Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the water snake LIVES!!!

Ok ok so I was walking to the lunge place with she who rubs my ouchy bits and now rides me and there was a water snake in the path!! AND IT MOVED!!! it wasn't a water snake, it was a real snake! I was very brave though. I did not run. I asked She who rubs and rides "well? what are you going to do about this?" And she saved us. she found a way that had no breathing water snakes.

My birthday bucket

I celebrated my 5th birthday yesterday. Mom came and gave me the best bucket ever. there were carrots and apples and alfalfa cubes and apple juice and molasses. Oh my gosh it was good. And warm, which is good because it was cool and rainy.

I liked my bucket so much that I had to lick it clean.

the medicines on my face are because Houston bit me. But that's another story.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I am Beautiful

look at me, Maximus the Beautiful.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


So I have a big nose. Mom says guys with big noses are dignified.

So I outgrew my horse sized cavesson. Mom had to get an oversize. The crown piece is on the smallest hole while the nose band is three holes from the biggest. The flash is on the smaller end.

That just means I'm extra dignified.

I give up

No more bucking. I promise. for now.

word around the water trough is that Mom is going to send me away. she keeps talking about "getting me ready". I don't know what I'm getting ready for, but I think it has to do with my bucking. she keeps talking about someone named "trainer" and talks alot about "starting my canter work". I don't know who this "trainer" person is, but I hope they understand that I Maximus am an Imperial Horse. and I need sugars. and all the carrots. and I know how to canter. I do it all the time. I can even canter AND buck. today I canterbucked and changed leads. now THATS talent.

I am already planning all the ways I will test this "trainer" character. Doc the wise said that I shouldn't try the patience of Trainer. that horses who do not do what Trainer says stay with Trainer and don't return to their mom for a long time. he reminded me that we hadn't seen Ian Horse since the coldness. "That's because he is with Trainer" said Doc.
Doc is very wise.

she who feeds moved My Hannah to my side of the barn... I can see her from my stall. sigh.

But more on this Trainer. I've been asking around, and all the horses have different answers. Ukon says Trainer taught him alot. Trainer even belonged to Ukon . Houston says Trainer made him a school horse. Kicks said "Trainer? never heard of him. OOH a flower!" Kicks wasn't much help. Hannah said "you deserve Trainer you little !@#$." she loves me.

So I guess this Trainer person is going to teach me something. I think I'll teach Trainer to Levade.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Oh Hannah! you are so beautiful. won't you love me? please??

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Here's what I learned

Bucking, while fun and impressive, doesn't go over well when applied to humans.

I finally feel better. My ankle is healed, my feet are finally trimmed properly, and I've had my teeth done AND massages. So I had to show mom just how good I feel.

so there we were in the great outdoors. just Mom and me. she being the evil human that she is made me do hill work. well I wanted to take the easy route and she made me do the steepest, hardest parts. SO then when she wanted to go into the dressage ring to torture me some more I thought I'd show her what I thought of that. so I bucked. on the long lines. I nearly died. Mom went into boss mare mode and made me work HARD for another 20 minutes! doesn't she know I'm a Imperial Horse! I'm supposed to get my way!

so the next day she who tortures horses took me out to lunge. I haven't been on the lunge in AGES. mom said we were lunging because of my bucking incident. that I needed to respect her. well I had other ideas. while I was cantering, ok zooming, around she kept putting the w-h-i-p close to me. SO I zoomed in close and threw out a double barrel buck. I nearly died again. nearly. Then mom chased me! she chased me and chased me until I gave up, put my head down and followed her around. then she chased me the other way! I gave up already lady, don't you know I'm sorry??
then I had to go back to the barn behind her and got no carrots. doesn't she know who I am??

Then yesterday I got to lunge in the hunter ring *because it's in sight of the barn in case you managed to nail me you little bugger* and I zoomed around a bit. then I wanted to see if Mom meant it when she said I couldn't buck. so I bucked. THE W-H-I-P NEARLY BIT ME!!! so I bucked again, lost my balance and bit the dust. I didn't know humans could throw horses to the ground with their minds!! WOW.

I don't know if I'm done bucking though. we'll just have to see

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bath Day

This is how much I hate the water snake. I nearly drowned. There I was, trying to disguise myself as a chestnut and you had to go and wash it all off. Bah. That's what I say. Bah.