Friday, September 25, 2009

Feels so good to be riding again

Sunday night started a bit rough, Penny was fussing when I tried to saddle her up, but once the saddle was on we were good to go. I started out being led by my husband once around the ring then I asked him to unhook me and step back. Penny and I had a great ride, just walk trot but I rode. I was so happy to be on a horse again. The next day I sure did feel it, every muscle in my body hurt... guess I'm a bit out of shape. :) I think I finally found my horse.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet Penny :)

Well here are a few pictures of the new little mare Penny, she is a 9 year old quarter horse mare. Penny is such a sweet little mare and a pleasure to ride. I am taking baby steps since my fall. I'm still riding attached to the lead line but I have trotted around by my self on her. I'm still getting to know her.

Giving in :(

Well , I'm finally doing it.... Joey is for sale. I just can't handle anymore. Working with Joe has completely taken away my confidence. He's too much of a horse for me to handle and it's time I face the music. We contacted the owner of his father and they are not interested in taking him .... figures, they don't want to take him and they train horses and riders...... hmmmm, they would rather see an inexperience person try and handle him. They don't want him back but they also don't want to sign papers so I can get him registered as an arabian. This is the same people who convinced us Joey was a good horse for me.... ya ok. Just my luck with farms around here. Don and I bought a sweet little mare a few weeks ago and I think she is just what I need, there is not a mean bone in her body. I've been riding her without my trainer and things are going good. I can't really concentrate on her because I'm too worried about Joe, I think once he is sold I'll be able to concentrate on riding again. I found a great trainer who is a certified John Lyons trainer, we'll see how she works out. If you have been following my blog, you know that I have had no luck with boarding "facilities" , trainers and horse people in general. So many times I've wanted to give up, we have put so much money into the horses and the new barn that it seems a shame to give up, not sure how much more I can handle.