Olympus Ranch Stables

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A new routine

Epona is getting use to the routine around here. Her and Varro are finally making friends!
She has figured out that she REALLY likes grain. We have spent the past few days introducing her to the feeding program. She is now eating free choice Bermuda, a flake of alfalfa at night and her Equine Junior mixed with beet pulp and "Grow Colt" twice a day.  I am slowly increasing the amounts that she gets so not to upset her tummy. She is going to be a lot of fun!

Tomorrow a nice long trail ride and Monday will start Epona's roundpen workouts! I love my life!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Baby Details

I spent most of the day with Epona yesterday to get to know her and earn her trust. She is such a Doll! This all started about a week ago. I was contacted by her previous owner "E" who was looking for a good home for her. We emailed back and forth several times so I could get this filly's story. "E" bought the mare last year not knowing she was in foal. When she went to pick up the mare, she saw she was out with a gorgeous big black Andalusian but didn't notice he was a stallion... The seller did not say anything so she didn't think anything of it. A few months later it became apparent that her new mare was indeed in foal! What a surprise! Then another surprise came soon after her new mare foaled... "E" found out SHE was pregnant! She already had a toddler so had her hands full! She began looking for a new home for the filly.
While looking for the perfect home, "E" did a lot of work with the filly. She used a gentle hand and lots of patience to teach her how to be a well behaved youngster. She is halter broke, leads, ties, stands for the farrier and genuinely loves to be around people.
After a few more months, "E" began to worry that she would not find a good home for the filly... This is where I come in! "E" found me on facebook and then found the link to this blog. She looked at all of my posts, links to my trainer and contacted me, thinking I might be interested in this filly as a dressage prospect or know someone who might be. So... we emailed back and forth and "E" GAVE me this beautiful filly!!! I feel so lucky!
She is just amazing, well behaved, sensible, relaxed.... She does not spook easily and trusts in people. Here are some cute pictures from hanging out with Epona yesterday.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Our new baby!

We would like to announce the arrival of our newest family member... A yearling filly! She is half Andalusian and half Paint. She has a wonderful calm personality and loves people! She whinnies every time sees me and calls after me when I start walking back to the house. We have named her Epona, but her nickname seems to be Precious. HAHAHA We went to go pick her up yesterday... more on THAT trip tomorrow! Meanwhile enjoy the pictures!