"Gamble" was a horse for sale at Bits & Bytes Farm. The Ron and Cindy Russell decided to purchase "Gamble" as a surprise Christmas present for their daughter Danielle.
Artic Gamble with his special girl Danielle and pony.
April 16, 2007
Danielle loves seeing her artwork on your site!!!
So, with Daddy out on a fire call, we thought we would
take our mind off that for a while, and get some
photos (Danielle took the ones of me and Gamble-she's
a great photographer too!)
Mom and Gamble. Photo credits to Danielle Russell.
Hopefully the next set will show some riding!
I didn't want to send out the camcorder from work until I could
get you some new photos...here is the
family "regular weeknight" (notice the one with
Danielle in the wheelbarrow!)
Say hi to all of the beautiful horses at the farm!
Love, Danielle, Cindy, Gamble and Pete.
April 13, 2007
Gamble is family! We are planning on retiring where we
are now (30 years from now!), and I've been trying to come
up with a farm name using Artic or Gamble or Gray (you get
the idea) He'll always be home here!
Danielle draws pictures of him all day long at school! (I
can send you a scan of one...to update his photo gallery
until I can get some new photos) :-) They are the most precious
things you've ever seen!
I've just never had a horse take so long to settle
in. He's getting better!! I try to spend time with him in his stall
a lot too (he seemed like that was something he wasn't very comfortable
with-and was something we needed to work on) You still have to
watch where you are and where he's going. I have come to think
he believes we are the protectors - (I guess Pete doesn't qualify
for a herd)! He will literally jump on top of you if something
boogers him...he doesn't realize he's the big one!
Eventually we'll look at bringing in another horse, and I'm sure
that will be another security blanket for him.
We only lightly ride, but it doesn't seem to make a difference
with him-behaviorally or physically. He doesn't care what you're
doing...he just wants to be a part of it!
looks great! He was blanketed and sheeted all winter...he loved
it...I think we missed one night-when we didn't realize it was
going to be that cold, and he dug holes! He also loves the weekly
bran mashes on Saturday night! - He gets so excited!!! (He knows
the difference between mashes and just "regular weeknight
I get teary eyed when I watch him in the pasture, or over the
stall door...Ron and I both think he is the most beautiful thing
in the world (next to Danielle of course)!
My nickname for him is Big Handsome!
January 13, 2007
Hey Bits and Bytes!!
Gamble just wanted to say good morning!
Here's a shot of Gamble and Pete out front just a few
Also, sending an updated barn shot too...we are slowly
getting there (we figure in another year we'll have
everything the way we want it! Gamble is always ready
to help out!! :-) He follows Ron around like a puppy
dog...he has to have him in his sights at all times!
Gamble has been ready to help out everytime we've had the power tools going. Nothing like an air compressor, generator, and power tools to NOT scare an OTTB!! It doesn't matter what you're doing...Gamble just wants to be a part of it! He's Ron's Buddy! Good thing Danielle doesn't mind sharing her horse
Have a terrific weekend! The guys are aerating and
seeding the pastures this weekend...with all the rain
we've had, and are going to get again, we couldn't
Talk to you soon.
Ron, Cindy, Danielle, Gamble and Pete Russell
December 25, 2006
Thank you so much again for everything!!!
I don't think we'll ever be able to top this Christmas...I hope Danielle will tell her children about this one!! Thanks for helping out Mrs. Clause!! :-)
We love the web site update! Ron's at home today trying to work some more on the barn. (but a lot of the supply companies are closed today) so I don't know what he'll get done.
We couldn't be happier with how everything fell into place. And Gamble has won our hearts! Pete (the mini) is your typical little pony terror! But it's so cute to see Gamble go from the back pasture to the front pasture (for the good grass) and the whole time he's stopping and looking back waiting for Pete to catch up...it's a riot to watch. WHO'S BABYSITTING WHO?
Talk to you soon!
Cindy, Ron, Danielle, Gamble, Pete, Cocoa (the dog) and Milo (the cat).
Artic Gamble was a family Christmas present presented to daughter Danielle on Christmas morning! Gamble has a mini for a buddy.
Artic Gamble has a new family! Cindy and Ron Russell and their daughter Danielle are Gamble's new family.
Artic Gamble and Cindy Russell. Cindy always wanted a gray horse so she tried Artic Gamble and Barbo and decided to purchase Gamble as a Christmas surprise for her daughter Daninelle.
Artic Gamble when he arrived at Bits & Bytes Farm on September 8, 2005 See more early photos on Artic Gamble's page two.