I decided to take a few pics of the horses last weekend, you know, show them off in their winter woolies and all their unique stages of muddiness and such. These guys, they've got the life...lounge around all day, eat whenever they want, a little nap here and there...life is seriously rough. Wouldn't you agree?
The resident "princess", Kadie showing off some rather un-princess-like behavior here... Notice how long her hair coat is, I've frequently wondered if she might possibly be developing Cushings disease because her hair coat is very long and she didn't completely shed out last summer. Other than that though, she has no other symptoms. My sweet girl is 27 years old now...oh how the years have flown by. If I could turn back the hands of time, I'd certainly do it with this horse. Yep, start back where I got her and do it all over again!
Kadie is usually Harley's first choice as his seeing-eye horse. He has incredibly good taste!! I'd pick her too! Sensible, trustworthy, intelligent and kind...all good traits to have in a leader. Good choice Harley!
I had a good laugh when I saw this picture of Eagle! He's definitely packed on a few pounds since coming to our house. The boy loves his groceries, and has officially picked up where Siri left off as the "clean-up" crew. Siri used to hold that position, she'd never leave the hay until every single morsel was gone. I see a lot of hill climbing in our future. :)
Although Shad still has a healthy dose of respect for Eagle, they're getting along much better these days. If ever there's a problem, it only exists in Shad's mind.
My handsome mustang is doing very well in his lessons. We've been trying to adhere to 3-4 times per week, usually an every other day routine. He's very, very smart and catches onto most things quickly. My friend that's been helping me with Eagle got on him twice last week. The first time she just sat on his back, but the last time she walked him around the round pen. He was quiet and willing. Now I'm sure he's never been ridden, he's just like a colt who has no understanding of why you're on his back. Primarily, we're focusing on groundwork exercises for now, but occasionally and gradually we'll start including more of riding as well. I want to keep his education on the slow and steady course, making sure he has a good, solid foundation and thorough understanding of each lesson before throwing too much at him. I'd rather be accused of going too slow, rather than going too fast. My mantra of late is, "there's always tomorrow". I'm very proud of his progress so far. The other thing I've noticed lately about Eagle is that he's becoming more and more affectionate. He's quite the "talker" too...always nickering in a quiet way. I like that. I just like this horse; what can I say? Apparently, I know a good horse when I see one. :)
Until next time...keep a leg on each side of the horse and your mind in the middle.
Lorie @ Cingspots