Saturday, July 31, 2010

He's just so special to me!

Liz up on MFT Lucky, 7-2010

He may not be my horse, but I love him as much as if he was.

Lucky is the rehab horse I wrote about on my blog back on 9-1-2008.

Titled" Let it be a thing of the past".

He was almost lost to us all last year after I left him on my 2009 trip.

Lucky flipped a section of his colon and by some miracle without surgery it got re flipped back in place but not without some compromise to the circulation. So up until 2 months ago he was having many minor colic episodes.

It seems now the damage to the colon has rectified its self and he is doing great once again. It was a long year hearing the reports on his progress and I feared the worst in that he would not be with us this year when I went out to work with all the horses on this ranch.

How does one describe a relationship such as the one Lucky and I have?

He remembers me each and ever year, he gives me in return a loving greeting and to work we go.

We just get so absorbed in each other, we are just both so open to each other. What I ask he just gives 100% with no misunderstanding or resistance, the communication between us is so clean, clear.

Each year I add more to his knowledge base and he works so hard at finding it, getting it and executing it.

When we work on the ground or under saddle we are just one!

My heart just sings when we are together and when we finish each session he wraps his head and neck around my body like he is trying to hold me close.

Yet I still get very teary each time I look at the corners of his mouth seeing the cut scares from life in his past from bits used with mean, angry hands that just never understood or wanted to see how great and giving this talented wonderful horse is.

Why has he opened up to me and let me be his teacher and share our short time together each year, he has the right to have kept his door closed to all humans forever.

I know I have received a great gift and continue to from this very special horse named Lucky.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lee Ziegler up on her TWH mare "Sarah"

"Greet the light, joyous one,

Feel the promise that brings of warm days and soft nights,

of gentle green wrapped Spring.

But 'til those promised,perfumed breezes blow,

Greet the light and Dance upon the snow."

Written by : Lee Ziegler late 70's or early 80's

Upon my return from working in WY, was the sad news of Lee's TWH Mare Sarah's passing at the age 20


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Life and Times

The Greatest Horse Ever
This amazing piece of art named Rex stands at Sarah O'Dell Fredrickson of "Saddles That Fit"
on her horse training facility.
It's the amazing horses that bring us together!
Peggy Cummings, Liz Graves, Sarah O'Dell Fredrickson, Marty Tadtman
A rare occasion for all of us to spend a relaxing evening
sharing lots of good, a little bad , a little ugly and tons of magical in our adventures.
I think I ate until I almost busted of tapas, piaya and finished off with Chocolate torte served with drizzled caramel and a dusting of grey sea salt.
I now love grey sea salt!
A wonderful evening polished off with a shopping trip to the International market.
Thank you Sarah for making it all possible!
Marty and Sarah on main street Poulsbo, WA

Marty giving us the grin!

Main street Poulsbo WA
Life is great most of the time!
Just keep the crazy people away!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Holiday Weekend

Happy 4 Th of July to All !!
Have fun and be safe!
I don't often get this weekend at home and will be spending it here with a long time friend visiting Dave and I.
Of coarse will be riding horses!!!