Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Maddy? Vacation?

Me? Away? For a whole day and a half? No way! Vermont? HERE I COME! The Equine Expo is calling me. B's trainer, CB, is headed up for a demo and I was invited by Kid's owners D & G to spend the night. Let's hope I've got some money come to me because B has racked up a hell of a bill... I'm afraid to know the total, I keep handing CB checks and hoping one day he won't take them from me. It will all be worth it in the end when I bring Brantley home next week and I can climb up and take him for a ride. I miss his blinky eyes every morning that I feed.

Lucy comes home tomorrow. The barn was really quiet this AM with just Pretty and Ben, no nickers or snorts... I miss the babies of the barn! She loaded really well yesterday when I went to help Kate. We took it slow, sent her around in a circle a few times getting her to relax and walk. She bolted backwards once and planted herself but we worked through it. Step up on the trailer, back her off and walk away. We did some easy backing up and every time she rushed the trailer I'd take her a step back and get her to drop down to 1st gear again. 15 minutes it took and she self-loaded with mom coaxing her with yummy goodness at the head of the trailer. It felt good to get back in horse mode. I can't wait till my boy comes back and I get start our journey again.

After helping S paint her kitchen on Sunday... Again... I journeyed to Cherry Croft to see my boy. I walked aaaaaallll the way up to the back field, no pony. Walked back down, he was right there on the other side of the round pen. Da fuck... Nice walk though! Brushed him up and started planning his spa day for when he comes home. Man I can't wait. I sat in the grass and started a new book while he worked on a good patch on the hill by the barn. I don't know how long it was but CB walked over and woke me out of my day dream. Another horse busted out the side of the round pen so we worked in the indoor which was great to see. Brantley went down pretty easily and CB rubbed a grain bag over him, then started putting pressure on him with his boot. Next thing I know, crazy cowboy is standing on my horse and B just looked up at him as if to say, "What the hell are you doing now?" After getting him up, they worked there way to the center of the ring (B really liked the walls). Of course, CB got him down, stood on him again, then asked me to grab the grain bag... I scared the shit out of my horse and walked away feeling like an idiot. CB got him down again - success. 1st ride coming up? I think so. Can't wait...

2 Comments:

At April 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM , Blogger L.Williams said...

haha a day and a half isn't vacation! That's like a day off. Though so exciting to go to equine expo, seems everyone gets to go to some equestrian expo and now I'm jealous!

 
At April 23, 2013 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I think the best part is that this is first expo I'm going to that I'm not WORKING at. If I'm out of state, I'm on vacation :)

 

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Maddy? Vacation?

Me? Away? For a whole day and a half? No way! Vermont? HERE I COME! The Equine Expo is calling me. B's trainer, CB, is headed up for a demo and I was invited by Kid's owners D & G to spend the night. Let's hope I've got some money come to me because B has racked up a hell of a bill... I'm afraid to know the total, I keep handing CB checks and hoping one day he won't take them from me. It will all be worth it in the end when I bring Brantley home next week and I can climb up and take him for a ride. I miss his blinky eyes every morning that I feed.

Lucy comes home tomorrow. The barn was really quiet this AM with just Pretty and Ben, no nickers or snorts... I miss the babies of the barn! She loaded really well yesterday when I went to help Kate. We took it slow, sent her around in a circle a few times getting her to relax and walk. She bolted backwards once and planted herself but we worked through it. Step up on the trailer, back her off and walk away. We did some easy backing up and every time she rushed the trailer I'd take her a step back and get her to drop down to 1st gear again. 15 minutes it took and she self-loaded with mom coaxing her with yummy goodness at the head of the trailer. It felt good to get back in horse mode. I can't wait till my boy comes back and I get start our journey again.

After helping S paint her kitchen on Sunday... Again... I journeyed to Cherry Croft to see my boy. I walked aaaaaallll the way up to the back field, no pony. Walked back down, he was right there on the other side of the round pen. Da fuck... Nice walk though! Brushed him up and started planning his spa day for when he comes home. Man I can't wait. I sat in the grass and started a new book while he worked on a good patch on the hill by the barn. I don't know how long it was but CB walked over and woke me out of my day dream. Another horse busted out the side of the round pen so we worked in the indoor which was great to see. Brantley went down pretty easily and CB rubbed a grain bag over him, then started putting pressure on him with his boot. Next thing I know, crazy cowboy is standing on my horse and B just looked up at him as if to say, "What the hell are you doing now?" After getting him up, they worked there way to the center of the ring (B really liked the walls). Of course, CB got him down, stood on him again, then asked me to grab the grain bag... I scared the shit out of my horse and walked away feeling like an idiot. CB got him down again - success. 1st ride coming up? I think so. Can't wait...