I really am tardy in writing or posting anything due mostly to waning interest to be perfectly honest. Also, my computer died and I have to borrow for time being.
The most important news to date is that I did finally acquire my much dreamed of horses. See, dreams can and do come true. Now, to be able to ride them! They are fine geldings without papers or known history but I have an eye for quality conformation it seems. Gorgeous creatures both, one mostly black paint (8 year old) seemingly Friesian and possibly Tennessee Walker, the other a lovely sorrel (4 year old) maybe quarter horse or Missouri Fox Trotter, common around these parts. I have yet to paint them but have taken many photos in the Spring and will try to post these soon. I have ridden them and so have others but I had 2 pretty serious falls one day and they are largish 16 hands high so it took some recovery time before I tried again. Second attempt I was thrown twice again but found later a nail under the saddle and now, not having a day under 100 degrees for some weeks I haven't had much interest in riding but still enjoy visiting with Mac and Henna.
The combination of their vigorous youth and strength plus a lack of training or previous neglect and my lack of training, strength and vigorous youth makes for a wild and unwieldy ride, I'm afraid, but I figure we have years to work things out and find that I can remount after one fall but two in a row seems the limit for my endurance, haha.
Sorry I have missed you all for so long but I have been having adventures and been quite busy on the farm. I'll try and be more available because I do admire you all so and appreciate you.