, haha, I know! Nick goes "yeah, no. Good luck to the boys thinking they get to date her"
he's a bit protective of his little girl. He told her she had to stop growing up because now she looks like a little girl instead of the toddler we had. He's having a tough time with her growing up lol though he did say if she ended up with her friend she went to daycare with he'd be totally ok with that! We're friends with his parents, and we know he's being raised well lol thank you! And yeah, I remember absolutely hating riding Izzie when she was 5 and 6. I just made myself because Nick wouldn't let me sell her. But I didn't enjoy it. At all. Diego is right at that age now, so I'm just hoping it's a similar situation. And yes! I just expressly told him no cantering allowed. If he's going to buck, it HAS to be with me because I can get him out of it much faster and easier than Nick can right now. And what wasn't shown was I walked Izzie in first lol he followed her to start, but then took off walking through. Nick had fun at least :) and such silly ponies! They make me laugh lol I say enjoy all the strawberries and shortcake you want haha! Oh Gamble, so mean to your mom!
, he knows I struggle a lot with anxiety and depression. He also has anxiety, though he doesn't have the bad depression I get on occasion. At least he knows and he is getting more in tune to when I'm getting that depressed. I could see Izzie disliking the baby food too haha! She does ok with it in water, and I've gotten good enough with the syringe that it doesn't take much to get it into her. For dinner we found the perfect solution, finally, so there is that lol and thank you! Yay for another good endurance ride! I love reading your stories!
, ugh, how annoying! I prefer a sweatshirt or jacket, so I don't mind so much if it's cooler. Sometimes it's a bit excessive here though. I can't believe she's 5 either! She grew up too fast! And yeah, it was a bit much. Hopefully next time we go back he'll be better minded.... I sure think he looks good! And thank you! It was overall a good show :) I love the family one too <3 I'm so tired of the rain. And honestly, experience should come into play, yes... but the best farrier I ever had was my age... and no way could he have 20+ years experience at my age
my current farrier is also my age, but he's just as good. And attentive to each of their needs. Promise is so adorable <3 I hope you had a riding filled fun weekend!
, thank you <3 I try to handle things fairly with the babies... I just have to remind myself he's still young AND he wasn't shown extensively before we bought him. So he never experienced such a busy warm up ring. And I think he's doing well too :) I just have to remind him of that often. YAY for riding Tuya!! I'm glad you were able to ride!! WOOHOO! And that she was good for the trimming day :) awwww, baby!! I want pics!!
Whew, we had a busy weekend!
Friday night we bathed both ponies in preparation for a show on Saturday. Got up early, grabbed ponies, and headed straight for the show, which was about an hour and a halfish away. Cleaned up what was needed when we got to the show. Checked in, and played with the trail course before it opened. They had a water box! Diego was NOT ok with it AT ALL. Not at all. Nope, no thanks! Izzie... walked through it like a champ! Whew.
Go get ready and head on up. Izzie did a fantastic trail pattern in hand, and I was thrilled! Diego did.... ok. He was not doing the water box, and Nick knew to skip it before he got overly stressed out. He also decided brush was terrifying... because it was in an arena and not out in the field *facepalm* but they tried, and he didn't get the lowest score of the day.
Went out and tacked Izzie up. The trail pattern had no canter in it, so I did a nice, slow, methodical warm up at the walk and trot, making sure she'd back up, turn a 90 degree angle, and sidepass straight sideways. Went in hoping for the best, but figuring we'd lose it here. Last show I tried to back an "L" was not pretty, and the gate was even worse. WELL! She sure showed me. The "L" wasn't incredible, but she did it. I calmed her down and gave her confidence to tackle it. The water box was absolutely nothing and she went right through that. Got to the gate and just hoped she'd do well. It was a rope gate with a tiny ring on it (think maybe a bit bigger than a US half dollar coin) that you had to take off a hook and put back on the hook. She actually did pretty well with it, so I was thrilled. Last up was the bridge that she didn't even really look at. I came out cheering because we did the gate so well!
Last class was sport horse under saddle. She warmed up SOO well! I was thrilled! Had a super nice ride, even better than last weekend. Came in 2nd out of 4 to a horse I consistently lost to last weekend (who lives behind the vertical, yuck, but is big and moves big). I was still happy, so that's all that mattered.
Came home, tossed them outside, and came home to shower. We were invited to a wedding (that we didn't have to RSVP to) as well as a pig roast. Nick chose the pig roast, and I was ok with that. Didn't have to get dressed up haha!
Yesterday we sat around doing nothing. Nick's neck hurt, so he didn't feel like going anywhere. So instead I finished getting music on his ipod, so he's thrilled.
Now we have rain every day for the foreseeable future. Our Regional Championships are next weekend, and all my classes are outside. So this ought to be fun *sigh*
Just a couple pics :)
Two good looking ponies
The trail pattern for Saturday
And the score sheets. Each challenge was out of 10, and there aren't that many challenges. Ignore the ages too... idk why that is there. Izzie is 9, and I know Windy (Riah Abril) is in her teens.