Monday, April 19, 2010

3 Horses and not a lot of time!


Wow...after all the snow we got, all I have wanted to do is ride! Having 3 horses is not easy!
Lilly and I just recently had our first show, and it went great!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blizzards X2




Needless to say, the East Coast was dumped upon with snow! Life is starting to get back to normal...at least somewhat.


I had Lilly trailered to a indoor today so I could actually ride. She was better than I had expected, but I know my body will be slightly sore tomorrow since we had some time off. We really need to get back into shape. Show season is right around the corner!























Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Few Big Firsts


It has finally warmed up a bit so that the ground isn't frozen. It has been the worst winter we have had in a long time, so I was excited to finally get some riding time in! When I got to the barn I noticed Stella had finally rolled. She has been a prima donna and has kept herself sparkling clean up until now. She had dreadlocks of mud in her mane..mud caked under her halter....it was a mess....about 1.5 hours of grooming time mess! Thank goodness she did it early enough in the a.m. that most was dried and easier to get off. I am happy that she is getting more comfortable with her surroundings! I pulled her shoes a month ago, so she seems a little tender footed. I will put shoes back on her when we get back into serious work. Hopefully her hooves will toughen up a bit.

I have been lunging Stella for the past 2 months and figured it was the perfect time to get on and take her for a walk. The ground is very sloppy! In the beginning she didn't understand the concept of walking forward. With a little help from my friend, she understood what I wanted her to do. Here is a video of when I first got on. It is all about the small steps! After a few minutes of stop and go action...she became comfortable and walked around willingly.