Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
Plains Drifter's Journal
Decided since Lillie was only able to do light work because of her cut on the coronet band area (which is healing nicely, tyvm), I decided to teach her to give to the left a bit under saddle and do circles. I threw on my light weight saddle (which she takes like a champ!) and did some circles to the left with just her halter and lead rope (no bridle yet). Then I decided to take her out on her first "trail ride" around the farm. So I drove her around the farm, through the pasture and down the drive way. She did WONDERFUL! I could almost close my eyes and picture myself riding her. I was so amazed at how well she has taken to everything.
This past Sunday I saw the paint filly that was her buddy when I bought Lillie. It's amazing what a few months work does. Lillie is calm and quiet and loves to be around people. Her buddy, you could tell hasn't been handled like Lillie has.
Also I picked out my new filly this Sunday. A lovely little palomino quarter horse filly. We'll be calling her Flirt, I think. (did I mention, I just LOVE quarter horses??!!!) And if we're lucky, we may bring home a second little girl a cremello paint filly whom we would name Ambrosia. Both are 5 months old and will be weaned in/around Oct/Nov time frame. I'm so excited!! Two months will seem like forever!! I hate having to wait until near winter to get them. <sigh>
Wednesday, my friend will be bringing over two of his horses for me to put 30 days on. This will be my first "official" horse training job. I'm very excited and hope I do well for him.
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson