Hi, I'm Ev. I'm training to become a horsewoman. These are my adventures and misadventures. I'm green as hell, but so far, so good. I'm now learning from Bo (and sometimes his wife DeDe) at D&D Ranch in Pope Valley. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity, I feel quite blessed, and I feel that they, and horses, have really turned my life around.
Solomon is my baby- a big old flea bitten grey Appendix gelding who is very kind and way too smart! I love him so very much. He is a rescue and was meant to be co-owned rehabbed, and maybe rehomed to a good home. He turned out to be over 25 years old with injuries that ultimately do not make him riding sound, so he is retired.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pasture herd pic spam!

Okay, I have a bunch of horsie photos for you. I rather like a couple of them.

Okay so their names are not really "annoying horse" and "butthead," but that's how I am categorizing those two in my mind at the moment, hah! I love just about all horses, though. While there are a couple of horses out there that need to learn manners, none of them are outright dangerous. (Well, I guess all horses are a little dangerous, but you get the picture)

So! On to the pic spam.

I have named this horse "annoying hoss." He is freakin' HUGE and grey, and I think he's actually a friendly horse. He just has no manners. He was far more interested in me than Solomon was once I let him loose in the pasture. Here he is with Solomon. Sol's hide has those weird spots because of his fly spray- dust stuck to it in those funny patterns.

I love this picture. You can see me taking the photo reflected in his eye. It was actually hard to get this shot because most of the time I was out there he was TOO CLOSE to get a non-blurry photo. There's a reason why I call him Annoying Hoss. He just sticks his nose up against you and blows and blows and blows and no matter how many times you shoo him off, he comes right back. It is mean, but I'm kind of considering taking a riding crop out there and swooping it at him, maybe even smacking him once to get him to back off, because he's really big and it just feels kind of dangerous.

GO AWAY DAMMIT. (I actually like this horse, but I like pain in the butt animals for some reason.)

NO my ear DOES NOT contain a treat, jeez!

Annoying Hoss: "Hi hi HI hey HI!"
Solomon: "Can you believe this guy, mom? I feel tired just LOOKING at him."

This is Butthead. Also not his name. He is CONSTANTLY nipping the other horses in the butt. He is constantly getting beat up because of it. This does not stop him. He is gelded, but I'm not sure he realizes this. Here he is pestering another horse. Pain in 3...2...1...

I missed the kick, but this is right after he got a swift one. You can see the dust, and you can see him reacting, but did he back off? Noooo...

They can just go ahead and yuk it up together.

He seems to have a bunch of little lumps on him. Thoughts?

Other herd photos:

Heh, here's a Western Pleasure horse for ya, eh?

This hoss has a nice mommy. I believe you call the white hairs roaning?


This horse squealed at Solly and chased him off. Mean horse!

Solomon, pretending to not notice me getting harassed by Annoying Hoss, who had his nose pressed against me almost the ENTIRE time I was out there. Annoying Hoss also wanted to go home with me. No, Annoying Hoss, no.

Schreepy hoss.

This kind of sway-backed grey with the fly mask is very sweet, and has made friends with Solomon.

Kind of interesting coloration, eh? This is Solomon's other friend, who called and called for him when I was leading him away yesterday. Sol himself seemed kind of ambivalent about it all. Sometimes I feel like he could take or leave other horses, really.

"Oh HAI, hey hi hi hey!"

So that's Solomon's new herd, more or less. There are a couple of other horses that belong to the BO who are usually out there, but they are in at the moment.

1 comment:

Evergrey said...

Ya know I didn't really check, but maybe Annoying Hoss is a mare. I'm thinking gelding though.