Found this picture from a couple of years ago with Ziggy and me sorting in the alley. Sometimes, with everything going on that goes on around here, I forget about some of the cool stuff I and my horses have gotten to do in the past, and how far my horses have come over the years. I got Ziggy because he was bucking his owner off. The folks are from South Carolina and were out here on a ride when I met them and Ziggy. They did not want to take him back home for fear that some young kid would end up with Ziggy and they were just afraid of what would happen. So, Kathy and I bought him and put him in the program. Then I got the chance to use him pretty regular around cattle and he did great. I have not ridden him much in the past 6 months or so. Just been so busy with everyone else, but we have had some really fun times together.
Casino got to work on some round pen skills yesterday. His owner, Jene, told me that he was a funny little horse, and she is right. With all the things that he has seen and has happened to him here in his training, he still jumps out of his skin when you come into the barn unannounced. The other horses don’t bother to move but not Casino. I think it’s just who he is, may not be able to change any of that.
Pepe worked in the round pen as well and wore his first saddle here. He has been saddled and ridden many times but it was the first time I have ever saddled him. His owner, Lori, has really done a nice job with him in some areas. He is just a very dominant horse and pretty much does whatever he wants or thinks he wants. He is doing better each day. Just hope we can get it all done in 30 days.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.