Thursday, May 1

Just like kids!






Last week we all worked together to vaccinate our horses. It took quite the crew since the horses are still young and not used to people. They had to be roped and harnessed (quite the circus!!! Chance tried to jump the fence!) to get them to hold still so Trent could stick the needle in. Thanks Trent for doing most of the work and saving us a vet bill-the vaccinations were pricey enough! Thanks also to Brad and Cameron for helping hold the horses.
I held a lead rope for the first time with my horse and did better than I thought. I started freaking out when they would start to run, but Jim talked me through it and I held on. They calmed down enough for us to pet them and brush them a little. It was so great, and I'm starting to get pretty attached to these little guys! Ashtyn absolutely loves them and was able to brush them a little also last week. Jim thinks they are like our children and wants to work with them every day to raise (train) them in the particular way he wants. He is very specific with what they need to learn and how they'll learn it. He thinks he is the new horse whisperer from all the videos, books, and magazines he uses to learn the "proper techniques." I'm glad he is getting to do what he loves-I just wish he didn't have to travel so much so he could see them everyday.
Getting the horses was probably a good thing for us to postpone having more kids. I'm starting to get baby hungry (I promise nothing will happen for another year or two!!) but Jim won't even think about babies right now because he has two already. He says the horses need our time right now and would get neglected if we had a baby. He wants to focus on them and get them all trained before we even think about a baby. Maybe this is God's way of giving us the sons we'll never have! I know-a long stretch but at least they are male!

7 comments:

Dabell Family said...

It sounds like a good time!! What did you decide to name your horse?

Amberlee said...

I heard all about it! It sounds like it would be hilarious to watch. Too bad I missed it. I was also wondering what name you decided for you horse. I still like Fabio!

heidi said...

Christine you truly know how to to put your thoughts into word. Your always making me laugh. About you horse being the only sons you'll get. I know the feeling though, it just doesn't seem you'll get boys after having 3 girls in a row. It does seem like a lot of work to train horses. It will be so fun for your kids when you can ride them. All worth the wait and probably a huge accomplishment as well!

Ras Family said...

How fun and time consuming that he want to train them himself. But like you said what ever makes them HAPPY!!! I can't wait to see a picture of you riding one, maybe you should help brake them!!!! Didn't I see a picture of you riding a bull on here. It wouldn't be much different than that!!!!!

Nichelle said...

Sounds like a great time. I heard all about it. Sounds pretty funny. I must say that I am glad I don't have horses they sound very time consuming.

Dabell Family said...

To answer your question, yes The Brown Family is Derek Trents old companion-- you have a good memory!!

KEAT said...

Hey Christine, It looks like next week is going to be pretty good weather. Do you want me to take the girls pics tues wed or thurs of next week? It will probably be evening at like 6:30 or so because the light is better then. We could even do a family picture if you wanted to! Let me know:)