Sunday afternoon diary – gaining weight & getting fit πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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 πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ”

Saturday evening diary – I hit the canter button πŸ˜‚

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 πŸ˜‚”

Monday afternoon diary – Recapping Sunday! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰”

Tuesday evening diary – Getting to know you, getting to know all about you πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅

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 πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅”

Sunday Evening Diary – and just like that – there are 2.

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.”

Saturday afternoon diary – a very special ride for my friend Heidi and a solo ride for me with Maestro.

It’s been 1 week since we said goodbye to the beautiful Cayman. One week later, emotions are still running high, but the healing process has begun. My friend Heidi came to the barn today to ride one of the school horses. It would be the first time she’s ever ridden him and the first timeContinue reading “Saturday afternoon diary – a very special ride for my friend Heidi and a solo ride for me with Maestro.”

Sunday evening diary – saying goodbye is never easy, even if you know in advance.

Yesterday we said goodbye to a beautiful horse named Cayman. Cayman was owned by one of my very good friends, and Alfie was Cayman’s first horsey friend. In fact, both boys became very good friends very quickly when they first met a little over 2 years ago. Cayman had cancer, yes, horses can suffer fromContinue reading “Sunday evening diary – saying goodbye is never easy, even if you know in advance.”

Saturday evening diary – Welcome to retirement Alfie β€οΈ

When I first met Alfie, I was a beginner in the world of horses. I had only been taking lessons for about 4 months before fate stepped in and Alfie and I became a team. We started our partnership with a weekly lesson followed by a ground work day. Alfie knew I was a beginnerContinue reading “Saturday evening diary – Welcome to retirement Alfie β€οΈ”

Wednesday evening diary – a solo evening ride outside

Yes, you read that correctly…Alfie and I enjoyed a solo ride outside…no babysitter, no chaperone, only us. We went around the property enjoying the warm sunny weather. It was a short ride but one that was pure bliss. Alfie and I have been partners for almost 5 years. I spent about 4 of those yearsContinue reading “Wednesday evening diary – a solo evening ride outside”

Saturday evening diary – a bond and love so strong.

An absolutely beautiful day at the barn. Spring is in the air, although it was a bit chilly, old man winter is still hanging around in spots. But the sun is warm and the birds are chirping so winter is packing it in until next year. I head to the paddock to get Alfie. 2Continue reading “Saturday evening diary – a bond and love so strong.”