|Posted by Laural Lake Farm on June 24, 2010 at 8:46 PM||comments (0)|
We had some fantastic events in the past few days!
Has been ridden bareback, working on pressure cues.
Has been free lunged & ridden bareback.
Jumped & cantered bareback! Has been wrangling goats in the hilly pasture in an english saddle!
Growing so well! Geese, ducks, and turkeys now live at LLF.
More future updates coming soon!
|Posted by Laural Lake Farm on June 8, 2010 at 7:49 PM||comments (0)|
We have chicks! Yes, baby chickens! Wel'll have eggs for sale in 4-6 months! Probably $1.50 a dozen. Not only do we have chicks, but baby geese, ducks, and turkeys! We are so excited to have them. You can see them under the "Poultry" page!
I have also started Phillip on his under-saddle tune-up. He did fantastic for his first ride in two months! We worked on the flat, mainly on picking leads. He needs work with his right. We also practiced cantering from a walk. That went amazingly smooth! Other than his leads, we he is having a head-tossing problem. That will be fxed before we show this summer.
Savannah has been working on free lunging & become less skittish, (and more trusting).
Savannah free jumped a barrel, which was phenominal. She doesn't like to jump, and she jumped it atlest 7 times. 3 without me forcing her. She just followed my eyes and listened to my vocal cues. I am not sure if she's back-sore, or her joint are bad, but I will not be saddling her until that is confirmed. We are looking into treatment.
I have pictures that I will post, of Phil under-saddle, Savannah jumping, and the chicks! Keep a lookout for more news!
|Posted by Laural Lake Farm on June 1, 2010 at 9:53 AM||comments (0)|
Hey all, sorry for the last blog post! It had a bunch of typos that were'nt there when I posted *blushes*, that was odd.
Alrighty so I think I've got some plans for all our animals!
Those are the vauge plans for everone..
|Posted by Laural Lake Farm on May 31, 2010 at 9:51 AM||comments (1)|
Sorry we haven't been blogging much! So many things going on at once, Ican't keep up!
Obviously a lot has changed; I'm currently doing some web-designing...Trying to become savvier at it, lol, we also ran into a doe to jump-startour herd! Well, when the time comes. She is a gorgeous little thing, purchasedfrom Dixieland Acres. I again thank them for such a phenomenal doe! Dee can beseen here.
Riot is progressing very nicely, he's devolving his “buck-y"features, finally! We plan to show Riot & Dee at a few shows this summer!:]
I have stopped Savannah's under saddle training. She has developedback-soreness, and we are getting her to a chiropractor ASAP. She stillcontinues to work the goats, and work on manners.
Phillip is also working on his manners, and bareback! The other day wecantered through a trail in a halter and nothing else. He's a doll..!
Zeph and Tornado are also being worked & ridden. They'll havetheir trail horse jobs back in no time!
Our dogs have also moved out to the farm, updated pictures coming verysoon!
Hopefully we will acquire some more does this summer, for 4-H breeding& fall/winter kidding dates..!
ALSO- I would like to thank Beth Linton & the staff of WoodpeckerFarm for helping me out & giving me a job! Thank you guys! You all areteaching me so much! :]
I'll be blogging more often, thanks to everyone who have helped us getthis far!
|Posted by Laural Lake Farm on November 24, 2009 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I have some awesome news!
Savannah has turned her attitude around completely! Well, almost.
First~ we played a game in the pasture, before I haltered her. I clicked for her and ran away from the gate, and she cantered past me slid to a stop, turned, and we ran the other way, and then she galloped around, bucking and playing, annoying the geldings. She then settled and I haltered her quickly.
Next~ I groomed her out, and usually when I pick her back hooves, she kicks out (nicked me in the ribs before, and the stomach), but this time... barley anything!!
(I had bought a new bridle earlier in the day; her last one was wayy too tight for her!)
Third~ I saddled her, she didn't pin her ears! And As I adjusted the bridle, barley any hostility! A miracle! It rocked.
After~ I sat in the saddle, she didn't start to walk off - which was good! I walked her around the riding area, and trotted in both directions. She had a small head-shakings/tossings, but I corrected her, and she listened. No bolting! I had her weave some barrels, while my mom set up a 1' jump. I took Vanners over it on the ground (lead her up to it while I was off her back), and got back on, and trotted in/out. Pretty good. going out I cued fro a canter; which I did not get. She shook her head and began to act up. I made her spin circles and jumped the jump a few more times before asking for a canter on the flat. Her canter rocked! She didn't buck or rear one little bit!! Although it was fast, and she made tight turns, it was pretty good.
Phenomenal Session! Unfortuanally I have nothing for you to see, picture wise.
Riot's hair has started to change, from corse to more, fuzzy, and fluffy. His body is growing beautifully. We are muscling him up, currently, and constantly socializing.
|Posted by Laural Lake Farm on November 3, 2009 at 6:24 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I thought it would be fun to do a small blog, just seeing how people would like it. The purpose of this will be a day on the farm. Example; feeding time, grooming, training, and handling. Enjoy!