Friday, January 8, 2021

A Mind like a Sponge


My husband and I got a walk in today with the horses. We took a trailer ride about 20 minutes down the road to James T Slavin Conservation Area, and walked with Cowboy and Tumbleweed. 

It was the first time Tumbleweed had been trailered in about 2 months, but he jumped right in and happily explored the trails. The only time he got sour is when I'd ask my husband to lead with Cowboy.  Tumbleweed does not like following Cowboy.  He'd pin his ears and get this, "I want to bite him" face.

Tumbleweed is at an interesting age.  I'd call it the "sponge." His mind is like a dry sponge willing to take in a lot of water. He's looking for opportunities to learn and grow. So curious.  So willing.


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  1. Beautiful place for a walk with the boys. Glad he got right on the trailer and you all had a good experience

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    1. The trailer always concerns me. He was a little nervous when I shut him in. I do some serious sweating it out down the road.

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  2. He's so fuzzy and cute!
    With that type of attitude he should be really good at moving cows. He'd make a great working cowhorse with his parent's reining background and Beamer's cutting blood showing through.
    I see you have no snow there, must be a lower elevation. We have lots of snow in the mountains but very little down here in the valley bottom.

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    1. Yeah, the cow side is strong in him. My trainer said he’s got that cattiness—very quick and light in front. He is always herding the other horses—Beautiful Girl and Cowboy are his favorite “cows.” The others won’t put up with it.

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  3. What a wonderful walk-a-bout!! Tumbleweed looks great. You too, are you ever not stylish?! Hoping to get some equine walks in yet this winter.

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    1. Haha! I knit a lot of hats and scarves for fun, so I’m always wearing them. The jacket is Costco clearance from 2019 and the boots are Hunter’s old equestrian line, which they discontinued. So sad. I’m like a walking yard sale. 😂

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    2. It is all about how you wear it, and you wear it well!!

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  4. It’s so good for them to get new experiences.

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    1. That’s the plan. The more fun experiences he has on the trails, the less he will have to worry about when he’s being ridden on them someday soon. 😀

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