Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So I decided to introduce the baby to clippers today. I had to maneuver her to a spot where there was a plug in that worked. So I was holding her in the washstall. I turned them on expecting explosions but she didnt act toooo bad. Alot of huffing and puffing and wanting to chew her lead rope to bits, which I let her to a little, for now. I even got them kinda close enough to clip some whiskers. It will be a slow process but its a start, she did better then I thought she would. Will try again tomorrow...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Riding Lesson

Had a riding lesson on Ringo today. The times got all messed up, so I was at first hurring to try and make my lesson on time, and when I got outside to the arena, she told me that she switched times again, so I had time to warm Ringo up, which was a good thing, he was acting fresh. I started off by riding him in the outdoor arena. He started off Ok at first but started getting uptight and spooking (stable hand was raking leaves nearby ) So I rode him out the arena, only to have him freak out( who knows why) and try to take off with me many time, and act like he wanted to rear and buck. Acting like a complete nutcase, more then he has in a long time. I finally took him to the indoor to try and get him to relax. Which he never really did.

We ended up spending the whole lesson trying to get him relax and bend around my leg, using many different exercises and transitions. Enika just wants me to ride him more, today he just had a bad day I guess. Im going to the barn tomorrow to do just that. Hope it goes well....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Vid

Quick post, I promise to do another one that is longer soon. I took some new vids of baby the other day. There was another one, I will have to upload it. I took some pics, but most of them are of her but as she walking away. I did get some nice ones of her head.

Quick update tho. Over all, she is doing pretty well. Had farrier visit today, she was her normal charming bitchy self.. heh

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Horse Show

Went to a local show last Sunday with my horse Ringo. It was a decent sized show, as far as shows Iv been to so far here. It was trailer only, so of course I ended up holding Ringo all day, which is a pain, more so because there was NO shade at all and I ended up with a cherry red face at the end of the day.

We got there early, and I unloaded Ringo right away and lunged some of the oats out of him. He was acting extremely fresh, neighing at everything and flagging his tail like a deer. I was thinking " Ah crap, he is going to be a nutter head today. " But once I got on him and was riding him around, he settled down and actually started to behave.

Our first class was a Arab/Half Arab class open to hunters and saddlebreds. He did extremely good and even tho I ended up with a 4th out of 8 I think, Enika said I should of won it easy. Oh well, thats all that matters. The next class was the Arab/Half Arab championship class and we ended up getting 2nd out of 6 i think. Again, he is AWESOME. Better then Iv ever had him go.

We did 3 more classes after that. Each one he did very well in, only once did he pick up the wrong lead at the canter but pretty sure the judge didnt see it. Only a few things that needed working on. All in all, was a good day. I was very happy with his performance. Just goes to show you just how smart he is. He knew when he was going in to a class and he knew when we reversed that we were going to canter, which we didnt cause the judge switched it up and had us trot, which was a good thing for Ringo. He needs it different in the ring.

Click to go to a site where some pictures of us at up. There was a lady walking around all day taking pictures. They all turned out so good! Our pictures are #83,101,106.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Baby Being Bratty?

Well, that is what they are saying. That she is charging people and trying to bite them when they are trying to feed her. I do know that she does have an attitude problem, but I worked with her today, walking her around, grooming in cross ties (needs more work) and standing in the wash stall, she didnt behave that bad. She stood pretty well for me in the wash stall. I had a bucket of water and a sponge and was using that on her, she was fussy for the first part but it all ended well. I just think people need to be more aggressive with her. She can intimidate people really well, you need to have a really firm hand when doing anything with her.

All in all, I feel like she is doing better with me and that is a good step.

More pics--

Electra 14months

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ele's New Half Sister

Ele's baby half sister was born last night at around 11:00pm.
She was born super fast and was trying to get up and walk while she was still coming out! She is going to be a super frisky one, will definitely take after her sister!

Soni- New Baby!

Enika also rode Bass today over some jumps, I had my camera with me so I took some pics. He is such an awesome horse but he hast jumped this high in over 2 years! So I think he looks pretty good.

Bass Pictures

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cross Ties and Wash Stalls

Today's lesson was practicing standing in Cross Ties. Tuesday we tried it for the first time and she did pretty good. Wiggled around some but didnt try anything stupid, to busy trying to eat the cross tie. So that lesson is going well. We went over it again today.

New lesson was going in the wash stall, which she did, I was surprised. You could tell she was nervous and as soon as I turned her around, she wanted to bolt out of it. But we went in and out 3 times before I called it a day. The fun will began when I turn on the hose......