Our in house horse show was a HUGE success, for not only all the students who participated but for the horses as well. Alfie and I took 3rd place in the halter class, and Copper – who was shown by Shea, took 2nd place. I was one proud horse owner with both my boys takingContinue reading “Tuesday Evening Diary – when self doubt creeps into your mind…”
It’s been almost 3 months since the beautiful freckle faced Copper joined my family. I will admit, having 2 horses has been a challenge, making sure Copper feels loved and welcomed while making sure to pay equal attention to Alfie, all while keeping my sanity lol. It didn’t help that during this time Alfie hadContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – the honeymoon phase is over…now it’s time to challenge mom”
What a month it’s been. First let me give you all the update on Alfie. I was able to get a second opinion on the pain and lameness he’s been experiencing off and on for months. There are several different things working against him which is making pin pointing 1 specific cause very difficult –Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – it’s been awhile, pull up a chair and get comfy…”
Here’s the good news with Alfie – he’s getting better. The bad news is we still don’t know exactly what is causing the on again off again lameness. His Lymes test came back negative. I’m reaching out to another vet for a second opinion. But for now at least, Alfie isn’t in as much discomfortContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – an Alfie update and some lovely bonding time with Copper”
My apologies for not posting in awhile. Alfie is having issues again with his bad foot/leg. Two vet visits later, we are patiently waiting for Lyme’s blood test results to hopefully come back with an answer. Lyme’s and other tick born diseases cause different issues for all horses. Alfie has had a “traveling” lameness andContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – it’s been a challenging week…”
I know what you are thinking – gaining weight AND getting fit?? Yes, that’s what is happening – not to me, but to Copper. When I purchased Copper, I had a pre-purchase exam (PPE) done by a vet. Part of the exam is a body scale ranking where weight, fat and muscle figure into aContinue reading “Sunday afternoon diary – gaining weight & getting fit 🤷🏻♀️”
My darling Copper. We are still in the getting to know each other phase and man, this horse has so much talent and training. These last almost 4 weeks have been a fun experiment in getting to know him and figuring out what his different buttons do along with where exactly they are located. ForContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – I hit the canter button 😂”
I started to write my Sunday diary several times yesterday – but every time I wrote a line or 2, I was up and about tending to my boys – or the newest little addition to our barn family – a 5 month old little pig named Nacho Pig. This past weekend, and even today,Continue reading “Monday afternoon diary – Recapping Sunday! 😉”
Copper has officially been in his new home for 1 week. Giving him time to adjust and get used to a new routine, new environment and new people is extremely important. Tonight I rode him for the 2nd time since he’s been with me, and it was fun. Getting to know him is very exciting.Continue reading “Tuesday evening diary – Getting to know you, getting to know all about you 🎶🎵”
My last diary entry – wondering where my Alfie 2.0 was, must have reached the universe, because the very next day, a woman reached out to me with a horse for sale. A gelding named Copper. A registered Appaloosa. 15.2 hands, English background and can trail ride. After exchanging numerous messages, I took a dayContinue reading “Sunday Evening Diary – and just like that – there are 2.”
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