Fun and Games With Winnie
"What were we thinking?!!!!" That’s the question my husband, Bill, and I asked ourselves when we brought home Zelador and Zeloso, two weanling Lusitano colts, at the end of December in 2004. Our combined ages exceed 112 years and our other two horses were eight-years-old and seven when we bought them. We had never worked with youngsters, didn’t know how to work with youngsters and there we were...
To say that we are having the time of our lives would be an understatement. The two Z's led us to liberty training, Working Equitation, tricks (including the bow, the smile, mounting pedestals, pushing large balls) and with any luck, carriage driving. They will begin their jumping education this month and for the past two years have explored classical horsemanship (work in-hand, long reining and work under saddle).
Their adventures and misadventures are chronicled in this blog. I hope you enjoy watching how quickly these two are training us!
Zelador performed in the round pen with about 15 people watching: 1. Rolled out the carpet 2. Fetched Mickey Mouse 3. Picked the “Dr. Trout” card when asked (the “Winnie” card was also available) 4. Blew bubbles 5. Did a read more
For several years now, Zelador has been affect by melanomas under his tail. Recently, we attempted a new treatment, a vaccine in trial stages. 2007: When Zelador was three years old we noticed one melanoma to the left of his read more
Here are photos of 26-year-old Kye and five-year-old Spring Song. They are paddock mates.
Thought you might enjoy seeing the boys. Zeloso celebrated his twelfth birthday June 30. Zelador’s twelfth birthday was March 16.
Sunday the humidex hovered just below 40 for our fundraiser for Equine Guelph. The arena was shaded and there was a breeze, plus tons of ice cream and delicious cookies made by Mrs. Patmore (a.k.a. Charliene)!We limited the horse activity read more
The Thinking Man’s Horse (no…not exactly…more correctly: The Thinking Horse’s Man) The other day Bill was riding Zeloso outdoors on a grassy area. Zeloso really wanted to eat the grass. The horse has some very interesting moves. His “go to” read more
Here are some photos of our Working Equitation clinician, Kimberly da Silva. Our first clinic this year is the first weekend in July. We’ve created a Working Equitation paddock where the obstacles are permanently in place for people to practice. read more
Here are two little stories I wanted to share: 1. I drove to an evening presentation on fire safety at farms. I arrived a bit early, got out of my van and saw a cream coloured horse looking directly at read more
Sunday we went to visit Red Robin and Whisper. They’re young miniature horses. I had some toys in the van because I’m visiting another miniature, Noel, once a week in preparation for the fundraiser for Equine Guelph June 26th. Bill read more
Several of our favourite characters from Downton Abbey attended our May 1st ice cream social (with a high of 5 degrees…). Mrs. Patmore created over 400 cookies. Mr. Mason, Anna and Daisy helped with serving. read more