Sun Pony Ranch

Diary of novice (clueless) ranch owners

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Meet Joey

Working from home today because we had a little errand to go do this morning. Going to pick up this little Cutie-Pie!

A woman called out of the blue a few weeks ago saying she liked the look of our Yellow Pages ad. (woo hoo!!) Her daughter has been off at college for a few years now, and clearly wasn't going to be spending any more time with Joey, the horse, in the next few years... so would we like to have him? Astonishing -- but actually this is the third horse we've had given to us in 2 years. Actually it was pretty funny but when we had our vet out to do a pre-purchase exam on him, and our vet told the woman that he'd given us a horse... well that pretty much sealed the deal.

Alas, as you can see by the condition of our roundpen, no riding is taking place round these parts for some time to come. We've canceled our entire winter session of lessons.

When we got to our place... Oh, did I mention that we met with the owner at the other stable at 7 am? And that it was 8 degrees? Yes, needed to set the stage for you a little there.

When we got to our place, we had to do some horse juggling to open a welcom pen to put Joey in, so he could get to know the horses slowly. Well, our horses, particularly Jordan, threw a royal fit at being rearranged. We moved Bambi, whom Jordan aparently now thinks of as HIS mare, into the other group, and he went ballistic. Rearing and bucking on his lead line! Have to say I was a bit unnerved and grateful to not have gotten kicked. Anyways - we ended up leaving Joey in the round pen so our guys could settle down a bit before throwing a new horse into the mix.



Blogger amdaz said...

Woo Hoo !!

Joey looks very well fed and well taken care of. Winter coat ? He seems to be furry.
And he seems to be real nice too.

Great addition, congratulations guys.

2/16/07, 8:58 PM  

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