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Sunday, January 22, 2012

My first snow pics of the year.

Here are basically my first snow pictures of the year. We have had hardly any snow. Sorry, you snow people. But I have no complaints at all and the 40 degrees can come back now. These pics I just snapped fast with my cheap camera. So they are not the best, but it's something.

 I was also thrilled today! Enzo's butt was dry today. I was sooo happy to see this! We increased the hay pellets to a whole scoop, 2 times a day. I really hope this is all we will have to do. Since, Enzo will be eating me out of house and home, LOL. I also started Enzo on the probios today. That will probably help as well. 

Do your Parelli horses blow when you play with them??? Enzo and Kaspin are always quiet. I can get them to lick and chew. Shake their heads. Yawn, etc. But now blowing out. I was recently watching the new Parelli Game of Contact DVD. And I was amazed at how many times Linda's horses blew out and Linda would always mention how good it was! So my latest Parelli game is working on blowing out for relaxation! Today I played with Enzo for 2 hours. That is my norm for the weekends. We played all kinds of Parelli games on the ground. Then at the very end, I got on Enzo with halter with Parelli lead and my treeless sensation saddle and walked around a tiny. But I so had fun! I keep the rides very short, since Enzo is still young and growing. Anyway, after we left the arena Enzo blew out 4 times!! I was definitely thrilled, since I hardly ever hear this from Enzo( only 2 other times, before this one!). But at the same time disappointed. Enzo did it when we were leaving the arena!! Arggg, I want Enzo to be relaxed enough to do it in the arena. So more work from me to get him to blow out inside the arena.

 I then played with Kaspin for 1 hour. With Kaspin I am really working on his confidence. Since he is a chicken about everything. And I am working on him understanding my leadership. Kaspin does need a leader he can trust. Since again he himself is worried about all. I worked on Parelli Touch it today and Kaspin had fun doing that! He even chewed on a few things and that is great for Kaspin. Eventually, I rode Kaspin in a halter with lead and my treeless sensation saddle. Kaspin did great today. I could feel his confidence was going good after our ground preparations. Plus, it was good for me. Since I got the OK to ride after Jan 17th. Now I can get my hips and legs back into shape:) 

 I hope you all had a super equine weekend as well, Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!
 Enzo coming to me.
 Enzo still coming and my camera was too slow, LOL
 Here comes Kaspin!
 Can I have a cookie??
 Hanging out.
 Kaspin coming back hoping for a cookie!
 Kaspin and his girlfriend Bally.
Is this not the cutest nose ever!!!!

12 comments:

  1. There is nothing cuter than a Hafy nose for sure. Both your boys are gorgeous, I'm partial to Kaspin however :) I don't parelli but, do click. Have been teaching my Hafy mare to play basketball!

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    1. How funny!!! I just checked it out and will follow! Very cute for sure!!!!! Great job!

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  2. I'd have to say that I am quite partial to Kaspin too :) I just can't get over how tall he is!!
    But Enzo is a handsome boy as well!

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    1. I guess, where Kaspin is tall, he lost his white in his face, LOL!!!

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  3. Heeeey! Love your recent updates!

    I didn't know you rode in a treeless saddle? I've been looking at getting one for Grayson since he has once again outgrown his saddle.

    What model do you have? Did you buy it brand new?

    Thanks!

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    1. I have a barefoot for trail riding and getting dirty, purchased new. And I have a sensation saddle for basic arena riding, purchased used on ebay. Was hardly used. I also used to have an Ansur saddle and loved it. But it was too showy and I don't show anymore, so I sold it. But I love treeless!!!!

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    2. Awesome! I think I've going to delve into that world a little more. I love love love to ride bareback and I ride Grayson bitless so it sounds like a good next step.

      Both those brands (well all three really) are the brands that keep coming up in conversation about treeless saddles.

      Thanks!

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  4. Yes...that is the cutest nose... well, maybe Doc's nose is cuter, but they are all very high on the cute meter! I love watching the horses wiggle and move their noses. I think they were the 'elephants' that stood on the banks of the Great Green Greasy Limpopo River. Their noses are so supple - just like an elephant's trunk.
    I love hearing my guys 'blow' as you call it. (All I can think of are whales blowing... and, with the size my Haffies have gotten to be this winter... well, we're not far from that!)
    Yesterday I ground drove Pippin. He was a little freaked by the dog running back and forth through puddles, but finally, his head came down and he blew.... and blew again.
    My driving instructor looks for that. He says you can tell when their heads are down and relaxed - the blowing is because fluids are flowing down into their noses.

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  5. Oh cool, I too am following your blog now!! Doc and Pippen are sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! I wish Kaspin had white in his face. But he didn't and I still wanted him. It's really unusual that they don't have white in their face! Well I figure out this blowing thing, LOL. Thanks for the comment!!!!!

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  6. A Haflinger? and a Friesian... sigh. Two awesome horses. Mine are QH and 1/2 Friesian. I can't wait to come back and enjoy your blog more fully. I am here via "One Friesian Sporthorse, One Donkey & One Percheron". I'm a new follower.

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  7. Hi Margaret! Welcome! Wow, your horses are sooooo pretty also!!! I love their names!! Oberon and Sebastian! You have so many blogs. How do you find time? I have a hard time keeping up with one blog, LOL. I just posted your Lorenzo video on my blog today! That guy is super amazing!! I am also following your horses blog now also. Looks very cool and I love your photography as well. I love photography, but I don't have time or money to put more into it. But I do my best:)Take care:)

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  8. I have no idea how I missed this post!!

    Of the treeless saddles which one was your favorite? What kind of pads do you use under them? Do you ever have a problem with rubs? I want to get one someday too so I'm trying to learn all I can on them.

    I'm glad Enzo is feeling better. Be patient with the blowing out. He will get there. :)

    I love the pictures!! They are both so cute.

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