|R NOT FUNNY MUM|
She's a big lady. She isn't particularly tall, but she's wide and strong and sturdy.
|and she looks so fetch in purple|
She's in training twice a week, where my trainer puts w/t/c dressage basics on her for 20-30 minutes a ride. If they a miss a day or a week, it's not a big deal. It is important to me that ZB learn to be a solid equine citizen. It is not important that we hit a competitive goal this year.
I'm at the barn at least four days a week outside of the trainer rides. I try to be sure Zoe has a solid day a week to be a horse with no particular expectations.
|hand grazing ftw|
1-2 times a week, I try to get on and work on something productive and related to dressage.
|clearly i need lessons|
Outside of that, I just don't worry about it. ZB is a big lady. She's growing. By all accounts, she has another couple years of growing to go. Her body is big, but her joints haven't closed.
|PRANCIN OVER TARP|
We spend a lot of time wandering around outside the arena. Learning to be completely relaxed in arena traffic. Playing with tarps and other fun toys and expanding her natural intelligence and curiosity.
I want to have a solid show horse eventually, but I have years to do that. Right now, I'm focused on developing my very cool baby mare into the fun, safe partner I've always wanted.
|HELPIN MUM GET HELMUT|
That looks different from day to day. Not gonna lie, it completely melted my icy black heart when a special little girl came to the barn and Zoe just put her head down and closed her eyes and let her forelock get braided.
|JUS BEIN DISNEY HORSE|
I'm in no hurry. Every day is fun. I look forward to just spending time with ZB and it doesn't even matter to me what we're doing.
|WANT SMOOSH SHORTY DOG|
We have time.