Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to Real Life

I’m still adjusting to real life here in the US. I got back from Costa Rica on Friday and after sleeping for 13 hours the next day I had to go to work all day. Welcome back, right?

Anyways, the horses all seem to be doing pretty good. ML ended up moving her horse to another barn because her and Jetta weren’t getting along. Jetta has actually been a brat lately, according to everyone, beating up on the other horses and ML’s last ride on her ended with Jetta trying to rear. Lovely. I haven’t ridden Jetta yet, but supposedly before her little tantrum she was being awesome for ML under saddle which is unusual. I’m hoping that she remembers to behave when I get back on but I’m leaving that for a few more days while we reestablish ourselves on the ground.

Amazingly with my two skinny horses and one fat horse – all of them are actually on the fat side now. ML texted me while I was gone to say that she was cutting Jetta’s feed because she was looking fat and I didn’t believe her. Then I come home and Jetta looks like a broodmare! She has a pot belly and a flat topline! It’s a miracle! I’m sure once she gets back to work the pot belly will go away and it will be good for her to go into winter with a little extra padding.

Speaking of winter, I may have found a barn. I heard about this barn through the grapevine as a fancy barn and after stalking them on the internet came up with an email address. I’ve been emailing the owner AS since the beginning of the year, but she didn’t have any openings. Then I get back and find an email saying she has one stall open. I went and looked at the barn and I love it. ML won’t be able to board there because there’s only one opening, but I think it’s still worth it. Turn out all day, inside at night. A huge indoor arena. Trails. A fancy rider’s room. I told her I wanted to board there but we’ll see. There’s someone else that also wants to board there so I don’t know if she’ll decide between us or what. Fingers crossed!

Definitely weird to be back from my trip, but for the last few weeks of summer I have lots of horsey stuff planned – trail rides and beach rides, a few shows and some lessons. So stay tuned! Of course with this painfully slow internet I have here at the house it’s hard to update so don’t expect too much :)

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