Horses, horses, horses
I've decided to start a journal on here for all my 'horsey' adventures, mishaps, problems, and other stuff.
First, though... I guess that I'd better describe the horses.
There's my two horses: Gypsie and Dakota.
Gypsie is a bay Tennessee Walker mare, 14 years old, 15.1 hands, and not registered. She's an awesome trail horse, but doesn't gait.
Dakota is a bay Tennessee Walker gelding, 2 years old, currently 14.3 hands (should mature around 15 or 15.1 hands), and not registered. He will also be a trail horse when he's trained, and I'm not sure if he'll gait.
There's my cousin Sherry's horse; Patch.
Patch is a black and white painted Racking Horse mare, 7 years old, 15 hands, and not registered. She's a little loco, but a nice trail horse all the same.
There's my cousin Whitney's two horses; Ginger and Trouble (who also goes by Nugget).
Ginger is a chestnut Quarter HorsexRacking Horse mare, 4 years old, 14.2 hands, and not registered (obviously). She hate's being caught and is barely greenbroke... my cousin has hopes of her being a barrel horse... but I don't think she'll ever make a good, reliable horse.
Trouble (or Nugget, as she answers to both) is a chestnut Quarter HorsexRacking Horse filly, 1 year old, about 11.1 hands (should mature to about 14.2 hands), and not registered (obviously). She likes people, but doesn't like being made to do things... I think she'll make an ok little horse when she grows up.
There's my uncle David's horse; Buttercup.
Buttercup is a painted red and white Racking Horse mare, 20 years old, 15.1 hands, and not registered. She's the herd leader of our horses. She's a stubborn horse, and has a long plain head, but she's a good trail horse and a good kids horse.
So that's the horses that are in our pasture.
My other uncle Mann owns a horse; Nightmare (or, as he calls her, El'Donkey).
Nightmare is a bay Arabian mare, about 12 years old, I'd guess, 14.3 hands, and not registered. She's not trained and doesn't like being handled.
I also ride with my friends, who have horses.
There's my good friend Shanna's horses; Tundra and Shorty.
Tundra is a huge sorrel Quarter Horse mare, about 10 years old, 16.1 hands, and not registered. She's a good horse, but can't do much more than walking and trotting, as she's foundered before.
Shorty is a teeny Mutt (we don't know what he is, honestly) gelding, 5 years old, 14.2 hands, and not registered. He's not that good of a horse at all and is very high strung...
There's my best friend Hannah's horses; Flicka, Bailey, Baby, and Molly.
Flicka is a sorrel ArabianxSaddlebredxQuarter Horse mare (I think), 8 years old, 15 hands, and not registered (obviously). She's a good horse, but is spookish and a little high strung.
Bailey is a black Quarter Horse gelding, 5 years old, 15.2 hands, and not registered. He's a very good horse... he ust has bucking problems every now and then.
Baby is a dark bay/black Quarter Horse mare, not sure of her age, about 15.3 hands, and registered. She's a very timid and jumpy horse, very shy.
Molly is a bay roan Welsh PonyxQuarter Horse mare (maybe?), about 10 years old, maybe 13 hands, and not registered. She isn't trained to ride, but knows how to pull a plow.
So that's my friends horses.
I also have other family members who have horses.
There's my cousin Tamara's horse; Mo.
Mo is a bay Arabian gelding, 21 years old, 14.3 hands, and not registered. He's a very well trained kids horse who loves to run.
There's my cousin Chris's horse; Skeeter.
Skeeter is a black Quarter HorsexRacking Horse gelding, 6 years old, 15.1 hands (maybe?), and not registered (obviously). He's a nice horse, but not one I'd ride because he likes to buck.
So that's my other cousin's horses.
Then we have the horses where I work.
I work for a man who owns 11 horses and 2 mules. It's my job to exercise the horses and get them back into riding shape.
There's also the horses that belong to a Tennessee Walking Horse breeder just down the road from me. He has a lot of pretty horses... and owns the sire of my colt.
So, now those are the horses I'll write about most often.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)