Do You Hear What I’m Trying To Say?

It’s probably just me but, I find that, at times, what I think I’m saying to someone is not what they are hearing.  I take full responsibility for the miscommunication and any misunderstanding that results.  I’m coming from a set of perceptions and experiences based on the life I’ve lived.  The people I’m talking to often come from a very different set of experiences that cause their perceptions to be very different than mine.  Our paradigms are different so, when we are talking about a particular subject, a word or string of words may have a very different meaning to each of us.

Imagine how the horse feels!  The young horse is just getting exposed to the confusing world of humans.  The older horse comes with a set of experiences that make the human a good thing or bad thing.  Both horses are trying to hear what we are saying and respond in a way that makes them feel okay.  Humans have a tendency to do too much which activates a defense mechanism in the horse.  We also ask the horse to do things that are unnatural to them in their world but, that are necessary for them to thrive in ours.  Given all of that, it’s amazing our horses hear anything we are trying to say to them.

We’ve helped several horses over the past couple of months that were having trouble coping with the horse trailer.  The horse trailer is one of the most unnatural places for a horse to want to go.  Yet, if we offer them a chance to follow us into one, often times they will go and stay and cope.  When they don’t, things can get bad very quickly.  I think that putting a horse into a trailer is one of the best places to test how good our feel, timing and balance really are with that particular horse.  When we think our horse is as light and soft and willing as it can be we should try and load him in a 2 horse straight load trailer to ask him what he thinks!

Avoiding a bad experience at the horse trailer is the best way to avoid having trouble at the horse trailer.  Just like the best way to keep a horse from bucking is to never let him learn how.  If we recognize how unnatural it is for a horse to load into a trailer and do things to help him have enough confidence in us to try, we have a chance.  Sometimes it’s as simple as being aware of what bothers a particular horse and what makes him comfortable.  We will have the best chance of having our horse hear what we are trying to say if we pay attention to how he responds to the offers we make and then adjust those offers accordingly.

We were successful helping the horses we worked with get more comfortable loading and unloading into and out of the trailer.  We were also successful in helping the horse owners better understand their horses and how to help them through the rough spots that can appear with or without a trailer involved.  It’s a good day when you walk away thinking, “they actually heard what I was trying to say!”

Rojo Cowgirl – SOLD

SOLD! Rojo Cowgirl is a 2004 (AQHA #4503133) 15 hand bay roan mare that has been raising quality foals for us. We bought Cowgirl from the Bartlett Ranch as a weanling. We started her under saddle and rode her for 5 years before adding her to our brood mare band. She is quiet and gentle, easy to catch, trim feet, de-worm, vaccinate, etc (up to date on all).

Cowgirl has a foundation pedigree by Bubba Roan Cowboy (his sire, Bee Lowa Cowboy has halter and roping points) and Red Desert Rap by Son of a Rap (has halter points). She would be an asset to any breeding program that wants strong, solid built horses that excel in ranch work, roping, performance and pretty enough to show in halter.

She sells open for 2017.  Asking $2000.00

Peptos Lady Doctor – SOLD

SOLD! Peptos Lady Doctor is a 2003 (AQHA #4353095) 15 hand sorrel mare that has been raising quality foals for us. She was in training for a  tie down horse before we bought her.  We rode her for a year before adding her to our brood mare band. She is super cowy as would be expected with her pedigree. A quiet, gentle mare, she is easy to catch, trim feet, de-worm, vaccinate, etc (up to date on all).

Lady has a royal pedigree with greats like Peptoboonsmal (25 Plus Million Dollar sire), Docs Prescription (NCHA money earner). She would be an asset to any breeding program that wants strong, solid built horses that excel in ranch work, roping, cutting, cow horse, performance and pretty enough to show in halter.

She sells in foal to our Stallion, Dynamites Last Blast AQHA#3980935 & FQHA#19477, who is by Dynamite Badger by Peppy San Badger and out of Lenas Dynamit by Doc O’Lena.  His dam is HBD Cow Watcher who is an own daughter of Handle Bar Doc (world champion son of Doc Bar) and out of Special Little Peppy (an NCHA Champion and own daughter of Peppy San Badger).  With this royal million dollar pedigree,  strong, athletic, good minded colts she has raised, this is a package deal you won’t want to pass up.  Asking $4000.00

Kay Line King – SOLD

SOLD! Kay Line King is a 2002 (AQHA #4360935) 15 hand buckskin mare that has been raising quality foals for us. Kay was a riding horse before we added her to our brood mare band. She is quiet and gentle, easy to catch, trim feet, de-worm, vaccinate, etc (up to date on all).

Cowgirl has a foundation pedigree going back to the great lines from the King Ranch. Bred to our stallion, she has raised a palomino colt and a bay roan filly.  Not only colorful foals but dispositions worth their weight in gold! She would be an asset to any breeding program that wants strong, solid built horses that excel in ranch work, roping, performance and pretty enough to show in halter.

She sells open for 2017.  Asking $2500.00

BBit Berry Special

BBit Berry Special is a 2016 (AQHA #5753529) grey filly that we raised out of our Peptos Lady Doctor mare and by our stallion, Dynamites Last Blast (see their info below).  This filly is smart, good looking and will give some lucky person an amazing partnership in the show pen or on the ranch. Asking $2500.00

Peptos Lady Doctor was in training for a tie down horse before we bought her.  We rode her for a year before adding her to our brood mare band. She is super cowy as would be expected with her pedigree. A quiet, gentle mare, she is easy to catch, trim feet, de-worm, vaccinate, etc (up to date on all).   Lady has a royal pedigree with greats like Peptoboonsmal (25 Plus Million Dollar sire), Docs Prescription (NCHA money earner). She would be an asset to any breeding program that wants strong, solid built horses that excel in ranch work, roping, cutting, cow horse, performance and pretty enough to show in halter.

Our stallion, Dynamites Last Blast AQHA#3980935 & FQHA#19477, is by Dynamite Badger by Peppy San Badger and out of Lenas Dynamites by Doc O’Lena.  His dam is HBD Cow Watcher who is an own daughter of Handle Bar Doc (world champion son of Doc Bar) and out of Special Little Peppy (an NCHA Champion and own daughter of Peppy San Badger).  He has a royal million dollar pedigree to go along with his good lucks and amazing personality!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBit Peppy Penny

BBit Peppy Penny is a 2016 (AQHA #5753530) sorrel filly that we raised out of our Fanny Grimes mare and by our stallion, Dynamites Last Blast (see their info below).  This filly is smart, good looking, sweet and will give some lucky person an amazing partnership in the show pen or on the ranch. Asking $2500.00

Fanny Grimes was in the cutting pen before we bought her and has been so much fun to ride.  She has raised her first foal for us, BBit Peppy Penny, this filly is just as sweet as her dam. Fanny is super cowy, yet quiet and gentle. She is easy to catch, trim feet, de-worm, vaccinate, etc (up to date on all).   Fanny’s sire is Peppy Grimes and she is out of Fanny Banks by Cool Breeze Doc (lots of Doc Bar in her pedigree).

Our stallion, Dynamites Last Blast AQHA#3980935 & FQHA#19477, is by Dynamite Badger by Peppy San Badger and out of Lenas Dynamites by Doc O’Lena.  His dam is HBD Cow Watcher who is an own daughter of Handle Bar Doc (world champion son of Doc Bar) and out of Special Little Peppy (an NCHA Champion and own daughter of Peppy San Badger).  He has a royal million dollar pedigree to go along with his good lucks and amazing personality!