Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Haymakers

Worked in the fields over the weekend just me and Ed, wife Julie driving the tractor. 400 bales on Saturday stacked high on the trailers, then unloaded 400 bales in the garage... Let's just say heat rises. On the fourth I collapsed at home from what my Dad said was heat exhaustion, so I wore shorts in the field trying to not let that happen again. I got cut up pretty bad but didn't pass out. Used my new gloves K bought me, they were great and a big help on Sunday unloading everything.

Back to work on Monday, Tuesday, today... I'm exhausted. I let a sudden downpour this morning stop me from riding before work. Pretty is back under saddle and we were headed down to the outdoor when the heavens opened. With a quiet, "fuck this" I walked her back up to the barn and threw her outside... Of course the rain stopped but I just couldn't do it... 

Brantley has been great, riding almost every day, minus today because I can't really get off the couch unless it's to lay on the bathroom floor. I'd really like to take Chevy down to the beach and let him swim but he seems quite content sleeping in the AC with me.

We've really been working on getting him to flex and I even rode in the outdoor one day. I let him do his canter circles that he loves so much instead of trying to get him to stay on the rail. One step at a time. K watched us in the paddock one day and we were both a mess... Oh wait, that was the fourth of July when I was sick. Makes sense now.

My friend Emma came and rode him. He responded really well to her and she followed all my directions, to the "T" which was great. I can't wait until she can come back and ride again. Must take pictures...

Started lunging Pretty the other day and got on her for a quick 15-minute work out, w/t/c. She was good, quick but good. Rode her again last night, back to our loose rein, slow canter, low headset, dime-stop. Gave myself a pat on the back remembering how long it took me to get her going when I first started riding her.

Been thinking about LB a lot... Crazy girl and Lucky boy... Something Brantley and Bean can work up to be. I miss him a lot... I still can't believe it's going to be two years...

Picture time since I really can't focus on anything...


Pretty Girl cool down.
Little more contact, big stride.
Working on a side pass.
FLEEEEEXXX! Look at that neck.
Two trailers to go!
My little friend, Tiny Tim Bob...
Who else rides at 1130pm? ME!

2 Comments:

At July 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM , Anonymous Lauren @ She Moved To Texas said...

LoL tired pony in the last picture!

 
At July 11, 2013 at 6:42 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

He's been such a hard worker and it's paying off! :) I'm just glad to finally be on him and he seems to enjoy it too.

 

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Haymakers

Worked in the fields over the weekend just me and Ed, wife Julie driving the tractor. 400 bales on Saturday stacked high on the trailers, then unloaded 400 bales in the garage... Let's just say heat rises. On the fourth I collapsed at home from what my Dad said was heat exhaustion, so I wore shorts in the field trying to not let that happen again. I got cut up pretty bad but didn't pass out. Used my new gloves K bought me, they were great and a big help on Sunday unloading everything.

Back to work on Monday, Tuesday, today... I'm exhausted. I let a sudden downpour this morning stop me from riding before work. Pretty is back under saddle and we were headed down to the outdoor when the heavens opened. With a quiet, "fuck this" I walked her back up to the barn and threw her outside... Of course the rain stopped but I just couldn't do it... 

Brantley has been great, riding almost every day, minus today because I can't really get off the couch unless it's to lay on the bathroom floor. I'd really like to take Chevy down to the beach and let him swim but he seems quite content sleeping in the AC with me.

We've really been working on getting him to flex and I even rode in the outdoor one day. I let him do his canter circles that he loves so much instead of trying to get him to stay on the rail. One step at a time. K watched us in the paddock one day and we were both a mess... Oh wait, that was the fourth of July when I was sick. Makes sense now.

My friend Emma came and rode him. He responded really well to her and she followed all my directions, to the "T" which was great. I can't wait until she can come back and ride again. Must take pictures...

Started lunging Pretty the other day and got on her for a quick 15-minute work out, w/t/c. She was good, quick but good. Rode her again last night, back to our loose rein, slow canter, low headset, dime-stop. Gave myself a pat on the back remembering how long it took me to get her going when I first started riding her.

Been thinking about LB a lot... Crazy girl and Lucky boy... Something Brantley and Bean can work up to be. I miss him a lot... I still can't believe it's going to be two years...

Picture time since I really can't focus on anything...


Pretty Girl cool down.
Little more contact, big stride.
Working on a side pass.
FLEEEEEXXX! Look at that neck.
Two trailers to go!
My little friend, Tiny Tim Bob...
Who else rides at 1130pm? ME!