Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello Blogger World!

We just got back from a lovely vacation on the Oregon Coast. Ahhh.

It may be commonplace to those of you who live close to the ocean, but for land-bound people like myself, it's wonderfully refreshing.

I got out to see Izzy on Saturday. She came with my happily enough, but when I mounted to ride over to the arena, she proceeded to have a massive meltdown fit of near-ulcer proportions. She even backed through an irrigation ditch and almost spun on to the road. I decided it was not the best day to try and ride through it, so I got off and made her stand facing away from her pasture. It took a good 20 minutes of standing, followed by another 20 of lunging to reinstall a brain, but then she was ok.

Yesterday, though...
It's ok to be jealous. She is THAT FABULOUS!!!

I did lunge her briefly, just to see if she was going to be ok. She was fine.

I mounted up and off we went.



With impulsion.


We're still working out contact issues, but those are probably more my issue than hers. Our right lead canter transition is back with a vengeance. The left lead is improving. Her trot was breath-taking. Her walk was great. Have I mentioned that I totally love this mare? I do. She's the wondermare for a reason.

Folks, I think Izzy is growing up and I love it!


  1. It's always a wonderful day when you get a great ride! Happy smiles.

    The ocean is somehow always amazing. I am not familiar with the Pacific, but the Atlantic sure is. *G*

  2. Sounds like a great ride - forward, engaged, impulsion - what more could you want?
    Great picture of the ocean.

  3. awesome it also sounds like her turnout has been great for her mind and happiness too! :)

  4. Aw, I can feel your happiness leaping off the screen! :) So happy for you two-Izzy sounds like she is going to be an (even more) amazing mare, and you two make a lovely picture. Congrats, and I'm very jealous you got to see the NW coast, my favorite!

  5. That is awsome and she is so gorgeous!


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