I think it is really easy to lose track of time when it comes to blog land. I am constantly finding myself losing time with other peoples horses. One day someone gets a new young horse and then the next somehow they are killing it in the show ring and I’m over here like oh yeah so and so has a green… errrr made horse. I think this even applies to my own horses. Somehow 5 years has gone by in the blink of an eye with Huey.
Lately the Hue-magoo has been staying busy as the jack of all trades. He is a dressage star by day with me (when I have time to ride him), trail rides
climbs the natchez trace with my friend in the saddle, and most recently moonlights as a short stirrup pony moose…
Five years ago when this dinosaur of a baby horse came into my life I had no idea things would be the way they are today. He might not have been right for my original goals but he certainly is worth his weight in gold. A has been on him once before and when her pony decided to be a stinker I knew that Houston would give her an easy confidence boosting ride. I swear he knows that she is smaller and takes his job of baby sitter very serious. That said little A is one heck of a pony jock and I knew she would take to riding Hue like a fish to water.I take a lot of pride in the fact that I have owned this horse for the better part of 5 years (with a couple gaps) and he has come from green as grass and is now a steady eddy. We went through plenty of growing pains for sure but now he is my go to guy. Huey can put smiles on everyone from a 9yo to a 60yos face. He can come out after a month of doing literally nothing and you can hop on and get the same dude you would get in regular work (minus the fitness).
I feel really lucky to have not just one but two of these types. Annie is obviously much greener but she still handles all of the different things that I throw at her like a more seasoned horse (except dressage because stooooopid). Do any of you guys have a “can do” horse too?