Saturday, October 19, 2013

Puppies and Horses, and not my own!




Ain't we hott.
 I haven't been able to write or read in over a week. But it was all worth it because I have some free time coming up and now money to spend on me and the animals. Plus, the Equine Affair is around the coooorrrnneeerrr! Anyone else excited?

I've been home a couple of nights now but spending most of my time with a little pug on the other side of the bridge and a few horses at a local rescue. I keep thinking about putting my name out there for pet/horse sitting again and then I decide to be an idiot and work two jobs at the same time, with my real job on the side. Luckily, NAH was really good about my hours and I may have a three week job out of the rescue again! Just more cash to put in the truck and trailer fund, which may be closer than expected!

In between work and sitting I did get to ride here and there. Last Sunday morning I got a text from D about riding Kid in a fun show and I couldn't turn it down. We did this show last year (or the year before) and had a blast! Donut race? My favorite. After a few classes I had to walk him around the ring to show he was for sale which was kind of sad, but this woman was very interested for her little girl. Let's just say, this girl and him would be a perfect pair. She took him out on a trail ride with G and General, WTC. She loved him. After I left G rode him and he zigged and G zagged and hit the ground. I really hope that didn't scare the girl away because I fell in love with her big dreamy eyes after she walked around on kid. Girl seems fearless and the kind of rider that he needs. Fingers crossed!



After the show I met K in the field for some pictures of me and Brantley. Yes, I won't lie, I hadn't ridden in about 4-5 days so I was kind of nervous to go out by myself but he was like, "I got this". We even trotted most of the way! She got some really nice shots, and we loved being guinea pigs for her new camera. Search for Polar Square Designs on Facebook to see more of her stuff or check out her blog (even though half the people if not all the people who read this already do <3). K asked if I wanted to try to canter and I was like sure why not? Yeah no. One stride, buck, buck, one-rein stop. Maybe we'll wait. :) But he came out of it quick with no panicking! SUCCESS!


Ya'll remember what he USED to look like?!

I'm so happy to have a picture like this...
The next day was a "holiday" and a couple of friends trailered down and came for a ride. We were out for at least 2 hours! Brantley was an amazing leader and let Lucy lead when she needed too (Amanda came to ride). I think Amanda is doing an awesome job with Lu. I took them EEVVVEERRYYYWWHHHEERREE! ... Except the train track area which I'm really excited to explore again at some point! We all came back, put ponies on grass, and went out for lunch! Definitely and awesome day. I went back to pet sitting and did get to go out with the BO and her horse Merlot and we had a blast. Trotted around, wish I could've cantered but I didn't want to push B. I have a good understanding about the way he feels and when I think he's ready for something and when he's not. Go with my gut I say. Went out with Amanda again today and we just walked. Lu was a little out of character (well what her norm is of late) but B handled it well, even when two goldens came bounding through the forest at us. I was literally waiting for the boom when I saw them but then remembered Chevy running in and out from underneath him. I was calm, so was he. Went through the water, then headed home! Cantered around in the indoor. I was happy with that. Bought some bright orange polo wraps! Excited to use them tomorrow.

1 Comments:

At October 21, 2013 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Kitty Kat said...

great pics, love the donut ;)

 

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Puppies and Horses, and not my own!




Ain't we hott.
 I haven't been able to write or read in over a week. But it was all worth it because I have some free time coming up and now money to spend on me and the animals. Plus, the Equine Affair is around the coooorrrnneeerrr! Anyone else excited?

I've been home a couple of nights now but spending most of my time with a little pug on the other side of the bridge and a few horses at a local rescue. I keep thinking about putting my name out there for pet/horse sitting again and then I decide to be an idiot and work two jobs at the same time, with my real job on the side. Luckily, NAH was really good about my hours and I may have a three week job out of the rescue again! Just more cash to put in the truck and trailer fund, which may be closer than expected!

In between work and sitting I did get to ride here and there. Last Sunday morning I got a text from D about riding Kid in a fun show and I couldn't turn it down. We did this show last year (or the year before) and had a blast! Donut race? My favorite. After a few classes I had to walk him around the ring to show he was for sale which was kind of sad, but this woman was very interested for her little girl. Let's just say, this girl and him would be a perfect pair. She took him out on a trail ride with G and General, WTC. She loved him. After I left G rode him and he zigged and G zagged and hit the ground. I really hope that didn't scare the girl away because I fell in love with her big dreamy eyes after she walked around on kid. Girl seems fearless and the kind of rider that he needs. Fingers crossed!



After the show I met K in the field for some pictures of me and Brantley. Yes, I won't lie, I hadn't ridden in about 4-5 days so I was kind of nervous to go out by myself but he was like, "I got this". We even trotted most of the way! She got some really nice shots, and we loved being guinea pigs for her new camera. Search for Polar Square Designs on Facebook to see more of her stuff or check out her blog (even though half the people if not all the people who read this already do <3). K asked if I wanted to try to canter and I was like sure why not? Yeah no. One stride, buck, buck, one-rein stop. Maybe we'll wait. :) But he came out of it quick with no panicking! SUCCESS!


Ya'll remember what he USED to look like?!

I'm so happy to have a picture like this...
The next day was a "holiday" and a couple of friends trailered down and came for a ride. We were out for at least 2 hours! Brantley was an amazing leader and let Lucy lead when she needed too (Amanda came to ride). I think Amanda is doing an awesome job with Lu. I took them EEVVVEERRYYYWWHHHEERREE! ... Except the train track area which I'm really excited to explore again at some point! We all came back, put ponies on grass, and went out for lunch! Definitely and awesome day. I went back to pet sitting and did get to go out with the BO and her horse Merlot and we had a blast. Trotted around, wish I could've cantered but I didn't want to push B. I have a good understanding about the way he feels and when I think he's ready for something and when he's not. Go with my gut I say. Went out with Amanda again today and we just walked. Lu was a little out of character (well what her norm is of late) but B handled it well, even when two goldens came bounding through the forest at us. I was literally waiting for the boom when I saw them but then remembered Chevy running in and out from underneath him. I was calm, so was he. Went through the water, then headed home! Cantered around in the indoor. I was happy with that. Bought some bright orange polo wraps! Excited to use them tomorrow.