Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sigh of Relief

I am almost done. 66 math HW problems stand between me and 11 days of glorious spring break. I took an early leave day though and rode my horse, cleaned ALL my tack and org. the tack room. Gaze upon its beauty. (All mt stuff is cramped in a little corner, but damn I made that corner clean!) I know you love my pink rain boots. I know you do. It was WONDERFUL to know I had NOTHING to rush off and do...I took a whole 3 hours at the barn today.

Today was glorious. Easy classes...nice temperatures...great ride...why is this underlined?

Looky at what I maaaaade. Its a prancing pony. I was bored painting a stupid sphere so I painted this. I think I will make it better. Painting is really hard.

Excuse my simple writing style today. My brain is taking a vacation.

I rode my ponyface and he was ahmahzazing. For the most part.

I asked Cheryl if I could borrow her Passier saddle to try out and he.was.a.dream. This leads me to believe that it is a saddle issue mixed with ulcers...He is still touchy on his sides

Like I said before he was mostly good. I REALLY wanted to ride in the outdoor but our neighbors (haha neigh is in neighbor) stupid cow herd was lurking in the scary shadows and scared Pronto and Yankee shitless. He was actually rearing straight in the air trying to escape them. I felt bad for him since he could hear them and smell them but couldnt see them. Not mad at all actually. We had to migrate to the indoor which I guess was all for the better since it started to rain.

Anyways after that he was fine. PERFECT. Glorious. Stunning. Like, OMG.

Perfect to the left. Stretchy, no bucking, soft in my hands, perfect transitions, shoulder-in/fores. Not once did he lock up. Ok wait yeah he did, I lied. Asking him to sidepass at the trot he would throw his nosey a little but I think thats because I have overschooled them, since he was fine with other lateral work.

Oops. My bad Yanks :(

So....New saddle. F***. I am poor. I cannot afford a new saddle. I am diligently searching ebay and I found a reallllly nice County saddle for cheap (relatively). Tomorrow I will ride in Cheryls County to see if that one works just as nicely.

So in other (sad) news. Scarlett miscarried her foal yesterday; she only has 2 more months to go. I was really torn up about it, she was too. When the vet removed it from the stall, she just stared at it. She is really depressed too, now. The vet could not figure out anything that could have caused a miscarriage. Fetus looks fine, Scarlett was fine, updated on all vaccines, and the membrane was fine. I thought about the fluxuation in weather...but I doubt that was the cause. Although it was 29 and snowed last week and yesterday it was 82 degrees.... It is heartbreaking. Scarlett is such a sweet girl and I would kiss her belly everytime I fed...ugh I am still sad. She was the only horse bred last season so now the Holekamps have no babies this year from Windfall.

Scarlett 3 days ago

Hate to leave it on a sad note, but I have no others news.

1 comment:

  1. Saddles and ulcers--my least favorite problems. God luck with both, but enjoy the heck out of your spring break.


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