Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Past Few Months in a Nutshell

Hi friends! This is going to be a quick updating frenzy of a blog post. 

Daisy and I did another LD! (Limited distance ride). The same 15 mile ride we did last fall.
We rode most of the course alone, which was very liberating. Unfortunately Daisy vetted out all A's metabolically (which is awesome!) except with lameness in her left hind leg at the trot. I felt awful. I think she pulled a muscle as the course was very muddy. She was okay after a couple days and then the lameness moved to her diagonal front leg. That put us out of riding for a couple weeks. 

I am currently reconsidering what our goals are (if any) for the rest of the riding season (beyond just enjoying rides for pleasure).

My nephew who was born in July is walking! He is my favorite little man :)

Speaking of men... another favorite! This is Jacob, with me on my graduation from college with an associates degree in business administration. He has been my real favorite for a few months now ;)

 As for equine men... do you remember this big guy?!

I got in contact with the equestrian team that took Ladd back in 2011... and tonight I had the pleasure of reuniting with him for a lesson!

He is still a joy. I'm guessing he must be around 12 or 13 now, and you can tell. He has really mellowed out.

He is out 24/7 with a herd of geldings in a HUGE pasture. I'm happy for him :)

He was a good boy for me! And boy am I sore.

I'm so thankful for all the blessings in my life. Equines and people :)

P.S... I'm still trimmin'! Healthy feet make happy horses. 
Hope you're all well!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Just a Quick Shout-Out :)

Hey my friends!

I guess I finally became a truly neglectful blogger.
Social networking is so much easier than blogging is. It's easier to log in (for my situation), easier to upload photos, easier to arrange them... Blogger went on the backburner.

I've been trimming more and more. At this time I'm still attending a community college, so I don't do any advertising really. I have 27 personal horse clients that I trim at this time :)

I became an aunt in July! I love to spend time with my nephew, Benaiah. He is such a cutie! :)

Daisy and I have been enjoying the use of the horse trailer that we got last year. We didn't do any events really this year. She abscessed in June which caused us to miss a barrel race we planned on. We finally got to a couple hunterpaces.

Daisy today, as we did a final tack-check before this weekend.

This coming weekend we will compete in our first 15 mile (24km) competitive trail ride! It's actually a competititive conditioning ride, not a true CTR (It's a CDR), but it's the farthest we'll have ever ridden on a day. I am so excited! We're borrowing some endurance tack from a friend ;) (I should have seen some endurance coming when that endurance saddle came under my ownership a few years ago! ;) )

 We shove off for the showgrounds Saturday morning. Vet checks are Saturday afternoon. We camp out in the horse trailer overnight and head out for the ride Sunday morning! Upon completion the horses are re-evaluated by a vet and then placed based on timing and physical condition. 

I can hardly wait! Depending on how Daisy does on Sunday and whether she likes it, I'm hoping to continue to do CTR's with her next year. Maybe we'll get a 25 mile and 30 mile under our belt ;)

I hope you're all doing well! 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I'm Driving Miss Daisy....

Today, Daisy's trailer came home. Looking forward to our maiden voyage in the near future. . . 


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