Thursday, April 12, 2012

Belated Birthday

Dear Jetta,

In the past week with all the stress and excitement going on with your lameness and abscess, it completely slipped my mind that it was your birthday! On April 6th you turned 6 years old. Unforgivable I know, but I hope I've made it up to you with your "spa week" and of course the apple I brought you today.

Thank you for being so good today for our ride, even after being pent up in a stall for the past week. I know you'd love to be outside flirting with your boyfriend, but I also know that you enjoy being pampered with as much hay as you can eat, multiple groomings per day when I have to come see you twice in twenty four hours, and of course not having to get your hooves muddy in the pasture.

I have to say that you've been the most challenging and stressful horse I've ever owned. Yes, I know you are a princess so of course you can't avoid it when your delicate body gets hurt. I just wish I could bubble wrap you! Of course you would find that quite worrisome, being swathed in a crackly fabric that "pops" whenever you touch something, so that of course would cause even more injuries but you get the idea.

I can't believe we've been together for almost four years, two of which you've been under saddle. How time has flown! It seems like you're still a baby under saddle still, while most other horses your age are seemingly old pros under saddle. But I know you'll get there. I'm hoping you're just a late bloomer that will turn into that rock steady wonderful horse around 9 years old. But you know, I wouldn't mind it being earlier :)

I certainly can't wait to see what the future holds for us. I'm really looking forward to starting the show season because I know that you can sure strut your stuff when you want to. Just please, no more illnesses, lamenesses or injuries for a very long time, ok? I just can't take all this stress :)


Your devoted, loving and sometimes frustrated owner.

The day I decided to buy you.
Just recently started under saddle

First snow together!

Just recently started over jumps.
First h/j schooling show

First dressage show

I just love this goofy face!

My girl :)

First time at the beach = pro

First time cross country schooling! I don't think you can tell that I was having a blast :)

Tired pony face.

Playing on the trail course.

Moved to the new barn = happiest pony ever



  1. Happy Birthday Jetta! Time sure flies when you're having fun :)

    I was wondering if you could talk about your show season, how you decide what shows to go to and how you find out about them. I ride a lot, but I don't show a lot. I have a bit more time this year and I'd like to be able to go to some shows, but I have no idea where to get started, thought maybe you could shine some light. Thanks!

  2. Happy Birthday Jetta! You're looking fine! And don't rush that whole "growing up" thing that your mom wants! Make sure to be just sassy enough, just long enough, to make her really appreciate your teenage years. : ) And p.s. bring home some more ribbons this year!

  3. Oh happy bday young Jetta! :) I firmly believe those special heart horses teach us so much through their issues. Ok, so I tell myself that to prevent from going insane. :) xo

  4. Happy Birthday, Jetta! I've heard that six is when the mare brains start to kick in. I'm hoping this is true since my pony turns 6 on May 2nd. Yeah for six year olds!

  5. Happy birthday Miss Jetta! ... Hampton told me to tell you he thinks you are cute. :)

  6. Thanks guys! Jetta says she feels more loved already. And Karen, Jetta thinks Hampton's pretty cute himself :) Just don't tell him that she says that about most boys, lol.