A Case of Mystery Lameness

Back in December, I mentioned that Vintage had jumped out her stall window when I took the other horses off the property. She had some stall rest, she got a general lameness check by the vet, and she was declared pasture sound, but not sound for riding, although she was improving. It’s possible if I […]

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March Conformation Pictures

Today is the month I start taking monthly conformation pictures of my horses. Next month will be the month I start taking monthly conformation pictures of my horses and my pony, as he is not here right now. I have never actively tried to take a conformation photo of any of them, and it proved […]

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Watching the Snow

Really, I’m just waiting for winter to be over with. Although I’m sure I’m repeating what nearly everyone is thinking. It’s too cold, my arena is frozen, my trainer’s arena is frozen, I missed my last lesson because Dave let out the air in the truck tires (sabotage?!), and then every time I tried to reschedule, […]

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Small Accomplishment: Jumping Vintage

I’ve been afraid of jumping Vintage in the past, mainly because she gets fast, and then she would stop. But I’ve been learning so much with Berry, I thought I would try it again, now that I sort of know what I’m doing. Previously, I have the very ineffective tactic of “do nothing” and then […]

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Multiple Personality Mare

Really it’s only the two personalities, but multiple sounds better next to mare. Last night I rode in my arena for the first time, and Vintage decided to pull out crazy mare. Crazy mare usually happens when she hasn’t been ridden in a while, and she will become hot and excitable, taking every aid as […]

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Berry, the Weirdo

After a tiring few weeks, I’m feeling much better. I even rode Vintage! In an effort to make taking care of my horses easier, I let them in the my backyard, so they are literally only steps away. But, because I own a Weirdo Horse (TM), it turns out this does not make everything/anything easier. We […]

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