My two year old filly, Flash, has been in training with Cal and Kim Noyons for about thirty days now. I went out to see her worked today. She has another thirty days before she comes home, but it was fun to see how far she has come already.
She looked overall willing and had a ton of try but you could still see that hint of obstinate baby in her. But really for thirty days I was blown away with how she worked! She knows how to be hobbled, working on ground tying and will stand quietly. Kim walk, trotted, and loped circles in her. She has a great back and was really working off her hindquarters.
The plan is to go out again in about two weeks and I’ll actually ride her. So excited for that day! Anyhow, that’s where Flash is and how she is.
Eighty days? Where have they gone? My precious girl will be another month older on the 17th. Flash continues to prove what a wonderful temperament she has. And the girl keeps growing like Jacks beanstalk.
Today I met Simon, Flash’s half brother. It made me realize what a big girl she is compared to him. I taped her in today at 12 hands. Y’all, this pretty girl doesn’t turn one until April 17!!!!
I also had the opportunity to meet Flash’s Dam, Amen Texs Lady aka Sassy. Flash looks alot like Sassy, and has many of her same horse expressions! It was great to put hands on the mother of my Flash. Sassy is even tempered, beautifully proportioned with a strong confirmation. Sassy is due in the Spring with a full sibling to my girl Flash. I am very excited to see what this girl turns out this season!
As I stood scratching Flash’s sweet spots today, I really said a thankful prayer to God. For the opportunity to know and work with such a great little filly. She has touched my heart and soul and I am so stoked for her future here on the HK!
Until next time!
Flash was ready for breakfast this morning. She kept sticking her nose out as far towards me as she could. Her usually lady like attitude was a bit absent this morning. She kept imploring me with her little horse eyes Where is my grain lady? Don’t play coy with me, I saw you feed the other pasture of horses!
She just kept getting closer and closer. I had to laugh at her antics. She ended up being fed last just to put her in her place. I think she was a bit annoyed with me, but all was forgiven when I served her breakfast. Happy little munching sounds came from her, and she even looked up at me and lazily nickered a thank you when I was leaving the barn.
Oh Spring where are you?
Until next time, I pray you have a belly full of breakfast, and someone to nicker you a thank you.
Blitz and Bullet both were eyeballing the same thing…..or should I say things? They were both struggling to be good dogs when I told them to stay! What were they looking at you ask?
The seven Butcher roosters that were helping themselves to my grain bucket of horse feed. Silly buggers! But I was so proud of Bullet and Blitz, they wanted to eat them but heeded my warning to stay. And the training continues!
I forgot how hard raising babies can be. They are always getting themselves into trouble. This far Flash has scared me with a swollen leg, a cut by her eye….and now, a cut by her mouth. I wasn’t able to get a great look at it, but it doesn’t look too bad. Maybe a tad swollen. The only thing I am thankful for in this cold weather, it helps with the swelling and lessens infection. I will continue to watch it and see that it doesn’t get worse. Until then will put a call into the Doc for antibiotics.
Needless to say with the weather and the presence of a new injury we didn’t have a lesson. Just lots of love scratches and feed. I will probably be bringing Flash back into the barn so I can get a look at that cut and keep her monitored.
Until next time!
Can it already have been a month since our girl Flash came home to the HK Bar?!
Why , yes, it has! The last two days we have been doing more of the same. Grooming, standing tied, pick up and pick out all four feet,and lead training. We have incorporated something new into our days; walks around the farm.
She continues to stand stock still around the heavy equipment like skid loader, tractors, etc. She doesn’t try to bolt, she just stands with feet planted and stares . So I’ve been letting her stand and stare. I’m sure she will soon realize these are “normal” to see on the farm.; and that better yet they bring the big round bales of hay!
This month I feel like we have mastered grooming and standing tied for periods of up to thirty minutes. We are in a good place with picking up feet, but have a ways to go until I can say we have it mastered. She still leans, sometimes pulls feet away, and is unsure about the hoof pick some days.
In the next thirty days I hope to master picking up feet, standing tied up to an hour, getting over our apathy of heavy equipment, and more on lead training!
Cheers to the next month and new goals!
Until next time!