I haven't quite reached consistent every day riding because we've had some serious rain and Passover happened too. But I'll take whatever I can get.
This weekend was a busy one. I had a bridal shower to attend on Saturday at 1 and a baby shower on Sunday at 11.
Both parties were right smack in the middle of prime riding hours, but you know, you do what you gotta do. The best part about having horses at home is that I can work around these things. I couldn't ride before the parties since the horses were having their turnout out then, but I was able to ride after both days.
Jampy has started the season off acting like the mature individual he ought to be for an 18 year old. I haven't quite made it all the way to the scary end of the ring just yet (soon though, I promise!) but he's been soft and hasn't been overly spooky. At least not when I get on before dusk. Old man really hates the dark!
I'm in kind of a conundrum with Romey. I don't really want to sink a ton of emotion, time, and money into him if he's not going to stay sound. On the other hand, I think there's a pretty fancy hunter stuck inside there. And also, what do I do with him if he's not going to be a riding horse? My place is not set up for a horse that doesn't work. I'm on a busy road so they can't be out when no one is home. And turnout for a couple hours a day isn't enough if that's all he's getting. So these next few months and vet visits will have to help me figure things out for him.
Sunday I had him lunge with tack on just to see his thoughts on that. He didn't mind too much. He's always been girthy which showed itself when he first was getting going, but otherwise the tack didn't bother him at all. And I just can't get over how excited he gets for the bridle! He literally puts it on himself. I showed it to him, he opened his mouth and shoved his face into it. So cute! When I first got him, back in the stone age, I had to get someone tall to help me bridle him. Funny how things change, isn't it?
|all that stone belongs in my driveway... thanks snowplow.|
|This high quality Seder plate was made by 8 year old me in Hebrew School|
|I also made this Matzo Cover. I think this might have been at 9 years old. Just before I became a Hebrew School dropout.|
And my niece looks like she's getting ready for a pony...