Black Priesian mare
(Friesian/Percheron) by Koning
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Subject: pictures of
Wynona from Mouse in WA
Hi Fredericka and Robin
Here's some recent pics of Nona. On this day I was working her on
driving lines as you can see she is doing very well. The picture of
me and two horses is Nona and my other horse Rye.
Karen ("aka" Mouse!)
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009
Subject: HI MOMMY!!!! From WYNONA
I'm so sorry it's been awhile since I last wrote you, but so much has
happened. I'm learning words and what they mean! I know "stand"
"whoa" "wait" "give" "NO" "Good Girl" and "come".....my new mommy has
been teaching me and it's FUN! I try really hard to please her and
sometimes it takes me a day to think about it and then I get it!
My new mommy is very patient with me and gives me lots of love. She
tried to feed me carrots and apples as a "treat", but I don't like
them at all...she even tried to sneak some in a wonderful bran mash
with molasses, oats, and barley, but I'm WAY to smart for that, I just
ate everything else and left those nasty carrots and apples and then
pooped in the container so she would get the message. Thankfully she
learns fast too, cause she never tried that again. Finally she found
some molasses cookies with oats in them, oh my gosh, they're really
good, I like those.
A couple of weeks ago, she bought me a waterproof sheet to go over my
back. When she first tried to put it on me I got really scared. I
didn't know WHAT the HECK that was! It took me about 20 minutes to
figure it out but I finally let her put it on me. At first it felt
really weird..all those dangly things and the straps that go around my
back legs...well it was really hard for me to get used to it, but like
I said, my new mommy is very patient and didn't rush me at all and let
me take my time to realize it wasn't going to hurt me. Eventually I
got used to it and now I love it. I don't get wet or dirty! I can
still run, play and roll with it and it's great!
I'm attaching a couple of new pictures that my new mommy's niece took
of me.. I think I look very beautiful...don't you? I love you and I'm
having lots of fun.
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Subject: Hi Mommy Fredericka!
I thought I'd write to let you know that I'm
doing fine way out here in Washington. When I first got here they
had lots of snow and I got to play in it and roll in it and it was
fun! My new family took lots of pictures of me and then a
whole bunch of people came over to look at me and they ALL said I
was the most beautiful horse they've ever seen. Of course I know
that's true but I don't worry, I didn't let it all go to my head. I
accepted their praise with humility and let them pet me. They kept
talking about something called dressage, I don't know anything about
that but I guess I'm supposed to be good at it. How can you be good
at something you've never done? Hmmm My new barn mate Rye got a
little jealous of me but we've worked that out. He's ok for a
gelding. He likes to play and run too and we have a great time when
A couple of days ago my new mommy Karen brought
me and my new barn mate Rye into the barn and we had to stay in for
3 days. For that whole three days it rained like CRAZY!!! Why, I've
never seen so much rain in my LIFE! I heard my new mommy say that
we got over 12 inches of rain over 2 days alone. Everything was
flooded and my mommy and new daddy couldn't leave our property
because all the roads were under water. But my stall and the barn
was nice and dry and warm. My new mommy did a fine job making sure
I was comfortable. She even learned where I like to lay down in the
stall and now she give's me extra shavings so my bed is quite
cushy! I'll have her trained in no time! She seems to be a fast
learner in what I like.
Today was the first day we were able to get out
and play, and well it was such a relief. Don't worry though, even
when I was stalled up for those three days, I really behaved myself
and was good. It was hard though, the new sounds of the rain
hitting the roof for that whole time and then the winds were blowing
pretty hard, I found all of that some what scary. My barn mate told
me not to worry that my new mommy would make sure we would be safe
and she did. But OH, when she let me out this morning, I ran as
hard as I could and bucked and reared and then rolled to scratch my
back, it was wonderful! Then she brought me my breakfast and I got
to eat outside!
My pasture is no where as big as what I'm used
to, but surprisingly there's enough room for me to get a good run
going before I get to a fence and then have to change direction.
All in all it's a pretty nice place when it doesn't rain so much. I
hope to never see that much rain again, and my new mommy hopes so
Well I better get back to the barn, wouldn't want
to make my new mommy and daddy upset if they discover I'm using
their computer without their permission. Boy it's hard to type the
keys with my big feet! Please give Robin and Bob hugs and kisses
from me, I'm fine and as soon as I figure out what all this dressage
talk is about I'll let you know.
Bye for now
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008
Subject: More Wynona
are a few more pictures...she's being so wonderful. She came up to
me this afternoon with no encouragement and I cried! She let me pet
her, kiss her and rub her neck.. she seems to enjoy the attention.
I've been working from home so I'm able to see her right outside the
window. I have to say that I spend more time looking at her than
looking at my work. I just want to make sure she's still here!
gave her lunch, she followed me into the barn, and followed me back
out. She wasn't pushy at all, just wanting to see what was going
on. She is SO WONDERFUL. Her temperament from what I can see is
that new things don't faze her at all. She just stands there and
checks it out, decides it's nothing and goes back to her favorite
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008
Subject: Re: Wynona Arrival!
She got here yesterday around noon our time. She looked GREAT! She
seems to be settling in, walked into her stall, met my guy, and last
night she layed down in her stall and is drinking lots of water and
is eating with gusto! I've attached some pictures for you to enjoy!
you again, so much! She is truly the best Christmas present I've
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Subject: Wynona update (on her way
tomorrow mornings the big day for us....talked to Mitch, he was
going to try to make it tonight but we've been hit with a fairly
nasty snow storm and he's not too sure of the roads. So he's gonna
wait it out until daylight tomorrow. Of course we are so excited.
He did mention that of all the horses he's transported very few
maintain their weight and eat and drink as well as Wynona did.
Additionally she has been very good in the trailer...she's such a
like I'm 10 years old the night before Christmas! The anticipation
and knowing the long almost 2 month wait will be OVER is amazing for
both of us. What's really neat is that we have about 6 inches of
snow, so her arrival pictures should be beautiful! I really can't