Weekend Coffee Share; May 22, 2022

Welcome to my coffee share, can I get you a cup of coffee, latte or tea? I just have to share my pretty blooms when I can and thought this pretty rose deserved the top spot today. This weekend is a special weekend as I continue to celebrate my horse Murphy entering into my life. This weekend a year ago is when he arrived in the big trailer van that delivered him from Oklahoma! I can’t believe it’s been a year as it seems like it just flew by, but it was filled with so much fun with my sweet horses. πŸ˜€

As I shared in my last post, I will be traveling to Arizona to visit my son and his family next weekend and I am SO EXCITED!! I can’t wait to see them all which includes my grandkids. I am also really excited because my daughter and other son will be joining us so all my grown children will be together. The only one staying home is my hubby who will be working and taking care of our animals. It’s all good as my hubby and I went to AZ in February to celebrate our grandson’s birthday. I thought I would put together this post as I won’t be posting anything next weekend.

Happy anniversary to you Murphy! I can’t believe how much he has grown in this last year. Not only in size and has filled out with his weight, he has grown in maturity too. When he arrived one of the biggest things I noticed right away was how he did not appreciate humans in his stall while he was eating. He was fine with the people who cleaned his stall, but when he I gave him extra hay in a hay net (which is a netting that we use to slow down their eating. They have to pull hay through little square holes so the hay will last longer and it is more like grazing which they would do out in a field.) I gave him the space he wanted and did not brush or groom him in his stall. I could barely pet him or rub his neck because he would turn and nip at me and pin his ears. He clearly did not want to be bothered. He had just turned 3 and he was VERY protective of his food ~ he still is today but he is very polite and has learned I am not in his stall to take his food! ❀

He now let’s me groom him in his stall while he eats! YAY! And I am able to pick out his hoofs in his stall all while he munches on his hay. I do not have him tied up nor do I have a halter and lead rope on him. He is just a very content happy horse munching away while I care for him. What a sweetie, so smart and kind! A different horse (or more importantly) different attitude in the year in my care. I could not be happier! We have such a great bond and I know it will grow stronger every day and that’s so important for a good foundation, good horsemanship and friendship between horse and rider. πŸ˜€

I thought I would share this photo again of him eating and when I turn him out and I don’t ride him I will groom him in his stall. It took time and patience to get to this point but he is very trusting and understands now that I will not be taking any of his food. I know I explained all this, just thought I’d share this photo! It is these fun stepping stones of a young horse that is fun to gain their trust and see how they mature and grow!

I will wrap up this post as I am barely going to make it to add to the #weekendcoffeeshare linkup with Natalie. Thank you Natalie for hosting and I am happy I could join in even though it is the last minutes of the weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you so much for visiting!

Happy Anniversary Weekend Crazy Horse Lady,

~Diana ❀

23 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; May 22, 2022

  1. Diana, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. That’s a beautiful rose with water droplets on it. I remember your blog about Murphy’s arrival. I’m glad you and Murphy have enjoyed a wonderful first year together. He has such gentle eyes. I’m sure he feels your love for him and that’s how he trusts you and lets you come close. I hope you have a great week this week, safe travels, and a wonderful time with your family in AZ. I look forward to your post-trip coffee share.

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie! It’s been such a fun and amazing year with Murphy. Lots to look forward to this coming week and weekend. Thank you for always being here to not only host the coffee share but to be so supportive of our blogs. πŸ’ž

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Yvette!! He really does feel like part of my family now and been here longer, I have to agree!
      And the rose was just there so pretty in my garden, I like it when they have a little water droplets on them too! Thank you! πŸ’ž

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      1. β˜€οΈπŸ˜Š
        I just found a recent photo (well might have been last year) of some vinca with water droplets – and will post them sometime this month – I’ll link you when I get to sharing them
        Different vibe from the rose and water drops but still refreshing

        Have a nice week

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  2. I love your rose! Happy anniversary to Murphy (and you of course). The time goes by so quickly but it is nice to see all of the gains that have been made in the course of such a short time span. Have a great week, Diana!

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    1. Thank you so very much!! ❀️ We had a great time together in Arizona and I also enjoyed spending time there with my 2 grandchildren too! I was hoping to share a post this last weekend but ran out of time. I need to write and share my adventures soon! Thank you for your sweet comments. πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ€©πŸ’–

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  3. Just saying hello!
    And to let you know we are finally getting rid of the piano this month – not sure if I told you I changed my mind and decided to keep it – but now feel ready to release (like you did!)
    Keep you posted
    🎹

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