GenesisTWH in Slaughters Kentucky: We had a big break in the weather with temperatures in the high 70's low 80's which we absolutely had to take advantage of so I checked online and found some reservations at Wranglers LBL and we loaded up. We had a great time and had the best time riding and visiting with friends especially as we have had sweltering temperatures in the low 100's so we couldn't ride.
Photo: Shanna Owen on her spotted walking horse, Loyd Owen on his walking horse, Mark on my other Jose' Jose mare (Jose' Hot Tamale) and my mare Margorita by Jose' Jose' who is finally in great riding shape.
Some days are much better than others and it is rare to get a caption shot like this one, however, Lily loves to show her zest for life in general with a huge smile. This mare is exceptional and belongs to CarMil mares which is why she is smiling I am sure as her other owner is vacationing on the beach while this is being taken giving Lily time off.
Or do you think she is wondering why she was left behind? It could be her saying WHY ME?
Genesis TWH Farm - It is always a pleasure to have someone visit our farm and look at our mares. This time was no exception as it proved a couple of things for me. One is that the world is so much smaller than you had ever imagined. Two is that horse lovers are unique and always can share some piece of helpful information to each other. Three, Do you know they make horse bit wipes? Two flavors. That kind of information is always great to know as I am sure it makes it easier to put a bit into a horse's mouth who has had previous bad experiences.
Today I had a question on Meagan who bought a grey horse from me a couple of years ago and also has a little Friesian - Walking horse mix which is showing some signs of a gait, but then changes to a trot. Her question was how can I get this horse to continue the gait and not break into the trot. I do not begin to say that I am a trainer, but I have a fantastic gentleman who shoes for me Travis Craft that is and I have asked him that question. The answer is anchoring the back end of your horse.
Breeding at New Horizon Stable: In 2011 we discovered New Horizon Stable and have been exceptionally pleased with their services and the stallions in their barn that they stand. We recommend them highly and have two foals due May and June bred to Generator's Armed & Dangerous that we are looking forward to. The couple did an amazing job with both mares and we also had them train our stud colt by the Whole Nine Yards who was just weeks old to show at halter in the TWHBEA Futurity Class. Take a look at their Spring Lineup of Stallions which we have information and a link for their new website below.
On a cold and snowy morning we awoke with to a ground covered in frozen snow and a gently resting 9 month old filly curled up so quietly that we hated to wake her. t was time to feed and as we saw she did not get up, we went to find out why. Dawn was helped to rise and we anxiously called the vet to see what the trouble was. Babies have so many interesting events and Dawn was unique in many ways outside of her truly beautiful dark chestnut coloring with flaxen mane and tail. She was a filly that turned heads and from her carriage you could see there were great things in store for her as she came into her own. Our vet arrived to find a filly that was not doing much at all and who had vitals that were dead on for being fine, however, we knew that her quiet manner indicated much more than a bad day. She simply wasn't doing anything at all. To be sure we gave her fluids and antibiotics and were mortally afraid when she suddenly and quietly just went down. There were no signs of colic, no signs of distress in her breathing, and nothing to indicate why she simply was shutting down.