Monthly Archives: February 2012

the sand dummy

Feb 26…three months now for the four rescues and another great weekend visit with their family..three are wearing flymasks..two have been ridden..all have gained weight and sport coats that look like velvet and have an ever so slight tinge of … Continue reading

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in the herd…

it’s coming up on three months here..the four rescues have explored, relaxed, revealed their personalities, settled in..settled in physically and mentally..when first here they were “two fences” apart from horses living here..over the years having watched many ways of introducing … Continue reading

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Sally again…

Feb 15..it’s late in the evening..about ten..am out checking horses..checking gates..tucking everyone in so to speak..a shepherd with her sheep..my equine sheep..it’s very dark in the country..a coal black sky dotted with tiny twinkling stars..it’s cold..heavy jacket hood up cold..and … Continue reading

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Feb 12 building trust

irrigation came this week..on the ranch flood irrigation means hundreds of gallons of water travel down a two mile concrete ditch from the water district pump entering the acreage thru round ports..twelve inch holes in the ditch that allow life … Continue reading

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Feb 5 reflecting on change

Feb 5  quite the change with these beautiful animals..from being scared..not knowing how this new home would work out..what these new people would bring..from being four hesitant..depressed..extremely dependent on each other animals to now exploring everywhere from their sleep area … Continue reading

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Feb 1-Sally asks for the blanket

Feb 1 – Sally asks for the blanket..           after “playday monday” the horses head back to their sleep area..a very large pen with an eight foot wide gate that opens into the backyard of the house area..they can eat … Continue reading

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Jan 30-Playday Monday

It’s the end of a beautiful fair weathered January here in Arizona..they came the day after Thanksgiving.. so it’s just about nine weeks..nine weeks and from dull eyed depressed with flat coats and moving like a cluster of grapes not … Continue reading

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Jan 19 – mesmerizing weekend Jan- Jade,Bella first ride

Mesmerizing weekends with the rescue family have become the norm..often not knowing anything about horses can be scary, dangerous and have disasterous results for both horses and handlers..but time and time again the rescue family has a wonderful weekend..not only … Continue reading

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New Years Day

Jan 1 2012 New Years Day New Years Day.. The four are slowly expanding their comfort zone daily..new years day finds them spread out..one grazing..Sally of course..one standing asleep in the sand pile in the middle of the arena..it is … Continue reading

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Dec 20-crash into Sally Dec 29-it’s been one month for the rescues

  Dec 20 –  crash into sally . it’s late in the evening..am checking the horses..making sure everyone’s fine for the night..making sure gates are shut..that one didn’t get left open from the days activities..making sure what’s inside stays in and … Continue reading

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