Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Picnic 2013

Just Chillin'

Getting ready!

Under the rope!

Jesse had an itch...

So I helped him out a little.

Lying down patiently.

Photo time!

Meeting the children.

Jennifer practicing with Charlie while Jesse and I relax.

Everybody wanted to pet the once 'Wild' Mustang!
So this past weeked Jesse James, my dog Charlie, my sisters and I went to my school's spring picnic to perform for them.  Everyone love him and couldn't beleive how calm he was.  Everyone loved him and I'm so proud of my little guy!

Monday, April 15, 2013

April Adventures 2013

So this weekend was pretty eventful.  I decided it was time to try out some new stuff with my horses. I now have three horses that will lay down on cue so what better way to show that than to get somepictures of all of them relaxing together?  Well Rascal, my quarter horse, seemed to be really relazed while laying down so I had an idea.  I'd seen Guy McLean sidestep his horse over the other one so why couldn't I give it a shot?  Well Jesse and Rascal were more than willing to work with me too!  Sure enough if you set your mind to something, anything is possible! Just look at these horses! Two of which, less than a year ago were considered untouchable and now one is side-stepping over another horse and all of them lay down like puppy dogs.  A horse is a horse, but it's the quality and time you put into them that really count.  With time and quality you build a relationship with them, a relationship that holds strong and developes into a willing partnership between a horse and a person.  I couldn't have asked for better horses to grow up with!

Rascal and Jesse James

Relay bowing

The begining of the side-step over Rascal.

Rascal got a little nervous.

After a quick sniff of comfort from his pal Jesse, Rascal calmed right back down.

Jesse side-stepping towards me over Rascal.

He and I were both extremely cautious about where we put his feet. He did absolutely fabulous!

Jesse laying down with a little bullwhip practice.

Untieing some extra ropes.

Jesse and Charlie sharing the pedistal.

Monday, April 8, 2013

HD Ranch Benefit Trail Ride for HSNT

This past weekend my sisters, mother and I took our horses to Blum, Texas for a big trail ride hosted by the Humane Society of North Texas.  We brought Jesse James and Relay with us too. I didn't ride Jesse, he just came for the exposure, this trail ride is WAY to much for such a young horse in my opinion.  Jesse was pretty popular when I would play around with him at the campground though.  Everyone loved seeing our little mustangs lay down on command.  They were just little angels for us.  Relay did great on the trail ride.
After the trail ride, the girls and I were pretty tired. So when it came time to get water for the horses, we were already in our pajamas. Somehow my mom caught us goofing around on Relay.  Relay was such a great addition to our family.  He's such a character, I'm so glad we have such a great little horse.

Jennifer feeding Rascal

Beautiful sunset!

Feeding and Unpacking


Mom caught us in our PJ's goofing around.

Virginia on Relay

Virginia on Relay