Ghost’s New Friend


I’ve been boarding my horse Ghost (the horse in the background,) at a training facility for the first four months of our budding friendship, to get a good start on our relationship. We just leased a new house (we slept in our new house for the first time this weekend,) with property, and plenty of room for horses. It was finally time to bring Ghost home. I did that earlier last week.

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I’ve spent a lot of time carefully selecting a friend for him. There’s so many things that has to be just right, to make it a good match for everyone – the new horse, Ghost, and our human family situation.

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My hope was to not only find a new family member, but to make a difference in a horse’s life, that really needed a home. It’s easy to just go and buy a horse, but there’s so many out there, good horses, that for different reasons find themselves in bad places. Through the years I’ve fostered around 20 abused horses, that I’ve helped nurtured back into good health, physically and emotionally. This time my intention is to keep the horse for life. Therefor I really needed to make a good decision. I wanted the horse to be gentle enough for my 5 year old daughter to be around, and preferably be able to (eventually) take my weight as well, so that I can work with the horse. (A horse that only has kids riding it, sometimes forgets some of its training/manners.)  

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After looking at several horses, I found the mare in the photos, two weeks ago. After spending some time with her, I purchased her on the spot. My intuition is usually right. Yesterday we brought her home, FTB Fancy Traditions, stable name Fancy. She is a 12 year old, Quarter Horse. Fancy have a solid foundation, but experienced some rough times for a while. I can’t wait to spoil her with attention. She needs to gain some muscle weight, but she has the sweetest personality (and excellent cutting blood.)

Ghost and Fancy hit it off from he start. By looking at the pictures, you would think that they’ve been friends for a log time. In fact they just met for the firs time, ten minutes ago, when I took these. It rained all day yesterday, but I thought you’d like to see some photos anyways. I’ll take some better later. Fancy is gentle enough for my daughter to brush, and ride by herself. We (all of our two, and four legged family,) couldn’t be happier.

I hope your weekend was nothing short but amazing! Have a wonderful new week!


Ms Zen

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. Above everything else is my daughter. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

13 thoughts on “Ghost’s New Friend

  1. One big happy family! 🙂 Exciting and wonderful – so glad they hit it off right away. Fancy looks well-muscled, a working horse vs. the more slender Ghost. I’m learning a lot through you. 😉

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    1. Thank you Eliza! It is true that Fancy is a completely different kind of horse, her skeleton, and built is very different. She is also in her prime, while Ghost is till young. With that in mind she should be a couple hundred pounds heavier than she is, at least. It’s not so obvious in the photos, but on a close inspect she has hollows on places where she should have flesh/muscles, and her skeleton still sticks out over her hips. She does have an outstanding, stout built to her, and that you can see in the photos. Right now her coat is falling of on some places from malnutrition (not only losing her winter coat,) she also has some wounds that she shouldn’t of had. She was worse of when the lady who got her from the bad situation found her, very close to have her inner organs shut of from starvation. She is well on her way to recovery, but she does still need a lot of TLC. There is no doubt that she is going to bounce back to full health again.

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        1. I hope she thinks so as well ❤ I have a little morning routine where I take Ghost into the round-pen, groom him, and work with him for little bit, before starting my day. I did it at the boarding stable, and I've continued the routine when I brought him home. After finishing up with Ghost yesterday morning, I brought Fancy in, groomed her, and spent some time with her. It was a little shocking, I discovered lots of scars that I had not seen before. I actually started to cry when I understood some of the things she must of been through. However, she enjoyed being groomed. This morning when I took Ghost out of the round-pen, she walked in by herself, and placed herself in the middle, where I had groomed her the day before. She's a smart girl.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I love them very much. They are both rescues, and still need TLC (weight, muscles, coat, hooves…) There inside beauty is enormous, and their outside beauty increases by the day.

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