Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Champ

So Sunday I hauled Diva and Bridger to Steph's arena which was gloriously thawed out.  Rain poured down intermittently, but somehow I timed my ride between downpours.  You may be wondering why I suddenly decided to haul in?  Someone was coming to look at them on Monday!  Diva was a wonderchild.  It has been two months since either of them were ridden and it was like she hadn't had a day off.  Bridger was trying to make the barn come down around his ears, wish I could have hauled them separately and he would have been much better.
Footing is great even when soggy

Full of smiles
I let her trot on the lunge for a few, but she really didn't even need that.
So beautiful
 I hopped on and we walked calmly on the buckle (mind you Bridger was still hollering his head off).
How many times can I say I love a horse
Boots match the arena
I tightened up the girth while she stood stock still.

Watching life

Then we calmly picked up the trot, she proceeded to be adjustable and light in reins.
Should have used the new OTTB bonnet to match the pad

Hello fancy

All.The.Joy
We went quietly up into the left lead canter and her only fault was getting a little heavy, but she also needs work in the butt muscle department, so no worries.
Looking like an event horse

More coordinated than this time last year
To the right she wanted to pick up the wrong lead, but on the third try we got it and she was again super.  Then we cooled out and traipsed through some lakes.
Much hair, many snuggles

She hid her poo in the puddle
Seriously how has someone not bought her yet????  It started raining again and I was in no mood to deal with Mr. Bridger so we packed up and headed out.  Then next day I hauled them both back.  We rode Diva first and the girl did great with her.  Diva got a little strong with her in the canter, but it was nothing to write home about and the girl seemed to really like her.  Then I got out Bridger and he was rude to start, but after a 20 minute lunge where he proceeded to just trot and whinny, he ended up also being a champ.  I hopped on and we walk trot cantered and he didn't put a foot wrong.  Then the girl hopped on and had a better ride on him than she had on Diva, go figure.  They headed home and will talk with her trainer and get back to me, fingers crossed.

Also Alyssa is home from her honeymoon and it was so good to catch up with her.  She also took all of these beautiful pictures of Diva.

And video!

24 comments:

  1. That red in the arena makes the pictures really neat! Hoping the girl picks one of them up.

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    1. I'm loving the red, really fun in the photos

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  2. Gorgeous photos and i love the red around the arena, so picturesque if accidental (if planned = genius) *swoon*
    Love that the horses were both so well behaved of vocal (yes B we mean you) - hope it's good news for them soon.

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    1. Lol, yes arena's owner is not a fan of the red, but I like it!

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  3. I was so impressed with that fancy girl. They need to buy her! And I really want to ride the Bacon in the rubber arena!

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  4. i hope the girl loved both horses! good luck selling them - they both seem like such neat horses. also - that arena is SO COOL!!!

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    1. Thank you, now I just have to hurry up and wait for a phone call

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  5. she is so cute!! and I love that crunch crunch sound on the gravel... :D

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    1. Cutest princess, it is actually all rubber and sand, no gravel at all :-)

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  6. so fancy!! What kind of footing is that? The recycled tires/rubber stuff?

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  7. So exciting!! I hope they were the right fit for her :)

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    1. I thought they were...Now to wait on the trainer

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  8. She's such a total fuzzy wuzzy cutie. I love how daintily she's stepping through the footing. I would love to see Pongo navigate this ring, while he loves water jumps, he hates puddles, this would be his nightmare, LOL!

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  9. She's a very attractive wooly mammoth :D

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    1. She is so hard to keep warm,I hate to clip her

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  10. I hope the sales comes through!

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  11. I want that footing!!! Glad they behaved for test runs, anyone worth getting one of your horses has got to expect a little winter behavior. Hope someone good snatches them up soon.

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    1. Me too, the girl was actually like, if this is Bridger's worst than no big deal:)

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