"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!
A few days ago (Monday October 18th) Breakfast Television came to Winsong Farm. The BIG van arrived around 5:30 A.M. with Jennifer Valentyne pulling up the farm laneway before 6:00. This adventure was set up by two enthusiastic BT groupies,
We held a practice for the fundraiser, Sunday October 3rd. Allen Kalpin had promised to provide the music for several acts with his guitar. As I was working Kye at liberty I heard Allen singing. The tune was “Blowing in
We raised over $1200 for the Toronto Cat Rescue this past weekend. The weather was PERFECT. Here are some of the interesting moments! -During the liberty work with Zelador, Bill had Zeloso in the arena, waiting for his turn. Zeloso
Here are some photos taken by Ellen Cameron today at our fundraiser for Toronto Cat Rscue. We put the cart before the horse. And Zeloso looks very studious in his driving bridle!
An owner of two of my Vizslas saw the puppy photos and wrote, “They look like hamburger buns.” I’m thinking, she’s right! Bill’s at a conference in California for five days. Count them…FIVE days. That leaves me with the horses
In the back of my mind I’ve always wanted to teach the boys to pick things up from the ground when I’m in the saddle. Today I specifically addressed that desire. I started with Zelador. Figured he has all the
Here are the puppies at two weeks and two days. The eyes started opening at two weeks and the next day I look in the litter box and there were six puppies, all walking in a different direction. Busy!!!!
This Sunday we’re practicing each of the acts for the October 16 and 17 Fundraiser for the Toronto Cat Rescue. This practice will most likely be slow and laborious, but oh, so valuable! Our square dance caller came last Sunday
We play with several balls. The ridged ball is picked up in the horse’s mouth. The soccer ball is hit with the foot. The BIG ball is pushed with the nose. The orange ball with a handle is for picking
Between 1:00 A.M. and 6:30 Thursday morning September 9, Bobbe presented us with six vizsla puppies. Three of them weighed one pound and the lightest was 13.5 ounces. Big pups! Bobbe (when she’s not pregnant) weighs 37 pounds. How she