Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Little Prince



The Little Prince has come to visit the SPS. This is a photo of the two of us last spring. The first question he asked was "When can I go see my horse?" Seems that the SPS only gets to consider me hers when her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews are not around.
Truth is that I own all the humans who meet me!
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas


The Night Before Christmas
by Sister St. Thomas, B.N.D. de N

A more spiritual version of the famous Christmas story.

T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the town,
St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down;

Our Lady was waiting, so meek and so mild,
While Joseph was seeking a place for the Child.

The children were nestled, each snug in their beds,
The grown-ups wouldn't bother, "There's no room," they said;

When even the inkeeper sent them away,
Joseph was wondering, where they would stay?

He thought of the caves in the side of the hills,
"Let's go there," said Mary, "it's silent and still."

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Made pathways of light for their tired feet to go;

And there in a cave, in a cradle of hay,
Our Saviour was born on that first Christmas Day!

The Father was watching in heaven above,
He sent for His angels, His couriers of love.

More rapid than eagles God's bright angels came,
Rejoicing and eager as each heard his name;

"Come Power, Come Cherubs, Come Virtues, Come Raphael,
Come Thrones and Dominions, come Michael and Gabriel;

Now fly to the Earth, where My poor people live,
Announce the glad tiding My Son comes to give."

The Shepherds were watching their flocks on this night,
And saw in the heavens an unearthly light.

The Angels assured them, they'd nothing to fear,
It's Christmas they said, the Saviour is here!

They hastened to find Him, and stood at the door,
Till Mary invited them in to adore.

He was swaddled in bands from His head to His feet,
Ne'er did the Shepherds see a baby so sweet!

He spoke not a word, but the shepherds all knew,
He was telling them secrets and blessing them too;

Then softly they left Him, The Babe in the hay,
And rejoiced with great joy on that first Christmas Day.

Mary heard them exclaim as they walked up the hill,
"Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to men of good will!"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The SPS decided that my royal personage needed royal robes. In the past I wore the humble green of the ranch "Olympic Hay Eating Team". Now while I may be part of that team I am the Captain, a royal captain at that. I now have royal burgundy and ivory robes. The little princess of the herd wears a smaller version of the same royal robes.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The things I do for the SPS




Here I am Sir Darby the reluctant Elf.
I am not sure what the SPS was thinking yesterday, but clearly she was short some of her mental faculties. She appeared at my domicile with two very silly hats. She made the rounds of the entire herd and had each equine wear both of the hats. Some equines were better about it than others.
I did not mind the hat she said was an Elf hat, although it did resemble the hat worn by a court jester who once performed at my royal housing. I did however draw the line at the hat that had blinking lights, wiggled around on its own, and sang the same Christmas song over and over.
I indulge the SPS because she brings me hot mush in the evenings as an aperitif before I get my hay, that is a lovely treat.
Have a grand holiday season!
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In the news

My royal personage was featured in the local paper this week.
I am a bit disturbed that I appear to be muddy in the photo, I am not I was a bit wet from the snow. I believe that the paper's readership will increase if they featured me more often.
I have also requested that the PSP purchase a new blanket for me. I find it intolerable that I must wear the same green blanket that all the peasant horses wear. I need special royal robes....

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)


Monday, November 29, 2010

Rider's prayer


A Rider's Prayer
Dearest Creator in Heaven,
Give me strength to guide my horse.
Make my hands soft and my head clear.
Let my horse understand me and I him.

My heart you have blessed with a special love of these animals.
Let me never lose sight of it.
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them.
Let that need never lessen.

Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant head.
Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker.
Let the scent of fresh hay and a new bag of grain be sweet to me.
Let the touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile.

I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm.
The grace and splendor of a running horse,
The thunder of its hooves makes my eyes burn and my heart soar.
Let it always be so.

Dearest Creator grant me patience,
For horses are harnessed wind, and wind can be flighty.
Let me not frighten or harm them.
Instead show me ways to understand them.

Above all, dear Creator, fill my life with them.
When I pass from this world,
Send my soul to no heaven without them.
For this love you have given me graces my existence
And I shall cherish it and praise You for it for all time.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 26, 2010

Royal robes


The cold weather has assaulted us with a fierceness. The SPS made sure all of the horses in her care were blanketed today because the weatherman said to expect freezing rain. Freezing rain hanging off of my royal self will never do.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, November 15, 2010

In the movies


Here is Coelho and I performing in the same class together. We both were very good boys. This was Coelho's first show and I had to guide him through the process.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Royalty reigns


This photo features one of the many riders I carried on Saturday.
I was a guest riding horse at the CWU Equestrian competition this past Saturday. I carried riders from two states and Canada as they tried to win ribbons. I carried a variety of riders, from a rider who was a beginner in her very first competition to a rider who had been to nationals. I adjusted what I did to the skills of each rider and did exactly what they requested. Sometimes I knew they weren't asking for the right thing, but it was my royal duty to obey them. One rider was supposed to have me canter, but she kept clucking for a trot, so trot I did....I hope she learned something about cuing from our ride. All of my riders placed and I was honored to carry them. The SPS would cheer for me and was so proud.
I had a grand time and really enjoyed my handler that was assigned to me for the day. I got lots of attention and loves. The riders who drew me were pleased when they found out. I have been invited to return in February for the hunter competition, I plan on being there.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank you Veterans



Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, November 8, 2010



I will be strutting my stuff in Ellensburg competing in the CWU Competition event this Saturday. I am going to be one of the horses ridden by the competitors. Who ever gets me will sure be lucky! I will take good care of them and do my royal best to make sure they place well at the show. I also plan on having fun showing off.
If you are in Ellensburg on Saturday, swing by Bloom Pavillion and gaze upon my royal performance.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Polo pony?


I am such a talented and brilliant horse. I tried my hand at being a polo pony when the soccer ball was trapped in the corner of the arena. Things would be much easier if the arena had no corners, but alas we have corners. Corners make things interesting-one never knows what might lurk in corners and as the royal personage at the ranch it is my duty to protect others from the corner menaces.

I am having a lovely time playing with the peasants.


Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL


I am really liking playing soccer, it is almost as much fun as chasing cows. I don't like working the ball out of corners though, it doesn't cooperate when I tell it to leave....

I did get to trot circles around an impertanent horse, he had to learn to respect my royal self. He was a bit defiant at first but he soon realized that he must pay me homage.

We had a grand soccer game on Sunday and I am looking forward to the next game.


Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A beautiful butterfly


Oh why does the SPS feel the need to ask me to wear silly costumes? Why do I patiently indulge her?
Well she does give me extra special treats for tolerating her silliness. Today it was licorice treats. Yes it is true...I am push-over for treats. I also like to see the SPS smile and have fun.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Costumes


The SPS seems to think that I would make a beautiful butterfly for Halloween-I think not! She plans on trying the wings on me this weekend...wonderful.
I will agree to be a hippie and that is it. Wings are not my thing, have Shandi or He of the Spotty Butt wear wings. I deserve ermine and other royal adornments and the hippie costume is as close as I can get to those.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Smooches



He of the Spotty Butt is always trying to smooch me! It is especially irritating when I am ponying him. He tries to smooch my rear, tries to smooch my neck, and has the effrontery to trot up too far and try to smooch my face. I give him the royal "pinny ears" and growl and him-he quickly retreats. The other day he did not try to sneak any smooches so as a reward I turned my head and smooched his nose, he was quite surprised.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Visitors


My former owner came to visit today. Once again I was delighted to carry my princess for a ride. We had a grand time together. She had treats for me and after our ride she took me to the deep grass in the yard and let me graze. It was a lovely morning. I look forward her next visit.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clinic


I took the SPS to a clinic yesterday. All the humans were properly impressed by me. The clinician called me a "solid citizen" because I was so well behaved.
There was a steer there- he had horns, his name was Steak. He was properly awed by my royal presence and followed me while I was lunging and the followed me in the afternoon while I carried the SPS.
I worked with the SPS for six hours yesterday, she improved greatly. She rode me English and I liked that saddle much better. She is new at riding English so I had to be very patient and make sure not to unseat her by moving sideways too fast or spinning.
We had a grand day!

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Only for the Little Prince would I lower myself to wearing a string of pearls. This is soooo embarrassing. I did get some extra special treats out of the whole affair.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Babysitting?




Here is the little prince riding me the other day. He said he didn't want to ride. When the SPS asked him to keep me busy while she did something with another horse he agreed. He rode me around and around. When the SPS came back and said she was done and would take me back the little prince said he wasn't done babysitting me yet. WHAT??? I want to point out that my royal person does not need to be babysat, guarded maybe but never babysat.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Embarrassed


So the SPS has been riding me in preparation for the Fall Follies. The last fall follies that she rode in she was unseated by He of the Spotty Butt. The SPS was hurt badly and didn't ride for six months. Last year for Fall Follies she took Freedom and did the ground games. This year she wants to be competitive. Oh isn't that grand? As a result she is subjecting me to all kinds of embarrassing silly activities. Her latest attempt to embarrass me was very effective. She had me out in the pasture where everyone driving by could see us and then proceeded to ride me around while she waved around a gymnastic ribbon. How humiliating! Do I look like a gymnast? She was lucky I didn't decide to launch into a routine of horsey gymnastics. It is a good thing that she makes a delicious treat tub or I wouldn't cooperate with her very unroyal antics.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun day

The SPS and I took he of the spotty butt out to the cow pasture for a workout. I was an excellent pony horse and did a nice slow trot so he would not have to over work himself. Now this youngster has no respect for my royal equineness-he is always trying to smooch me on the face. This afternoon he tried while we were trotting. I think he reasoned that I can only do one thing at a time. Well he was wrong, his affront was met with pinny ears and a baring of my royal teeth.

We ended up having fun and I look forward to our next outing.


Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Teaching the baby


This evening it was my pleasure to teach a young filly how to pony. Shandi belongs to the SPS's husband. Shandi was a good student. I also assisted the SPS in getting better at ponying. This was only the third time she has ponied a horse. Under my expert tutelage she is becoming pretty adept at it.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Service with a smile


The SPS has been taking very good care of me. Treats every evening, brushing, and pest control. This weekend we headed to the arena for a ride. I took her trotting, loping, and even showed her a few dressage moves. To show her how much I appreciated all of her attention and kind treatment I even, finally, side passed over to the arena fence and allowed her to get a drink. She was very pleased to have me cooperate in her efforts. I even walked through the sprinklers on the way to and from the arena-I hate sprinklers.
He of the spotty butt has been busy rolling his pink ball into my pasture. I don't want that silly thing in there so I send it right back. I sure hope he doesn't think I have stooped to "playing" with him.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ponying


He of the spotty butt is still rehabbing. He needs to get exercise to build up his strength, he thinks he needs to conserve his energy at all costs. That is where I come in. The SPS asked me if I would pony He of the spotty butt so he would have to work a bit. Being the benevolent royal that I am I agreed, after all I want what is best for my subjects. Plus I thought it would be fun to make the little arrogant horse have to work up a sweat, I could get even for all of the times he throws his empty treat tub in my pasture. I think I did a good job, I know the SPS was happy with me.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Mud puddles and cow pies



The SPS hates cow poop, she says it is stinky and messy-I agree with her 100%. The other thing she hates is that even when it looks dried it isn't. Nope you step on it and underneath that dried crust is a gooey layer that promptly clings to your footwear never to come off. So her solution is to avoid stepping on any cow poop. Seems to me this is a reasonable solution and it is one I use when it comes to mud.

Now the SPS understands why I don't want to step in a mud puddle, she knows I have no way of knowing how deep that puddle is. But she gets all irritated with me when I won't step on dried mud. I sit and spin, taking off in the opposite direction of the mud-trying to make it very clear to the SPS that stepping on dried mud is a bad idea. You think with her experience with cow poop she would understand, humans can be so dense sometimes. Yes, on the surface the puddle seems to be dried and safe to step on...but underneath lurks this goo that is ready to suck a horse's hoof right in up to its knees trapping it forever. The SPS can kick me, spank me, growl at me all she wants I am not stepping on it anymore than she would purposely go out and walk around the pasture stepping on cow poop. I think I finally taught the SPS this lesson, now she just politely asks me to go around the dried mud and I oblige her willingly. I just wish she isn't so hard to teach, sometimes it takes days to get something through to her. Oh well at least she is trainable.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another happy kid


The SPS's niece came to visit and wanted to ride a horse. She hasn't ridden in 5 years. It was my honor to take her for a ride. I was very happy to see her pump her hand in joy. I love making my human subjects happy, it also earns me green apple biscuits.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Wrestlers first ride


The Wrestler, the SPS's nephew, took his first riding lesson. It was a big step for him because his last horse ride, as a small child, involved being bucked off and kicked. I was honored to be his teacher. He is a good student and I made sure that he had a good time. He has decided that he would like a horse of his own.

It takes a horse with a royal nature to put a smile like this on a young man's face. It makes me so happy when I make my rider smile.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Oh yah baby, I got mad skills


During our soccer game this weekend I devised a cunning plan to keep the ball from the other horses. I would carry it on my back, thus allowing me to score easily. None of the other horses were that clever. Although I have to admit I did not appreciate it at all when the ball would fall off my back, I would jump a bit when that happened. The nice thing about this method is I don't have to kick the ball and risk ruining my royal pedicure.
He of the spotty butt would not allow the ball to ride on his back. He would get all wally eyed and snort...he needs to have more of a royal attitude I guess.
Another game is scheduled for this evening.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Friday, July 23, 2010

I am a work of art!


Paul Daniel Gold did this beautiful picture of me from a photo the SPS took of me. She is having it turned into a pendant.
He does such wonderful work, it is really amazing.
She is thinking about having he of the spotty butt done also.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Soccer


The SPS has decided that horse soccer might be a fun sport to pursue. I am not to sure about that. It involves chasing around a rather large ball and either bumping it with my nose or kicking it. I did bump it with my nose, but kicking is out because it might damage my pedicure. The SPS ran around the arena with me, rumor has it that eventually she plans on riding me while I chase the ball, sounds like work and I am not sure that is what a horse of my royal stature should be doing.
Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Sunday, July 18, 2010



RCER's fundraising event made $2,263.75 yesterday. Thank you to all of your support.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A great cause



Alright, so this isn't wordless-it is a flyer for a great activity.

Horse Daze is RCER's main fund raiser for the year. This event supports the rehabilitation and adoption of equines. RCER is a 501 C3 and no member or volunteer receives a salary or monetary compensation for their time or efforts.

5th Annual

HORSE DAZE of SUMMER

Horse Sale - Tack Swap - Adoptathon - Prizes
Demos - Raffles - Silent Auction

JULY 17TH

A PLACE FOR SELLERS TO SHOW THEIR HORSES & TACK
A PLACE FOR BUYERS TO TALK ONE ON ONE WITH SELLERS
Sale registration 8:30-10am

10 AM TO 4 PM

Kittitas County Event Center, Ellensburg,


This is not an auction, but a sale where you make your own deal Sellers pay an entry fee, no commission.

All proceeds to benefit RODEO CITY EQUINE RESCUE

Please call 509-968-9566, 509-962-1026

For entry forms or info visit www.rodeocityequine.com


HORSES

Entries submitted by July 9th with a digital picture, we can print a sale page for you to use as a handout/catalog. Horses will be accepted at the door until 11am. There will be a place to ride horses, but no arena. Horses will be shown at 11am & 3pm. We can accommodate late entries for a fee.

Please print neatly, the entry will be read as written. Include a photocopy of your registration papers. You must provide your own signed registration transfer papers to the new owner when you sell your horse. Any info you have as handouts to prospective buyers is a plus.

Send a check or money order to Rodeo City Equine for $25 for the first horse and $15 for each additional horse. No refunds after July 14th. You must check in at the registration booth upon arrival. You will receive a free raffle ticket when you register. We have some great prizes!

Event to be held at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in the north parking lot, on E 8th Street in Ellensburg, Wa. The Indian Village will serve as a riding area and show ring.. There are some outdoor corrals available, $10 per corral payable to Rodeo City Equine at time of registration. Please reserve your corral early.

VENDORS

Send your name & address, along with a list of your sale items to Rodeo City Equine by July 10th. No vendor fees . We accept any donations. You must register with RCER upon arrival.

TACK & TRAILER SALES

Saddle, tack, trailer, sell or swap, furnish your own table. Contact Rodeo City Equine to reserve a spot. Entries are free & will be accepted until noon on the day of sale. You must register upon arrival. Rodeo City Equine will gladly accept donations in lieu of an entry fee.

ABOUT THE SALE

This is not an auction, this is a sale. You will present your horse, tack, etc to the public and negotiate your own sale. This is a place to show your stuff! All proceeds will go to Rodeo City Equine Rescue. Donations will be accepted to aid in the rehabilitation and fostering of equines.

Please send all entries to:
Judy Parker
571 Southridge Drive
Ellensburg, Wa 98926
509-962-1026

E-Mail sale horse info &S pictures to rcer@rodeocityequine.com

Make all checks payable to Rodeo City Equine.

For additional info, contact Vada at 509-968-9566 or Judy at 509-962-1026

Set-up time 8am, no earlies, please. Event time 10 till 4. Sale horses/tack/vendors will remain on site till 4pm. Additional info at www.rodeocityequine.com

Click here to download a Sale Entry Form


Clinic Schedule TBA

Time
Organization
Topic
Representative







10:15
Woodlands Resource Management
Field Management
Eric Meador







10:45
Horse Sale
Sale Horses Presented
RCER







12:00
Ellensburg Animal Hospital
First Aid preparation for the trail
Dr. Mike Fuller DVM




Introduction new vet at the clinic








12:45
Tack Sale All Day


RCER







1:15
Purina
Horse Nutrition while on pasture
Mike Miller







2:00
Horse Sale
Sale Horses Presented
RCER







2:30
Ellensburg Vet
Teeth floating
Dr Erin Zamzow DVM







3:30
Silent Auction & Raffle drawings


RCER

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I am stunning!


The SPS thinks that this photo is so nice she left it in color. I am trying out a new bit for the first time. It seems that I "lay" on my bit and use it for leverage, at least that is what the SPS thinks. Actually I am doing so on purpose to assist her in toning up her arms so she needs to appreciate my efforts.
The SPS thinks that I am so pretty that she will often just sit and look at me...nice to be noticed.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Accountant


So the SPS to a personality test about me and this is what it said:

Your horse is DLAF- The Accountant
(Dominant Lazy Afraid Friendly)

Slow, steady and determined describes this personality. They do not need excitement or fanfare. They like predictability. They want you to have a plan and stick to it. The friendship is important to them, so it is important for them to be honored and appreciated.

Do

Keep training progressive
Ride in the box
Repeat lessons often
Respect them
Be their friend and leader
Lots of positive reward

Don’t

Skip steps
Change routine
Surprise them
Be in a hurry
Have huge expectations
Bully them

Yep this is pretty much me to a T. I don't like surprises or being hurried, if you want to bully me I will just plant my feet and stand my ground. I am friendly and love attention. As befitting a royal horse I should be honored and respected. The SPS and I are at odds about riding in the box. She thinks it means we should not do things out of the ordinary, I think it means that she should stay in her "box" or balanced space when she is on my back.
The SPS says she will do things slightly different now that she has this information. I hope she focuses on the positive rewards part-that would be extra treats right?

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Love sick...

Click on the play button to see my latest antics
I have lost 200 pounds and I have the SPS worried. She says my behavior has become obsessive and unhealthy. You saw the video-does this look obsessive to you? Yes that is what I do all day, but so what? Yes I do that all night, at least I understand dedication. The Cow Boss complained that I kept him up all night with my whinnying for Whinny...buy earplugs if it bothers you.
Whinny is the first horse that I have liked. I have always preferred to be alone, I didn't want any other horses in my pasture and could care less if they wanted to sniff noses. I am not to sure how to act and I want her to know I am serious. The humans say I am like a stalker, I say I am just dedicated to my quest.
It seems that I have gone to far. My lady love has been moved to the far side of the ranch. I can't see her and now I am really disturbed. The SPS says I will get over it and that I should talk to my other neighbor. She promised me a grooming session and play time in the arena-like that matters.
Well I am going to work on regaining my royal demeanor and make amends to the Cow Boss. The SPS is giving me extra treats so I will not get too skinny.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Before and after


As you can see from the before and after pictures, love does funny things to a royal horse. I am tense, I can't relax, I am always on the move, and I have lost my appetite. Rumor has it the the SPS and some of her friends think that if I was put to work at a job I would return to my laid-back self. I have a job, it is ruling my realm and protecting my lady love.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Loosing weight


I have been loosing weight, I am having trouble eating because I am busy fretting. I have been fretting about my lady looking at the scrawny appy across the way, now things are worse. His royal blingness is back and he is ensconced in the pasture next to me. Now I can't tell if my lady is looking at me or Sir Spotty Butt. I pace, I pin my ears at any possible suitors, and I keep my ladies attention-it is hard work and I am dropping weight. The SPS has been giving me my grain, I can hardly eat it I am so busy. She assure me that I look much better now that I have been working out, she says my tighter tummy makes me look younger. She also says I need a JOB to distract me...I don't think so, I am working plenty hard right now. She mentioned that I might need to pony Jack around so he can get his trotting in. I pony Sir Spotty Butt, I will also give him a swift kick if he turns his eye to my lady while I am doing it.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito (Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Skywatch Friday season 4 episode 49


Finally some lovely blue skies above my royal realm.

Tue ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
(Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)


Please go visit the other great Skywatch participants at Skywatch Friday There are wonderful photos from all around the world!