Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Horse Show in 4 days!

G doesn't care since I'm taking Jazz, but how cute is this photo if G meeting our new rooster, Benjamin. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In the ring again

Gosh I love being back in the saddle! Now that half marathon training is over, I've been riding both Granite and Jazz on most evenings. Boy it feels good for all three of to be getting back in shape!

Since it looks like Jazz's show ring debut will be the second weekend in June, I figured we'd better enlist some professional assistance. Heather came out and gave us a quick lesson. It was so helpful and even resulted in a great ride with Granite afterward. It's amazing the confidence a lesson gives me and how that translates into what I can get out of my horses.

This show will be MY first time back in the ring since 2004. Lets hope that by putting in some serious time and effort, fools won't be made of us :)





Sunday, April 28, 2013

He asked...

And we said.....



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two-A-Days

Have I told you about that little issue I have. The one where I don't own a trailer (or a truck)? Yeah, and that my barn owner has a trailer. But, it wasn't made for 17hand 1300lb beasts like Granite? Well, its  true story.

Also, did I mention that I've always been pretty competitive and I used to adore horse showing. My goal has always been to get back in to it. Yeah, I've realized that the A circuit is probably never going to happen for us. My public servant status and the silly teacher that I fell in love with don't quite come with salaries that add up to weeks away at HITS.

Thus is life. I will settle for getting to ride. That's still pretty awesome and luxurious on my salary. But, my barn owner has a really cute mare that she, like the rest of us, doesn't have the time she'd like to have for riding. So, now that my training for my first 1/2 marathon (yeah, I did that!) has culminated, I figured, I could ride two horses. Stay with me here...

My barn owner's mare, Jazz, fits in her trailer (imagine that). And she said she would love for me to take her to some schooling shows. So... if you can't show your really cute warmblood that you bought with all intentions of taking to the As one day, you could totally still get behind taking your barn owner's paint mare to a schooling show one day!

So.... yesterday was the beginning of a new project. Keep working on improving my, now six year old, boy and try to get to know a new project and get her ready for some flat classes at a local schooling show or two this summer.

Why not?

G is super pumped about our ride.... its beginning to become a trend.

Now, I introduce, Jazz. 9 year old, homebred paint mare.
Yes, I appear to be a little large for her. Or, maybe I'm just used to riding a giant.

My two-a-day set of grey ears. #greylove

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Funday

Or not so much. Someone was unhappy that I woke up from his day napping for a ride.



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Sixth Birthday Granite

Six years ago on April 13, little Granite hit the ground. He has been causing trouble ever since. I've been blessed to love him and laugh at him for over 4.5 of his 6 years. 

Here is to many more years of memories. Happy Birthday Handsome Pants, I love you!

Then and Now

Six years old. 17h.