Sunday, March 8, 2009

Goodbye Ol' Paint

Well finally did it. I sold my Max a couple of weeks ago. It has taken me a long time to come to terms that I should sell him to someone that will ride him more than I could. I loved this horse! I raised him in California and moved him out to New Mexico about 3 years ago. When he was about 18 months I decided to take some classes at the Junior college with a friend and these class were all about training horses. They had 3 levels you could take along with some cow clinics in between. I tell you I had the best time taking my paint there. What an experience for him. Taught him so much, especially how to stand tied (for along time) hobbled. Class was from 6:00-10:00pm and about 1 hour or so was lecture. Those horses sometimes stood in the rain at the trailer. I took all levels with him and took them over as well. I just should of rode him more in between and after. He is still a great horse.

A lady came by to buy some hay and she saw him and just loved him. She came back the next day and rode him and took him to her place in Carlsbad, NM. I was very happy were he was going. I could tell she was going to really take care of him and love him just as much as I did. :) I told here all his bad habits which weren't many at all. He is hard to bridle and he will spook at times out in the fields. She asked me if he bucks!!! I could honestly tell her NO! I told her this horse will not buck you off. He just doesn't have it in him. Unlike the lady in Santa Fe when I went to go look at her horse. She told me right off that he has NO BUCK in him!!! Yeah, the first thing he did was about buck her off!!! lol

Well Congrats to Gerri Amos on the purchase of Max. I did here word that they just love him to pieces!!!! I miss him and my little Roany misses him but he got over it in about 1 day. I guess he just figured it out that his pal wasn't coming back.

Now this little mare Dixie, is my dad's and he bought her about 2 years ago. She is a sweet girl and has an awesome stop. We just haven't ridden her much. Too many horses around this place. When we got her, about a month into her, we found out she was pregnant! The guy that sold her had no idea!!!! :) So she had a cute filly that looked just like her. Sold the filly and we have ridden Dixie here and there. Took her on a cattle drive and she did pretty good! I think I will take her in and maybe ride her some more. I think she will be having a colt this year (late).

Oh and I found out that I am having another wont be riding too much! :( I havent been posting due to me being so sick!!!! I wasnt sick with my first one but man this one I have felt horrible! I hope it passes soon! :)


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! So many exciting things going on all at once! Max sure is handsome! It's great that you had such good times with him.

Congrats on the new bun in the oven...for your mare and YOU! :D


Desert Rose said...

Sounds like everyone is moving to the next "phase" of their lives, glad max is having a smooth transition...sorry yours is a bit rocky. Just hope it passes soon, and CONGRATS!

Pony Girl said...

Max was beautiful! Sounds like he has a happy new home. It is great you were so honest about him. Very few horses are perfect, so it's best we all know what we are getting ourselves into, ha!
Congrats on your baby on the way! Hope you aren't sick too long! :)

Heather said...

If you ride on a regular basis you don't have to give up riding when you're pregnant. Just ask the doc and he'll give you the cut off date. I think mine said 5 months, but I don't ride that much so it was easy to give up. Congratulations! Hope you're not having morning sickness!

Which Junior college did you take the classes at? I need something like that for my lack of experience!

Melissa said...

And, I'm glad you found a great home for Max!

ezra_pandora said...

Holy smokes you have your hands full!! Good for Max to be able to go to a good home. That's so important these days.

Congratulations to you on your (maybe?) Christmas present!?! lol Do you know when you are due? Eat crackers and drink coke, that's all I can tell you and good luck!! I hope it gets easier for ya!

And psst, Heather's right, as long as you are careful and continue consistently riding, (preferably predictable horses) you'll be ok for awhile. Ask your dr. I actually went downhill skiing in my 4th month. I was super careful though and it was more of easy smaller hills. My dr. had a fit though when she found out. teehee

Shirley said...

Wow, you're full of good news! Congratulations on your pregnancy, I pray that you will get over the morning sickness soon and have a healthy, lovely child. And it's great that you matched up your horse with the right owner. Hope you get to keep track of him; I know I sure want to keep track of Peppy.