March 3, 2013

Her new admirer...

He's just the sweetest thing.  He just hangs his head over the door and admirers her.  Willow pins her ears or even pretends to try to bite him, but he doesn't even flinch.  It's like he's telling her, "Hey... I'm here to stay... you know you want me to, so don't fight it."  lol...   And it's true, when we take him away to groom him or let the kids ride him, she whinnies and calls out to him... and then she greets him when he returns.  I guess she thinks she just needs to constantly remind him that she is the queen.  He's pretty passive and doesn't mine her being queen, so that is good.  I'm with her, though... wondering if he doesn't speak "horse"...  because if she pinned her ears like that at me (or tried to bite me), I'd surely run away as she commanded.   Maybe somehow she respects the fact that he seems to love her no matter what?  So so cute!

21 comments:

  1. Laura Knie3/4/13, 8:56 AM

    He's so sweet. He's letting her know he's not challenging her authority at all. Just here to be friends. Companion horses are nice for the alpha horses because they don't put any pressure on them. The alphas don't have to assert themselves with these sweethearts. This boy is the sweetest one. So kind. And it's nice to hear the kids are riding him ! :-)

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  2. Before Willow's story, I had no idea that horses had such a way of communicating with each other and a pecking order, so to speak!! This fluffy boy has made me want to be a horse person...and I'm clearly a CAT person with 5 cats! Can't wait to hear what name you finally settle on for this young man!

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  3. Super cute! I'm glad she finally has company. Now she has to learn that he's a friend, not a foe hehe.

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  4. Shana, you really need to write a book about this journey! And I just know it is going to have such a happy ending. Willow, "new guy", and you, Shana, have captured the hearts of SO MANY people, it would hit the stands on the best seller list,. LOL I, like so many others, hop on the computer 3, 4,5 times a day to see if you have any updates. And if there are none, I ck your facebook wall and the Florabella page for any! I think I am as addicted to this story as I am to Downton Abbey! hahaha HEY, you could name him Downton! :)

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  5. Shana - just wanted to tell you how much i admire your capacity to love! i've been following you off and on since running into your photoshop actions and then reading about your son's adoption story ... i think you were in the midst of that journey when i first came across you. your love of your children and now of this horse is really admirable. and i just noticed you moved to my neck of the woods ... glad you and the family are enjoying our great state!

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  6. Aaaah so glad to hear he wants to be friends and Willow is curious about him and calls out to him! :)

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  7. Aftyn Smith3/4/13, 10:44 AM

    Every day I get on to see an update about Willow.. And I'm okay with making her a part of my daily routine! Some post make me cry, and some make me laugh and smile! :) Thanks for sharing her story! :)

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  8. I get up and head to the computer every morning to check on Willow's condution. I pray for her recovery every night, along with the strength of you and your family and friends to get through this ordeal. Hopefully she and her new friend will be "best buds" and enjoy each others company for many years. I saw a Fresian at Equine Affair a couple years ago that was 25 and still in the show ring. Fresians and Gypsy Vanners are soooo beautiful . . . my favorite horses!

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  9. They are my favourites as well! So happy he's bowed to the Queen, I'm certain they will live happily ever after. Shana, when you mentioned your boy's bell bottom feet I couldn't help but think of my favourite singer and artist in those days ... Donavon :)

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  10. Laura Knie3/4/13, 1:59 PM

    I believe that Willow's first baby was named Donavan. :-)

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  11. It was meant to be. What are you going to name him?

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  12. I have been reading everyday to see how Willow is doing like so many others. I am happy that she is home. I had suggested another name but thought now of Admiral as his name.

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  13. I just love seeing these pics of your new horse peering over the door to check on Willow. They are going to bond - I have that feeling! :)
    Barb M

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  14. I love reading about Willow's recovery. You both are inspirational! I have a pony that recently had to be put in a separate pasture because two other horses at the farm aren't very kind to her, and she got many cuts from them. I can't even imagine if she were to need surgery. No worries, she too has a perfect pasture mate.
    When I look at the "new guy" I think of beauty, friendship, and loyalty: exactly what Willow needs in a roomie. Here in the south we like to call boyfriends "Beaus". Maybe Beau would fit him well.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery Willow!

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  15. I think since he loves being around Willow and seems to always be there for her you should name him Romeo!:-)

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  16. Your beautiful captivating pictures and compassionate recapture of events makes for a very addictive blog 🏇

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  17. Martha - Arkansas3/4/13, 9:53 PM

    Beau is an awfully sweet name too!!

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  18. awe.... you have a love story brewing there my dear friend..

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  19. Have you considered the name Aaron - it was Elvis's middle name? He can be the King without it being obvious - hoping Willow feels better soon.

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