Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Last week's snow storm made all the animals look like they had dandruff, including this 3 yr. old Spotted Saddle Horse filly. The horses seemed to enjoy playing in the snow (especially the youngsters: weanling Caspian & newborn ASB), but the cows just sort of 'hunkered down' & endured it. I kept big bales of hay rolled out on the ground to give the livestock something dry to bed down on - as well as eat, & they all seemed appreciative.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Caspian filly weanling, Shovan's Finale, meets American Saddlebred, Missouri Showtime, & her foal. She thinks the foal is just about the most interesting thing she's ever seen & simply wants a closer look, but mama is having none of it.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sometimes a horse just has to put up with a little indignity - like wearing a baseball cap in the summer or antlers for a Christmas parade. Jim, the Spotted Saddle Horse gelding, willingly tolerates just about anything as long as he gets a little attention from nephew, Zack. Bella B. Walker, Rocky Mtn. Horse pictured in the background, is equally cooperative with niece, Allie.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Per a request to post a current picture of the foal below, here's the foal all grown up. (Actually the top picture is a re-post from earlier, but there was no way to connect it to the foal shown below.) Chocolatte is now scheduled to go to a trainer just as soon as her coggins test comes back. For those who don't know, a coggins test is good for one year & is required any time the horse leaves its property. It tests for EIA or Equine Infectious Anemia and here's more than you probably ever wanted to know about EIA.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
THIS is Handsome Dan...mistaken in the previous post for Gentleman Jim. They are full brothers, both registered Spotted Saddle Horses, and look a lot alike. Dan is one year younger than Jim. This picture depicts Jim back in the summer learning about obstacles...shown here learning to cross a wooden "bridge". Sometimes the hollow sound of their hooves can create a scary scenario, but both Jim & Dan took it all in stride.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This is Jim (sometimes referred to as Gentleman Jim), a 5 yr. old registered Spotted Saddle Horse gelding. Jim is naturally gaited and has a quiet disposition. He is the top colt shown sunning in the picture below.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The saddle was way too small for her, but Callie still managed to take Kiss for a spin. Then we took the saddle off & Callie had a much better time riding bareback. Unfortunately we failed to capture the bareback ride, but Callie said she much preferred that. Callie & Kiss make a good looking team! This was Callie's first time riding a gaited horse, but she & Kiss made it look as easy as it is!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This is an old picture of our two Spotted Saddle Horse geldings when they were much younger. They are full brothers & share the same, easy going attitude. The trainer saddled & rode each one within a matter of minutes after their arrival at his place. Neither had ever been 'sacked out' with a blanket let alone saddled.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
This is a photo of Bella B. Walker being ridden by Mystic back in October. Bella is a double registered RMHA/KMSHA broodmare/trailhorse. Bella has done it all...from the show ring to the trail to pulling a buggy to raising babies ... all with style & a great disposition.