Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

June 11, 2011

Blacky

 Well, we brought her home today! meet Blacky, Elaine's new horse. She is a 16 year old registered Morgan Mare with A beautiful tail that flows to the ground and a full mane and incredible forelock. Best of all, she is a very well behaved horse with a very smooth walk and trot.
She is coal black with no markings at all, except for a brand on her hip. She loaded well, was at home in the trailer and off loaded with no problems.Currently she is isolated from the other two and this will continue for a few days until she joins "the herd". There was a lot of neighing and positioning for about 2 minutes and then everybody settled down.

She has one habit that is dangerous at the moment, and that is refusing to give her hind feet for picking or farrier work. She tries to cow kick. In close, it's not a problem, but eventually, I will have to trim her feet. Fortunately there is a trick that I learned when taking the farrier course that works to cure this. I have used it on two other horses with a similar problem and had them giving their feet and standing for trimming in about 15 minutes. Hopefully it will work on her. It does not involve twitching, a process that I guess has a place, but not on this acreage!

 Expect more pictures as the process develops!

A great day to be on an Acreage!

12 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh my gosh, she's GORGEOUS!!! I have always wanted a Morgan - ever since reading Justin Morgan Had a Horse as a little girl. They are not very common down here in Texas and are incredibly pricey. WOW, she's beautiful! Hurray to you and Elaine!!!

peihome said...

Lovely equine, Ian! And lucky Elaine!
I'm sure Blacky will calm down with her back feet. I cringe now to think of working with a kicky horse, but back in 'the day', it didn't bother me at all!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She's so beautiful! Hopefully she'll adjust with her feet. Is she in heat? Our pony acts completely crazy if she's in heat about having her back feet trimmed. but the rest of the time she's fine.

Margaret said...

She is a beautiful girl. We had a Morgan growing up - an "old style" Morgan I call him because some of them today look more like Arabs! I like the look of your Blacky.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Blackey is so beautiful!! Congratulations!!! You will definitely have fun with her!!

pilgrimscottage said...

She is beautiful! What a color! I don't know what "twitching" is but, gather it's probably not very humane? I'm glad you care about your animals not to want to hurt them. I'm sure Elaine is going to enjoy Blacky.

The 4 R's said...

Congratulations, I hope she works out for you.

Clint said...

Truly a beautiful piece of horse flesh. Solid black---I like that.

Alica said...

She's beautiful!

Joey said...

She's a beauty... you lucky dog!

Joey

Karen said...

Oh, she's lovely and a Morgan, too! I'm looking forward to seeing more of her and the herd.

Crystal Mary said...

I have heard of Morgans..from reading Little House on the Prairie, and know thay are a good breed. She looks a real darling.