august 15, 2018

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“Yield and overcome, empty and be full. Have little and gain, have much and be confused. Not putting on a display, not justifying, not boasting, not bragging. Be really whole and all things will come to you.” ~ Lao Tsu

 

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My horsey peeps came to the rescue yesterday with Freeze Branding; the act of using an iron dipped in liquid nitrogen then applied to the horse’s skin. Freeze branding permanently changes the color of the hair. A welt will rise for a moment after the freezing iron is applied, the hair falls out soon after, and new hair growth comes back in white. I’d love to know how they came up with that for a branding solution. Processing another photo this evening I saw something else I’d never seen. This horse has something in its ear. In the color image it’s pale yellow. I’ve never seen a horse with earplugs. Blinkers, sure, but not earplugs. Is that even a thing for horses? And the harnesses wrapped around the legs look like they’d be very constricting. Are these meant to encourage a particular kind of gait or are they really just to secure the horse to the, gosh I don’t even know what it’s called, the trolly? The buggy? The seat? Well, it’s that thing the jockey sits on. So, come on horsey peeps, tell me more. I’m all ears!