And finally we have Haitey (all the horses come with names - not our picking). He is the sweetest boy. He is only 7 and is a Quarterhorse x Arab (Quarab). Chestnut in colour and acts like a bit of a puppy dog. Has huge brown eyes that look at you longingly as you walk away as if to say 'I need a hug', and of course I can't resist. He was a give away because of joint problems in his back which means he is only for light riding, but mostly for loving, rugging, feeding etc. Haitey has only been here a few weeks so maybe in a little while we will start just leadlining on him. I just love caring for them all. I've always dreamt of owning my own horse. And it is great to be finally using the property for something.
I had always dreamt of riding horses too but back in June while we were fostering a gorgeous thoroughbred called Lady I finally got round to borrowing a saddle and lets just say we had both been out of the riding game for a while. She had a bit of a sticky eye at the time so I should've known better but when I was trying to get her to change paces she decided that was enough riding time and I came off. I don't remember that bit, but I do remember waking up on the grass, disorientated and a very sore cheek and shoulder. Had to have the whole ambulance trip to the next biggest town as I had been knocked out for a few minutes - scared my sweet hubby to death. Anyhow, basically fractured my cheekbone and a bit of muscle damage to my shoulder. All healed now but very unconfident with the thought of riding. I hope I can one day but I just love having them around. I find it very calming and relaxing spending time with them. How blessed I am.
This is a pic of Lady just has she went to have a windsuck on the fence (an annoying habit some horses have). She arrived in may and left us in August the day Sweetie arrived. I do miss her a lot as we had gotten to know each other well and she would come up and put her head on my chest for hugs. But I guess it was inevitable as her owner did love her too. My fence posts are much relieved now they don't have a horse pulling on them everyday lol.