GT350.org banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Got to love those horses in Texas!!
 
  • Like
Reactions: extrachrispy

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I've named him "Ransom." Got some quality grooming time with him this morning. He's still adapting to the new digs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
I had ponies growing up. They could be quite mean and bite people. If they were really pissed they would kick you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I had ponies growing up. They could be quite mean and bite people. If they were really pissed they would kick you.
They do have their personalities, just like people: some are sweet and gentle, others are feisty, and still others are mean.

I bought a seven-year-old dun mare from a BLM auction three years ago, from the Sulphur Springs herd management area. Despite the efforts of two expert trainers, she could not be tamed. She is now living out her life on a very large sanctuary, where she will never again have to experience the terror of a BLM helicopter roundup. My ten-year-old Sheldon Mustang is as patient and gentle as can be, and is even safe for children to ride. The six-year-old Kiger at the top of this thread is only partially broke, but he is a sweet, sweet boy, albeit still settling in. He was standoffish today, but yesterday, he whinnied when he saw me get out of the car. The sound of a horse who's happy to see you puts a big damned grin on your face.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
I had goats too. They were fun, sort of like a dog. They loved to chase you and you chasing them, with a headbut thrown in or wrestling with their horns. Also a pet goose that was a good watchdog and would chase and bite strangers. It ruled the yard. Ponies, yes each had their own personalities. It was hard to tell my cousins from the city not to run up and start petting them. In books ponies are always cute and nice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
I had goats too. They were fun, sort of like a dog. They loved to chase you and you chasing them, with a headbut thrown in or wrestling with their horns. Also a pet goose that was a good watchdog and would chase and bite strangers. It ruled the yard. Ponies, yes each had their own personalities. It was hard to tell my cousins from the city not to run up and start petting them. In books ponies are always cute and nice.
Grrr.

Horses are prey animals, and spook easily. My new boy is gentle and likes people, but I didn't have control of the tip of the lead rope yesterday, and he skittered away when he saw the end flick. I just waited for him to calm down and come back, and was able to loop it over his neck so he was "caught" and I could put his halter on.

Today, I was able to groom without having him tied, and he let me pick his feet. He comes right to the fence when he sees me, and he follows me around the paddock. Progress!
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top