Friday, January 29, 2010

Meet CJ the lease horse

So CJ, aka Cody's Missfire arrived last Saturday. So much for my New Year's resolution of blogging more! We put him out with Lester and Fella and they have all done very well together. Lester hasn't bullied him too badly even though he is jealous and King of the pasture. CJ likes to stay to himself for the most part. He needs some weight and some muscle so we are just going to take it slow, but hey, that's what I'm best at- starting over and going slow... It might not look like it, but CJ is quite the mover. I will get some video of that soon. The first 2 days after he arrived the weather was cold and wet, not good camera weather. I've hopped on him twice since Saturday and he wants to be a little speed demon, but he half-halts well so no worries. He's an ex-eventer so was trained to go be very forward, I imagine he'll like a slower pace when he figures it all out. I kinda feel like this is where Less and I left off. I mean he's been out to pasture for a year and out of work, but knows his job and does lateral work. He's got such a baby face, you can't tell he's 17 can you?
Cody's Missfire got his name because his daddy, (Cody something) jumped the fence one day and bred a mare he shouldn't have. CJ is an Arabian-Paint cross, but I forget which parent was which.




Ya think Less is showing a bit of his jealous side? LOL

9 comments:

cdncowgirl said...

lol - guess if the camera's not on Less its not on anyone!

Your blog didn't show as updated on my blogroll... I actually came by to ask you a question. Glad I had one or I wouldn't have met CJ. Sounds like he'll be a nice lease horse for you :)

Now my question: I saw your comment about halters on my saftey tip post. This is going to sound really dumb but how can you put a halter on the wrong way?

Pony Girl said...

Oh that is so funny, Les is obviously jealous, and protective! ;)
I love Cody's name, very clever. I think he looks like a nice prospect, beautiful coloring and face!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

LOL... I love how he got his name. Hope to see him next weekend.

oregonsunshine said...

Oooh! Congrats! So glad you'll be riding again! You'll be able to put those new boots to good use!

cdncowgirl said...

Saw your reply... bet that's why it didn't show up.

You know, the halter snap is the only one I don't do "the right way". Don't know what your scary story is that made you change it but maybe I need to focus on that snap too!

Stephanie said...

There is no way I could tell that horse was seventeen if you hadn't typed it! What a cutie! I like him another very handsome bay!

Keebler said...

That's so great that you have a horse to lease and ride! He looks like a nice fella... That Less is a ham - jealous much? lol

Hope to hear more from you on the blog as you start riding regularly...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

He says, "You be mine!" lol!

Congrats on getting CJ!


~Lisa

allhorsestuff said...

HAHHA! How did I miss so much?
That was totally funny!
KK