Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bleck!


Jet and Quiet Storm enjoy a lazy afternoon


Will this rain ever end?

Well, at least there's no rush to get things done in terms of training, although it would be nice to move Sunny a little further along so I could begin searching out a new home for her. But as everyone here is still a two year old, it's not like I'm loosing ground. Just anxious to hear that old saddle squeaking under my weight and feel the old familiar movement of a horse again...

One bit of progress has been Jet allowing me to pick up both front feet. Some folks would go for that a little sooner rather than later, but later works, too. Not as late as Sunny, though! I'll have to call Cheryle and have her come trim Jet. She doesn't really want me hanging onto the back ones just yet, but does let me run my hand down to her paster without flipping out, so it's not going to be tough to get her beyond that.

Speaking of Sunny and her feet; I've been able to work my hand down to her pastern on the left foreleg, and after a bit of dancing around I got down to the knee on the right side. That girl just does not want to give up. Thankfully I've got this blog that enables me to make trips down memory lane and remind me just how bad things were early on :)

I always wonder if people think me totally incompetent; Lord knows I've wondered myself sometimes with this horse! But if nothing else, watching a few of the gurus helped me ease my fears of being horse stupid, lol! I'm sure a lot of folks could have gotten futher, faster, but I'm feeling okay with what we've managed to accomplish. She's still a baby, after all, and other than helping her get over her fears so she can get into a new home and be successful, there's really no rush.Sunny's 'training' session; meeting the sheep face to face!

Isn't she lovely? So different than when she first came...

6 comments:

photogchic said...

Are you sure you want to part with Sunny:-)? She is filling out so nicely and in your latest pictures, just looks gorgeous.

I am actually enjoying the rain...it is forcing me to get some of my "indoor" projects done.

Molly said...

All 3 are just lovely young ladies. And all have their own timetables about when they will be ready. I bet once you are up on the first one, the other 2 will start to see their future more willingly.

Tracey said...

Indoor projects? LOL...that would be spending more time on the computer for me. I need to get real work done (lotion orders are flying in for some odd reason, and I'm running out!)

Thanks for the kind words about Sunny and the other girls. Yes, Sunny is really looking good; at least in my eyes! I think she's a lovely horse; wonder what that 'fugly' website lady would think? LOL!

Katee said...

I agree that each horse has their own timetable. I think you are an amazing woman and horse trainer for being so patient and persistent with Sunny.

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm always reminding Colleen and Rachel that horses are a process not a timetable. There's nothing that can get you into trouble faster than trying to make them conform to some timetable.

I see lots of Arab trainers pushing the 2 and 3 year olds and I don't even get on mine by then but many of theirs seem to burn out or be fried by the time they're 10, that's not what I want for my horses and I'm sure that's not what you want either.

Ishtar said...

I SO love your pictures!!!!