Busy weekend as usual!
I decided my dear Silhouette, gaga mare, had to vacate the backyard after she ate all the peaches off my tree! This would have been the first year in nine years we were going to get to try them, but that greedy brat wiped them out! I thoroughly enjoy this mare and she's truly a spoiled brat, but she's my favorite and knows it.
The horses in the hoof issue/fat pasture are doing well, even though they do not like the enforced diet. Woody's feet are no longer inflamed. Lalique and Charm are both doing well. I did put Dipper in there as she's just to chunky. Tomorrow butcher-fat Ray will be joining them. He looks like he's 14 months pregnant with twins, so time to trim down.
Met up with some of my equine friends for lunch - always enjoyable - to talk horses, have good food with friends what better way to spend the day? Always, always fun, plus a visit to Sonoma County I get to catch up with friends there after lunch and just enjoy one of my favorite places! Not to mention getting out of the valley heat!
We had a mother/daughter team come out Sunday to look at the Minis, and they ended up taking three home! Hot Topic, Kiega and Sassi left Sunday late afternoon to their new home with Brandi and Paula (and family!). Looking forward to hearing how well they do with all of the family's plans which include 4-H and performance showing. Very excited for them!
ET (Kiega's dam) and Libbe (I steal babies and think Kiega is mine) were both upset about an hour after he left. Haltering him and taking out of the pasture was okay, but it finally dawned on them he was actually gone. Fortunately it hasn't continued today. I don't like to generally wean foals that way, but he was a very precocious five month old that was trying to mount mares! And he has Sassi for company through his transition there.
I think next year we're breeding Una to Ringo definitely. Everyone that comes out wants to buy their daughter, so either I hide her on the other end of the property or see if they can produce copies. She is gorgeous though and the best personality too. So she should have a full sibling in 2012 that will definitely be for sale!
The boys pastures is looking positively sparse with Miramax off for the next month or so. Demon and Little should be both off in the next month and then it will feel empty with just Ringo, Topper, Zydeco and McLuvin left.
I did get a big package of paperwork from AMHA today - yeah! Not all of it, but a big chunk of registration and DNA testing kits.
This week is tackle the other outstanding paperwork, get all the DNA kits off to UCD, and a list of any outstanding photos that need to be taken actually taken!
Heads up for aspiring drivers or those that want a fun place to spend driving in the Aptos/Santa Cruz area -
Good friend Julie Mabie is hosting at her place.
Whisper Equestrian Center Driving Clinic followed by a day of driving at Fort Ord. Aug 21 is the clinic. Sign up now. :) Her website - Whisper Equestrian Center If you want to learn or tune up driving try to make time for this!
HUSBANDS VS. HORSES
GOOD THINGS ABOUT HUSBANDS
1. Husbands are less expensive to shoe than horses, BUT THEY LIKE TO PICK THEIR OWN OUT OF FASHION STYLES
2. Feeding a husband doesn't require anything that even mildly compares with the hassle of putting up hay, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO BUY THE FOOD AND COOK IT AND SERVE IT NICELY ON A PLATE.
3. A lame husband can still work, BUT YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO HIM WHINE
4. A husband with a bellyache doesn't have to be walked, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO HIM WHINE LOUDER and; YOUR COOKING IS TO BLAME
5. Husbands don't try to scratch their heads on your back, BUT THEY WANT YOU TO SCRATCH THEIR BACK
6. They are better able to understand puns HOW?
7. If they are playing hard to catch, you **may** be able to run them down on foot , BUT WHY BOTHER ?
8. They know their name, PROVIDING IT BEGINS WITH OR ENDS WITH "WHAT CAN I GET YOU?"
9. They usually pay their own bills, HAHA
10. They apologize when they step on your toes, WHY DID YOU HAVE YOUR TOE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE, ISN'T AN APOLOGY
11. No saddle fitting problems, WON'T GO THERE!
12. They seldom refuse to get into the vehicle, UNLESS YOU RE DRIVING
13. They don't panic - running and yelling all through the house when you leave them alone (unless you've left the kids with them too!) AND IF YOU LEAVE EDIBLE FOOD
14. For a nominal fee, you can hire someone else to clip them 'YOU CAN HIRE' BEING THE OPERATABLE WORD
15. They don't like the lady next door just as well as you, just because she fed him for 3 days straight UNGRATEFUL, SAY'S IT ALL!
THE HORSE'S ADVANTAGE
1. If they don't work out you can sell them
2. They don't come complete with in-laws
3. You don't have to worry about your children looking like them
4. You never have to iron their saddle pads
5. If you get too fat for one, you can shop for a bigger one
6. They smell good when they sweat
7. You can repair their "clothes" with duct tape
8. It's possible to keep them from "jumping the fence"
9. You can force them to stay in good physical condition with a whip if necessary
10. They don't want their turn at the computer
11. They may turn white with age, but never go bald
12. They have never heard of PMS
13. They learn to accept restraint
14. They don't care what you look like as long as you have a carrot or an apple