Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Medieval Tail.....


Okay, maybe not truly Medieval, but Dulcie's fly/midge sheet and fly mask definitely remind me of a jousting attired horse. :)Introducing Kiger Dulcinea, affectionately known as Dulcie. She is a 9 year old Kiger Mustang. Dulcie has a condition called sweet itch where she is allergic to midge bites for the Spring and Summer and will itch herself raw if left unattended.


I guess I knew remaining horseless no matter how hard I tried (i.e. selling everything horse-related down to the last piece of equiptment)it couldn't last. Horses are so much part of my soul and what makes me happy in life. It just took some time to realize it. Dulcie is the perfect size for me 14H, and has a nice laid back temperament....perfect for a 50 year old. :)


Dulcie was wild caught as a 3 year old and Lil Nagy adopted her and trained her. Lil was kind enough to let Dulcie come into my life. Lil is a Mustang advocate and her whole family rides Mustangs. Here is a pic Lil sent me of her daughter riding Dulcie for a show.

They just completed part of the annual John Wayne Wagon Trail ride. Other riders were very impressed with their horses, especially since they were all barefoot and the Trail can be extremely rocky being part of a railway right of way. Here is a link about the trail ride: It covers 200 miles across WA state, here's a link with the map that shows the route:

I recently visited the Mustang corrals in Burns, OR on the way home from a family reunion. I was extrememly impressed by the set-up, and the condition of the horses. They were ALL beautiful, I could have taken them all home. :) If you ever get a chance to visit the corrals they have a driving tour that you can drive all around their facility. The office itself wasn't open that day, I would have loved to talk to some of the BLM folks there.

As you approach the facility from either direction the first thing that catches your eye is the rearing Mustang on the horizon.

This is the sign entering the facility:

Here are some of the beautiful horses in the spacious corrals around the facility. The hay they were feeding was excellent quality....wish I could have taken a trailer load home with me.


This young one really caught my eye....if only there was more room in the Subaru.....but Kylie said there was no way she was sharing the back with a horse. :)

I can't encourage people enough to adopt a wild Mustang or Burro/donkey. They are wonderful animals and a great way to help preserve some of our American heritage. They have adoption sites nationwide and even have on-line adoptions. Here are some of their planned adoption events: and some more events including the online auction:www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/

If you haven't been to her site already please visit the 7MSN Ranch Not only is Linda an exceptional photographer and storyteller, but her animal family includes too wonderful donkeys that she adopted.

Also, for some more fantastic photos and great reading, please visit Mud Ranch: Joan also happens to have some of the most beautiful Kigers!

Kylie has been after me to do the next post so I guess I'll have to turn the computer over to her for the next posting...

14 comments:

I need orange said...

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*I* know where it is........

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Right where mine would be, if I had a pony. Er. Horse. :-)

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kenleighacres said...

How fun! That little guy in the last set of pictures sure is eye catching :)

Grammy said...

She is beautiful! I love all the baby horses lying on the ground photo.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Wish i could adopt a donkey.

Nancy K. said...

What beautiful animals! I especially fell for the red/roan mare in the first few photos. That little buckskin filly you like sure looks like she knows she's something special! ;-)

Your mare is lovely and SO lucky to have found a home with you.

Claire said...

Wow! Dulcie is beautiful! Lucky you! All those mustangs in the field were such a stunning sight. It must have been a great place to visit.

I used to watch jousting when I lived in Ontario. Haven't seen any here but it's always fun to watch! She looks like she could fit right in!

Susan said...

Your Dulcie is just gorgeous! I wish I had a large enough property to adopt a mustang or two. There was an auction not far from us a couple of months ago and I was dying to go, but didn't because I would be too tempted.

I love the picture of the colt lying down in the hay! So cute!

Pricilla said...

An impossible dream come true, eh? She's beautiful. I hope the midge flies don't bother her too much.

Joan said...

Congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of Kigers! Be sure to come join us on the board at www.kigers.proboards.com. It's a nice place to hang out when you need to waste some time. ;) LOL

I have heard of other Kigers having the midge fly problem. I have heard of some people feeding flax and it seems to help.

Eve said...

I just love the Mustang! Another good post Tammy! I think he could fit in the Subie...just give him a little push!!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Congratulations on another new acquisition! Is that 20 acres next to you for sale? ;-)

BTW, give me first right of refusal on Rechel, okay? She and Braveheart seemed to knick well. Don't know how long I'll use him, though....

Karen B. said...

Congrats on bringing Dulcie into your life. What a delight. And in the other pictures, those foals sprawled out in the hay are just precious!

goatgirl said...

Lucky Dulcie to be adopted by you. She is beautiful. I too sold all of my horse stuff and vowed never to own another. I had horses since I was five. But along came Sunny and I reasoned that a mini isn't really a horse...is it?
There is something about the smell of a horse that goes straight to your heart.

Greg Silsby said...

Aah... great looking horses. I enjoyed meeting you today and having the opportunity to check out your blog.