Saturday, January 23, 2010

New face at the barn

Before I introduce our new face at the barn, I think it's good idea to go read this very cool old post by mugwump chronicle on a Bonanza style training/riding tip.

Check it out, I'll wait here.

*humming the theme from Bonanza*


Do you think you could do it?

Wouldn't it be empowering to try?

Arroyo, anyone?


OK, enough of that. Come on over and meet Pepe.

Nice butt, Pepe.
Can you turn around for the nice people at the blog?

He's a little shy. Or miffed. It took hours for them to round him up at his old place. It was, in the words of one participant, a cluster .... well, you know.

Pepe meets the boys, Cibolo and his BFF Amigo.

He's Nancy's burro - she also owns Shiloh (the one going to the dentist tomorrow) and Armador, Lily's boy friend. She had him staying at a friend's house, but the friend couldn't keep him anymore.

Nancy had him halter trained
at one time, but he's "reverted" she said.
He said "I was doing just fine until
you people came along."

He seems quite sweet and very burro, especially during the worming process. But I have a feeling he'll do well after he's had more handling.

Pepe, checking out the other equines in the area.

Pepe, multi-tasking.

BTW, thanks for all the great comments on the last post!

Now "git" out there and ride! Or pet a horse! Or read 5 more blogs! LOL


Fantastyk Voyager said...

Pepe is so cute! Look at his ears! I love 'em.

I've been petting horses and reading blogs. I can't ride cause the ground is too soft and it's just too cold.

Susan said...

Great story about letting go. I have a few theories about why we start getting scared and clinging as we age. Here's to trust.

Shirley said...

Nothing like a burro to bring a smile to my face!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

So cute. I love burros, we had one named Zeke when I was growing up. Great uy loved to pack us kids around

Anonymous said...

Very cute burro! I used to do the rock n roll thing on horseback all the time, and even did some eventing with all the cross-country drama - and my younger daughter still does the get on and ride thing - take an off-the-track TB on the trail and let er rip! I'm not as up for that as I used to be, and our terrain and trails aren't really suitable and my big mare has (occasionally) locking stifles that could lead to a tumble - I'm older and perhaps more cautious (or is it more sensible - I'm not sure!).