March 24, 2014

Exciting Updates

Sorry for being such a bad blogger lately.  The weather has been awful this year (thus not a whole lot of ride time), but this past week it has actually been sunny!  Of course, I had to go and get super sick when the nice weather rolled in, so I haven't actually ridden in a week.  Figures.  Anyways, to the main updates.

1. Ypke is alive and as sassy as ever.  The green grass, warm temperatures, and lack of riding have made her turn into a fire breathing dragon.  

2.  I will be visiting (he lives 4 hours away over at the breeder's farm) Jethro over spring break!  You can expect a lot of photos and a post when that comes.

3. Jethro's special pasture set up is in the process of being created.  The stall/run in (12x15) is in the process of being built right now; it will be a mini replica of our horse barn.  You shall see a post of the Donkey Dorm soon enough.

4.  I have been riding someone else's horse, a QH mare named Lena, every other week to build up my confidence at the canter and in general.  She is about as bombproof as a horse can get, so she is a good match for me right now.  I am hoping that some confidence will be built so that way I am less timid with Ypke.  From what my trainer said, it sounds like I will be allowed to show her in dressage once or twice!!  It has always been a goal of mine to show Ypke, and having some good experience at shows (with an actual show horse) prior to taking Ypke to one is probably wise.

5.  My trainer says that there are two other horses I can ride as well: Her daughter's gelding and then someone else's tall gelding (I cannot for the life of me remember his name or breed, but I think he is a QH).   Some days I will ride Lena and other days it will be one of those two!

6.  I got myself some new tall boots and a dressage coat. 

In summary: I am sick right now, Ypke is alive, I will be visiting Jethro over spring break, I am riding other horses, and I will be (95% probably) showing in dressage this year

**I apologize for the lack of good grammar... my mind is too foggy from being sick. 


  1. The more horses you can ride the better! It will be great for you! And I can't wait for Jethro pictures. :)

    1. I am really glad I get to have the opportunity to do so!
      There will be many Jethro photos to come next weekend! :)

  2. Glad you are feeling better. Looking forward to hearing about your upcoming lessons!

  3. I hope you feel better soon. It's great that you have the opportunity to ride other horses! I really think that makes a better rider almost faster than anything. Have fun!

    1. Thanks! I agree, I think it will really help me out.

  4. Feel better! Would love to know what kind of coat you got... I'm on the hunt as well!


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