In April last year, I took some photos of the horses in the paddock at Oude Molen Eco-Village, and put them up on my blog (here). In February this year, Michelle – a friendly fellow-lover of Oude Molen – commented on that post. And today, much to my delight, she sent me a PDF with the names of all the horses I photographed.
I know, can you believe it? People are so nice! And I think I have some awesome blog-readers. 🙂
Anyhow, I thought this was so amazing of her and her daughter Emily, who is a passionate horse rider, that I decided to re-post the pictures of the horses with their proper names attached. So here goes:
In the photo below, you can see Tinkerbell (chestnut roan, I think is the colour?) on the left, Zara in the right foreground, and Jeena (the chestnut in the right background).
This horse is called Bacardi – yeh, like the drink! 😉
The bay horse on the left is Blitz, and the chestnut roan is Tinkerbell.
Storm (the dark grey horse) and Raisin (the light grey horse) are sharing a tractor tyre with food, more or less peacefully. Although there isn’t a horse called ‘Lightning’ here (as far as I know), there is a horse called ‘Blitz’, which means ‘Lightning’. Interesting, hey? I wonder if there’s also a ‘Hurricane’ and a ‘Tornado’? … though I’m not sure I’d feel entirely at ease riding a horse with such a name.
The darker bay on the left is Galube and the lighter one is Shrek; how Michelle and Emily were able to identify these horses without seeing whether they have any unique markings on their heads is astounding. They obviously know them very well.
The dark grey mare on the left is Zara, the piebald pony in the centre is Sea Breeze, and the dun mare on the right is Molly.
And the foal standing next to Molly is Firefly (what a cute name!).
This is Molly with Firefly again.
And finally, the piebald on the left is Sea Breeze, as you now know ;-), and the white horse on the right is Dantae.
So there you have it. I think it’s nice to be able to greet the horses by their proper names, when they come over to the fence to snuffle at your pockets – in case there’s an apple or a carrot hidden inside. The next time I’m going to Oude Molen, I’m taking a printout of their PDF with me. 😀
A HUGE thank you to Michelle, Andy and Emily for their feedback.