Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chickens n' Horses, n' Hair, OH MY !


What a time we've been having at our farm ! All good, all fun and ALL perfect.
First, I have acquired a teeny little lost soul in the form of a Hackney Pony. She arrived here on April 16th, thin as a rail, horrid hooves, and scared of any thing human. Yes, even though I do not make a habit of taking in"rescues", this little mare really needed to be saved. Her owners of two weeks didn't know what to do with her due to her being so flighty and scared, but they DID do their best in care, feeding and being kind to her. I don't know much about her history but she had fallen on that 'pipeline' to a kill auction.

Here she is the day I first met her , after she Jumped over her water tub to get out of her stall. Then she took off in total fear. Luckily she's little or I imagine she'd still be running.

Once she arrived here, she got groomed as much as she'd allow, and has had some work done with her so she becomes more trustful. It has worked well because now, I can touch her ears, and run a whip all over her with no tantrums or panic from being terrified. Just one step at a time, and hers are all 'baby' steps.

We named her Breeze - and she has lived up to it already ! Here's how she looked last Sunday... One of the working students was here, and I happened to have my camera handy !

Breezy has gained some more weight this week, and is looking great. I plan on teaching her to drive !

Then yesterday, we had a real busy day. I have been keeping a diary for the month of April for Farm & Ranch Magazine, and the gal from Cove Creek Photography came out to finish the shots that she's sending to the magazine folks. It was fun, but whew- So many photos taken ! At the same time, our barn was stock full of great working students. They did all of the hard stuff, so I could concentrate on getting the photos accomplished. 

THANK YOU  Meghan, Tami, Chy, and Patience !!!!

These gals are becoming such good horsewomen and will certainly be of a continued part of our team.

Later on, a gal came to pick up a load of horse manure, and she ended coming back for one more !  YAY- good bye horse pooh .
The farm's vet came by to administer vaccines for a couple of the boarders, and a  brand new boarder ( arrives June 1st) stopped out to visit , anddddddddddd, whew, a prospective riding student came to see the horses.

It seems that our hens are laying eggs like mad - 
I get about a dozen Daily now- so our girls "rock" !!

 A busy month, but absolutely wonderful & positive. 

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