Fun in the sun!

3 - 4 yr old, 15.2h black and white paint mare that has been rescued off the Yakima feedlot. She is a joint project between Trish and I and will be temporarily staying at my property until she can be moved to Trish's boarding facility.

Fun in the sun!

Postby tmoore on Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:25 am

Today Juliane brought Wy and B over to play at my new boarding facility. It is such a great place as it has a large outdoor arena and a wonderful super-sized round pen (with high fences :D ). This was the first time we have had a chance to really see Wy move and get a better feel for her general temperment. We got lucky with the weather, the sun felt so good....I felt like a bear out of hibernation!!!

Juliane had an "interesting" time getting B and Wy from the pasture up to the trailer. Both Wy and B after the other horses were turned out - they were all feeling really frisky about the sunny day ahead!! We had agreed to meet at my place, but next time I will stop by to help load so she doesn't have two crazy horses on her hands to load by herself :roll:

When Juliane arrived, both horses took in the new surroundings and seemed to be pretty mellow (they probably got all of their energy out earlier). While Juliane got B saddled I took Wy into the roundpen and brushed her all over. The funny thing is that my horse Finn saw her from afar and greeted her with a big whinny and Wy greeted him back, it was soooo cute. I can't wait until there is room at my new place for Wy to come live there!

I couldn't get the dried mud off with brushing, so I decided to see how Wy would be with the hose. She took it in stride, tried to move away, but evnentually stood there and tolerated it :lol: We went back into the roundpen and I let her loose to play a bit. Most of the time she paid attention to me, but would get distracted very easily. Her stride is much shorter than the long flowing stride of the hunter types in my life am used to, but that is ok, I have been wanting a western pony for a very long time, and it looks like that is exactly what I got :lol: Juliane thinks she will be a good western pleasure mount!

She was looking good, so I decided to try my english saddle on her to see how she reacted to it. She seriously could have cared less "oh, a saddle....oh, ok" "Oh, you want me to trot around, oh, ok" There was not one buck hop.....the only thing that she tried to do was roll, hmmmmm, we will see how that goes!! Even though she looks ok in my english saddle, I am definitely planning to get a western saddle for her :D I need some suggestions though, what color saddle would look good on her? She is actually not a true black, but more like dark bay in color.

All in all I really love her personality, I am so used to the sensitive, sometimes crazy TB personalities so it's nice to have a horse that generally just goes with the flow and does not get worked up about too many things (other than occasionally acting like a baby, which she still is!). There are definitely a few things we will be working with, but her fundamental temperment seems to be really good so far!

Juliane came into the roundpen with B and while she was riding, Wy would follow them around.....B was very tolerant of her, it was sweet:) After Julliane was done riding, I hoped on B for a bit while Juliane played with Wy. At this point, Wy was pretty tired so Juliane started to lay her body over Wy's back....and again, no big deal. When I was finished riding B, we thought it would be good to see if we could sit on her. So with Juliane holding Wy, I swung my leg over her back and got on :shock: She was moving around a bit, to catch her balance and stabilize herself with this new weight on her back (too many Christmas goodies for me :roll: ) We did this a couple more times and she was great :lol:

We decided to quit there because Wy had done alot already....and had been so good!!! I can't wait to play with her more, she's such a cutie :lol:

Here are some pictures from today.......thanks Juliane for bringing Wy over, it was great to play with the ponies in the sun:) I feel like my batteries got re-charged!!





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Postby sara.ray on Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:33 pm

in one of the pix it looks like she is ready to rowl!my horse does that during showmanship at every show:(grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
the judge just looks and giggles.lol :roll:
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Postby ptownevt on Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:34 am

Wow! She is one nice looking mare. It is just crazy the horses that end up headed to slaughter. There is absolutely no reason this mare couldn't be sold.
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Postby maefly on Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:19 pm

I'd say take her with you when you go to look at saddles. All the places around here will let you take the saddles out to try on your horses. I'm not sure about there, but it I wouldn't think it would be a problem. Actually my favorite place here will let me take the saddle on trial for a week :D If you can take her with you do it! You can try on as many colors of saddle as you'd like to find the perfect color.
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