Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Koehlers & their Stangs!

TAZ is just a little camera shy, can't you tell. What a ham!!! He posed for the camera for about 15 minutes without moving. We primped and posed Kirstin and he just stood there. He loves the camera and the bright red Poinsettias that we used to get his attention didn't hurt. He's grown quite a bit this last year and is truly the most beautiful horse that I have ever known.

The model on his back isn't too shabby either. Kirstin and TAZ were made for each other and have the most incredible bond. It shows in the photo!

Just TAZ!!!!

His mane has gotten soooo long. It is almost hanging past his neckline.

The Koehlers & their Stangs wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Blessed, Happy & Healthy New Year.

Kirstin and Kryptonite

What a good boy Kryptonite is! Look at him standing so nicely...

But do you know what happens when a horse spies a flower on his breast collar.

He just can't resist the urge to check it out! Hmm what's this brightly, colored thing right here???

Nice color but doesn't offer much in the taste category.

Pretty decoration removed and horse and girl looking pretty as usual.

Kirstin goofing around with Krypt

I told you that Kryptonite was a very laid back horse. Kirstin can do just about anything she wants to on him, he could care less.

Jamie & Dynamite

Jamie is Kirstin's older sister and she is staying with us while her fiance is in training for the Navy. It's because of Dyno that she has taken up riding again. He chose her and they have become quite the pair.

Jamie & Dyno posing for their Christmas photo.
The girls riding around after pictures.

Dyno is a little buddy sour. He doesn't like Kryptonite riding away without him. We have since then separated the two so that it doesn't get any worse. But he is still a sweetie.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Kirstin's brother's band RyKo Wilson

Kirstin's big brother has started a band. Here is a cool shot of the group. Derrick(Kirstin's brother) is the cute guy carrying the guitar. He's lead vocalist and has a wonderful voice. The group has quite a few songs of their own and they are really, really good songs. They have a myspace and a facebook page, so go check them out. This was a picture that I(Kirstin's mom) took this weekend.

Photoshop is tooooo cool. This is from the same picture above, but just Derrick.
If anyone has suggestions as to how to get this group listened to by the powers to be, let me
know. They deserve a chance or at very least their songs do.

Kryptonite's new winter jacket!

Krypt wasn't too sure about the mysterious thing on his back. Putting it on wasn't a big problem, but moving with it on was. He froze after his first step. Almost as if to say whoa, what's that on my back and is it going to eat me. Kirstin started lunging him and for the first time ever, I saw Krypt lose it. He totaly freaked. But Kirstin has become so confident in handling horses that she took it all in stride, kept a hold of him and they eventually worked it through together.

It helps that Krypt trusts Kirstin completely. He knows that she would never ask something of him that would hurt him.

After about 5 minutes of Krypt not being to sure of his blanket, he now has no problems with the extra layer of warmth. Kirstin is riding him around with just the halter and lead rope. It is so cool to watch these 2. Krypt is so responsive to her and he loves to be ridden.

Krypt's newest trick-smiling on command!
Krypt says that he loves his new winter coat and says hi to everyone(especially Matt!)

Dyno gets his new winter coat!

Dyno also gets a new coat! He was much more accepting of the coat on his back, he was a little bit
bothered by it at first but it only took a few steps for him to realize that he wasn't getting eaten and that he was much warmer than before.

Dyno is a lunging pro. He is so easy to lunge and listens so well to Kirstin-look at the ear pointed at her. He stops on command and turns when asked. He strikes us as being really young. He still looks like a baby, but he is so well behaved.