Friday, February 24, 2017

Trail Work/Contest?

The weather has been absolutely incredible here in New England. 60's? 70's? In f*cking February? I wouldn't be surprised if we nailed by some crazy storm because we've been so lucky. But if we don't, I'll be thankful. Brantley is due to be shod and I would love to just put his Spring set on and toss the snow shoes. That'd be nice for sure.


Still packing in as much work as possible. More money = more pony adventures... And tattoos.

I've been watching an little old boxer and her younger "brother" who is a crazy lab this past weekend and they are an absolute riot. The owners were hoping that Chevy could stay with me while I was here but... Of course the first day, the boxer decides after 45 minutes of playing, she doesn't like Chevy and attacks him... He defends himself and ends up snagging the edge of her ear which led to a $130 vet bill. Let's just say, he's been staying at home. Then, the mailbox got nailed by something which I tried to fix... Fingers crossed... And then, I went to do some night checks last night and came back to a shredded dog beg... You can't win them all! #petsittinglife But, their almost feral cat absolute loves me and I've nailed some pretty precious pictures sooo... Hopefully they won't hate me. It's frustrating because it's always one house where everything goes wrong versus a couple of things spread out between houses... Not that I ever want things to go wrong but, it's life and they're animals. I can't control it all.

Riding was not a possibility Tuesday or Wednesday so when it started to look like yesterday wasn't going to happen either, I put my foot down and said, "It's happening!" I finished my walks and rushed to the barn. So happy I did.

My iRocknRide Bluetooth speaker strapped and ready!
Started off with some trot work down the railway and added a little canter but we had to stop for pedestrians every 100 feet or so. He was so quiet and just happy to be out we plodded along at the walk. Once we got out the field, I dropped my rein and asked him to trot out again. He started to really stretch out and we had a good beat going. Until (there's always an until), mountain bike enter stage left. He was probably 200 feet away but flying up over and down a hill parallel to us. Brantley's head flew up and his ass came up under his chest. He took a few strides then spun to look at what spooked him. I dropped my rain again and ran my hand down his neck listening to him breathe. He wasn't sure what he wanted to do so I just sat and said, "Do what you need to do horse." 


What did he decide to do you might ask? That derpy pony marched across the field to see what the hell scared the bejesus out of him. The guy didn't see us as he kept flying up and over the back trails until he ended up right in front of us by about 60 feet. Brantley just stared and the guy looked panicked. I gave him a thumbs up and he went on his way and so did we. Good pony. That could've been awful. We had a nice walk back and stopped for a picture. ^.^


Today was another one of those days that did not really go as planned but I still made it in time to fit in a ride with the BO and her super studly gelding. We were out a little longer than expected but we got in some really great trot work. We weren't quite sure how cantering together was going to go since they're both naturally lead horses and I didn't know how well my brakes were working so we went easy but did get in a nice working canter/accidental mini-gallop. The boys started to get pretty strong and with a lot of people out and about, we ended up backing off and taking another route home. 



Super way to start Spring Training if I do say so myself. Hoping to get out again tomorrow!
Maybe my Dad will give me back my GoPro for the day -.- Glad he's enjoying it!
I think I know what someone's getting for Father's Day!

So I've been thinking about "rebranding" the blog. A friend and I did some late night brainstorming and came up with a name which fits us perfectly and although I had mentioned to another friend about doing a logo for me, she said I should have a little contest. Not sure if I have enough readers but I'll throw it out there... 

Anyone interested in a logo design contest?

3 Comments:

At February 25, 2017 at 9:56 PM , Blogger T said...

Sounds like a good ride! Envious of your gorgeous weather. I'm design challenged, so not a good choice for rebranding help.Instead, I offer my virtual cheering section skills to the endeavour:)

 
At February 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

The cheering section is the best part!

 
At February 26, 2017 at 7:41 AM , Blogger emma said...

Aww Brantley is so brave now! Exciting about the rebranding too! I'm set no graphic designer but I'll be curious to see what you come up with!

 

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Trail Work/Contest?

The weather has been absolutely incredible here in New England. 60's? 70's? In f*cking February? I wouldn't be surprised if we nailed by some crazy storm because we've been so lucky. But if we don't, I'll be thankful. Brantley is due to be shod and I would love to just put his Spring set on and toss the snow shoes. That'd be nice for sure.


Still packing in as much work as possible. More money = more pony adventures... And tattoos.

I've been watching an little old boxer and her younger "brother" who is a crazy lab this past weekend and they are an absolute riot. The owners were hoping that Chevy could stay with me while I was here but... Of course the first day, the boxer decides after 45 minutes of playing, she doesn't like Chevy and attacks him... He defends himself and ends up snagging the edge of her ear which led to a $130 vet bill. Let's just say, he's been staying at home. Then, the mailbox got nailed by something which I tried to fix... Fingers crossed... And then, I went to do some night checks last night and came back to a shredded dog beg... You can't win them all! #petsittinglife But, their almost feral cat absolute loves me and I've nailed some pretty precious pictures sooo... Hopefully they won't hate me. It's frustrating because it's always one house where everything goes wrong versus a couple of things spread out between houses... Not that I ever want things to go wrong but, it's life and they're animals. I can't control it all.

Riding was not a possibility Tuesday or Wednesday so when it started to look like yesterday wasn't going to happen either, I put my foot down and said, "It's happening!" I finished my walks and rushed to the barn. So happy I did.

My iRocknRide Bluetooth speaker strapped and ready!
Started off with some trot work down the railway and added a little canter but we had to stop for pedestrians every 100 feet or so. He was so quiet and just happy to be out we plodded along at the walk. Once we got out the field, I dropped my rein and asked him to trot out again. He started to really stretch out and we had a good beat going. Until (there's always an until), mountain bike enter stage left. He was probably 200 feet away but flying up over and down a hill parallel to us. Brantley's head flew up and his ass came up under his chest. He took a few strides then spun to look at what spooked him. I dropped my rain again and ran my hand down his neck listening to him breathe. He wasn't sure what he wanted to do so I just sat and said, "Do what you need to do horse." 


What did he decide to do you might ask? That derpy pony marched across the field to see what the hell scared the bejesus out of him. The guy didn't see us as he kept flying up and over the back trails until he ended up right in front of us by about 60 feet. Brantley just stared and the guy looked panicked. I gave him a thumbs up and he went on his way and so did we. Good pony. That could've been awful. We had a nice walk back and stopped for a picture. ^.^


Today was another one of those days that did not really go as planned but I still made it in time to fit in a ride with the BO and her super studly gelding. We were out a little longer than expected but we got in some really great trot work. We weren't quite sure how cantering together was going to go since they're both naturally lead horses and I didn't know how well my brakes were working so we went easy but did get in a nice working canter/accidental mini-gallop. The boys started to get pretty strong and with a lot of people out and about, we ended up backing off and taking another route home. 



Super way to start Spring Training if I do say so myself. Hoping to get out again tomorrow!
Maybe my Dad will give me back my GoPro for the day -.- Glad he's enjoying it!
I think I know what someone's getting for Father's Day!

So I've been thinking about "rebranding" the blog. A friend and I did some late night brainstorming and came up with a name which fits us perfectly and although I had mentioned to another friend about doing a logo for me, she said I should have a little contest. Not sure if I have enough readers but I'll throw it out there... 

Anyone interested in a logo design contest?