Thursday, March 10, 2016

80% Better

I truly love just spending time with this horse. I've had a few people see me on the trails and ask, "Why aren't you riding him?" Why? Because I wanted to walk him. Go for a hike. Ya know... Like a dog... Because that's occasionally exactly what he is like. We ran into a couple girls yesterday on our hike and I just hand the rope to them and said "Hey, take a selfie" and Brantley ate that sh*t right up!


We spent some time in the round pen the day after his appointment and I already knew he was feeling better. I let him loose and he just went around, long and low... But quick. Definitely feeling fresh and full of it but I was okay with that. Normally after a romp around like that I literally sit in the middle of the pen and just wait. It's been a while since he's done this but he walked right over and put his head right in my lap nosing my tummy. Then spent some time grooming my hair...

I really can't complain about him even when he does decide to be a dick... Which was not the case today. I decided a couple days off was enough and wanted to see how he was after Monday. I give him an 80% better only because we have to go back and do the bridling thing but after feeling how he was under saddle... Just awesome.


Head low, happy to be out and getting brushed. He didn't even shy away when I brushed his neck which made me smile. Kate came out to ride Zoe and they both seemed to have brains so we decided to go for it and hit the trails. The four of us really really needed it. Perfection? Yes.


We were just going to for a quick walk loop but decided f*ck it, these guys need to stretch and boy did they. I don't think I've ever trotted B like that, ever. He stretched out, down and low, so much that I was counting the steps until he broke into a canter to catch up to Zoe but he just got longer. Who are you?! I wish I had a video of it. I don't think I've ever felt this horse trot so happily down the train tracks like that. Perfection. I can't wait to get out there again.




Now that is a face of a tired but happy pony.


On the business side, things are going really well although I kind of wish I had more time to go kickboxing. Hopefully as they get busier and more instructors they'll add more classes I can actually make it to. Chevy is having a blast this week like I posted the other day. Kate brought her kids over and nailed this shot of my boy. She's so amazing.


I can't believe he's going to be 6 in six months. Where does the time go? He's become just this incredible dog and deals with so much but still loves me at the end of the day, every day. He's literally my side-kick almost everywhere I go and that's one of the main reasons I love this job so much. It kills me when I can't take him to an overnight job with me but I know that we can make up the time. Especially now that Brantley and I are out on the trails again. This dog my hate B in the arena but man is he made to follow a horse in the woods. Does not miss a beat ever. I'm so lucky.

11 Comments:

At March 11, 2016 at 12:24 AM , Blogger HolyBully said...

Aww, so glad everything is going so well. Look at that handsome Brantley face! Such a sweet boy.

 
At March 11, 2016 at 9:54 AM , Blogger L.Williams said...

big hugs, glad things are going well for all of you :)

 
At March 11, 2016 at 10:10 AM , Blogger T said...

Sounds like an amazing day, glad everything is going so well. I love taking my ponies for hikes like dogs sometimes too!

 
At March 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Monica Vollmer said...

My dog loves trails!

 
At March 11, 2016 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

He really is! I don't know what I'd do without him.

 
At March 11, 2016 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

It's definitely the best.

 
At March 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I feel like it's a real family outing that way. Now if only I could get that cat out there too.

 
At March 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

^.^ Thanks!!!!

 
At March 12, 2016 at 11:33 PM , Blogger Hillary H said...

I am so happy for you that you get to do what you love :)

 
At March 13, 2016 at 4:21 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

There are definitely days I question my career choice but then I have a really really good day and it makes up for the rest. :)

 
At March 13, 2016 at 7:11 PM , Blogger KateRose said...

What a wonderful day! Glad things are going so well :)

 

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80% Better

I truly love just spending time with this horse. I've had a few people see me on the trails and ask, "Why aren't you riding him?" Why? Because I wanted to walk him. Go for a hike. Ya know... Like a dog... Because that's occasionally exactly what he is like. We ran into a couple girls yesterday on our hike and I just hand the rope to them and said "Hey, take a selfie" and Brantley ate that sh*t right up!


We spent some time in the round pen the day after his appointment and I already knew he was feeling better. I let him loose and he just went around, long and low... But quick. Definitely feeling fresh and full of it but I was okay with that. Normally after a romp around like that I literally sit in the middle of the pen and just wait. It's been a while since he's done this but he walked right over and put his head right in my lap nosing my tummy. Then spent some time grooming my hair...

I really can't complain about him even when he does decide to be a dick... Which was not the case today. I decided a couple days off was enough and wanted to see how he was after Monday. I give him an 80% better only because we have to go back and do the bridling thing but after feeling how he was under saddle... Just awesome.


Head low, happy to be out and getting brushed. He didn't even shy away when I brushed his neck which made me smile. Kate came out to ride Zoe and they both seemed to have brains so we decided to go for it and hit the trails. The four of us really really needed it. Perfection? Yes.


We were just going to for a quick walk loop but decided f*ck it, these guys need to stretch and boy did they. I don't think I've ever trotted B like that, ever. He stretched out, down and low, so much that I was counting the steps until he broke into a canter to catch up to Zoe but he just got longer. Who are you?! I wish I had a video of it. I don't think I've ever felt this horse trot so happily down the train tracks like that. Perfection. I can't wait to get out there again.




Now that is a face of a tired but happy pony.


On the business side, things are going really well although I kind of wish I had more time to go kickboxing. Hopefully as they get busier and more instructors they'll add more classes I can actually make it to. Chevy is having a blast this week like I posted the other day. Kate brought her kids over and nailed this shot of my boy. She's so amazing.


I can't believe he's going to be 6 in six months. Where does the time go? He's become just this incredible dog and deals with so much but still loves me at the end of the day, every day. He's literally my side-kick almost everywhere I go and that's one of the main reasons I love this job so much. It kills me when I can't take him to an overnight job with me but I know that we can make up the time. Especially now that Brantley and I are out on the trails again. This dog my hate B in the arena but man is he made to follow a horse in the woods. Does not miss a beat ever. I'm so lucky.