Monday, April 25, 2016

Horse Show Fail

SO SAD!! The horse show was canceled :(

It POOOOORED Friday so they canceled the show.... I was literally ALL ready! Horse schooled really well, bathed, clipped, clothes picked out, trailer packed, tack cleaned, feeling confident and my roadie ready to meet me super early... seriously I was SO bummed.

Addi LOVES Cooper- tho she calls him Henry lol

So after getting home and pouting, hubby and I talked and B and I headed to watch my sister at the rodeo she was in. She made the top 24 call back for Saturday... had an eh run Saturday but then made it back for the to 12 and get this... RAN THE FASTEST TIME OF THE WHOLE RODEO on Sunday. It was killer, she and Katy are amazing!! So proud of her!

Auntie Rachy and Katy's biggest little fan
So instead of a busy weekend, Henry got a relaxing turn out filled weekend ha!

I did get his new fly sheet too... the bugs at our new house aren't so kind to him and Rocky so they have sweet new set ups! I will have to take another picture of Henry with his matching fly mask and boots..

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First Show of the 2016 Season

Saturday we are heading to our first show this season- yahoo!

Throw back to a show in 2012

So this week I have been riding every day to make sure Henry is ready... my arena footing isn't how I want it yet but it's good enough for light hacks. It's teaching Henry to pick up his feet lol!

Monday we has our first ride at home... it was low key and nothing crazy, just wanted to get him out and make sure he was going to behave. He not only behaved, but was perfect... cantered around in our pleasure frame, didn't even bat an eye when the train went by and was just a dream!!

Tuesday I hacked again and Henry was great yahoo! It was short and sweet, I just wanted to get him out since I had a lesson planned for Wednesday morning.

I also hopped on Cooper with B and we did some trotting yay!

Wednesday I headed out in the am to take a lesson. Henry loaded great and we were on our way. Trainer forgot about me but I rode anyways. Henry was a bit strong and forward- so back to our old ways of stopping, backing, cantering till he was tired and gave in. Oh Henry!

Another hack Thursday and lesson Friday. Oh and my arena will be beautifully groomed Thursday morning woot!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

We bought a ranch!!

So I am still here.. I haven't purposefully neglected my blog BUT with all that has happened, I have been a bit busy :-P

The short of it all is... we sold our house and BOUGHT 11 acres, a house, 6 stall MD barn, 4 fenced pastures and an arena. YEP IT'S SURREAL!!

Henry came home yesterday and joined Cooper (B's horse) and Rocky (sisters horse who im going to ride for the next 2 weeks to get in shape). He is LOVEING being able to be out with the other horses and gets quite irritated with me when I put him back in his stall.. if only I could explain to him that he has to work up to being out all day!

I will do a tour of the place once we get it a bit more cleaned up haha!

I will still trailer in weekly for lessons with my trainer, the horses will just be home now :)

Henry and I are doing great...  had two lessons this last week that kicked out booties, I am legit sore lol! We did some fun courses and technical tight turns OF. It was nice to know I hadn't lost my groove after his time off for the crack.

We are headed to a show this weekend!