Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I actually got to ride my horse yesterday!

Actual proof. 

After a week of shitty weather, the stars aligned into a 50 degree, sunny day after 24 hours of wind to dry up the rain. Perfect. After work this morning, I headed to the barn. Miss G was in no mood to do any work whatsoever after her mini-vacation. Pretty sure she's in heat because naturally. She was a little pushier than normal on the ground and her general vibe was "yeah, I'd just rather eat cookies."

Tough shit, mare.  


Because it had been a little bit since we did any sort of actual work, I lunged her first. It was a good idea. Not because she was acting crazy, but she did buck a time or two and I'd rather that happen on the lunge than when I'm, ya know, on her back. #selfpreservation

Anyways, we ended up having a good ride. We worked a lot on transitions, which are my nemesis. I think it's because, deep down, I'm pretty lazy. LOL. But I ended up getting some pretty good work out of her.  She was all about the lateral work today, too. So fun having a horse with some "buttons!"

After we rode, I made her ground tie while I untacked/brushed her out. I figured that it was a good idea to keep reinforcing good behavior on the ground. The one thing that I absolutely do not tolerate in horses is bad ground manners. It's scary and I just don't want to deal with that. So there ;)

Building a good relationship :)

After a good ride and some productive groundwork, Miss Mare was really happy to be turned out... sans blanket (!!) for the first time in a few weeks. Of course, the first thing she did was go in for a good roll. She literally couldn't wait more than three or four steps. Haha.

Oh yeah, that's the stuff. 

Gigi hung out in the pasture while I cleaned stalls, happy as a clam. I got in a few snuggles before I left.


Such a cute mare :)


  1. yay for getting to ride!! i love her expression in the bridle pic - like she's thinking 'hm, i wonder how serious my human is about actually working today...'

  2. Yay for doing actual work!! I'm planning on starting back with that today. :-)

  3. I'm so glad you got to ride!! Winter is a drag.