Just because I don’t head out and compete super often.
Best to make the most of it! 🙂
And because my husband was so nice and a super star to stick around in the heat for both tests, taking so many pictures. Very sweet!
The counter canter loop – she did it well (go Gray Mare!) but I piloted just a bit too shallow, not quite hitting X. Easy to do, you just want to get back to the corner 🙂
Next up will be a post on some training issues – yes, with pictures of all the “uglies!’ Figured many of you will recognize a lot of it, and I think it’s so cool when you want to stand on the sidelines and yell out helpful hints. I’ll promise to try whatever you have to say!
Staying at the “new” farm means not being able to see good friends at the “old.”
So many good days together out there, and I’ll miss Nancy, my friend and partner in crime, a lot. Have a feeling we still have some adventures together, just need to come up with a plan 🙂
Today, honoring the wonderful, enigmatic backdrop of the covered arena at Twisted Oak. It is absolutely magical – the colors and vegetation forever changing with the seasons. A treat and an honor to ride there.
I know the beauty can’t come through in the pictures enough (it wasn’t the focus at all when they were taken.) but it can look like a piece of art sometimes when you’re there. The twisty trees, the droopy tiny branches, the shadows, the moss, and the different leaves throughout the year…
So here goes, pictures from several different months! Ignore the riding, just look at how the colors change throughout the year!
Spring time March.
The never-ending summer. August. So hot you can taste it.
Early fall in September.
Springbreak. Boys came out to visit the farm.
The baby rabbits had grown up a lot in just a couple of months. Bunny snuggling is always good.
Meeting the sheep and lambs that took over the stall for a few weeks, after the piglets moved out.
Maybe not as snuggly.
Gray mare likes this guy!
We had a good morning. They promised to be good, not break anything, and take a lot of pictures. Which they did – more or less focused. Sometimes even of the horse. Between macho selfies.
Plus pictures of grass and rocks. And other pictures like this.
I really, really love my boys.They make me laugh every day! Sure, they’re not all that great for video making yet. Mostly because horses aren’t all that interesting to them. Here’s their compilation – must view with sound ON.
Next up – some much better pictures from this schooling session!
Furniture Special Weekend, Day 3
Welcome To Lincoln – Dump Your Furniture Here.
Sad to see it left out to pasture like that, to fend on its own. “Letting nature take its course” is a joke. This one was used to food, shelter and human contact.
Please put your furniture down humanely.
Furniture Special Weekend, Day 2
Welcome To Newcastle – Dump Your Furniture Here.
Have a seat. Stay for a spell.
Next stop, Lincoln, CA. See you tomorrow.
Launching the Furniture Special Weekend series today!
3 days of no horsing around on the horse blog.
Welcome To Penryn – Dump Your Furniture Here.
Roadside pit stop. Furnished for your comfort.
Feel free to join in with more couch pictures.
Next stop, Newcastle, CA. See you tomorrow.
If you’ve got something interesting at the barn, something you’ve rigged up yourself, or maybe just something truly unique – I want to see it! Small, handmade, half-broken, just a link to something found online that you like; doesn’t matter.
I always keep an eye out an any barn I ever visit. There’s usually something special, sometimes in the most unexpected places.
To set the bar really low, I walked down to the barn I’m at and snapped some quick shots. On a Red Theme.
Comment with a link or make your own post – It’s all up to you what you call art!