TB type broodmare. Wide
blaze. Appx. 16 hands. Appx. 16 - 18 yrs. This is a nice mare that
is having an awful time with the flies. She is not allergic, but
they bother her eyes. No infection......yet. It is not known if
she is broke to ride. read her tattoo, but all I could read were
the last three numbers which are 416.
phone calls, e-mails, more phone calls..........a wonderful lady
named Dana has brought two horses home! Dana was determined to
help #188 (Now nicknamed Tess) home and also wanted to give #204
(Now named Cabernet--Cabby for short) a chance to work through
his "attitude". Dana has worked with many horses, gives
lessons. After speaking with her at length, it was felt that she
was experienced enough to work with Cabby and surely able to care
for Tess. Cabby had been injured in the feedlot (he and another
horse had a discussion about who was boss). The injury to his
neck (a cut) and a very large swelling in the chest area did not
deter Dana and she loaded both horses in record time and took
them home! Yeah Dana! We will be looking forward to updates on
these two horses.
11/19/00 - Well, all is going great up here with Cabs and
Tess. Tess has truely come around like an absolute champ! We did
about 2 weeks of roundpen work with her to get her confidence
and trust. Now she'll let us do everything! We have been able
to ride her both with and without a saddle and in nothing but
a halter and lead rope!!! She is so stoic and tolerant! Not bad
for an old gal that probably hasn't been ridden in 12 or so years!
We've been taking it very easy with her and have limited the few
rides we've done so far to a max of 10 minutes. We have walked
and trotted. She is so smart!!!
Cabby is doing
great as well! We have been able to ride in the arena and on the
trails with really no problems. And he is just the most incredibly
athletic horse! He can move!!! I can not wait to get that guy
into a Dressage arena! Warmbloods watch out!
Both are putting
on good weight and seem to be so happy with their lives now. When
they finish filling out I will definately email some pics to you!
you again soon!
5/28/01 - Tess is doing great! She is getting close to sound!
My barn owner says she's the horse with 9 lives! We should have
called her Morris! She is such a great patient too. I told my
vet to get back out here and do her teeth! He didn't do them because
he was afraid we would have to put her down and he thought it
would be a waste to do. I really think I am going to retire her
in July. The girl deserves it!
5/4/02 - Tess has been doing fantastic too! She lives to take
care of Christina (the little girl who rides her). Not bad, she's
starting a show career at 29 years old! But she just packs Christina
around and they even jump! It's so fun!