Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I'm not a big fan of Gemini, the horse Tia bought a couple years ago. He's the gelding on our property and he's the one that kicked me in the stomach a little over a year ago. We had a friend watch him for awhile and I thought he was gone, sold, but it didn't go through. Then we had someone else looking to buy him, but their vet was worried about his knee. Tia and I had him x-rayed and examined at Littleton Large Animal Clinic and they didn't see anything major, but he's still here.


However Tia likes him. She thinks he's smart and that he's a good horse to train. He bucks a bit, but she overlooks that. Apparently it's not a huge deal to her.

I think he's trouble, and this morning was a good example. I was walking hay around the track and he stopped at the first pile. So a few of the other horses stopped near him, arguing a bit over the next pile, not wanting to get too far from him. He's definitely the dominant horse and herd leader. Then as I was coming back, Abby started to walk down to get hay and all of a sudden Gemini decides he wants to run down to the next few piles.

And everyone follows. Abby and I had to duck to the side as they ran past.

Grumble, grumble, he might be a smart horse, but he's a PIA.

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