Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Jack

It's official! My mom is finally a horse owner again!

This is Jack. He's an American Saddlebred and seems like a nice, tall boy. There's still a bit of work to be done with him. He needs to gain a little weight, put back some muscle, and have a nice stable (get it? stable!) owner to ride him.

Look at that face!!!

He was vanned over to the new barn today and according to my dad, immediately began munching hay. Welcome home, Jack!

I'm going to go visit NC in two weeks to meet him and do fun horse things with my mom. I can't wait!


  1. Oh - you're coming at a great time of year. You'll be ready to get out of the never-ending dessert heat ... and we'll be finally cooling down - and hopefully the humidity will be low(er).

    Jack is gorgeous. What a lucky horse.

  2. After living in North Carolina for twenty years, the desert heat is still a little bit of a novelty and I don't mind it too much. However, it is always nice to come back over, see the trees, hang out with the family, and see grass!

  3. A fine looking steed, indeed. Give him some sugar cubes for me. I know that's probably a no-no for true horsepersons, but let the guy live a little. I wish he could share the load of apples I am getting from the tree here. I'm about done making pie, sauce, crisp and freezing the rest. He looks like he would enjoy the crunch of a red one!! Have a good visit and tell your folks "hello" for me.

  4. Actually, a few sugar cubes are just fine. In fact, where I take lessons, the horses get peppermints for doing a good job. I once new a horse whose favorite treat was Little Debbie oatmeal cream cakes. He was obsessed with them! We'd go to our schooling shows, and to get him to look alert and excited, the trainer would crackle the cellophane at him. Worked like a charm.

    I wish apples shipped better. Forget the horse, I want some!

  5. I hope you have a great time with your mom.
    I would love to have a horse or horses one day. :)