@PoptartShop, that baby is perfect! I'm just in love with her haha! And yes, Diego is definitely photogenic! I do love that Nick and Diego work so well together now. Thank you! And yeah, Izzie drives me loony, but such is life at this point lol I hope you feel better! And I'm glad the move was smooth :) the place sounds lovely! Silly Promise pooping on you though LOL
@JCnGrace, haha, yeah! We typically allow them to lay down if there is time to clean them up lol everyone cringes that I don't care haha! And little Jo (her name <3) is just perfect! I won't say anything to your girl LOL! You'll get your fix again in two years when it's Izzie's baby I'm posting! Oh man about trying to integrate the herds! It definitely may be better to just leave them how they are. Yuck to stepping in ham salad gunk, but LOL about not caring about horse poop! How sweet about dancing! I always drag Nick out at least once to dance lol
@Werecat, you can do it! I know you can! But I know confidence can be an iffy thing. Have you thought about getting a trainer to put some miles on him? It may help settle your nerves a bit. And oh no! My heart was racing with your story! Have you talked to the former owner? (She said nothing to me, and I wouldn't go to her just as an FYI!) I know you're a great animal mommy though! Accidents do happen though!
@ShirtHotTeez, thank you! And yes they are! We can't believe how fast they are growing up! I knew they would, but goodness! Sonny looks good!
@TuyaGirl, thank you! <3 I'm so proud of you for hopping on!! Tuya is such a sweet girl! Love her standing guard! She looks so good!
@carshon, I hear ya on the weather. It's been so brutal! Nick and I are talking about penning the horses up around the barn for this coming winter to allow the field to rest. It's not bad, but it's thinner than we'd like!
Whew, it's been a bit. Work was a bit insane last week, and off and on this week.
I rode Diego last week, which went extremely well! Nick recorded some of it. If you remember, Diego was trained as a western horse from the time he was 2.5 until he we bought him at just over 4. He was taught to back off the bit, not go toward it. So things like this make me immensely proud of how far he's coming! Please ignore I was on the wrong diagonal. I was too focused on him and wasn't paying attention, oops...
Nick also played with him in the creek. I am PROUD of what Nick has accomplished here too. It used to take us FOREVER every single day to go in water that wasn't even half an inch deep. He's come so far since moving out here!
Cute picture of Diego and Sydney after our ride :)
We had a show this past Saturday, just a little county fair one. Diego and Nick took fifth out of six for halter. Izzie won her English/Hunter Pleasure class and her Native Costume class, both out of two. Was a good day!
The night before, getting full baths
At the show
Wearing the snazzy halter I got for Mother's Day :)
What we came home to haha!
Random pictures from last night :)
The difference after ulcer meds!
And finally, because I'm out of time for more haha! Izzie was in the SmartPak catalog this month!