Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Spice enjoys wandering the backyard and wandered into Victor's trash pile. After Victor took this picture he decided that he should probably take a trip to the trash dump. Yeah!!!!! My backyard looks better!
These are the yearlings. They are about 8 or 9 months old. The philly's name is Sierra and the colt's name is Sampson. Victor named both of them just this last week.
This is Sampson. He is a thoroughbred. He is expected to be close to 17 hands. He is very smart. He enjoys having his nose scratched and loves a firm brushing. He is lighter than Sierra and only has one white sock.

Sampson's nickname is Houdini. Every other day we will go out to discover that he has removed his halter. We are not quite sure how he is doing it. We are sure that he doesn't like it.

This is me and Sampson. When he stands straight his head is about a foot above my head.

This is Sierra. She is also very smart. She learns very quickly and has taken to lunging without too much trouble. She does let Victor know when she has had enough. She does this by standing very straight and rigid. If he tries to make her run she waves her head high. It's actually pretty fun to watch.

Sierra has two white socks and is a bit darker than Sampson.

This is Creole Spice a thoroughbred racing horse. She is almost 4 years old. She was bred from two racing horses and has papers. I discovered this last Saturday that she has been trained to race on straight aways. Purely by accident. It was kind of scarey and I had to be firm on the reigns to make sure that she didn't take off. It startled Victor too.

Victor built a fense that runs the width of the property giving the horse their own space. When the grass gets a little long Victor lets them loose to graze. They really like this too.
Victor likes taking pictures of his very tired wife. The wood in the background is for the three additional stall Victor will be building.


Katscratchme said...

Wow! Lots of work! But I bet it's satisfying. :)

Jen said...

They all look hungry. Skinny skinny skinny.

Anonymous said...

Harses, Harses, Harses, Harses, Ding-a-ling-a-ling!

Rebecca said...

yes, they were very skinny. we have been feeding them oats and some other yummy stuff to fatten them up.

Rebecca said...

Victor wanted to make sure you all know that these are rescued horses and we are working on them to help them to be healthier; happier animals.