October 2011

First Day in the Arena

October 31, 2011

Today was Levi’s (Elix) first day of “work”. I took it very easy and didn’t ask much of him, but it went well. It is nice to keep things so simple and do-able that you are able to easily praise the horse, and he thinks, “That’s all? I can do that!” Setting up a horse […]

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Outfitting Day

October 30, 2011

Today I spent some time with Levi (Elix) trying on tack and blankets and getting him fitted out for the work ahead. I brought him into the barn all by himself with his friends still outside in the paddock. After just a few moments of neck craning and shifting back and forth, while I gently […]

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Turned Out With the Boys

October 29, 2011

The boys were getting along fine with each other over the fence yesterday, so today I decided I would put Levi (Elix) in with Storjo and Fjelljo. Thankfully, the introductions went well, and the boys seem to be good friends already. Confession time: I am the world’s biggest suck about adding new horses to a […]

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Vet Visit

October 28, 2011

This morning at 6:30 am Levi was calm and happy to see us. I was happy to see that he keeps a tidy stall, which is always a likeable quality in any horse, and also meant he spent his first night without agitation. Our, vet Dr. Christina Mohos of Wellington Equine, arrived just after 9:00 […]

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Elix Arrives

October 27, 2011

Elix arrived at 6:30 pm today. He was in a 3 horse stock/slant-load by himself, with open slats along the top sides of the trailer. He was relaxed and not sweaty at all, after the rather long trip along Highway 401 including the section right through Toronto. Larry said Elix loaded up like a champ […]

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Getting Ready to Start!

October 26, 2011

The plan is for Elix to arrive here tomorrow afternoon. He has been at Larry the shipper’s since the week-end. Larry picked him up without incident at the previous trainer’s and took him home to his place. Elix loaded easily and traveled well, unloading and reloading at a friend of Larry’s along the way back. […]

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