Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Winter is coming...

Compliments of my 2 year old :)

Last night I was on my own for the hack. There were people around the barn so that was nice to not be alone :) And I begged hubby to come with in-case no one was there.

Got Henry, tacked up, did a quick lunge and hopped on. By this time there was a lesson going on.

BTW he is getting his winter coat.. I swear it happened over night!

Henry was pretty good, a few hairy eyes at the flapping tent and the guys and their trucks (jumping in and out, messing around, leading this in it and driving way to aggressively) but as long as I keep my inside leg on him and lift my inside hand a little, he pays attention to me and is a good boy.

I worked on soft (backing, halting, keeping in a frame) and traditions (sharp, keeping in a frame and a good pace).

My new pad has started to squeak .. it's lovely lol.

After I was done and cooled Henry out, B got to have a little ride... I love that she wants to ride Henry. On the drive to the barn she told me that I was going to ride Buster and she was going to ride Henry- good try girl! Henry was SO careful when B was on him... I lead Henry and Hubby kept a hand on B in-case something happened and he needed to grab B. In no time she will be hacking him around!

Hosed off Henry since he was sweaty and hubby walked him while B and I cleaned tack, put everything away and chatted with Erica :)

Lesson tonight, off tomorrow, hack Thursday, maybe a trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday :)

She Moved to Texas  is having a contest.. check it out, errr not cause I want to win!

22 comments:

  1. Connor's winter coat is growing in like mad too! I'm ready to clip him already, it's killing me, but I have to wait til it's actually staying cool. Agh!

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    1. I know right! Soon the clippers will come out!

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  2. A horse's coat is one sure sign! :)

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  3. ugh, I hate winter coats. :P But I always get to spend way less money and breathe a sigh of relief because I don't have to spend tons of money on Anti Sweet Itch stuff :P

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    1. Haha thats one nice thing for you!

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  4. Ugh. Walker is getting his winter coat too. Too soon!

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    1. I wish it would stay 80 all year long :)

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  5. Even in FL with weather still in the 80s I see the start of fluff booooo!

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    1. Soon it will be cold and we will have clipped ponies!

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  6. ugh, winter... flappy tents, rain/mud, and lots of sweaty layers..... on the bright side, soup, scarves, pretty leaves, and fires glowing in the fireplace :)

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    1. Hahaha all the bright side things pale in comparison to a horse person! lol but I do love winter for the bright side things :)

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  7. everytime somebody says "winter is coming" I have flashes of men with swords walking around in heavy fur coats.

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  8. Winter? Really? ;-)
    But seriously I wanted to cry when I felt the boys last week and they are starting to be covered in peach fuzz... I'm not ready for this. Especially since I saw a forecast with snow for the weekend...

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    1. Soon it will be body clipping and blankets!

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  9. Like Dragon, I am still stuck on the GOT reference.

    Harley's summer dapples are gone! Time for fuzziness.

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    1. The days of clean, shinny ponies are gone- boo hoo!

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  10. It's nice to see B with a winter coat and NOT be able to see his ribs. Still trying to decide if I want him to grow a good coat or start blanketing at night so that it's not as hard to cool out this winter... BUT I LIKE FUZZY PONIES!

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    1. Henry will be clipped :) He has a wardrobe to die for lol!

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  11. I have never seen Loki with a fuzzy coat, yet. I can't wait!!

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