Friday, July 11, 2014

CANT STOP WONT STOP


I rode a little harder than I should have yesterday.


I opened a can of worms that I can't control. Cant stop wont stop. YOU CANT KEEP A GIRL FROM HER HORSES OKAY SORRY NOT SORRY DOCTOR.

Luckily. I don't feel any worse for the wear. Minus being a little sore in the buttcheeks and core. Who knew taking 3 weeks off would make you sore in places you didn't even know existed -_-

Now just for those with your judgey pants on, I HAVE been riding bareback or with long stirrups so as to not jack my leg up and stretch the damaged muscle more....and haven't "jumped" anything. Minus ditches. They don't count. hehe.

I've mostly been putzing around on Lilly bareback because she is so smoothe, and lunging/hacking B & Yankee.


 CAN WE PLEASE take a minnut to appreciate my baby. I don't know how I got so lucky. Five year old OTTB and he so uphill and light already, even without a rider. Love horse.

I DID discover something wicked cool though the other day while cantering Lil.

She is so NICE

whoa what is dis?
WHY YES that would be a SLIDING STOP....how freaking cool??

I knew she was an ex-reiner but I didn't think she would remember it. Granted its nothing compared to the ass-to-the-floor stuff you see in competitions but for an old gal it sure was impressive.

I was riding the canter and asked her to slow by sitting back and just saying whoa and BAM sliiiiide. I was so surprised I almost fell off, ha! She doesn't even need much hand, just a light tug and shiiiit booty twerk.

I am obsessed now.

I know I am supposed to be re-training her english, but I couldn't pass up the opp for some photos to show his owner! He loved it!

Spiiiiiiin


So that was fun.

I am distracting myself from all the updates on social media about events and clinics and lessons because I really want to be doing all that, but I am content to play right now :)

Oh also I got a job. A real person job. Yay?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I've Been Bad

You can't keep me down. I can't not ride. I've been bad.


Okay, you could keep me down for a week and half, but for the sake of everyone around me, I HAD to get on a horse again. I went without riding for a year in college and it was the worst thing ever. I cut my hair and dyed it black and ate my feelings and gained 40 lbs and was such a bitch to everyone.

No one wants that again.

We went to WI for the 4th and while there we met up with my cousins and had a lovely leisurely trail ride through the woods on the property filled with many deer sightings!


It was wonderful! They have QHs and ride them only a few times a year, but they were very good, even for my novice dad. Cuz put me on the baby since the  adult humans are all older and didn't want to mess with her. Even injured I suppose he thought I could still handle her. Which I did-she wasn't that bad. Just sensitive lil mare.. She was adorable.

Cuz is a "real" cowboy and I always think its funny how decked out he gets for every ride. Love him! Hopefully can make that an annual ride sort of deal.


As soon as I got home Monday from the 5 day trip, I ran to check on the babies, and mom hadn't killed any of them (one time she fed Yankee beet pulp dry and he got trailered to OSU for surgery-ended up pulling through without it but BAD colic...so yeah) and they looked happy and healthy!

All 3 babes
Bacardi has done well gaining weight, just sitting around for 2 weeks and in a month I would say hes gained almost 100lbs? He needs more muscle but DAMN, no more ribs! And Yankee is  FAT little nugget. So fat!

Week 1 on the right-ribs filling in nicely
 Seriously though, talk about $$. Baby can EAT.

I hopped on him tonight and just lazily hacked him about the fields. Trotted a little, but trying to keep it easy on my leg. I had already bareback ridden Yankee in the morning so I didn't want to overdo it (still probably did but YOLO).

horsebeast stargazing
 He was SO good for having 2 whole weeks off. A little squirrely, but to be expected. We even hopped a ditch filled with water 4 times that he refused to go over when he first arrived. Good boy!

I spend most of my time these days daydreaming about shows, but I know that sadly isn't possible this year. I've gotten over being frumpy about that and am excited to work with B in the trailer, fine tune Yankee in dressage, get B some trail experience, start jumping B, and overall just work with them without the stress of showing.

Disappointing this injury put my showing out ANOTHER year, but so it goes.

As requested......
 Sorry you guys didn't get an initial pic, but here's a few weeks later for your viewing pleasure. Nice hard lump right where the blackest bruise sits. MMM. Yummy.

So yeah there's that fuckery. Getting better each day. Maybe one day I can jump again and canter without worrying I'm ruining myself. I knew I couldn't stay off a horse (much less stay sedentary) for 3 months.

So bad.
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