Shoshoni and Big Timber

Shoni

I had never seen or thought much about miniature horses.   But the ranch where we boarded our horses had a little guy named Dusty.  The day I saw him I could not get over how cute and friendly this little guy was.  I decided that if I was going to get a mini, he/she should look like Montana.  I went on an internet search and found a little cutie in Tennesse.  Packed up a  rented minivan with shavings and off we went. She makes everyone smile and has grown int a real cutie.  One of our goals is to the turn her into a Therapy Horse.  

Timber

No one told me that you cannot keep one horse alone.  So… off we go to find Shoni a best friend.  Search far and wide and the next thing you know we are on our way to Missouri to pick up our new buddy, Timber.  He is still so tiny … he simply never grew!  He’s a mini-mini! He is friendly, fast and the first one to give a hug when you go out to the barn.

Durango

A miniature donkey is hard to find! Colorado truly does not have a overload of donkeys and after having spent time with one, I knew this was a perfect addition to our herd.  Miniature Donkeys have curious, engaging dispositions, and they make great pets. Most miniature donkeys average 34″ high at the withers and weigh 200-350 pounds. Gray dun with a dorsal stripe is the most common color, though black, brown, sorrel, white, and spotted animals are also popular. Located in Farmington NM this little guy came to us via transport on January 24th.

A miniature donkey is hard to find! Colorado truly does not have a overload of miniature donkeys and after having spent time with one, I knew this was a perfect addition to our herd.  Miniature Donkeys have curious, engaging dispositions, and they make great pets. Most miniature donkeys average 34″ high at the withers and weigh 200-350 pounds. Gray dun with a dorsal stripe is the most common color, though black, brown, sorrel, white, and spotted animals are also popular. Located in Farmington NM this little guy will be coming to us via transport on January 24th.  We are so excited!  We can’t wait to meet him.

Who’s New?

Meet our latest edition, Whiskey!  Arriving on April Fool’s Day … he is our youngest and most energetic newbie.  Our baby lamb is sweet, funny and probably very happy he is in the barn now with his new best friend, Doe. I think he was tired of wearing huggies diapers!

Barn Makeover goats, sheep & pigs

We finished the majority of the cleaning and it was safe for humans and horses again.  Our large horses were moved in and we still needed a space for our two miniature horses.  Below (l) was where we hoped to put them.  We needed space for hay, storage and thought we could fix up this really scary north area.  I also had plans to get goats and they needed a home.  Off we go to Home Depot and more wood, nails, hinges and latches!

Renovation Goals

1. Clean & Disinfect – the barn was unsafe for both humans and animals; and add automatic waters.

2. Remove broken gates, existing plywood and rake through all the dirt for glass, screws and nails.

3.  Replace all aluminum bars from stalls with wood

4.  Paint, replace, fix and update all existing wood.

Montana and Winter

Rescued from Denver Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, Franktown CO

I met “Smiles” (now Montana) and knew immediately he was my horse.  It was love at first sight.  I got terrible news that he was unadoptable, the equine center decided to keep him.  I cried.  Two months passed and I heard a rumor that they may “consider” allowing me to adopt him.  I called immediately.  I wanted him!  He was delivered two days later.  He walked off the trailer, looked at Winter and gave a whinny.  He was home and he was going to be with his best friend again!  He just looked like a Montana to me.  He was big, beautiful and strong.  He is the most wondeful animal I ever met.  He has kind eyes, big long eye lashes and such a curious nature.  

When we met Montana we crossed paths with a gray mare named Nickle.  She was very shy, skiddish and nervous when she met anyone but walked up to Scott.  They spent a few minutes alone privately and when he turned around to look at me it seemed that he had met a friend.  Everyone thought she was a star and would make a wonderful horse for us.  He agreed and we did the paperwork the next day.