I know I have been lax in keeping up my blog this year since our very hard late winter went right into a cold wet spring in which about half of our ranch fence we put in 8 years ago was lost in the flood, but I have just about gotten everything repaired and on the down hill side of that work now.
The update on Lassie my 30 year old Quarter mare I've had all her 30 years did some severe muscle injuries to her left hind panicking in her stall the night of the big flood. Lassie is doing great and seems almost complete in her healing. I cant thank our amazing and wise vet Dr.Parker enough for seeing hope in getting her through it, he was right!
Also,the foot I broke replacing fence is healed, a little odd shaped but doing great too!
It's been busy and not much time to get photos of the goings on, but above is Karen and her horse McCoy that has now gone home from training. He is a Paso walker cross that was a super nice horse to work with and being just 5 has a long great working career ahead of him.
Lots of lessons going with the spring and above is Rachel's Two Eye Jack bred Quarter Horse she brings.
I love this line and have owned several through the years. Great minds,athletic and very hard for me to dismount once I'm up , I can get a little greedy working with these kinds of horses and have to do a check on myself when doing so! I've had one other Quarter horse coming for lessons that makes me do the same, but have to get a photo of Jan's horse Gus as he is stunning also, but I think he is Poco bred but same in many ways as the Two Eye Jack horses.
Liz & Junie mule
Shawn Junie's owner with big smiles all around. This is one fabulous mule and love how she is progressing so fast, the smartest critter on the place, and that means over Dave, myself and Tony the Aussie put togehter. I am having so much fun teaching and living with Junie. There,is a great team together here in Junie and Shawn and to see how much they love each other is very moving and heart warming for me to watch.
Some other Info for anyone looking for GREAT mohair english cinches. Pop Wagner recently made me 2 for my Zaldi Spanish schooling saddle, and I am crazy about how well they function and comfort for the horse (or mule). You can reach Pop at www.popwagner.com
So much going on as always but that's a quick review at Shades Of Oak Ranch.