Tuesday, April 22, 2014

VCBH: Appreciating What You Have

I have yet to do a Viva Carlos Blog Hop because they're either far too clever for my tiny brain to work out, or I don't have the necessary subject matter to participate (like money to buy things for my horse on an immediate level, or a trainer). But I'm going to go all abbreviated title anyway like I've been part of the cool kids club all along.

Most of my blogging centers around all of the naughty things Bobby likes to do so, this will be a nice change of pace.

Let's take a moment to appreciate the Pros of our current ponies, whether you own them or just ride them in lessons. 

  • Bobby has excellent ground manners. He stands like a statue for the vet, to get his feet done by his amateur farrier (that'd be me), he doesn't mind people or horses freaking out around him, and you can quite literally crawl over or under him without him doing anything.
  • Bobby ground ties anywhere and everywhere. This is an excellent party trick as people always seem very impressed with it.
  • Bobby self loads onto any trailer.
  • Bobby is not even remotely spooky. Things that make normal horses lose it cause him to turn an ear in that direction...if he's willing to put forth that much effort.
  • Bobby is an honest jumper, and has never refused a fence because he finds it scary. 
  • Bobby is an exceptionally fancy mover when his brain is in the right place.
  • Bobby is game to try anything. Eventing, trail riding alone in a new place, ponying nutty horses, barrel racing, driving--he gives zero shits.
  • Bobby has never met a horse he doesn't like. He thinks his fellow creatures were put on this earth to be his best friends, and he's very good at being a buddy for less confident horses.

it goes without saying that his greatest attribute is his overwhelming beauty.



  1. Dude, you are so part of the cool kids club (if I'm actually in that club)

  2. That picture is fabulous.

  3. All Bobby pics are amazing, but that is a super special one.

  4. Haha! Love the photo! Bobby has a lot of pluses :)

  5. Bobby is fantastic at picturers

  6. Bobby has a lot of great qualities!

  7. lol @ that picture! Bobby has some wonderful qualities!

  8. Lol, you forgot extremely photogenic, you even gave proof ;)

  9. LOL love that photo and this list!!!! You did a really great job! The ground tying one makes me want to start working on it again hehe. What a great party trick. :D

  10. I was reading this going "This post has an unusual lack of sarcasm..." and then I got to the end and was like "THERE IT IS!" Bobby is amazing, but he wouldn't be half as entertaining without your amazing commentary.

  11. Bobby also takes the BEST pics, you forgot that one :)


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