The saga of the fibreglass horses being painted for the Pan-Am games continues. The Winsong Farm horses did not get permission to paint or to help paint a 15hh fibreglass horse, so we improvised.

Yesterday afternoon Liz drew a chalk horse on the outside barn wall. When Bill took Zeloso to this tiny paddock this morning Zeloso had a VERY close look at the new addition. It took him a few looks and several minutes to relax and get up the nerve to step to the wall and closely examine the “horse”.

When Bill brought Zelador to join his brother Zelador took one quick look at the chalk horse then walked calmly to a flake of hay on the ground and commenced eating.

A few hours later Liz and I gathered paint brushes and paint.

Zelador was our first painter. Usually he likes his canvas just above the ground, like grass. It was a huge step in his painting to be able to work on the vertical canvas of the barn wall. He painted on the horse. He painted outside the chalk drawing on the wall. He painted the white window frame way above the chalk horse. I retired him to the barn.

Zeloso was our next painter. He has painted vertically on his stall wall. He did a few brush strokes on the chalk horse then created two games: “toss the paint brush”, then “sniff the paint on the ground where the paint brush landed”. He, too, was retired to the barn.

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