My Horse Forum
So I made the mistake of connecting with a "rescue" group that goes to the auctions and tries to place horses that have been purchased by kill buyers or whatever they really do. She was supposedly bought by a kill buyer. Who knows, I don't really care.
Anyway, enter my new mare. She's 8 years old and due in February. I was planning to breed my diesel only mare but really felt this girl needed a second chance.
The previous owner said he just took a few of his bred mares to the auction to reduce his numbers. She looks well cared for.
She doesn't have a barn name She's by Simply Hot out of a Zips Chocolate chip mare and bred to a Zippos Mr. Good Bar x Big Investment stallion.
Hoping after the foal is born we can restart her. She appears to be sound and supposedly was rideable. I hope she works out!!!!!
Ok, I never win anything, no scratch off tickets, no lotteries, no raffles, no auctions, nothing... browsing Facebook today and come across the Trey Hunt auction, I don't know him, but people have donated some really nice breeding and other items for bid to benefit him.
I come across a High Brow Cat breeding auction, bid is 14,000, pass.... Come across his clone, Copy Cat, who I had a thread on earlier, also a breeding for auction. Highest bid so far is 1500, I thought there's no way it'll go that low, so I bid 1600....AND WIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I gotta figure out what the heck I'm going to do!! Of course it'll be Chloe I'll breed to him, but I don't know if I can do embryo transfer again, lol, that was rather expensive and I don't have that set aside exclusively for breeding like I did last time. I guess I better save up!!
Also, I kinda gotta tell my husband....
With help of course.
I have been wanting a trail saddle because I only have my barrel saddle. It's not very comfortable for long rides.
So we are making me a saddle at work!
We got the tree from Corriente. Went to Tandy and got all the leather and hardware. My boss is making me do most of the work myself with his supervision. I had to redo my horn twice. Lol.
It's going to be natural leather with a purple seat.
Seat and shoulders. The shoulders will be braided on the sides.
Fenders, stirrup leathers, rigging, jockeys, and skirts.
What it looks like so far with the rigging.
Today I'm cutting the strings and the...
I couldn't figure out what section to put this in so here we go!
I like to think I have a pretty good grasp of reading horse body language, including their ears. Normally when a horse has its ears pointed behind itself it's either listening to something else, relaxed, or tense based on exactly how the ears are angled... but if you talk to a horse, or whistle to get its attention, or whatever, the ears usually come forward as it focuses on you... riiiiight?
One of my boys is incredibly sweet, he's literally like a puppy dog and will just follow you around wanting scratches. He's happy, he's sound and his ears don't bother him (he doesn't react at all when you handle them), and he's definitely never disrespectful or posturing towards people. But his ears virtually -never- come forward unless he's really focused on something, and that only happens rarely. Is this just a weird quirk or does it show he's not totally at ease? Usually he's kinda eyeballing the other horses even if they...
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