Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
After Five Weeks off Cider Turns into a Pretzel Again
Last Sunday I finally got to ride Cider again. She did not seem too thrilled about the prospect when Shannon groomed her and tacked her up. She did nothing bad, she just did not seem to like the fact that her vacation was over.
Going into the ring was fine. Everything was fine until I asked her to walk by the fence on contact, the Cider started twisting herself, head toward Shannon, bulging out against my outside leg,…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2016 at 12:25pm
Posted on January 30, 2016 at 12:26pm
Winter Comes Back to Stay
Fortunately, since I am in the South, it is not a terribly severe winter. So far, all the precipitation has been liquid. Even with several killing frosts, some flies appear when it gets warm, and then another killing frost hammers them. Nights in the 20s F eventually get those nasty flies out of the picture.
Talking about flies, I have noticed something this year. In 2014, I noticed that the population of the “buzz bomber” flies was miniscule, and…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2016 at 12:00pm
You Would Think That Spring Was Here
Between nights in the 20s F and days and nights of rain, it has been difficult for me to ride, therefore last week I seized the chance to ride twice, on Mia, two days in a row.
Wednesday morning came in at 23 F so I did not get to ride. Fortunately Debbie did not have a lesson already scheduled for Thursday morning so I got to ride then. When Debbie curried Mia gobs and gobs of Mia’s sub-coat came off, and when I got after her…Continue
Posted on January 9, 2016 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment
At least I started the New Year right, I got to ride Mia on Jan. 1, the only time I got to ride this week.
On Tuesday I saw a few Bradford Pear trees in bloom in Charlotte, NC.
After three inches of rain and unseasonable warmth, a cold front finally pushed the rain off to the East. It was brisk on Friday with a cold breeze and it was still cloudy so there was no sun to bask in. When I was using my slicker brushes on Mia’s coat I found out that Mia has already…Continue
Posted on January 2, 2016 at 3:30pm