|Freshly made beds in flat - more welcoming & homely|
than video tour...more pillows will be added before
visitors arrive rest assured guys.
As it is just the two of them on the field, I have divided it down the middle to try to keep them both streamlined by not needing to get them hay because they scoffed all the grass. By splitting the field in two one side can regrow while the stuff their faces on the other side. Sadly I think i wanted too long to split the field (3weeks) and didn't leave enough growth to really take advantage of the division. I have had to swap them sides each weekend since I split the field as otherwise I see Kika reaching out under the wire to eat what's outside & long time followers of the blog know what a horsey Houdini she is so i have to try to stay one step ahead!
She actually got out of this field already a couple of Mondays back without damaging any of the fencing or hurting herself. Admittedly in doing so she proved to the yard owners to check the electricity running around the field (something I had been meaning to ask them to do) & it was found to be lacking. I'm telling you guys - this horse is way too smart for me!!!
|Pony Paparazzi from car|
Kika being derptastic
All of that waffle to say that there is only the two of them on the field so rather than leave one alone to stress while i ride, I bring them other in & toss one on the walker while i ride the other. No harm no foul as it'll also help keep them trim in the long run.
What this means is i have swapped from my winter routine of riding Kika first then Nancy to now starting with Nancy while Kika spins on the walker and then her second.
They have always been very different rides, but my last two spins and the other in which I am now riding them has really hammered home one crucial difference. After Nancy, Kika feels like I am riding a pony!!!!
|Re-posting this photo as i LOVE it|
On that bombshell I'm going to shut up now because thankfully nothing exciting has happened in my spins besides both girls being absolute angels despite such lack of saddle time. Pedicures for them today so I won't ride, tomorrow & Monday i will cos Yay la-la-long-weekend. Fingers crossed for plenty trail riding as weekdays really do only allow for arena work so when possible i prefer to escape for a stroll...maybe I'll be able to twist my mamas arm to join me on Nancy & I'll take Kika the Chicken before she every to being more comfortable as Nancy's lapdog ;-)