Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Okay..So, now that I have time, let's go about typing up our day.(:
Today was AMAZING. Alahna was posted up at the far side of her paddock (still in quarantine) and didn't look like she was going to come over..lol. I whistled a few times before she finally decided she was going to be a great little mare and come to me at the gate.
I walked her up to the barn and got all my tack out and ready while she was tied (actually standing still for once). I brought the saddle pad over and she cowkicked (hasn't the past few times..so not sure what was up today) and so we untied and threw the pad up and down until she got bored. Then we saddled up and waited for Copper and Raina, had a cigarette outside, paid board and set out on our way for a trail. (:
Oh my lord..perfect trail horse already. She doesn't like mud or puddles, but we had no leaps (thank goodness. I'm not suppose to be riding yet xD) and towards the end of the trail she did coil up before she stepped over.
About 20 minutes into our ride we decided to canter up two of the hills. The first hill was a LOT steeper than I thought it'd be and I don't know what exactly happened..but she didn't even canter up it, she broke into a trot before her feet even hit the hill and I think her knees buckled at the top..I thought we were going down..So, we'll just have to be careful on super steep hills. Kinda looked like the / symbol, just really short and not a long hill.
Eventually we cantered on some easier hills and she was amazing..I have NEVER been on a horse so smooth in my life. I caught a jagger thorn to the forehead at some point, but hell..who cares when you have a super smooth horse, especially up hill!!
So..we came to the top of the last up hill and discovered an old abandoned barn and shed with lovely tin roofing that blew and clanked in the wind...All I thought was "oh sh!t.." and went to grab for my horn..and then I realized she wasn't spooky at all, even though Raina was. I detoured around the spazzing Raina toward the abandoned buildings and continued on the trail running parallel to it with Raina now following behind since she was a scaredy cat.
We got to experience a quad as well..About 10 minutes prior I thought I heard a quad start up and run..didn't think anything of it when he came flying up a hill and sliding as he tried to stop before he got any closer to us. Copper tried to wave I think, but he turned around and tore off back down the hill. Raina almost crapped herself and Alahna just stood still watching the quad like she grew up around them..lol.
At some point along one of our downhill parts Alahna picked up a nice tree branch to drag down with her between her legs and stuck in her tail, lol. Great thing? She just continued on like nothing was wrong, meanwhile I'm hoping she doesn't tear off kicking and bucking downhill, lol.
We got back with two very out of shape and exhausted horses about 45 minutes or so after our departure.
After we untacked and checked everyone over I brought the clippers out..I had a feeling Alahna wasn't going to remember them from the track and fly around the arena with the whole support beam the tie is on..so I held while Copper roached her mane evenly (my scissor hackjob wasn't good enough xD).
She also LOVES the salt rock I got her for her little paddock while she's in there..she never stopped licking it from the time I hung it up, to when we left, to when we came back for my keys, and when we left from picking up my keys. Soo..hopefully it'll still be there in a few days when I go back out XD
Pictures will be in next post because I do NOT want my phone to decide to paste over this whole novel, lol.
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