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New horse, Arlo (named after Arlo Guthrie) on the day he arrived at Rockland Farm. (May) He just turned six years old and he’s a cute little (and I do mean little, as in short!)  Quarter Horse with a nice pedigree behind him. Yes, he’s probably the smallest horse in the barn. But it’s a small barn. (Twelve stalls) That suits me fine. I like my horses small. This photo was taken with a phone camera. Not anything I’m particularly proud of, but that’s not the point. I do love my new boy! 🙂

5 responses

  1. Goodness, that’s serendipity. I was just wondering how you (and yours) were …. and here’s a handsome newcomer! Looking forward to hearing his story and how he fits in to the family. Hope it all goes well and all my best wishes ☺

    August 25, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    • Great to hear from you! I decided to get this gelding after eight years of working with my mare and not feeling like I was doing what I wanted to be doing. She developed Lyme last fall and with it some pretty disturbing lingering neurological symptoms that make her somewhat less than stable on her feet. I was hoping that would improve with treatment, and it did to some extent, but I’m not comfortable pushing her or putting her in iffy situations out on the trail. I’ll still ride her when the heat and humidity go away (can’t happen soon enough), but for now I’d say she’s semi-retired. My little gelding (at home) is now 18. Wow … where did the time go? He still gets ridden too, but mostly just easy trail. This new fella is the primary focus for now. He’s getting adjusted to his new life and I’m riding him daily. So far he’s been a good boy. A few “oh my!” moments, but that’s to be expected at his age and stage. (Green) Hope all is well with you and your gang! Would love an update! (Hint-hint!)

      August 26, 2018 at 11:08 AM

      • So sorry to hear about Dharla developing Lyme’s – I think your area’s similar to ours, lots of woodland, temperate – my old gelding had it and my husband has alpha gall syndrome. We are on constant alert! Is Bullet still with you? Your puppy must now be a mature boy! Time’s hurtled by and our 2 geldings are now 17 and 33, foundling kittens now happy cats. Occasionally think about blogging but things here (somewhat thankfully) are not really eventful enough to be of note. At least we are all well, touch wood. Bon courage with Arlo and I hope you and he form a great partnership -well worth blogging about!

        August 28, 2018 at 2:26 AM

  2. I LIKE small horses, too. I learned with my 14.3 Jordan that falling off a short horse means you don’t have so far to fall (unlike my recent fall off of 16.1 Raven…..)
    Like Cavalier’s husband, I, too, have alpha gal, got it from a tick bite while I was living in Germany. Lyme is turning out to be a dreadful disease as well as a sneaky one. Hope your mare …and you…manage .
    I like Arlo’s expression. He looks to be a nice boy. Have fun!

    August 30, 2018 at 12:18 PM

  3. and a dashing name for a horse, of any size – tsk

    February 26, 2019 at 2:01 PM

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