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Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY HORSE NEW YEAR!

Love from, Janine, Enzo, and Kaspin!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!



May everyone have a blessed Christmas! Give the horses in your life lots of hugs and horsey cookies:) Love, Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!



Friday, December 23, 2011

Congratulations on passing your OnLine L2 Parelli Audition!


What a super Christmas present to Enzo and I!!! Woo hooo, we passed our Parelli Audition, On line, Level 2, with 2++! I am sooo proud of both of us and we both have come so far. I'll never forget the day Enzo reared up on me again, and almost knocked my head off again. I came home so mad and made an ad "Friesian for Sale!" I put the price up high and of course Enzo was young(meaning no training). But I still got lots of interest in him! So I freaked out and took the ad down fast. Now I am glad I stuck with Enzo!!! I know for a fact both of us have learned a lot and Enzo spends more time on 4 legs now and that is always great for me to see! I am looking forward to many more years with my lovely Enzo! Keep it natural~Janine and Enzo, XOXOO

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Janine,Enzo, Parelli Audition.


I have been busy, busy, busy! Just not enough hours in a day. Here is my latest video for my Parelli on line test, Level 2, with Enzo. Things I showed were Parelli figure 8, circle game, sideways game, weave, jump, trot horse behind you and stop, massage all 4 legs, extreme friendly game, and put front feet on pedestal. I need to send it in and will try to get to it this week. But this was taped this past weekend. Sorry so short, back to work! Janine and Enzo!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kaspin RBI? Not LBI.



So last week I rode Kaspin in a halter again for the first time since I bought him(he normally drags/hangs hard on a halter and won't listen at all. That's why I put him in the Parelli cradle bridle for a while). But Kaspin did super well in the halter last week!! I was sooo happy with that. He still isn't that soft on the Parelli porcupine game with his nose. So I am going to really work on that. And now that winter is here and I will be mostly indoors with him and doors shut. I will continue to practice with the halter on. Kaspin should be super by spring for sure. I am OK!!! But I did fall off of Kaspin last week. It was actually a bit funny. He spooked and bolted forward about 4 to 5 steps. But enough for me to loose balance and I just couldn't say on. I fell on my right hip. But actually both my hips feel fine now. Anyway, we have raccoons that come out of the walls in the indoor arena at night and hang on the rafters in the arena and watch us ride. Kaspin has not seen them as of yet! But he did last week and took off! After I fell off, Kaspin turned around and came back to me and looked at me on the ground. Like what are you doing down there(I love horses that don't leave you). I got up and told him..... don't you know I cannot fall of off horses kaspin(I have bad hips)! Like he would know, right!!! Anyway, I took him over to the mounting block and got back on. He was fine and we ended the night fine. Enzo has already seen the raccoons many times and just thinks they are interesting and even likes to watch them. But this was the first evening since it got dark early that Kaspin got to meet one last night. Since the raccoons come out at dark of course. Since then, Kaspin has been all freaked out in the arena even in the daylight. When my friend watched him last weekend. Kaspin basically bolted 3 more times in the arena with me on him(I stayed on these times). Kaspin hears any noise in the arena and thinks it's the raccoons coming out!!! My friend said, it seems he is scared from zone 5. Ahh haaa, the last owner sold him for bucked her off!! Makes sense now. Kaspin is super timid and super un-confident and not brave at all. I am really thinking Kaspin is a Right Brain Introvert!!! Instead of a Left Brain Introvert, which I thought at first. So my new plans are getting Kaspin more confident and trusting me more. I took my friends advice and decided to test out the zone 5 thing. I decided to take a Pareli carrot stick with a bag on the end. Kaspin thought I had pulled out the boggy man!!! Wow, what a different horse! Eventually, with approach and retreat I made it to the back legs. WOW, was my freind correct! Kaspin bucked like there was no tomorrow at the carrot stick and bag! So I do have my work cut out for me!! I am not going to ride Kaspin anymore until I can get this fixed in our relationship. I don't need more falls and Kaspin can buck sooo high, when he is scared! And I know I won't stay on, since Kaspin is all freaked out in the arena right now. I better stay safe and stay on the ground on line. But I am very interested in learning Kaspins right brain!!! How interesting!!! Keep it savvy!! Janine and Kaspin!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

2 awesome black horses video

Friends are so great to have and Parelli friends are even more awesome.! Yesterday my friend Kim and her Tennessee Walker came over to my barn and we had our own Parelli fun day! Lucky for us, I also had my video taper and got some fun of us playing yesterday. I combined some parts and made a small video to share with all. We played on many things, but this video shows us playing the Parelli circle game, Parelli squeeze game over barrels, and Parelli yo yo over a pole on the ground. We really enjoyed to see the 2 horses working together. They are both Left Brain Introverts on the cusp of being Left Brain Extroverts. You would think they both came from the same mother, since they both act soooo much the same!! Have a Savvy day and enjoy! Janine and Enzo!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Enzo's 2nd time learning to spin video


This is one of the fun Parelli things Enzo and I worked on Thanksgiving day!! This was only Enzo's 2nd time ever doing this. He is a pretty fast learner!!! Good boy!!! Keep it Savvy! Janine and Enzo!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Changed plans

Wooo hooo, my plans changed and I get to stay home after all. Why am I so thrilled? That means I get 3 whole days to play with my boys!! Yeah, I have to work Friday. But that's ok!! It keeps me also from spending any Black Friday money! Of which, I don't have anyway, LOL!! I am just so thankful I get to stay home this holiday and have so much free time with my furry hoofed kids!! Yeahh!! I hope all of you get to hug and kiss your equine partners on Thanksgiving as well!


Happy Holiday, Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving thanks early, since I leave town.

What are you doing this Thanksgiving? I am going to NC to visit with family and of course eat way too much food! What are you thankful for? I am thankful for so many things! Great family, great friends, 2 great jobs, 2 super horses, 1 super cairn terrier, and 2 funny cats. I also want to send a SUPER THANKS to Kristen and Laz for their recent contest!! You can read here http://sweethorsesbreath.blogspot.com/2011/11/contest-winners-announced.html I just love the way Kristen had Laz pick the winners! Very cute and thank you both again! Either way, I am very thankful for my life and try to appreciate it everyday. I hope you all enjoy the holiday and get some extra time in with your equine partners as well!


Keep it Savvy~Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FALL is just for pictures, correct?







Yes, more pictures!! Well, I played with Parelli games with the boys on Saturday! On Sunday, I had my best friend Holly come out and play with photography! Holly is a photographer and she has her own photography company http://www.focusequine.com/. She had gotten a new lens and wanted to try it out! I think she could use an old style cardboard pinhole camera and still take awesome shots!!! I will only post two of the boys. Since I really hadn't gotten permission as of yet. But man the fall colors are just sooo awesome! That is why I posted these two pictures. I love the colors, the trees, the pond, and the leaves floating on the pond!!!




Keep it natural~Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ohhh, so pretty barefoot hooves & more pics!

Enzo's beautiful barefoot hooves. Ohhh, soo pretty! My boys were super this weekend and it must have been in the air! Because the weather was just as super! I rode Kaspin Saturday and Sunday in the indoor and then we rode outside for our first time ever. I rode down to the outdoor arena and played some more. I also asked kaspin for his first CANTER in the outdoor arena. Kaspin did great, it was sooo much fun!! After I was done, I took Kaspins bridle off and just let him graze in the outdoor arena and enjoy the sun. Enzo was in another grass pasture stuffing his gut already, while I was riding Kaspin. Afterwards on both days, I went and played with Enzo out in his grass pasture. We worked on sideways, sideways to me, circle game, yo yo game, and lots of fun Parelli stuff. Of course, Enzo was very exuberant as well. Since there was lots of nice grass around for an extra incentive. Then of course, I had to bring my camera again. Enzo is now pretty much the darkest he will be and I had to get some new coat color change pictures. Look how funny Enzo's nose/muzzle looks! It stayed light with this fall/winter coat change??? Horses coats do some funny different things every year. I also got some of Kaspin. His coat is so long and thick already, it's just nuts. You can see both boys were really enjoying their grass pastures. Since a lot of pictures are with head down, doing their favorite thing!!!




I could look at these feet pictures all day!!!


That muzzle looks sooo funny!
Yipppeee!!!
Whatcha doing mom???
Ohh, looking so handsome!
The sun came back out for a while!
Here I come again!
Enjoying the great green stuff!!
Also enjoying the great green stuff!
I never know how Kaspin can even see??? LOL
I love his look!!
Love us, Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kaspin doing great at a trot video and more!!!

I cannot believe I got this to finally work!! Whoo hooo!!!



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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Parelli Circle Game no rope, I love this stuff!

Do I need to say more! I so love Parelli. I have only tried this a handful of times with Enzo. But only sometimes does Enzo give me nice circles. Sometimes Enzo wouldn't even play and just run around the arena and goof off. No big deal!! They say... taking off the rope, is the real TRUTH! So it didn't hurt my feeling at all. Yesterday(Saturday), I just wanted to tape some things just for fun. And just for fun, I asked for a Parelli Circle Game while Enzo was off of the 22 foot rope and long a be hold you will see the beauty!! I was sooo thrilled and still am. It couldn't have looked any better. I then went into Parelli Extreme Friendly Game. Plus, I had added a bunch more, but my video camera ran out of batteries and turned off! I was sooooo bummed. Enzo was doing so super that I couldn't even believe my eyes! Oh well, at least I got a tiny bit, LOL. I also added a few other fun videos from last weekend as well. Now that I had time to download them. I hope you guys has a super fun weekend as well!! Love us!! P.S. I still cannot figure out how to load multiple videos on the bog, aggg. I tried different ways and never got it yet???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M91IEfKtEAk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vf1nRiL3zE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZfAo3nntBk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6zXegt_B6U

Monday, October 10, 2011

Parelli Play Day, Durand MI, Oct 9th,Enzo's 1st trip!




Wow, what a super day Enzo and I had!!! Started with beautiful fall color leaves, soft morning sun, and a soft morning fog! Of course, I took a million pictures again! I condensed them in a kodak link below. Hopefully it works! My pictures start with my friends trailer pulling in to pick us up. Then we took the 1 hour drive over to Durand MI. Where we meet 10 other horses for the Parelli Play Day with Meggie Allen Parelli trainer! Wow, 12 horses that is a super turnout! This was the first time Enzo has left my farm! And his first 1 hour trailer ride! We opened the trailer once we got to Durand MI, and man it looked like a poop-pee fest!!!! Poor Enzo! He was really, really nervous, but he came off of the trailer just fine and we checked his hay bag and he did eat!!! Which is really good that he ate, because it showed that he wasn't sooooo freaked out that he couldn't even eat hay. Then, we both just stood aside and watched as other trailers pulled in to un-load. Enzo was sniffing the air and just staring at people and their horses. But he never cried out or started to run around, he just watched with great intent! Then, we went into the arena and Enzo explored it all!! He even sniffed all the sand in the arena along the way, lol. I could tell Enzo's brain was on over load!!!!!!!! He was shaking his head constantly! In Parelli language we call that getting rid of the cob webs in their brain and them saying to themselves....common brain work!!!! I have never seen Enzo do that soo much. But that was ok, we were both there to experience the day and take it all in! I knew to not even try to push Enzo at all. With all the stimulation to his brain. He wouldn't be able to handle 10 other horse doing their thing, bikes going by on the road, dogs running around, and me asking too much of Enzo! So we worked on our Parelli Games slowly and methodically, just to keep it all really cool! Later we had lunch and Enzo enjoyed hanging out by the trailer with his buddie Shadow, my friends horse that she brought. Enzo ate 2 flakes of hay and drank 1 bucket of water. What a good boy! Through the whole day Enzo never freaked out once, I was soooooooooooo proud of him!! Just in the last hour there was one time where we were hanging out in the arena with the other 10 horses and all of a sudden Enzo took off! Why?? I have not idea? So we caught him and brought him back and about 1 minute later Enzo tried to run away again. And again, I was not asking anything of Enzo. So I knew it wasn't me. But this time I caught Enzo before he got away and got him to turn and face me. But it was a good indication to me that mentally Ezno was all done for the day. Because the first time he got away, he ran back to the trailer. I am guessing that was the happy place... hay, shadow, water, and shade. So I made a note in my brain of his mental status. When the play day was done about 3pm. My friend and her horse had a half an hour lesson with Meggie Allen. Enzo and I relaxed by the trailer. Enzo and I were to have a lesson next. Once Meggie was done she came over to Enzo and I to see if we were ready for our lesson? I told her, I think we have to pass. I explained, that I felt Enzo was mentally done for the day and I wanted to end the day on a great note! She agreed, and we were both happy with my decision!!! Enzo loaded like a champ again and off we went to home! Once we got to the home barn. There was a bunch of wet poop again in the trailer. But not as much as the trip there thank god, LOL. And Enzo ate from his hay bag again, yeah!!! Enzo used to not eat hay on a trailer when we practiced, so now seeing him eat is progress, yeah again!!! I hope you enjoy the photo montage! Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!

http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=293726257408%3A739169364&sourceId=533754321803&cm_mmc=Share-_-Personal-_-shareCopyLink-_-Sharer-_-Top

Saturday, October 8, 2011

FALL COLORS!

What a super day to wash your horse, grab your camera, and take a million photos of your Equine Partner of this awesome fall day!!! I needed help with action shots from a friend. So I called my friend down the road and she rode her mare over! Her mares name is Misty! We decided to put them together! And I was sooo amazed, but Enzo could hardly care less!!! What a good boy! My friend ran both horses around for me and I got all kinds of pictures!! What fun it was!! Kaspin got to meet Misty later after the photo shoot and that too was totally uneventful. Both horses pretty much could care lass again. Not that I am complaining! I was just so surprised that my boys met a new mare and both were soo great about it. The mare never said a word either. Misty and kaspin met at the barn area and then we all went up to the arena to ride. I was proud of Kaspin and we all had fun!! Tomorrow is another big day for us!!!! Enzo is going on his first outing EVER!!! I am going to a Parelli Play Day tomorrow, 1 hour away from our barn! Then, I am having a half hour lesson after the play session with my Parelli trainer with Enzo. I am having a friend pick us up in the AM with her horse as well. I surely cannot wait to see what Enzo will say to all of this??????? Wish us luck!!!



















































I hope you're enjoying your fall as much as we are! Janine, Enzo, and Kaspin!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pics from last weekend of Enzo and Kaspin!

Enzo is starting to look older and more like his father Mintse 384! But notice all the black spots in Enzo's coat! Kaspin made those with his teeth! And as the hair grows back, it grows in nice and black again. Enzo and Kaspin are horse-ing around all the time! I am glad they love each other, but Enzo's coat looks really goofy! Kaspin has won all the wars they have. Kaspin is higher up in the herd than Enzo now. But that makes sense, since Kaspin is older and has that tough pony mentality.






People asked how I got shots of Enzo like this? I just have to call him and he comes running! It's so fun! Kaspin comes as well, but at a stroll!





I was trying to get shots of the 2 boys together. But this was the only shot I got before Kaspin ran Enzo off. Kaspin was saying... I want all the cookies!!!




Poor Enzo pouting in the background!












Enzo sniffing out the air for more cookies away from Kaspin, LOL!




I am looking forward to another great weekend with my boys this weekend! Keep it natural! Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friesian Keuring Ionia MI 2011

You cannot tell I love horses in this picture! I got to go with my friend last minute to a Friesian Keuring in Ionia MI today. She has this beautiful Filly that needed to go and her other friend had to cancel at the last minute. So I guess, it was meant for me to go today, yeahh. Her filly MOXIE, got 1st Premie and Reserve Champion!!! I was so excited and I had a super fun day! This friend is the same friend that bred and sold me Enzo by Mintse 384! Mintse babies did great at the keuring today! 1 colt Champion, 1 colt Reserve Champion and 1 filly Champion all by Mintse!!! That is awesome!!! P.S. This filly will be HUGE. She is 4 months old in this picture!!!!! And is already 13 hands and looks like a yearling, NUTS!!!!!!
Isabella Mare and Moxie 1st Premie and Reserve Champion!!!!




The little blonde filly by Mintse 384 that received Filly Champion and beat my friends filly. I had to show you how blonde this baby was! I thought Enzo bleached out! I won't complain again, LOL!!








Still very cute!





She won Champion, because she really picked up her legs and threw them out! Making it a super stride that they look for in the Friesian breed.






Moxie sooo cute!!!








Isabella and Moxie!







Moxie! You cannot tell I love photography!!!







Both looking great!!!













Wearing the ohhhh sooooo pretty Reserve Champ ribbon!!!!




What a super day! I will sleep great tonight!!! Janine