Enough of that. I did share about my horse and him loosing his marbles and I was mad at him at the time but then he goes and is like pretty much perfect and I am all, "my horse is the best horse ever in the history of ever". But really this is the first year that he has come out of winter just knowing exactly what his job is. He comes out ready to work. It is super rad. I am afraid I may have to stop using the, "oh my horse is just green" card. Cause yeah I don't think he is any more. I mean at 15 it's about damn time he figures out the horse thing. Everything is business as usual. Transitions, jumping, trails. I am quite proud of him. We are working on his separation anxiety. Now that we live in pretty much heaven and we have the kids pull out there ponies to ride in the round pen, go out on the trails and going to PC lessons he is left alone very frequently. Though I have yet to take both ponies off property completely at the same time. He has issues. He was running himself into this ridiculous frenzy. Dripping sweat insane. It seems to be getting better but I think it will take a while longer but do hope he can learn to horse alone for short periods of time. Though I know he will never be 100% sane about being left alone I just don't want him to be dangerous.
Life has been incredibly good to me lately. I still wake up in disbelief that I get to live here. We ride over to the lake a couple times a week. My daughter and her friend took their horses into the lake yesterday and loved it. Though her friend chose to do a belly flop into the lake from her horses back...lol. He stumbled and she panicked and bailed. I laughed my ass off. We have gorgeously groomed trails that are in our back yard. The guy that owns the neighboring land keeps them that way and is all about us riding, hiking, taking the quad or what ever else we want to do back there. I am telling you heaven.
|Can you believe all this is right outside my door? I just can't.|
|I may need to consider doing something about the feral sometime soon.|
|Can you even handle this much cute?|
|Friend riding the bay, pre-bail :)|
My husband gave me a pretty rockin' Graduation/Mother's Day/Birthday gift of a 3 horse gooseneck all aluminum Feather Light trailer. FO REALZ! I was afraid I wouldn't get to have a trailer for quite some time since mine took a shat. But I was shocked when he was more pushy about me getting a trailer than I was.
We went to The Oaks and The Derby and is was FECKING awesome! We had infield tickets and that was not for me. I am kind of over the super sloppy drunk party scene so I don't think I'd ever go back for it. But my Dad has the hook up and we were swept away and taken backside and THAT was the coolest experience ever. I have that feeling that some people probably get when they meet their favorite singer or actor. But backside at the Kentucky Derby is worthy of it's own post so to be continued...
I officially fulfilled all state requirements to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and should be receiving my license in the mail soon! And then I will be starting up my business. In the mean time for the first time in over a year I have some time to start focusing on my passion. All things are falling into place and I am actually thinking into the future season and the idea of lessons and XC schooling and showing are not just a far off wish any more. I can start making them my reality!!! So stay tuned for some actual horse stuff that is related to Steady myself and eventing!!!
Elaina and her Haffy have been kicking some major butt in the growing up department. XC schooling, jump lessons and they even did a natural horsemanship clinic and an obstacle competition that they kicked ass and won. That was a big proud Mamma moment. They competed against kids that that is what they do and she just went out there and owned it. The Haffy is really growing up and proving she is game for it all.
|I better get my shit together and start moving up before she passes me up!|
And yesterday was Mother's day so this Momma got to do what ever she wanted which was of course play with horses all day. Steady and I had a light but perfect jump school and trail ride and then Bacardi's Mom came over to play with B, Levi and her Dad's horse Lily. We had all the fun! B was awesome! But I will leave that for her to tell of her baby horse that played like a true grown up.
I will always think it is one of he craziest things that a year ago I only knew B and Yankee's Mom through her awesome blog. She lived in Missouri and I in Indiana and now we both live in Ohio, are neighbors and we do all the horse things together!
|Trails behind my house.|
|B, Monica, my truck, my barn. What is not to love in this picture?|
|Having all the fun!|