Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Impromptu Vacation?



Last night didn't go as planned..

Henry has had a splint for a few weeks. He hasn't been off and I've been icing it.

Last night he wasn't right. I trotted him a little, tried to ride on softer ground (yeah right, the big outside arena is um yeah) and he didn't feel better so I have decided that he is off for a few days to get everything right.

Hand walking and cold hosing for us! WOOT :) But for real, anything for him- I really love this horse! Gotta get this boy healed up while it's something small!



Cash's Steppin Up and Life of Riley nominated me for the Liebster awards.. since I already did it, I'll be sure to answer their questions:

  1. What's your biggest fear as a rider? Making a bad decision as a rider and causing an accident for Henry and myself.
  2. Who's your favorite rider and why? I really respect my trainer, she grew up in a riding family but wasn't handed all the perfect made horses. She worked hard and is an amazing horse woman with a wealth of knowledge!
  3. What's the most useful piece of advice someone's given you as a horse owner? Go with your gut, you know your horse best.
  4. How old were you when you got your first horse? 22, had to buy her myself :)
  5. Burghley, Badminton, or Rolex? Rolex
  6. Quick, you're trapped on a desert island, what three things do you bring? Food, family and Henry!
  7. If you could could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead, famous or not) who would it be? My grandma, I miss her and wish she lived closer.
  8. Favorite guilty pleasure? CANDY, seriously I love candy
  9. Tell me three things on your bucket list.1. Horsey Vacation 2. Own horse property and private facility 3. Take a LONG tropical vacation with my hubby
  10. If you could ride any well known horse who would it be and why? Gem Twist
  11. Would you rather: Ride without stirrups for the rest of your life OR have one arm tied behind your back at all times? If I was riding Henry, no stirrups... a softer horse, idk :)

  1. How long have you owned/leased your horse/s? 7 years owned... leased many times before that
  2. If you were going to be trapped on an island with only three things, what would you take? Food, family and Henry!
  3. What kind of saddle do you use? Frank Baines
  4. English or Western? English
  5. When you aren't riding, what do you like to do?  Being a mom/wife! :)
  6. Is your family supportive of your riding? Yep
  7. Favorite food & drink? Dr Pepper and Thai
  8. What breed is your horse? TB baby :)
  9. Favorite horse-related movie? Hmmm not sure
  10. What is your favorite animal other than a horse? Dog
  11. Favorite song? Well I love Lifehouse and Henry's show name is All In (one of my fav Lifehouse songs) but I like their song Everything too.

32 comments:

  1. Awww. That's too bad about Henry. Hopefully he just needs a little TLC

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  2. Sorry to hear about Henry. But I am so excited to see that you put Gem Twist!

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    1. He just needs a little time to rest- his schedule is pretty rigorous so a couple days off should do the trick :)

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  3. Lame/off horses can be a pain :( But he'll be better soon, I know it! :)

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    1. Yep! :) No freaking out yet.. lol!

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  4. I hope he feels better soon!! I hate having lame horses, who doesn't? Haha! While you are out grooming him, try using a soaked and frozen diaper and wrap it around. ;) Works better than an ice pack! I speak from experience, lol!
    Www.Sittinginthesaddle.blogspot.com

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    1. He's not lame per say.. just not right. Need that splint to get better! :)

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  5. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

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    1. Thanks girl! Id like to say he's in great hands (mine lol) :)

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    1. He was in good spirits when I went up on my lunch break :)

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  7. Sorry to hear about his leg bothering him. Our outdoor is the same way, and it drives me crazy! I wish everyone valued really nice soft footing!

    I hope he heals up quickly.

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    1. Yes.. these people don't get that good footing is a MUST! ugh

      Thanks!

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  8. I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog http://thesixthstride.blogspot.com/

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  9. That is a bummer... I know you mentioned icing so I assume the splint isn't a new development? I hope that the time off helps him and that he isn't off too long. Poor footing seems to point out all problems!

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    1. Yeah it's been there a few weeks and he hasn't been off but it's right if you know what I mean... so time to give it time to set and get him 100% :)

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  10. Sorry Henry. Wonder about his feet too (maybe hoof test if the vet/Chris is around)...his feet may be hurting from the hard ground we ride in an making the splint even more angry. Hope he feels better really soon!!!!

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    1. Yeah i'll def dive in deeper if this doesn't work :) The ground is such a point of contention. It was great last week cause they drug it more but it was hard as usual Tuesday night :(

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    1. Thanks! He thinks he's on vacation lol!

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  12. Aw hope he heals soon.

    If you'd like to, please check out my blog: www.kingofthefaeries.blogspot.com :)

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  13. Eee that's frustrating. Cold hosing does wonders though, I'm sure he'll be fine!

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    1. Light hack tomorrow so we shall see how he's doing :)

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  14. Poor Henry. Fingers crossed he gets better quick.
    Loved the questions :-)

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    1. Thanks! He's been happy as a clam :) lol

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