Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sianna's First Pony Ride

I had a FB friend come try Rascal yesterday so we finally met in real life. She texted today said she's going to pass on him because he is too lazy. Hahahahaha! How many times have you heard that?! I don't want him, he's TOO lazy?

While he was tacked up my person hopped on and took Sianna for her first real pony ride. She's sat on the horses plenty of times, but never gone for a little ride. They even trotted some and she LOVED it. Squealing and laughing the whole time. If you are FB friends or follow me on Instagram this is all old new lol.

But we decided if she didn't buy Rascal we would just keep him and put the miles on him so Sianna can ride him in a couple years. I still really want her to have a pony. Something more like 11 or 12 hands.... not 16....... But Sergio says she'll be fine, she's a cowgirl, she doesn't need pony she can handle a big lazy horse.

already knows how to drive

So I want to know, what size was your first horse if you had one as a toddler? I rode a bitchy QH mare of my mom's friends when I was little but they never took her off the leadline, especially after she took off with my mom. Stewart, who I leased for 4 years, was 15 hands but I was also a teenager. As a momma I'd rather her fall off a pony than a big gelding. Either way she'll have a vest and helmet! And plenty of toddlers start off with a full size horse.......right???

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WW: Baby and Horses

She still hasn't been for an official ride. But we sit on the ponies all the time. She loves it!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rascalpants, the English pony

I broke the rules and tacked Rascal up English this morning. I knew I probably only have about 30 minutes to play with ponies while the baby napped. How much more fun it would have been to ride Twister. But I really wanted to see how Rascal ended up looking.

super cute!

Let me tell you though, he is sooooooo lazy. I am looking for another pair of Lami-cell Flexi spurs so that I can give him a jab without my shaky leg stabbing him and me getting dropped. Mona chewed my pair.....

Once he gets going he is super cute and had a nice little gate. It's no rocking horse, floating on air gate. But it's comfy all the same. Not every horse is Fatass. I don't even like Twister's trot that much. Maybe Rascal's is even nicer.

totally unfazed by Twister's bs

He is super cute tacked up English. He probably doesn't need the Micklem, but other than racing bridles and a hackamore, I don't have anything else to use on his face. And he probably needs the 3-piece copper bit to soften his mouth rather than Twister's please-don't-runoff-on-me bit.

wtf with my hands.....

I was supposed to work today but the baby is sick. Only 3 more shifts left then I'm a stay at home mom and my person promised we would make sure I ride at least 3 times a week. So I'll rotate Twister and Rascal. I need to get in shape.Twister really needs his stupid feet done before I do much on him. Maybe this week if I don't catch the plague.

20 minutes and he's starving

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I Rode My Horse Last Week

So about a week ago I went for a real, working ride. Twister was frisky and after trying to pop a couple wheelies, he just wanted to canter. So we mostly cantered and appologized profusely for bouncing around on his back like an out of shape sack of potatoes. On the bright side my pelvic floor seemed to be cooperating (after a visit to my doctor a couple weeks ago, she says I'm still such a mess from delivering my child's large, face up head that she highly suggests PT for my pelvic floor. Lovely). Our WT was pretty decent even if our canter looks like shit.

We haven't had any luck selling Rascal yet either. Lots of people want to come see him, then no one does. Most people are no call, no show. Which pisses me off so much. But the last lady just decided she needed to wait a while before buying another horse as much as she really wanted to come see him. At least she let me know. We've been talking about just keeping him. A couple years and a few more miles and that big ol' dumb bum will be a great kid's horse. He's big. But gentle and lazy. Emphasis on the lazy. Neither of us really like riding him though. Maybe I'll start riding him English. That would definitely make me happier. My person won't like that, but miles is miles.... right?