Wednesday, March 26

Lovin' our babies!


I thought I'd post some pictures of the colts I've been talking about that we bought over Christmas. They are still in Rexburg because they were just weaned from their mamas. We try to go see them every other weekend until we bring them here, but it had been over a month since we had seen them. I can't believe how much bigger they are! They are so dang cute.
My horse is the lighter one on top, and Jim's is the buckskin on the bottom. Isn't he gorgeous? Jim has always wanted a buckskin and this is one of the prettiest shaped colts I've seen. Out of the ten colts we could choose from, Jim immediately saw him and wanted him. I've always wanted a Palamino and this was the lightest horse of the bunch. He's way friendly and loves to eat! Jordyn always tells me, "Mama, your horse is a pig" cause every time we go to see them, mine just keeps eating from our hands the whole time. I think that is why I was drawn to him-Gotta Love Our Food! I also like mine because he has blond highlights in his mane and white stockings on his feet!

Even though raising colts is going to be a lot of work, I'm so excited to start with them young. I've always loved horses but have been really afraid of them. I don't know if it's because they are so powerful and majestic, or because my friend in sixth grade was drug to death by one. I want to get over my fear and think being around them early will totally help. My girls absolutely love them and always beg to "go see the horses". Even little Jordyn and Avery aren't scared of them and feed the horses from their hands. I'm so happy that my girls can have this experience growing up and learn love and responsibility for the horses.
I'm finding myself getting caught up in the whole "horse" thing and wouldn't even mind having land so they could be right on our property outside the back door. I would love to be able to take the girls out each day and work with the horses. Heck, maybe I'll let Jim have his dream by getting a ranch someday. It would be a big adjustment, but I think I could get used to the lifestyle and love it. Except for the Wranglers part-my Wrangler BUTT would not drive anyone NUTTS!
I can't decide what to name mine. Horses are way harder to name than kids. Jim is thinking of Chance for his. Any suggestions?

8 comments:

The Murdock Family said...

Cute horses! You are way braver than me. My parents have 3 of them and I don't dare go near them! We wanted my parents to name one of their horses Tina (as in the Llama from Napoleon Dynamite- Come get your food Tina). But they would not go for it- wonder why? Anyway it's just a thought- haha!-Am

Dabell Family said...

Pretty horses-- how fun! We have two and you're right it is really hard to come up with a name....If I think of any I'll let you know. I'll have to get Trent on here and look at them, you know him and horses! Where are you going to keep them here?

Britney said...

I can't believe that you own horses! My boys will be very jealous. We'll have to go and see them sometime when we are up there.
I'm sad you aren't coming to Hawaii :(

Our Family said...

Christine,

I didn't know you guys got horses. I lived right next to a big horse pasture all growing up. We never rode them, they were more for breeding but we like playing in there large area when they were on the other side of it. I love your blog by the way. As far as horses names I like Duke. My Grandpa used to raise race horses in california but I can't remember their names. There is always Mr. Ed. HA HA Keri

Gina Lee said...

I was thinking stubs :)

KEAT said...

I like your horses! So pretty. Horses scare the crap out of me. You are brave!

Jennifer said...

How fun and what a great experience for your girls to have horses around. I can see you living on a ranch and even wearing some kickin' wranglers =) One of the horses we rode for Kash's birthday party was names "Zar". Kind of weird at first but it stuck on me after a bit.

Nichelle said...

Your little horses are so cute. Your girls probably love them, I know mine would. I am scared of horses I don't know why but they just freak me out.