|Actual footage of me at work.|
Wednesday I didn't ride partly because it was raining and partly because they were having a double bridal shower for two of the girls at the barn who happen to be getting married the same weekend. One is assistant trainer, and one is a fellow boarder. She is super sweet, and even let me ride her horse once when I was ride-less (before management was all no riding other people's horses). It was a fun evening, and kind of nice to have an evening off.
Shiny had the second half of the week off completely. Thursday I rode Pammon, but had horses to braid also. And they were in two different barns, completely opposite directions from each other. I forgot to get photos of the first one which was too bad because she was adorable. And this second one was a freaking moving target the entire time. Hence her braids being mediocre at best. But hey, they're in!
Same thing Friday, Pammon then braids. But Friday I got to have a lesson. And it went great! Not in the sense that we did everything perfectly and rainbows shot out our bums... But in the sense that I made all kinds of different mistakes, and Pammon just kept trying and being a perfect boy for me. Trainer is happy with our progress too, so that always feels nice. Three foot still looks pretty solid to me though. Ha.
|I have no media from said lesson, but here's Pammon's forehead!|
I got to braid the very sweet pony just down the road from me that evening. I struggle to make this one look great. His mane is very coarse and thick, so when it's time to tie up the braids, the tails are difficult to tie in. And it kind of messes everything up. I'm still trying to figure out how to make them better. But I do think they've improved each time I've done him.
And then it was back home to ride and graze all the kiddos there. I started with Pammon. He was apparently EXHAUSTED from his lesson. So he talked me into an easy flat and then we wandered the yard and ate grass. (Well he ate the grass, I was just along for company.)
|Yeah, I rode him into the barn. #lazy|
Anyway, back to Sunday... Once Rio came in, I swept up, they were fed, and I went inside to hang with the pups for a few. Fed them, and took a shower. But I was starving and the local fair was happening soo... I went out and played some games and ate fair food. Also saw this awesome bunny that didn't do very well in the judging, but I wanted to take home. He was super social, and he would stand up on his back legs and wave at you if you spoke to him.
Also won a new pony.
Sunday morning was lesson time with Eros! You guys. I finally had a fantastic lesson with him! Sadly zero media. But it was really great. I let go of his face and just rode him up to the jumps. In return, he stayed soft and listened wonderfully. I hope we can replicate it! And I really wish we had media. I'm going to see about setting up the Soloshot next lesson now that I have it working.
After the lesson, Eros was wrapped and tucked in for the day, and then my lesson mate and I stopped for a quick lunch. It was nice to take a midday break and refuel! Finally, I was off to my barn to play with the Soloshot and ride the horses. I did Pammon first. He was still feeling a bit sluggish but was a good boy. We popped a couple tiny jumps too. Here is a video clip taken off my computer by phone... (Sorry, hoping to work on that...)
I was done early enough to get my lobster roll AND actually hear the band Sunday night.
I checked the weather a thousand times and decided to give the horses Monday off. Sunday evening I was sidelined by a migraine and wasn't able to get all my chores done. So I figured a day off for the ponies so I could get my adulting done. Turns out, now it's supposed to be really nasty tonight so they may wind up with an additional day off. Ugh. We'll see. Weathermen are rarely right anyway.
Last night it was the usual, but check out this pretty sunset!
And that's about it from here this week! How was your past week/weekend? Do anything fun? Horse show or lessons? Buy anything new? OH! Almost forgot. My Winthrop Corner socks from Dreamers and Schemers arrived and they're pretty awesome.
Ok, this time that really is it from me. Tell me about your week in the comments!