Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hauling Hay and breaking horses

I love to watch my boys work and grow. This last year has been a new experience for Roger and myself as we've watched our oldest boy mature a bit. We went through the cracking voice etc. and now we get to experience the knowledge of a fourteen year old....Amazing. We love to joke with him about it and for the most part he's a great sport. He even has great "In your face" comments. What a GreaT KiD It's also been fun to watch as Caib has slowly grown taller then Braden, much to Caibs delight. Hear they are throwing some hay around. They can't quite understand why we won't buy them a weight set. Those bales weigh anywhere from 60-80 lbs. .

And as I recall the "Snatch and pull" was a full body lift that used all the muscles in the body especially if you grunted good and loud and growled a bit after you finished the lift.

Another thing I love to watch is my two oldest as they break their colts. This is actually Braden who's starting this colt for his Uncle Bart. This horse is about three, I think, and hasn't had much done with it. So she needs a lot more work then the colts that they are used to breaking. As Caib and I sat and watched Braden working with this horse, as it bucked and jumped at every little twitch, we talked about how much easier it is to take a horse from birth and teach it to be gentle and good, then to take an older horse who hasn't been taught or worked with. We related that to kids and how much easier it is to be good if your taught from birth and your parents insist on you doing what's right and guide you correctly, then if your allowed, as a kid, to just do whatever you want.

Caib picks up on things like that really easily.
Here's proof of that. Ironically, Caib is sitting on Jack, a one year old, who isn't old enough to even wear a saddle yet, watching Braden, as he works with the three year old. Lilly is the other horse in the corrall. She's Caibs horse that he's in the process of breaking. She's only bucked once with Caib because he climbed on her with a big coat on that she wasn't used to. But she's never bucked with a saddle on.

And....here's Chance.....He's just trying to stay out of the way.


Jenny said...

I'm impressed with the weight they can lift! Not to mention that it's hay and if I tried I'd be dying from allergies. Yeah, go ahead, mock! Um, you'll have to explain breaking colts to me. Why do they make them run in circles??? Could I sound anymore city?

More Joy in "The Service" said...

Man!!!! If Braden and Caib weren't my cousins...:)