Thursday, January 29, 2015

She's a keeper!

I'm alive!!!  Had you a bit concerned huh?

The little black mare was fantastic in her first lesson.  She did great trailering, handled a new location  with a level head,  settled into a strange stall, took a tour of the facility.

I decided to hand walk her over all the poles first, I think I heard an audible sigh from my long suffering trainer as my brand new steed jumped the single pole on the ground like a gazelle then spun around me in a circle while snorting.

And thus I went for a riding lesson and got a lesson in leading.

Sadly I eventually had to get on and my trainer proceeded to kick my butt. It's been a while since I've ridden something green, and I've been taking it easy with her.  A big reason I wanted a lesson for deciding to purchase her was that I knew my trainer would push all of her and my buttons and if there was going to be a meltdown it was going to be here.

Despite being in a new environment, being asked to do new things, and being worked WAY past her (and my!) fitness level she did great!  She'd hesitate and see if I was really quite serious, and then trundle onward.



Here's a video!

So yesterday I made my purchase, money was exchanged for paperwork, and I am once again a horse owner.

Deeeeeeeep breath.

OH GOD what have I done.

6 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Congrats on the new horse! Does she have a name yet?

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  2. Her barn name is going to be Stella and her registered name is Scotch at Dawn G but I have not figured out a show name for her for eventing.

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  3. YAY! Congrats on your pretty new pony!

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  4. she's lovely but I love how attentive and willing she was. I predict a lot of fun (good fun) in your future.

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