I really try hard not to yell at my husband to, STOP THE CAR! when I see something along the way that needs to be photographed. Yelling at the driver is just not a good idea.
This urge is very strong when we pass fields of
I blame this impulse on my upbringing on a dairy farm. These gentle cows, which produce more milk than any other dairy breed in the
, were an important part of our lives. United States
Maybe that compulsion to love black and white
is why I also find irresistible those pinto ponies.
There are Pinto and Paint ponies. The word pinto comes from the Spanish word paint. Pintos can be white with large spots of color or a colored horse with jagged white markings.
A true Paint pony can only be the offspring of the American Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred. Therefore, most Paints may also be Pintos but not all Pintos qualify as Paints. I know, I know, it’s confusing.
Another car stopper is a field of Appaloosa Ponies.
The Appaloosa can be any combination of color and spots, but my favorite are the ones with specked rumps. These horses descended from wild mustangs of the Nez Percé territory which in turn descended from horses brought in by explorers.
You should now be thoroughly bewildered and seeing spots before your eyes.