Countdown to the Show

Friday's lesson left me a little dissatisfied.  Blondie just kept pulling at her bridle, and would not set her head.  I think that I was more upset because last Sunday she was the next best thing to perfect, and now here she was, fighting me the whole time.  M said that I was holding the […]

Prepping for the Show

The snow from Sunday morning all melted away, and it's starting to feel like spring again.  The parking area was a mushy, muddy mess when Jen and I headed into the barn for our lesson.  The chiropractor had been there in the morning, to work on some of the show horses.  D didn't think Blondie […]

I Thought it was Spring?

This morning I woke up to nasty, vile, tiny flakes of snow.  WTF?!  It's supposed to be spring!  What a terrible disappointment, as the ground slowly turned white.  Terrible! Horrible!  I'm sick of winter!  Die already! Wednesday, I rode Jimmy. M had me slated for Harley, but I asked if I couldn't ride someone a […]

Spring is in the Air

Wow, it seems like spring has finally arrived!  It was a beautiful day, with the sun shining merrily from the sky.  I was so excited to go riding in a t-shirt!  It's the simple things that really get me motivated.  I realized too late that I had brought my winter boots so my feet were […]

Ah, Where to Start?

Wednesday's lesson was on Harley, because Blondie tried to buck D off earlier in the day.  He pulled out her show bridle, and she didn't want anything to do with it.  To say he was unhappy with her attitude is to say the least.  She was grounded from me riding her until Friday, so they […]

Things Not to Do Around Horses

Ah!  Yesterday was finally starting to feel like spring!  It was in the 50s, and very muggy.  Today is an extreme reversal, as the heavy winds are making it feel very cold, and the cloudy skies are bleak and gloomy.  Boohoo! Jen rode Harley last night, and I had a lunge line lesson on Jimmy.  […]