I realized it had been a while since I updated the blog. Kurt is away visiting his family and I am flying solo on the farm so I don’t have much spare time.
There have been some updates in my CANTER herd. Diamond H went with Karen who also owns Houndy (former CANTER MA horse). Houndy continues to be his wonderful self and I know Diamond will fit right in with the crew.
Shoes left early Saturday morning around 1am to head to Illinois. His new owner has sent pictures and let me know that he has settled in nicely. I can tell you that I once again walked down my driveway muttering how much I love ottb’s. I loaded him on this HUGE commerical rig in the pitch dark on the side of a road. He had to walk down the long driveway past the other horses who were running around snorting with the neighbors dogs barking headed towards this alien space ship looking trailer. It had the blinking lights on and lights everywhere. The van driver was pulling down the ramp and setting up his box stall so there was all this noise. I walked him all the way down and waited for the driver to get done and Shoes patiently waited. The ramp was quite steep but he marched right up there without even a second look. He put him in the box and immediately Shoes went for the hay. He didn’t holler or look around but was rather confident about the whole thing. Sure made it easy on us and I just thought that he will have a perfect home and a perfect job as an event horse. You can beat his attitude..well he does have a bit of a tude sometimes but mostly it’s a good attitude 🙂
Mort continues to be a good boy. Speaking of attitudes, have you ever watched a horse completely change personality? One of the coolest thing about what I get to do on is watch these horses change. Mort came in like a big dog with a tail between his legs. He had zero confidence and was getting his butt kicked by everyone. Now he thinks he is the MAN. That is great but it led to him thinking he would pin a new horse in the corner and bite him up and down. That resulted in Mort getting an attitude adjustment because he is now in with a horse who let him know that inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Now Mort is back to his nice self. I really do believe in letting the herd humble a horse if needed as long as they won’t get hurt.
We have some new arrivals from donations some who I have seen in person and others that just sound nice but I haven’t seen yet.
I don’t have pictures of the gray horse that came in but I am eager to see him. I know he is a 3yr by Black Tie Affair.
Yesterday, one was dropped off at my barn. He is a HUGE 16.2 at the withers and 17 h at the butt 3yr and quite pretty.
He will get to go to the farm and finish growing and I will probably bring one back to start working with. I am trying not to take on too much right now so that I can focus on bringing along the horses that I do have while not working myself to hard.
We have limited pasture space at the moment as we reseeded most of the fields. Right now it’s all about mowing and weed whacking. I complain that 11acres is too small but truthfully it’s probably just right. 11 acres is still a lot of work when you have horses and a full-time job. The grass if overtaking me right now 🙂