Thursday, August 23, 2012

Big Black Beasties

Hey there, friends
Look what I see!
Four big, black, beasties
Looking at me!

OK, so maybe one of them is looking at my feet!
Have you ever tried to get a photo of four horses?

These four three are running to get their dinner...
in MY paddock!
The fourth horse, the leader, 
has already zoomed out of camera range.
 Meet (LtoR) Abishai, Shiloh and Lady Bug.
They came with our house sitter!
But they belong to her neighbor.
Yeah - it is a bit complicated!

However, it's been a win-win for everyone.
I have a house sitter.
She has her horses the horses she is working with, with her.
I get to see and feed the horses for a few days
until her neighbor can pick them up and take them home.

It has been very strange to look out 
and see four tall, slim black horses
instead of two squatty, somewhat chunky light sorrel horses!

Here is Boaz on the left, with Lady Bug.
Boaz is the head honcho of this herd.
He is a handsome guy!

The three black horses are Thoroughbreds.
Boaz was a jumper who was injured
and two surgeries didn't totally fix the problem.
Lady Bug is an Appendix Quarter Horse 
(if I am remembering the details correctly.)
Her mom was starved when Lady Bug was suckling
and she has never grown as much as 
she probably would have otherwise.
She has never been ridden and is the youngest at 5.

 I can only remember a few details of Abishai and Shiloh's lives,
But can't recall which story belongs to which horse!
Well, heck. Look at them - do you blame me?
They are almost identical!
One has been ridden and they aren't sure about the other.
All of these gorgeous equines were rescued by
my house sitter's neighbor.
The neighbor gives them basic care
but doesn't have the interest in doing anything more with them.
My house sitter is interested in beginning an
equine program for troubled youth.
She figured rescued horses with a bevy of issues
might be the key to unlocking some of the problems 
experienced by youngsters. 
Her neighbor was delighted that someone
wanted to work with her horses.

The herd will be heading back to their home
in a few days.
I'll miss having them around!


9 comments:

  1. I must say it would be odd to look out and see those guys after your blondies!

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  2. I agree with Camryn!!
    I hope the house sitter does well wit her program!

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  3. I hope it all goes well with the horse program..and I am sure you enjoyed having them! :)

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  4. I bet it's nice to you to have some horses to look at for a while.Pasture looks burned off and dry there.

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  5. They are beautiful. So glad they found someone who wants to treat them nice. I hope her program eorks out for her.

    Cinfy Bee

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