Friday, July 31, 2009

Twilight Ride~~

Do any of you have doubts about why I love riding so much?
I know this was very bumpy but that's 'cause I had no hands on so she had freedom to make turns.

Riding bareback with a halter is the best!

Kittens anyone? Mom is in Alaska and is trying to sell some.. 16 to be exact, and no they are not all from one litter! Write a comment, but serious inquiries only.



PS. Emily, you have no idea how blessed you are to have a perfect five on the whoa and go scale! He He.. Love you!

What a morning!

Hey y'all.
Sorry, not written a post since Daddy's b-day..

Well anyways.. I worked out 4 very jumpy dogs this morning in a sweltering 74 degrees, many of you would say 'What nice weather!', but I would say heavy jeans and boots, and that kind of heat (I'm not used to it) all adds up. :) I feel like that was a days work..


Sorry I haven't put and pictures on here, my camera is out of batteries. Lame excuse, I know.

Bye y'all and Toodles!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Everyone MUST wish my Daddy a Happy Birthday... (MUST!) Just kidding, he he he!

Anyways, we had a surprise Birthday party for him when he got home from work, Harrison was lovely and got together some scallops, mussels, and steak... What a treat! Grandma made some wonderful potatoes as well..

Then I went on a nice and slow ride, I didn't go fast 'cause Cricket needs her feet trimmed and therefore she will hurt herself by going fast..

I hope y'all have a great weekend!



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Doggie Back Pack

I made a Doggy Backpack out of old Jeans. I learned a lot more about the sewing machine, changing a needle, sorry about that Mommy, it broke :)
They are real handy to have around, Molly is the model in this picture. It took me about an hour.
If you want a backpack, write and tell me what breed of dog you have (I can figure out what the sizing needs to be) and then send me a old pair of jeans or the material you want.




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dog training tip

This is the first thing I do with a hipper/aggressive dog.

Explaining: Most of you know this, but I start with the basics.

OK, facing the dog, hold collar in hand closest to the dog, put your other hand in between the front and back legs, and grasp the front leg farthest away from you pull towards you until the dog falls over.

If the dog is hipper do all this and keep on holding the collar even after the dog is down, pet the dog still holding him firmly (not pushing down on him!).

If the dog is aggressive, hold him down firmly (not pushing him, this creates anger), do not pet..

Do this until the down is completely calmed, when you let him up don't make it quick, gently help him up, this makes you still involved, so doggy won't just jump up and go do his own thing.


On a scared dog, walk around confidently and make unexpected turns.

Make sure the aggression is not from fear.

You can copy this and print it, I don't mind.

Toodles and hope this helps.



Monday, July 20, 2009

Lottie and Boppie.

This is a really cool Collage I did for Grandma, I love doing this! Just click on it and you should have a close up view..
To all my Family, I miss y'all!



Friday, July 17, 2009

The best ride ever!

I'm wearing a new helmet I just got from the thrift store, a velvet one.
Leah has the most rhythmic soft gallop ever!

Grandma is here and I did a dog training demonstration, Grandma has a dog and he is very hipper. He pulls on the leash a lot, so I showed her how to teach a dog to heel. I had Hot Chocolate heeling in about 1 min 30 sec, no treats. Amazing, huh?!? Grandma was sitting in a lawn chair, and I ended up talking her into walking Hot Chocolate so she could get the feel of it.

I also told her to buy Cesar Millan's Mastering Leadership videos. She told me she's going to buy them, she watched some of his video clips on his website.




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Evening jaunt..

Harrison and I went on a jog/walk. Boppie has such a funny perfect little pitter-patter and Molly such a silly carefree lope, ha ha!!

After that we took Molly and Boppie on a ride in Harrison's pick-up, Molly felt SO cool, her long ears flapping in the wind! Boppie was mellow about it and very quiet. We unsnapped Molly when we felt she wasn't going anywhere..

I still have to put some sheets in the dryer and put the dogs away.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Boppie drinking from the hose..

Helping with the jobs around, he gets a little hot, it's hard work riding in the wheel barrel!

Video of the Bobster.

Boppie gets a big head sometimes, so he needs a challenge, he's a rising star in gymnastics, I mean, look at him an the balance beam! Soon I'll bets he'll be a tight rope walker.

Boppie the super model

What's in there? Lets run!
All you who know Boppie, that's the intense look
That's him again, helping with chores!
Picking up a scent.
He's shedding again! AAHHH!! I brushed him out earlier, but that wasn't all he had. I'll put up another post so you can see videos.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Had a long day!



1. the act or process of exhausting.

2. the state of being exhausted.

3. extreme weakness or fatigue.

4. the total consumption of something: the exhaustion of your vacation benefits for the year.

I think I can safely say I'm REALLY TIRED!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Crickie all dolled up!

I groomed Cricket all fancy today, she looked beautiful! Her coat casts a shade of orange/red! Any people that have a clue about conformation, what does she look like to you? If I could show her in halter classes I would. I also got a horse book on grooming, and that helped a lot.
Note: I wrapped her tail.
Another Note: I never wrap tails!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Double Rainbow!

The view from the driveway~ REALLY PRETTY

We had a lovely storm with two rainbows after! I really like this one the best.

Note: look how it seems darker in between.




Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Well, once I get done with level 3 in Parelli, I want to have a goal set for what Cricket and I are going to do. Example, jumping, reining, gymkhana, etc.. Have any ideas?
Please share!