Monday, August 4, 2014

More Catch-Up

So, what's been happening recently?

My cousin came for a visit and had never ridden a horse, so of course I had to take her for a trail ride. It was a lot of fun! She was really brave and even trotted a bunch, giggling the whole time.

I take awful selfies...

Of course, it wasn't the best idea, because right after the trail ride I had someone come out to look at buying Misty. They ended up deciding against purchasing her, though she was really good, just tired by the time the actual prospective buyer got around to riding. (First my cousin rode her on the trails, then I rode her for the buyers, then the trainer rode her, then the buyer rode her. Poor pony).

Not a whole lot of riding has been happening due to work. Still haven't quite figured out how to juggle work and pony time. But, I did get to hop Misty through her first baby grid! I've been wanting to do it for forever, but have been too lazy to set it up. It was a lot of fun and after a few tries she picked it up perfectly.

Not impressed by the grid. But she did well and it was fun!

Jetta whacked her leg on something and had a lovely swelling going on. But she was never lame. A few days of wrapping and a poultice has made it a lot better.

First day. It has gone down a lot, but there's still some fill

She actually stood politely to be cold hosed and wrapped!
Of course, I couldn't find my poultice paper and I didn't have any paper bags... except for a McDonald's bag. Oh yes, I am just that classy.

Buy hey, it worked nicely!

Other than that, things have finally started happening around the barn. The manure pile (that awful awful thing that I hate) got taken out. The fields FINALLY got hayed (no wonder the barn hay looks like straw this late in the season) and now we're allowed to ride outside! And tomorrow, I'm going riding at the beach! Can't wait.


  1. Hope Jetta feels better!!

    Yay beach ride!!

  2. Hahah I LOVE that you used a McDonald's bag ;)

  3. Lol, I love the McDonalds bag!

    Ugh, I swear I want Misty so bad. Want to ship her to Tennessee? Lol!

  4. lol poultice improvisation at its best!