Remember this guy -- our untouchable, dangerous, aggressive gelding? This time last year, Comet flunked out of training because he had a crappy attitude and had decided to retaliate against his trainer. Shortly thereafter, he charged Claire twice in the pasture, intending to do her harm. He came here as a last chance. If he … Continue reading Quick Comet Blurb
It's been a while since we've discussed pretty much anything related to horses, granted. And now we're babbling on about The Girls fairly regularly. For the most part, it is because what happens with everyone else is fairly routine--we've had no significant updates to provide. With The Girls, however, everything is significant because they've never … Continue reading Training Update!
Well, Friday, we had rain in the morning, which translates to mud in the afternoon. Which loosely translates to nobody wanted to be outdoors much at all. Saturday was kind the same. Then, Saturday night our local town had it's annual fair, and most of Saturday was devoted to getting things done around the house … Continue reading Lazy Weekend
Is through the belly! Eclipse discovered grain tonight, and she can't get enough of it--laugh! She is well and truly food motivated. We introduced her to Mare and Foal feed, given she's still growing. She is, by far, the most willing to have her face messed with and investigate what is in someone's hand, so … Continue reading The Way to a Horse’s Heart…
You'd never guess this handsome face could cause so much trouble for himself! Then again, if you ever met his dam, Agnes, it might not be such a surprise. In any case, he's still in the hospital. The vet says he's doing much better and the hematoma is softening up. He can't come home today, … Continue reading Update on Issus
Well today was a not-so-fun day on the farm. Just before my three o'clock class, I decided Issus needed some turnout. He's been dealing with a reproductive injury since Spring, and has been on quite a bit of stall rest. His previous routine was to go out in the pasture with the geldings and Abner, … Continue reading No Flirting Here!
Evening chores led to an awesome experience! Claire checked the girls' water to insure it was full after all the barns were fed. Sure enough, it was overflowing, but there were no yearling Mustang hoof prints in the mud. The poor girls had gone all day without water. Perplexed about what to do to convince … Continue reading Finding Water