In case you didn't already know my horse is an absolute flamer
for boys. He is the most gay for geldings. I am okay with this and accept him for it because I too dislike most mares. They are too moody, and apparently Yankee agrees with me.
This week we got a new boarder and he just so happens to be a sexy young OTTB
with some cool coloring...and Yankee has fallen hard in love with the boy named Smokey.
They are absolutely adorable and already never move from the others side in the field.
I've never seen an Thoroughbred with Smokey's coloring and I learned they are called "bloody shoulders". A little gruesome, but OK.
He also eats more than any horse I've ever met in my life, and Pronto was massive.
|Just a little OTTB fun|
ON the non-Yankee-relationship front, I've ACTUALLY been getting up early to ride. Yes. I have. Its been going quite well too actually. Been on a few hacks, one slightly bad jump school, and a few phenomenal flat sessions. He's been SUPER relaxed through all transitions and loose in his back and light in the bridle. Which is a pleasant surprise. The jump school I'd rather not talk about, but we are trying again on Thursday ;)
Which is my one year anniversary with the boy, by the way. I know that its "only" a year, but I've known him for four years so it seems longer. He's so great.
I also feel like I should share the product of me leaving my horse and my job for a week to visit my rents in Ohio. Not only was it my mom's retirement form the Air Force
ceremony after 30 yrs. in the service (She was a full bird COL, crossfit instructor and serious badass extraordinaire)....
TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY LIKE WHOAH.
.....but it was time for family photos
. I HATE posing for serious pictures...
...I'm so thrilled. Can't you tell? Doesn't help they all crossfit and I'm the fatty in the family.
And here's one of me and my stupid dog. I love him.
Pics friday, from jumping. I hope!