How has it already been over a month since my last post?! I do not know where the time keeps sneaking off too - rest assured readers...if there is even any of you left *gasp* That all is well with the girls and myself. We are plugging along doing the same old same old.
PL comes three times a week to ride Nancy, I hop on a couple of times in between...usually for a stroll in the woods to change the scenery from manége monotony. Sometimes i do hop up in the arena to check steering/responses if Miss Nancy decides she'd rather squirm and/or plant her feet and remind us she is part stubborn Friesian. However she is mostly still the great girl she has always been and any "issues" are teething problems typically surrounding heat or monthly female discomforts. Nothing seriously head-scratching or comment worthy.
Kika has mostly been coming along on a lead for the strolls in the woods when I ride Nancy. She has had a spin or two on the pessoa & I randomly hauled her in one Sunday morning for a delightful spin in an arena when she hadn't been sat on in prob two weeks again (i really don't know where the time keep running away to). Last weekend I lunged her outdoors in the pessoa then got a mad notion to grab my helmet and hop up bareback, well without the pessoa garb but I kept the saddle pad as she was sweaty after lunging, to cool her out while PL finished up indoors on Nancy. I got a lovely leg yield in each direction at the walk - funny how much easier that was when I didn't have the saddle in my way - i say my way as I get in my own way in the tack and K is adept at ignoring me/pitching a hissy fit if "harassed" (her opinion not mine obvs) . We also got some hilarious kangaroo canter on what I thought was our good rein and some lovely canter on what is typically my bad rein - more interesting however is the sweat marks on her back under the pad showed me just how bloody crooked I was sitting so it really was no wonder she was squiggly in the canter on that one rein. I really need to get myself some lessons to sort it out!
I will try to be better at posting updates, but I worry about them getting too wordy and/or repetitive seeing as we aren't really doing much these days. I haven't had a lesson in ages and rarely have any media to share - so i tend to forget to post updates as we haven't done anything to write home about. #sameoldsameold
Which I am not complaining about as that means no shenanigans 😆
A place where I record the adventures of myself and my Irish Sport Horse mare, Kika. Who I purchased as an un-backed 3yr old in 2007. This blog follows the trials and tribulations of first-time horse ownership since moving from Ireland to Luxembourg in 2010. UPDATE: as of 2013, Kika is being joined by Nancy a Friesan X ISH mare bred by my family who I had my eye on since she was a foal and have been lucky enough to buy and add to my equine family.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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Same old same old is a good thing :) glad things are going so well for you.ReplyDelete
Deff a very good thing considering the troubled tines we've left behind us (hopefully) 😅Delete
I want pics of Nancy and Kika! Eevn just cross tie pics will suffice :) I miss their cute facesReplyDelete
Lolz I'll see what I can cobble together 😇Delete
Glad to read the ponies are doing well!! :)ReplyDelete
They are such angels to put up with my shenanigansDelete
I'll do my bestDelete
Sounds like things are going well! We definitely need some more N&K pics :)ReplyDelete
Aw shucks guys, I've been so bad at updating this year that I didn't think anyone was still reading or cared for my poor photos 😶Delete