Has Someone Got a Life I can Borrow?

Mustang Diaries Archive on August 7, 2011, 12:17 am

A typical morning. I get up in the morning before the birds, roosters included, and head off to work. I know it's before the roosters because I've already led a half dozen horses out to their paddocks before the one at the neighboring farm begins to crow. Yesterday the coyotes were still howling, which woke the rooster up.The horses are somewhat confused by my showing up so early. They don't need to get out of bed so early on the weekends when I'm not there. I wonder if they're like Darling and
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Mustang Diaries Archive on July 24, 2011, 4:28 am

City Boy and I went to see Buck, the movie, tonight. I was worried... I'd been told by a few people that they'd seen my name in the credits, but hadn't spotted the photo I'd said would be in it. How had that happened?So with a wee bit of apprehension I sat in the dark theater, prepared to enjoy the movie even if I didn't spot my photo. I munched on popped corn and forgot to share it with City Boy. I drank my soda. And I was drawn in instantly. What a spectacular film!And then out of nowhere I was
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Another Day, Another Rain Drop

Mustang Diaries Archive on July 21, 2011, 12:05 pm

Will it ever stop? If it weren't for global warming, we'd be in an ice age! Steve Holt! stayed at pony day care while we were away earlier this month. In other words, my place of work, so that someone could keep an eye on his royal pain in the patootie. Upon return, Darling thought to take advantage of the arena and saddle him up for a ride. One small problem......Darling didn't bring her helmet. So Steve Holt!, all dressed up with nobody to ride, got turned out for a few minutes of saddled play
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Mustang Diaries Archive on July 14, 2011, 6:41 pm

City Boy was holding his hand out at arm's length, his iphone screen showing me an image of a mustang family that looked remarkably like the last image I posted here on the Mustang Diaries. He was tapping his foot impatiently."Where have you been? How am I to know what you're up to if you're not posting?"Yes, well, um...I don't know what to tell you, except I've just gotten busy. And then there's Facebook. I do tend to stop in there for a chat now and again, but even that has dwindled a bit as I
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Happy Father's Day!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 19, 2011, 10:59 pm

Wishing my dad...and all the others...a very Happy Father's Day!Thanks for taking care of your herd of women all these years!
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Wild At Home

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 17, 2011, 12:46 pm

It was toe trimming time. Both Rep and Max came with ferociously long toes, and they were getting worse by the minute. With both of them (finally) picking up all four feet easily enough, I put a call in to Dave (Sandy's owner) to come see what he could do to help the little girls out. Rep is typically so friendly, sweet and mellow...but she opted not to show that side. Nope. She wanted nothing to do with a pedicure, thank you very much. HEY! Did you hear me? That tickles. Stop. I'm going over here
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We Want Buck!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 14, 2011, 8:20 pm

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But the Real Question Is...

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 13, 2011, 1:19 am

High on the mountain top, where the coyotes sing and the winds howl, this is where you'll find my wild horses. The grass is good, with spring rains ending (they hope) a drought which has lasted several years in this region. The horses are looking sleek and fit...some are borderline fat! This is a good thing, because it won't be long before the blazing sun dries up this land and grass again becomes sparse.But on this particular morning, everything was...well...picture perfect. And as we stood among
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Ooo, Baby, You're a Wild One!

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 9, 2011, 11:33 pm

She is, without a doubt, a fruit loop. In fact, that's what we call her. Fruit Loop. She appeared out of nowhere and attached herself to the bachelor band over the winter. We didn't know she was a mare at the time, just another red horse spotted with the boys. But then it was spring, and guess what? The Fruit Loop had foaled, giving the boy band a Lucky Charm.She sure has stirred things up. We wondered at first, did her stallion die? Is this why she attached herself to an easily accessible band?
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Wild Encounters of the Stud Muffin Kind

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 8, 2011, 1:13 pm

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Wild in Spring

Mustang Diaries Archive on June 5, 2011, 7:13 pm

So, while y'all were busy with barbecues and parties over Memorial Day, Darling and I were busy working ourselves to nearly to death. Yes, that's right. Blood, sweat and tears...and all that jazz. Driving miles, hiking hills, braving the weather (which included snow and hail, I might tell you!) in an effort to photograph wild ponies in the spring. And we did it all Just For You! Tell me, was it worth our efforts? Does this make you smile? Maybe? Just a little?
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Three Sure Signs of Spring

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 26, 2011, 8:58 pm

The apple trees finally have blossoms.The 'Spring Pig' has arrivedYour horse is dressing like a dork...Are there signs of spring at your house yet?
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Mustang Diaries Archive on May 17, 2011, 1:02 pm

There are no words that do justice to the Diva!She defies description!
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Equine Herpes claims 2 Horses

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 15, 2011, 4:23 am

My tennies were on my feet. My boots were put away. I'd finished riding Kitty and was helping the Cowboy with a few little things that he couldn't do alone before heading home. He'd replaced a barn wall, but needed help lifting it up into place and making sure it was 'plumb'. While I was holding and he was nailing, the Doc wandered in to take a look at the progress. "You riding?" he asked me. "Already done," I replied, still holding the framework. The cowboy told me I ought to saddle one and ride
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Bad to the Bone!

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 11, 2011, 5:04 am

Spring fever has struck! The girls were turned out this afternoon for a bit of play time. Look at them go!Max and Tika take a brisk canter along the fence."Hey, what are you doing?"Max lets 'er rip!"Hey, are you taking pictures? Be sure to take mine!"Tika takes the lead!Bad Reputation finally gets into the act. Someone forgot to tell her it's fight or flight...she's a lover, not a flighter or a fighter!
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Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 6, 2011, 4:35 am

With Steve Holt! still here, buying a new horse wasn't an option. But since the owner was over horsed, and the Cowboy was looking to wheel and deal, a deal indeed was made. She is, for all intents and purposes, mine. And when the mustang sells, registration papers come this way. In the meantime, Miss Kitty and I are becoming better acquainted.First thing I've learned is that Kitty does not like to be ignored. The more she gets out of the stall, the more she wants out of her stall. And like the border
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Tucker Puppy Goes to Work

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 5, 2011, 3:58 am

"I can do no wrong!"Tucks wasn't paying close enough attention the other day and stepped in front of a horse. You could hear that poor pup yelp a mile away! Landed squarely on his right paw while walking across the pavement. Poor Tucker! He limped and gimped his way back to my truck where he spent the rest of the day waiting for me. He's such a good puppy when he goes to work with me, but pony feet can be a dangerous thing!
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Mustang Diaries Archive on May 2, 2011, 9:14 pm

Kitty stood in the middle of the barn alley, cross tied and saddled, when the cowboy came wandering in. I took one look at him, and had to ask the question, "Where are your boots? Aren't you going to ride first?" After all, the white board in the barn that tracked which horses were turned out or ridden on which day, had very clearly lacked an X alongside Kitty for a good, long time. Oh, she'd been turned out, but ridden? Not."She'll be okay. You just climb on and ride with one hand. You'll be fine,"
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Mustang VS Domestic

Mustang Diaries Archive on May 1, 2011, 2:09 am

Years ago, 20 plus, I purchased a Golden Retriever. I'd stumbled upon an ad in one of the big dog publications for a breeder here in WA. It was listed in a town a couple of counties south. Lucky for me I had an uncle in that same town, and with that uncle, a telephone book. Mind you, this was before the internet was in every home across America, so telephone books were as close as you could to a Google search. We looked up the address, and off I went.I drove down long and winding roads until I happened
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How Many Days Till May Flowers?

Mustang Diaries Archive on April 26, 2011, 3:11 am

I forgot to tell y'all that I have become employed as of last week...it's very hard work. I'm doing chores at a boarding facility and am responsible for 40 horses. Feed, turn out, clean...all the stuff I do anyway, but did I mention it was for 40 horses?!? And it doesn't matter if it's raining or not, they still expect me to show up to work. I know...can you believe it?Tika in the SunshineThe Mighty MaxineRep's not nearly as light on her feetas Tika, but she's a love bug, so it doesn't matter!It
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