Wednesday, April 9, 2014

More Pet-Sitting and Some Ice Cream... and a Saddle

Chevy and the "Little Man" Crew
So once again I'm pet-sitting but luckily the Chevy gets to stay with me. Last night he was really worried... And got me to sleep with him... On the ground... No blanket... Just floor. Finally he went off on his own and found a good place to sleep so I crawled into bed with the little ones. We've gotten the walking down to an art as you can see. They all get along pretty well (and I just discovered the awesome stereo system!!!! EEEEE!!!). A lot of work but a really good crew. I'm so lucky! And next week I get to sit for Mr. Mickey for 2 WEEKS! I'm so excited. He's a sweet setter and Chevy just loves him. Plus, now that we've gotten to know each other I can take him on outings hopefully with Cairo!

Anyway, so I'm busting my butt and well... Tripped over an awesome deal that I just couldn't pass out at least a trial ride on:

Look at dat a$$
Bates? $600.00 Yes please.
Showing off his style.
I'm not going to lie, I loved it from the moment I spotted it at the Horseman's Bazaar. I finally drove down to Voluntown, CT to pick it up. Was it worth it? I rode in it for the first time and it felt pretty good but my legs felt jacked up, Brantley was awkward, and I thought it was way too high up on his shoulder. I had Ms. Sherry come check it out on him before and she said it fit awesome. I wanted to just love this saddle... So what did I do? I tried it on another horse that I knew would be a good candidate for a test ride. I loved it on the other horse and dropped my stirrups a hole. We tried it again on Brantley today and I really pulled out all the stops. Checked the fit, slid it back, kept my stirrups down, RODE IN BREECHES, and started in the indoor. Can we say perfect? It felt so good... I took it out for a trail run... And a jump. It's on like Donkey-Kong! 

After walking the dogs again, Chevy and I made our way back to the barn to see K (who is looking great if I do say so), Hannah, and Amanda. Amanda had an AWESOME ride on Lu so we decided to celebrate with Ice Cream! Mwahahaha. So good. R came over getting ready for a run and Chevy thought he'd like to go (crazy dog), so we walked Brantley down instead. He took a selfie with an excited patron of the Inside Scoop and tried to steal my cookie dough deliciousness (Jerk).

I think that = SUCCESS!
Only good mom's share.
Trying to eat ice cream...
**took a selfie with A, but unfortunately it won't load :( **


4 Comments:

At April 9, 2014 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Bree said...

hahaha Brantley is eyein' that ice cream!!

 
At April 9, 2014 at 11:16 PM , Blogger L.Williams said...

Ice Cream!! Congrats on the saddle!

 
At April 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Oh man, you have NO idea how much he wanted that.

 
At April 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Thanks. I think we both really deserved it. :)

 

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More Pet-Sitting and Some Ice Cream... and a Saddle

Chevy and the "Little Man" Crew
So once again I'm pet-sitting but luckily the Chevy gets to stay with me. Last night he was really worried... And got me to sleep with him... On the ground... No blanket... Just floor. Finally he went off on his own and found a good place to sleep so I crawled into bed with the little ones. We've gotten the walking down to an art as you can see. They all get along pretty well (and I just discovered the awesome stereo system!!!! EEEEE!!!). A lot of work but a really good crew. I'm so lucky! And next week I get to sit for Mr. Mickey for 2 WEEKS! I'm so excited. He's a sweet setter and Chevy just loves him. Plus, now that we've gotten to know each other I can take him on outings hopefully with Cairo!

Anyway, so I'm busting my butt and well... Tripped over an awesome deal that I just couldn't pass out at least a trial ride on:

Look at dat a$$
Bates? $600.00 Yes please.
Showing off his style.
I'm not going to lie, I loved it from the moment I spotted it at the Horseman's Bazaar. I finally drove down to Voluntown, CT to pick it up. Was it worth it? I rode in it for the first time and it felt pretty good but my legs felt jacked up, Brantley was awkward, and I thought it was way too high up on his shoulder. I had Ms. Sherry come check it out on him before and she said it fit awesome. I wanted to just love this saddle... So what did I do? I tried it on another horse that I knew would be a good candidate for a test ride. I loved it on the other horse and dropped my stirrups a hole. We tried it again on Brantley today and I really pulled out all the stops. Checked the fit, slid it back, kept my stirrups down, RODE IN BREECHES, and started in the indoor. Can we say perfect? It felt so good... I took it out for a trail run... And a jump. It's on like Donkey-Kong! 

After walking the dogs again, Chevy and I made our way back to the barn to see K (who is looking great if I do say so), Hannah, and Amanda. Amanda had an AWESOME ride on Lu so we decided to celebrate with Ice Cream! Mwahahaha. So good. R came over getting ready for a run and Chevy thought he'd like to go (crazy dog), so we walked Brantley down instead. He took a selfie with an excited patron of the Inside Scoop and tried to steal my cookie dough deliciousness (Jerk).

I think that = SUCCESS!
Only good mom's share.
Trying to eat ice cream...
**took a selfie with A, but unfortunately it won't load :( **