Thursday, October 14, 2010

LAME?!

Today I had a spare moment to nip to the barn at lunch time and even though I was very sleepy (I fed horses at 6am this morning with a 8a class amd more to follaw till 1pm...gag) I was determined to groom Yankee within an inch of his life.

Yankee remained in Ohio for a few months without me there to spoil him, and mom did not groom but maybe once a week and she never touched his tail so it looked a titch ratty. I curried the crap out of his coat, but he really just needs one more good bath. Hopefully saturday it will be warm enough but I can feel the cold creeping in on us here in Missouri.

So I curried and curried and brushed and brushed and didnt really get far. His top half was still dusty and gross but his bottom half gleamed like he didnt even have a winter coat. I found some scissors and trimmed up his mane and tail and I hope to attack his whiskers later.

He seemed to throroughly enjoy the attention which I was all too happy to give :D

I bridled him only, since his saddle pads needed washing and I had to return to class within the hour, and decided to lunge him out since I figured he'd be creaky after a 10 hr trailer ride.

Well, he was off and I was worried. Like REALLLY off. to see if he was truly lame i turned him around and lunged him the other way at a trot and he was perfect, so I assumed he was just sore. Sure enough when I reversed him again, all syptoms of hurting were gone. Phew!

He probably only got lunged for less than 10 min which is fine since he is so out of shape. Satur day I plan to do a little dressage work but thats it, maybe take a walk around the farm.

Happy to say that he was good and I cant wait to see him tomorrow! Toodles

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Good Things Come in...3's?

But 1st, a picture of my very bad pony

in his grumpy moods. This is going to change aye?


Anyways, so many good things have happened recently to me and I'm quite excited. I hope my good fortune lasts!!


I'm only going to write about my new job for now, but pics from the WEGs will come.


ALSO, Yankee and Z are arriving in Missouri tomorrow!! Whose excited-this girl. Yankee has become quit the grumpy dick lately and I'm pretty sure he is pissed at me. Hopefully riding him more often will really help his attitude.


But back to my new job, which kind of ties into Yankee arriving here in Como tomorrow. I just happend to stumble upon New Springs Farm, the one and only owner of the famous and amazing Windfall. I contacted her about possibly working there and she got back with me within the day! I went the next day for an interview and she hired me to ride her babies, or "Windfoals".

They are the most amazing bunch of 3 year olds I have ever had the pleasure of riding and I look forward to every day i get with them.

Cheryl is really helping me to gain back my riding strength back and teach me new skills and methods.

Along with helping her ride the 'children', I am getting board in exchange. I COULD NOT believe my luck. Not only am I getting to ride Windfall's foals, but I get to keep MY horse at the same barn he is stabled and ride on that land and use the facilities. HOW LUCKY!? Who would have gussed that the Hoelkamps would be located in my college town, and who would have guessed that I would get to see and TOUCH Windfall as well as see him be worked.

I. AM. SOOO. Thankful, for this chance.

I am trying my best to please Cheryl and I am really enjoying my time there!

So far I have ridden 5 Windfoals, Hermin, Speilmacher, Komik, Angie and Thomas.
More later on them, for now I am going to bed, as riding starts at the break of day :) toodles.


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