Saturday, May 30, 2009
reflect upon your many blessings,
of which every man has many...
P.S. KT Sparks from THE WILDWOOD,
I have been unable to leave a comment on your blog.
I noticed there wasn't any comments. Is anyone else having
a problem? I miss visiting you!!! Let me know what is going on.
Friday, May 29, 2009
We found these beautiful old barns
We used to go out in the boat a lot
when we lived on the canal at the beach
Cowboy told me yesterday it was one of
his favorite things to do with me and Rosie
Life seems so hectic at times
trying to fit everything in seems impossible
Our day starts of spending time with the
I love you Cowboy for understanding
how important he is to me and for
letting me love my passion!!!
TIME HAS A WONDERFUL WAY OF
SHOWING US WHAT REALLY MATTERS!!!
Thank you Cowboy !
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I can't believe today was day 11 of our bridling
We are now using a training bit
Dusty is still having issues
it is all good!
Doc is working really hard at this
He is making it fun and playful
Dusty is really curious about this thing
we want to put in his mouth!
He is not tossing his head or moving his feet
Once he takes the bit in his mouth, Doc leaves it
it goes away!!!
I'm really happy with the way things are going
I know it sounds like a long time,
but we will go out daily until it works!
I will keep you updated with the results!!!
The male likes to sit on the porch rail and
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Here is the COPPERPONY
We are on day 10 of our bridling and it is not going well
DUSTY did Really, REALLY good the first four days
Then he became a stinker again
We are mystified, confused and frustrated
not giving up!!!
Doc has had the patience of a saint
Head is up in the air
Then it is down on the ground
We thought the copper bit was going to work
1 1/2 hours later still no bit in the mouth
Even applesauce wouldn't work
Doc decided to try his training bit
He put apple sauce on it, and
Dusty really seemed to like it!!!
He took the training bit three times
I was able to do it the third
We just can't figure out what
is going on with him
I have had his teeth done twice in the last
22 months that I have had him
I don't believe this is the problem
I think he just never had one used on him much
His last owner rode him in a hackamore
because she had the same issues
We know nothing of his history prior to that
We are wondering if his teeth are sensitive
to the metal?
Tomorrow is a new day, we have a few
Is it bad to ride in a hackamore?
I work with a gal, and she does a lot of trail riding
and only uses them
What are your thoughts on this?
I don't have the funds to send him to a trainer
Doc is working really HARD on this
Cowboy and I really APPRECIATE him and his
efforts and the time he's spending trying
to figure out what is going on
I love you COPPERPONY
we will work it out together!!!
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
Francis Scott Key 1814
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Doc has access to a horse trailer
doesn't THINK he wants to go in!
Naughty, naughty Boy
don't you hurt DOC!!!
He really was a GOOD BOY
during the whole thing
He only had one bad moment then the rest
of the time he would step in and out
Here Doc just walked him right in
It was my turn next, and we did it!!!
(camera battery went dead)
I have had Dusty for 22 months now
and I am finally seeing that he is realizing he
can trust us and we aren't going to hurt him
Things aren't so tramatic for him!!!
After all, he always gets CARROTS and apples
after a HARD days work!!!
Doc gets a bottle of Makers Mark!!!
Thank You Doc!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
COPPERPONY was enjoying the nice day
he is always happy to see us!!!
Today was day three on my commitment
I went out two different times and worked with Doc
Dusty was such a GOOD BOY!
He took the bit 5 times without it being a challenge
I think he realizes he has no choice!!!
Dr. Tony doesn't give in
Dusty Devoe is on a mission!
Tomorrow I know will be a good day!!!
Did some more free lunging today
I really feel like
my COPPERPONY is connecting with me!
I am lovin' it!!!
I LOVE YOU
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Dusty really seems to like it once it is in his mouth
Cowboy and I went back out today
and met Doc to go through the whole
I have made this commitment to myself and DUSTY
if it takes a month or two months
I will have the patience to help us to get through this
I LOVE YOU COPPERPONY!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
She is the " Matriarch" of the Pony Cousins!?!
Have you guessed yet?
She's our beloved
Love you PONY COUSIN!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Meet the sweet barn cats where I board the Copperpony!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It is there at break of day.
Mabel Gay Ashby
in loving memory of my beloved Aunt
You will be loved forever and never forgotten
Kayleigh Anne Freeman
Monday, May 11, 2009
this is how i ended my day!
can you guess what she is???
i have not spent time with her in 38 Yrs!
i felt like a LITTLE GIRL again"
Sunday, May 10, 2009
You have given ME a wonderful gift:
two loving daughters. Today and every day,
let me show MY girls that I LOVE them by
the things I say and the things that I do.
I have been blessed with two of God's most
my beloved Daughters
I give You my love and support
I will not judge YOU
I pray for your
I pray for your
I see only your perfection, your inner beauty.
You make me PROUD!
"A Gift For You"
What could I give you that you'd keep for all time?
I'd give you the world...but the world isn't mine.
I'd give you the moon to shine every day
and give you the sun to brighten your way.
But I don't own the world...or the moon up above
so all I can give you is all of my LOVE.
It may not be much...but at least it is mine
and now it is yours to keep for all time.
i love you