Thursday, October 14, 2010


I know this a bit after... but working nights is hard! After two and a half weeks of antibiotics on the bottom of his hooves... wrapped in cotton, vet wrap and duct tape, and turnout in the round pen so he could see others but not be lonely, we took the wraps off.
The swelling in his legs had gone down, what we thought was a bow or a rebow was not warm, etc, and Doc Jane feels the hoof problem was the main underlying problem. Morgan has since been back with the herd, 100% sound, no heat, no lameness. (needs a trim, waiting for my farrier to get back from his Ireland trip) and a love. Katie sat on him bareback yesterday and he just plodded around the field with his halter and a lead rope.
Morgan is the bestest! We can't love this fella enough. Doc Jane is going to repair the torn nostril this fall... it had an old gash in it and was flapping a bit, and we're gonna make him more handsomer... although with a name like Arrrrr it does make him more rakish!
He's now a peppermint whore like the others, and has learned his stall. We open the field gate and they all trot to their stalls for dinners. (Except Blu...we don't trust that pony!) He loves to hang over the stall guard and mug you as you walk by. And he knows well where the treats are kept! He's tolerant of the chickens darting in and out of his stall and no longer startles when the guinea hens fly by shrieking.
Goals for him....
start back slowly
maybe a show in the spring
love and lots of it. He's my poster boy!

OH!!! Almost forgot.... I collect pathtags.. ( and have decided to have one made. With of course a race horse in full gallop with pirate regalia on.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Doing better

Doc Jane came and checked the boy today. His leg is doing better and we're going to start turn out in the round pen. His feet are doing better as well and we need to put another fifty pounds on him since he lost a bit being stall bound and fretting over being the only one in the barn alone.
He was out this afternoon with Vinnie the pony. And they seemed okay. So Vinnie will be joining him in the round pen and they can buddy up. Katie spent some time loving on the boy, and we also pulled some more bloodwork to check levels.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Still waiting, vet had an emrgency

Yes.. we think it's a bow. He's on stall rest and wrapped. My vet was set on her way and had an emergency. Since we both felt comfortable, she's coming out in the morning ( a few hours now actually) and he's wrapped and in deep shavings with lots of good hay.
He was fine when I went to work, met me at the field gate for breakfast, and when I went to do chores that evening, he was standing back by the stream. When I went to turn water off and feed the one back field, he was still there. So I drove to the barn, had Katie drop me off on the four wheeler and when I checked saw his leg was swollen and hot. So we limped to the barn and Katie cold hosed him for me, and then we applied the cold gel and wrapped him good. Yesterday he had the huge barn fan on him and was happy everytime I zipped by. Of course, he was happiest when I was carrying hay down the aisle and I can say that each and every hay bale is Morgan tested and approved!
He stands like a doll baby for me to hose his leg, and I'm hoping to teach him to stand in a bucket of ice water, I think he would with a hay net in front of him and me reading to him. He likes to be read too, and enjoyed watching the mama deer and her twin fawns playing near our pond.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ugh.... Arrrrr leg injury

It appears Arrrrr (morgan) bowed a tendon yesterday afternoon in the front field. He's in a stall in wraps and on pain meds..>Doc Jane will be arriving this afternoon to check him over and let me know our course of action. He was not happy last night and didn't eat too well.... but ate well this morning. My daughter is his devoted slave and cold hosed him before school.
My poor baby! Will post update after Doc Jane visits.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Our first (hopefuly )official rescues

I've been working with Elena at Summerwinds Rescue to start our 501c3 paperwork for our own rescue... which will officially be called...

Arrrrr Equine Rescue! In honor of my boy Morgan.

We are fundraising for a appy filly and her mama at Camelot auction, and would like to raise Between $500 and $800 to get them both to safety.
Please crosspost far and wide... paypal donations can be sent to and are tax deductible through the rescue that is guiding me until my own status comes in.

Can you help in your favorite equines name?

Stacy and Morgan
helping one horse at a time!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Congrats to Katie and Willie

Poor Morgan... Katie has deserted him to ride her beloved Willie... who broke his splint bone in five places early February and has been out on injured reserve. Katie and Willie returned to the show ring, and took a 6th and a 1st... and we acquired a new kitten as well.
Morgan has been faithfully monitoring their works in the front field as Katie conditioned Willie and brought him back slowly once he was vet cleared. And is thrilled his smaller brother has been integrated back into the work force! Morgan will be re-evaluated mid August since he was off slightly at the trot in Mid May. And provided he gets vet clearance, will start training as well. We've been doing long slow walks with Katie on his back, and me just hanging on him and wandering around the field.
Love this boy, his personality has really emerged and he's so cool!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Feet trimmin and Fair Hill

My farrier left for Florida, and before he went he came and trimmed all the horses/ponies. Morgan was a gentleman and stood there. When we were done, he followed us to the gate and then wandered off with Blu, his pasture mate.
Two days later, I took the girls to Fair Hill so they could gallop their race ponies and condition them. Morgan was a gem. He stood at the top of the hill with me so we could watch, and was so content to have me rub his neck and hug on him. When we got back to the trailer, I untacked and haltered him and just let him graze while I helped tend the ponies.
This boy is just so awesome~ will take some pics later this week of him and Blu in their field hanging out this summer!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Riding around the block,,,, bareback!

Katie and Sydney were riding as I was working Morgan and pleaded with me to take them on a walk... so I popped up on him bareback and took the kids for a leisurely stroll around our 3/4 of a mile block, and Capt Morgan was calm as could be taking in all the sites, the dogs barking... kids screaming and traffic driving by. Didn't flinch at the lawn mower coming down a hill towards him or birds flying up under his nose.
Crazy OTTB...ROFL.... Morgan is my man!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Fly mask...

Morgan was spoilt today when I saw a new mesh fly mask I had to get... a dark purple for Morgan, and a royal blue for Blu. It zips up under neath, and looks like tent screen material with little mesh ear covers! Both boys thought they were great, promptly waltzed through the sprinkler (me with hose) and then rolled... dirtying their new head gear.
Morgan is such a love, and has to be first out in the afternoon. He doesn't care if Blu goes in first in the morning.. but he has to be turned out first! He's starting to realize treats are really good and yummy... and we're gonna start him soon with side reins to work on gathering his legs under him some~! I so love my boy!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend 2010

Capt. Morgan will be chilling this weekend as I take Katie on a road trip. Morgan has been chillaxin in the field at night, and is in the barn during the day when it's super hot. ( he's spoiled!) The big fan ventilates the aisle, and the boy has a fan as well on his stall. He's so mellow and is such a love.....
On a sadder note....we would like to pass our condolences to Suzanne Stettinius on the loss of her phenomenal race pony B's Little Magic who gave Blu a phenomenal run each time we raced against her. She had an accident in her field during the storm last night and broke her leg. We wish them the best in their time of mourning right now.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Vet visit

I took Capt Morgan to see Doc Jane. She is the most awesome vet, and we did a soundness exam. He was sound at the walk, off at the trot, and ouchy when she pressed hard on the tendon on the Left front. She thinks she might have an old bow because there was slight swelling there as well. We had my farrier stop by and reshoe the fronts, and build the heel up to help alleviate the pressure on the toes. He also had some of the worst thrush we saw on his hind feet and when Josh went to trim the heel... well.... it was so nasty rotten it started to bleed... so we pulled the hydrogen peroxide out and started spraying it to help dry it out before we start the thrush buster.
So the Capt is on bute to help the ouchies.... he will have the summer off and be spoiled and all that, and we will re-evaluate in the fall... about the only person allowed on him will be the flyweight Katie and that will be just to sit and hug him in the field.
But we're on the right track, and he's here and safe!~

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We made the Bloodhorse Turf blog! Just had to share!

Friday, May 14, 2010

He's so awesome!

I had my friends daughter come over to ride him.... he was perfect. You would think this boy has been off the track for months! We are going to see how he likes jumping, and maybe see if he'd like foxhunting and maybe some youth Field Master races with Lindsey this fall. He is soooo level headed. It was starting to lightning, and he was just traipsing around the field with Katie and Lindsey like it was okay. My husband is starting to fall for him, and he was such a good boy! We did get pics and some video before the rain poured in. He's my heart horse. I think I could put a dead beginner on him and he'd be fine! The girls rode with their exercise saddles with the stirrups dropped and he was awesome! He got an extra scoop with dinner cause he did so good.

The first ride! Update

Katie on Arrrrr yesterday when I snuck her home over lunch... he was such a good boy!

Muddy ponies

I swear....they go right to the same spot every morning and ROLL.... not a little roll that says they are happy to be turned out, but that DEEP Butt wiggling roll that has them groaning in ecstasy as the others look and patiently wait their turn....
Arrrrr has a new best buddy.... it's Blu... AKA Bold Initiative (JC Name Grindstone Gold) who is our daughter's undefeated race pony. Capt Morgan (ARRRRR) and Blu hang out and play tag until Katie gets home from school. Katie has already taught them to play red light green light, and I've had to hold my breath a few times watching the big boy bearing down on Katie. But she throws her hands up and hollers red light and both the boys stop and wait. Ohhh this is gonna be a great summer!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The first ride!

So Katie was supposed to have some pics taken today, so I got a call and we had to rearrange. KNOWING how girls are, and how she would hear... "Yeah sure.... you were really gonna get pics taken today...uh huh...right..." So I went and snagged her over lunch and ran home (We live a mile from the school) and I had the Capt already tacked and waiting....
She rode him in the side field, and he was awesome! I took pics with my droid phone, and she walked, trotted and cantered him both directions. He was so funny, he knew she was there, and he acted squirrely once or twice and settled down. Nice fluid trot, needs work on the right lead ;) But he was awesome~

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's Arrrrr new beginning

Have you ever thought your wildest dream could come true? Three years ago playing on pedigree query with my daughter to help her find cool names for her toy horses, we came across Arrrrr...which my son immediately liked since he wanted to be a pirate. We added his name to a list we watched for since our friend is a jockey, and started tracking him when he ran.
Fast forward to the beginning of May 2010... his name popped up on my radar once again on the Alex Brown Forum, which I frequent since I do equine rescue. I saw he had been scratched from a race and no one knew what was happening... So I made a call, made another call, made THE call and within 20 minutes he was mine! OMG!!! THis hubba hubba horse I had followed and watched with my kids was mine. After dropping the kids at school, I had the trailer hooked up and was on my way to get him. Where his owner/trainer met me and handed over horse, papers and his thanks. I really wanted to kiss the guy personally, but hey...I had my boy!
He trailered home awesome, hopped right in the stock trailer like it was nothing, tucked into the hay, and rode as good as can be. He's a big boy, easily 16'1"...maybe 16'2"...he wouldn't stand still for me to measure accurately. I think the GUard Goose Billie was stalking him to see who the new horse in town was.
Katie has claimed him as ARRRR"s ;) And has backed him while I held the lead. She is going to try to ride him as soon as weather permits, and has said she'd like to steeplechase or event him...he's a solid built boy, so either would be feasible if he likes it.
He's home, dreams do come true, and I look forward to Arrrr adventure.... We have decided his barn name will be Capt. Morgan ;)