I’m so very pleased to announce that my foster horse Wilson (aka Sunny Thoughts) has been adopted! Yay! Its all official except for the taking home. Wilson will remain in my care for a couple more weeks so that we can get all of the formalities taken care of. After that, he will be off… Continue reading A New Home for Wilson
Here he is in all his glory…Mr. Wilson!!! New Video – Sunny Thoughts
I had such a wonderful ride on Wilson today. He takes a while to warm up — a good 1/2 hour of trot work on the lunge or in the round pen. But then under saddle, he is just wonderful. Today was the first day he really figured out that it is easier (or perhaps… Continue reading Such a Good Boy
I really enjoy teaching the track horses new skills. There is definitely a workout in it for me though! Today, Wilson’s only real requirement was that he had to be soft. I didn’t care where his head was, he just had to be soft in the jaw and the poll. And so, in order to… Continue reading Hard Work & Appreciation
Just wanted to share some photos of Wilson. When he focuses, he is really a good boy! Someone is going to get a nice horse in him.
I’ve started riding Wilson (pictured at left). He is a really good boy so far. I’ve been lunging him outside in the pasture. The footing is quite a bit dryer out there than in the outdoor arena (the outdoor doesn’t drain as well). He doesn’t have very much topline muscle and he tires quickly. But,… Continue reading Riding Time
Friendly Neighbor or, “Ned” as we’re calling him seems to clean up well. He’s still pretty fuzzy, but I think he’s going to be a nice looking horse once that winter coat drops off. For all you Simpson’s fans out there…”Hank” and “Flanders” were the other choices for barn names. He doesn’t really seem like… Continue reading Spring Cleaning