Friday, September 30, 2016

Confidence

Henry and I have been plugging along..

It has been hot hot hot so early morning rides have been our jam.

3' is no big deal :)


Still getting ready for the clinic. Thinking confidence, confidence, confidence lol

Who needs to be straight lol

Working towards longer rides and trying to keep them busy so neither of us get bored. Henry's always been a "harder" mouthed horse so I have been really working on softening him up. We are at the point where he's broke so it's just fine tuning and little stuff here and there to keep life interesting.

Random cool nights call for a sheet

Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Pony Alert!

It's a bit overdue and if you follow me on instagram (narleykarley) you already know the exciting news...

Meet Jet!


He's a 5 yr old OTTB, a bit under 16.2 and I am sure growing. Clean xrays and passed the vet check with flying colors.



He ran a day before I got him... So he was a bit body sore but took everything in stride! Was such a good boy and didn't try to much with me!



After three rides with trainers help at the old barn I brought him home to have a few weeks off, chill and eat. He has taken it all in stride and is so laid back now!

One week of owning him shot
He's LOVING the daily turn out and all you can eat buffet.

He LOOOOVES the mineral block lol
I can't wait to get more weight on him and get back on him to see how he does!


This guys living the dream!! He has died and gone to heaven in his mind!! lol

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Our First Clinic Woot!


Eeeeeek I am spilling the beans. 



My first clinic will be with Susie Hutchison in November. Trainer is hosting her for a clinic and I am so lucky to get to partake!




I am excited, nervous and not really sure what to expect honestly ha! I signed up for the 2'6- 2'9 group. I want to go in doing something that I feel overly confident with and don't want to embarrass trainer.

Now to keep Henry and I in shape and healthy so we can put our best feet forward!

Oh and to pick out two perfect outfits for both Henry and myself!! Lets be honest, that is a big deal! What would you wear for a clinic in November in CA? :)


Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall is that you?!

It's been super chilly the last few nights!!


Low 50's and wind call for sheets in my world :) I know my horses are super spoiled... Sonny gets put in a stall but Henry and Grayson prefer to be out so sheets it is.

Such a handsome boy!!
Henry has been fun to ride lately... I am starting to try and plan for winter because well I don't have a covered arena. I have a super sandy back pasture that I have plans to turn into an arena and possibly cover one day. I am working on getting someone to pull out the dry weeds/grass so that I can start working it and have it ready for winter.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Henry is he BEST!

Spoiler... Henry was pretty awesome, I rode well and we had fun!!



I packed as much of the trailer as I could the day/night before - basically everything but the cooler and myself with part of my show clothes on.

Also hubby rigged my boots so I was armed with my old and new boots.. the new ones were getting broke in BUT 3 days isn't quite enough to make them my old favs lol. Thankfully the old boots held up and I have more time to make the new boots my fav old boots :)

That face lol!!

We started with a pleasure class to get in the ring and march around some before the over fence classes started. Henry was great and we got a second. Trainer said it was pretty dead even for the lady who won and me. 


Warm up went well... and they opened the cards for the 2'6 classes. The plan was to do the three 2'6 classes, 2 under saddle classes and then see how things were going to decide if I wanted to stay for the 2'9/3'...


There were quite a lot of riders in the 2'6, thankfully we got in the early bunch and were able to do all three rounds pretty close together. I actually was the first person to go over fence- we all know I don't like waiting lol!!


I ended up 2nd in the warm up round, 1st in the low open hunters and 4th in the low child/adult hunters.


Then I did two under saddle classes and got 1st in the open and 4th in the child/adult.


Henry and I both were pooped, he was great and I decided to end on that. I told trainer that next time i want to go for the whole weekend so we can school Friday and then show the bigger stuff Saturday and Sunday.. hopefully she agrees next time!

Big thanks to Erica for being my road dog and groom.. also to Kat for the pictures!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Once A Month Updates?

Myabe this will be the new norm?

Hahaha... not good so sorry!



Henry and I are headed to a show Sunday- woot!


Two jump lessons since Henry has been A-ok from his foot and we are off to a show lol. Totally a good idea right?

I am hoping we can both keep it together and not make fools of ourselves ha!

My tall boots zipper broke and three times to the cobbler with no help (and over $100 later) still no luck. I ended up ordering a pair of Ariats and I have 3 days to break them in- ugh!

Henry and Sonny begging for treats

Mane pulled and pre pre show bath done... gotta finish clipping him and get another hack or two in. Oh and pick out me coolest outfit because it's going to be hoooooot!



Grayson is doing great as well. Took him to an little western event and he did great, took everything in stride!



He still feels so green but he's three.. I have to keep telling myself that.


I gave him a super detailed bath.. he didn't love me in the process but put up with it and looked so cute after!! Of course he rolled once I put him back in his pasture boo! Thankfully I waited till he was dry to put him back and I got a picture lol!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wooooooops

This ranch and my girls are taking all of my time!!! Not that I don't sit at a desk all day, I don't have time to blog ha!!

Updates...

The biggest is that we got a pony- B is SO excited and LOVES Sonny SO much! He's an old (like 28 ish) hunter pony. We are working on steering and even trotting a bit... he knows where the out gate is and where I am lol!!




Addi loves Sonny too and he is perfect for her as well :)

Henry and I are plugging along... his foot finally seems a ok where he stepped on the clip and no infection happened- yahoooooo!




We tried a pad with the frog cut out and he got a bruise on the back of his frog/heal so shoer came out today and put a full pad back on- hoping he feel back to 100% tonight - Please Henry I am ready to go take a lesson and maybe get to a show this season!!!



We both like to have a job and are ready to get back to the regular scheduled program :-P

Grayson is doing well. I've put a few more rides on him... he just needs lot of horse just loping around and I hope to have my chill western pony I dreamed of!


Friday, July 8, 2016

Dreaming ... impatiently waiting...

Henry's foot is healing well... shoer said probably another week and a half or two till we should be all good to start back to normal riding.

Thanks Kat for the pics!!! 

He said I can start working him (lunging as long as he looks comfortable) more then hand walking as long as I make sure that no dirt gets in his foot- it's wrapped 24/7 right now and Henry is a professional as wearing through it extremely fast.... what should last 3 days lasts us 24 hours lol. SOOOO needless to say I am a professional foot wrapper now - not sure if I should be proud of that!


So ready to be back doing this ... I am impatiently waiting ha!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

G $

Grayson has been a doll lately.. He is chilling big time and just being a really good guy!


His voice commands in the round pen are like 85% ... pretty good for only about 6 round pen sessions.

He has been good under saddle- he knows where the gate is so working him by the gate and resting away from the gate is the key right now. Still working on that right lead- he wants to be a rope horse - left lead only lol!!