Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wild horses

We went to Assateague Island Wednesday to see the wild horses. But first we walked on the beach. Logan found some great shells, many horseshoe crab skeletons, and 2 jellyfish that had washed up on the beach. It was a very exciting walk for him!

While walking through the marshy area, Logan found a cactus. He loves cacti!! He also loves field guides that let him identify things, you can see him holding one in this picture.

Horses! We finally saw horses! It was almost 2 hours into our trip before we saw our first wild horses. We were starting to give up hope. Logan loves to climb trees! Notice the field guide still in his hand. This is 3 hours after the cactus picture.

The highlight of the trip:

Look at the horse eating. We are so close to it.

Oh, he's looking at us, how cute.
Oh shit, he's coming closer!

This horse put his head right into the car window, my car window. He's face was centimeters from my face. Have I ever mentioned that horses freak me out? No? Well, they do. I was trying to remain calm as Logan was laughing hysterically in the back. The horse proceeded to scratch the side of his face on the inside of my window. I was trying to convince the horse to leave without touching it. It was quite a scene!


Anonymous said...

I bet he'd make a beautiful horse for someone. He's obviously not shy!

hehehe hahaha giggle I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. What's that? You say you're not laughing? Oh sorry! I must have heard Logan. Seriously though, horses don't freak me out but having any strange horse's mouth that close to me would indeed freak me out.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ha! This story made me snort! You are FUNNY! Great pictures...and good job maintaining your composure with the giant horse head. Ah ha ha ha!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

haha! It's just a little horse....a pony really. You're silly. :)

Looks like it may even be a prego mare. Mares can get quite sweet and curious when they have all those prego hormones going on inside them.
She was just telling you hello (and probably looking for carrots).

When we lived in Pasadena, MD, where I grew up for many years, we would spend our summers exploring Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. We went camping and also spent alot of time in Ocean City.
I always enjoyed the natural world of the islands much better than the busyness of Ocean City and the boardwalk, though.

Logan reminds me alot of my one twin son, Jeremiah. He used to carry around and sleep with a special dinosaur book for many numner of years, too. But now he enjoys identification books, especially of trees and plants.
Was that a prickly pear that Logan discovered?

I smiled so huge seeing Logan climbing that amazing tree. What a perfect climbing tree (better than our brittle, bristly juniper trees out here).
And he is quite talented to be able to carry that book with him while climbing.

What a wonderful visit to Assateague you guys had :)


Christy said...

Thanks for all the support and understanding ;).

Logan is a big tree climber. We don't currently have any trees for him to climb and I'm not sure the new place has any good climbing trees either. It was one of his first wishes for the new place was to have a good climbing tree.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

What a great day! I love horses, but am a little scared of them when in a field with them and no where to hide. They are so big. I look forward to having one, one day. I plan to get one as a baby, hopeing then that I won't be afraid when he is older????

CeeCee said...

Well, good thing you weren't in Yosemite or something--I've heard bears will do the same thing.

I dreamed and dreamed of having a Chincoteague pony as a little girl! I was fascinated by the whole story.

Logan looks like my kind of outdoor kid! I love how curious he is; my DD used to be the same way. Now she like boys instead ((sigh)).