Friday, July 3, 2009

Shelby's new family

On Wednesday, Shelby went home with her new family. All seemed happy. She loaded easily with 2 other horses in a three horse slant and was munching hay for a ride to Lakeview. Her first day was spent at their vacation home munching waist high grass. Lucky horse.

Here are some photos:

Meeting her new owner.

Kali and Les, our amazing trainers.

The happy new family. Mike, Kathleen and Katie. Shelby will be Mike's horse.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A purchase offer...

We had a local lady make an offer on Shelby last week. We've tentatively accepted. I have never met the woman. Our trainer has done everything in regards to finding her a new home and I totally trust that.

I will, obviously, meet with the potential new owner and get more information before presenting a contract or taking a check.

Some links to YouTube videos of Shelby that our trainers, Kali and Les, made. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Who's a riding horse?!

Shelby is being ridden once or twice a week now by our trainers, Kali and Les. Sometimes, they trailer her out to go on a trail ride with another horse (Dani) or they work in an arena. They say she learns quickly and is really easy to ride. I haven't ridden her yet, but expect to within a month or two.
Some photos from today. I saw her canter! I can count, on one hand, the number of times I've seen her hurry.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Trainer time

Kali and Les have been working with Shelby when they come over to work with Chavez. No riding, just ground work and getting her to be more interested in people. She's pretty easy to get along with now, but just doesn't like to be with people so much. Hopefully, that will change.

She is getting very tall and Kali knows someone who may be interested in her as a project. I just want her to be happy and find the right home.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Slightly less cranky today

I de-wormed all the horses today and Shelby was very good about letting me administer that. Funny how that's okay with her, but she hates to be brushed on her belly. I got her mane and tail all brushed out and looking sleek.

She did try to nip me when I picked up her front feet to clean out. I guess we need to work on that a little more. She was also riled up about the dog licking the stall mat under her bucket of grain. She's a curious little thing.

I measured her because she looks so unbalanced, back to front, right now. She is just about 15hh even at the withers and 15.3hh at the hip! Yes, I am hoping the front plays catch-up with the back end. In the pictures you can see the discrepancy. Before you say "her hind end is on a stall mat!", well it is, but that's only 1/2 inch and I measured from where each end was (on the ground or mat) so it's still accurate on each end. Though, it does look all the more strange with her back end on a bit of an incline.

She has definitely gained weight recently and is putting on a nice winter coat. I think she'll be a really nice looking filly in the spring.

Front legs. Not so "Easty-Westy" anymore.

Hind legs.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Winter coat

Shelby is getting fuzzy for the winter. She has the best coat so far, so that gives me hope that she is getting the correct nutrition. Whew! She's gaining weight and, as the vet foretold, she is blooming.

She is easier to handle each time and less prone toward fits of crankiness. I can tell she still doesn't like to be messed with, but she doesn't despise it like she used to.

She let me put on a fly mask and spray her all over today. I rubbed her belly and legs for good measure and let her go. She walked over to Chavez, her comfort zone, and hid behind him. Someday, I hope she'll enjoy being with people. I'm not worried about it yet. She's handlable and lets me do what needs to be done. The rest will come.