Monday, September 27, 2010

Horses of Course

Many of you have asked how Wedgie (aka the Wedge, Phantom, and butthead) has been doing.  Well, he turned 4 months old on September 22nd and he's quite the big boy.  Dad is talking about weaning him early as he doesn't nurse near as much as he pigs out on his mama's grain and hay. 


As usual I had a hard time getting photos of him.  He either wanted to run and play with me or he wouldn't get his head out of the feeder.  So I only have the two pictures today, but I'll get some more in the next week or so just to show you what a little pill he is.


In other horse news, Mr. MoonCat has a new horse.  His buddy Whiskey just wasn't cutting it when it comes to working cattle.  Whiskey would much rather cruise along the trails and go for long scenic rides than participate in the cow events.  So he'll be going to a new home with someone who enjoys just trail riding.  He's been a great first horse for the hubby while he's been learning about riding and life in general with the equine bunch.


Whiskey

This is the only photo I managed to snap of the new addition this morning.  We were in a hurry, so hopefully I'll get some updated shots later in the week with Mr. MoonCat doing his thing.  "Swifty" is the name my Dad bestowed upon the new guy.  In case you're wondering, it's actually an oxymoron.  The horse is a bit on the lazy side..  But as usual, if the naming is left to Pops, he'll name him according to where he came from.  The previous owner was named Swift so there ya have it.  (I warned hubby...)

Swifty
I know he looks similar to Whiskey in coloring, but Swifty is actually a registered Paint Horse whereas Whiskers is a Quarter Horse.  Swifty is a real sweetie, very gentle and able to teach Mr. MoonCat a whole lot more than Whiskey could.  The hubby is excited because this new horse LIKES to work cattle! 

So that's the happenings for now.  In closing I'll leave you with a shot of Adolph (Dad's dog that he got from his neighbor, yup - named Adolph) sharing his doggy bag from breakfast with the chickens. 

Yummm..biscuits and gravy

10 comments:

  1. Glad to see some of the animals of the MoonCat kingdom, especially Phantom!

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  2. The marking on your horse is amazing! Love the photos....the dog with the chickens makes me giggle.

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  3. How fun I've Always wanted to be able to have horses. Someday. :)

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  4. Wedgie is growing up nicely - he's such a cutie!

    I love that your Dad names all the animals according to where they came from - that's just great - lol!

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  5. I lurve Wedgie. What a cutie!

    Too funny about the name of the dog and horse. Although we had a rooster named Katie's Rooster. She put off naming him so long that there was nothing else to do but make it official.

    http://workschoolkids.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love all the photos, thank you for sharing them. When do you start training young horses like Wedgie?

    Adolph and the chicks are cute!

    SheilaC

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  7. Good to see what you are up to. Have been thinking about you very much and meaning to write.

    Fun to see Phantom. So cute. And Swifty is a very good looking horse. I'm sure Whisky will be loved in his new home.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. I wanted to let you know that I have passed a blog award on to you! You can see the details here: http://crzycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/2010/09/september-awards-for-crazy-cat-ladys.html



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  9. Thank you all for stopping in to see the Wedge and others. He is definitely a handful!

    He won't start actual training until he's at least two years old. Their bones are still growing even then, so Dad never starts them too early. He likes to let them grow up just being a horse and then starts slowly working with them. They don't get the heavy cowhorse work until they're about 3 1/2 or 4, depending on the individual. I would imagine Wedge will learn quickly, he's an inquisitive little poop.

    Yup, I grew up with horses named Junior, Tom, Harry, Pete, Wolfie (from the Wolfsen ranch), etc. I tried to tell hubby to not let Pops name the horse for him...

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  10. I love your animals! Some day I am going to get a horse! Yours are so gorgeous.

    P. S. So sorry to hear about your mom.

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