Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Horse With Many Names

Jackson's registered name is Twistin' Turbo.  It's the only name he has that we never use.

Most of the time he goes by Jackson -- or a derivative of it: Jacksy or Jacksonian are the ones I use most.
That's his covered round pen I am walking towards; you can see a hint of his head looking out.

Earlier this winter, when his thick winter coat was fluffy and white, I started calling him Snowball.

And, every once in a while, he gets a burst of energy.  When that happens, he bucks and snakes his neck and I call him Thunder.

He snakes his neck and head at feeding time; he bangs on his gate; and he tries to herd Brett and the hay cart.  But, he doesn't normally get more animated than that.  Thunder is his least used name.
This is his view today.  I'm looking to the left, out of his window.  The goats and the boys' pasture to the right.

This morning, he was covered in mud.  You may wonder how a horse living in a covered round pen, that is cleaned twice a day, gets covered in mud.  Jackson likes to roll in the mud created by his pee puddles.  Gross, I know.  This morning, I called him Pigpen.
I took this picture at lunch time and he was cleaner than this morning; most of the mud is gone leaving a lovely yellowish tinge to his normally white hair.


  1. It's great to see him looking so happy and well fed.

  2. That round pen is something! So is Jackson.

    1. That round pen is saving his feet. The wettest winter in decades here and no abscesses; zippo. And, thankfully, he likes it in the round pen.

  3. It's amazing how they can figure out a way to get dirty. Beautiful round pen. He seems to have the best spot of anyone. Good to hear about his feet.

  4. An American in TokyoJanuary 22, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    Silly guy! ha ha!


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