Today was a day of relaxation after several stressful days dealing with doctors, financial institutions, insurance companies, etc. My dad, uncle and I drove to our 2nd favorite place on earth - Arthur, Illinois. This is Amish country and the Illinois Amish are a strict order Amish. Absolutely no electricity or motor driven vehicles.
The Amish use Belgian horses as their work horses. We drove by one farm and noticed 4 ponies. I stopped, got out of the car and walked to the fence with my camera. The ponies were over by the barn but when they saw me by the fence they came over to greet me.
Their owner also came out of the barn and I asked him if it was okay to take photo's of these beauties. He then commenced to tell me a bit about them. They had just been weened and are 5 months old. There are four of them, but one was quite shy and hung back behind his brother. You can see a bit of him between the middle pony and the one on the right.
Afraid I was completely smitten by these four. Makes me homesick for farm life when I'm here. Especially amongst the Amish. And, yes, this is an Amish farm, but I didn't want to show much of the farm for their privacy.
More in the next couple days.