Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meeting Sparkler

Today I got to hang out with an old friend, and meet a new one! Alison and I have been friends since we were seven...and today, she introduced me to Sparkler, her beautiful mare! Sparkler gets to roam around the gorgeous California foothills with a herd of other horse buddies. After I met her, I learned how to direct her on foot, and even got to ride her bareback! Two things that make me incredibly happy are animals and being outdoors, so this was amazing. Thanks for an awesome afternoon, Alison and Sparkler!

There's Sparkler, waiting patiently by the gate!

Alison gives Sparkler some exercise.

There were just bunches of adorable, friendly dogs roaming around the pastures. This fluffy little guy was one of them!




Roaming free.

Seventeen years later, and I guess we're all grown up!

Another awesome dog! He was so good at playing fetch...super athletic.

High fashion horse butts.

California oaks!

Bye, Sparkler!


  1. Beautiful day, beautiful friends, beautiful horses.....and that curly haired pup is just too cute for words.

  2. Such a great post. I love those oak trees....and the the grown-up girls, and the horses!

  3. Thank you, Laura, for posting such beautiful photos of you, my daughter AND my grand-horse. We miss them so much, but are glad they have found such a beautiful place to hang out. I'm so glad you are still visiting your parents in the Bay Area, too, so Alison gets to see you.