Monday, September 28, 2009

Mondays Are Big Days

Lady & Maark arrived on the first Monday of Sept. It's now the last Monday of Sept & they're doing wonderfully. Today was a very big day for them. They were turned out on the 5 acre pasture with 4 other horses. It was fun watching them explore their new surroundings. They wandered among the trees, checked out the neighbor's horse-eating llamas, smelled fallen pine cones, & met the horses in another pasture over. A few times they trotted to a new destination like they couldn't wait to check all the new things out.

Maark has an unbelievable trot & is breath taking to watch. He was so full of energy today that he was strutting around with his tail flying over his back. For a big horse he moves incredibly light on his feet. He'll one day be an awesome saddle horse, no matter the discipline.
Lady is the sweetest mare. She's just a big lovebug who wants attention, petting & hugs. Her quiet temperament has gone a long way to help Maark settle in with little spooking or drama. She's been such a wonderful teacher for him. She is amazingly sound at the walk AND the jog. Woohoooooo! Today she opened up a little more & floated part way across the bigger pasture. She's extremely laid back so that nothing seems to get her fired up, spooked or snorty. What a wonderful mare.

I'm so glad I've been given the chance to share Maark & Lady's lives. They're such nice horses who deserve whatever chance I can give them. While I was completely overwhelmed upon their arrival, given their problems, I've had a wonderful support system of people who've made the beginning of this journey successful. I can't wait for the day to come when the equicasts come off Lady & Maark. I can't wait to see their progress & the positive changes to their feet. Already their bodies are adjusting & changing for the better. They still have a long road ahead of them, but I'm confident the road won't be nearly so rocky as it has been. Thank you to everyone who has supported us. And thank you to Lady & Maark's former owner for sending these wonderful horses my way.

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