Wednesday 25 June 2014

Sacred Saddle Time :)

Yay for long weekends, the sister and the mammy!

Yep i got THREE spins in over the weekend, 2 with my sister Saturday & Sunday then another with my mother on Monday.
Family are the best and both equine girls were amazing too!

Nancy carted my family members around and I got to play with Kika, who was amazing and got braver each ride. The first one she was a right scardey cat & needed younger Nancy to lead the way a couple of times on our first spin.
She made me laugh out loud when I had her concentrate and she was solely focused on me , practicing her leg yielding, shoulder-ins and maintaining contact at the walk - it was too hot & the girls are too unfit to ask more of them. That when I took a wrong turn and ended up back on the same path going in the same direction but K was now on a loose rein - all the patches of sunlight & branches were suddenly terrifying and required the hairy eyeball as she hadn't seen them first time due to concentration. I LOVE THIS HORSE - she is such a character!

Hanging out in cool river water after first spin on Sat

Sunday's spin was a lot better, she was much braver and only threw a mini-spaz fit due to flies bugging her and as they are the bloodsuckers i don't blame her for almost tripping herself up by trying to scratch her head/nose off her legs - even if we were trying to trot so that we could get away from the wretched creatures.
Nancy on the other hand took full advantage of my sis being super sweet with her and took C for a walk rather than C riding her - they zig-zagged & weaved all over the place as K strode along on a loose rein wondering what was taking N so long.

Monday my mother joined me to take N for her spin as "Baby Sister" hadn't come home from her friend's house after Lux's National day (hence fireworks pics). The flies were absolutely horrendous this day so we stuck to the routes that we hoped would have us least affected - however the beggars still found my poor ponios, so shall have to dig out my "knight" horse fly rugs for riding in the future.

Kika was the best and bravest she has been to hack in the woods - marching ahead of N and on the buckle no less. N on the other hand dawdled trying to convince my mama that she was allowed mouthfuls here & there - the mama was having none of it but it was still a funny turn of events - no misbehaving but N was just chancing her arm (hoof?)

Actually an "old" photo - taken last week with those in previous post

I also got great news yesterday as the Yard Owner answered positively for the girls return to a field closer to the yard/arenas and thus my house - yipee! *happy-dance*
I just have to check the field this evening as YO is worried that there hasn't been enough growth since they cut hay off the field at the end of last month - but as you can tell from the size of my girls in the photos (they look like elephants/houses/pregnant with triplets - whatever you want to use to describe them has all been said by me of late) any lack of grass growth will be more of a blessing than a curse in my book! :)

Shiney & F-A-T!


  1. Yay! Glad you got some saddle time!

    1. Made me so happy :)
      Hopefully plenty more saddle time in my near future as i move the girls closer to home next week!

  2. That's great news!! I'm glad they are moving back closer to the barn. :D Also happy you got some saddle time over the weekend! I love how shiny Nancy is! So gorgeous!

    1. Yeah, her coat is always lovely and glossy in spring/summer. She has such different fur to Kika it's gas :-D

  3. Hahaha! I love how Kika didn't even notice there were things to spook at until she was done working. Silly mare! :)

    1. Yep - she is definitely a character & her own worst enemy - silly sod has an overactive imagination as to what leaves & patches of sunlight can do to her :p


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