Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Trails

Who Likes Horses?

Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Melody, 2 or more, Xyra

Gizelle has a New Stable Mate

Do you remember our big, black horse from last year's camp post? That is Gizelle. She is a percheron. In the fall another horse was brought to the stable. She went to a new family, but then was returned (for good reasons). Her name is Brandy and she is a palomino.

Meeting Brandy

Wow! Look at the new horse! She's so pretty.
And a sweet disposition too.
So nice.
Let's get her ready for riding.
Blanket first.
Saddle and bridle...check.
I have the trail map.
And you have on good riding shoes. You can take her, Kaya.
There she goes. 
Don't be gone too long!
This is a nice trail. So relaxing. You're a great horse, Brandy.

(singing to herself) Bum-ba-dee-da, bum-ba-dee-da, happy trails to you...


Brandy is a My Life As horse. She was rescued from Walmart due to her shabby condition. (Only a slight discount was given as they just send damages back to the manufacturer for credit.) Her box was a torn up.
Her mane and tail were a mess.
There was a hole in her coat above her one eye and her eyes had scratches on them (this didn't photograph well).

I was able to sew the holes with thread the color of her mane so she has a spot above her one eye that matches her blaze. With patience, I go the tangles out of her mane and tale, trimmed the uneven strands, and braided her tail. She is much prettier and happier now. 

Have you ever ridden a horse? Do you have a favorite horse breed?

Best wishes,


  1. You did a great job fixing the horse and Kaya looks so cute riding her. I have never ridden a horse.

    1. Thank you.
      It's a very unique experience. Some love it others, not so much.