River: Rest In Peace

Yesterday, April 16th, 2013 we laid our Missouri Fox Trotter to rest.  “Red” River was an awesome horse.  Originally purchased to be a pasture pall for Cisco.  He was gentle and smart and fun to ride, except for that one day he decided he didn’t want to be ridden. 


Like Cisco he ended up with eye issues, unlike Cisco they couldn’t be overcome.   In the end they were painful enough that his quality of life was beginning to suffer so we had to make the decision to let him go.

River, you will be missed.

Well we’ve finally done it.

We have 2 horses now.

Photos are located above in the Google/Picasa Photo Album

We picked up Blaze who’s name will change though, today in Indiana. He’s a 15ish year old Missouri Fox Trotter just like Cisco.

He’s sound and healthy. We brought him home and turned him loose. Cisco was very happy to have a pal to share his new digs with. They did what horses do and felt each other out. It looks like Cisco will remain the top dog or horse for now but Blaze is a very nosey, curious horse.

We had to make a few modifications to the barn. we put up additional railing and a 6 foot gate so that both can come and go as they please in and out of the their stalls and into the dry lot.

Day one went very well. He seems eager to learn and already got a little upset when I took Cisco away from him for a short ride when Claudine was working with him.

Things will be a little more exciting with him around.