Monday, April 7, 2014

Trail Rides, Puppies, and a Shotgun Wedding

Look who's lifted now Bobby-Jo!
Holy crap! It's already April. I missed the last few days of March.

Finally got to start hitting the trails again thank god. Brantley and I were both going nuts in the arena, inside and out. He was so happy to get out there again. We've been exploring like crazy and found two more horse friendly trails. Okay, so one of them I have to drag a mat or ply-wood over to because some roots are falling through, but I can't even tell you how awesome it was for my horse to squeeze through and under trees and NOT freak out. We're doing it! We're getting there! A branch even fell on my shoulder and with great care, I tossed it to the side. We overcame the creek for the first time this year... After interrupting a serious make-out session in the middle of the swamp. That was interesting. Did some jumps, and cantered down the straight-away. Success!


I've been going out with the BO too which is nice. I love going out with her because it makes me feel less like an outsider at the barn. I've got my rough-board girls, but sometimes I feel so set aside from the rest of the barn. I'd say "no matter how hard I try" but lately, I'm a hermit. Go me. Anyway! We went out with R & Mickey and it was short lived. Mickey in very few words... Was a complete dick. But we played in the puddle that built up from the last rainstorm when we came home.


So for the trail ride above... B and I hand-walked. Why? Because he pulled a shoe. That was the least of my worries when I drove into the barn and saw him standing in the back of his paddock with his head down and leg-cocked. No big deal right? Except that he ALWAYS picks up his head when I pulled in. What made it worse? The tape line was pulled all across his paddock. Talk about wanting to vomit. I couldn't breathe, talk, cry, vomit, think... Nothing. PTSD at it's best. I grabbed him and ran into the barn, S and N were there with Comic wondering what was wrong with me... I checked the horse, he was fine, threw him back out and started to fix the fence and started sobbing. I called K, the hubby picked up and handed the phone straight to her. You know you have a good friend when she knows EXACTLY why I was having a meltdown. 

Moral though? The horse was fine... And we walked with R & the BO to K's through the trails and had a shotgun wedding. Yes, Ms. Sherry & her fiance Tom finally tied the know and K's hubby did the "I Do's". It was great. Party soon!!!!

Pony being an overachiever...
B and I are working on gathering him up with some contact... And remember that saddle issue where I couldn't find one... Well I found one (not the picture above)... I will post it hehehe. Love it, and it fits him, and it was an AMAZING deal. Rode Comic in it today and he was great, we even went out on his first trail ride with Lu & A.

What a good boy!
Trying to spend a lot of time with Chevy and running him on the trails. Okay, so we're not up to running yet but maybe Wednesday. I start a pet-sitting job this week and luckily, he'll be able to come with me, especially because after this one I watch Mickey again for 2 weeks. Excited! Chevy loves him. He spent the rest of the day with me cleaning stalls and B's paddock. I tied him to the fence because his "selective-hearing" has gotten better and better. Ran off on me, back to the e-collar it is! Brantley was very interested in him and spent about 5-minutes trying to under his leash to set him free.

"Almost got it."
"QUICK! She's looking!"
Update on Mitch: He's doing great. Lost some weight. Spending more time outside (I know I'm a bad mom but he's a happy cat). Still eating the expensive Royal Canin SO, always hungry. His two new things? Jumping up on the cabinets to knock over pictures, and smacking me in the face open-palmed (and clawed) across the face at 0430. Jerk... But, he does have his moments still when he jumps in my lab and curls up under the covers. Love him... And he's been loving up on Chevy too which I'm also okay with. What I don't think Mitch was okay with was... Well... I'll let you see the picture yourself.

"Can I haz de Cheez-it?"
Mitch was DEFINITELY there first...

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LB and his boy.
On March 28th my brother Mikhail turned 18. I honestly can't even believe what a guy this kid has become. He's smart, talented, kind, loving... I know everyone says that about their brothers (or kids), but he is amazing. I post a lot about Mason and Brantley only because they are so close. What you guys never got to hear about was the relationship between Mikhail and Lucky. It's funny how that works. Lucky loved this kid almost as much as he loved me. Mason may be more of a rider but Mikhail had the heart that Lucky connected with. It's hard to think that they would've been sharing their 18th birthday together, but for everything that has happened? Mikhail will always be my hero. I don't know any other 15-year-old who could've handled that moment like he did and I will always be thankful. <3

Oh... And I promised cute puppies...

Juliette - Anguilla puppy - Adopted
Emerald - Catahoula puppy - up for adoption

2 Comments:

At April 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Bree said...

OMG THOSE FREAKIN PUPPIES. Too. Darn. Cute.
and I still keep cracking up at the pic of Chevy sitting on Mitch… poor cat. lol.
and wow at Mikhail being 18 now!!!! Didn't realize just how OLD we all have gotten….

 
At April 8, 2014 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I know, I want them all but obviously I can't. ^.^ And yes... We're ancient at this point. Mason's going to be 16!!

 

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Trail Rides, Puppies, and a Shotgun Wedding

Look who's lifted now Bobby-Jo!
Holy crap! It's already April. I missed the last few days of March.

Finally got to start hitting the trails again thank god. Brantley and I were both going nuts in the arena, inside and out. He was so happy to get out there again. We've been exploring like crazy and found two more horse friendly trails. Okay, so one of them I have to drag a mat or ply-wood over to because some roots are falling through, but I can't even tell you how awesome it was for my horse to squeeze through and under trees and NOT freak out. We're doing it! We're getting there! A branch even fell on my shoulder and with great care, I tossed it to the side. We overcame the creek for the first time this year... After interrupting a serious make-out session in the middle of the swamp. That was interesting. Did some jumps, and cantered down the straight-away. Success!


I've been going out with the BO too which is nice. I love going out with her because it makes me feel less like an outsider at the barn. I've got my rough-board girls, but sometimes I feel so set aside from the rest of the barn. I'd say "no matter how hard I try" but lately, I'm a hermit. Go me. Anyway! We went out with R & Mickey and it was short lived. Mickey in very few words... Was a complete dick. But we played in the puddle that built up from the last rainstorm when we came home.


So for the trail ride above... B and I hand-walked. Why? Because he pulled a shoe. That was the least of my worries when I drove into the barn and saw him standing in the back of his paddock with his head down and leg-cocked. No big deal right? Except that he ALWAYS picks up his head when I pulled in. What made it worse? The tape line was pulled all across his paddock. Talk about wanting to vomit. I couldn't breathe, talk, cry, vomit, think... Nothing. PTSD at it's best. I grabbed him and ran into the barn, S and N were there with Comic wondering what was wrong with me... I checked the horse, he was fine, threw him back out and started to fix the fence and started sobbing. I called K, the hubby picked up and handed the phone straight to her. You know you have a good friend when she knows EXACTLY why I was having a meltdown. 

Moral though? The horse was fine... And we walked with R & the BO to K's through the trails and had a shotgun wedding. Yes, Ms. Sherry & her fiance Tom finally tied the know and K's hubby did the "I Do's". It was great. Party soon!!!!

Pony being an overachiever...
B and I are working on gathering him up with some contact... And remember that saddle issue where I couldn't find one... Well I found one (not the picture above)... I will post it hehehe. Love it, and it fits him, and it was an AMAZING deal. Rode Comic in it today and he was great, we even went out on his first trail ride with Lu & A.

What a good boy!
Trying to spend a lot of time with Chevy and running him on the trails. Okay, so we're not up to running yet but maybe Wednesday. I start a pet-sitting job this week and luckily, he'll be able to come with me, especially because after this one I watch Mickey again for 2 weeks. Excited! Chevy loves him. He spent the rest of the day with me cleaning stalls and B's paddock. I tied him to the fence because his "selective-hearing" has gotten better and better. Ran off on me, back to the e-collar it is! Brantley was very interested in him and spent about 5-minutes trying to under his leash to set him free.

"Almost got it."
"QUICK! She's looking!"
Update on Mitch: He's doing great. Lost some weight. Spending more time outside (I know I'm a bad mom but he's a happy cat). Still eating the expensive Royal Canin SO, always hungry. His two new things? Jumping up on the cabinets to knock over pictures, and smacking me in the face open-palmed (and clawed) across the face at 0430. Jerk... But, he does have his moments still when he jumps in my lab and curls up under the covers. Love him... And he's been loving up on Chevy too which I'm also okay with. What I don't think Mitch was okay with was... Well... I'll let you see the picture yourself.

"Can I haz de Cheez-it?"
Mitch was DEFINITELY there first...

-----------
LB and his boy.
On March 28th my brother Mikhail turned 18. I honestly can't even believe what a guy this kid has become. He's smart, talented, kind, loving... I know everyone says that about their brothers (or kids), but he is amazing. I post a lot about Mason and Brantley only because they are so close. What you guys never got to hear about was the relationship between Mikhail and Lucky. It's funny how that works. Lucky loved this kid almost as much as he loved me. Mason may be more of a rider but Mikhail had the heart that Lucky connected with. It's hard to think that they would've been sharing their 18th birthday together, but for everything that has happened? Mikhail will always be my hero. I don't know any other 15-year-old who could've handled that moment like he did and I will always be thankful. <3

Oh... And I promised cute puppies...

Juliette - Anguilla puppy - Adopted
Emerald - Catahoula puppy - up for adoption