Sunday, August 8, 2010

I would like to officially introduce you to "Doc's Something Chocolate" of Doc Livingston's Farm and Stable. It took three weeks, but he finally has an official name. Why Something Chocolate? Because it's always good to have Something Chocolate!

It's hard to believe it has been three weeks already. Now that Choco has decided to cooperate (most of the time), there seems to be no end to what he can learn. It is challenging for me to come up with new things to teach him. Of course, I am still focusing on his ground work which is the foundation of a good horse.

Choco has had little trouble getting used to his new surroundings. He seems to enjoy people coming up to say hello. He eats very well. And, he does not seem to mind any of the action of the barn.

By the way, do you have any interest in how the government oversees wild horses and burros on government land? Are you interested in learning about new proposals for more effective land and herd management? Are you interested in giving your input on new proposals? You can! You should check out the 2010 SALAZAR INITIATIVE. The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, presented the WILD HORSE AND BURRO STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENT to the Bureau of Land Management. The primary goal of the document if to develop new strategies for managing issues of overpopulation. For a government document, it is really pretty interesting reading. It also contains pages of questions for public input. Check it out at (click on 2010 Salazar Initiative) or