Sunday, January 25, 2009

February 1st won't come fast enough!!

Beautiful hu!? Thought I'd include some other pictures of Denali's present home.... sigh... I can't wait for her to leave... The picture below is of her right after I said, "Sorry Nawlers, one more week! I can't afford to pay board at two places..." She pinned her ears at me. Lol. I guess I would too!!

So exciting news!! Denali won't be able to move for another week, BUT she won't be going by herself!! Ophelia, my friend's pony friend is going to come to the new barn too!! I called my friend Thursday night to tell her I was leaving and next thing I knew I was calling the new barn manager to see if my friend could come look at the barn too. The girls leave next weekend. One more week!! Telling our trainer was REALLY HARD! She was sick, and I think that made her feel even worse. I don't know what it will be like without her. I feel bad, but I really think this is the best thing for Denali.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm in Love!!

Denali's new stall!!
Pretty aisle way!!

So, I planned on looking at a few stables before I picked one, but before I even drove the whole way up the driveway I knew I found Denali's new home. The stable is beautiful!! The trainer is really nice, and I enjoyed telling her about Denali. It's a bit embarrassing to say, "I own a horse that I'm terrified of even touching." She mixes the grain by hand and feeds them every morning. The hay looks great and the arena is huge (with really high walls.) The best thing is that there are large turn outs! Denali needs to become a horse again. I'm hoping this is the right decision.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So I went on Craigslist tonight and saw a really nice looking stable. It's only $425 a month for full care. This is still a lot of money for us, but you get what you paid for! I contacted the owner last night and am going out to see it tomorrow. I am pretty excited and really nervous. The thought of taking my crazy mare and exploring on my own is very nerve racking, but I'm hoping she'll calm back down and act normal again. It's not fair to blame her for her behavior. You can't keep a Thoroughbred in a tiny, tiny stall and expect for her to behave... Update tomrrow!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


So, this is where Denali has been living...Poor Thing!! No wonder she's been freaking out!!

I contacted the animal communicator again. She hasn't gotten back to me. Pretty much, Adam won't let me sell Denali. I had a break down. I started to make an ad for her on on I decided she's too much, but she's mine. She's my responsability, and it's not her fault that she hates where she's living. I don't know why it took me that long to figure it out. Poor thing. Adam saw me writing and told me no. (Remember that honey when we need to pay board each month) He made some good points, he's such a great husband. I'm really lucky that my husband is so understanding!!

Looking at the big picture, I've figured out she hates it where she is living. There is no turn out, there is no grass, everything is falling down and breaking around her. She is huge and a TB! She needs to run and running around the arena that isn't very well kept isn't safe. I need to find a newbarn for us, that's what I'll try first. If that doesn't work then I'll put her up for sale. I'm not being fair to her!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


(The aftermath of Denali)

Denali TOOK OUT the arena wall. I mean, ran through it like a freight train. It was the scariest thing I've ever seen. Of course this is crazy! She's done so much damage to the barn and my nerves. She's too much for me, even with Cat, she's too much horse. I get mad when other people tell me that, but it's the truth. After this I'm going to start her dreamhorse ad. It makes me so sad. She will make an amazing horse for someone who can handle her.

Monday, January 12, 2009

My horse, the Ninja

Since I've been back Denali has been trying (mostly accomplishing) to do some re-decorating work around the barn. I hate the barn. Anything she touches breaks if it's not already broken, fences, other horses, small children...The barn manager said that the owner doesn't want to put any money into the place and, "If you don't like it, get out." It's so cheap (duh!) but not only that, but Denali has been with Cat since the beginning and I couldn't imagine leaving Cat. I know that I can not handle Denali on my own. Hell, I'm not even able to get her out of her stall, she's so wild! She's been rearing up and acting like a NUT BALL!! I can't even take her into the round pen, she tries to run me over. I'm sure it's not that bad, but I really have no clue what to do!!

The farrier is coming this week. I hope she calls her ass down so she can stand quietly for the farrier. Her feet REALLY need done!! After the last time I got the farrier she couldn't walk. She's had them done since then and has done fine. I hope she can be good this time.

Friday, January 9, 2009


So... not sure what happened to my horse. She was nuts at her old barn, but I would take that over what she's like any day. I pulled into the barn today and saw a horse rearing up while it was being lead to the mud pit they call a turn out (more like a holding cell.) I thought, "Wow, someone's horse is nuts!" I ran over to see if I could help the girl leading the horse and low and behold, it's mine. She looks frantic all the time and is a huge pain in the ass. I can't lead her anywhere. I pretty much have to back her anywhere we go for my saftey, her safetly, and anything that could get behind those hind legs. They are powerful!

Monday, January 5, 2009


So, I've been back in the states for about 6 days and have been super sick for the last 4 days. I hate the flu. I haven't been out to see Denali and it makes me feel horrible! I am feeling better and can't wait to go see the girl.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

So we've been back for a few days. The first thing I wanted to do was jump from the plane and run to the barn. Adam said we needed to unload our storage unit first before I went to see "Nawlers." Damn storage unit...Grr... what part of I NEED TO SEE MY HORSE doesn't anyone understand. Regardless he let me go after we (Abby included) unloaded the unit. I believe it was record time, we had everything unloaded and in the house by 3pm. We started at 10am.

Got to the new barn. I've never seen it before. Seattle had a HUGE snow fall and they are still recovering from that. It looks fine. I was so excited to see Denali, it never crossed my mind that she wouldn't remember me. Why would she? I only had her three months before I left her. She's known Abby longer than me now. It makes me really sad. Denali is super skinny. She looks pretty horrible. I guess with all the snow she's been freaking out and burning off any calories she takes in. I am hoping she'll love me again.