Dakota enjoying the sunshine!

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  1. dooley

    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    It was cold out this morning. dr looked out the backdoor and there was Dakota enjoying the sunshine. He was warming up from a cold night. He lives next door to us.

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    Our neighbor, Dakota, enjoying the morning sun. ( photo / image / picture from dooley's Garden )


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    Dooley,the best neighbors have hooves, don't they!
     
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    He looks like a sturdy animal,..is he a work horse.
     
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    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    The horse belongs to our neighbor. It is what in Texas would be called a paint. It is a very small horse, only a little larger than a Shetland pony which they also have one. dr believes it may be an Icelandic horse. They are usually that sort of coloring and are a very small horse but very sturdy. They, also have an unusual gait and are very smooth and comfortable to ride. There are quite a few Icelandic or part Icelandic horses in Texas. Watching someone ride this horse is quite different because of the smoothness of the horses motions. dr is only guessing on this but it is anyway a very gentle and nice horse. It's strictly a riding horse although I believe in Iceland these small horses are used as work horses as well as for riding.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Dakota looks just like the Icelandic ponies I used to ride when I was younger, and fitter. They are hardy little animals and very placid and good with children.
     

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