Monday, July 29, 2019

Everybody Wants You



Say goodbye to conventional ways
You can't escape the hours, you lose track of the days
The more you understand, seems the more like you do 
You never get away, everybody wants you 
Everybody want you
Everybody want you

Billy Squier 


The title of today's post could either have been Everybody Wants You, Not the Mama, or She's Just Another Bossy Mare.

It's so hot, there's just not a lot going on besides a little work with Tumbleweed and watching the horses graze a lot. The windows of our house look out at the pasture, so we see their every move and, from what I can see, it seems all the mares want to be T'weed's mommy. One hour he'll be with one, then another, then another, and he's always trying to sneak away from them to guess who. Yes, Foxy.



( Photo above: A little gift my friend got for me. Foxy and Tumbleweed, for sure.) 

When he sees me coming, he'll walk out to me as quick as he can, and he's happy to go off to be groomed and worked. But sometimes he gets this look in his eye, like he's thinking, "She's just another bossy mare. I'm not sure I like playing with her." I say that in jest, but I do need to make sure that is not what I become and that I allow him to retain his sense of fun and curiosity.




I said in another post, he's a mellow dude, and he really is.  I had to make him move out in the above video.  Oh, and I dropped his lead rope once and that got him to running around.  But for the most part, he is not a runner and bucker anymore.  It seems like the mares are making him be a boring old gelding.  They don't like him to get too excited...and he doesn't.

All of that mare bossiness will probably make him a great trail horse, which is what I want, so I won't complain...too much.


Oh, the life of a yearling baby when everybody wants you.  Pretty tough, huh Tweed?

8 comments:

  1. He needs another baby to play with. 😁

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  2. He's adorable and well loved by all, and who can blame them, he's a special guy.

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    1. He’s a horse’s horse, rather than an in your pocket type, like Cowboy. He reminds me of our Old Red. He’d get his job done and want to be back with his herd. Just wasn’t that into people. Tweed likes people, is curious about them, but could kind of take or leave them.

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  3. He sure looks like his mama when he moves out. He has her beautiful neck. Looks like he has grown a bunch this summer, he's losing that baby look.

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    1. Indeed! He isn’t a baby anymore. That part is gone gone. He’s kind of a serious guy. As I said above, he isn’t a people horse either. He does what is expected, but his heart is very much in the herd. He’s not a Cowboy type. The horses love him, he loves them, and people are to be respected and feed you supplements. He’s not a “come pet me” guy.

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  4. Tumbleweed looks fantastic, and content!! Such a handsome fellow!

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