Archive for March 2012 | Monthly archive page

Happy Trails

Mar
2012
29

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

It was a beautiful day even though a thunder storm was predicted, it wasn’t expect for quite some time and the sun was bright and shinny. I thought it would be a good day to introduce Miss Jezebel to the trail. She loves to look out towards the trail and the tree line whenever we […]

Saddle Sore

Mar
2012
21

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Saddles and tack

I own a rather nice saddle. It’s a Lovatt and Ricketts close contact. I used it on my previous horse for years. I bought it off a women who had barely used it, she was focusing on dressage and didn’t need it. She was also going though a divorce and looking to make some fast […]

Mud Hole

Mar
2012
20

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I’ve been told by After The Races the rescue and rehabilitation group I got Jezebel Though that she was a very clean horse, that she pretty much never rolled and all the months she was with them, they never saw her dirty. She continued this for quite some time … until the other day. As […]

Halt who goes there

Mar
2012
18

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

I’ve been starting slow with riding my ex racer. I spent the first couple weeks just getting to know her and letting her get to know me. Of course I had the hoof abscess to help me along with that. My adorable filly’s manners were some what lacking. I chalked that up to a few […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Oh the wash stall. No anything but the wash stall! Its really not that bad but hey it ain’t that good. At my barn the wash stall is the hub of activity. It’s used for vet visits, farrier visits, tacking up and it kinda feels like the kitchen at a dinner party, the place where […]

HBO Shuts down Luck

Mar
2012
15

posted by on OTTB

I’m not anti horse racing. I go the the track once in a while, I watch racing on TV more then most people, I love thoroughbreds. Their speed, heart and power and never thought I’d own one of my own. I am however happy as all hell that HBO finally shut down their production of […]

First time farrier

Mar
2012
14

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I was nervous as hell, it was time for the first farrier visit for my lovely filly. I was told she stood for the farrier but knowing how fidgety she is and how agitated she gets in the wash stall I was sure she was going to be a handful and as a result I […]

New Friends

Mar
2012
13

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Things are so different here then in California. For example, turn out. It’s not something that’s done in the heart of Los Angeles. There its pretty much stall boarding only. I did for some time have my previous mare in an “in and out”. A stall with a little extra out door area attached but […]

Three days in

Mar
2012
10

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Three days in and Miss Jezebel came up lame. Her hind left was causing her much discomfort and pain. She was walking broken legged. I took her digital pulse. I could feel it. Damn. I put her on stall rest, my barn manager gave her some butte and we hoped for a bruise. It wasn’t […]

Stable hunting

Mar
2012
08

posted by on Barn tales

After I decided that an OTTB was what I wanted I needed to find a place to keep her. I of course started with the Google. Unlike Los Angeles where you only have a handful of places to board your horse Maryland and Virginia have a lot. I know I needed a place as close […]