Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's Horse Time!!!, episode #397

Today Angela and I go to feed the horses guavas and Matt attempts to ride a horse. Today we met a baby horse that was not on our property and we will share that with you sometime soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-8A6QF928

19 comments:

Adam Kunzler said...

I'm loving the videos lately. You both look so happy. Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

Question, what are your plans on keeping your vegetable garden safe from the horses?

Fiberartchic said...

I agree with Adam! You guys look really happy and settled there. Keep them coming it's so beautiful there!

squara said...

Don't horses seem high when you are on them! Very eco friendly way to get to town though ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry that was not a wild horse, it would have been broken, probably forcefully, to get the harness around its head.

BUT well done you for facing your fears.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Sorry that was not a wild horse, it would have been 'broken', probably forcefully, to get the harness around its head.

but well done you for facing your fears.

Sue

Jamie Hall said...

This is fantastic! What an eden! Horses running through vibrant green fields, mangos, guava trees, all the live foods you could eat! All I can say is that I'm going to move there someday and partake in the magic. Stunningly beautiful! You guys are my heroes.

Mike Ross said...

Ha haha, nothing like the mango I had for breakfast. Rock on, I hear the pitter patter of little feet in the distance. Thanks for all your help, I've learned alot this last year since I became raw.
-Niceness

Anonymous said...

Are you going to learn Spanish? Or are you going to keep on instructing the locals how to create your garden or how they shouldn't cook unripe figs in English? If you are already learning then you could practice it on your youtube show :)

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James Reno said...

It looks incredible down there. Keep the great videos coming. I emulate your eating habits to keep myself healthy!

James Reno
Raw-Food-Repair.com

Chris said...

Horses do not have to be "broken" they can be gentled. It's about coming to an understanding with them, if what you want to get done is agreeable to them, they are amazingly compliant. I'd not make a lot of sudden motions or loud noises near an unknown horse, unless you are trying to scare them away.

Well trained horses you really don't need reigns for. Riding a horses mouth is hard on it. A well trained horse you ride with your legs. The reign really just sort of suggests to it to stop when you pull up on its head. Similar in turning a horse just a gentle motion with the reign and pressure with the leg will tell it where you'd like to go. If it is well trained, you really shouldn't have to yank on it's head/mouth.

Spend some time with the horses on the ground, you'll really get to know them over time. A lot of times they love a good scratch on and around their shoulders and down. Some like a scratch on top of their heads. You'll be able to tell when they like a scratch, some times they'l stretch their neck way to the other side and lean into the scratch.

In general, when the horse pins its ears it is not happy, pay attention to their facial expressions. Ears forward are alert and/or happy. When their eyes go real wide, they may be about to bolt. They always signal what they are going to do, you just need to pay attention to them.

They are really beautiful creatures! Approach them gently and soothingly and respect their wishes, they will repay you a hundred times over.

Anonymous said...

you're like a drug addict with all your food talk.

NaturallyLeah said...

Cute and funny video of you trying to ride a horse. Good size & temperament to start with becuz no telling where you would have ended up with approaching the young Spirited one (if you could even approach). I love horses

Raw Fit Personal Training said...

Great videos guys! Keep up with the good work. Cheers from Australia Ricardo Riskalla www.rawfit.com.au

Raw Fit Personal Training said...

Well done Angela . Ricardo Rawfit Personal Training – Outdoor Personal Training / Personal Trainer 2010 – Sydney Lower North Shore (Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Cammeray)

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Anonymous said...

get out of Ecuador, stop taking from other people's countries, go back to the US where you belong.. colonists in disguise. .

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