Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Horse Survey

I'm currently stuck at home, waiting for the delivery men to bring me my new washing machine and don't have much else to talk about so I figured I'd do one of the surveys floating around.
Name?  Molly
fallen off:
Many, many times
rode a bucking horse:
rode a rearing horse:
My most hated thing, but yes
been badly injured in horse accident:
All different falls: broken toe, cracked helmet, jammed shoulder, unable to walk, and that time the EMT though I broke my neck. 4/5 of those were Phoenix induced.
jumped: Just a bit
hacked: Yep
ran barrels: For funsies
rode bareback:
rode english:
rode western:
My poor unloved western saddle is calling my name
rode side saddle:
stood on a horses back:
No, and probably never will
flipped off of a horse:

One of my favorite pics of Phoenix and I, 2006.

how many saddles do you own?
how many halters do you own?
4? I think...
how many saddle pads do you own?
Oh dear God I don't even want to know....
what color are they?
Pink, navy blue, baby blue, black, green, white, blue stripped..and I'm probably forgetting some.
how long have you been riding?
21 years...good lord that sounds like a long time
where do you see yourself horsewise in 10 years? 
Hopefully McKenna will be a mommy and/or showing in the 3'-3'3" jumpers
does your horse come on command?
Not really, but they both know my voice
what do you love most about horses?
Everything. There is no possible way I could give you my favorite part of a horse.
how high have you jumped?
whats your biggest horsey dream?
To show and ride as much as I can for as long as I can
Being seriously hurt and not able to ride.

TB's are best at grazing

Phoenix and McKenn
Registered Name?
Phoenix- JC name is Grand Gamin, USEF name is Out of the Ashes
McKenna- JC/USEF (once I get her registered) is Many Little Kisses
Show Name?
See Above
Barn Name?
RaEl Farms
Phoenix- Phe Phe, Pheeny, Phonenix, pony boy, old man
McKenna- Kenna, mare, honey, babycakes
Gelding and mare
Phoenix will be 20 this year
McKenna 7
Phoenix 17
McKenna 15.3
Both TB but only McKenna gets to add the OT
Phoenix- dark bay
McKenna- black

Phoenix about a month or so after I got him

Both are jumpers at heart, but will/have shown in the hunters and eq rings.  Phoenix has also done 4H western and trail.
Not for a while...till baby McKenna grows up a bit
Why did you buy them?
I had been leasing Phoenix for 8months and he was going up for sale and I couldn't stand the thought of him leaving.  He was my heart horse and best friend.  McKenna was a free, bough sight unseen Facebook find that my BO really wanted so I agreed.
Were they already trained?
McKenna had been restarted off the track western and could kinda w-t.  Phoenix had been in training and jumped up to 2'6" but had had 4yrs off so we had to start over and fill in some pretty big holes he had.
Do they love what they do?
Whats their favorite human food?
Both love peppermints.  Phoenix also loves watermelon rind.
Has he ever came close to death?
Phoenix had cellulitis over the summer and my vet was worried that if he went down, he wouldn't be able to get back up.  It was the most miserable I've ever seen him and I was worried that he wouldn't make it.  McKenna, in the sense that she was dumped off the track on a feed lot waiting to get shipped to Mexico.
Ever been sick/injured?
Many, many times for poor Phoenix.  Only a few scrapes and bumps for McKenna. *knocks wood*
Whats their personality like?
Phoenix is a momma's boy, straight A student, do anything to please pony.  He hates getting in trouble and knows he has to behave.
McKenna's still a bit of a wild child, but thank god not a mean, nasty, alpha mare.
How long have you owned them?
Phoenix will be 10yrs in July
McKenna, just over a year

The cutest of the mares



  1. nice! McKenna has the sweetest face! and is it bad that when i read "does your horse come when it's called?", my immediate thought was 'is it dinner time?" lol

  2. I love her USEF name! Cute name for a cute girl!

  3. As a new reader to your blog these kinds of questionnaires are awesome ☺