Work hasn't been easy lately. Heather and I worked all during the day, and when we found out that Tina didn't have anyone working with her tomorrow, we cleaned all of the stalls, fed, and hayed. I mean, it's a lot of work for one person, so we tried to help out a little.
We got the video of the gray gelding from Florida. He's pretty handsome. I'm no expert, but he just didn't look like he moved as well as the other horses that we've looked at. The footing was really deep, and we were told that he had steel shoes on at the time, so maybe he really does move better with better footing and aluminum shoes? I don't know. I guess that we'll find out. He's 7-years-old, and he just got in from Europe a few days ago. As long as my dad doesn't mind, Pam and I will probably fly back down to Florida to look at him. He already had a vet check, and it went really well.
Pam got a new bike, and she really wanted to ride to Target. She was going to go alone, though. So, I volunteered to go with her. I rode a silly bike with high handle bars and a basket on the front. It was definitely an amusing sight. My trainer sure can be strange. I love her to death, though.
So, we have a 1 1/2-year-old Popeye K filly at the barn. She's the love of Pam's life. Heather has been sitting on her back in her stall for months now. Valentine is perfectly fine with it. She turns her head to look at Heather. It's really cute. It's almost as if she's saying, "What's this on my back?" Heather only weighs about 100 pounds, so Valentine K probably barely feels her while she's on her back. Well, we put a saddle on Valentine today. Once we put the saddle and girth on, we walked her around her stall to see how she'd be. She was perfect. She could've cared less. Then we put Heather on Valentine's back. Still perfect. We got brave and walked Valentine out of her stall with Heather on. She was awesome! Allie and I stood on each side if Heather needed to bail. Pam walked Valentine. She was really, really good. I was so proud of her! I think that she'll be pretty easy to break when the time comes. We're just trying to get her acquainted with the feeling of someone being on her back. It's not something that we'll do daily, but every once in a while. Valentine K was turned out at night for the very first time. It's her first time spending the night in a paddock. Our little baby is growing up!
I have pictures! Not too many, though. I tend to give nicknames to all of the horses, so I'll include them for your amusement.( Pretty Horsies! Collapse )