Friday, March 25, 2016

This, That, and the Other

After my last post about our disappointing lesson, we did end up having two good jump schools last week.  The weather somewhat cooperated and I was able to set a few fences outside in a freshly worked arena.  Is there any better feeling than being that first person to ride on a freshly drug arena?!?  The first jump day we just did a couple of cross rails at the trot but we did a line and I realized it was actually the first line I've done with him.  The second jump day I cantered a couple fences, trying very hard not to pick at him, and then tugged my big girl breeches up and did the little green boxes with Peebs for the first time. And what do you know, he just trotted right up to them and hopped over like it was no big deal. 

Kisses for a good pony
Unfortunately I haven't gotten to ride this week.  But I did go pony shopping with one of the teens at the barn because my trainer ended up not being able to make it and there was very good prospect that was sure to go fast that we wanted to jump on (no pun intended). A has been looking since August and a couple of horses she's liked sold either before she could do a second ride or a vet check. But it looks like she found the one! Trainer went up the day after we did for a second  look and they put down a deposit. He's being vetted today, and fingers crossed if all goes well we'll haul him home on Sunday. 

Unrelated pic: Peebs twinning with my BO's 5yr old. 
I did attempt to ride last night but a friend of my BO's who is an instructor/trainer hauled in her horse to ride and another boarder was riding with her (maybe having a lesson, I couldn't tell).  It's still to wet to lunge in the outdoor and they were riding inside.  I hadn't ridden since Sunday and wanted to lunge Peeb's before getting on.  Instructor friend has been hauling over 2-3 times a week for a couple weeks since she doesn't have an indoor arena and her horse is rehabbing and needs consistent work.  BO told her the arena is busy from 4-6 and to try not to come at those times.  But apparently something was lost in translation and she was there at 3:30.  Our indoor isn't big enough to lunge and have people ride so after grumbling for a bit and decided what the hell and got on anyways. About two laps into our trot work I could tell Peebs and I were going to battle it out and since I was already in a shitty mood over our arena being taken over by someone who doesn't board here I got off instead of taking it out on my pony. I don't mind the occasional haul in rider, but A) don't come during the busy times and/or B) if you do let people know!  I did send a couple snarky texts to my BO which I later apologized for.


  1. Exciting that Peebs has been gelling more over fences! But yea I would definitely be irritated by having my plans derailed by a ship in!! Annoying.

  2. Sorry to hear arena traffic made ride time short, I hate when that happens.
    I'm sure the under saddle work you got done will stand to Peebs and he'll come out with his A-game next time you hop up.
    Every little helps and knowing when not to get into a fight is priceless - yay you!