I have been a bad horse-momma again and didn't manage to take advantage of having my sister visit to help me gather media so that I can try to start correcting my many faults.
Oh well c'est la view & sometimes that is just the way the cookie crumbles.
|The welcoming committee Monday evening|
I did get to the yard Monday evening & had an enlightening spin on Kika. The new treadmill i posted a pic of a few posts back is positioned beside my fav arena to ride K in. So we both got first hand exposure to the noise of it Monday evening; as two horses used it while we were in the ring. Thankfully the first person came to the arena door to alert me to the fact she was going to introduce her horse to the treadmill, so I hopped off Kika to deal with any fall out from the ground and hand-walked her to get an idea of what might occur ;-)
|"Can I haz treat?"|
Asks Kika as i hand a bribe to my sister
She loves to surprise me and although a little worried, she gave the noise a good hairy eyeball but she never tried to get away from me; so i was able to hop back up and do some nice if distracted work on a 20 meter circle at the opposite end of the arena to the commotion. She hadn't been particularly concentrated prior to the hoopla so it was pretty much business as usual with a distracted Kika.
My sister was with me as she'd hoped to get a spin on Miss K and she did get up to walk her around to cool down, but Kika was too distracted for me to be comfortable letting anyone else ride her. Not that I think myself a particularly good rider in any shape or form, but after all this time i feel I know her and can get through to her when things start to go pear shaped.
It was quite warm and her winter coat is starting to come in, so combine those facts with the low stress level surrounding our spin made for a rather sweatier horse than I wanted to turnout with temps dropping now at night. So K got extra spoiled by spending some time under the heat lamps of the solarium - hence the photos accompanying this post & yes I spoil my horses rotten; ref name of the blog *pampered ponies* ☺
|Gratuitous Nancy shot from Sunday|
so she doesn't feel left out
I sadly didn't have enough time to ride Nancy on Monday, but she had been so good for the two extra riders she'd had on Sunday; that Monday off for her was no big deal. Due to some unforeseen dinner plans with an old friend Tuesday evening, a birthday dinner/last supper for my sis before she went to Edinburgh on Wednesday evening & a treat for my mam from me this evening of a cinema outing has meant that I haven't seen my beloved ponies since Monday.
|She knows where the treats really come from|
- the suck up
Hopefully I can right this tomorrow and over the weekend; although to be fair I reckon they are none to sad when I don't show up to harass them with tack lolz
Pampered pony love! Hopefully weekend will be fun!ReplyDelete
I sure hope so. Hopefully I have rediscovered my motivation mojo & I can spend more time in the saddle and try to tackle some of my many issuesDelete
I love your barn - treadmills and wash racks, oh my! We're pretty rustic around these parts :)ReplyDelete
I am very spoiled with facilities at my yard, although I adore the look of yours. Those beautiful wooden boxes in you recent photos made me swoonDelete
Yes, I am sooo jealous of all the amenities you have!Delete
Come live with me when I get my flat and we'll sort out horses & work for you (yes; in that order) ;-)Delete
No wonder they always look so happy :) On another note, your barn sounds extremely awesome! I think I want to move there.... ;)ReplyDelete
I would love to have you here, sadly no racetracks in this country :( but if you wanted dressage you'd be pretty set at my yard - main focus of trainers is dressageDelete
yea - your barn is awesome - heat lamps??? yes please! and kika's begging face is adorableReplyDelete
She has u years of perfecting her begging face with me ;-)Delete
Yeah, we are super spoiled...although I've just hear livery prices are increasing again this year. BOO!!!
Omg treadmill? Want!ReplyDelete
I shall have to see what my girls make of it some day & report backDelete
Your barn sounds so amazing!ReplyDelete
I took a little break but am back and will hopefully catch up soon :)
I had been missing your updates, hope the summer break treated you well and am looking forward to reading all about your adventures with Loki since May ☺Delete
Checking in - missing your posts and comments (in a non stalker/creepy way, of course ha ha). Hope all is well and you are enjoying a little break :)ReplyDelete
Aw thanks pet, I honestly didn't think anyone would notice. Will hopefully get an update up soon ☺Delete
Every time I see your heat lamps I get a little jealous lol. That would be so awesome to have for winter. Don't feel bad for spending time with your family. I don't think the horses mind having extra days off hehe.ReplyDelete
They sure don't mind the extra days off, it's only me that gets the guilt!Delete