Monday, April 9, 2012

Boom moves in with the Cowboy with Magic Tennis Shoes...

Wait!  Where's Karen????

OH!  There she is!  In that big friggin' tire!!!

When we pulled into Jay's place the first thing I notice is this awesome tire!  I am always looking for new obstacle ideas, and this one fits the bill!  The tread on it is 5 or 6 inches thick and it is pretty darn heavy....which is good for Jay.  If it was not so darn big and heavy, he just might have found it at our place.  :-)

So here we are...the big decision.  Short version of how this panned out.  We knew I could work with Boom and he and I both would grow.  The problem is he needs more consistent work, and I don't have the time for what he needs.  Also, do to my confidence with him (or lack of) on his back, it will take longer than what Boom would have patience for.  One minute I would be fine on him, and the next not so fine.....  I just happened to know someone who loves this horse as much as we do, so I sent him a message asking if he was interested in the Boomster.  His wife Brenda is my Brian....she has shut the gate on Jay.  The only way another horse can come in is if a horse leaves.  Brian and I both knew that if this worked out, Boom would be soaring to the heights we know he can go...but a lot quicker!  The Cowboy with the Magic Tennis Shoes was ecstatic!  Yes, Jay would love to give Boom a new home.  He has a couple horses he thought he had homes for, but when we arrived they were still there.  Oops!  No worries....he has another horse that he would like me to do some ground work with, so we brought him home. goes in, one goes out.  :-)  The only condition with Boom was the same one we did with Flash.....if Jay can't keep him we get first shot at getting him back.  We don't want Boom getting lost in the system.

Boom is loaded up and ready to go...he knows I am up to something.

Weather was yucky on the way there!  We drove in rain most of the way...ugh!
Look at that blue spot in the sky...that was the teaser!

Boom looked around, and I am sure he remembered visiting before.

Jay was cleaning out the round pen and started in on Boom with the shovel....Boom was thinking "What the??????"

Oh, not so bad....the two legged did not get hurt by the weird flat bottomed thing that seemed to make a weird screaching sound while scooting around the ground....Whew!

YIKES!!!!  What now????  That yellow thing is outrunning the two legged!  Look how it is in front and won't let the two legged by to save me!  

Maybe if I stop and face it head on....yes, this is working.  I stopped and it slowed down.  Once it even went the other direction dragging the two legged along behind it!  This is serious!

ACK!  It is aimed at me and moving again!!!!

(This is my favorite picture...the looks on both of their faces is awesome!)

So far the two legged is still moving, and the big yellow thing has not touched me.  I think I will keep my eye on it just in case...

Sniff sniff....Mystery Manure!  I love Mystery Manure!  Oh, I mean 'Hmmm, someone else was here before me.  Whatever."

I have new brothers!

Here is Levi, the horse that had surgery on his eyes.  Levi update - he has lost sight in his right eye but can still see out of the left.  Due to the meds he was on, he lost some of the pigment around his eyes, so the skin is white.  He is such a sweetie!  I had a hard time getting pictures because he wanted to be loved on.  Behind him is Red, the horse we are bringing back with us for a while.

Red is 3 1/2 yrs old and cute as he can be!  He has 3 or 4 rides on him but Jay would like some more ground work done with him. 

Brian has great eyesight!  This silo was quite a ways behind Jay's place and there is a buzzard in the window.  You can see the white speck...this is his head.  I tried to zoom in but it pixilated too much.

So there you have it....Boom is at a new home and I have a new project for a while.  Jay was talking about some people he knows doing Team Sorting and he can't wait to get a couple of cows in front of Boom.  :-)  Boom and Jay will be great together!

Until later....Karen and Tripp who is glad that Boom has moved on....not that he felt threatened by how sexy Boom is...he wanted me to make that clear.  :-)


Michelle said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to hear how Boom progresses.

As you know, I have been in your position. It's sooooo hard to give up our beloved ponies, but on the flip side, it's nice not to be spread thin and focus on just a few. Quality vs. quantity...

Karen C. said...

Michelle, I was thinking about you and how hard it is, but also how exciting and happy it makes me at the same time. I can't wait to see what those two do together!

Ditto on the quality vs. quantity...working on that one slowly but surely. :-)