Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
P.S. I would have picked some different songs, but it was the best I could do with what I had on this computer.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I put Piney’s blanket on, no problem. But he’s obviously been blanketed numerous times before. Heck the last two winters he’s had a blanket on all winter, and he wore his cooler different times throughout the year, and then I would put his light weight sheet on sometimes, and I even had him in a fly sheet once. He’s a champ. He’s been there and done that. And I might say that he looks adorable in his new blanket. It was too dark to take pictures last night when I gave up trying to blanket his buddy. That and I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore. And my legs were going numb, and I was suffering from the tail end of the second worst case of the flu I’ve ever had.
I should have known better than to try and blanket Duke yesterday. I feel bad that he doesn’t have a blanket on, then I realize…he’s never had a blanket on. Ever. He spent his whole life outside in North Dakota with just his winter coat that comes by him naturally. As much as I hate to admit it, that horse is healthier than any horse I’ve ever met. He’s never been stalled at night, he’s never had supplements, his worming schedule has been almost no existent (until he met me), his farrier schedule has consisted of one trim a year and he’s got the best feet I’ve ever seen, he’s never been to a chiropractor, my hubby wasn’t spending a penny on his board for years, and years. It’s not fair! hahaha! I should really be thankful though that we are lucky enough to have him be as healthy as he is. My farrier made a comment that it’s all in the breeding of the two horses that makes the difference.
Anyways, this past weekend I did get piney’s tail braided and bagged. I used my favorite old trick that a friend of mine showed me way back in the day. I used an athletic sock and cut the opening into strips. It works just as good as a tail bag and I was able to do with with something I had at home. Actually the sock was probably going to be tossed out since it’s mate had been eaten by the dryer monster or something…we cannot for the life of us find it! anyways it looks really funny, but it does its job. I’m hoping that with some TLC I can get his tail back to the way it was before he went on summer vacation last year. I hope I can get him looking more like my fancy show horse and less like the hag he’s turned into! Summertime hurry your ass up so I can spend some quality time with my horse!
|Looks like he has a foot coming out of his butt...|
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
With all this fabulous weather you’d think I’d be out riding my horse every day, but that hasn’t happened. Even thought the days are Sllllooooowwwwllllyyyy getting longer it is still real dark when I get out to the farm. And not to mention we still aren’t 100% moved out to the farm yet, and I have 100 projects I need to get done, and finish packing, and to top it off I’ve been sick. These last few days have been brutal. I haven’t let myself relax and get better so it’s my fault that I feel like garbage. I hate having a runny nose AND a stuffed nose at the same time. I also hate that with a cold I add “mbb” to words. Like “Momm-bb” and “Farmm-bb” I sound awful.
I did manage to go through all of my “new” tack and I really, really want to write a post about my new treasures, but I want to include pictures so I am gonna wait on that post until I can get my camera out there. I did find some really, really cool stuff that I’m very excited to show off!
My father in law came down last weekend and brought us a whole bunch of big lateral filing cabinets that he got someplace. He thought that we could use them in the barn. I’m not exactly sure where they are going to go right now, but I am thinking that they will be really useful especially if they keep mice out. He also made us hooks to hang tack on, but again not exactly sure where that is going to go for the time being. The barn needs major renovation and restoration which unfortunately isn’t a major priority at the moment. My horses have shelter although they choose not to use it. So as long as they have the choice to get out of the elements and it is safe for them. That is all that matters the barn renovations can wait until time and finances allow us to revamp it.
Anyways my head feels like it is going to explode, so I think that is about all I can type for now. Ugh…I feel like garbage.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Piney turned 12 today. His actual birthdate is January 25th. Hopefully I can celebrate with him then. Today was an awful day. Don't much feel like getting into it. But hopefully tomorrow will be better and I can snuggle my big red birthday boy.
Happy birthday Thoroughbreds across the globe. And happy new year to all!