Thursday evening we had our monthly
Anyway, back to ponies.
Saturday was a long day. I had a first birthday to attend at 11, after running a few errands first.
|More pony bracelets!|
Ah but Sunday.... Sunday was BEAUTIFUL! Maybe a touch cool in the low 60's, but the sun was shining and the ring was dry. All good things, my friends.
I started Sunday riding Jamp. I climbed right on and started our walk around the ring. He seemed to be in a great frame of mind, and even willingly walked to the scary end with no drama. But then, on the way back toward the barn he saw IT. It was the bush next to the barn that had bloomed overnight. Apparently flowers are terrifying. You know, if you're Jamp. He paused mid step and had no idea how to proceed. He really wanted to whirl around and run the other way, but he also didn't want to run back to the scary end of the ring. So he just stood there like a deer in headlights, trembling. He is a special sort that Jampy. I decided to get off, walk him over to the flowers, and then toss him on a lunge line for minute. Definitely the right call. He was CRAZY! He actually bucked amidst his running around in circles. Finally he gave it up, and I was able to climb on and have a nice ride. We even "jumped" a few things!
|totally ready for show season right?|
I decorated his stall and got him a delicious carrot cake:
|Though clearly, not moving in this photo.|
After pony time, I promised the short kids a walk. They were more interested in sniffing and peeing on everything than they were walking, but we got about a mile in.
Tuesday I started my morning off dropping the short kids at Grandma's.
Then it was time to finish up getting the boys ready for the week without me, and myself to the airport. Ugh, I got to the airport and there was no parking. They actually had to open up a special lot allllllll the way on the other side of the airport for people to park. I'm almost 100% sure my car will be stolen or broken into while I'm away. If I had to choose, I hope for stolen, it has a lot of miles on it. Anyway, finally I got to the airport, and got checked in. The flight was uneventful other than the guy behind me eating something that may or may not have died six weeks ago.
This morning I got up bright and early to see Badger!
I also got to take Hermie out for her first ride since getting a new seat and billets. She feels amazing, and looks like a brand new saddle!
What's up with you this Wednesday?