Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Those little nimble musicians of the air
My Cowboy found him, when I was putting the warmblood horse back in the pasture, we looked around for a mother and a nest, but did not see one. He found it next to the horse trailer, so I'm not sure where he comes from. I found him a worm.. and I don't think he liked it very much, so after a little research this morning I found out that they eat puppy chow, that is moistened in water. So off I went to the grocery store before work. and I got him some puppy chow, and a little container so I could soak it in water.
He seems to really like it, because like clock work, every thirty minutes, he starts screaming until I give him 2-3 pieces and then he cuddles up in his little nest I made him and he goes to sleep... I've though long and hard on his name.. and it's Jay.. haha.. unless little Jay turns out to be a girl, then I reckon she'll be named Jaysonfina. hahah
I hope he survives, he's a fledgling, so I think his chances are good.
News on the warmblood mare. I worked her in the round pen last night, we worked on respect, and trusting me, then I tried to sack her out and she moved past her fear of garbage back and sacks really quickly, then we headed onto de-cowboy hat-ing her. because apparently she is afraid of cowboy hats, well not anymore. I think we did really well in our join up. She took to me really quickly. And my cowboy says I need to take a lesson on her before I decide to keep her or not.. So I found a hunter/jumper farm about an hour away.. and let me tell you what, it is the only one around for MILES, So next Tuesday at 6:30 I have to be there for my "lesson". I feel silly about taking lessons.. but, it has been years since I've ridden english, let alone jumped standards.. so I probably need some pointers and all that jazz.