Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

So ,about that happy post ...

Well,of course this little  darlin never fails to make me smile

The last few days I have been working  with Comet and Quinn each day, haltering , leading , today we worked on grooming and , standing tied . They were a bit rusty after a long time of just growing up, and the winter, but overall not too much drama. Both took the grooming very well, Quinn looking quite elegant afterwards and Comet? well he has a little bit of a roguish look with his ,soft, fluffy white mane.

 Standing patiently,well sort of but standing and not pulling or fussing when he met the tension on the rope. Though Comet did  make an effort to untie himself 
 Mostly Comet seems to be wanting to please ,very good with pressure and release 
and he really doesn't seem to get rattled at all 
 Relaxing and deciding it isn't so bad 
 Elegant? I see I missed a spot , but gosh he is a pretty boy all cleaned up 
 Quinn is a big boy , but very peaceful, overall doesn't try me much,  seems very willing to please as well 
 Both boys were very good today , and last evening with all the noise and drama. I am extremely pleased with them so far 

We had a couple of big storms blow through , thunder ,lightening,pelting rain and hail, and then , a day late we got , my kind of Canada day light show !
I guess the song is true, "if you ever want to see a rainbow, you've got to stand a little rain 
Stay safe 


Shirley said...

The boys look great! Glad to know that all your animals made it through that craziness of the weekend unscathed.
That last photo is amazing- a double rainbow and lightning; I don't think I've ever seen them both in one photo before, great capture! And, I think your boys are the pot'o'gold at the end of the rainbow for some lucky people. Seriously people, snap 'em up!

Linda said...

That last shot is amazing! The boys look great.

Knotty Dogs said...

Both of the boys look awesome! Although ... Quinn is my favorite. I think he would look good in my pasture with Kahlua, don't you? ;-) I love that last photo.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Knotty Dogs, absolutely he would !

Reddunappy said...

Awe, gotta love the babies!!!

The boys do clean up well!!!

Great lightening and rainbow shot Wow!!!

Paint Girl said...

Awe, look at those boys!! They looks so good!
What a beautiful lightening/rainbow picture!! I have never seen anything like that before!

Carly said...

I can't decide which baby I like more! When i was learning to ride my instructor had a sorrel blanket app. I was in love with him! The high socks on the other baby though I'm adoring. Is he also an appy? (i dont know if you breed any other breeds)

kden said...

Always love the horsie pics but that last one is a million in one shot!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Thanks all ,Carly, All of them are Appaloosas , Quinn is solid , but does have appaloosas characteristics

GoLightly said...

Wow, LOVE the last picture, how cool is that? I'd have been hiding inside with Flip, most likely;)
Not a fan of lightning, I'm not.

Quinn looks amazing, Comet's head is gorgeous!

scritch Johnny quick, I think he hasn't noticed my ooohing over colts lately;)

Nicole said...

Those babies are precious! They look like they handled being tied there ok. We need to start working on my baby like that. In fact, we want to start showing her in halter classes this fall just to get her out and about with other horses. She'll be a cutter when it's all said and done, but we need to start her early getting her around other horses.

Rising Rainbow said...

My, how they have grown. It must have felt good to get your hands on them and have it all go so well. I love when that happens.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That photo is just incredible!

Is it just a trick of shadows, or does Comet have eyebrows?