Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nothing much

 Horses are doing pretty good. Tessa is still carrying extra weight that she shouldn't be.  She needs more exercise than what I am giving her.  They got to come out and graze in the backyard today because it's not raining. 

 Dad used up the rest of his can of white paint that on Jess' car so it looks LESS like a rust bucket now.  
 Willow enjoyed the warm fall afternoon while the horses were grazing in the backyard. 
I got a new roll put out yesterday.  The girls are good about shoving the holder around to reach the bottom in the middle when it's empty. 

They also got a new mineral block yesterday the old one was gone.  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

End of vacation

Today was the last day of my vacation and I got my little Texas English spot buck in today.  Trick is a good looking little buck.  I can't wait until November 4th Bardstown show.  I will see what the judges think of him before I let him cross into my girls but I am hopeful!   

I didn't get to ride any at all but my girls are so much happier knowing they are starting to do good.

I have started a different feed regimen for Tess and this time it does include a feed balancer for half her grain and the other half is a low glycemic value grain and she's back on the Spirulina wafers to try and bring her weight down into a more controlled area.  I have to be careful as the spring grass comes back in to keep her weight down.  I will invest in a grazing muzzle if I have to. 
I do however need to organize myself to get riding lessons so I can keep Tess more exercised than I am currently.  It will take some time and I will need to invest in a trailer so I can haul her out to an arena to work more.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Quick update

So it's been a stupid long time.  In that long amount of time not much as gotten done.  I have gotten the horses a horse style round bale holder, as modeled by the girls:

I have ridden each girl about once a month.  A lot of it has been the heat.  Tess is far more tolerant of the heat than Heidi is. 

Willow has also been good, she's turning into a little pretend farm dog:

I FINALLY caught the Bald Eagles in flight this past week! 

I also got a calf through work.  Her name is Diana and A.Lisa is bottle feeding her.  She's had a really rough start so we are all praying she can perk up and thrive.  Only picture I have of her on my computer is this one, she's a little black angus heifer calf.  She was abandoned and the farmer brought her in and paid for the first round of Colustrum and a shot of Draxxin.  Said anyone that wants to bottle feed could have her.  I said Me!  Then I had to go call Lisa and make sure she was alright with it.  So the calf came home.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Minor flooding Last night

There was some minor flooding during last nights storms.  My land bridge was the only major thing affected.  All the critters are good, abet dirty.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New spots

Had a rabbit show today . . .  I sold two Dutch does and I was given an offer on two spots that I couldn't refuse at that point.

Meet Blue Boy(needs a new/better name)

He is a little bit lighter marked.

Meet Cricket: 

Much better marked and is Blue Boy's daughter so line breed her back to him and I should get my blues!  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

More of a boring few weeks!

Loving the body type on my pony girls, and they've been enjoying the sunshine and warmth.

 I also let GiGi out in the playpen with her remaining 7 kits.  

 Heidi and Tessa were waiting as patiently as possible for supper

 Mom had Willow outside when I got done and she was waiting for me right outside the gate.  

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Riding kind of week

So last Sunday  2/5 I first rode Tessa.  It was an interesting ride as I haven't even tried to ride her since she was three, and she's almost 9.  She was good, but I think I need to change around that padding that I had under the saddle.  
Today I took Heidi out.  Been a touch over 5 months since the last time we rode.