Monday, October 16, 2017

A New 4 Legged Baby

5 more weeks till baby girl #3 arrives.... I CAN NOT WAIT to meet her and not be prego!

I might have bought myself a great birthday present this year haha... totally reasonable and a wise decision :)

Meet Wes... hes 7 months old, QH, reining bloodlines... I can't wait to see him in like 2 years!! Can we fast forward?!

Henry has been doing a lot of this... I can get on him but not off soooo he's on maternity leave with me haha!!

I created a grass grazing pasture in one of my smaller pastures in the front of our house... spoiled horses!

Henry has also been loving living out in the pasture... cleaning stalls over 30 weeks pregnant had to stop so everyone got promoted to pasture life. I am having to learn that it's ok that they are not all clean and pristine all the time haha!!

Jets been chilling too... does anyone want to come pull manes for me?! pleassssssse

The girls are getting some riding in.. if it can't be me then at least someone is enjoying our horses :)

Henry and Wes are already buddies... lets be honest, Henry is buddies with everyone ha!

Hopefully I will be better at this posting business... sorry to abandon you blogger world!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Riding, whats that?!

We are still alive over here... just under water.

No riding has been going on for some time sadly.

I have been able to lunge maybe twice in two months :(

Henry's Valentines treat
Exciting news though... I am taking Jet to the barn my trainer is at for March so that we can get him going consistently since there is a covered arena there :)

Maybe I will get some rides in on Henry soon too! I'd like to do some shows this year - but we need to ride in order to do that ha!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Jet's Progress

I've owned Jet for 3 months now.. here are two pictures almost 3 months apart. Oh man I miss the summer shine (though he is wet in the top pic)... he is gaining weight slowly but it's coming.

He's not a big hay eater so it's been an up hill battle with weight. I have him on hay and a sr complete feed pellet that he really likes... it has joint supplements in it so thats awesome! And it's a local ish feed company.

Friday, January 6, 2017

We are both Crabby

It's wet... I don't have a covered arena.

Start hissy fit... I am crabby not riding... Henry is crabby not being ridden...

I was actually able to get out and ride on the 31st and came out to find this...

Shoe is fixed and now it's too wet to ride.. temper tantrum done.

He's cute and I miss riding him!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Blogger Gift Exchange 2016

Allie at was my secret santa. I seriously love doing this every year- horse people shopping for horse people, what could be better!!!???

She wrapped my present sooooooo cute!!

I am a horrible wrapper but I love getting wrapped presents lol!

She included something for everyone- seriously she is THE BEST!

Got a shirt from her ranch- LOVE
An awesome stiff body brush with my monogram- girl i love a monogram!!
Candy canes for all the ponies!
Herbal horse goodies- i love this stuff and am thankful for restocking a few of my favs!
SUPER cute ornaments- again monogram obsessed!
Stickers for the girls... as a mom of girls she knows exactly what little girls love, ponies and stickers!

I got the best presents this year!

Thanks Allie you rock!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hello Wet ...

The weather has been crappy... now that I don't have a covered arena it makes riding hard :(

I keep asking for a covered arena for every present! LOL!!! One day!

The horses have been stuck in stalls for most of the days right now- when it dries a bit I give them all stern talking to and tell them to chill and I will let them out on the grass lol!

We have had one or two days like this.. but don't let the sun fool you- its still super super super wet.

We are living in blankets, different weights have come out but mostly they are covered all the time. Jet and Grayson are nasty muddy messes :( Thankfully Holly and Henry have kept their manners and not gotten to nasty!!

Hopefully we get some dry soon so that my ring can dry out and I can ride!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Susie Hutchison Clinic 2016

First off I will start with saying how fun of a clinic this was... I was nervous as heck and Susie is such a kind and straight forward teacher. She was black and white and explained things really well- but at the same time expected you to pay attention and follow through with what she was saying. Which I think should be a given when clinicing with ANYONE, or even lessoning- you respect the person you are riding with.

Day 1 was focused on pace and knowing your pace- she had us going WAY more forward then I am used to but thankfully Henry and I were able to step up. Henry was really well behaved and game for whatever I asked of him... so thankful for having a broke horse whos fun to ride!

After we all mastered the pace on the flat she added in warming up over the X- it was in a really weird show so Henry bobbled  a bit the first time but went over it and we had no other issues after that.

Then she had us doing the 4 stride- this was a big hurdle for everyone. It was a FORWARD 4 and the indoor arena is small and they had part of the end marked off for spectators so you had to really really really get hauling to make the 4 lol.

Day 2 was even better then day 1. We did some flat to warm up and then we did some course work... started with the X and 4 stride then she made a full course.

Here are two videos of our courses.. I will let them speak for themselves...

Course 1 Day 2 Susie Clinic

Course 2 Day 2 Susie Clinic

Again Henry was awesome, I felt like I rode well... I am so happy that our first clinic went well and I feel like I represented my trainer well (which I really wanted to do).

I am ready for another one!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

T-3 Days

Went out for a lesson yesterday to get ready for the clinic.

Trainer has painted a bunch of jumps so we had new stuff to jump and we were inside... oh and the rope jiggler was taking up 40% of the arena with her student and they were on the ground 90% of the time ugh!

Despite all that Henry was AWESOME and I did my part well. Woot!

Oh he did think the giant latter was scarrrrrrry but hey I'll take that over the new jumps lol

It rained almost all of last week and through the weekend so we haven't been doing much of this...

But have been doing as much as we can to get ready for the clinic.

Henry has been doing lots of this too...

It looks like Ireland here- the rain made the grass pop up hella fast!

Stay tuned for my outfit post and then clinic posts!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

No I don't run a petting zoo...

It's crazy to me how now that we have our horses at home, random people I meet (not old friends, they know I don't share well lol) ask if they can come over and pet/feed my horses... or even RIDE. WTF?!?!?!?!

I had a girl I just met as if her sons preschool could all come over and get pony rides... seriously?!?!

Another girl I met asked if her 2 year old could come over and feed and groom- meanwhile the kid was scaling the couches and tables at the persons house we were at and mom didn't say a WORD to the kid. Um no!

Does anyone else have people say these things to them?!?!

I don't run a petting zoo folks! I have performance horses!

And yes I have two young kinds but they have been raised around horses and know the rules.. and i am VERY strict with them!!

OK glad I got that off my chest lol!