Month: May 2012

Moe!

Moe!

Baby Moe is home in Oklahoma, finally. After three years and many miles, we are reunited. I am so happy I could cry. Moe is spending the night in a dry lot at work until I can take him to where he’ll be boarded and […]

Two Point Challenge

Two Point Challenge

Thanks to SprinklerBandit and her challenge to the horse bloggers of the world, I took the time to clock myself in two-point today.  Four minutes. That’s all I could last. Yikes! I absolutely know my college coach would be deeply disappointed in me. I’m also fairly […]

Early Morning Ride

Early Morning Ride

I woke up at 5 AM this morning, full of energy and motivation to head to the barn and ride. This is pretty rare; although I usually intend to ride before work (aka the only free time I have), I never seem to get up before my second alarm goes off at 6:45.

The morning was lovely and cool, and as I headed out to the barn, I decided I’d grab Gina and record a time for SprinklerBandit’s Two Point Challenge. However, Princess Pony couldn’t be bothered to be caught. Being short on time, I grabbed Colt instead and decided we’d work on bending.

Colt was a superstar- I only had to threaten to beat him once, when he started to balk backwards when I came at him with a saddle pad. He put in some really good work today. As long as I stayed relaxed and kept my outside hand steady, Colt chewed on the bit and thought about what he was doing. He had some beautiful moments of collection and bending- we only rode for about half an hour, but it was time well-spent.

I didn’t want to trot him around in two point, for fear of confusing him. (He’s really not the brightest horse.) So sadly, I don’t have a time to report in the Two Point Challenge. Embarassingly, it’s been 5 days since S.B. posted about it and I signed up. My plan is to get up tomorrow and catch Gina come hell or high water and get that time posted!

Colt’s Progress

Colt’s Progress

Oh, Colt. A gigantic, well-bred, destined-to-be-fancy warmblood with a somewhat bratty personality. You might be wondering what’s going on with him, as my last couple of posts have centered around Gina. I’m happy to report he’s alive and well- and doing pretty well. To be […]

Moe Is Coming!

Moe Is Coming!

It’s official- my sweet baby Moe horse is coming to Oklahoma later this month!! I spoke with my dad this morning and he promised to get Moe’s Coggins test done and his health papers together so I can come pick him up. Levi and I […]