Sunday, May 26, 2013

Git er done

School is done for the semester, woot woot!  The show with the Halflingers went quite well, in fact I garnered the Open Training reserve champion ribbon!  They were super for their first show ever, the start of warm ups was just a bit exciting, but they quickly composed themselves and went to work.  Best of all, their owners were thrilled with the weekend.
Austin's very square halt

Down center line

Big trot for a little horse!

Star showing off his uphill canter

Start of the stretchy circle

I am going to enter a contest for Horse Illustrated to write a 1500 word horse short story that will be published in the magazine and would win an Amazon gift card. FUN!

There is an Event Derby this weekend, I'm not competing, but I'm going to try to make it out and watch the jumping this afternoon.  Gunnar has been jumping nicely at home, but he still unravels at shows, so we are thinking of trying a dressage show as he has pretty nice flat work as well.
From the event last August

Here are a couple pics from earlier this spring, he was being very bold and a total blast!
Ready for the Eq ring;)

Ready for x-country anyone?
Well that is my random post of the day, I really am trying to get back to regular writing.  Oh one more note: I am finally riding Aero again, pictures soon!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Coming up for air

Not much time as finals are next week and next weekend is the Idaho Dressage Festival (which I'm riding two horses at).  Whew, leaving the house by 5am and getting home around 9pm has not been conducive to getting this blog written on, sorry guys.  After finals are over I will have more time and plan to return to sharing about my escapades.  My husband is home, FINALLY!!!! It has been great great great!  I'm going to share some pics here as a time saving way to catch up with you.
We have been having some big rolling thunder storms, and the leaves are unfurling from the grape vines

Sadie (the back biter) and I go for a gallop

Star, one of two Halflingers I will take to the show

Idaho TB assoc award for 3yo filly of the year, Eugene was training her at golden gate.  Note: she just won here at Les Bois yesterday!

whispers *totally me*

Bridger is back from the cowboy, still rude, but willing to learn

Sprinklerbandits came over for a ride and Mojito and Suzie thought it would be a good time to race!
Ok that's all for now, but I promise more sooner than later.  Racing has started and we have already ran two seconds and won one!!!!