Sunday, November 30, 2014

Age Is But A Number

Hoping that I still have a few followers left after my mini-explosion 
(it could've been worse) on my last post. 
I promise I'm not always that hostile but 
if I'm out-working someone I'm supposed to look up to? 
NOT OKAY.

Anywho. I'm sorry I've gotten way behind on reading but I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice family night on Thursday (Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or just dinner). Hope ponies are surviving the weather everyone has been having. It wasn't really the prettiest thing here, but we did get a little bit of snow. Not as much as I would've hope for. I'm a all-or-nothing girl. 

If it's going to snow... Snow enough to bring out the plows.

A cute little Aussie named Bada has been living with me since Mid-November and is going home the 2nd week of December. She's really become a nice little part of our family but she's actually visiting for a few months from Scotland. Her owners had to take a quick trip over seas and didn't want to bother her with all the traveling. Chevy doesn't mind the company. But my full-size bed does...

"Bada"
After a good long run...
I did have a quick overnight sitting job over Thanksgiving. 

These guys were... Pretty easy but definitely kept me busy.

"Teddy & Toby"
Don't let those smiles fool you.
Let's get down to ponies.

This is Miss Zoe. Quick back story, my best friend from High School (and will still always be my best) became a horse owner about the same time I did with LB. She's now in her late 20s and unfortunately has been stuck in a field for about 4 years without a job. Jax has two little ones at home and although she tried to keep up with Zoe but it's hard being a mom of two, working full-time, and not really having that pony-lifeline that a lot of us have. So after years of me pleading for her to come live with me, she finally moved to Tavern to have this little red head be used in the lesson program.


Don't let her age fool you. After sitting around without anything really to focus on has made her a little pushy and she's a bit out of shape. This horse was probably one of the most fit ponies I've ever known, mentally AND physically. She was trained in a Parelli sense but I'm talking before he got all famous and stuff. When he was a horseman, not a showman. FAIL. Anywho! She's got a little of horsepower hiding in there and once I build her up a little more, hopefully she'll be lesson ready by Spring...

She's going to LOVE summer camp.

Let's move on to the Brantley-man. He's been kind of... A dope. There are times where I can take hold and say, "Dude... Stop being a baby. You're fine." But then there are times where he has that look in his eye and if you have to tell him that you're going to keep him safe and keep things quiet.

He's been very reactive and nervous so we've been sticking to ground work, something we all know he excels at. It's been paying off. I worked him tonight with a saddle and threw him in the round pen. It didn't take long at all for him to get quiet and want to be with me. Hopefully I'll get a chance to hop on tomorrow. Why bother putting myself in the saddle for a bad experience? I'm just as happy being on the ground.

**UPDATE** Things at work... Aren't much better.

6 Comments:

At November 30, 2014 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Jodi said...

I love the dog pics! Zoe looks great for her age!

 
At November 30, 2014 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I can't wait to see her progression over the next few months :)

 
At November 30, 2014 at 9:24 PM , Blogger L.Williams said...

Try to keep your nose clean and my oh my when you posted the goldens on Insta and I thought they were my cousins' dogs lol

 
At November 30, 2014 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Ahaha. They are a cute little team... And like to terrorize. I told their owner that they really needed a job and hooked him up with an agility trainer at a local kennel. They're really good, as long as they're walked like 3x a day hahaha.

 
At December 1, 2014 at 10:38 AM , Blogger emma said...

ooh Miss Zoe looks like fun! and your dogs are just too much :)

 
At December 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Kitty Kat said...

Such doggie cuteness! My friend's mom is a Golden breeder, imagine a huge herd of them stampeding through a house! All the ponies seem to be spazzing right into winter pony mode. Good horse time doesn't have to mean saddle time, thats a perk of having your own horse to work with.

 

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Age Is But A Number

Hoping that I still have a few followers left after my mini-explosion 
(it could've been worse) on my last post. 
I promise I'm not always that hostile but 
if I'm out-working someone I'm supposed to look up to? 
NOT OKAY.

Anywho. I'm sorry I've gotten way behind on reading but I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice family night on Thursday (Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or just dinner). Hope ponies are surviving the weather everyone has been having. It wasn't really the prettiest thing here, but we did get a little bit of snow. Not as much as I would've hope for. I'm a all-or-nothing girl. 

If it's going to snow... Snow enough to bring out the plows.

A cute little Aussie named Bada has been living with me since Mid-November and is going home the 2nd week of December. She's really become a nice little part of our family but she's actually visiting for a few months from Scotland. Her owners had to take a quick trip over seas and didn't want to bother her with all the traveling. Chevy doesn't mind the company. But my full-size bed does...

"Bada"
After a good long run...
I did have a quick overnight sitting job over Thanksgiving. 

These guys were... Pretty easy but definitely kept me busy.

"Teddy & Toby"
Don't let those smiles fool you.
Let's get down to ponies.

This is Miss Zoe. Quick back story, my best friend from High School (and will still always be my best) became a horse owner about the same time I did with LB. She's now in her late 20s and unfortunately has been stuck in a field for about 4 years without a job. Jax has two little ones at home and although she tried to keep up with Zoe but it's hard being a mom of two, working full-time, and not really having that pony-lifeline that a lot of us have. So after years of me pleading for her to come live with me, she finally moved to Tavern to have this little red head be used in the lesson program.


Don't let her age fool you. After sitting around without anything really to focus on has made her a little pushy and she's a bit out of shape. This horse was probably one of the most fit ponies I've ever known, mentally AND physically. She was trained in a Parelli sense but I'm talking before he got all famous and stuff. When he was a horseman, not a showman. FAIL. Anywho! She's got a little of horsepower hiding in there and once I build her up a little more, hopefully she'll be lesson ready by Spring...

She's going to LOVE summer camp.

Let's move on to the Brantley-man. He's been kind of... A dope. There are times where I can take hold and say, "Dude... Stop being a baby. You're fine." But then there are times where he has that look in his eye and if you have to tell him that you're going to keep him safe and keep things quiet.

He's been very reactive and nervous so we've been sticking to ground work, something we all know he excels at. It's been paying off. I worked him tonight with a saddle and threw him in the round pen. It didn't take long at all for him to get quiet and want to be with me. Hopefully I'll get a chance to hop on tomorrow. Why bother putting myself in the saddle for a bad experience? I'm just as happy being on the ground.

**UPDATE** Things at work... Aren't much better.