Rocky is my new horse. I vowed after my last new horse that didn’t work out because he refused to grow that my next horse would be one that does grow. Rocky definitely has no problem with that.
Sometimes when I run out to the Piggly Wiggly to get groceries, I will glance at Rocky hanging out at the All-You-Can-Eat-Round-Bale-Buffet and think, “Wow, his withers have finally caught up to his butt.” Then I get back from the Piggly Wiggly- approximately 15 minutes later, and his butt grew- in 15 minutes. Now he is butt high again- meaning his withers are going to get taller and so begins another growth spurt.
He is not 3 yet but taller than all of my other horses- which makes him about 17 hands. Definitely no shrimp. When I ride Rocky it is like riding a giraffe (even though I have never ridden a giraffe, this is what I think it might be like). His neck sticks straight out of his body when he canters and each of his four legs has a mind of its own. They definitely don’t know what the other one is doing. This doesn’t work out so well for us when we have to step up onto something. Generally, he tries to walk through it. When that doesn’t work out for him, he crumples down in the front like a camel until his back legs catch up. I am not afraid of being bucked off- just sliding off the front end.
We have not dared to jump anything yet. Cantering is still precarious. Backing over things is slightly dangerous- going straight and turning slowly- sometimes at the trot- is a feat at the moment.
I don’t have any good giraffe recipes (they are way too cute to eat, are you kidding me?) but I do have a great salmon recipe. This is so healthy and easy- I could eat it every day!!!
Super Yummy Salmon
3 tablespoons of soy sauce (I use the low sodium stuff)
2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
2 tablespoon of crushed garlic
6 tablespoons of olive oil
2-3 lb salmon
Stir it up, set half aside and pour the rest of it in a baking dish. Put your salmon filet in and rub the marinade all over it. Marinade for about 15 minutes or so. Get the grill going- when the grill is ready, get cooking! Depending on how thick your salmon is, probably a few minutes on each side- don’t ov