Friday, December 17, 2010


Went in today and never even took my boy out of his stall. I gave him a brushing and combed out his mane and worked on picking up his feet. He's so good about it with me! I say "Hoof" and give his leg a nudge and he picks it right up and holds it up for me. The farrier, different story. Arg! I may have to learn to trim hooves just so that his feet stay up-to-date!

I also got a kick out his "head banging." I walked a little way down the aisle, turned around, and saw that he was bobbing his head at me, so I did it back to him, and then he paused for a second, and did it harder! It was so cute. So now I'm not only teaching him "Smile!" But "Yes!" as well.

And I discovered that the horse in the next stall over, Paige, I think, has a vice of weaving in the stall. That was the first time I've ever seen a horse weaving, and I really hope Siaga doesn't pick up the habit. -Knock on wood!-

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


We delayed last week due to the cold and the fact that I couldn't find any of my gloves. So we are going to go visit my boy on Friday. It's still going to be below freezing, but hopefully it won't be horrible.

Anyways, my boy has to have his feet trimmed up again soon so I think I'm going to work on that with him, the barn 'butler' said last time that Siaga gave the farrier hell, which isn't good, even if Siaga has a perfectly good excuse to be afraid of the farriers.

If I were less of a person, I might have him sedated for the trimming, but I think that's kinda cheating. So anyways, I'm going to spend a good bit of time working him with his feet, and I'm hoping that when next we have his feet trimmed, I can be there to work some of his energy off before hand and try to keep him calm and relaxed while the farrier is working on his feet, especially his hind feet, as those he has the most trouble with.

Oh Siaga... you and your silly feet-phobia.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Get to see him again

So very soon. Next week, actually. I was going to ride bareback, but I think that that should wait a while more, considering everything. So, gonna take him to the indoor and work off some of his steam, saddle up, and go for a ride, again just practicing movement and directions and stopping and going.

I've missed my boy so much.