DRA Homes Chat: Let's Tango Into the New Year

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Let's Tango Into the New Year

Lord, have mercy!  This boy has been some kind of crazy this week.  I think coming off a little break from the Christmas holiday had Mr. Man feeling his oats.

It was back to full work for him on Tuesday.  I arrived at the barn around noon, went by to say "hi" to my boy, he was being a bit jerky so I left him alone.  I decided to hang out on the porch while the barn crew took their lunch break.  

Checking emails, looking at Facebook...sitting on the porch enjoying a break from the incessant rain.  

I hear a bang from Tango's end of the barn.  Not really a big deal.  Horses kick.  Probably wasn't even him.

I hear the wave start, again from Tango's end of the barn, a wave of horses calling, complaining... TATTLING!

Just as I walk inside to check out the situation a RED STREAK in a blue blanket goes whizzing by...mane and tail flying.  Hooves kicking out behind.



The horse gets to the end of the barn, spins around to take off in the other direction (back toward me).



Now, the meaning of that SNORT was "HA! I'm free! I'm big! You can't catch me! Watch out, Mom!"

Catching a loose horse is a crap shoot.  They either LET YOU catch them. Or they DON'T.

Honestly, the look on his face at that moment led me to think, NOPE, he's not going to let me.

It was a face off. Just as he started to take off again, I walked into his path, put my hands up high in the air and gave a very sharp, deep "WHOA!"

And it worked...just long enough to get a lead rope thrown over his neck.  We pranced and jigged back down to his stall.

You may be wondering exactly how all this happened. Let me tell you, it's not the first time. 

Tango backed his butt up to his stall door, unleashed a double barrel kick and broke the latch securing the door.  The door swung open and he took off.

You may also be wondering why he didn't head outside like a "normal" horse.

Simple. Mud puddles.  He took one look outside, saw the standing water and headed the other direction. Yes, he's afraid of puddles.

Don't tell him that I told you.  He's very embarrassed by this particular phobia.

Today, Tango was a better boy!  






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Comment balloon 8 commentsJenna Dixon • December 31 2015 03:48PM


what a wonderful image you paint - you are truly lucky to be able to ride as often as you do! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.  It's been 15 years since Ie had a horse and I miss it.  My first horse was a saddlebred, and did she lead me on a merry path many a time.  She would give me all manners of hell when I rode her, but would plod like a plow horse with my little niece on board.

More stories and pictures please!

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) almost 3 years ago

Jenna- when I was just a little girl, my dad would take me to a place in Houston and I got to ride (very tame) horses.  I loved every minute of it.  Thank you for sharing your time with Tango with us.  Happy New Year. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 3 years ago

Tango!   As a former dance instructor, I have to tell you that I love that name for your horse.  Happy New Year to both of you!

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Jenna. Wow....you have a very focused and beautiful horse. Love the video. He is stunning. Happy new year.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Tango sounds like he has loads of character.  And at least he respects his momma/leader.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 3 years ago

Jenna-funny now! I bet it wasn't so when it was live. The fear pf puddles gave me a giggle, what is that pud-el-o-phobia?

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) almost 3 years ago

Hi Jenna Dixon ,  With the surroundings in my life, I never had the opportunities you have had, when it comes to horses and acreage.  Thanks for some great images.  Happy New Year.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 3 years ago