Friday, December 6, 2013

5 Day Challenge Day 2

Thursday evening... got Henry, tacked up, quick lunge, went to get on and he turned into a fire breathing dragon- went out to lunge more and he blew off a lot of steam and bucks, got on and he was still high so I went right to work.

Our ride consisted of keeping his mind busy because he was spooking at EVERYTHING- so NOT normal for him!


Silly horse!

He got a trainer ride Friday (cause I am not able to make the lesson Saturday and wanted him to get jumped this week)- the report was that he was really good. A new WS rode him so I am glad it went well. I'm not too good at sharing my horse ha!

Onto day 2 :)

6. Favorite equestrian book and movie
I love all books horse related that I could get my hands on at the library or convince someone to buy as a child. As an adult I love that we have a lot of resources on line, i know that isn't a book but it's helpful and at my finger tips.

 I LOVED National Velvet at a child, def my fav :)



7. Most common riding misconception
 That because you have a horse you are rich. Actually I don't shop, buy anything extra, go on vacation (even out of town or somewhere close for the weekend), I work a full time job and sacrifice most things that others do on a weekly basis ;)

8. Two riding strengths and one weakness
Strengths- 1. I have a solid leg, I attribute that to my first trainer who was HARD CORE about basics. 2. I am a hard worker and can be pushed pretty hard.



Weakness- anyone who rides with me can tell you that I have HORRIBLE posture ha! I have had it all my life and I can't seem to get my crap together!

9. Least favorite thing about horses and/or riding
Injury... I wish that they could tell me what hurts, is uncomfortable or not right. I hate the unknown and having to guess whats going on my ruling things out.

10. What do you feed your horse?   
Henry- 3 flakes of Alfalfa, 1 flake of oat and 1 flake of grass. Also a large scoop (3-4 quarts) of Strategy, Smartpak Smartcombo, Electrolytes, Psylium and bug off.

Grayson- 2 flakes of  an Alfalfa grass mix. A small bit of Ultium Growth.  

16 comments:

  1. Good one for #9. It would be so great if our horses could just tell us what hurts.

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  2. #7
    I completely get it. I measure almost everything against my horse' s board and my husband and I have only splurged on one big vacation. It is worth it to me.

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    1. Exactly! We haven't ever vacationed! lol oops

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  3. Silly high horses! I totally agree with number 7, horses can be expensive but so can any hobby... And I'm a thousand percent with you on number 9!

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    1. Totally! Hubby loves cars and working on his project.. thats expensive too! Luckily he is willing to take it slow cause we can't afford 2 big hobby's!

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  4. Silly Henry, it's that time of year! What do you feed the Psylium for, if I may ask?

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    1. He was nuts!

      It's to help him not have sand colic since he eats off the ground at times. :)

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  5. I've never seen National Velvet. I guess I need to get my butt in gear and watch it!

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  6. Your leg is pretty sick. I'm super jealous.

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    1. Haha thanks! I think Henry's stopping habit (in the past) has made me really aware of a solid base too.

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  7. So agree with #7! Sometimes I run into almost the opposite with friends, they don't understand why I can't go to Vegas for a long weekend or go shopping at the mall every week.

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    1. YES!! Exactly.. we spend out money on other things :)

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  8. I will trade you some good posture for some of your good leg :)

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