Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mustang mania

So, this just happened:

There was an adoption event in Marshfield, WI June 16-17, and my friend and I brought home 2 yearlings!!!!  So excited to be working with wild ones again!  I have more to update.  For now I'll just say my friend is working with the bay roan, and I am working with the sorrel.  So far, the sorrel is the easiest mustang I've ever worked with!  Kind of a nice change from the last 2 I had (Kachina and Griffin).

Friday, May 26, 2017

Catch up

My babies Charlie and Denny both turned 2 years old this month and they've really grown!!!!  My appy pony Shimmer is 4 and is doing really well with riding.  Earlier this year I did radiographs on Chico's hocks and discovered why he has been so on and off lame over the last several years.  H.e has severe arthritis of his distal hock joints and it even has calcified the collateral ligaments.  Same in both hocks so it's likely just him, no injury.  He's been a pasture pet for the last several years anyway.  Now I guess he's permanently retired.  Cody, Catlow and Stormy are all doing well.

I just want to show some catchup pictures of this spring.  I can't believe how awesome my babies are turning out.  I'm so pleased with both of them. My human baby is growing a ton too!  She's six years old!
Catlow and her baby Denny (Cody photo bombing)

Charlie and her Momma Cody


Charlie and Cody

My new puppy Aladdin and Shimmer

Denny and sissy Charlie

Charlie and Denny




Stormy (my daughter leading her)

Stormy and my daughter

My dad riding Catlow on a trail ride

Cody and her spring dapples


Denny making baby face at Uncle Chico


Denny and my daughter

Denny and his momma Catlow

Charlie and her first trip away from home


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Horsey Play Date

My good friend who lives nearby bought a new horse last weekend.  He is a black 8 month old Welsh/Morgan cross, and he is going to be one fancy horse!  He has a beautiful extended trot, and should mature to around 14.2hh.  I was off on Wednesday, so I loaded up Denny who is a year older than her new colt and went to her house for a horsey playdate.  It was Denny's first time loading into a trailer by himself, and last time he loaded was over a year ago with his mom.  He did ok.  He was concerned, and he didn't hop right in.  It took some convincing, but he did finally step in.  Once in he was just fine.  I really haven't worked with Denny and Charlie much at all, other than basic skills.  They both lead, tie, pick up feet, stand still, can touch all over.  I've started to lunge both of them a bit, but not much at all lately since it is so cold here.

So this impromptu play date was quite a new experience for Denny.  He met a percheron cross gelding (who was kinda bossy), the colt, a goat, a llama, and a calf.  I was surprised by how little attention he gave the goat and llama having never seen anything like them before.  He didn't care one bit about them...wasn't scared of them, and wasn't really that curious about them either.  He had his hooves full with the new horses.

We got a lot of really great pictures of them!

Sunday, December 25, 2016