Last week I shared some photos of the cows at Wheeler Historic Farm in Salt Lake City, UT. This week, I’d like to share a bunch of pictures of the horses, and a couple pictures of the sheep. First of all, KRISTINA LOOK AWAY! Did you know my bestie Kristi is deathly afraid of horses? Seriously. She can’t even see them on TV and god forbid she drives past a truck and trailer with horses in it. I’ll tell you, your life flashes between your eyes as you hear her shriek and you think “oh my god why didn’t I drive?!?!” Haha!
Personally, I love horses. I always had horses growing up and I used to ride them quite a bit back home on the farm. We had one old mare named Daisy who was actually insane. Some days she would be perfectly happy to let you spend time with her, and others she would rather you just disappeared. Those days were the days when if you rode her, you’d probably get bucked off… I still remember a wild bucking ride I hung on through until my dad pulled me off. I was fine. We also had another mare named Nelly who was just the sweetest and most well-behaved horse. Nelly was the apple of my father’s eye, but we unfortunately lost her when she reared up in a horse trailer and fractured her legs. Poor baby. 🙁
At this point in my life I’m not in a position to have a pet horse anymore, and I probably never will. Luckily there are places like Wheeler Farm where I can go visit the pretties and get in touch with my inner eight-year-old-girl who was obsessed with horses. Such beautiful and magnificent creatures.
There were also a few sheep, including baby lambs! Did you know I also have a history with sheep? When I was in my Freshman year of high school I was part of the FFA and part of our requirements for the class was to raise and show an animal. My uncle who owns a sheep farm sold me a baby lamb, and I spent months helping it grow and get ready to show. This required special feedings, daily walks, massages, and brushing and washing. When the time came to show the sheep I put on my best face and walked it out into the arena to earn myself a blue ribbon. Then my uncle bought the sheep back, and I’m pretty sure she became food. RIP Baby.
Do you have experience with Horses or Sheep? Tell me about it!