Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tumbleweed is Growing up to be Quite the Looker

Tumbleweed is maturing into the most beautiful horse.

He is eager for the world and adventure--so much so, he has a hard time containing himself.

Did I mention he can fly?

He's Cowboy's little buddy.

He loves to herd Cowboy around, and start trouble.

Cowboy does, actually, love him.  If I take Tumbleweed away, Cowboy follows.  They whinny for each other.  They mutual groom and gelding play.  In fact, all the horses love him.  I thought one of them would "put him in his place"-because that's what I've always seen happen, but in his case, they seem to enjoy him and they put up with a lot. 

He loves them all.  As I've said, he's a horse's horse--if I haul one away, he'll whinny and whinny.  He pays attention to their every move and need.  You can see that he would have made an excellent stallion and leader.  He has a confidence and a heart for his herd. They all have a heart, and an eye, for him.

He never ceases to amaze me, and crack us all up!  But he's maturing.  When I walk him from stall to turnout you can see that he wants to explode into the old monster on a rope, but he seems to have a conversation with himself, and tries to hold it, contain his energy, until he's released.  That's all I can ask.

I wormed him with Zimecterin Gold last week, then read some scary reviews about the product.  I had a hard time sleeping that night.  But he was just fine.  No reactions at all.  Have any of you experienced side effects from that particular wormer? 

He still isn't gelded, but we have several, separate pastures so that I can keep him away from the mares until he is.  They are divided by a fence, but it's easy for him to interact with them over it--without getting over it.


I've been able to haul horses with the new truck.

It pulls my trailer and horses great.  I've used it about three times to haul.

 Ride with friends.

Birthday ride with husband on my birthday.  I seem to dress identical in both--and the weather looks identical, too.

I'm heading out for another trail ride today. 

Hope you're all having fun with your herds!


  1. Oh my gosh, I just typed a big comment and lost it!

    Anyway, I'm glad you're getting out! Looks like fun! I'm jealous, a little, but I also kinda just don't feel like it...

    In regards to the dewormer, people often don't do it right and then blame the product. Is it the praziquantel they're worried about, or the fact that it's mixed with ivermectin? I have one horse who reacts to everything except ivermectin and pyrantel (including vaccines, she's special) but other than that have never had a problem with any dewormer. Not Zimecterin Gold, not Quest, not Quest Plus. I think they're all fine, as directed.

    Your young man is a hoot. What a show he puts on! I love that they all love him and take part in his nonsense. Hopefully he'll keep them young.

    1. Oh no!! I’m so sorry you lost your comment. That’s frustrating. Thank you for your detailed response about wormers. I’m sure you would know best. One good thing about Zimecetern Gold is that it kills everything, but you really can’t overdose with it. It’s mild enough that they, supposedly, can tolerate more of it.

      It’s amazing to see how much the older horses love the younger ones. They really brighten up with him.

  2. He’s a stunning baby. I can’t wait to see him as a mature horse. I’ve used that wormer all the time and never had a reaction.

    1. The internet is great for scaring people! I’m glad to hear you’ve had good results. I have, too.

      Tumbleweed is growing up fast, so it won’t be long before you see him as a mature horse. My job is getting him there safely, despite himself.

  3. Tumbleweed is a looker for sure! It's good that your herd puts up with all his antics, cuz it looks like he has a lot to share lol. Nice to hear you are hitting the trails, and on your birthday!!

    1. Yes, he does have a lot to share! 😂🤣 an endless supply of naughtiness.

  4. A Happy Birthday trail ride is special. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Tumbleweed looks like he has energy to spare. I'm sure he's keeping everyone on their toes and they are all having fun. I'm surprised no one has corrected him and put him in his place too. He must just be a fun little guy to be around. He is gorgeous.

    1. Yep, he is a fun boy! It came down to me putting him in his place. Surprise. Surprise.

  5. Stallions are a whole different deal than fillies. You do need to be on the ball around them. Even with Beamer, gentleman that he is, I don't let my guard down. Complacency usually comes just before disaster!
    Tumbleweed certainly has a lot of Beamer's moves! Especially the airborne ones!

    1. Yes, I can see where you have to be on your toes, especially with young stallions. You can tell he doesn’t have a clue what is raging in him and doesn’t quite know how to contain it either. He needs and wants a firm leader, and it allows him to relax and just be a baby.


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