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Entries from October 18th, 2007

Everything I’ve learned about horses, in a nutshell

October 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

This one’s for you Kelli.  First, I’ll answer your question direct and then I’ll tell you how I learned everything I have about horses because it’s pretty much exactly what you shouldn’t do.   Just keeping it real folks.  I’m not sure if you’re asking about training or keeping so I’ll just ramble on about both.  I […]

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Baby steps from Buck

October 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I think the second day we got him in the barn with about five minutes of slow pressure and each day after that it’s been a little easier.  Anne has suggested leaving him stalled for a while and while he’s in there do some grooming, play a radio, remove and replace his halter, and things […]

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I achieved a goal yesterday

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I hauled my big butt onto Silver without any help.  Bless her heart, she stood still for me but I know she was thinking, “What in the hell are you doing and why do you look so stupid?”  She’s so tall that when I put a foot in the stirrup my bent knee is practically […]

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A little rain never hurt anyone

October 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Poor Jennifer has worked nearly 75 hours this week so she REALLY needed a visit to the farm today with some riding.  Our plan was for Anne to tack up Buck and check him in the corral then the three of us would head out.  Buck did fine as he was saddled but the bit […]

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Today was barn clean-up day

October 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

With the stalls removed we {and I use that term very loosely here} moved hay, raked the floor, and swept out all the cobwebs.  Well, Ed did that while I directed the boys on cleaning the bedrooms and changing bedsheets.  Anne arrived early afternoon and had a wonderful session with Buck, a horrible session with […]

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Sometimes having three boys is hard

October 12th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

You know, Anne’s been coming over and we’ve been visiting and here’s this wonderful little cowgirl with such presence and maturity that it’s just a joy to sit for a visit with her.  Kinda makes me wish I’d had a girl around you know?  Then there’s Kenny.  I can’t say I wasn’t given fair warning […]

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You can’t ever have too many pictures of pretty cowgirls and horses

October 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We’ve named the mustang Buck and he arrived last night much to our delight.  Anne was as thrilled as we are, I do believe, at his arrival and was really looking forward to coming over today for his first training session.  She took it easy and kept it short as he’s only been in his […]

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Hey, there’s a chicken on that horse

October 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It’s awful difficult to get out of a nice warm bed at 4:30am when the house is 50′.  Holy moly we’ve had wonderful sleeping weather and there’s nothing better than those cool fall mornings when the air is chilly but the covers on warm.  But not this day.  This day, I had to see a […]

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I think we’re getting a wild-caught mustang

October 9th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We’re country folk ’round here and are into simple Western Pleasure riding – just taking off through fields, creeks, and dirt roads.  Any thoughts of owning or buying horses I present here is with that simple goal in mind.  There are people who pay thousands of dollars for show horses, jumpers, or bloodlines and while […]

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How to train a horse, part 1

October 8th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Last week I received an email from a college student in Hesston looking for part-time farm work and she made the mistake of letting it slip that she trains horses.  Well you know what happened next don’t you?  I begged and pleaded and offered her one of my children to come out here and give […]

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