Thursday, January 5, 2012

Really Granite?

Oh boy oh boy. They keep telling me he won't be grown until he's 7... but I'm starting to wonder when "silly baby horse" translates into "mildly mentally handicapped" grown horse!

He lost a belly strap on his Wug, so I dropped it off with a friend to repair. And then we had the coldest night of the year. Our Saintly barn owner volunteered an ancient wool blanket that is too big for any of her horses (and consequently STILL too small for the big grey guy). And on night 1 of borrowing it.... well, you see what happened. SIGH. I should buy stock in blankets (and leg wraps) as many as this horse manages to destroy.

In other news. We have our FIRST lesson with a new trainer, Heather, on Saturday. We STILL love Jen the best, but now that Granite and I have moved, we are just too far away! So Jen is our go-to on speed-dial person to call for advice, and I will try to take at least 1 lesson a month this year with Heather (see my updated goals tab above). Heather is our Barn Owner (and other 2 boarders') trainer. I know very little about her except that they love her and she has a couple good reviews floating around on Google. She seems to be excited about working with Granite and I. And I am excited to get some perspective on his potential and aptitude now that hes a bit older. You never know, she may tell me that he will NEVER be able to jump his way out of a wet paper bag and that we should really invest in a dressage saddle. I'm open to anything actually.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and are geared up for an exceptional 2012. 


  1. Wow...that it pretty impressive blanket wrecking skills! I can't wait to hear about your lesson. :)

  2. Oh boy, a blanket wrecker! $$$$

    Hope you have a wonderful lesson! I'm excited to hear about it.

  3. Well... did he wreck it or did a pasturemate do it? The damage is in an odd spot.

    That said, he's always been a clever boy!

  4. Alanna: I'll give you all the lesson run down and detailed 2012 goals next week!

    JJ: yes, he loves to ruin... anything he gets his mouth on.

    Sprinks: I think he had help, but I'm SURE he instigated it. That and the canvas/wool blanket may or may not have been older than I am. The Wug comes back on Saturday!

  5. OMG! Vintage New Zealand Rug! I'd know that faded green anywhere.... I coveted that blanket for YEARS before the pony got one.

  6. Haha!!! Granite thought it was simply a chew toy. Bahh

  7. This is how Ozzy is... I feel y our pain.