So before I give the update later tonight, here are those horse pictures I promised you!
First, the recent pictures:
Eljay-Blue Roan Quarter Horse Gelding (aka Mr. Nibbles)-haven't worked with him on halter or ridden him, just petted him and played games with him.
He wanted me to blow in his nose in a game we play, but I wanted to get a picture of his antics.
Eljay and Peek-a-Boo-Roan (she varies between Red & Blue depending on the time of year) Quarter Horse mare & Eljay's mother. I could technically ride and/or work with her on halter, but I don't. Another that I just pet.
Both are trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing.
Jewel, Peek-a-Boo, & Eljay eating
Jewel-Bay Roan Quarter Horse/Appaloosa Mare-I work with her on halter. She's too flighty for a rider like me (inexperienced) to ride just yet.
She's trying to get rid of a fly that was bugging her here.
Bubba-Dark Bay Appendix Quarter Horse (otherwise known as a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse) gelding-I do want to work with him on halter one day, but so far I haven't. I can't ride him either since he likes to buck right off the bat when you get on and settle down after that & Zip-Few Spots Appaloosa Gelding-I ride and work with him on halter.
These two were re-establishing who was dominant (Bubba).
Wanted an ear scratching
Still wanting those ears scratched!
Giving you an idea of my height (5 foot) in comparison to Zip's, since he's the horse I ride.
May-Sorrel with Flaxen Mane Quarter Horse Mare. She's not longer at the place, having been sold.
I couldn't get this again if I tried! Peek-a-Boo, Bubba, Eljay, and Jewel all wondering why I'm not petting them.
One of my best shots of mother & son.
Justy-Buckskin Quarter Horse Mare. Also no longer on the lot since she was a handful to ride, and the owner, who's not exactly young, just didn't have the time to get her as broke as he'd like her to be. She was a very sweet mare, but didn't have a lot in the brains department, but that was just her breeding.
Bubba, the alpha of the horse lot.
Crystal-Blind Bay Blanket Appaloosa Mare & mother of Jewel. She's still on the lot in her own pasture that she moves around well in since she knows the area. I just feed and pet her
Unfortunately, my pictures of Genuine, a neat little sorrel with a flaxen mane Quarter Horse gelding didn't want to leave my phone (file exceeds size...never understand that...). I just work with Genuine on halter since he's a three-year-old that has been backed, but still needs the more experienced rider to get him to being a good riding horse.
I will give you an update on how the day went later tonight!