Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Update. Ha. Second time I've written this - because it deleted itself the first time. Rages at computer - haha. Okaay. Where to start.
Worked him on the lunge and generally played around with him. His gotten really nice at lunging and his showing loads of respect on the ground. His become really 'happy'. The new food I've given him has given him a bit more energy and it seems to have helped him gain some weight - he's looking lovely. His hooves are improving rapidly with care as well.
Found a 'stow-away' in my tack shed today. A little cat. She didn't look very healthy. We've decided to give her some feed - we have another cat and if she doesn't gain any weight we'll take her to the vet. She seems friendly, although very scared of people. But she'll adjust with time. Monday was a pretty quite day - only one horse to work and managed to find time to even give him a bath.
Gosh. Love my horse.
Completed my two of my Pony Club assessments today - passed with flying colors! He rode so well and wasn't phased by any of the other horses around him. Even if they were a little bit nuts as some points - everyone from the club rode really well and we all received our certificates and badges!
The theory side of things were pretty basic - seems I over studied! Parts of horse, Parts of tack, Uses for tack, Feeds, Traffic Rules & Common illnesses. Found every question easy and didn't really struggle at all.
The riding side of things was very easy as well!! As I mentioned above, Chinga really didn't put a hoof out of line. He stood nicely while waiting too - his learning! Did some pretty basic stuff riding wise. Walk, trot, canter, change leads through trot, trot out on a long rein - this was all as a group. Than as a single rider we were asked to do a very simple Rider Class work out - I wish they were that easy when I compete!!
It was to walk out, knowledge your judge. Pick up sitting trot, complete a circle on both reins changing on a diagonal . Repeat this with a rising trot, showing the correct changing of diagonals. Then canter on both rein, showing a basic lead change - I did a flying lead change. ha. I'm cool.
Then we had to go through a set of trot polls in normal seat and two point - Chinga struggled a bit in two point, decided he would attempt to canter. Though it was quickly corrected so the coaches did not mind.
Then over a small fence (around 45cm. lol) at both trot and canter from both directions and that was really it.
Took him home and saw my little stow-away cat again. She seems to have eaten the food. Excellent! The flies are getting bad with the heat - on with the fly mask and out with the flies?
Jazz left today :( She's going to a home in Melbourne - though we've been promised that we will be kept updated on how she is going. They sound like very nice people, so I'm sure she'll love it there. It was very sad to see her go, but I'm sure it will be what is best for her!
Now.. I'm off to ride the little white ball of cuddles! .. Er.
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