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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

HUMAN STALL REST=BORED, BORED, BORED

Well, now I know how a extrovert horse on stall rest feels, LOL. I had left hip surgery on July 8th and I have to stay home for 4 weeks and if I do walk around I need crutches. In short, I had my left hip joint kind of cleaned out. The surgeon took out a bone spur or two, cleaned up torn cartilage, and they had to cut some of my bone that caused the torn cartilage in the first place. It's along story, but not a hip replacement as of yet. I am too young for that currently. So that is what I have been up to lately and that is why the post lately are slow. Either way, I am extroverted person and I have to move. I have had lots of friends tell me to read, or take up knitting. But no way! That would entertain me for about 1 minute! I need to move my feet! So now I really know why extroverted horses need to move their feet! That energy has to go somewhere! I have 2 more weeks of solitary confinement. That means staying at home and pretty much doing nothing, super yuck!!! After the 2 weeks, I can finally start physical therapy. At least, I can go somewhere and start moving my feet, LOL. Yeahhh!!!


Other than that, the boys are doing just fine and I am sure they're loving their vacation of pretty much doing nothing. I am paying one of my Parelli friends to play with my 2 boys once a week until I am back? So at least my 2 boys won't forget how to respect and play with humans, LOL. I have had a chance to get out to the barn at least 3 different times to at least pet and feed carrots to my boys over the fence! That has been lots of fun! Today was the 3rd visit. Both boys seemed happy and after I fed them, I sat down and just watched them for a while. Enzo and Bally, a girl horse at the farm were grooming each other for a while and it was soooo cute! I then wished I had brought a camera. Maybe next time! Kaspin pretty much did his own thing and was just enjoying nibbling grass. It was nice for me to feel the sun, and feel the breeze on my face. I also enjoyed all the smells that I had missed. The nice smells of the new stored hay and of course, that lovely horse SMELL!!!!! I also smiled, since Enzo and Kaspin are now really good buddies! I was kind of trying to find Enzo a younger horse when I was looking. So the 2 horses could play together! And it turned out great!! Those 2 boys are constantly goofing around and loving every minute. You should see the sparing marks all over both of them, LOL.


Keep it natural, Janine Enzo and Kaspin!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New header that I absolutely LOVE, thanks!!!!

Hello everyone!!! I have a huge smile on my face this morning! My friend from www.wildponybeast.com made me a new header for my blog!!! She put in a baby picture of each of my boys as baby's, and 2 pictures of them now a little more grown up. In return for the lovely header, I will be making a donation to Northwest Equine Stewardship Center www.nwesc.org, where her horse Denali lives!!!! My blog now looks so great and I thank you Denali and super horse mom who loves Denali soooooooooo much!!!!!! If you need a super new header for your blog? Then you too can contact Denali's mom through her blog, or www.rehabdenali@yahoo.com. She also has her own company called It's in the bag, www.customtailbags.com!!! You have to go check it out!




Love us, Janine, Enzo, and Kaspin!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Kaspin is so kute!











I love photography and I love my friend Holly! She has her own photography company and does amazing pictures of horses and many other subjects. Here is her site www.focusequine.com if you would like to go check out the great shots!! I am sure you will notice shots of my past horse Palidor and current shots of Enzo. Plus 1 shot of Fuego my barn owners horse. Kaspin should make it up there eventually, LOL. Either way, I am happy I am so blessed to get such nice pictures from my friend Holly. I am soooo going to miss Holly when I move to NC! But my dream of have my 2 boys in my own back yard will be coming true! Keep it natural! Janine, Enzo and Kaspin! P.S. I did get to go see the BUCK movie and enjoyed it all! Now I want a Pat and Linda Parelli movie, LOL!!! What is your thoughts?


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th weekend and Kaspin video


Hello all!

Here is Kaspin just learning a few Parelli games! I love this boy already very much. He is just so kind and quiet and as with Enzo he makes me smile very much! Life is great when you can smile daily! I hope everybody has a fun and safe 4th of July!!! Please enjoy this video and if you missed my last few post? I had listed at least 2 other videos as well below. Of Enzo also doing great, in case you missed them!


The Seven Games Details
Most people have trouble communicating with horses because they don't know the Seven Games that horses know
Use the Seven Games to: build trust and relaxation; teach horses to respond and yield when leading; yield backwards/away from you; respond to the rein or your leg when riding; yield without touching; equalize backwards and forwards; develop straightness; teach transitions; help your horse overcome fear of narrow spaces
Develop more creativity and purpose in your training sessions
Learn how to use "Phases" to keep it polite and get your horse "light"
Learn simulations to develop your skills before teaching your horse
Teach your horse to move away from pressure

Savvy fun!! Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!!

I love these 2!

I love this partnership and his horse!