An Update On "B"

B is a 9 year old red roan gelding. He was captured as an unhandled stallion on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. With 60 days training and lots of love and gentling under his belt, watch as he gains more confidence and experience to bloom into a perfect riding horse!

An Update On "B"

Postby Rex Paperd on Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:14 pm

Hey Everyone.

Well, "B" has been doing very well. He survived all of the flooding and snow we have had. And of course he has been such a good boy. We have gone up on the trials a couple of times and have had an absolute blast. He isn't afraid of anything. At first I thought that crossing the highway to get to the trails was going to be interesting...but the perfect little boy he is...he trotted right across the street. He is definately not afraid of the bicycle riders and the dogs barking...well, he just thinks they are crazy. hehe.

He is one happy boy when he sees his mommy come walking into the pasture...or maybe it is just because he knows he is getting food...or he is getting worked. I haven't gotten much of a chance lately to get out and work him, but I am hoping that when I get back from California I will have a chance to get down and work with him some more.

After our bad episode at the Fall City Arena we had a while back with Julianne, I have been a little bit timid to break into a canter with him. But, when we went up into the trails I decided that we better try. He breaks right into a canter. My mom took him up into the trails one day and he knew right away that his mommy wasn't on his back so he decided that he would test her out a little bit at first, but he did excellent and she was SO happy that she cantered him. She wanted to do it again...and again...and again lol. She was soooo excited that she came in and told me all about it and then she HAD to call and tell Julianne. Wow what my boy can do to impress. Well, here are some recent pictures of my good little boy.

Mandy.

"B" and I getting back from a trail ride...What a Cutie.
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What A Sweetheart.
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Hand over the treats.
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During the flood...They stayed clear of the water.
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Here is the pasture full of SNOW!!! We got about 13 inches.
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Postby ptownevt on Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:41 am

Your post just made my day! Thank you for the wonderful update and pictures. B looks like a very happy boy. I have to admit that when I heard you were adopting him after all I had heard about him I wasn't sure about it being a match made in heaven. Now I can see that it was and is. Here's to a lifetime of days like that.
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Postby ponygril68 on Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:53 am

I AM SO GLAD HE IS WORKING OUT FOR YOU. I JUST LOVE THIS HORSE AND LOVE READING ALL HIS UPDATES. KEEP SENDING THEM!
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Postby Juliane on Mon May 28, 2007 10:23 pm

Ally and I stopped by the Paperd's property today unannounced (oops!) as we were passing through, on our way to the arena to ride. I wanted Ally to see their wallabies, and I also wanted to check in on their ponies and make sure they didn't need any help with anything. The horses all seem to be doing quite well, if not doing TOO well on all the grass! They have been taken off the big pasture temporarily and are now stuck in the 'sacrifice' area, though it's not much of a sacrifice! LOL

B looks very healthy and happy, though a bit more skittish of strangers than I remember. Guess he's gotten used to his closeknit family! :) He and Mandy are still doing very well together! Here's a few pics I took of B today.

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Postby cat_67 on Tue May 29, 2007 10:06 am

Ha ha, yes, he looks like he has not missed any meals! I am sure he is very happy.
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