Monday, 6 June 2011


This is the rosette Zoh and I won yesterday! So proud of him! Hopefully I'll have some totally awesome pictures to show soon too! <3

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


He's ever so handsome. And I think he's actually sprouted again!

We were messing with him in the trailer the other day in the wind, it was whipping straw round his legs and he didn't bat an eye lid!

He's been much better with velcro too which is every so useful! All his rugs have it at the front and he can actually cope with it without plastering himself to the back wall of his stable now lol.

His personality is really really starting to come out now! He's a total nibbler! I think he might have some teeth coming through because it's rare to see him not chewing something lol. I offered him my schooling whip which he had immense fun waving around and cracked me on the head with it lol.

His show bridle turned up as well and hopefully we'll be at a show soon. :] I'm excited cause he's so handsome I love hiiiiiim!!

I've also decided to send him away to get broken in because there is so much I want to do with him I want to make sure he gets the best start possible!

Annnnd, I'm going to buy him a salt lick and a molasses lick this weekend...he doesn't really grasp the licking thing..he more bites or drops his tongue on it lol

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A baff!

Well..a sort of bath...he has one clean leg..that counts right?!
I was messin' with him today and we cleaned one leg but we were terrified of the sponge!

We also had Alethea down to see him and I know how I need him to stand and now I just need to think of something a phrase or a movement I can do to get him to stand right to! It's hard :/ I think I might say "Stand up" when he does it and use the most wonderous clicker! He does it really really well sometimes...othertimes he stands like a pleb ;)

Nah, I love my wee little fluff ball who has sprouted!

Saturday, 2 April 2011


I bitted Zoh for the first time today :D He was really really good, he opened his mouth straight away to accept the bit ^.^

The bit sits slightly low in his mouth in this picture, but I didn't want to do it up to the He was all like D: with it in but I think that's due to his wolf teeth sooo I'mma get the dentist to take them out for me :] He has his second shot in Maaaay and his first show in Maaaay xD I'm SO excited!

He looks so funny xD

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Our walk!

We went for a walk today! Zoh was SO good! By the time we got half way round he'd become lead file and I actually had to hold him back! I think he was like utterly amazed there was all of this life and living going on around him which he didn't know about. I thought he was gunna be a bit of a pleb, but he was a total lead horse! It was awesome and I would honestly feel safe enough walking him out alone he was that calm!

We had a brilliant clicker session with him and Helen on friday (hey Helen!) and he was so so good! I'mma do some more work with him tomorrow, hopefully, and see if we can add to what we know! I want to get some pictures of him doing his concentrating thing ;)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011


Zoh saw the farrier on Saturday, he didn't really well even though he was insanely jumpy to begin with but he settled down okay and hopefully he'll see him gain when Twig has his shoes back on!

Walking out with him for the first time this weekend I hope, providing it isn't wet.

He's really enjoying his mush w/ the supplement and he has TOTALLY chilled out which is aw-sum.

Gotta love his cute little face!

Oh, and that is "Uncle" John aka the farrier lol

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Zoh keeps getting choke ¬.¬ so I've resorted to double netting AND soaking his haylage and his pathetic amounts of pony nuts are now turned to mush which he doesn't appreciate!

Tonight however, I gave him his dinner w/o his haynet in the stable and poked and prodded him until he ate it which he finally did and he seemed to like the taste his new supplement added to it! It's got a fair amount of copper in it which is something I was suggested I get for him for the pink around his eyes. He splooshed and mulched his way through it then when he was done he got his hay net which he tucked into even though he was frustrated he couldn't get a lot out!

Tomorrow I want to see if I can get him to cooperate and pay attention long enough to do some clicker, or I might just walk him around the first field or walk him to the road because he still jumps 6ft when he sees a car lol

He's a hell of a lot calmer in the stable now and he lets me brush all down his legs, his face and even piss about with his fetlocks :D

I love my pony <3 x

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Happy Birthday Zoh!

Zoh's two today :D

For his birthday he got....a pear. He doesn't like conventional fruits! I think he had a good day, he spent the marjority of it running around the field like a bleedin' lunatic though!

He was down the field and he heard us coming with Ellie and came barrelling up the field at about 90 miles an hour and set the others of and Trevor Stone was in his fields next door with his wolfhound puppy which has appeared out of nowhere and chased the horses across the field until it saw Ellie and ran away lol.

He met some traffic today in the pen by the road, he was fine until Jaffa started to be a pleb and race around -.-'

We also did a little bit of clicker but he was far more interested in chewing my fingers than listening to me lol

Hmm, I brushed his fetlocks today and he keeps overreaching so he's got several scabs from it which I need to keep an eye on!

Monday, 28 February 2011

His cute new rug!

Hehehehe, how cute does he look?! He was so so good to put it on and he walked out unconcerned even though it makes a funny noise lol

Loving the Monkey Boy!


Sunday, 27 February 2011

Yaaaay ^.^

Yay, Zoh let me pick up his hind feet :D :D

Every time I've tried before he's jumped and moved away, which is to be expected, but we've been doing a lot of work with him and it's paid off! :D

Haha, he gave us an "aerial display" this morning when he got over excited going out to the field, he moved two steps away from me and catapaulted himself into the air like he was on a trampoline and his feet must've been level with my hips! I cannot wait to jump him.

We got him his first rug today :D It's chocolate brown with a red trim and he looks so so smart. I want to take a picture of him in itbefore he gets it grossly dirty!

Helen: Check this out!!/group.php?gid=82721176571
I want to take Ellie up there to do it...fancy coming with?! It'll be AWESOME!

Love ya x

Monday, 21 February 2011

Things we could do we couldn't do before!

- Put a headcollar on without having a hissy fit
- Have the leadrope draped over his neck
- Have the leadrope flicked over his neck so it curls under
- Have a surcingle on
- Have (Twiglet's) Newmarket on
- Have (Twiglet's) Newmarket on with a surcingle holding it on
- Pick up both front feet
- Brush him all over
- Brush the inside of his back legs
- Drape my arms over his back
- Clean wounds
- Put antiseptic on
- Play around with his tail
- Rub his face with a towel
- Brush his face
- Have my hand on his nose from the other side
- Have a leadrope on his belly
- Have a leadrope round his chest
- Back up when I ask him to in the stable
- Walk AROUND gates (You'd think that would be simple!)
- Come to the gate every night!
- Walk out to the field alone
- Far far less jumpy with strange noises

This might not seem like a lot or seem pretty basic but he's never had anything like this done before, he's doing SO well and he's only been here nearly two weeks! He's so cute <3

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Doing well

Zoh's settled well and he's a lot calmer now, getting the hang of routines. In the morning I groom him and turn him out, then at night I groom him again, he gets his dinner and I lift both front feet. I need to work on sacking out his back legs but that'll come in time.

He's doing really well, simple things like stroking his muzzle and patting him are now okay and he met the broom for the first time :P

He's doing awesome and I hope to do some clicker with him later in the week :)


Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Zohan arrived here todaaaaaay! He's settled in his stable well (I recently checked on him en route home from work) and he was stood fast asleep ^.^

He's super super cute but waaaaay skittish. But that's an Arab for you lol.

He was calm enough to let me brush his legs today and tomorrow when he comes in I'm going to pick out his front feet.

He's so sweet, but a nibbler! It's all so exciting though ^.^ I can't wait to do some proper training with him.

Ignore my stupid face in the picture -.-'

Thursday, 13 January 2011


So, Zohan passed his vetting!
The vet said he moves well and his legs/feet are fine. He needs his feet trimmed and he's a bit funny with his back legs, but that's something to work on. He said he's a little skittish but considering he hasn't been handled a hell of a lot but that's okay. He also has two wolf teeth, which are basically extra teeth in the mouth; he "might" need them out but he "might" not.


:) x

Sunday, 9 January 2011

The First Post!

Zohan is a one year old Arabian horse.
He currently stands at about 14.2hh.
He is grey with black points.
He has two white socks on his rear legs.
He has has his face clipped and he has seen the farrier.

Currently he is at Claverdon Stud in Warwickshire but hopefully soon he will be at Potten End Farm, Potten End!

I'll post again, when I go back up to see him and bring him back down with me!

:) x