. It's a cool, foggy one this fine Sunday morning!
To be near 80 all week here with a threat of thunderstorms. You know what that means....HUMID!!
Stan love your ways to get rid,of pesky dogs. You make me
. There was actually a stray dog hanging around moms. I yelled for her, mostly because I have concern for my elderly dog I bring with me...mom was concerned about her chickens
, so she ran and got her pistol. She shot at it hoping to scare it away....I was out in the pasture eating my oatmeal (another story). When she shot....Rainn turned around and hightailed it into her stall so,fast, she was a blur!!
then she peaked out of her stal said to,say,"what...what was that???"
had to be there...priceless!
As for the oatmeal in the field....I get up and go tot the barn early, too early to eat, so,often I bring my breakfast....anyway, this is mostly for STAN...you mentioned about trying to hook up with Stella. I have read, and therefore do, that of you,take a bucket or lawn chair out into the field and just sit, the horse will learn that you a no longer a threat. Let THEM come up to YOU! Sometimes I have a sweet treat in my pocket, sometimes not....that takes TIME, but worth a try maybe.
That brings me to the second thing...Rainn started the running from the halter thing when I first got her. Frustrating...I remember spending HOURS as a kid trying to,catch my Shetland pony!!
so what I started doing was walking out there with the halter AND a treat. Sometimes I will put the halter on....sometimes not. But I wanted her to realize that anytime I come up, and invite her into MY space she is more than likely going to get a 'nickermaker' treat!!
. I've done this with JayJay too...so far so good!!
Just a few nuggets from my experiences..take them for what they are worth.
Critter, good luck today! I LOVED showing 4H. Does Bre ride western, huntseat, games? I mostly rode western. My favorites were trail and western riding. Placed third at states for western riding. Think I could have won the class if my QH had a lower headset...ya know, the unnatural kind they liked in the eighties.
Oh, weell, I was still happy with being in that place. It was stiff competition!
Alex, yes, I've been rehearsing what I want to say to moms DH in my head. I'm going to have to put an end to this griping, or it will be a very LONG summer!!!
. I'm from a long line of people who 'avoid' confrontation....im getting WAY better at handling things.
I better get moving here...I left the troops in to keep Jays feet dry. I do prefer them out tho. Oh, speaking of his feet....I've noticed already where the cut on his back foot that ran into his sulcus (learning new terms!!
) and thus also has thrush is closing up from the inside out. As of last night no gnats buzzy around a somewhat infected area! Keep him in your prayers please, he's not out of the woods yet....
Have a good day all!