Happiness is owning a chestnut mare.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


So, Taters and have had 2 lovely weeks of riding and just doing random ground work. There was only one day that made me mad, and that was last Saturday when the snow started melting.

Taters is a very reactive mare, and though I love every piece of her, the fact that she will spook at something random and stupid and then refuse to get over it for 10 minutes is really annoying.  As much as I hate to give into her occasional stupidity, I think I am going to avoid riding her on those winter "transition days." You know, the days when the snow comes flying off the roof and sends your horse flying across the ring. Yeah, I don't feel like dealing with that. Anyway, we had an excellent ride on Thursday even though her feet are getting long and she really needs a trim.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I have been struggling to sign in to this sucker for months. Suddenly it decided to work again! Yay!

Anyway, Tots has had a boring winter thus far. First she was contagious. Then she got trimmed too short. Then I pulled her shoes for the winter and she was sore for literally another month. Then she was sound for a few days but I couldn't come out because of work...Then the ground froze and she got sore from walking on the pointy frozen mud outside on and off for a few weeks. Then there was Christmas and I was up in Buffalo and she was down in Mayville for 10 days.

AAAAANNNNDDD that is my update since October. LAME.

BUT now we have snow, and her feet are happy and I am starting to ignore some of my work responsibilities and we are back in action!

She has been excellent too. She is maturing into such a lovely young lady. She is already so much better than she was last winter. Still a bit too spooky, but my dressage saddle helps me stick.

My plan is to bring out a radio to distract her from winter noises. Unfortunately I live in east bumfuck, so we cannot get any radio signal in the barn. Maybe I will get speakers for my ipod? I dunno.

OH and the Syracuse PHA banquet last night was so much fun. Someday Taters will win something :)