Monday, January 30, 2012

Treading Water

This is Tommy, aka Giant Gelding #4. He comes from a dressage background and is a ridiculously fancy horse. This picture really doesn't do him justice; I'll have to round up one that does eventually. I purloined a ride on him on Saturday. We did a little tiny bit of work in the arena, then headed out for a trail ride. He was a little snippy with the other gelding, but otherwise was super quiet.

No rides for me Sunday or today. That's the problem with not having my own horse available--I can catch ride when other horses are available, but when it's 55f and sunny? Ha. Everyone else rides. Get well soon Izzy!

My poor old phone finally bit the dust last week, so I excised some of my pent up nervousness about the pony situation by upgrading to some sort of fancy, newfangled smartphone. It's not an iphone. It's red. I had to have someone help me set it up, but now it's working brilliantly.

The good news about that is I can now check email when I'm at home. I haven't figured out mobile blogger yet, but it will probably happen. Eventually.

And Izzy's flooffy butt. She's still on stall rest until February 26th, so I made a list of things I am going to do with her. In fact, I used the "memo" function on my new phone. I am so classy now.
-Remove chestnuts
-clip bridle path
Wash tail
-Trim Fetlocks
-Touch up trim jawline
-Tidy up mane
-Wash legs
-Clean up hocks
-Watch for thrush
-Clean/condition halter
-Replace lead rope.

Nothing too exciting. I keep telling myself that this is just a phase. I'm learning and riding other horses and it's killing me not to ride my own horse, who really is the prettiest one there. Hopefully, she'll be back with a vengeance at the end of February.


  1. She definitely wins prettiest tail! I think it's great in a weird this-is-life-telling-you-something-kind-of-way that you are forced to ride other will be great for you in the long run!

  2. Hey, that's 11 things to do! Just do one a day and a third of Izzy's
    "imprisonment" will be over. And even better, some of the things can be done more than once.

    Then too, you need to add...hug, kiss, feed treats to, and spoil in general. Time will fly by.

  3. Yay for new phone! Can you hand walk her at all? Seems like such a waste of a pretty day. At least you had the pups to go running with. :D


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