Thursday, January 26, 2012

Giant Geldings Galore

Day one of stall rest is complete. I pulled Izzy out for a quick grooming and she was ridiculous--wiggling all over to make sure I curried her thoroughly and making faces at me while begging for treats.

What can I say? So far, the time off is definitely agreeing with her.

I pulled her braids out to let her mane rest for a day. It's all on the correct side now, yay!

That's all the news on the Izzy front.

I forgot to take a picture of his face, but here's the giant gelding I rode today. He's like 17+ tall. He's much more attractive than Seamus (I think), but he also doesn't jump. So it goes.

I rode in a dressage saddle for the first time in ages, and actually felt ok. Laddie has the same sire as Izzy, but his dam must have been fancier. He's like riding around on a giant, fluffy, slow cloud. He is deceptively elegant to watch--big moving, graceful, pretty.

He also has a fused vertebrae in his neck and isn't always sure where his hind legs are at any given time, so he is prone to falling if he gets to stretch forward too much. Still, he's a sweetie. A large, dumb, sweetie.

I think I'll be investing in a pair of spurs here shortly though. I'll be lucky if I'm not sore tomorrow from all the leg I had to use to keep him forward.


  1. Yeah updates on all the horses you are riding, I like!! Izzy sounds like she is enjoying her break.

  2. Is he a Wobbler? spinal fusion and no hind legs sounds Wobbley to me :)

    He also sounds ADORABLE. love spunky manes like that!

  3. Oh you are going to be in such good riding shape after riding all these different horses!

  4. Riding him sounds kind of dangerous. How are you supposed to know how much is too much forward?

    Look at those nice ears listening to you. He's not a dummy. I think you have something against nice horses. Kind of like a girl who only dates the bad boys. ;)

  5. Gingham--I honestly don't know. I was under the impression he'd have more dramatic symptoms if he did.

    Val--His neck was injected and the situation is under control. This horse has vet work up the wazoo. Or at least, that's what they told me. :p

    What can I say? I like the snarky mares. Maybe all this time with the boys will convert me.

  6. Sounds likey ou are getting to ride a great range of horses.

  7. Yep, mare people will probably always be mare people. I don't get along with mares, but that doesn't mean I don't like them. I just don't want to ride one or own one lol. So I understand if you feel the same way about geldings (they aren't dumb though lol). He sounds really awesome, well aside from the fused neck. I'm glad you're getting a good workout on all of these nice horses.

    Give Izzy lot's of hugs for us. :D


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