Saturday, April 24, 2010

Has anyone seen my Treat Lady?

Are you there Treat Lady? It's me Grace,

I was just wonderin' if any people have seen my treat lady? She's been a missin' for a awhiles. I miss my ear scratches and treats, although my days chasing my mare frens outside has been fun and laxing I'm missing my treat lady talks and treats.

So if'n you seen her please tell her I needs brushed and treats..did I mention I miss my apple treats.

My mare fren, Star, says that my treat lady's not everen comin' back...I think she's fibbin' because she's mad that her treat lady made her do a Long, Long ride far away and sleep outside for some nights.

Thanks you for helping a lonely pony...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Meet Mabel, my first equine love.

I loved her, and she loved me...I think.
This is Mabel, I bought her for $800 dollars about 7 years ago probably about $500 too much but back then I had no idea about things like training, papers, confirmation. Zilch, nada.

I have no idea how old she was I was told she might be around 8 or so back then. She was a tiny little thing maybe 14.1 or so. She had been spoiled by her first owner. May had her so buffalo'd when she tried to put a bit in her mouth May just put her head in the air and her owner would just give up and put her away.

She was my first project. I used powdered sugar to get her to take the bit and had no problem and after.
She was a sweet sweet girl and to be honest she would probably be perfect for my oldest Daughter right now and I do feel bad for selling her....just not knowing what ever happened to her in this economy.

She taught me patience.
Reminded me of my obsession with horses
And also taught me that I will never again own a horse with more white than color.

I hope that she is alive and healthy with a little 4-H'er loving on her every day.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The culprit is..

A nasty impacted baby tooth...who knew horses had issues loosing their teeth. Gracie has had to have 4 of her baby teeth pulled. I had the Ranch Vet check her out today and he floated her teeth (she just had her teeth floated in Nov) because she had sharp points that were causing ulcers in her mouth.

I'm not really sure why she needed a full float again but I'm glad it was taken care of. The Vet paid Gracie some fantastic complements that meant a lot to me coming from him.

I just hope she starts feeling better quickly.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gracie is under the weather...

She has had a fever this it's highest it was 103.4, but don't worry it was back down tonight to normal. She hasn't been eating all of her hay and even turned her nose up to some of her grain earlier this week. I knew Monday night that she wasn't herself she was lethargic and really just not herself.

I think it's a couple of things. I think she caught a bug at the show and she has just had a hard time getting over it. I also think she is trying to shed some caps and it is effecting her eating.
So the Dr. will give her a good once over tomorrow.

I went out tonight and fed her a couple of treats and loved on her for a bit. Just hoping she starts feeling better quickly.

Monday, April 5, 2010

You just know...

Have you ever had a moment when you were with your horse and you just know...You know that you connect and that they have bonded with you. You just know that this is the "ONE". Gracie is my one...once in a lifetime horse.

I know that horses are animals and some say they don't have emotions like we do, but I know that Gracie knows that I take care of her, that I would do just about anything to make sure she is healthy and fed, and has all that a spoiled equine could possibly ask for. She repays me by giving me wings, priceless.

When I hop down after a ride and loosen the cinch she looks at me with her great big brown doe eyes and I know that she is mine, not because she has to be but because she chooses to be. What an amazing thing, the connection between horses and the people who love and care for them.

I am so blessed to have her in my life, she gives me a space to be just me, not mom, or wife, or employee, just me.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hold on I need to adjust because...

I grew a pair! We cantered and it was amazing...well at least it was for me. It wasn't very far, it wasn't crazy fast, and it most certainly wasn't pretty but she stopped when I asked, so it was a great confidence booster for me.

More cantering for us tomorrow. We have to get this down for the NAET.

I hope everyone is enjoying Easter weekend...I've spent most of mine alone with the munchkins because my hubby went to Spokane for his Grandmothers funeral. My heart goes out to him and his family.

He'll be home this evening and tomorrow we will celebrate Easter with my parents. Looking forward to my mom's cooking it's always soooo good.

Happy Easter From my family and Grace to you and go find some eggs!