Looks like Wrangler dodged another bullet Monday. A prospective buyer was so excited to look at him that they even brought their trailer with them. But they also brought their coach who talked them out of even making an offer on the ride here.
Monday, March 30, 2015
The goats are scheduled to start kidding in mid April.
He already had this handy dandy calf catch pole (see here) but the hook was too big for goats. So for Father's Day last year V got J a goat hook to go on the pole.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Foot Trap
Friday, March 27, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Never buy a semi dwarf tree that says, "keep pruned to desired height".
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
I caught Wrangler for a quick painting Tuesday evening. When I went to the field he was away from the other horses. Instead of running over to them he turned and faced me and did a low nicker. He is not suppose to be doing nice stuff like that, he is for sale.
|Wrangler Can Paint Watercolor Series #22|
And then I got this email from someone in New Jersey (8 hours away)
"After making a dozen calls and asking everyone I know, there is no way I'm going to be able to come down to your ranch, try him, buy and bring the horse back up here to south jersey. If there is anyway you and your husband could bring him up here, if he is as good as he looks on your videos, I know we could make a deal happen. I would also be open to paying you folks something for transporting him up here.
Think about it and just let me know. I would be open to your schedule on any week-end you think this could work. If that's not going to be possible, then it's not going to happen.
Please let me know either way."
Do people really buy horses like this? Not really something I'm comfortable doing.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Currently in bloom at the 4R's are daffodils,
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The time is getting close for the first calve heifers to start calving.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Ever since we got our first 4 wheeler almost 5 years ago now, (Here's the post on that) I have been wanting a cart to pull behind it. J kept saying how cheap they were made and that always discouraged me from buying one. Well, now we have had our second 4 wheeler for over a year and still no cart... until yesterday.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Wrangler is becoming so talented at painting he can now do it with his eyes closed.
|Wrangler Can Paint watercolor series #19|
|Wrangler Can Paint watercolor series /#20|
|Wrangler Can Paint watercolor series #21|
Now for my short rant...
As you know, I have Wrangler advertised for sale. Every time I get a call I go through the emotional roller coaster of thinking about letting him go after all of the work I've put into him or keeping a horse I really don't need. Anyway, this last tire kicker really ticked me off.
I was call and questioned by "Ben" about Wrangler and how much to deliver him 250 miles away. After discussing it with J I emailed Ben back with the total price. He then called and said I would have to call "Mr. S" and talk with him because he was really the one that would be buying Wrangler. I said "Mr. S" was welcome to call me but I thought it a little strange for me to be calling him since it was Ben I had been communicating with.
Well, Mr. S did call and said he was very interested but was having trouble finding an honest person. I then got a story about his other horse being with a trainer for 9 months and having $18,000 in it and it coming home with a cracked cannon bone then going to a "horse nursing home" being drugged up and now has turning into a kicker and biter. After all of that he asked a couple of questions about Wrangler's soundness. Wrangler is totally sound and I reassured him of this several times. He asked again about his hooves and I said, the only thing you could even see was a very superficial crack in one front hoof that is growing out and causing absolutely no problems. ** OH NO GASP ** "Well, that really concerns me." said Mr. S. I went over it several more times that it was only cosmetic, no problem and growing out. I would take a picture of it and he was welcome to look at the horse himself and have it vet checked. "Well, that really concerns me," he said for the 10th time. I finally said, 'if it still concerns you and you haven't even looked at him and I am assuring you that it is not a problem, then you don't need my horse.' He thanked me and hung up.
Shew! People, really.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Kit Kat's adventuresome spirit struck yesterday. And luckily I was there with my camera to record the whole thing.