Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday, a thankful day and the letter I

Our American INDIAN granddaughter Nikki.
She is 16 and a sophomore in high school. She gets nearly straight A's and is active in her high school ROTC. Shes little but she is strong. She has carried the nickname of Pocahontas to her Uncle Carmen and Nickle to her mother. We love you Nikki.
One of Rusty's training times was to stand tied today. She did well, didn't seem to paw like she did yesterday. She stood there a couple of hours. She still does not like anyone just walking up to her. We have to work at that. I have a couple of plastic jugs with rocks in them. I stood a ways off and shook them. She nearly had hysterics. I just kept shaking. When she quit having her conniption, I took them and hung them over the hitch rail near her. She didn't mind them there. "Tomorrow there will be a whole lot of shaking going on.

Here is that beautiful mane. I brush it carefully every day. Have never had a horse with a mane like that. Pepper has a beautiful thick long tail, but no mane like that.

My thankful note today is what I have accomplished with Rusty in such a short amount of time. Not only does it make me feel good to see her progressing but it makes me proud of myself and gives me encouragement that I can do it with a new horse too. It gives me a I can do it feeling. I know I could but now I KNOW I can.

Have a Wednesday filled with Perfect Peace.


  1. She is beautiful, and congratulations on your progress so far!

  2. I still think she is gorgeous. Once you channel all that attitude.....Nikki is a love(I hope). She looks like she could be a lot of fun. And, has her head on straight.....