|One of my first days spending time with JC before we |
brought him home
About ten years ago, when we were first looking for some farmland, it was all because my dad wanted some space and wanted horses. As soon as we bought the place, before the house was even finished, we were looking for horses. We met some really great people, and even better animals. First, we found my beautiful thoroughbred JC from a woman who taught me all about horses. She had eleven horses at the time and I fell in love with her big, lanky man JC. I spent six months in 2004 over there as many hours a week I could. She taught me how to ride, how to care for horses, and how to bond with them. I can't thank her enough for what she did for me.
|Phantom in the old chicken pen|
She was also looking around for a horse for Dad. He wanted a big draft horse because he was never a small man. Well, a cold night in January we got a call about a young draft who would grow to be just what Dad wanted. We headed over, into a beautiful, long barn and met a 14 month old, handsome, black percheron. They showed off a bit what he could do, and we fell in love. We were sold, and after a few days, he was home with us. Little did we know, we were in for some trouble. Eight years later he is still finding himself places he shouldn't be... (note the picture to the left)
He has broken through fences, snapped posts, picked up bags of bedding and thrown them around the barn, and broken into the hay barn to snack all day. For some reason, we've kept him. He's 18 hands and almost 2000 pounds of baby with the most amazing expressions. We couldn't imagine living on this farm without him.
I realize this may be animal abuse, but last winter, I put some antlers on phantom and made him my reindeer. This is a picture of how much he really enjoyed it! He's sweet as can be and listens very well, with me at least, so it was a lot of fun jumping up on my over-sized reindeer for some pictures : )
|A friend first meeting my very calm old paint|
|My handsome old gentleman keeping warm out in the barn.|
We have plenty more pictures of our beautiful horses with some stories to go along, hope you enjoy them : )
|My sweet boy JC snacking on some grass|
|Jen and I with Phantom during one of the big snow storms|
|beau-beau my cookie monster|
|Two very jealous boys because beau is getting cookies, |
Phantom and JC peeking over
|In 2009 I got a new puppy, she's a little|
neurotic, but a great puppy. These were the first time she ever met
|A close up of Phantom's big, goofy head|
|Phantom meets Tali. She was being VERY brave|
Fall of '14 we collected a new, handsome man. He's from the same farm I got JC from. He's got JC tendencies, and is just as sweet to be around. To make this confusing, his name is ALSO Lance. We now have 3 horses, new Lance, Phantom and old man Beau. Here they were the other day enjoying the grassy front field.
He's got some beautiful blue eyes