I love flea bitten grays too!
Lacey is loving it so much! There's so much new life in her eyes just from being at camp, I mean, she's always youthful and such but at camp she just doesn't have bad days anymore. It's SO her calling to be a trail horse, I hope to goodness that I can find a way to get her out on the trails as much as possible when we're home again because it's done so much for her mentally. I can't even to begin to describe it. Like, nothing spooks her really ever anymore and she's always prancing around.
It's really amazing. She's such a gem.
And then, looking at these pictures I was thinking about how lucky she really is, I mean, 2 years ago she was basically crazy. She couldn't stand still, she ran people over constantly, she could barely be ridden and she couldn't stop while being ridden, she had been retired for 5 years with limited human contact, AND she was about to be put down for those reasons. This is basically a 180 turn around for her. Now I ride her out on the trails bareback with just a rope halter and lead rope all the time (and she stops fine), she's loved by everyone who meets her, she's fun and spunky, and she's spoiled to high heaven, in a good way. I'm SO glad I've been a part of it.
Speaking of spoiled, the other day I stuck her back in her paddock (she gets to roam where ever she wants over the corral basically all day) with her dinner and I hadn't paid very much attention to her that day. She just kept standing by the gate of her paddock and nickering softly at me as I went around doing my 'cleaning up for the night' duties, so after I got done, I jumped the fence to check her out and make sure that she was doing ok cuz she was ignoring her dinner and this is a horse that used to be 300-400lbs overweight! So I got in there, went over and messed with the food to make it more interesting but she stayed standing near the gate staring at me, so I went over and just hugged her and started scratching her belly and all her good spots for about 5 minutes. And guess what? When I left after petting her, she started eating. >.< Hahaha what a dang spoiled girl!!
I do need to post more pictures of Lacey! I've been at camp all summer with a broken camera but now my camera is fixed so from now on I should generally have a few pictures to post every weekend when I come home. ^.^
Ghost is actually kinda a jerk, and he's horrible with kids. I, however, love him. He has a really hilarious sense of humor and I love it. He walks painfully slow with the kids, constantly eats on the trail, and kicks the horses behind him in line. So he's mostly a wrangler horse cuz he knows he can't get away with any of that with us so he doesn't even try. Except for the kicking part, but that's fixed by sticking him in the very back of the line. haha
But I love him. He's quite the character. He looks like a character and he totally is. ^.^