Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Moving

Look!  Did you ever think you ever think you would see this?  Another knew she would.  I love being ridden!  I have been to one clinic already and will be going to a trail clinic in April.
Another says it feels as if we have been partners for years.  She had an animal communicator talk to me last week and I let her know that I have things to do and what kind of things bother me.  I also let her know the treats she gives me zap my teeth.  We had to work out how I will let the dentist work on my teeth.
I am moving...not from the ranch, just where I post.  I am joining Mr. Spotty Butt at his blog-The Journeys of Cactus Jack Splash.  Another is so busy doing horse things that she can not keep up with all our blogs so we are going to just keep one.  I hope to see you over there.  Remember "It is the little things that make the biggest difference"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I want to take a moment and wish all the humans who helped me on my journey to my forever home a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for not giving up on me.  I am loved, have friends, and am very happy.  I wouldn't be around still without each and every one of you.  I am thankful for my little Christmas Miracle.
"It's the little things that make a big difference"

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hello again


Hi everyone!  I have to tell you things have been busy here.
I am living full-time with the gelding herd, my metabolism is finally even and I am not struggling with my weight anymore.
I am even mellower yet.  This photo of my eye was taken while the farrier was doing my feet.  Usually my eye would look a bit worried when the farrier worked on me.  Not that anything bad has happened, but when the farrier has a foot I can't move as fast if I need too-sometimes, for no apparent reason I still feel the need to move.  This time I even fell asleep.  Another had my lead really loose and was even able to snap a few photos.
We have two new members in the gelding herd.  They are newly gelded, Another calls them the Sopranos.
I headed over to great them.  After all I know what it is like to be the new guy.
The oldest of the sopranos was not very interested.  He has never lived in a pasture or with other horses.  All he did was run the fence and scream like a girl.  I did run with him for a bit so he wouldn't feel lonely, but that got boring so I left him alone.
The youngest, and littlest Soprano is a terrorist.  See he is already sticking his tongue out at us.  He spent a lot of time chasing all of us and trying to bite.  He needs to learn some serious manners.
Another says we have a job to do...we need to help both the Sopranos learn to live like good citizens in the herd.  Well I guess I am now a teacher with a mission, this is something new for me-wish me luck.
"It's the little things that make a big difference"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Green eyed monter!

I am usually pretty understanding of things.  I try hard to be nice, cooperative, and to share...really I do.  But this past month has just pushed my limits.  Another has been too busy with her spotted horse, I have not gotten enough time!  Then to top it off there are cows in my pasture who think I should share my hay with them, a couple of charges and swift kicks changed their minds.
Another takes her spotted horse to clinics and out on trail rides.  Then he comes back to the pasture and brags about how he is all that and a bag of chips...makes me upset.  I made it very clear to Another that I am not happy with the situation.  She comes out to see me, I turn my butt to her and walk off.  I know that makes her feel really bad.  I am not sure, other than making her feel bad, I am getting the results I want.  I want her to try to win my affections back.  She just stops, waits, tells me when I am ready she will be there for me and then she leaves the pasture.  I am thinking I may have to cave and let her know I see her waiting for me and I really want to go with her and play.
"It's the little things that make a big difference"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sshhhh, I have a secret

Another and I have a big secret.  I have been keeping it for a bit now, but it is so hard!
She saddled me with the big saddle again one day and was working with me.  I was super good, in fact the best ever!  When she stepped up on the cement pad that goes into the barn I lined myself right up so she could get on.  I gave her my best puppy dog eyes and kept nosing my stirrup.  She told me to wait a minute and went into the barn to get her helmet.  I didn't move an inch, I wanted her to know I was serious.  She came back out with her helmet on and put her foot in the stirrup like she was going to get on.  I didn't move...I was relaxed and licking my lips. I kept waiting for her to swing her leg over, but she just kept laying over the saddle and banging the off-side stirrup and rubbing all over me.  She stepped back on the pad and told me how good I was.  I nudged her with my nose, I really wanted her to get on.  She put her foot in the stirrup, took a calming breath, threw her leg over and sat down.  I stood very still, I was afraid I might worry her if I moved.  We stood there for a bit and then she got off.  She was so pleased with me.
She says as soon as I am consistent at yielding when asked we can go for a short ride. But for now I have taken a big step forward!
"It's the little things that make a big difference"

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The big saddle


Today I wore the big saddle for the first time.  I was a good boy!  I went to the small pen with no problem, got brushed and fussed over.  I did some liberty work and the Another put the saddle on me.  She turned me loose so I could sort out carrying it on my own.  It took me a bit to figure out I could walk with it.  I learned to line up to a mounting step.  Another even put her foot in the stirrup like she was going to get on. 
I even got to play with the big soccer ball.  I love playing with the ball.
I also got checked out to see if I needed any body work or nutritional changes.  I will be getting a change in my supplements for a few weeks.  I like the there are people here who ask me questions and listen to me.
I led nicely back to my pasture, which was 1/2 a block away from the small pen.  No bolting...
"It's the little things that make a big difference"