Well I've kinda already gotten over the gymkhana thing already haha sure I still wish it wasn't cancelled, but whatever, there's one in february. I'll be counting down the days. So far we're at 28. This'll be a loonng 28 days...
In the meantime I'm going to let cheyenne out in the arena next time I'm out and I'm going to see if she'll play in it haha she's so cute when she plays but her paddock isn't very big. Hopefully she will, I'm going to try and get it on video and if anything happens I'll show you guys ;)
Just had a mini gymkhana with Cheyenne's owner and someone else :)
I was doing a Key Race and when I stopped at the end of the poles I wasn't expecting it and got thrown. It happened fast and the first thing I registered seeing was Cheyenne's neck and I just managed to grab it when I was 7/8ths of the way off lol I only had my heel on the saddle and the rest of me was off so I grabbed Cheyenne's neck and hung there for a few seconds lol then I swung off and started cheering because I didn't fall lol And it was funny because the one thing I thought when I was falling was 'not this again' haha (Incase you haven't heard the story, I was at a gymkhana and I was thrown into a big metal fence a while ago) so it was a relief that I didn't hit the ground.
Wooo! My mom is adopting a new horse later on this week and I'm so excited! I'm going to work with them both to get them both a little more ready for each other. New mare just needs a little bit of a refresher course (she's a bit like riding a brick atm) but she has an awesome mind and seems nearly bombproof, really sensible and smart. She's a rescue from the SPCA near here, she came from a big herd that just got basically released into the wild for a few months where they had no reliable food or water sources so they came back in pretty bad shape. She's been with them for about a year and a half and is back doing great now, though.
Mom just needs a few reminders when it comes to riding because she only took a few lessons way back and her last horse (and only horse) was a pretty old fellow and was only okay to ride extremely lightly once in a blue moon, but he could be challenging at times both undersaddle and on the ground and she's handled my brats a lot throughout the years so I think this horse has just the right amount of challenge to really help her further her riding and horsemanship, however casual, without being dangerous or scary for her.
Plus it will be nice to have a trail buddy down the road since it seems no one I know around here is into riding at all and my barn is extremely quiet...and I'm always grateful for the opportunity to work with a new, different horse.
I just can't wait to sharing way too many photos on the forum once she arrives, lol!
Blah just got over a foot of snow. The roads are so bad that the barn owner didn't just advise us not to come, she litterally TOLD us not too, the roads are too dangerous.
But yesterday when I went riding in that indoor arena, I was listening to Cheyenne's owner talking about Cheyenne and I've always thought Cheyenne as 24 right? Well it turns out that her owner said that the vet guesses that she's 26 to 31 years old!! I've always said that she'll live past thirty but for all we know she could've already had! My old girl, she's doing incredible!
Then her owner was talking about how she had just sold a LOT of her horses and she said, "Now I only have 2. Well, three, but I don't even consider Cheyenne as my horse anymore. She is, but she's not. She's Jess's horse. Jess has been doing so well with her and she's always riding her and Cheyenne likes Jess a lot more than she likes me so I hardly even consider her as mine anymore." I almost freaked out on the spot! Haha
It was a VERY happy day for me!!