life on the funny farm

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Social - Finnegan

Next one down on my siggy line...

Wife of Fred for 23 years
Mom of:
Patrick (17)
James (17)
Rosie (14)
Julie (14)
Daniel (12)
My children around the world:
Milly in Taiwan
Eun Hae in South Korea
Felice in Hong Kong
Nadya in Germany
Obrin in New York
And our critters Blue, Sunny, Cindy-Lou, Annabelle, Fiona, and Sophie; Mamfy, Mali, Milky and Punkin; Nick; Frog 1; Charlie and Dizzy; Minnie and Alice; Elfie, Frex, Crope, Tibbett and Ozzy; Genevieve, Pippin, and Finnegan ; and a dozen or so chooks.

I'd like to ask God why He allows
hunger, poverty, and injustice
in the world,but I'd be afraid
He'd ask me the same thing ...

Is Finnegan.


Those blue eyes, that tri-color coat, that beautifully-shaped face.

Yeah, he's pretty to look at, but he's a brat. Temperament-wise, he's night and day from his brother Pippin. Pippin is docile and sweet, trustworthy and friendly, but Finn is pretty high-strung. Where Pipp is like a good ol' mongrel that wants to follow you around, Finn is more like an over-bred Poodle on crack. They're full brothers, though, which makes Finn 1/2 Gypsy Cobb (aka Vanner)1/2 Percheron and 1/4 Welsh. Should be a nice combination. It is in Pippin. It's not in Finnegan.

In fact, though he's already two years old, we haven't started any saddle training with him at all, and likely won't till next year. He hasn't even passed his basic ground training yet.

Though I haven't broken him in yet, he's broken me in, in a number of ways.
He was the first (and very likely the last) foal to be born under my care, and that was very rewarding. Nerve-wracking, but rewarding.

I also had to take him through the whole weaning process, as well as get him gelded.
So that was fun. Made for good dinner conversation, anyway.

He might be beyond my abilities, horse-training-wise. Aunt Mary, can you move in for a time and get him all broke for me?

Either he's gonna get broke, or I am.

Most days I feel pretty broke anyways....

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  1. I might still have it in knee injured barrel racing not so much...but I would LOVE to try. I always liked the unruly ones:-). Yes, I could be your Alice, and your horse trainer. Now that is my idea of a well rounded woman...LOL

  2. Aunt Alice. Has a nicce ring....

  3. Yes, I could be entered into the "Aunt" protection change and all!

  4. Finn is the most beautiful...look at those eyelashes...don’t they just melt your heart? My head is saying, “He’s an animal living with a family, he needs proper training.” But my heart is screaming, “NOOO, don’t break him, just give him a lovely green meadow and stare at him like a beautiful work of art.” My head gets ignored a lot. (and it might be obvious that I’m a city mouse)

  5. @Rooster Inn: Haha, Aunt protection program -- love it!
    @Veronica: I've always said my horses are not much more than living art work. We don't get around to riding them much. They are so pretty to look at, and when I get a chance to get out there with them, if I do nothing more than lean against their necks and inhale their scent, I feel they've earned their keep.



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