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 […]
Month: May 2012
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 […]
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!
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 […]