HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! Haha sorry its my dads bday today....
Oooh where to begin....yesterday I went to the rescue and ended up being there before everybody else! So I did the morning feed and started cleaning...by the time my friend tansy got there I was down with the geriatrics (hehe) cleaning their paddock..it was soooooooooooo hot.
After we got done we sat around ckillin for about 2 hours waiting for Betina to get there so we could see what horses to ride that day...she got stuck in a meeting so her daughter said we could take our her stud (3 yr old QH...hes like 13.3hh haha) and her 18hh TB mare (ex polo horse)...talk about complete opposites! I started off on Gracey (mare). We went out on the road because they had just brought in 2 truck loads of sand so the arena was smaller till they got the piles dealt with aha.
Anyways Gracey started out okay...they were both pretty hyper, since Athena (daughter) is preggo and can't ride so they don't get alot of exercise. As soon as we turned onto another road Gracey lost her mind....she wouldnt go forward as soon as you pointed her forward and told her to walk she would buck, rear, jump around etc...i thought "great...shes another josie...." we continued on for awhile and then Tansys stirrup broke! Aaah so we started back home....then gracey lost her mind again...i probably ended up backing her a good 1/2 mile because she wouldnt walk haha. When we got back I made her stand outside the gate for about 5 minutes till she relaxed...then we decided to take em both into the areana (what space there was) to work em some since they didnt really get a good workout on the trail.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE...shes definitely a twin (altough much much bigger twin) to Josie...she can't do trails but she was the most WONERFUL lope...i can't even explain it. She's so self controlled when I was loping her I could just feel the power in her strides but I didnt have to touch her. I just held the reins lightly and she was so collected and smooth! Aaah I could fall asleep to her lope...but I know she could easily clear any jump I pointed her at! WONDERFUL!
And of course Tansy wanted ehr turn on her so I got on Jackpot (stud) while she took her turn on Gracey....much much different. JP is probably the LAZIEST horse I have ever ridden... I got more of a work out just trying to get him to walk, much less trot and lope! Haha. I felt so ridiculous on him. I could touch my toes underneath his belly if I kicked my feet out of the stirrups!....ill take my big horses any day!
And tansy had a little trouble with Gracey...she had been so used to JP being lazy and having to kick him up...she got on Gracey, gave her a tap and Gracey had a fit! Eventually she got her calmed back down and they did well together.
Then Betinas granddaughter wanted to ride so I lifted her up on JP and dragged him around for what felt like forever!
Today...i didnt go. I was going to but I woke up late and felt really lazy so I went and say The Dark Knight Rises! Ooooh sooooo epic! They have to make a sequel. No way they can end it on that!
Plus I found out theyre making another SUPERMAN MOVIE!!!!!!!! Aaaah my heart is content haha! I love me some batman and superman!
And tomorrow is back to work....so sad...i miss my 3 on 3 off! And im going to be losing some of my weekends now too. I just got 2 new soldiers and I have to do pt with them...but theyre on shift work so they work weekends sometimes so ill have to come in on those days to to PT and any army crap they need....oh the joys of leadership haha