Thursday, March 12, 2015

Battling... Whatever this is.


There's so much I want to write up about the horses that I've been playing with I don't even know where to start! Beaker is doing pretty well. I have high hopes for him and his owner's granddaughter (who has yet to come out of the woodwork to ride). Unfortunately we're still working on the mounting thing but I attempted to mount from the right side today which pissed him off and he was much happier when I dismounted and threw myself up on his left side. I basically said, "Okay then, pick one." We'll see what happens on Saturday (or maybe tomorrow if the stars align). We had a pretty good ride. Still trying to get him to move forward and stay forward. He's a huge "seat" horse and really works well off a sitting trot which is helping me work my legs and core a little. Unfortunately it was a quick ride because the H(usband)BO was using the tractor to plow some snow which happened to be... against the indoor. I had to sit a good buck and a couple spins but he got over himself and we prevailed the scary tractor.

The W(ife)BO then asked if I'd lunge a pony for a girl who was coming to ride Saturday. She hadn't been touched in about a month so she was a sassy little thing. She was a large pony I guess you'd say. Roan... Adorable. And hopefully little Hannah's future friend! WBO came out with something in the plastic bag and after I was done working the pony she handed it to me saying I should've had one of these a long time ago... (For those of you who don't know, I used to board here with LB and she was our Barn Mom for a long time). I opened it and it was a HSF sweatshirt. Of course because I've been an emotional wreck I shed a couple of tears and gave her a hug. Love!

I'm Irish... And adorable... And sassy
After HSF, I shot off to go visit Danny boy and his girl who I still have yet to get a picture of. She was tacked up and ready to go. We're working on posting and she has come leaps and bounds in her confidence after 2-3x working with me which makes me feel great. I love seeing someone happy and enjoying their horse even though to others it may not be the best match. He takes good care of her and appreciates the way she handles him. She's stepping up and being a little more Alpha Mare-ish which is what he needs. Set up some ground poles for her today and it went well. Got to visit with Ms. Amanda and Comic too.

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So back to the first picture of this post. I had the whole thing typed and ready to publish and just decided I wasn't really ready to share that yet. I want to keep things on this blog positive. Just have to keep my head up and hold on till I can get back on that pony.

8 Comments:

At March 13, 2015 at 2:00 AM , Blogger Karley said...

That quote is so true... Def feeling that way!

 
At March 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM , Blogger HolyBully said...

You are certainly a busy one! And a sweatshirt is always a nice present! I love sweatshirts.

 
At March 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I know I'm not alone. ^.^

 
At March 13, 2015 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Staying busy keeps me out of trouble and on point. I do too... It's bad. I can't seem to get rid of any!

 
At March 13, 2015 at 10:25 PM , Blogger emma said...

how fun that you get to play with all those ponies!

 
At March 14, 2015 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I've been really lucky these past few months. It definitely helps.

 
At March 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Jodi said...

Wow! You're a busy girl! I have some serious catching up to do on your blog. I'm glad that you're getting so much horse time in :)

 
At March 22, 2015 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Ha. You don't have too much exciting stuff to catch up on but I appreciate it! Hopefully more Brantley stuff to come. I mean he IS the star.

 

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Battling... Whatever this is.


There's so much I want to write up about the horses that I've been playing with I don't even know where to start! Beaker is doing pretty well. I have high hopes for him and his owner's granddaughter (who has yet to come out of the woodwork to ride). Unfortunately we're still working on the mounting thing but I attempted to mount from the right side today which pissed him off and he was much happier when I dismounted and threw myself up on his left side. I basically said, "Okay then, pick one." We'll see what happens on Saturday (or maybe tomorrow if the stars align). We had a pretty good ride. Still trying to get him to move forward and stay forward. He's a huge "seat" horse and really works well off a sitting trot which is helping me work my legs and core a little. Unfortunately it was a quick ride because the H(usband)BO was using the tractor to plow some snow which happened to be... against the indoor. I had to sit a good buck and a couple spins but he got over himself and we prevailed the scary tractor.

The W(ife)BO then asked if I'd lunge a pony for a girl who was coming to ride Saturday. She hadn't been touched in about a month so she was a sassy little thing. She was a large pony I guess you'd say. Roan... Adorable. And hopefully little Hannah's future friend! WBO came out with something in the plastic bag and after I was done working the pony she handed it to me saying I should've had one of these a long time ago... (For those of you who don't know, I used to board here with LB and she was our Barn Mom for a long time). I opened it and it was a HSF sweatshirt. Of course because I've been an emotional wreck I shed a couple of tears and gave her a hug. Love!

I'm Irish... And adorable... And sassy
After HSF, I shot off to go visit Danny boy and his girl who I still have yet to get a picture of. She was tacked up and ready to go. We're working on posting and she has come leaps and bounds in her confidence after 2-3x working with me which makes me feel great. I love seeing someone happy and enjoying their horse even though to others it may not be the best match. He takes good care of her and appreciates the way she handles him. She's stepping up and being a little more Alpha Mare-ish which is what he needs. Set up some ground poles for her today and it went well. Got to visit with Ms. Amanda and Comic too.

--------------------------

So back to the first picture of this post. I had the whole thing typed and ready to publish and just decided I wasn't really ready to share that yet. I want to keep things on this blog positive. Just have to keep my head up and hold on till I can get back on that pony.