chin are now permanently swollen. He is perfectly healthy and they don't have anything in them. I was curious if any of my readers have ever encountered this. It's no big deal, other than it might alarm someone who might think he's sick.