Big Man Stubert

It may surprise a few horse lovers to know that I have only visited Stu one time since he went to training – about two weeks after I sent him there. Life gets pretty busy, that’s all I can say.  Luckily he has been in good hands, and I haven’t worried about him at all. […]

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Stu’s New Adventure

Back in November, Stu was living at my farm, enjoying the good life. He got fed, he got water, he slept and ate as much as he wanted. But Stu wanted more. He knew there was something out there he was missing.  So Stu started jumping the fence. Again. The first time, well, I guess […]

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The Dominant Horse

Stu is a dominant horse. It took me a surprisingly long time to realize this.  There were many times I made excuses for his behavior. He’s a little bit slow, he doesn’t understand what I want, etc. etc.  But what actually is taking place is he just doesn’t want to do it. He’s incredibly lazy, […]

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Shot from the Top

My deck overlooks my pasture, and I’ve been wanting to experiment with getting overhead photos of the horses. One day the horses were hanging out by the deck so I seized my chance.  While I didn’t get exactly what I was looking for, I love their reactions.  Pony took the opportunity to show Stu that […]

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The Kool Aid Man

Several days after Stu’s last breakout, I was again mucking stalls. The stalls happen everyday, but this time was going to be different. (This blog is well on its way to just being a chronicle of Stu breaking my fences.) You know the movie, “The Butterfly Effect,” where the tiniest thing can change how events […]

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More Misadventures of Stu

It was late afternoon, and I was walking into my kitchen after hanging out with baby. My tiny yorkie wanted to go outside, so I let her out, and turned to grab some food before I went back to baby. My eye caught something out of place, and I paused, looking out the window. Stu […]

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Excitement in the Field

My husband told me the horses were running around the field. Well, he actually said, “That idiot horse is tearing up the field again.” I might be paraphrasing here, but the meaning was clear. (Also, he was referring to Berry this time, not my other idiot. But when I went out, both were running around, […]

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Working with Stu

Stu is no longer mostly idle. Instead he gets worked every night, or every other night. (Basically, like 40% idle now, which is why it can be mostly not idle.) We’ve been working on the lunge line at a walk still, which is a bit disappointing to me. I’d like to start trot work. But, […]

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Stu’s Not So Bad

After a week of Stu’s antics, I was ready to sell him. I was almost ready to give him away to the first person who said they wanted him. Not only did he knock down a fence to get to the mares, he learned from that experience how to knock down fences. In total, he […]

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