Friday, July 21, 2017

Easy Mode

Gah.. I love this horse!
*This week has me like.... *

We had a nice ride.... It was so hot that we just did a nice fun relaxing bareback walk to the lake and played in the lake for a bit. Fleck was a bit jiggy but it was a nice slow western pleasure jog type jig. :) Easy to sit. :) 

He had fun in the lake. So did I. He splashed, got in fairly deep, splashed, flipped his nose around in it, splashed some more, and soaked. Ahhhhhh
 


 Flecky was snoozing (as was Dan) when I went to go catch them for our ride. Hee hee. Fleck *IS* a morning person, as opposed to Dan. ;) I swear.. you pull out the camera and Fleck smiles!


 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Weekend!!!

Ahhhh.... weekends!!! Today was a long time coming and so desperately needed. It's been the first weekend in awhile that I've had to just... be. I got a good bit accomplished early this morning, while still getting an adequate nights sleep, and then I got to come ride. And I got to ENJOY my ride! I didn't have to rush through it. :) Kelli and I rode and took Dan and Arwyn to splash in the lake. And then she stayed on and joined me and Fleck for a splash in the lake again. It was a blast! Fleck was glad for the company and he so loves his lake time. We had fun and he was a bit sassy going out there. :)









 

Then today We went for another hack... Two in a row!!!Fleck has been getting naughty!!!
But it makes my heart smile!


We were chatting with some friends in the XC field and when we went to leave, Fleck stuck his head down and started crow hopping. Hee hee. Goober!

We had fun though. He's actually starting to feel pretty decent in the trot. The right lead canter is still terrible, but... the left lead isn't bad. :)

It was a lovely day for my ride with Fleck. There was a storm brewing and it gave the woods a creepy eerie feel. But there was a nice breeze too and a beautiful sky! It never did actually do anything other than threaten.

Ahhhhh.... I so love him. He brings me peace. I'm very grateful that we can still do this. It's not the same... and I still worry that I'm not showing him as much love as I did when we were competing and riding all the time. But I am very grateful. God knows what he's doing. It's a relief to not have to worry anymore about really breaking him, or even worse, losing him. And I really am enjoying just enjoying his company. He's gotten naughty for sure. ;) But it makes me happy that he's feeling good enough to be "naughty".

:) This was a good weekend!









Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shenani...Flecks!!

Flecky was a bit bouncy today :)

Oh, how I love him though! It's not even a big deal that now that he's "retired" he has started being naughty. :)

We rode bareback today because it was so hot and because we can. I LOVE my new bareback pad. :) It's so comfy. Fleck is finally starting to slim back down again too. :) We went for a hack with Peri and walked a good bit. Fleck was bouncy. Like... pogo-y bouncy. Hee hee. And spooky! He kept bouncing and spinning and looking. :) But we had fun.



We did a little trotting and cantering and then went to the lake to splash. Peri let Roux play too and they had fun splashing. I was just about to comment about how Roux was being good and not rolling and down Fleck went. Hee hee. It was so slow motion that I probably could have pulled him up, but he had already tipped, so... down we went. Luckily I had pulled my tall boots off and was only wearing my fat babies. They were so soaked though...

Fun day. I love him so. He restores my soul!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

More fun

Fun ride, but stressed me.

Danny lame.... trying to coordinate Freddie... whether I'll make the show... then what to do if not... clients... phone not texting.... goat.... random person