Sunday, June 29, 2014

End of June... Holy Crap!


I feel like these words are really something to live by. You can't forget the past but you can learn from it. So that's what we're doing. We're trying something completely different with B and I'm trying to finally live life for myself for once. To end the month of June I went to Fenway Park for the first time to see Zac Brown Band with my friend Jon and a couple of his friends. It was amazing and so nice to not have to worry about anything!

Imitating the "selfies" being taken in front of us.
First time at Fenway!
Pre-gaming with some Fireball!

Brantley and I have been riding non-stop. We have yet to venture out onto the trails again but I'm so ready for it. I know how much with both miss it. Taking full advantage of my paid off saddle. A big thing I've noticed lately is how confident and motivated he is on the ground. The problem is under saddle (which isn't new) he is the complete opposite. He's in robot lazy quarter horse mode which some people think is nice... Until he pulls his "atomic bomb" moves which gives him his unpredictable personality. So... Let's get this pony motivated! A little more contact and more of a hand to hold. I'll post some videos (finally got a camera for myself) and pictures tonight! Lesson on Tuesday with E, very excited! We're really loving this "new" place. I feel comfortable, at home, and confident in my groundwork, but like B, I have a lot of riding skills I need to work on.

Ciara and B
The boy also had his first body massage this morning and it went amazing. Ciara works with me at the Animal Hospital and recently got her Equine Massage Therapist Certification. I can't even tell you how amazing it was for her to evaluate B in 10 minutes and know exactly where it was he needed work. She's never met him or seen him go. He took to her as soon as she started to work on him. He spent the next hour with his head down, ears floppy, lip loose, and after 20 minutes he started grooming her. I was so happy with how she handled him and how professional and relaxed she was even if he started to get fidgety or try to walk around when she found a tight spot. One thing she picked up on was how he was really tense on his right side which I noticed since flexing to his left is not a strong point. Hopefully loosening up those muscles and getting the blood to flow better will help. She was very impressed with him and how affectionate he was once he got comfortable with her even though he was very good at internalizing his comfort level. I can't wait to have her out again!

2 Comments:

At June 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Bree said...

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At June 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Bree said...

ugh it said i double posted so i deleted one, but i didn't double post…… grrrr

i saaaaaiiidddddd that I'm so jealous of you seeing zac brown band!!! was it awesome!? and i am glad to see you getting out and enjoying life :)

 

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End of June... Holy Crap!

 

I feel like these words are really something to live by. You can't forget the past but you can learn from it. So that's what we're doing. We're trying something completely different with B and I'm trying to finally live life for myself for once. To end the month of June I went to Fenway Park for the first time to see Zac Brown Band with my friend Jon and a couple of his friends. It was amazing and so nice to not have to worry about anything!

Imitating the "selfies" being taken in front of us.
First time at Fenway!
Pre-gaming with some Fireball!

Brantley and I have been riding non-stop. We have yet to venture out onto the trails again but I'm so ready for it. I know how much with both miss it. Taking full advantage of my paid off saddle. A big thing I've noticed lately is how confident and motivated he is on the ground. The problem is under saddle (which isn't new) he is the complete opposite. He's in robot lazy quarter horse mode which some people think is nice... Until he pulls his "atomic bomb" moves which gives him his unpredictable personality. So... Let's get this pony motivated! A little more contact and more of a hand to hold. I'll post some videos (finally got a camera for myself) and pictures tonight! Lesson on Tuesday with E, very excited! We're really loving this "new" place. I feel comfortable, at home, and confident in my groundwork, but like B, I have a lot of riding skills I need to work on.

Ciara and B
The boy also had his first body massage this morning and it went amazing. Ciara works with me at the Animal Hospital and recently got her Equine Massage Therapist Certification. I can't even tell you how amazing it was for her to evaluate B in 10 minutes and know exactly where it was he needed work. She's never met him or seen him go. He took to her as soon as she started to work on him. He spent the next hour with his head down, ears floppy, lip loose, and after 20 minutes he started grooming her. I was so happy with how she handled him and how professional and relaxed she was even if he started to get fidgety or try to walk around when she found a tight spot. One thing she picked up on was how he was really tense on his right side which I noticed since flexing to his left is not a strong point. Hopefully loosening up those muscles and getting the blood to flow better will help. She was very impressed with him and how affectionate he was once he got comfortable with her even though he was very good at internalizing his comfort level. I can't wait to have her out again!