Monday, December 15, 2008

Scooter, American Icelandic Pleasure Horse

Scooter is an American Icelandic Pleasure Horse, palomino gelding, who lives in Arizona.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pony at the Rider's Field

Pony practicing the "squeeze" game:

Going over some of the jumps (at the walk, and a few times at the trot):

Picking up my hat which blew off in the wind.

Jumping down from the bunker.

A little video from the day:

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Icelandic Horse Visitors

A visit from Kevin and Lorraine from Arizona; Kevin on Cookie, Icelandic Horse mare, and Lorraine on Charm, a young Icelandic Horse mare. They have two palomino Icelandic Horse geldings in Arizona.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Icelandic Horse Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Icelandic Horse Connection!

Giving Thanks

For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman's hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the "Land of the Free" --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

~~Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ground Driving the Pony Again

Ground driving the pony. He's so good about it; doesn't bother about the growling old dog who came running up like he was going to attack, nor the car that went by so close to us.

It's a little difficult to do this with just one hand on the reins, and one hand on the camera!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Icelandic Horse, Two Whorls

This Icelandic Horse has two whorls close together on her forehead. Linda Tellington-Jones has a book called, "Understand and Influence Your Horse's Personality", which discusses the meaning of different whorls and body parts.

Monday, October 06, 2008

River Bed Ride

Riding my Icelandic Horse mare, Cookie,
down in the trails by the river bed.

Billy, scouting the trails.

There's a small steep hill coming up to the staging area from the river bed.

Billy practices taking a video of Cookie crossing the river.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Horses on the Lawn

I was riding my stationary recumbent bike this afternoon, watching TV, and trying with my left hand on the laptop (multi-tasking :-)), and noticed the horses grazing on the lawn just outside my window. Took a few snaps of the horses; they love the grass.

We just have to be careful that they don't get too much. Icelandic Horses are relatively easy keepers and can't have too much fresh grass; too much sugar for them, with a potential of founder / laminitis / insulin resistance.

Pony Visits Senior Facility

This pony visits senior facilities as well as visiting disabled adults and children. He is a large (over-sized) miniature horse. He looks quite similar to a small Icelandic Horse.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cookie and Vanessa

Cookie is carrying Vanessa on a ride to the trails by the river.

Pony Ride

This is Tonka, a pony of unknown, but probably mixed heritage, as he has Appaloosa markings as well as pinto markings. His coloring is palomino on white.

Going for a Walk

Taking my Icelandic Horse filly for a walk down the road.

My Filly

This is my filly.