Tuesday, January 15, 2013
What a Start!!
Thanks so much Denise - it's awesome to be back at it!! And congratulations to Jessica for the great new logo! I think it resembles the RAC perfectly!!
For those who are new, my name is Donna Wilson and I am from Lunenburg, Ontario. My kickass Curly, HCH Make My Day (Linus) is from Stirling, ON! I purchased him prior to him being weaned and visited him until he was ready to come home. Once here, we started on groundwork and ground driving. We went for lots of walks and built a bond that is stronger than I've had with any other animal. He's my boy and he knows I'm his person! He stays between me and our Arab mare that belongs to my father.
I live off farm (not by choice! My husband has many allergies!) but nearby. My Dad and I raise Black Angus and Linus loves it when I ride him in there and for fun we will cut a heifer or steer out. He seems to have some natural cow sense. He's very good at it!
Linus is a smooth coated Curly and will be 4 this year. I've done all his training and have learned so much from him. They say once in a lifetime, you will have that one horse that is your "equine soul mate". For me, its Linus. We drive, though I still have to replace his now too small cart, and we love to trail ride! Linus loves doing obstacles too. He has the funniest personality and a knack for finding trouble! He would walk right into the house if you'd let him! But he is gentle as can be and my now 4 year old son has ridden him for about 3 years! My niece and nephew loves rides too and Linus LOVES kids!!
I was so delighted today when I finally had a light day on my mail route. Once chores were done, we saddled up and had a ride!! First time the saddle has been out since November!! We've had a couple of bareback rides in there but a massive snow storm took care of having anywhere to ride! Our January thaw has given some space back!!
We had a pretty spirited ride today. Linus was loaded but he always listens well. We checked a bit of fence and just meandered around. It was so great to be on his back again!! Our goal for this year is to step it up a notch. Linus is ready for more action and so am I! There really is something to be said for growing with your horse!!
You'll notice I post from my mobile a lot. As such, I cannot place my pictures so you'll have to bear with me!! All were taken today. From Linus before the ride waiting at the gate for me to checking on our herd bull, "Mac" to our goofy head shot!
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