But anyway, let's talk about the past week! I arrived, as you know last Wednesday. Thursday morning I headed straight to the barn to see the baby Badger.
I wasn't sure what to expect, as trainer had also been home in CT. Thus Badger had FIVE days of vacation! Yikes! He did get turned out everyday, and also spent an hour on the walker each afternoon, so at least he got out and some semblance of work. Fortunately, he was a pretty good boy. Our trot work went fine. He feels great, I think we're finally getting past this hoof debacle we've been dealing with all summer. He was a bit sassy for canter though, so I pulled out my amateur card (remember, I have barely ridden in 3 weeks!) and had trainer shut down that bad behavior real quick. He apologized and went back to being a good pony.
After playing with ponies, I headed back up to the house. We had some family friends coming early evening for a quick boat ride down the intracoastal to look at the holiday lights.
It was a pretty quiet day after ponies, but I did go see a movie with the parents in the evening. And that was about it!
Saturday I was hoping to get to jump Cara a bit more, but the weather wasn't all that cooperative. We did get to flat though. Badger flatted too and was a very good pony. I think he's growing up you guys! Finally!
Sunday is the day off at Trainer's barn, so instead we took the big boat out off shore to catch some fishies!
In all honesty, I'm a total bad luck Chuck when we go fishing and we usually don't catch anything. But we had a successful outing. Step mom reeled in a Mahi Mahi first thing when we dropped our lines.
New Years day was back to riding the ponies! Since they were off the day before it was another flat day. It was pretty breezy and I was a little worried Badger would be a freshy pants, but he was actually great. Better than he was on Saturday even. Hopefully next trip I'll get to jump him a little.
|Wild big mare!|
Yesterday we were rained out from riding. Instead I got to see the Wellington Dover store which is pretty freakin' fancy you guys! I didn't buy anything, but it was fun to browse. (I know, who am I not buying anything?!) I spent the rest of the day catching up on some work because it was gross out.
Badger was rained out again. He's wearing glue on shoes and he's at the very end of his cycle, so taking him out in the mud is not the best choice. I did get to flat Cara a little though, so it wasn't a total loss.
After ponies today, My dad and I drove south to visit our new warehouse in Pompano Beach. We moved a few months ago, but neither of us had seen it yet. It's probably double the size of the old place, and it was nice to see our manager down there.
How was your week? Are you staying warm? Getting snow where you are?