Friday, May 17, 2013

Almost There!

Just a quick shout out to my OTTB LB who would've been 17 today. I miss you buddy!

So for my day off, it was pretty busy but definitely good. I got my new scrub top in the mail today! Mossy Oak pink <3 - Can't wait to wear it to work! ... Oh and that's Mitch.

My new Mossy Oak Pink scrub top!
Spent some time with Roxie in the morning after barn chores and let the pups run around. She's moving around really well which is making our decision harder but I know it's the right thing to do. Her and I split a cinnamon bun while the other two dogs stared and drooled... I am so mean.

Roxie & Chevy
Phone call from the vet lead me to Cherry Croft early and Brantley got the rest of his spring shots! He was so well behaved and although I must start him on doxy for 10 days, he all around looks good. Definitely needs to put his weight back on but it'll be worth it. Went for a walk with Deb and Kid out on the trails, B dragging along. When we got back CB was ready to work with him. Let me just tell you, I really need my own camera so I can put these pictures up that I've been taking. But it's my Dad's camera so I have to wait for him to come back from Louisiana. Brantley was so good and so calm, not too supple in his flexing, but I can't ask for much more. CB rode him around with a halter and a lead (his 4th ride) and flipped the rope over his head to change direction. If we had done that back when we were riding B would've had a massive heart attack. I have seen a definite difference in my boy, I get to ride him on Saturday and home on Sunday! I can't wait!

Went with K to see a pony she's been riding and she reminded me a lot of Ms. Pretty. Oh, I definitely have a soft spot for crazies...

Watching K ride I contemplated getting on Pretty, it's been a fews days. So glad she talked me into it!
Jumped for the 1st time this season!
Thanks for the pictures Kate!

Honestly couldn't believe this was me and Pretty.

Zoomed in to see if I had the look of death. NOPE!
Little cross-country log.
It's amazing have someone pushing your limits.
Such a good girl.

I went to Hoofprint Farm with K after my little jumping adventure to work with a thoroughbred named "Tess". We heard warning after warning about her and her "bitchiness". I was expecting a teeth-baring, striking, rearing, covered in sweat (me I mean), workout. She responded to everything I did perfectly. She had a couple of mini-tantrums but I let her work it out and would ask again, no WWF throw-downs. There was a moment where she cow-kicked at me when I tested out her flank area, she was not happy. We went back to the things that she seemed to like and she was blinking, linking, and chewing again. I got the angry face a few times and realized if LB and K's LuLu had a baby, it would be Tess. She's very willing and can be soft as long as you don't demand her to make a move. Little has possible, hard as I have to be. There were a few times I had to get after her and she came right back. I made sure not to push too much sending her around me on a 20' line at first. Lots of walking and backing exercises and then sending her out walk, trot, canter. Back to the 12' line and more calm, quiet exercises. I think she really appreciated me not chasing her around to wahoo. Timing and respect is everything. I didn't try to be her friend, or her boss. More of a coworker. We'll see how this goes. I really like her and already know she's got a ton of potential and she has really honest and willing owner. Plus, bay thoroughbred with an attitude problem? Didn't I already mention in the post, "I like the crazies"?

Here's a couple of extra pictures just for fun. Mason caught this adorable picture of me and Chevy the other night. Honestly, not staged. I just wanted him to sit next to me and he had his head sitting on my leg. Right before my brother snapped the shot, Chev put his paw on my knee and picked up his ears as if to say "CHEESE!"

A couple of weeks ago our little Facebook group got together for dinner at K's house with the dogs. SO much fun! It was great seeing everyone that came and those who couldn't come were there in spirit :) Definitely a repeat situation.


(ALL PICTURES "STOLEN" FROM KATE!)


3 Comments:

At May 17, 2013 at 9:27 AM , Blogger Kate said...

Yesterday was a great day! Sunday is going to be even better! xox

 
At May 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Agreed! I can't wait to have him home! Hoping Sherry lets you ride Pretty!

 
At May 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM , Anonymous Lauren @ She Moved To Texas said...

Pretty is very pretty! Y'all look great jumping together :)

 

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Almost There!

Just a quick shout out to my OTTB LB who would've been 17 today. I miss you buddy!

So for my day off, it was pretty busy but definitely good. I got my new scrub top in the mail today! Mossy Oak pink <3 - Can't wait to wear it to work! ... Oh and that's Mitch.

My new Mossy Oak Pink scrub top!
Spent some time with Roxie in the morning after barn chores and let the pups run around. She's moving around really well which is making our decision harder but I know it's the right thing to do. Her and I split a cinnamon bun while the other two dogs stared and drooled... I am so mean.

Roxie & Chevy
Phone call from the vet lead me to Cherry Croft early and Brantley got the rest of his spring shots! He was so well behaved and although I must start him on doxy for 10 days, he all around looks good. Definitely needs to put his weight back on but it'll be worth it. Went for a walk with Deb and Kid out on the trails, B dragging along. When we got back CB was ready to work with him. Let me just tell you, I really need my own camera so I can put these pictures up that I've been taking. But it's my Dad's camera so I have to wait for him to come back from Louisiana. Brantley was so good and so calm, not too supple in his flexing, but I can't ask for much more. CB rode him around with a halter and a lead (his 4th ride) and flipped the rope over his head to change direction. If we had done that back when we were riding B would've had a massive heart attack. I have seen a definite difference in my boy, I get to ride him on Saturday and home on Sunday! I can't wait!

Went with K to see a pony she's been riding and she reminded me a lot of Ms. Pretty. Oh, I definitely have a soft spot for crazies...

Watching K ride I contemplated getting on Pretty, it's been a fews days. So glad she talked me into it!
Jumped for the 1st time this season!
Thanks for the pictures Kate!

Honestly couldn't believe this was me and Pretty.

Zoomed in to see if I had the look of death. NOPE!
Little cross-country log.
It's amazing have someone pushing your limits.
Such a good girl.

I went to Hoofprint Farm with K after my little jumping adventure to work with a thoroughbred named "Tess". We heard warning after warning about her and her "bitchiness". I was expecting a teeth-baring, striking, rearing, covered in sweat (me I mean), workout. She responded to everything I did perfectly. She had a couple of mini-tantrums but I let her work it out and would ask again, no WWF throw-downs. There was a moment where she cow-kicked at me when I tested out her flank area, she was not happy. We went back to the things that she seemed to like and she was blinking, linking, and chewing again. I got the angry face a few times and realized if LB and K's LuLu had a baby, it would be Tess. She's very willing and can be soft as long as you don't demand her to make a move. Little has possible, hard as I have to be. There were a few times I had to get after her and she came right back. I made sure not to push too much sending her around me on a 20' line at first. Lots of walking and backing exercises and then sending her out walk, trot, canter. Back to the 12' line and more calm, quiet exercises. I think she really appreciated me not chasing her around to wahoo. Timing and respect is everything. I didn't try to be her friend, or her boss. More of a coworker. We'll see how this goes. I really like her and already know she's got a ton of potential and she has really honest and willing owner. Plus, bay thoroughbred with an attitude problem? Didn't I already mention in the post, "I like the crazies"?

Here's a couple of extra pictures just for fun. Mason caught this adorable picture of me and Chevy the other night. Honestly, not staged. I just wanted him to sit next to me and he had his head sitting on my leg. Right before my brother snapped the shot, Chev put his paw on my knee and picked up his ears as if to say "CHEESE!"

A couple of weeks ago our little Facebook group got together for dinner at K's house with the dogs. SO much fun! It was great seeing everyone that came and those who couldn't come were there in spirit :) Definitely a repeat situation.


(ALL PICTURES "STOLEN" FROM KATE!)