Spirit turned 2 last February. I just looked up when I got him on my blog... he was sooo shaggy when I bought him! Couldn't help but laugh. =)
Spring seemed to only last a couple weeks here - it's already been feeling like summer for a while. We did get a pretty nasty spring storm two nights ago (same night as the Moore, OK tornado) that took our pole barn out (thankfully not the horse barn) with a straight-line wind. Snow that late? Craziness! How much did you get?
lol! Bareback is definitely... interesting... during shedding season. One year Oakey was shedding so bad that I got enough hair to make a horse-hair blanket if I'd wanted to. =P
I got to go trail riding on a Friesian a couple weeks ago (I think she was about 17 hands). It was super awesome! One of the most challenging trails I've been on, too. I couldn't get over how bumpy she was, too (first time to be on a Friesian). I don't think I stopped smiling the who ride!
Lol this late response thing is becoming a habit for both of us it seems!
That's great!! (chasing cows is SOO much fun! ;P) That's awesome about his color! How old is Spirit?
It's SOO nice that spring is finally here!
We had snow on May 2nd...talk about crazy! :P School is out on May 15th!
I'm also glad that Babydoll is FINALLY shedding out...my brilliant idea to ride bareback in the spring turned out very...interesting. :P I had more hair on me than she did on her after that ride! She did great though!
She's still a little fat, we're workin on that! Can't wait to show this summer!!
I also am working with my friend's horses! Simon is a 12-13 yr old Paint, he's about 15 hands. He's a gorgeous boy! I'll probably end up using him for western pleasure, as he's not a speed horse, but he's got beautiful gaits. Then she also got two other horses recently she wants me to work with.
I'm also learning to rope...that's turning out quite fun too!
Wow, it's been awhile. Haha
Holy Cow, it's been forever since I've logged in...
For sure! Busy isn't all that bad - keeps me out of trouble (for the most part). =P Oakey's doing awesome! I haven't had too much time to ride him lately, but I'm hoping that with the weather getting nice I'll get to get out sometime. Spirit's getting more tame - I can pet him without him shying away. He loves chasing the cows, with drives my Dad nuts. =P I just noticed that his coat is changing colors, too! Before it was a light buckskin, but It's turning dark grey as his winter coat falls out.
Anything new and exciting happen in the last three months?
Not too much... work's keeping me pretty busy, but it isn't too bad - averaging between 7 and 9 hour days. Krav Maga class (a martial art) makes sure that I don't get enough sleep each night, though =P
Life's great, thanks! I'm super glad that summer's finally rolling in – the horses are happy to have fresh grass, and work's picking up (most of my work is outdoors, so winters are slow), so it's great. =) How're you doing?
Good, good! It was a beautiful day here, too; though a bit nippy. Bummer you could spend much time outside... I had to work inside all day, so I can kind of relate. But there was a really pretty sunset, so that was nice! =D