1. We went over scary object training today. Apparently I am the only one who thought they should be scary. He thought they needed tasting.

  2. After our grooming, we decided to start over.
    There was no “we”.

  3. *the look*

    This is the face that gets the “DON’T look at me like that!”
    Sullen and spoiled, insulted he gets no treats. “Wha-at?”

  4. I am thinking of stuffing his Freedom Feeder with money. It would be straight to the point, no?

    Orion loves this time of gaining weight and being prettified.

  5. Orion’s new best friend is his Freedom Feeder.

  6. 940lbs. This new place has amazing quality hay and he is gaining weight! Going to possibly switch him over next month to a free feeding orchard/bermuda program so he can be a fat pony and munch all day. He gets turned out two times a week by the barn, and I’ve started lunging him again, vacation OVER!

  7. Orion’s last day at this stable, so he got a bath and a good turnout!

  8. Orion did not like the sudden surprise that appeared in his circle work. But it was all made okay.

  9. 8/19.

    Orion got in a very good roll, then had fun jumping, bucking and running around being silly.


  10. Orion is currently for sale locally for $1500 due to his low weight and being out of work. He gets moved in a week and a half to a different barn that has a better feeding program, and at that point he will go back into training and his price will rise.

  11. Had a brief turnout before he got to eat his grain. He kept grumpily coming back in to me, insisting it was time to go eat.
    He’s right at about 925…

  12. 7/31.
    Orion got to have fun in turnout while waiting for the farrier.

  13. One month since he was ridden. He’s been turned out a few times a week. I lunged him 15 minutes two days ago. Tacked him up today, had him go in a couple circles, then jumped on him. He was normal, if a little lazy. The only bad thing that happened was a bug eyed moment when a horse started playing with a barrel near the arena.

    Still for sale.


  14. For sale

    Orion is tentatively being put up for sale. I have been put into a situation where there is a very high chance that I cannot keep him. He has not been ridden for three weeks now, turnout only. Now that I have a place to stay that isn’t my car, it is doubtful I will be able to continue financial support for him. The people of this blog have his history since I have gotten him.

    Four years old, born February 28, 2010.
    15.3hh Is supposedly on four flakes of alfalfa a day, needs more cool calories in work.
    Have not had a single vet bill with him.
    Teeth done March 2014.
    Sheath done around the holidays, by myself. Only problem is that he won’t drop for it.
    Hooves are UTD
    Got his 5 way vaccine May.
    UTD on worming, rotational, every other month.

    I do not have a set price for him. I do not expect to get $10k, I have no crazy expectations, but I will not let him go for a potential meat buyer price, and would like to avoid a reseller. I would potentially want a first right, buy-back agreement. If I get serious offers, I will list them so people can have an idea. I am hoping more people do not take advantage of me in this situation, which is why I ask for serious inquiries.

    He was jumping 3’3” xrails and 2’3” verticals. He was my project, he is very green, and I was working on fine tuning him, he is not a made horse, but he is not difficult. His worst fear is not knowing what to do, and he responds to verbal praise big time. The worst thing he has done to me was little crowhops at the canter a few times when he was spunky. He is a big people pleaser, and needs to be loved on. I intended on getting him started in showing, and potentially double registered as a Pinto if I could get his papers. He is nervous on trail by himself, I did not have the opportunity to take him with others.

    Contact me through here or email, hansen.l.christina@gmail.com. Local inquiries only, you will have to come to him, and I will screen his potential home. Located in San Marcos, CA. North County San Diego.

  15. 7/6/2014

    The last Orion update for a while. He is being kept at the same place, but my life has gone to pieces, so I will not be able to work with or see him for a while.