Shandi is home!!!

My little Lolly Dolly is home.  Shandi has been at the trainers for six months and boy has she grown up.  She was drinking beer and smokin' cigars with Johnny Rango the mule.  She also had a love affair with a warmblood named Ted, they hung out together so much the two of them became known as Shed.
The Horse Guardian, SCC, and the DOR took Coelho and me to go get her.  We went riding in the deep woods. 
The trail disappeared and we went bushwhacking.  I LOVE bushwhacking.  I love the hills and woods.  I want to be a trail horse all of the time.  The DOR says that I have turned into the horse that she knew I was...well that is because she has turned into the rider I need.
Shandi is a good solid citizen now and is surprisingly well trained and mellow for being only three.  We are all glad she is home.
Sorry for the lapse in posts.  The DOR and I are getting in as many trails as we can because school is starting up.  Hope you all are having happy trails too.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Did you bring her here to die?

"Did you bring her here to die?"  A comment made by a RAB about Little Sister....The DOR plans on keeping all her horses until they cross the rainbow bridge, or she does. So this question was just totally stupid.
The DOR believes that seeing a horse out well is just as important, if not more so, than bringing them along.  It is easy to love any being when they are young, athletic, and healthy.  She also finds it easy to love them when they are winding down, a time when they need that love the most.
The DOR believes that it is important to thank her horses for all they have given her.  She thinks that making sure we are well taken care of our ENTIRE life is one small way to do that.  She brought Little Sister her to thank her for a life well lived, for the gift she gave the DOR in Friend, to repay Friend in some way for the blessing he was to her life.
So in answer to the RAB and his stupid question...yes she was brought her to die-we all were really including the RAB.  Little Sister is an appy, the DOR is hoping she is like Freedom and has 20 more years to enjoy being retired and spoiled.  The DOR is hoping we all out live her.
I hope the RAB learns to value life and to appreciate other beings just because the exist, otherwise he is going to continue to be a lonely and bitter person.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Relaxed Rein

Here I am walking on a loose rein.  It has taken me a long time to train the DOR how to ride me with a loose rein without me getting a bit goofy.  The DOR says it is because I have matured, I say it is because she is more confident and not worried.  Whatever it is I like it...
I want to update you on Little Sister:
She is eating well.  She likes being on pasture 24/7 and getting mush each evening.  Little Sister will be having her feet done tomorrow.  I am glad the Dolly is so kind to older horses because Little Sister will need patience.  The entire herd will nicker her through getting her feet done and the DOR will be there to support her.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


My new BFF

The Horse Guardian moved my herd in with another herd on the hillside pasture.  It is a group of horses that we hang out with off and on throughout the year.  It is always good to be with them because they are so nice.
Yesterday the DOR and SCC moved a new horse in with us, Quincy.  I got to see Quincy when I was in the small pasture getting ready for the Buck clinic.  He is a big fancy boy who has an overload of energy.  When he got to the pasture I immediately claimed him as MINE!  He is going to be my new goofing around buddy.  The other horses are stuffy and don't want to play.  This guy wants to play, play, play and I am just the perfect horse to keep him busy.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Welome home Little Sister!

This lovely horse is Little Sister, she is Friend's mother and my distant cousin.  The DOR found her and other members of Friend's family after he passed away.  She got to meet his full siblings and both of his parents.  After meeting Little Sister, she found where his baby doll head and lovely temperament came from.  She has been working for several months to bring her home to the herd to retire.  Yesterday the DOR and Horse Guardian picked her up and brought her home.
Little Sister is the mother of National and World Champions, the daughter of a very famous horse.  She is 20, has lost some vision in her left eye, and needs TLC.  Little Sister was with a herd of 20+ brood mares and her gentle nature put her at the bottom of the herd pecking order, which got her run off food most days.  Now she has her own pasture until her weight is good and mush once a day.  Little Sister is going to live the rest of her life being pampered and loved.  I am glad she is here, I miss Friend too and she is very much like him.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!



People who are around the DOR often see her smile a lot.  However, she usually has a serious look when she is riding and around her students.  So for those students out there here is a photo of her smiling.  She had a wonderful time at the Buck clinic and did a bunch of smiling while we were there.  She says that she thinks I was smiling too.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Still licking and chewing

The DOR and I are home from our big adventure.  I was the best spotted butt at the clinic.
We are doing a lot of licking and chewing about all of the things we learned.  The clinic was a life changing event for the two of us.
I am proud that the DOR did so well.  She wasn't nervous after the first day and she followed directions well. 
I was a very good boy too!  The DOR says that I have grown up to be a big boy now.
Buck also told the DOR that she has a very nice horse.  That made us both feel really good.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

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