@PoptartShop, the HWTBS cleared it up FINALLY. I was so tired of it. And thank you! I love pictures of my babies together! And Nick has been riding a bit more too. It makes me happy! Happy belated birthday to Promise <3 love her birthday pictures! Yay for lessons! And getting to ride!
@JCnGrace, I love watch Syd and Izzie interact. It's always so sweet! And haha! Nosy and in your pocket personality? Oh my gosh, that story with your sister! HAHA! That really cracked me up! I'm sorry she's staying permanently in AZ though :/ both of my brothers are back home in Michigan, and it's hard. One of them MIGHT move to Charleston, which Nick is hoping does happen. He'd be closer to us at least... sorry about going MIA! My photo thing was down! And last week was a little crazy here! Shame on hubby for coming to get you instead of just doing the job! I'd have made Nick take me for pizza if he did that too! And haha! We always joke we'd love to win. I'd keep my job though because I couldn't stand being home all the time!
@TuyaGirl, thankfully no tornadoes hit here! Still scary though! And yes! Now to work on the behavioral issues that came from that. Slowly but surely. I hope you can get that supplement! How annoying!! Poor Tuya. I hope she feels better soon. You got a lot of good suggestions from people on here though. Sounds like an eventful weekend! I hope Tuya feels better soon though, poor girl!
@carshon, Sawyer is beautiful! I hear ya on the saddle. Diego is getting a new saddle at Equine Affaire from our saddle fitter... to the tune of $2500 because Nick LOVES my Jeffries saddle and wants that. There aren't too many of those around since it's an "unknown brand", but it's one of the most comfortable saddles I've ever sat in.
@phantomhorse13, we are dealing with some behavioral issues that stemmed from that, but little by little we are resolving them. Hopefully soon they will be resolved altogether. And haha! I don't mind cleaning tack when it's gross out. I'd bring all of mine home and wash it if I wasn't so lazy at the same time lol that paint sure is a looker!
@Werecat, I vote yes to another dog! I hope you got to ride your handsome boy <3
@rambo99, yay for getting to ride more! I hate when horses decide to be naughty! I'm glad your boy seems less stiff though! That's always nice!
Last week was crazy. We had our first show on the 17th, and it went as badly as expected. We honestly knew it'd be bad, but we didn't anticipate Izzie making it worse. We made the people watching gasp with her above the ground antics. I was heavily annoyed, so the show was a bust to say the least.
Nick and Diego did their first ever trail in hand though (under a different judge; the judge of the other part is the reason we knew the show would be bad). They took third out of four, so I was SUPER proud. The judge let him school it quickly first, and then judged the second go. I told the judge he'd never seen a trail course, let alone show one. She was pleased with how they did :)
Before the show, Diego became a full member of the family by having a bath in the garage haha!
Why yes, my horses DO have personalized hay bags :)
They were incredibly adorable though at the show!
We got some serious ride time in last week, which was amazing! Izzie has gotten bored just doing plain old walk trot, and I'm not bold enough to canter her bareback. So we added back in shoulder in, haunches in, and half pass with the complete understanding that she does not have the strength or fitness to do much of it. She's much happier having something else to keep her mind on though! Nick has been hopping on her to start with while I work his boy, and then legging me up onto her for her work. It seems to be working well!
Diego seems to have some residual behavioral issues from the teeth, but nothing consistent work isn't lessening. Every ride he's getting more relaxed and happier, so I have hope once he gets his own saddle that fits better he'll be much happier!
We took a hack last Friday as a mind reset day. Nick enjoyed playing with his baby :)
They've also been practicing going through the creek both in hand and under saddle. He gets a bit anxious, but he's doing better with praise and release.
We took them to a vaccine clinic held by my local club Saturday, so we are all caught up on that! Spent time with them while Nick went and grabbed the truck and trailer :)
Got another ride in yesterday before the rain returned (again... as though we didn't have enough rain). Izzie had some neck soreness from the vaccines, so I wasn't pushing her much. Nick rode Diego after I did, and they looked pretty darn good! Diego isn't totally steady this direction (it's his stiff way), and Nick is also learning, so be nice!
Who knows when I'll ride again since it's been raining all day.