Yesterday I worked then went to my parents after to do the pumpking, dinner, and help hand out candy. We got ten kids.. sad considering there is a school behind their house. While hanging out I watched the Appaloosa World Sale Auction online. There were some nice horses. My aunt and uncle were going to buy a yearling stud but they didn't get signed up in time to bid during that auction. Next year we (my cousin, aunt and uncle) are planning on making the trip down to the World Show to watch and maybe buy a couple horses from the auction. I am pretty excited!!
I didn't go see Walter tonight. I cleaned the condo instead... bah. And the wind is wicked tonight- so cold! Tomorrow I am going after work. I have to pay his board and lunge him. Saturday my aunt is coming to pick him up so we can head to Avonlea. I really don't know what I am going to do without him around. I will be so bored and missing my boy!!
On the plus side of things, I finished my term paper today, it's due Sunday... I have never finished homework so early.. I am a procrastinator, big time.
Merrrr. We have no internet at home, and I can't post pics from work. :(
Took Walter to the trainers on Saturday. He was a very good boy. She was starting his rides today. I hope everything goes well! I can't wait to go visit him. If his winter blanket comes this week we will go this weekend. I need to take him some more food as well, as he was running low on Equine Power.
My mom might buy a TB mare off my aunt and uncle. This mare is picked on by the other TB mares, and so looks in pretty bad shape. They are getting her teeth done, and my uncle is going to ride her and see how she is. Her name is Candi('s?) Valentine and she is nine. They will also preg check her, but we doubt theres a babeh in there, she is looking thin. My mom is going to fatten her up a bit and do some ground work with her and see how she is.
I miss my Walterbb though haha. I hope his blanket comes so I can go visit ;) Maybe see her ride him, too. She was impressed on how calm he was coming off the trailer and walking into her barn. I tied him and took his leg wraps off, and put him in his new stall, and he was all like "meh". Walter is becoming a seasoned traveller lol, good thing he loads like a pro!
No pictures right now.. maybe I will be at my moms and can post something this week.
Walter is amazing. Omg. Brought him home December 22nd. I have ridden him a handful of times since. He was pretty sore when he got home, so he had some time off, then he hurt his right knee doing something, twisted it playing I think. So he was off again and on bute, he had a really bad limp, and heat behind his knee. The weather has been off and on terrible too. Then he fell or something and scrapped his other leg, but it is healing nicely.
Our first show is in 93 days, the spring appaloosa show. I am planning on showing halter, showmanship, HUS, WP and trail.
Monday night I rode and got to work learning to sit his jog. It's pretty tough to get into, but I think we're getting the hang of each other. Next week I'm off and have a couple lessons booked, so that will be good. Walter is looking wonderful.
I also have exciting news- my mom is buying a yearling from my aunt, a little roan colt. He is a sweetheart, and we started halter breaking him last sunday. I want to try and get him fit up for halter. Atm we are calling him Joey. My mom is going to name him either QAR Stolen Identity or QAR Identity Thief. He is out of Challenger as well. He is very quiet- you can go right up and touch him and pet him.
I will do a photodump as soon as I load pictures onto my computer. I got a new camera at christmas :) I missed everyone!
Went and played with WBB tonight. He had a big roll and then ripped around the arena killing off his abundant energy. We practiced showmanship and halter for a few minutes, then had a big groom session. He's started to shed off the white portion of his coat- yippee! :)
Excuse the poor quality- my camera didn't want to play nice. I have a poor quality video too, just gotta load 'er up.