Tuesday, March 20, 2007

halfway, and a birthday

Today is the spring equinox, and we're halfway between midwinter and midsummer, a wonderful time to start new projects, leap into a new phase, or simply celebrate the growing light of the sun each day that passes.

It is also a pretty special day here on our farm. Cody, fancy name Riskless Asset, is four years old!

Cody, affectionately known as Coden Locomoden, is our youngest horse and also our sweetest. He is a teddy bear, but also quite brave, the least likely in the herd to act silly over plastic bags blowing in the wind, fireworks on the fourth of July, or imaginary monsters in the forest by the arena.

Now that he's four, he will begin a new phase in training - jumping. We had a preview of this last week when he jumped the dressage markers in the arena in a private, rainy-day steeplechase instigated by Keil Bay.

Happy birthday, Cody - I wish I could have seen you four years ago on those long wobbly legs as you heralded spring.


Matthew said...

Happy birthday, dear Cody. Happy Birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture Cody! Hope you have a leapingly good day with lots of new grass.

Knowing it's the equinox made the day seem a little brighter.

billie said...

Cody had a good day with lots of apples and carrots as well as a wonderful lesson. (not to mention his massage on Monday!)

I love the solstices and equinoxes - for some reason they mark the year for me in a very spiritual way.

Southern Writer said...

What a beautiful horse and gorgeous property. Happy belated birthday to you and Cody.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your input was appreciated.

billie said...

Glad you came over, Southern Writer!

I am sending good thoughts to your kitty as well as all the others affected by the food recall.

(for anyone who needs it, Southern Writer has a wealth of related info on her blog)