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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring Work

Been working Magic and she has a hissy fit and we kinda went backwards a little I think, but we might be on the right track again.  I had to know it would happen, specially since I just talked to her previous owner and said how good she was doing, then she goes and proves me wrong.  Maybe it was me, maybe I shouldn't have plans when I go work with her.  But all I wanted to do was catch her and let her eat some grass outside her pen.  But I walked in and right up to her as usual and she was good, then I scratched her and as soon as I touched her mane she freaked out.  So I went back and she was fine till I touched her mane again.  (not really just her mane, but where her mane grows, just set my hand on top of her neck)  So forget all that and we had a roundpen session and I was hot and she was hot and after about 2 hours we got back where we started at.  So I quit.  And the next day she was really good, so don't know if it was a bad day or what but  I did not like it.  And worst of all I got a blister than peeled off, looks really gross but don't hurt that much.

And today (2 days later) looks so much better and still don't hurt much.  If the blister hadn't peeled off I'm pretty sure it would be healed by now, but I guess that's how it goes.

And I won a contest on Facebook and got the awesome reins from Fuzzytastic reins, although I should save the pic for our Sunday stills, but I might get them in use for it :)  

Neil has been fixing fence cause we get our bulls tested on Friday and they need to go in a different field, closer to the house so we can keep an eye on them.  They got in with the heifers yesterday so hopefully no disasters next spring.  They will be west of my north (Bailey, Kals, George) horses and an electric fence between them.  It works quite well just having the fence electrified on that side cause the cows will be on the other side of the horse pasture so even if the bulls see them they cant do anything about it.  And we got a bull delivered yesterday, he is already tested and good to go. And the company finally come picked up the haybine Neil traded for the Bobcat RTV (we call him Bob, lol)  Neil also finished seeding and got all that put away.

And we picked June 4th for branding so will be kinda busy between now and then.  Not sure about the branding date cause I really wanted to got to the show on June1-3 but then brand the next day could be kinda busy.  Of course we don't start till 4 ish so I have most of the day and a lot of the stuff can be made ahead so I will see how it will work.  I am hopefully picking up my trailer this week then its off to as many lessons as I can get to before then.  I am obviously not showing this weekend :(  but I may go down and watch a bit if Susan wants to come with me.


Shirley said...

Interesting that Magic didn't like her neck being touched. Odd.
I think those reins would look good for Razz to model for SS!

Country Gal said...

Lots to do by the sounds of it . OWCH!! That looks sore . Hope it gets better fast for ya . I do like those reins congrats on winning them. Have a good day !

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Crystal,Rather be cut then have a blister,it sure looks like it hurts.....Sounds like you've been busy and going to be that way for a while.

4RRanch said...

Sure looks like it would hurt. Glad for you it doesn't. Hope you have more good days than ban with Magic.

fernvalley01 said...

Glad the blister doesn't hurt , looks owie. Funny about her neck, makes me wonder if a visit from Bluequine might help, he has a great way of sorting out those little sensitivities, maybe a tender spot form an old incident?Those are some cool reins!

Linda said...

I hate blisters....I discover though, that the less I work the less I get them;)))))

oneoldcowgirl said...

Ouch! Finally made it around to check a few blogs. You and pink always makes me smile.