The time a Longhorn Steer showed up uninvited to the farm.
I don't know what it is about the horse world and dogs, but dogs are everywhere at equine events. Most horses don't seem to care, but I've owned two so far that had a homicidal hatred of everything canine. This always makes things awkward, because dog people can't seem to wrap their heads around the fact that my horse will straight up murder their pooch.
I acquired Jack as 3 year old stallion. Yes, I am slightly nuts.... Why do you ask? Actually, Jack had no clue he was a stallion, so it wasn't really a problem. I figured I'd just have him gelded come spring when the weather warmed up. Easy peasy, problem solved. Until spring came and I couldn't find a vet to do it.
Since Newboy is the horse I work with the most besides Jack, I figured I'd introduce him second. Now, there's something you may notice about any Newboy story: many details about him may be vague or inconsistent. There's a reason for this.
Since I've switched sites, I suppose I should reintroduce the crew. I decided to start with Jack, since I've owned him the longest of the living horses.
After a little over a week on Triple Crown Low Starch, Newboy is back to his usual chill self at mealtimes. The stereotypical belly ache behavior is gone and he no longer tries to murder Spots when it's time to be separated for dinner. He isn't spending hours standing in a stall weaving anymore, either. Lesson learned: Newboy will not tolerate a tummy ache.
Three weeks ago I got my ass kicked.
Two month ago our fence was hit by a car, allowing Beau to escape, get hit by another car, and then fall into a ravine. It was a trying day for Beau.
Who starts a new blog and then immediately abandons it for weeks? Me. I've been putting up fence, renovating the farm, pissing off my entire town and going to see the solar eclipse.... y'know, busy. But, I did do some writing while trying to ignore my children on a 1000 mile RV trip to Kentucky … Continue reading Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming
I started out as a training blog, but now I'm more of a farmer and child-rearer who also rides horses. It happens, and my new content will probably reflect that.