Gray Arabian Mare. Folaed 6/23/83. Close to 15 hands. Star,
Strip Snip. This mare is quite nice. Experienced rider.
saw the picture of RR Galans Delite and was reminded of her
first horse. She spoke to her husband about the possiblity of
Dulce (the mare's nickname) coming home with them. Dulce was
a bit nervous when she was first loaded into the trailer that
was taking her to her new home with Heather and Michael, but
she settled in nicely once the trailer began moving. She is
now safe and getting the care and attention she has been without
for so long. Thank you Heather and Michael! Can't wait to hear
1/6/00 - Just thought you might want to know the latest.
Dulcee is still learning to walk in a straight line when I want
her to. She is too interested in sight-seeing to concentrate
on where she is going. I rode her yesterday in sorting for the
first time. She has pushed the cows before, but not to sort
them. We got two times out of six runs. 1 m. 14 sec. and 1 m.
13 sec. Pretty good for the first time! She goes into the herd
just fine, it is just her directions we need to work on. She
also needs to get used to my yell as I work cattle. There was
one cow that started to cross the line, I moved her toward it
as I let out a yell to stop it. She sure put on a burst of speed
when she heard me! We stopped the cow though and that's all
that mattered. It feels so strange starting a new horse that
doesn't know anything after riding my other mare (Dulcee's half
sister) who does almost everything on her own. Dulcee doesn't
turn fast, or move fast, but we will get there.
dad has fallen in love with her. Whether she wants it or not,
she is GOING to get a hug and WILL stand there and enjoy it,
or else! He told me the other day that Dulcee told him that
she wasn't going to let anyone ride her but him. He always gives
her one more carrot than the other horses and sticks up for
her over them. I'm surprised, since my dad is not into horses
at all. Maybe this will change that though.....
am going to have the vet out to look at her. It seems that she
either may have a little bit of arthritis, or as my mom said,
need some chiropractic work. Maybe even both. My other mare
is on Grand Flex and I may put Dulcee on that too. She needs
to get into shape after so many years of just standing, so we
are starting out slowly. She did remarkably well for not even
knowing what she was supposed to be doing out there. "Straight?
Turn right? Stop? Turn left? Run? What is this mom? What are
you doing to me?!?!?!" I'll let you know more after the
vet comes out and as more things happen.
you so much for helping me to find this wonderful girl and to
8/23/00 - Just wanted to let you know that Dulce is doing
GREAT! I was
riding her in her first team sorting series last month. Unfortunatly
left on vacation before it was over. They still he me placed
Advanced catagory even though I was on a different and new horse.
before I left we were about four weeks into the series and Dulce
and I were
in FIRST PLACE! We were ahead of the guy who owns the place
and has taught
me how to work cattle. His comment, "She's beating me on
the old gray mare!?" A friend of mine ending up winning
and told my parents that the
buckle actually belonged to me and Dulce. The only reason he
because I wasn't there.
as you can see, she has come a long way and is still progressing.
is really enjoying working the cattle and is doing better turns
ride her. Our next project is to teach her how to pull a cart.
have the harness, now I just need the cart!