Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
My Plans Are Upset--But At Least I Get to Ride Tilly Again
I got to the stable Wednesday, all prepared to ride Tercel again and ready to see if I could get my Stubben Siegfried to fit him. Of course I also brought out my EZ-Fit saddle to use if the Stubben did not fit at all. I got there, Debbie’s car was not there, I went into the stable and Debbie’s daughter Sam told me that Debbie’s mother had died the night before, so everything was in total confusion. Sam kindly gave me a…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2015 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments
Tilly is a Pony
The heat wave continues down here in NC, highs in the 90’s as far as one can see. I just got to ride once this week, but to help alleviate my boredom I got to ride a horse I’ve never ridden before!
Tilly is a pony, about 13.3? She is a sort of “dusty” palomino with a lot of pink skin around her muzzle. She is 30 years old, and I learned a little about her history. She was supposed to be horse sized (her dam was 16.1,) but her dam died the day after birth…Continue
Posted on July 18, 2015 at 12:32pm
The Summer Doldrums
It has been rather hot down here, weeks of highs in the mid to upper 90’s F. In spite of having no air conditioning in my mobile home my MS has not gotten much worse, at least I am not stumbling all over the place and falling, and the horses are still letting me keep contact with the bit. It has been so hot that most of my painful muscle cramps have gone away and I have been able to stop using the Back on Track things on myself and the horses I ride. I think the…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2015 at 2:09pm
Forty-five years ago today I finally got my first horse, Hat Tricks, after wanting, desiring, yearning and begging for a horse for thirteen years.
When I got my first horse I felt WONDERFUL. But I had almost no experience with horses. Just trail riding for 4 years as a kid in South America (horses already groomed and tacked up) in no way gave me enough experience to deal with owning a horse. Luckily, due to reading every non-fiction book on…Continue
Posted on July 4, 2015 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment
Hot and Muggy
Summer weather has arrived down here in NC with a vengeance. Highs in the upper 90’s F, lows in the mid 70’s F, the sweat pours off of me, the horses come in from the paddocks with sweat matted coats, the insects are super active, the cows in the neighboring pasture congregate in the pond, and we appreciate any breeze. We wish for cooler weather in vain, the coolest high for the next ten days will be 93 F, and we may get several days at 100 F or higher. It is far…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2015 at 12:32pm