So after the "nobody"debacle on Monday , I took a day off of working horses and went to my paying job yesterday (equally as frustrating as we had an admin meeting , but no skinned knuckles!)
Picked up hubby at the airport last night . This trip home he has less planned, so I am able to stick to my schedule a bit better.
Did a little more, patience work and foot handling with Dandy , just snuggled with Annie , cause I can .
The caught up the all star team of Cat and Andee!Time for these girls to see some work!
Started with Cat ...
Also known as "FV Catch a Dream"
"The Fat Baby "
And frankly now, until she gets a better handle on this longing thing , I think I will be changing her name to "Whoa Dammit"!
Yeesh! that is one solid , strong little mare!!!!!
Teaching her to longe was interesting . She seems to have been practicing! lol. "You want me to run in circles?? Hail yeah! I can do that! The question is boss lady , can you hang on?"
She put a few corners in the round pen today and , easy, and whoa are words she seems to have chosen to ignore . But all in all a good start , she eventually settled in to a nice job , then on an "easy transitioned into a steady walk, and we called it a day . Bout then I was sure my knuckles on my left hand were dragging in the dirt! Not too worried about it , it was her first time, and Johnnie , Sunshine Chili, even the perfect Catana , were a little like out of control tether balls on their first time longeing. And look how well they turned out! Training Appy's is exactly the same as training any other breed , only different! LOL.They do make you work for it !
Then went and got Andee. What do I say about that sweet girl. For those of you who don't know this I bought Andee from Shirley ,of Ride a good Horse when she was a weanling . I bought her simply to have a pen mate for Cat . And the plan was to resell her in the next year. As you can see plans changed . I bought her sight unseen only having seen photos on the blog. I knew I liked the look of her and she was well put up and well bred ,but was not too focused as I raise Appys and not QH's. I paid what seemed like a fair price for her and life went on.
To tell you the truth now, though . After getting to know this little darling over the last couple years, seeing what she grew into as far as looks , conformation etc and seeing her amazing sweet gentle nature . Fair price? nope, I stole this filly!!!!! And she ain't going anywhere. Martin has claimed her as his , and it is a true love match!
She was a little more reactive today , seemed to have some confusion with me asking her to move off of me, but overall did very well for her first try.. fewer pics of her , as I couldn't hold the whip , the line and my camera after wrestling with Whoa Dammit! (arms were way tired! )
A few more days of this ,and I will be limbered and strengthened up, and They will very quickly get the hang of things. And ready for the next steps !Still have an hour or so before I have to head to town so I guess I should get off where I sit and head out to get in Comet and Quinn's faces for a bit!
Stay safe everyone!