Friday, October 30, 2015

Blog Hop: SmartPak Favorite Products

Thanks Breeches and Boat Shoes for a great hop!

What is your favorite equestrian specific product that you use when you are at the barn?

I LOVE Vetrolin Shine... love love love. My fav :) My crack!

What is your favorite non equestrian specific product that you use when you are at the barn?

Castile Soap- best man part wash ever (and I have tried a handful of other soaps)! And Henry's parts get so nasty so this stuff is a life saver, thanks L for introducing it to me!!

What is your horses favorite equestrian specific product to use or wear?

I am going to go with my saddle.. he better love it!!! Custom Antares for you Henry, LOVE it!

What is the best equestrian related gift you were ever given, and why does it mean so much?

Does Henry count? I mean he wasn't given to me persay but hubby puts up with me keeping him and paying for him ever month... maybe not willingly but hey I still have him :)

If you had the ability to create any product or anything to make your time at the barn better, no matter how rediculous or against the law of physics it might be- what would that be?

The ability to push a button and the arena to be drug and perfect footing before I ride, yes please!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Henry giving his model pose :)

So we went and saw the specialist about his footsie on Friday... It was all great news so that is good!!

Basically it's a shoeing issue... he has high low- right foot is "higher" then the left so we have to even them out. They weren't even worried about the crack, they said it's a symptom of his feet not being right.

X-rays are all good too!

He has some fun, expensive and custom shoes on! I am about the paint the bottom red... Louis Vuitton's!!

Hacked him Tuesday and he was fab! A bit spookie but that is to be expected since he hasn't done his normal work in a couple weeks- flatting just isn't the same as jumping! He felt great at the trot... like AMAZING! We shall see if this is a new normal- lets hope that we are on the right path!

Also still feeling the burn at the 2 point... #2poitntober ... my goal is to get to 10 min so we shall see if I can muster up the will by the end of the month!

Here's to lots more riding on Mr H and his toes feeling awesome!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fly Sheet Love...

I have had the same Kensington Fly set up for Henry for about 2 years now.. its has always worked great until now. It started rubbing his withers so it has been benched.

Tell me about your fly sheet and what ones you love!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Terrible 2's?

Graysons NOT da man .... someone has bit the terrible 2's maybe?

We have been working on lunging... to the left, he is amazing!! To the right, lets just say it's been a work in progress and we are still working.

I thought that things were going well, then about 5 ish weeks ago he decided he didn't want to lunge to the right and the right lead is not an option.

It's been a oh so fun, NOT!

Pray for us! LOL... I keep telling myself, he's a gelding and he will give in!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

So much to catch up on....

#2pointtober is coming along... our baseline was 4:43 ... in case anyone is wondering, 2 point at the walk sucks lol

Henry is getting lots of walking, grooming and attention. I have been moisturizing and begging his hoof to grow... also upped his biotin.

He was starting to get a tad wild under saddle so I went to hand walking... that was like walking a hot air balloon so trainer said to lunge him then start riding again if he is sound...

Trotted him and he is still sound so I have started incorporating some lunging... just a tad. I don't want to make anything worse till after Friday.

Friday we head to a specialist bc I want to make sure that he has the right shoe on to give him the most support and that this heals 100%. Henry doesn't seem to know that his hoof needs some tlc so thats great! Stupid quarter crack!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Brookside Show 2015

I was able to head up to the Medal Finals to watch L and Ramone and J and Sonny. They all did awesome!

Holy 3'6 looks so big!!

I was dreaming that I was there showing...

Friday, October 9, 2015

4 Things... and 4 More

Shamelessly taken from L :)

Four names people call me other then my real name:
1. Mommy
2. Babe
3. Kar Kar
4. K

Four Job's I've had:
1. Project Manager
2. Outdoor Science Teacher
3. Restaurant Manager
4. Lifeguard/Pool Manager

Four Movies I've watched more then once:
1. Step Up
2. Night at the Roxbury
3. Frozen
4. Secretariat

Four Books I'd Recommend:
1. The Bible
2. Anything by Francine Rivers
3. Hunt Seat Eq by GM
4. I wish I had more time to read...

Four Places I have lived:
1. With my parents
2. College Dorm
3 A house with 10 girls in college
4. Our home

Four Places I have visited:
1. Florida
2. Missouri
3. New York
4. Canada

Four Places I'd rather be:
1. Hawaii
2. A horse show
3. At the barn
4. A tropical island

Four thing's I'd rather not eat:
1. Shashimi
2. Bugs
3. Extremely Spicy peppers
4. Slimy things

Four of my fav food:
1. Dr Pepper, does that count?
2. Pumpkin anything!
3. Thai
4. BBQ

Four TV shows I watch:
1. First 48
2. 2 Broke Girls
3. Duck Dynasty
4. Grays Anatomy

Four things I'm looking forward to this year:
1. Hubby's vacation
2. Taking our kiddo's to Disneyland
3. Christmas, i love Christmas!
4. Maybe getting to another horse show!

Four things I'm always saying:
1. No! I do have small kids lol
2. For real?!?!
3. Woo hoo

Four Horse Breeds I've ridden:
2. WB
3. QH
4. Fjord

Crazy ottb ;)

Four Dog Breeds I like:
1. Aussies
2. Jack Russle
3. Aussies
4. Golden's

Four Horse Events I want to participate in:
2. Large Rated show and do well!
3. One of the historic hunter shows
4. A year end show/series

Four of my fav animals:
1. Horse
2. Horse
3. Horse
4. Ponies

Four places I would like to go:
1. Hawaii
2. Florida to WEF
3. Fiji
4. Greese

Four things I wish for:
1. Long healthy lives for my family
2. Protection over my daughters and husband
3. Joy and happiness
4. That i would always be thankful for all the blessing I have

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Go with that gut instinct

Sunday Henry got a nice hack ... I had the whole arena to myself and the footing was nicely drug :)

Treats Please!!

Monday I had our shoer look at Henry's right front because it needed some attention... basically the aluminum's don't work for us, Henry needs more support then they can provide. He developed a crack because of them... shoer thought he had it stopped but as we found out Monday he didn't. I am SO glad I listened to my gut and made him come look at it.

Hopefully it doesn't take too long to heal.. send Henry your happy healing prayers!!

So lots of turn out and hanging out for Henry right now...

Grayson I am coming for you now lol!!

Tuesday Henry got turned out and I headed out to the ranch and R and I got all 7 horses out (only G is mine lol) and I was in charge of 3 and she 4.... 7 is so many!!! lol

B rode Rocky

I worked on more lunging with G, stopping and standing when I say whoa ... he is great to the left and getting better to the right, not as much stopping and facing me so that is awesome- keep improving G!!

There is a new 2.5 year old out at the ranch so he has a buddy thats the same age as him now! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Water Is Falling From the Sky!

Watching the rain as we cooled down Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon I had a fun hack... There were lots of people at the barn and thankfully Henry doesn't care about the chaos.

It was raining so everyone was inside- lots of trying not to get run into or run over. I really really really wish that people knew left left when passing. If only...

We warmed up at the walk, did a nice long walk and then went to the trot.. my goal was to do some shoulder in/out, haunches in/out and leg yields but with like 6 other people all over the place that didn't happen. I just went through the paces and did a little counter canter work after a few of them left.

Dirty mirror selfie :)

Thursday I snuck in a quick 25 min hack before the dentist came.

I had the whole arena to myself so I did lots of long and low and changes of direction. Henry was forward but willing... I really love riding this horse.

Cleaned him up and then he had a dentist appointment... poor guy! I am NOT a fan of the human dentist so it makes me anxious to even watch the horse dentist. lol.. but I learned a lot and made it ;)

Letting the drugs wear off
I waited around for an hour after the appointment was done to make sure that he was ok.. he was still a bit out of it when I left so I came back in the evening to make sure he was ok....

He was ok, even brought a snack for our walk haha!

He's going to get Fri and Sat turn out and then I hope to hack Sunday.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Twinkle Toes

Look at that big boy!! And that pretty saddle ;)

Been working on grown up stuff with this guy.

He is great lunging to the left, to the right he likes to stop and face me when he is done lol... baby stuff but its getting better! Its hard being Grayson - not!

New bell boots for G! Black sparkles lol!

His feet must also be feeling better because he plays on the line now- we didn't know that he knew how to buck! lol... Turkey better get over that!!

Rocky, Grayson and Iggy