Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Enjoying the View

Sorry, the photo quality is very poor on these, but you get the gist. There is something comforting about watching the ponies graze. The grass is struggling to grow in, but there is a little bit. Hopefully with all of this rain we are having, it will grow.
 



 Miss Filly had to come over to see if I had any treats.





Until next time...Happy Riding!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time Marches On

Yep, we are still alive. :) Time just gets away from me. I get swept up in work assignments, kids, trying to clean house (fail) and trying to keep up with laundry (major fail). At least I keep the kitchen and bathrooms fairly clean...and the barn is fairly clean...

Anyway, all is well here. Our oldest child is in his second year of college and will be 21 years old in June. Holy Cow. Hubby and I are not old enough to have a child 21 years old. He is making us proud parents though and still has aspirations to become a veterinarian. Goodness knows we could sure use a vet in the family!

He is very busy going to school full-time, working almost full-time at a vet clinic and he has a full-time girlfriend. He also cuts grass on his days off and helps a lady with her 15 acres since her husband has passed away. Nope, he never sleeps.

A and his sweet girlfriend at Snow Mountain (Stone Mountain, GA)
 
Our middle son (the very tall redhead in the photo below) will be 16 years old in August. He won't quit growing. B is now 6'0, and quickly catching up to his Dad who is 6'1. He did not get his height from me. (I am 4'11 and a half.) He is a wonderful soccer player and has played for the high school the last 2 years. He is also a brilliant photographer/videographer.


Easter 2017
 
Thankfully Hubby has a knack for teaching the kids to drive. I just can't. My legs are too short. If I had to jump over from the passenger side to hit the brake, I would never be able to reach it! I don't know my left from my right, either, so that causes problems when teaching one to drive.
 
B is so big, his cousin can sit in his lap at soccer games... :)
 
 
Our baby is now 12 years old and is taller than me. Since I am now the shortest one in the family, I told Hubby I am going to start acting my height. He said I already do. :) Her love is soccer. And she is really good. Next year as a seventh grader, she can try out for the girls high school JV soccer team. She'd better make it.
4 years old

12 years old
 
Yep, we are very proud of our 3 children. I just can't believe how fast the years are flying by.
 
And yes, we still have all of the horses.
 
Tonto and Filly are at our house:
 


 
Jack is still at my parents' house:
 
 
Scout is on loan to my childhood friend to keep her other pony company. He has been gone from here for a year now and is doing great in his new home.
 
These photos were taken in January before Scout left our house on May 22, 2016:
 



 
All is good here, just crazy busy with life! :)
Until next time....Happy Riding!
 
 
 


 
 
 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Jack and Filly - A Matched Pair


So, this is Jack, one of the rescue horses my folks took in a couple of years ago:





This is Filly, a rescue horse we purchased back in 2003:







And now, here they are together, happily living together since December in Pike Road:











As you can tell from the photos, they are pretty happy together. Now all we need is a carriage -- they are a matched pair!



Friday, December 4, 2015

Jack Pony -- Still Living the Good Life

Been gone a while - sorry. Life gets so busy sometimes, some days I don't know if I am coming or going! Just thought I'd post some photos taken of Jack last year when I worked with him. These were from May 2015:









Jack is truly a good fellow. He needs someone to invest time and energy into making him great. He has so much potential! He is now 8 years old, settled, and ready for a job. Sure wish I could create more time in a day...

Anyway, enjoy the photos, and I will try to post more soon.

Until then -- Happy Riding!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Uncanny Resemblence

I have some better photos of these two to really show how much they look alike, but I will have to find them on my external hard drive.
 
This is Filly pony:
 

and this is Jack pony:

 
Jack is a couple of inches taller than Filly, but boy, wouldn't they make a cute driving pair?
 
Yes, in my dreams, but someone may be able to train them and borrow them for a matched pair. It would take a lot of work, but maybe since Filly doesn't like to be ridden, she would like pulling? It's a thought!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Settling In

So far, so good with Filly. She has literally settled right in. Here are some photos from today.

Grazing with little Tonto, her buddy from when I previously owned her:


That's Scout way in the background to the left:


The happy trio:
 



Scout likes her A LOT...
 




And back to the way it used to be - Filly bossing little ole Tonto around:
 



Hoping to begin messing with Filly soon. She has certainly mellowed a lot since we owned her last (5 years ago). I'm curious to see how she would do as a trail horse as apposed to trying to work her in an arena. Time will tell. For now, she is just chilling with her buddies.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Ties that Bind

Remember this Post from October 2009? http://pikeroadgirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/filly-has-new-home.html

Well, guess who is back at our home now?

 
The lovely young lady who bought Filly in Oct. 2009, is now breeding warmbloods and training horses full time, so she needed room for another horse. So, she very kindly contacted me last December, and over time, we were able to make it possible to bring her to our place.
 
For now, she's going to "hang out" with the pony boys, Tonto and Scout. She arrived yesterday and all has gone well so far.
 
Things come full circle for a reason, too, so I am curious as to what this journey will bring. Filly and Tonto seemed to remember each other. Scout has fallen head over heels in love with the beautiful new mare....his more studly side is coming out....
 
It will be an interesting ride. I'll try to keep you posted.... :)
 
Until next time - Happy Riding!