Sunday, January 30, 2011

Enzo you always make me smile!

This picture is Enzo as a baby about 4 months old.
I had a another great weekend with Enzo! He really is growing up sooo fast that it amazes me every time! No matter how many young horses I have seen grow up! Enzo is now 15 hands at the withers and 15'1 at the butt. His knees look like that are too big and his neck and head look too small right now. It is sooo funny how they are always changing so much at this young age. I soooo cannot wait to see Enzo's spring coat this year, now that he is a bit older. His mane and tail are just getting so long for only being 18 months old. His hair is almost as long as my old horses was even as an 8 yr old. Enzo's ground work is going so well and I am sooo proud of my boy. Especially, since he used to rear everywhere, bite, and was extremely dominant. The only thing I have to watch is Enzo's dominant behavior here and there yet. Otherwise, Enzo is a good, good boy. Enzo and I have finally really figured out the circle game! I am so thrilled with that. Now that we both understand that game. It has made the other 6 Parelli games come together even better as well. Especially, my weaves and figure 8's around a cone! Enzo has mastered the pedestal now. He hoops right up. Enzo has even offered his back legs. BUT I cannot let him try that at all. My pedestal is not safe for that! But at least, I know when I get a safe pedestal it should be pretty easy for Enzo to get all 4 feet on it. One day I was cleaning up all my horse toys in the arena one night and I let Enzo free to walk around the arena if he pleased. Enzo walked over to the pedestal and climbed up and stood there with his front two feet on it sooo proud! As I kept putting my things away Enzo kept standing up there. Like, LOOK AT ME will you!!! It was so darn funny what he offers by himself sometimes. We both enjoyed the 30 degrees that we have had for the past few days and behold we even saw the sun today for over 6 hours straight!! We were both almost blinded!

Create great moments~Janine and Enzo!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I came home after work on Friday and there it sat on my porch! The new Sensation saddle in a box! I grabbed the box and ran inside! I opened the box as fast as I could. WOW!!!! I swear a gleam of light came out of the box! It was just what I had dreamed of owning. The leather so soft, the saddle so light, and all in such great shape! It all looked basically brand new!! I took it out to the farm today, hoping it was warm enough to get Enzo out and try it on his back!! We have had the frigid weather just like everybody else around the country. Well I decided to wear every shirt, sock and snow pants I had owned. I felt like the kid from Christmas story and couldn't move, LOL! But I did feel warm! So of course, I had to get the NEW saddle out! Enzo was a great sport as always. I tacked him up with the new saddle. Enzo had been carrying his Ansur saddle around for a while already. So Enzo is used to the saddle thing by now. Anyway, the Sensation Saddle seemed to fit him like a glove!!! I am soo thrilled so far!!! Again, just what I had dreamed off!!! Ohhh so waiting to feel my butt in it!!! I will keep you posted!! Create great moments~ Janine and Enzo!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


A couple months ago I rode in my friends Dressage/trail treeless SENSATION saddle and just feel in love! I have always loved treeless saddles. I actually own 2. One is a Ansur Dressage treeless and the other is a Barefoot treeless that I mainly use for trail riding. Anyway, I just feel in love with the Sensation and decided I would sell my Ansur Treeless to buy a Sensation Treeless saddle. I have been watching on ebay for a used sensation to keep the price down. I finally found one yesterday and bought it!!!! I am so excited and cannot wait to see it this Friday. Pictures are to the left. It's a Sensation Harmony Element(dressage flap). It's mainly the same as the dressage/trail. Except, it's more adjustable in the seat and adjustable in the placement of the stirrups. It's basically brand new and I got it for a steal! It was only used 2 times by her daughter! I am also crazy about the color purple! And long and behold the last owner had purchased a purple seat, and purple leather stirrup covers. How cool is that! So, I can use the saddle totally black, or change it to purple and black. It will even come with stirrups and a breast collar. I am soooo excited and cannot wait! Now if everything works out great? I will have to get my Ansur saddle up on ebay for sale soon! I hope everybody is staying nice and warm this winter! Create great moments~Janine and Enzo!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Having fun!

Enzo always makes me smile:) I just put a link below of a video with Enzo getting on the pedestal for the second time in his life. I hope it opens???? Then for fun some jumping of barrels. Which Enzo has done many times, and ending with some beginning learning's of sideways towards me. The video is a bit slow(sorry). Enzo took him time getting up on pedestal, because the barn door was squeaking from the winter winds and it had Enzo all distracted. Enzo was paying more attention on the squeaking at first than the pedestal. I also just set my camera up on top of a barrel and just let it tape. I never realized till later that I chopped off Enzo's head, oops. Since, this was only Enzo's 2nd time on the pedestal and Enzo decided to stay up on it for a long time I let him. It was about 4 to 5 minutes! I also used that time for some friendly game as well. You will also notice Enzo does give me a kiss and you see me wipe it off(normally I never would), LOL. I only did that, because we have calcium chloride in the arena to keep the dust down. Enzo apparently stuck his nose in it! And the dirt then being spread onto my face didn't taste so good, LOL. You will see a tiny later Enzo goes to kiss me again. But this time I didn't let him:( Again, Enzo is sooo funny! We then jumped the barrels a few times just for the fun of it. Enzo was being lazy, but I didn't mind. I wasn't really asking for much either. When we got to the sideways to me you will see that is newer to both of us. I have so far been only asking for a few steps at a time. When I go to his right side and ask him to come right at first. Enzo got a bit confused. Since we got close to the barrels. Enzo thought I wanted him to do something with the barrels. I had to regroup and try again and then the sideways to me worked much better. I am just thrilled I got this much. Well, this was just a tiny bit for you to see what we are up to. After I turned the taper off. We went and worked on more sideways down the fence, without a fence, circles, figure 8's, and traveling circles. Since , I was moving around so much. It's impossible to tape all of that by myself. Well, I hope everybody had a super NEW YEAR! Enzo and I have lots of plans for 2011! Create great moments~Janine and Enzo