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|