Saturday, June 26, 2010

One year anniversary June 25, 2010

Dear Beauty,
It has been a year now that you have been gone. I went up to see the herd yesterday and they were all fine. Scout and Cali have grown into beautiful mares. Both are extremely friendly. That is hard to realize with Scout because she was the most distrustful of humans when she first came to us. Cali, of course, has always loved people. Gigondas now lets me touch her all over without pulling away. I think that is because sometimes I just go up to her and cry on her! She lets me do this now. I think she realizes that I need to let it all out! Quad is settling in. He still isn't sure about me and keeps a wary eye out. Yesterday I sprayed him with fly spray and he didn't bat an eye! Sunni is next to Quad now and actually stood and let me spray him (first time!) Then he came up to me and rested his head on my shoulder.
We ALL miss you! Rest in peace, beautiful one.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Almost a year, my Beauty

Dear Beauty,
It is almost a year now that you have been gone out of my life. I miss you so much! I miss your soft nuzzle. I miss your sweet nicker. I MISS YOU! Your buddy, Gigondas, has turned into quite a nice lady! She lets me touch her all over now. She even nickers when she sees my car pull into the driveway and park next to her. She has come a long way and you would be proud of her! She doesn't do bad things any more like take off and drag me and the lead rope! Nope! No more rope burns for me!

I miss your gentle spirit and your soft muzzle. She doesn't cuddle with me like you used to. In fact, only Sunni cuddles with me like you used to, but you know, Sunni is "my boy". He's spoiled!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beauty, June 2009

My pretty girl a month before her untimely death in June of 2009. Can you believe that this filly was on a slaughter-bound feedlot? PLEASE, if you can, donate to a horse rescue that will save other horses like Beauty from a horrible death. There are a few listed on my sidebars. She was an untrained two year old when I adopted her online, along with Gigondas. They were transported to me in Southern California from Washington state. Gigondas was very wary of humans, but Beauty loved everybody and everyone loved her. She was a gracious, kind, gentle animal. I miss her every day! Beauty was trail trained by my cousin, Valerie, and wasn't afraid of anything. She never bucked or spooked. She would have been the perfect riding horse for me as she communicated with her humans very well and wouldn't hurt any of us! RIP, my dear one.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"F" is for faces~ABC Wednesday 022410

Three faces of my original five horses~ That's Gigondas on the left, Beauty in the middle, and Sunni on the right. Gigondas and Sunni were Beauty's companions for about two years. Beauty and Gigondas spent about 6 months together in quarantine before I brought them both down here to Southern California. Aren't they cute faces? ABC Wednesday for February 24, 2010.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beauty and the apple~That's My World for 011819

As much as Beauty loved carrots, she absolutely adored apples! Sometimes I'd buy bags of precut ones at WALMART, and sometimes I'd even buy organic ones at Clark's, our local health food store, but most of the time I just bought apples at the grocery store and sliced them up for the horses. Here's Beauty getting a whiff of the delicious aroma of the apple in my hand. She was SUCH a goofball! That was my world, with Beauty. TMW for January 19, 2010. For photos of other places, please visit:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Stills Challenge~emotions~Jan 17 2010

Beauty was always so inquisitive and one day I brought up a bag of carrots for the horses. This was Beauty's reaction to them. I'll let you feel your emotions while viewing these pics. Sunday Stills Challenge for January 17, 2010.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beauty in January, 2009~Camera Critters 011610

I found another website this morning dedicated to another woman's horse that she lost. Apparently I'm not the only blogger to do this. I do it to help keep Beauty's memory alive. I actually forgot I had these photos, which I took in January of 2009. I was going through the photos on my desktop computer, which I recently got back from the shop. It crashed in December and I was terrified that I'd lost all my pictures, but it just needed a RAM update! PHEW! My goal this weekend is to back up all my photos onto an external hard drive. Anyway, these are pics of both Gigondas and Beauty at play in the arena. Beauty was so playful and full of life. It is hard to go up to the ranch and not see here there...I still miss her every day! She had completed her trail training and was a nice, calm trail horse. My cousin trained her and had taken her out on the trail a few times and I'm sure Beauty would have been as competent as any of Valerie's horses, which she takes out on trails at least once a week. Valerie rotates them (she has 4 horses herself), so that they each get a turn out on the trails here in the desert and then, in the summer, up in the mountains. Camera Critters for January 16, 2010