This Album is Dedicated to my newly adopted horse "Stormy".
This is the first photo I received of Stormy from his foster Mom Theresa. This is the photo that I gave him the name "Gentle Giant" as his eye is just giving the impression he just wants to be loved. This is the photo that started it all!
This is the second photo, showing Stormy dumping out his grooming supplies.
Choosing the Brush
Stormy likes to pick out his own brush! And yes, he even hands it to you to begin his grooming! Talk about a smart horse!
First Visit - Wet Welcome Horsie Kiss
This was the first photo taken the first time I went to visit with Stormy. He just finished giving me a wet horsie kiss welcome!
Stormy decided he wanted a bit of minerals. No need for me to stop him. I was loving every minute of being up on this Gentle Giant.
Picking up the Pace
Stormy was doing so well, I decided to "pick up the pace" a bit.
Happy Horse and Rider
Though we were told Stormy needed to be ridden with the use of a "custom" bit (strangest looking bit I have ever seen!) As you can see from this photo, he does fine with a halter and lead lines. Custom Bit my @$$. Theresa said she never used...
Laughing all the way
No jingle bells here..but I was sure "laughing all the way". As this horse was just too awesome to believe and so much fun to ride!
Whispering Sweet Nothings
I am whispering encouragement to Stormy as we get the "feel" for one another.
thank you all for the compliments. Stormy has managed to even get my 21 year old son warmed up to horses. He was always intimidated by my younger ones, but has no fear of the Gentle Giant and even "likes it" when I have to get him to feed for me, due to working late. Funny how some animals can win us over immediately.
December 15, 2005 10:00 AM
I'm happy you got your Horse ,Sure looks nice and I hope you enjoy many hours with your horse.I'm sure you take real good care of him ,He lucky to horse to have you.Thanks for the Photo's
Loved this album of Stormy's journey home and the introductions to the other horses. Wonderful! Looked as if all were accepting of Stormy and he accepted them immediately. He knows he's 'home'.
Thank you for the story.... ;-)