Thursday, May 13, 2010

A saddle! I've been attacked by a saddle!

Hello to all of my fans!

Today is a gorgeous day in my world. The sun is shining, the grass is green and plentiful and I have people who love me. But I've got to have a little talk with these people - because my foster "mom" Kristin let a saddle attack me.

Here I was, minding my own business, eating on my favorite patch of grass when Kristin came out to see me. I figured she wanted to marvel in my beauty and awesomeness. After talking to me for a minute, she put a halter on me. So I figured she wanted to go brush me and make me even more handsome. You know, a guy can't be too good looking.

So she did brush me - and she managed to scratch all the right spots. That woman is GOOD! I was into my little massage and then she stepped away. Before I knew what happened, a saddle blanket flew onto my back. Umm.. hello? Do I look like a common riding nag? No. I am Tex! International TV and internet star! Beloved by millions! Who did this saddle blanket think it was?

But folks, it gets worse! I thought if I stood real still the saddle blanket would get bored and leave. But nooooo! It called its little friend the saddle over for a party. Before I knew it, that saddle had attacked me and wraps its evil cinch around my belly. Really. Where is my foster "mom"? Is she just letting these things attack me?

I guess she was part of the evil plot because then she put a bit in my mouth and pulled a bridle over my ears. Sheesh. The things I put up with. Kristin told me to come on and be a good guy and to go for a little ride. But I looked at her and she knows how to get to me. She scratches the right places and tells me how handsome I am. I figured a little ride couldn't hurt, could it?

So we rode around the farm a bit. You know what? The ride wasn't so bad. I think I even had a little fun. It is nice to feel useful again. And now maybe someone will decide they want me. I'm not just another pretty face - I've got skills!

So if you want a super-handsome, international television star to go riding with, just give me a chance. Ignore my age. It is only a state of mind - and my mind says I'm young! Heck, you should see me run like the wind!

I'm hoping Kristin comes out with the saddle again. I'm ready for another ride.

Handsome international TV star,

Tex from Bluebonnet

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Why doesn't anyone want me?

Hello everyone,

I know I haven't posted in quite a while. Well, quite frankly my heart just isn't in it. I'm feeling a little down. I know you are asking yourself why a beautiful and talented horse like me would be feeling the blues. I know, I know... I have a lot to be grateful for!

And I am grateful. I am grateful to the rescue people for getting me out of a bad situation. And I am grateful for the buckets and buckets and buckets of food. And for the glorious spring weather and the green and yummy grass. I am grateful for the love and care of my adopters. I don't want to sound ungrateful, but..

Since I came to the rescue last summer, a lot of horses have been adopted out. I mean a lot! So why hasn't anyone even come to look at me? Come on, people, have you seen me? I'm gorgeous! Look at my paint coat. Look at my coloring. I know, you are saying, "But you are so old!" Do I act old? No! I think age is a state of mind - and my mind says I'm only about 5!

Surely someone out there wants me... it really stinks to be passed over again and again!

Looking for my forever home,

Tex from Bluebonnet