Friday, November 3, 2006

my horses

I saddled Blue and ponied Libby for 45 minutes today.  Blue didn't like it much, but we managed.  Look at all the sweat on him!  Hard work for him, leading a sometimes-protesting kid around.  Actually, Libby did great, all things considered.  When Blue got into his head-nodding gait, I noticed Libby's head was nodding too; in other words, she was doing her gait.

My worst problem with the whole exercise was the two boarded horses:  They'd wait until we were some distance away, then come running, bucking and kicking past us.  This was a bit unsettling for the filly; I think she felt she ought to join them.

Next time, I think I'll shut those other two horses in the lot, so my horses and I can work in peace.

10 comments:

boodotte said...

Wow, she's georgeous!  (So's Blue.)  They look so alike.  Love the name Libby.  So can you handle when Blue gets jealous over the split attention?  Both are keepers!  Boo

jawojnar said...

I know I keep saying this, but you have 2 beautiful horses. Libby seems to come coming along nicely.
June

siennastarr said...

They are so beautiful, Donna!  Both of them!  

Hugs
Jackie

lacaza3 said...

I feel peaceful just looking at this picture
Donna In TEXAS

madcobug said...

Great picture. They are beautiful. Good idea to put the other horses up when you start your thing with Libby and Blue. Have a nice weekend. Helen

astaryth said...

Libby looks pretty proud of herself... Like she's saying "I'm a BIG horse now" <LOL>. Once Libby is ponying well, you can take her out and go for some adventures. I have a friend who used to pony her colt with us when we would ride, then when it was time to ride him he wasn't spooky about any of the normal stuff... he'd seen it all riding with us! AND, since our horses ignored the stuff he took his cue from them and did too!
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cyandfayedavis said...

Didn't know what the term "ponied" her meant but I think I figured it out while reading the rest of the entry.

hestiahomeschool said...

What a lovely crest he has. Was he gelded late?

randlprysock said...

I love love love your horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I want to have some!!  I know they are a lot of work and care but I think it would be worth it.  Hugs,
Lisa

lanurseprn said...

They are just beautiful!  They look so much alike, too!  How did you come up with the name Libby, anyway?
She looks like she's coming along really well and getting used to life with you.
Pam