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Saturday, May 08 2010

Look at this girl.  I love this little chunky monkey!  (Girlfriend has got some junk in her trunk!)

Sunday morning we're going to check her out to see if she can fill the position as Resident Bumming Around The Back Yard Horse. She's an 8 year old Haflinger who used to be a Marathon Driving Horse and has been ridden bareback by kids.  I'm told that she's a calm and easy-going girl so hopefully she'll work as a Drink Frappuccino While I Sit On Her Back And Watch The Birds Horse. (Yes, I quit drinking the Starbucks frappuccinos.  Yeah!  Kicked the habit! No, not completely . . .  I'm making my own homemade frapps now. . . . I know. I'm weak. Sue me.)

We have friends with Percherons who are going to teach me to drive with her.  Other Half has already been on the internet looking at buckboards.  Please! Good grief! Those suckers are expensive!  While I was interested in a horse that could double as a 4-wheeler for hauling feed, hay, and heavy tree limbs, he's looking at wagons.  Wagons are NOT cheap! 

If we like her, we'll take her on a two week trial. Keep your fingers crossed! If I'm really, REALLY lucky, she may actually become as cherished as my Velveteen Rabbit.   (The Velveteen Rabbit)

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 06:07 pm   |  Permalink   |  2 Comments  |  Email
She is a nice looking mare and I bet will fit nicely in your homestead. However, I would recommend you take a serious look at NOT turning her out free choice on grass as she is obviously founder-prone. You could turn her out for only x-number of hours a day and peel some of that weight off her. You'd be doing her a big favor. I know, we just put down a favorite mare for founder and she wasn't anywhere near as heavy as your new velveteen rabbit. So a lot of our horses are now in the fat girl pasture this summer - ie NO grass.
Posted by Merideth In Wyoming on 05/09/2010 - 01:02 PM
Tell hubby he doesn't need a wagon for the new Velveteen Rabbit - he needs a FORECART. You can hook your tractor implements to it. One brand I know of is called a Pioneer Forecart. Google it - cost about $900 new. Sometimes you can find them used. Good Luck.
Posted by Merideth In Wyoming on 05/09/2010 - 01:04 PM

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