Thursday, May 5, 2011

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!


With Steve Holt! still here, buying a new horse wasn't an option. But since the owner was over horsed, and the Cowboy was looking to wheel and deal, a deal indeed was made. She is, for all intents and purposes, mine. And when the mustang sells, registration papers come this way. In the meantime, Miss Kitty and I are becoming better acquainted.

First thing I've learned is that Kitty does not like to be ignored. The more she gets out of the stall, the more she wants out of her stall. And like the border collie, Patch, she's willing to dig to make it happen. She rattles doors until she's driven you half crazy. Leave the hose too close to the bottom of her stall door and her lips will reach out there and drag it into the stall where she can better play with it.

Saddled up, Kitty just keeps getting better and better. She's learned to completely relax at the jog so that we can go around nice and slow on a loose rein. The other day I worked the bull again. Her head dropped down low and she stuck right with it. I'll need to begin hauling her to the riding club and a couple other arenas in the coming weeks so she can get used to visiting new locations. I've got the calendar listing the cutting events in W. WA sitting here. This month, we're not ready. But June? Well, we'll see. Perhaps just wishful thinking. At least she can go and watch and see what it's all about. By the end of summer, though? I hope to be cutting!


Shirley said...

Hey! You changed your blog title- I likes it!
I think Kitty is bored- sounds like she is the curious type, and I always find that curious horses are pretty intelligent. You are going to have so much fun with her- but don't forget to give us Tika updates!

Leah Fry said...

It's those too-smart ones that are curious and always looking for something to get into!

Any nibbles on Steve Holt?

Anonymous said...

Kitty sounds a lot like my Drift in personality, and her eye looks a lot like his too.

strivingforsavvy said...

This is all so exciting! I am happy for you! If I needed another horse I would consider Steve Holt. He is beautiful. Hopefully a wonderful, new owner will come along soon.

Crystal said...

How fun! She sounds like a great horse, one that will keep you busy for sure :)

Blob said...

good luck with her! Can't wait to hear about your cutting show updates.

Also, don't forget to give us yearling and Tika (be still my heart) updates too!

Tracey said...

LOL @ Shirley...I did that (blog title) on the first Kitty post =)

Yes, Kitty is certainly the intelligent type. I moved her into the back barn, into the old broodmare stall which is 10x30'...more room for her to move around and stay occupied.

One bite and a couple of nibbles on Steve Holt!, but no hook set at this point, I'm afraid. Really do need to move that boy out since no one here is riding him. He needs a job.

Strivingforsavvy...what does 'need' have to do with it! Consider! Consider!!!