The brave little pony

The brave little pony

Fritzy had a rather disappointing six-month check in early March. He scored a 3/5 lame before flexions, his hocks have continued to straighten, his fetlocks have begun to drop, he has further muscle atrophy in his hindquarters and his left hind is overcompensating for the right with exaggerated movement. My wonderful vet wanted to check [...]

It’s Wednesday already? 

It’s Wednesday already? 

 My life is legit flashing by.  Had an interesting ride Tuesday morning. Ponyface wasn't sure he wanted a longe warmup (well skip it next ride but he doesn't make the rules here - we did 6 min) and he continued his silly stickiness at mount up.  He's not standing still during solo mounting so I [...]

Sunset success

Sunset success

I changed my ride times to the evening last week and the Fritzer seemed to enjoy himself.  He was super brave with car lights in the mirrors and the sunset casting strange light behind them. Our steering is really improving as is the forward button. So happy with this little dumpling!            I [...]

Just what I needed

Just what I needed

My (human) valentine was kind enough to know that I needed a horse-filled weekend. I popped down to Global on Saturday for the Special with a friend and loved every second. I haven't been down to AGDF the last two years so it was quite energizing to breathe it all in. The highest caliber horse and rider duos were [...]

Happiest Holidays

Happiest Holidays

Happiest Holidays, Friends! I had a notion to tell you that I was sending another Christmas letter through the interwebs because I’m like so totally environmentally friendly… but then I remembered Santa is watching.  Alas, another Christmas has gone too fast. Our year went by in a blink, much like this little holiday season I hold so [...]

Pony Log: Starting over 

Pony Log: Starting over 

When faced with our behavioral/training issues, I felt like I was at a crossroads between pushing through and not letting my big baby pony 'win,' as so many well respected horse people have recommended... and conversely, following my instinct that he's an individual and needed a reset to start liking his work before spoiling it [...]