I rode bareback, did some jumping today!
It was a bit windy so it was annoying, but fun.
I thought really hard about just jumping on bareback but figured its been 6 weeks since I rode, I better have a saddle under my butt. I also figured my fingers would be frostbit by the time I got her brushed out enough to put a saddle on....oh well, tomorrow is another day!
I got the best email in ages a couple of days ago. I put my name on a waiting list for my local PC a little while ago but was told it normally takes quite some time for spaces to become available especially when you are looking for 6 spots (my 3 horses plus my friends 3 horses). Then to my surprise on saturday I got an email saying to call the secretary ASAP as a few horses have left and there is now room for ALL our horses yaaay
Im sure some of you have heard me whinge on plenty of occasions about how terrible it is where we are. Sure we have our own huuuuge tack shed and our own good sized yards etc etc but there is nowhere to ride, no feed in the paddocks and its gets so sloshy when it rains and the horses are always standing in the wet and they only have 4 acres of land for 14 horses and...well I think you get the message without me continuing lol
Even though a pony club isnt my first choice of places to board, it is 100 times better than where we are. Its on 60acres of land. Theres an arena, heaps of jumps, a cross country course set up through the forest that takes up 15 acres of the property. Heaps and heaps of feed in the paddocks. And best of all, its only $1 a week more than what we are paying now lol that $1 might just break the bank though lol not!!!!! Im so happy that my horses are going to be on a decent sized piece of land with plenty of grazing and more than enough space to run. And now that we have good facilities we will be able to get them back into work properly which is one of the big things :) all in all, 2008 is shaping up to be a good one with a start like this :)