Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
When I arrived at Debbie’s barn her daughter, Sam, was hosing down a TALL chestnut mare’s left hock. Another mare had kicked her there during turnout, and it was swelling. When Debbie’s granddaughter led Bingo to me, I had her tie him up several stalls down from the wash stalls because the mare was not happy at all about being hosed. Then Sam had to get Debbie’s help because the mare refused, refused, and refused again to take her medicine. So I had to start…Continue
Posted on April 22, 2017 at 12:30pm
Winter Tries to Return
This week was full of physical soreness for me, and changing weather for the horses.
When I arrived at Debbie’s stable Wednesday morning for my lesson I told Debbie that I was not up to much activity. That suited Debbie just fine; she had to give her soon to be endurance horse, the Arab gelding Tercel, another ride before her first formal long distance ride to get him used to his new endurance bridle and breastplate. She also wanted my opinion on how…Continue
Posted on April 8, 2017 at 12:05pm
Bingo Tells Me That I Am Just Not Steady Enough
Wednesday morning was beautiful, cool enough so I could wear my Back on Track back and neck wraps and warm enough that I could wear my spring riding tights and just a light jacket against the remaining morning chill. The sun was shining, the breeze was balmy, and the horses were happily soaking up the sun.
I did not use the BOT hock boots, since Bingo had made painfully clear that he really does not like them. Of course,…Continue
Posted on April 1, 2017 at 11:52am
A Different Type of Stirrup Leather
This week was so much better for me; I got to ride three times on three different horses! The weather cooperated as far as precipitation, though there was a cold North wind each morning. At least it was above freezing all three mornings, a big improvement over last week.
My riding teacher, Debbie, has been making me work on my lower leg more as I have been adapting to my latest saddle, the Pegasus Butterfly saddle. Due to this saddle’s…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2017 at 11:54am
Bitter Cold and Warmer Rains Interfere With My Riding
My apologies for missing three weeks of blogging. What is there to say--lows in the 20’s F, and often rain on the days that were warm enough for my scheduled lessons. It is hopefully the last gasp of winter. I do take comfort with the idea that several nights in the low 20’s F after weeks of warm, spring like weather may kill many fly larvae, reducing the plague of flies that come to the Southern states during the spring or…Continue
Posted on March 18, 2017 at 12:56pm