Monday, June 1, 2009

Catching Up

Well, Cat is still lame three Legend shots in. Pretty frustrating. The next step is Adequan. I've been shopping the price on it. So it will run me about $300 for seven shots. She does have a much better attititude than when she came home. Happier, friendlier and demanding attention.

On a good note, I'm to ride for Carrie this coming Saturday. Top is pretty fat and sassy. Hasn't been used much lately, and is eating really well. He's still a good boy and does his job well, just a tad more exuberant about doing it. Had one woman ask if he was an Arab the other day. He was bouncing in his pen. Of course the student that was with me just cracked up. Really wanted to say, "Yes he is. A big f-ing Arab."

I'm beginning to think that things in my life, and the animals in it are just odd. The half Arab...everbody asks if he's a Trakehner. He is so easy going you have to kick start him and when you watch him he looks like he's moving in slow motion? Bobby the Ninja Kitty, Iris the Virus the evil filly with a sense of humor. Cami...the Camiseta Badger daughter out of a Doc Prescription mare that everybody thinks is half TB or bred for wp and ep. How the heck did my little cutting bred mare end up 15.2h and light boned, with a natural slow and low jog? Then there is the ex-cutting mare you can put anyone on and she babysits them, so she's my main lesson horse. But I get on, and she's like, what are we going to do? Wanna rollback? A spin...? Your choice let go do something...see any cows?

So, at my house things are just never what they seem. I guess I just need to roll with it. lol
(The pic is for Golightly...she wondered what Top was up to).


GoLightly said...


Your horses are unique, just like you.

Top bouncing in his pen, huh?
He looks great!
What a gorgeous ayrab;)

nccatnip said...

He is so beautiful. Sigh.....
HP- I think it is because you let your animals be and develop into what they are meant to be. Less issues that way than trying to force them into a mold that does not fit. I believe too many times, people have a pre-concieved notion of what the animal should be rather than what they are.

fernvalley01 said...

I think it is great that your horses are a little "out of the box" better than forcing them to "be what they were bred " excluding the natural abilities and temperament.

horspoor said...

I do wait to see what they want to be when they grow up. lol Everybody gets started in dressage. Then as we go along their strengths, likes and dislikes start to become very apparent. It just makes more sense to me to steer them in the direction of their strengths.

And since I have such an odd assortment of horses I have the luxury of letting them be what they want to be. lol I swear somedays I look out in my field and think...pick a discipline, what do you want to do today. lol

blueheron said...

You do have a diverse, eclectic group of horses... But that matches your own eclectic interests! Just look at your music

I can take pictures of everyone this weekend for you...must keep GL happy. :)

GoLightly said...

"I believe too many times, people have a pre-concieved notion of what the animal should be rather than what they are."


Blue can take more pics!
Thanks, Blue.
That's very kind of you, to think I must be kept happy.
Can you come live with me?

Padraigin_WA said...

your horses are beauties, horspoor! I hope the adequan helps Cat!

GoLightly said...

Good thoughts for Cat's paws.

forgot to say that..