First and foremost , Thank you so much, to Country Gal, of Our County Cove life , and also the 4 R's of 4 R Ranch for this lovely award
Liebster means Dearest or Favourite in German."
Here are the rules:
1- Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.
2- Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3- Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.
So now I am to share this award with 5 blogs who have fewer than 200 followers .
I love all the blogs I read, which is of course why I read them . I have been known in the past to be a little lawless about this and just give them to everyone, but I will try just this one time to follow rules. Sigh
1. Sally, from Ferngrove Farm who kindly shares her life and journey all the way from the other side of the world!
2.Jeni of Super Size My Cob With the beautiful Rosie and Bonnie, and some huge determination!
3.Janice of Own A Morgan a blogger friend , I have also had the joy of meeting in person! and she is wonderful!
4.CutnJump on her blog Cheap Chef Yummy straightforward , cost effective recipes! love it (met her too! I get around)
5. Dang it! I tried , everyone else would like it that I follow!
Secondly , I need to brag a little , well need is a strong word but I am going to all the same .
Dandy , as you saw on Yesterdays Post has gone to his new home. I am very pleased with him, and his new owner . She has already been working with him, and as shown yesterday and again here , has sat on him , and steered him around the pasture a bit . Yes he is that quiet , and kind , and yes ,I think she is that good! She has a very nice way with her about horses, and as I said I have seen video and photos of her with her other horses and she seems to have the "stuff."
The brag part is , that Dandy, Maggie , and Timer are all foals from FV Jazz. The only daughter I kept from my sweet abused old mare C7Sparks Jewel
Fern Valley's Jazz
FV Sparks Image(Maggie) and FV Dandy Line(Dandy )
FV Jazz Time
as you may have read in the honorable mention ,Jewel came to me in a sorry state , and I never really did truly gain her trust. I got a long way with her, but .... Because of this , Jazz is a bit , different ,I had tired to work with her as a foal , and she picked up some of mom's nervousness. She is much easier to work with than her mom was , but can by times still be a bit goofy. With her foals however I let them be until either they come to me , or they are weaned (so far it has always been the former and darn quick too. And I am careful when i handle Jazz to not let her "crank up the kids " This has worked well and as a result ZI am seeing the true nature of this line , coming though loud and clear ! Quiet ,kind , straightforward. Timer , went to my nephew , Maggie is , doing very well, with her very own Teenager, and Dandy , well...
I am proud of these horses, and of the line that in effect originated here with my old sweet Stallion Chips, and a sad scared little mare named Jewels.
C7 Sparks Jewel
The only tarnish on this for me is to think what Jewels could have been if she had had a kinder start .
So, that is part of what I needed to say, the last is a strong reminder to STAY SAFE , and pay attention. As I was unfortunately reminded this weekend .Walking into Phoenix's pen ,totally distracted, and walking away without talking to him first, I got a rude awakening! Fix , was an arse! Knocked me down with his chest, yes it was in play.NO IT WAS NOT OK!!!! And he is now firmly reminded of that fact ! I will leave it at that , only to say that while his behavior was wrong , I was also at fault in that I was distracted, and in working with horses , you need to pay attention!
Stay safe and warm my friends!