On the Road to the Canter
Cantering Cole has been tough for me, but it’s my own fault. I never taught him to canter on the lounge line before I started riding him—or for that matter—all winter when I was lounging him before I rode him. I have to confess, part of the problem is I don’t like lounging. I see nothing wrong with it, but my time is limited and I prefer riding. Once I…Continue
So, I have found my child a lovely spot where he can run and play with kids his own age.
Saturday, I came from the barn he's at, after discussing it with the manager there that he needed a different spot, and I went to the local tack shop for Garlic (bad mosquitoes here) and a tail strap. I walk into the shop and see a girl I haven't seen in years. I've known her for closing in on a decade, she was a teenager then. So, we get to chatting about our various steeds, and she…Continue
Added by MagsNMe on May 23, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
This is just one of those Sundays, it is raining so I can't ride, but I can't complain as we are in a drought and we need every drop of rain. The horses are going to adore the fresh new growth in their pastures and we will have a whole week with no below freezing temperatures. Ah, spring.
Wednesday, when I got to the stable Debbie was trying to finish a barn chore and she asked me to…Continue
Added by Jackie Cochran on March 6, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Ah my little child, she is quite the charmer. Lately when being taken out to the field, she's been squealing and rearing. Her very favourite means of letting you know she's ready to be seriously naughty. So, we've put on her rope halter, it only takes one good thwack of that with the nice heavy lead rope... consequences, and it's done.
Had a very lovely ride on her today. I think I may have convinced her that I am more patient than she is, I'm not going to give in just…Continue
So, last night Maggie and I had a lesson. We were outfitted with the running martingale, which is working well, although it got adjusted a bit tighter. Beauty of the running, it only engages when you need it and it doesn't help you actually ride your horse or get it round. It also takes away Maggie's favourite game of throwing her head in the air and doing whatever the hell she really wants to do... always a bonus.
So, we warmed up and then out comes the longe whip. Now we're…Continue
Added by MagsNMe on August 12, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Champion Suprême d'Eté
Deutsches Reitpony (RHLD), 1m45, palomino
Père/father: FS Champion de Luxe
Mère/mother: Power Lady (x Power Boy)…
Added by Elevage d'Eté on August 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
So sad to hear that Oki Doki is no longer with us….who needs cheering up? The great thing about age is the ability to enjoy the little equine things that possibly were once hidden by the pursuit of rosettes in earlier days:…