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Thursday, June 19, 2008

A horse is a horse of course

I'm not a horse person - you know how people say they are cat people or dog people. Well we are aware they are not truly feline or canine homo sapiens so we agree about understanding what they mean. I love the appearance of horses, have ridden a few in my life and certainly appreciate having these magnificent creatures around us every day. The county in which we live is a self proclaimed capital of two things - first it is the peach capital of Texas - now honestly - there is NOT much competition for that title in Texas. We are in an area where peaches will grow but it is no Georgia. We have fun at the Peach Festival each year and occasionally enjoy someone's shared peach bounty.The other capital claim of Parker County is Cutting Horse Capital of the World. I think there are places in Oklahoma which might want to dispute this title but there ya go. Sorry I didn't take along something to clean the plaque which explains the claim - apparently grackles have nested and done what birds do - do. (small potty humor there) You'll probably have to click on the picture of the plaque to read the text. The large bronze which is next to the plaque shows a cutting horse and cowboy doing what they do best - cutting or heading a calf away from the herd. We also have a picture of a mare with her foal next to a local bank. Most colorful picture is a pair of fiberglass horses painted with the designs of an American and Texas flag - technically I think they are quarter horses and not necessarily cutting horses (hindquarters not as heavy) but they are pretty cool. I don't have a good scripture to tag along with this - we know the Lord God created all and when He made horses I think He liked the result a lot. So I'm not back to blogging from my heart - but this is from my area. It is horsey around the country of Buhlaland.










6 comments:

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- that red, white, and blue one is really.... bright!
I'm not into the cutting horses, but I did want to be a barrel racer when I was little!!

Kelsey said...

Love the little flag horse!

Liz said...

I love the Texas horse (that's what that is, right?).

Sand Flat Farm said...

Love,love,love horses - of any kind! They are magnificent animals! To me, the most beautiful animal that God created! Vickie

Dani said...

never having been to Texas, I really like seeing your photos..(my brother never sends me any)..very interesting about the cutting horses...

Pam said...

Here in Lexington, NC, we are famous for barbeue, and there are specially decorated pig sculptures all throughout the downtown. There is even a one for the farmer's market. I need to get a picture of that one.