Thursday, September 23, 2010

Momma News

So, some of you might have noticed that I was missing from Blogland on Tuesday.  Here's why... and I suppose I should provide you with a little background information.  My mom has always been an animal lover... all sizes and shapes, furs and hairs.  When she was 8, she finally pestered convinced Grandma Lynda to take her for horseback riding lessons.  Well, she was hooked and has been riding ever since.  When she was 20, she met and fell in love with a black 4 year old appedix mare named Kahlua. 

Kahlua & mom
She became very close with Kahlua's parents, Tamara and Dave, who she began calling her "big brother and big sister" -- of course, they're now my Aunt Tam and Uncle Dave.  Kahlua was a crazy horse with lots of energy, but my momma loved her and rode her for 3-4 years, then Kahlua got hurt.  They were never too sure what happened, but she kept coming up lame on one of her front legs.  Mom was very sad, but September 2007 they found her a new home.  She went to a breeding farm in Virgina to be a mommy!  Ever since she left, mom was very sad and missed her terribly.  Kahlua was a huge part of her life and she felt incomplete without her around.  She's a beautiful horse and her and my mom had a great bond.

They even competed a few times.

She's a beauty!
Momma loves her!
Momma even dressed her up as a hula girl!  And a ballerina!
So, bringing us to more recent events, about 3 months ago, Aunt Tam received a phone call from Kahlua's Virgina mom.  She said she was trying to decrease her herd and wanted to know if they wanted Kahlua back.  DUH! Of COURSE they did!  So Aunt Tam and Mom made some phone calls and finally found a friend of theirs, Miss. Kate, who was interested in taking Kahlua.  Mom was beside herself with joy.  As luck would have it, the weather was over 100 degrees for a good part of the summer and it was too hot to trailer Kahlua up north.  So all summer mom was on pins and needles waiting for the phone call that Kahlua would be heading up.  Finally, last week, they got it!  And Aunt Tam and Mom were heading to New Jersey to meet them half way!  That's where Mom was last Tuesday.  She was so happy to be reuinited with her horsey love and so happy that she was going to be local again and mom could go see her whenever she wanted! 
Mom was all smiles!
I haven't met Kahlua yet... I really don't like those large dogs with hard feet and I bark at them a lot.  So, I promised mom I would try really hard to be calm around them. We'll see how that goes.  For now, I have to give up some of my time with mom so she can go visit Kahlua.  It's a bummer, but I still have my dad!

Anyway, just thought I'd update ya!  Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. That is so awesome - what a great story - your mommy sure is an animal lover!! Hmmmm big dogs with hard feet - we havent been around them either!

  2. What a heart warming story! Kahlua is a beautiful horse, and how wonderful that you will get to spend time with her. What a Happy Reunion!

  3. mum being da sap dat her is ...gots da tears goin' nows. Dis is just wonderfuls Corbin. I can't imagine how happy your mom is being reunited withs Kahlua. I thinks a celebration is in order!
    I lust adores dat foto of Kahlua and your mum...da one where your mom has her face in da horsie...sigh.


  4. Kirby here-
    Yeah my mom got teary eyed too! But I have to admit what a great story, we love happy ever afters at our house!


  5. Oh Corbin, great story! So you are going to have a new horsey friend?! I can't wait to hear about this!!

  6. That is the coolest story EVER! I am glad your mommy is happy....

  7. That's so nice for your Mommy, Corbin! I hope that you get to meet this horsey one day and that you become friends :)

  8. Corbins!!!

    Dis is such happy news! We MUST make our moms plan another night at da Crossings real soon so youz can tell us all 'bouts Kahlua! My mom luvs dose big dogs with hard feets too!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie MAe

  9. Not only is mom a hot number, she has a NY Giants sweatshirt on...BOL
    Snuggles & snorts,
    Benny & Lily

  10. That is a wonderful story and it's true that your Mom is very pretty, too. my Alpha Mom loves horses too, and even has one of her own. That's my very large brother who doesn't live with us named Sarge. He does take up quite a bit of her time on the weekend. That's one reason why I have an extra Mom. I don't know if you can work that out, but it comes in very handy if you can. If the weather holds up we might be going to a horse show this weekend. Paws crossed that it works out this time.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  11. Your mom looks awfully happy there with Kahlua! I hope they get to have a lot of fun together.


  12. HOW COOL!! I love horses though I haven't had much experience with them. How wonderful you were both reunited. We're all so happy for you. Corbin heres a little known rule about horses, don't try to sniff their rear!! BOL Just thought you'd like to know!

  13. i would just like to say i want to do a Corbin photo Shoot and a Kahlua photo shoot with you Missy. ;)

  14. So happy for your mom and Kahlua! What a sweet story!! By the way, my mama rode her first horse (ever in her life) when we were in WI back in August. Can you believe it? Even more amazing, she didn't fall off!

    Your pal, Pip

  15. Such a great story! Can't wait to see more pictures.

  16. Tears in my eyes over this story - in fact the pictures did me in before I even read the text - you are a new follower to my blog so you don't know about my background with horses, but if you click on the "Taco" tag in my sidebar, it'll take you to a series of 6 posts about my own heart-horse..

    I am so happy that your mom and Kahlua have been reunited. What a wonderful feeling that must be.

  17. Thanks for sharing the story and the pics. What a nice reunion!


  18. Reunited again, that is so great!!!
    We hope your Mom has fun riding again:)

  19. Oh, crap, Mom's crying again! She suffers from that sappy thing, too:) And she loves the horsies. We're all so happy for your Mom that she's reunited with Kahlua (hey, our Mom likes Kahlua, too;) Don't worry Corbin, the humans can love lots of animals at the same time! Maybe you'll even get some extra treats since you're being so good about sharing your Mom :)
    The Road Dogs

  20. Yea.. those tall, gigantic 4 legged dogggie can be pretty scary at times.. I pray mom will still spend as much time as she did with you before that tall gal comes home..