Here´s the next part in the series about our horses at Northcutt Ranch. Come with me for a visit on our pastures. Don´t forget to close the gate, please!
Norman: 12 year old Quarter Horse gelding. A former roping horse that Philip recently purchased to have a bigger trail horse that can carry some camping gear and also well trained enough for our guests to ride. (Our other horses are a little bit too much for most guests.) Norman is not a rescue.
Trigger: 4 year old Quarter/Mustang (?) gelding. He´s a rescue and we don´t know very much about him except that he was left unattended on a field for one year with three other horses. They starved, the other horses had to be euthanized. Trigger nearly died too. He´s my horse. I had him for one year now. He doubled his weight on that year. His rehabilitation is progressing well. When he came here he had severe injuries in his mouth, his tongue had a deep cut. We play a lot on the ground, take walks, enjoy some trick training and I do lighter trail riding with him. A very brave and curious horse. We´ve met bears several time and his trained for mounted shooting. If he doesn´t like you you´re not even coming close to him. If he does like you he will catch you! Once he trust you he doesn´t really care if there is other horses around. Last summer when I was really pregnant he choose to be in my yard and hang out with me during the days, instead of being on the big pasture with the other horses. We chilled by the creek together during hot summer days. He also enjoys going places in the trailer to explore other ranches, trails etc. He LOVE cows! Trigger have a very special to me J
Faxi from Extreme Farms: 5 year old Icelandic gelding. He came from a herd dispersal in WA. He´s untrained, very cautious, smart and curious. He´s my project. Hopefully future endurance horse. Faxi has five good gaits, show them all when he plays on the pasture. He´s a master of body language and read you like a book. I´m enjoying getting to know him!
Sadeek: 5 year old Arabian gelding. Sort of a rescue. His owner tried to “brake him in” (literally!!) without proper preparation, got bucked of a couple of times, got scared and didn´t want him anymore. Unfortunately Sadeek is tiny, he´s very, very small even for an Arab. He also knows that he´s stronger than a human.. He´s very smart and would not be suitable for a child. He´s a stunning horse with great conformation. Right now he´s being a horse. Meaning eating grass with a herd healing mentally after damaged caused by ignorant people. He would be an awesome endurance horse for a small knowledgeable adult, after training. He´s a very brave horse. Phil´s been training him with a gun, walking next to him shooting targets. Sadeek follow you without a halter even when you fire a gun. He has a special place in Phil´s heart.
He got a lot of personality in a small package. He´s one of those horses that would die for his rider. He is Phil´s best friend.
This was a little bit about some of our four legged friends. The next time you´ll meet Penny, Lady Bug, Lord Bowler, Flower, Buster and Burt J