Monday, February 8, 2010

Andalusian For Sale

Sadly, I am going to offer Destino for sale. We are very tight on funds at this time and I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. It's very hard to find a place to board him over here in Ennis, so it seems that this is the only option left.

I am asking $6500 or best offer and am willing to talk with someone interested. If I feel it is the perfect home, I will work on the price. Please email or call me with any questions!

Mindy 406-239-5781
theladybugfarm@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

When you are tense, let me teach you to relax.
When you are short tempered, let me teach you to be patient.
When you are short sighted, let me teach you to see.
When you are quick to react, let me teach you to be thoughtful.
When you are angry, let me teach you to be serene.
When you feel superior, let me teach you to be respectful.
When you are self-absorbed, let me teach you to think of greater things.
When you are arrogant, let me teach you humility.
When you are lonely, let me be your companion.
When you are tired, let me carry the load.
When you need to learn, let me teach you.
After all, I am your horse.

By: Willis Lamm


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pictures!!

This is Stormy, Destino's miniature horse friend. Isn't she pretty?

This is a picture of the creek that runs through the 80 acres. Those are some more of the miniature horses.

Here's Destino, coming because I called him =)

The mini's coming back across the bridge. They were wondering what I was up to!

And here's Destino!

I know this one's blurry, but I like his expression!

Here's a close up of the bridge across the creek. I'm just so amazed that Destino will cross this!!

And of course my little Angus.

In this picture I had stepped across a little ditch that DID have water in it, but doesn't now. Destino was quite concerned and kept walking up and down his side looking at me... then he looked down at the ditch...
But he decided the couldn't cross... so he walked down the ditch about 300 feet and crossed at the dirt bridge, then walked down my side back to me. He is so cute!

Here he is just after crossing the dirt bridge.

I was done brushing him and scratching all he itches and turned to leave. He stood and watched me walk away, then noticed that his mini horse friends were across the creek, so here he is walking across the bridge to join them!

I'm so absurdly proud that he will cross this bridge! There is MOVING water under it!

Look at the dirt flying up behind him!

Running and running!

And here he has joined the little girls.

He's greeting his friend Stormy.

Then he looked up to see where I was. He is such an awesome horse!

This is a picture of the mountain range to the west of the ranch. I thought this was such a pretty shot of the foot hills and the mountains.


Visiting

Hubby and I drove over to check on Destino last week. He had been at the Ranch for 3 days and I wanted to see how he was settling in. He wasn't in the corral that I had put him in. He had met most of the horses over the fence and my Friend thought it was time to let him out.

She told us that the big horses were all gathered at the fence. Destino dove right through them and made a bee line for the mini horses. There are about 35- 40 mini horses out there. He ran straight up to them, then they started running and they had a big run fest for a little while.

When we got there Destino was still hanging out with the minis. It's a pretty funny picture to see a 15 hand Andalusian with all those little guys hanging out around and under his tummy.

I called his name and he came right to me. He had somehow made it across the big creek that runs through the 80 acres. They have a bridge and I have a feeling that he tip toed across it to get to the other side. His feet were not wet or muddy. I'm hoping that there will come a time that he is comfortable crossing water. My Friend says that it gets pretty sloppy around there whenever it warms up, so I'm thinking he won't be able to keep his feet clean ;)

He was relieved to see me, he kept pushing his face against me chest and followed me everywhere like a huge shadow. I went around and scratched some of the minis, the ones that I knew, introducing Destino to them. (My Friend bought quite a few of her minis from me and Destino had met most of them at one time or another on my farm.) By the time I left he had a little friend, Stormy was a mini that I knew, she had belonged to some other mini Friends of mine. She decided that Destino was alright and was shadowing him when Hubby and I left.

I'm thinking I'll head on over there today to see him as well. I'm crossing my fingers that he still remembers me! (I'm going to take a pocket full of treats and his favorite brush to joggle his memory...) I promise I'll take some pictures while I'm there!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Change

Well, change is in the air! I've moved Destino over here, closer to me. He is now on a ranch in Sheridan, MT until I can find a place here in Ennis to keep him. Annabelle went to a good friend's house in Stevensville. She feels that she can work her through some of her issues and use her! Cheers! Now I only have to pay board for one horse. I think I can swing that =) That's all for now!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As Promised!

Better pictures of Destino and Annabelle =)

Aren't they cute together?

I love this one with his ear cocked at Annabelle.

"Hello beautiful."
This one is so cute! They both stood so well at the end of their lead ropes...

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Little Video...

Every time we go into the round pen, Destino has to lay down and roll. He has to. It's almost impossible for him to pay attention if he isn't allowed his roll. Thank goodness he doesn't feel so strongly about rolling when we are out on the trails. That could get way too exciting!

I got some new blue barrels. He hasn't decided if he likes them yet. When we go one direction he will just push one of the barrels out of his way, so he can go through. Then when we go the other direction he'll jump with a little encouragement =) He is so funny! And way too smart sometimes...

He is so good about going in the trailer. Once he's in, I ask him to back up, when he gets close to the drop off, I touch his rear with my hand. That's his signal to step down. You'll see in the video. It's pretty neat! He is so calm about it, I can stop him half way out! He'll just stand there and stand there. I love how controlled he is when loading and unloading.

Here's what we've been up to...

Enjoy!



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