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        05-01-2010, 08:01 PM
    stef's journal

    So I decided i'd make my own journal here, to keep track on my goings on. :)

    Well the ride outs are starting pretty soon so it's time to knuckle down and concentrate on exercising rocky more if I expect to win the cornets lass chase again. I've also decided that im going to attempt to start working blaze because he seems to be dying to get out his feild, however i'll have to make sure dads there to help the first few times as me and blaze have bad history.

    24th April 2010
    Tacked Buiscut and Chip up and let them wander the yard to get used to the bit being in their mouths and a girth round there bellies. Buiscut handled it really well, Chip was a bit wary of the girth being round his belly and the roller on his back but he settled down after 2 mins.

    27th April 2010

    Buiscut and Chip were both backed. Buiscut handled it really well and never even flinched with having me on his back. He just carried on eating his hay. Chip however was a bit more nervous but never tried anything naughty.both were lead about for a short while with weight on their back, both were well behaved.

    29th April 2010

    Tacked Buiscut up and rode him around the yard for a bit, was a really good boy and learned quickly what was expected of him. Rode him down the road through the woods near the farm. Dad led chip incase buiscut needed a bit of reassurance. He wasnt bothered about leaving chip and was quit happy to go himself, chip was more bothered about buiscut leaving him. Buiscut seemed to really enjoy getting out.
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        05-02-2010, 02:46 PM
    2nd of May

    Brought Buiscut up by himself today attempted to wash his socks as they're stained yellow/orange now the colors not as noticeable, its kinda a peachy color haha tacked him up and walked him round the block to see how he'd get on with traffic, he never put a foot wrong and wasn't bothered one bit by the few cars that drove past. We also practiced boxing as well, wasn't too sure but with the encouragement of food he was straight in and out several times.

    Brought chip up once id got buiscut in and out the box, had to tie buiscut up to give chip a chance to get his feet up on the ramp as buiscut kept trying to go in the box for chips bucket. Got chip in after some food bribery, done this a few times no bother, tacked chip up and got on him for the first time with him fully tacked, was ALOT better behaved than expected and never seemed as timid as he usually is.

    All in all it was a good day :) and im proud of the wee guys



    Chip - "is it my turn for the bucket yet?"

    Buiscut, going for a ride :)
        05-04-2010, 04:41 AM
    3rd of may

    Brought Buiscut and hob-knob up and opened up the box again, let both the horses wander around and Buiscut head straight in to the box he obviously remembers being fed in there the other day. When he came out he looked at me as if to say "whys my bucket not there?" then walked back on for another look. Hob-knob has been boxed before and never liked it so this was a bit of training for him too. So I went and got another bucket of feed and put it in the box, but had to hold on to Buiscut otherwise he would'a been straight in. Hob-knob wasn't too sure, you could see he was really trying to muster up the courage to go on but he couldn't so I let go of Buiscut and he marched on up and head straight in the bucket, at this point you could see hob-knob was getting jelous so I brought Buiscut back out to give hob-knob another chance this time he got further up the ramp and nearly all the way in the box till he decided it was too scary for him.
    We then took Buiscut and Hob-knob a walk round the block. Both were perfect.
    Although Buiscut started showing off to some mares in a field then pooped himself when a stallion came running over haha bless his little white (orange) socks.
        05-04-2010, 05:49 PM
    4th may

    Brought Rocky up ready to get his lost shoe put back on while waiting I gave him a groom and decided to try pull his mane (as he'd rubbed some of it out and it was uneven) I don't think I done too bad i'll leave my mane pulling abilitys until the horses are in dire need of having it pulled. I also trimmed his tail :) well farrier came put the shoe on and left he says if Rocky loses hi's shoe again he's going to kick his butt lol poor Rocky.
    Anyways after our farrier left I got my wee man all tacked up and ready to go. We decided to go to powfoot today to play on the shore. He loved it and he always gets so excited when he's on the sand, his head goes up and so does his tail. We played about on the sand for a bit before I decided it was time to go :(
    All in all it was 9 miles well spent :)

    Where we went today

    The pretty tree outside dads

    Returning to the field

    ^lol he's got orange socks too


    ^ I totally love this horse to bits :)
        05-09-2010, 05:18 PM
    9th may
    Woke up to 5 different texts from 3 different people asking if I would be at the farm today great to know im loved lol!
    Got to farm my dads gfs daughter and her friend and the other girl who keeps her horse was there. Dads gf's daughter wanted me to take them out, so brought whiskey and hob-knob up and the girl who owns star brought her up tacked up and away we went was going fine until dads gf's daughter started getting nervous after hob-knob spooked at a big pile of rocks by the side of the road.
    So as she suddenly got nervous whiskey got nervous too and after a few side steps from whiskey she jumped off and refused to go back on D: her friend never wanted to go on either so I had to lead whiskey back home.

    Got back put hob-knob back and got on whiskey to go meet up with the girls. Made my dads gf's daughter get on the back of whiskey with me controlling her. Got back to the yard and left her to play about where she happily rode her around the yard
        05-15-2010, 06:25 PM
    15th may

    Managed to get my bad self down to the farm today :) went to get rocky and low and behold he's lost a shoe... again ( I seriously need to invest in one of those boa boots) well I tacked him up and decided we'd go a walk to the shore, we met up with the lady down the road with her horse (lovely pair :) ) we got to the shore and gave them a good canter, rocky LOVES being on the sand :) he always prances and shows on it once we'd finished there we leisurely strolled back.

    Took rocky back to the field after a little bit of pampering and went and got whiskey, decided to play about with her bareback today I was well chuffed as I managed to jump on to her without the help of a fence or something took her a walk round the block with star she was good but I was a bit sore afterwards because I haven't ridden bareback in agggges

    ( I also rode star to day as she threw her rider off and the lassy was a bit worked up, this is the horse that hates being by herself. She done an almighty rear which resulted in her getting a smack between the ears. I actually think it worked because she never tried to rear after it, however she did press her luck as much as she could with me but gave up after a while, I think she realized that I was a stronger rider than her owner in strength wise and attitude wise and eventually calmed down and done what was asked.)
        05-23-2010, 06:54 PM
    22nd may
    Took rocky down to powfoot with star had to walk most of the way until we reached the shore as rocky lost a shoe but once we got on he shore he loved it as per, tail up head up prance prance prance until he calmed down, he really seemed to want to go but I made him pay attention to my commands before I allowed him to have a gallop.

    Got back to the farm, hosed his legs down gave him a treat and put him back and brought whiskey up to play about on, i've started riding her bareback and I can honestly say it's paying of with building up my thigh muscles more.

    23rd of may
    Took hob-knob down to the shore with star today and I can honestly say he really needs the work, he's always been cocky but today he was just taking the mick, more than 5 times he tried to buck me off, each time he failed, he hasn't been worked in a little while though but after a good run around on the shore he soon calmed down, he was a bit flighty than usual but once again I put it down to lack of work so hob-knob is being added to my to-do list :)
    Got back from powfoot gave him a hose down a treat then put him back got whiskey and went around the block bareback.
    I can honestly say whiskey has a perfect back for bareback riding and instead of trotting she jogs so its easy to relax and sit while she moves :)
        05-27-2010, 04:44 PM
    26th of may

    Was the first ride out, we never thought we'd get to do it but we got a box :)

    Rocky was really good, usually he HATES boxes but he walked in this one fine, I think its cause it was bigger.
    He was a bit excited at first with all the different horses, but he calmed down eventually and started getting bored I think as he done "the sigh" I got a few pics, but none during the ride out just before hand

    Anyways here they are, any questions please ask :)



    The last picture isnt of the rideouts but of some people I saw on the way to college today :)
        12-27-2010, 06:03 PM
    Tomorrow i'm going to pick whiskey up, I'm SO excited. Like I can't even describe it! I just can't help but think it's too good to be true, and I keep waiting on something like my dad telling me I can't have her or something! But oh well tomorrow will be the moment of truth.
        12-28-2010, 05:36 AM
    Well HF, Today is the day, hopefully everything goes to plan, and whiskey travels safely to her new home. Going to pick the horsebox up at about 11am then back down the road to get whiskey at about 1-2pm. I really hope everything goes well!

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