tango: Ready to Tango? - 05/29/16 11:51 PM
Tango is well on his way to being ready for the 2016 Show Season!  He's worked hard all winter and early spring and will be heading to the Chattanooga Charity Horse Show in just a few short weeks.
Over the last couple of weeks we've been working on "rating" his speed.  In other words, I've been trying to get him to SLOW DOWN.  The photos in this post were taken about a week ago and right after they were snapped, our ride devolved into a bit of a fight.
We fought over his refusal to WALK.  Yes, sometimes Tango needs to walk calmly … (3 comments)

tango: Let's Tango Into the New Year - 12/31/15 07:48 AM
Lord, have mercy!  This boy has been some kind of crazy this week.  I think coming off a little break from the Christmas holiday had Mr. Man feeling his oats.
It was back to full work for him on Tuesday.  I arrived at the barn around noon, went by to say "hi" to my boy, he was being a bit jerky so I left him alone.  I decided to hang out on the porch while the barn crew took their lunch break.  
Checking emails, looking at Facebook...sitting on the porch enjoying a break from the incessant rain.  
I hear a bang from Tango's … (8 comments)

tango: Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear? Nope! It's a HORSE! - 12/18/15 09:48 PM
Winter time brings new challenges for our friend, Tango aka Big Baby!  
A short workout in his winter coat brings buckets of sweat.
With the buckets of sweat comes a little sponge bath.  We can't let that salt dry on his skin as it becomes an irritant.
Fuzzy wet horses take HOURS TO DRY.
So to shorten the drying time I towel dry, brush, towel, brush...over and over again.
Big Baby becomes aggravated by all the waiting he has to do during the drying process.  
He doesn't enjoy having me in his stall with him for extended periods.  Oh, he tolerates it but he would … (8 comments)

tango: Wordless Wednesday - Tango! - 08/19/15 09:40 AM
Finally got around to completing the edits on Tango's video.  On this day the arena was too wet so we just worked a little in the driveway.  He's a completely different horse when I take him outside so even when the weather is not great, we still try to make a few laps at his "outside speed".  
Tango is the most wonderful and careful partner that I could ever ask for and I feel beyond blessed to be his Mom.  He will be with me for the rest of his life!
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tango: Saddlebred Sunday - Tango on Thursday - 08/09/15 01:27 AM
Although we had a bit of rain on Thursday morning and the arena was a sloppy mess, we still got in a few laps outside in the driveway.  A "normal" horse would have been fine in the arena, even with the mud. 
Not Tango! 
Why?  Too clumsy...he's a "tripper".  Too fast...Tango plus mud is not good, it's too slippery for him to corner quickly.  Too risky...he just got new shoes on Monday and pulling one off in the mud could damage his feet.
So, we settled for a few passes down the driveway.  But only a few because I don't love the gravel for … (15 comments)

tango: A Little Play Makes All the Work Worth It - 07/28/15 08:36 AM
Tango tales continue today with what was SUPPOSED to be a training session.  We started working inside but he was being a bit of a slug so we decided to go outside.
The IDEA was that he would go around the arena ON THE TRACK under his own direction, like a good boy.
Tango, of course, had other IDEAS.
Other than constantly running back to Mommy in the middle of the arena and going to check to see if he could go out the gate, he didn't do much of anything "productive".
He did have fun, he was proud of himself and although he didn't … (10 comments)

tango: Come Along for A Ride With Tango - 07/23/15 09:32 AM
*Everything is still crazy in my real estate world so I decided to focus on this today*
I need a Go Pro!  I can only hold the camera at the walk but I thought you might enjoy a new perspective on the Tango-man
After we finished our workout we were just walking around inside the barn, cooling off and catching our breath so I grabbed the camera and this is what we saw.
I hope to get a Go-Pro that I can use to video my ride at all of the gaits, he does 5.  Walk, trot, canter, slow gait and rack.  I'm sure … (14 comments)

tango: I'm Just a Silly Girl Who Loves Her Horse - 07/22/15 10:04 PM
Yesterday was a mixed bag.  On one hand, YAY!  MY LISTING WENT PENDING.  On the other hand, it was a tough and confusing day. 
Things happened that I don't understand nor do I know how they will finish playing out today.  Certainly they are not within my control and therefore I will remain a quiet and patient observer.  I will be less cryptic when it is over, there is certainly material there for posting, but the learning is still unfolding.
Today is TANGO DAY!  I will make my trip to the barn to breathe his breath, absorb his strength and steadiness and together … (9 comments)

tango: Lighten UP! - 07/16/15 12:07 PM
I was off in LA-LA land today playing with the ponies and having a grand old time.  I wasn't going to post anything in the Rain...Too much negativity, man!
But I changed my mind and decided to add a little dose of self-agrandizing fluff instead of not posting at all. 
YOU CAN NEVER TANGO TOO MUCH!

 
 
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tango: Tango Has Been Very Busy - 03/06/15 07:35 AM
Just a quick update on Tango's activities over the last few weeks.  He's been very busy "prepping" for show season.  It's a tough life.  Lots of work, both physical and mental.
We were scheduled to attend a horse show in Perry, Georgia on April 1st through the 4th. 
It was Tango's first time being the disappointed child/partner/friend of a real estate broker with an unresolved and difficult transaction awaiting closing.
Our first show trip was canceled in favor of the closing.
Needless to say, Tango was devastated.  He had worked very hard leading up to this show, he had a fresh "hairdo" and new shoes...he … (15 comments)

tango: "Pony" rides all around - 11/25/14 12:21 PM
This is a busy week with my grandchildren visiting for the holiday.  
Today we went to the barn.  
It was everyone's first opportunity to meet Tango and enjoy some time running around in the sawdust and playing on the tractor.
They also got to chase the chickens and visit with the goats.
 
 
 
My grandson, Jamison (3), met his new girlfriend, Skylar (3), and now they are fast friends.  Hugging and kissing at their parting.
Tango was great with the kids.  No surprise there.  Skylar rides him regularly.
My trainer, James, did the honors of controlling the … (10 comments)

tango: Tango's Tantrum - 11/13/14 11:08 AM
This is Tango.  He has a very sweet personality and is always eager to please.  
He is also always EAGER TO BE PLEASED.  
Tango, like most animals, is food driven.  
He is on a schedule and he resents not being at the table feed bucket when dinner is served.
Over the last couple of months, Tango has developed an interesting method of communicating his dissatisfaction with certain circumstances.  
One of those circumstances is not having instant access to his evening ration of grain and hay.
Today, our training schedule was at odds with his dining schedule.
He tried to be patient as … (19 comments)

 
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