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post #31 of 42 Old 04-09-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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So on Sunday I took Bubba into the roundpen for some ground work and he did GREAT! At first he was a little skittish which is what I expected. By the end, about a 15-20 minute session, I had him lunging directions with a point of the finger and whoaing with a look at his rear end. I am so amazed at how quickly he caught on. It was awesome :)

I also baked some treats on Sunday to spoil the ponies. I've tossed the idea around of selling my own treats online, I just need to come up with a good recipe. These treats were just made with bran, molasses, apple sauce, and peppermints. The boys seemed to love them, so that's good! Still feel like they're off, though.


Said treat tonight. The peppermint melted in the baggie and stuck to the plastic I gave the treat to Henny after I grabbed him and fence tied him. As in, just threw the rope over the fence LOL. He was a good boy and stood there without trying to take off.


"U gots moar treets?!"


"No Henny, no more treats."
"Watchu talkin' bout, Willis?!"


And another running braid. I seriously tried to do it as loose as possible, and this was the result. Think I'm just too good?


Kinda sorta confo shot. I have so many pictures of him yawning. He does it every single time I tie him. It's adorable.


Other side. His back isn't as long as it looks, I took the pictures from an odd angle with the cam low angled upward. Again, yawning.


Bubba looking suave~


I took this picture while I was walking and Henny was following me. I thought it came out too dark, but I think it came out perfectly. He looks like he has no teeth!


"Awww yisss, itch right derrr"


Dat pony booty!

Right now I'm gearing up and getting ready for the pictures on Sunday. I bought some of THE cutest jewelry to go with my dresses. Our truck is still out of commission, so I'm just going to walk him down the park that's down the street. There's a lake, a pagoda, and a bunch of nice trees to take pictures as backgrounds. I'm so excited!

And that's all for tonight. Thanks for looking!

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there in the midst of sacred pollen hidden, all hidden he; how joyous his neigh
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post #32 of 42 Old 04-11-2013, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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I got Henny's noseband in!! It's super cute. It's a little different from what I ordered. I requested round conchos with no crystals, but I ended up getting these. Can't really complain though, they're adorable. I also didn't like the blue paint on Henny's name so I took it off with some acetone and filled it in with sharpie. Came out pretty good if you ask me!


Before. Looove the conchos

It's been raining on and off all day today. Both the boys were jumpy and grumpy from the rain. Can't blame them, it's chilly outside.


Side view. I got this leather YEARLING!! Halter for only 15 bucks. I actually have the exact same halter already but I wanted to keep one intact as a trailer/fancy halter since I love it so much. His head is actually big enough to start wearing yearling halters. Yay!!


Front view of Mr. Grumps. You can see where I blacked the name. Looks much better than that baby blue paint. :) And of course Bubba had to get in somehow haha.

I pretty much drowned them in hay. Fed them about 30 pounds whenever I fed. Then, when we went to go pick up my mom from the airport an hour ago, I threw another 20~ pounds of hay to keep them going through the night. If it's not raining, it's misting so they don't really have a chance to dry off. Poor boys were shaking a little when I fed. Good thing there isn't really any breeze tonight. It's about 50 right now and supposed to get back up into the 70's-80's tomorrow so they'll warm up again tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I threw enough hay for them to bathe in it!

That's all for tonight. Thanks for looking!
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post #33 of 42 Old 04-22-2013, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Haven't updated in a while! The photoshoot went great and I will go into detail about that later, but I just wanted to share this picture from the photoshoot real quick. Apparently when I was changing in the bathroom, my friends "helped" Henny get a drink of water from the fountain. I had no idea they did this so I just about died of cuteness when I saw it. Only my boy LOL.
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post #34 of 42 Old 04-30-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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I have been so bad about updating this lately LOL. Bad me!

Anyways, I took the boys to a groundwork clinic this Saturday and they both did great! Henny's been there 3-4 times before and he just came along for the ride. This clinic was intended for Bubba. The last he loaded in a trailer was Hurricane Rita, which was in 2005! But after a couple times of stepping and and stepping back out, he walked right in! He did great at the clinic. Everyone ooh'ed and aww'ed over him whenever we got there cause he's apparently so dang purdy.


Whenever we first got there. Bubba was concentrating on learning haha


Working his booty off


He has the prettiest extended trot <3


And the trainer laid him down! This was a neat thing to watch. Over the past few days I've noticed that Bubba is calmer and more willing of me approaching him, and him actually approaching me. It could just be my imagination, but I feel like laying him down helped him get over some of his trust issues.

I had a migraine forming during the clinic and by the time we were loading the horses up, it turned into the worst migraine I ever had. I actually fell asleep in the truck on the way home and felt a little better by the time we got there. It was sprinkling when we pulled up and by the time I got the boys unloaded and out into their paddock, it was absolutely pouring. Then the thunder and lightning came. Then the hail. Then the flash floor. Needless to say I had to tote two drenched ponies into the barn out of the horrible weather. This was Bubba's second time in the barn and he did not cope well at first. He balked at the entrance then was very jittery when he finally leaped inside while I was putting Henny up. The hail hitting the tin roof was not helping AT ALL. But I was able to get the both of them in with some hay and water and settled for the night.

The next day their paddock was still fairly wet but a little puddle never hurt anyone.







And the boys sharing their new hay bag. <3 I swear Henny wants to share EVERYTHING with Bubba. Too bad Bubba isn't so charitable all the time.

That's all for now. Thanks for looking! :)
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post #35 of 42 Old 05-02-2013, 01:18 AM
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Gorgeous pictures!
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post #36 of 42 Old 05-02-2013, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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post #37 of 42 Old 05-08-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty proud of these pics I'm going to share with y'all. I feel like I'm getting better at photography every day! So watch out, it's going to be a pic overload.


Pony booties


Bubba looking all sleek and shiny


Sagwa likes to come visit me in the paddock, meowing the whole way


It's all fun and games until a pony spots you


Asking me to be her bodyguard


Nomnom


And then Henny spots his secret lover


Tracking his target(I really wish he hadn't closed his eyes at right this second. It would have been such an amazing picture ): )


And Sagwa makes a clean getaway


I found a perfect dirt imprint from Henny's hoof <3




Modeling with his hoof imprint haha


Best buddies being nosy

More pictures in the next post! :)

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post #38 of 42 Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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My little bronc in training The roan on the right had not been out of his stall since I've been there(I know, horrible. I've been there since December). He was going absolutely nuts running and bucking everywhere. I'm sure he feels great now that he's gotten to stretch his legs. Henny and Bubba even joined in on the fun and ran around a bit before being the lawn mowers they are LOL.


My chunks <3


Again, Bubba is SO shiny. Henny's starting to get a shine on, but his isn't too noticeable due to his light color.


I swear he has the cutest booty


I sat down in the middle of their paddock, so of course they had to be nosy. Henny likes to come up and sniff all over my face and hair. Bubba politely stands a foot or so away and just calmly stares.


Sniffing my knee


"Whaaaat are you doing?"


Bubba walked off to go do his business(he's such a gentleman) so of course Henny had to follow him as usual


Henny wondering what "they" were going to do next


Come stand next to me again, of course.


I seriously love Henny's droopy lip


Pony feets


My favorite picture from today :)


I think I'm going to let them out into the back pasture this Saturday. Bubba will act as Henny's bodyguard as Bubba doesn't take attitude from ANYONE. They'll have 8 acres to really stretch out on so I'm betting they'll have some fun. :)

That's all for now! Thanks for looking!

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post #39 of 42 Old 05-12-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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So I haven't let them out in the back pasture, yet. We had a flash flood on Friday again and everything was crazy flooded. The boys got put up Thursday night(The thunderstorm started around midnight) and let out Friday night. Their paddock was almost completely under water, so we moved them to another paddock that's only a bit muddy in the front. And they'll be staying there permanently as the horse that was in there got moved to a different paddock! :)

Their paddock is sandwiched between two others so they get some good socialization with two of the horses they'll be turned out with in the back. It also has a large tree on one side they can stand under for shade, whereas in the other paddock they only had one small tree that provided practically no shade. I think they loved their new paddock already. Doesn't hurt that there was a bunch of tall grass they've already done a good job of mowing down.

My friend Cynthia also came by to visit today. She was driving home from work and saw me cleaning out their paddock so decided to stop by. She just had to put down her horse she had for almost 30 years because he broke his leg. ): This after putting down her other horse, who she's had for just as long, a couple months ago. She enjoyed seeing the chunks and how spoiled they were. She was kind enough to leave me some treats! Needless to say the ponies love Aunt Cynthia.


Bubba's just so photogenic!


Henny, not so much


Their new paddock


You can see the pathway under the tree. Perfect for shade or cover from rain!


Bubba, being the attention hog he is, walked away from his hay to come get in the way of me taking pictures.


Again, still in the way. I can't get mad at him, though. :P

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post #40 of 42 Old 06-02-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Long time no update!! Let's try and get everything sorted out through the past couple weeks.

On the 18th I had the farrier out to trim the boys. They did great standing for him as usual! After they were done, I spoke with him and expressed interest in becoming a farrier. So, he loaded me up and off we went to his next client! There, I got to pull a shoe my very first time. He definitely makes it look easier than it actually is LOL. I had a lot of fun, though.

After that, we went and got some hay. This hay is freaking GORGEOUS. The prettiest hay I've ever seen. It tested to be 17.5% protein! We were only able to get 40 bales as that was all he could spare at that point, but he has multiple fields and we'll be able to get more next time. The boys love their new hay and are quite happy. :)

Whenever I fee the boys, they eat in the same paddock and usually finish around the same time. Bubba usually finishes his feed just before Henny can lick his bucket clean, so he goes over and "helps" him clean it bahaha


Henny trying to creep back up to his feed bucket


"Just...just one more bite"


And Bubba says no LOL


Eating is hard work, man


And the boys enjoying their new hay :)

Continued in next post!

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