Archive for the ‘Horses’ Category
We had a fun time out at the ranch today. After having a lively breakfast, horseback riding was the scheduled event. The star of course was Rowan!
Our favorite little nephew dude dragged his parents and his Grandma up to visit Aunty Julie, Uncle Mike and Papa Bill. He was sporting his brand new cowboy boots and told them he just had to go on the long drive to see us. We weren’t fooled though, he really came to see the horses, the chickens and Adolph the dog! We’re all aware of our place in line 🙂 I think the tractor we call “Greenie” has also moved ahead of us..
It was a fun way to spend a sunny morning with loved ones who don’t live close enough to see as much as we’d like. We’re already looking forward to Ro’s next foray into cowboying. Look out Hailey!
Wedgie had a lot of firsts this week – he was FINALLY weaned from his mama, he got his first big boo boo, his first haircut AND he had his first hoof trimming. All pretty much within 48 hours. Little guy’s world was turned upside down.
We had planned on weaning him a couple months ago, but the unbelievably wet weather the last two months made it difficult. We didn’t have any spare stalls or inside pens that were dry, so the pasture was the best place for him and his mama.
|Walking the Wedge|
|Boo Boo wrapped in blue|
|Wedgie’s 1st trim|
|Wedgie’s 1st haircut|
So that’s pretty much Wedgie’s traumatic week. He’s doing fine and starting to enjoy being in the middle of everything at the barn. He has already learned to pull the lid off of the grain bin as he goes by and tries to snag a mouthful of hay when passing the bales. One thing is for certain, Wedgie will be in the middle of things on a regular basis.
Mr. MoonCat’s horse Swifty has yet another admirer……
|Does this photo make
my nose look BIG?
|He really is a looooooooong horse|
A couple of weeks ago the hubby’s folks stayed a few days with us and we dragged them along to a cattle sorting with us and my Dad. Mr. MoonCat talked his own Dad into getting up on Swifty for a few photos. They got along really well and make quite the pair don’t they? ~Mr. MoonCat took these photos so Swifty can’t blame me for the big nose shot… 🙂
|Everyone waiting for their turn|
|Mr. MoonCat & Swifty calmly strolling
Moi & Fella not so much
|The hat’s on backwards….
he must be seriously concentrating
|Dad and Petey sorting the cattle….fast!|
Sorry, no action shots of me this time. But..I did end up placing 5th out of 102 teams!! Not bad for a rusty old fat woman and a rather hyper horse 🙂 We had a lot of fun that day surrounded by family, friends, and furry creatures. Great food finished off an almost perfect day.
I spent the last few days helping Dad at the ranch. For once I remembered to take my camera so I could update all of Wedgie’s fans with a couple of new photos. It is hard to believe the little poop is already 5 months old! As you can tell, he and Dad’s dog Adolph are the best of friends. They play together all the the time.
|Do you have grain for me?|
|Here I come..|
|Can you see me now?|
|Wedgie chasing Adolph?|
|Adolph resting after the race|
|What is it? What is it?|
The names everyone came up with were amazing! You all are very creative. We’ll have to put it out there again next time we have a baby to name..So without further ado……
Introducing: Phantom Sunday Gambler
The winner of the horse-themed prize is LemonVerbenaLady! She came up with Phantom which is such a perfect description of his little face. The group played with it until Phantom Sunday Gambler came out of the brainstorming. Of course, Pops promptly declared “I don’t care what you put on the papers, I’m still calling him “Wedgie”.
The winner of the random drawing for the notecards is: Susan!
Congratulations to you both and thank you all for joining in on the fun. Be sure to stay tuned as we have a BIG giveaway from CSN Stores later this week! It’s one you won’t want to miss.