Thursday, March 6, 2014

Progress of A Horse

Kyle’s colt, Hidalgo, was born July 2011. Polly is his dam, and a fine, dark Quarter horse stallion of one of Jay’s friends is his sire.  He has been handled and petted since his Day 1.

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Two and a half years later . . . he’s under the Natural Horsemanship training of Tucker and becoming a grand Western Pleasure horse and, maybe, a roper.

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Kyle is asking questions and being trained in horsey psychology.

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Today ‘Dalgo is going to experience something new and scary – bags of hay cubes flopping around his sides.  When Tucker longes him he takes off bucking.  She says not to try to make a horse stop bucking – just make it as uncomfortable as you can for him. Neat to see how she does that.

 

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After his party is over, he stands champing and licking his lips – a horsey sign of understanding and acceptance.

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He may look dejected – he’s not.  Tucker is his chosen leader and a happy and safe place.

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Just havin’ a little fun horsing around here and I can’t resist a photo opp when I have a camera in hand.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Winter Wedding

Such a beautiful day.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Lost and Found

Time for the 2013 Christmas Tree hunt up Manti Canyon.

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Lost: One curious lab mix adventure dog.

Found: One curious lab mix, devil-may-care adventure dog.

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Found:  Beautiful winter lighting for some candid shots.

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Found: 3 trees to fill our Christmas tree dreams.

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Found: Enough snow to slide on.  Found: One hidden and treacherous-to-tailbones rock.

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Found: One tall and slender Christmas tree.  Found: One tall and slender Gentleman to cut and carry it out.

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Found: A warm sunny place on the office carpeting to share with  the solar-powered reindeer.