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Posted by greygelding , 23 February 2017 - - - - - - · 842 views

Bo turned out to be a born baby sitter for both people and foals. He was never aggressive and was a patient instructor in how to be a horse. It was with people where he really stepped up. With an experienced rider he was a bundle of energy and fun providing all with a great ride. With an inexperienced rider he always preformed to their level. Those...


Chapter 11 The Reindorse

Posted by greygelding , 16 May 2016 - - - - - - · 1,431 views

Santa Claus

One Christmas the other worker and I got a gift for our boss and we decided to give it to him at a Christmas party he was having at his house. Of course me being me, I just had to do something special. In that day and age there were no low voltage portable Christmas lights so I rewired a set of lights so they would work off of a battery...


Chapter 10 - The Move

Posted by greygelding , 13 May 2016 - - - - - - · 987 views

Our small herd was moved immediately to their new home. This was a small, one stall barn behind a home about six or seven miles from the Arab ranch. This was a group of intelligent horses and they settled in immediately. The stall had an attached tack room and feed room. We had spent a lot of time fussing over Shady during the last year so she appa...


Chapt. 9 Fuego

Posted by greygelding , 13 May 2016 - - - - - - · 1,029 views

The Bo Horse was a truly fantastic family gelding but I was still on the lookout for a Primero replacement. The search led me to the Santa Ynez valley where there were a lot of wonderful and famous horses on the ranches. One of my favorites was Raffon. At the ranch we were met by Paul Hemming, Raffons's owner who was just as delightful a person as you...


Chapter 8 - Long Distance Ride

Posted by greygelding , 22 April 2016 - - - - - - · 1,103 views

So now that I had a horse in great shape it was natural for me to take the next step and try my hand at a long distance race, a 25 miler. I increased the Bo Horse's food intake and supplied everything needed to prepare an endurance horse inside and out. The work outs were varied and he seemed to really thrive on them. An endurance horse must pass sever...


Chapter 7 - Bo Horsey

Posted by greygelding , 21 April 2016 - - - - - - · 748 views

Bo Horsey

Bo was a five year old chestnut Arabian gelding with conformation sure to place him last in any horse show. His hip bones stuck out and he had a bit of a pigeon chest. Hidden inside this package was one heck of a horse. He was a very clever horse, loved to have fun, and had a lust for life most humans would envy. He was very willing t...


Chapter 6 Shady - The Beginning of the Special herd

Posted by greygelding , 17 April 2016 - - - - - - · 569 views

What I call the special herd horses are those individuals that we would not sell for any reason. I didn't actually consider this a special group but with the loss of Primero I realized that some horses will be special and fall into this group. Over the long period of time we have owned a lot of horses but,as of this writing, only eleven have obtained th...


Chapter 5 - Moriah De Mayo and Treasure

Posted by greygelding , 02 April 2016 - - - - - - · 797 views

Moriah De Mayo and Treasure


Throughout her teenage years Pam was taking riding lessons. She rode English hunt seat learning to jump. Her instructor was very good and had her riding a variety of horses both in the ring and jumping on a cross country course. She longed for a horse of her own and as a horse crazy girl this was a dream that...


Chapter 4 _ The Parade of Horses

Posted by greygelding , 17 March 2016 - - - - - - · 599 views

The parade of horses.

I am usually an upbeat person and until the passing of Primero I can't recall ever being really depressed. We were down to one horse and I was beginning to lose interest in horses and riding. Time passed and Pam knew I needed something to ride. There was an Arabian horse auction so she went through the catalog with me. A gre...


Chapter 3, Part 2

Posted by greygelding , 10 March 2016 - - - - - - · 896 views

One thing to be said for Primero was that he was fast. As both of us were young we would take on all comers in a beach race. He had not lost a race whipping some and beating others by a nose until the thoroughbred challenged us. We were off like a shot and it looked like another whipping was in the making but it just took those long thoroughbred legs...

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