For the love of horses.

Sitting outside on a balmy Costa Rican morning I sip coffee and think fondly of the horse I’ve left behind in the cold. Some of you may have met my boy Romy in previous posts – he brings me much joy and tranquility but he’s not very portable.

Merry xmas from Romy
It was bitterly cold in Canada last winter and while we had a slower start this year it’s a polar express to the deep freeze once again. So here’s the thing – I can get away for a while but Romy can’t… now it’s not that he doesn’t grow a big winter fur coat every year – he’s downright teddy bear like…and he has a cover for really bad days and can chose shelter when it’s especially brutal. But if you had a choice between riding at minus 23 celsius (without the famous windchill)…

Winter riding

…or plus 23 celsius with a warm breeze in your hair…

Riding on top of the world!

…what would you do? Well, me too…but please don’t tell Romy you’ve seen me with another horse!

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40 Responses to For the love of horses.

  1. Sartenada says:

    Lovely horse photos. My granddaughter loves riding and she has her own mare called Tara.

  2. restlessjo says:

    I almost feel sorry for Romy, but not for you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nancy says:

    Ahhhhh a nice get away for you. Beautiful view, mountain breeze and still your love for horses. I am sure Romy would want you to have fun on your get away!

  4. margaret21 says:

    We have friends who have horses, and we are constantly amazed at their willingness to endure gloomy chilly foggy mornings in November, or freezing late afternoons in January seeing to their animals, in exchange for the pleasure of enjoying them on the good days. I think I’ll continue to enjoy them from afar.

  5. Sheryl says:

    I won’t tell Romy–but wow, Costa Rica looks awesome.

    • We’ve been coming here for years -especially becuase we love mountains and mountain air – the beach people think it’s a pretty neat place too! Thank you for your discretion.

  6. You gave Pauline my pommepal a real buzz with this post.
    I think the photos are great, horses are wonderful subjects.
    Winter and summer coats you both look beautiful.

    • Many thanks Jack – I agree about horses being great subjects for photography – maybe it’s because they don’t care as much as we do about how they look? Horse selfies?…neigh I don’t think so!

      • I was just going to hit like but your reply was so clever and yet so true. I wanted to let you know it was worth more than just a like.๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿจ I just put in a horse symbol, a loving smiley and a Koala. I do not know if they come up on all PC systems.

  7. pommepal says:

    That looks like stunning country to be riding in. Romy is adorable

  8. Gunta says:

    Romy looks like a love. I bet he’s missing you. You’ll have to give him some extra cuddles and apples or carrots when you get back up north.

  9. quilt32 says:

    Romy is so gorgeous.

  10. In winter he does turn into a horse version of the woolly mammoth and you’re right perhaps if we could adjust like that we wouldn’t crave warmer climes! Come spring though he does take a lot of grooming as he sheds- relaxing bonding sessions for the two of us and all will be forgiven…I hope.

  11. agnesashe says:

    Romy looks very cuddly – a Chow Chow version of the equine world, I think it’s been thousands of years since a human could naturally claim that description. Naturally you’re in the right place for a Canadian winter – somewhere else in the warm!

  12. Gallivanta says:

    What a gorgeous winter coat Romy has. He would probably find Costa Rica far too hot so I am sure he’s happy to stay home. He knows you won’t be able to stray from him for long, anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thank you for that reassuring thought – he would be far to warm here – he is built for the north. You must know horses because sometimes you just click with one and Romy is that horse for me and it’s true I can’t stray to others for too long!

      • Gallivanta says:

        I haven’t ever owned a horse, but I have always been immensely fond of horse stories, fiction and non-fiction. I also have close friends with very special bonds with their horses.

  13. Lavinia Ross says:

    Romy looks like a real sweetheart! Any sign of that gnome in Costa Rica? ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Looking great! And I shant tell Romy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  15. joannesisco says:

    You’re cheating on Romy? I’m pretty sure he would understand ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Hope Romy isn’t computer savvy.

  17. Herman Rosenfeld says:


  18. Sue Slaght says:

    Sheila above stole my response. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m choosing Costa Rica every time. Enjoy!

  19. sheila katz says:

    My lips are sealed.

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