Horse Life

And We’re Working…And We’re Not. Here We Go Again.

Last Monday P & I headed to Smith Lake for the start of many conditioning rides. Meaning 2 hours of walking interspersed with a little bit of trotting and a few minutes of galloping. Because galloping is fun.

Last Monday, P & I headed to Smith Lake for the start of many conditioning rides. Meaning 2 hours of walking interspersed with a little trotting and a few minutes of galloping. Because galloping is fun.

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Step 1: Stand by the gate and call for the sleeping beauty
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Step 2: Walk all the way to the far corner of the field and attempt to get him up that way.
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25 minutes later…see, P? SO MUCH FUN!

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Since the weather channel predicted less than an inch of snow on Wednesday (and all the southerners went crazy), imagine that chaos that ensued when it ACTUALLY snowed 7″:
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So work/school was cancelled Wednesday-Friday. We had a bit of fun in the snow at first.

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Well, most of us did. Then there was Kaiser.

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When we made him leave the house anyway, he stayed in the garage under the ping pong table.

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Until the first person opened the door. Then he was on his couch like lightning.

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And couch was the name of the game for those 3 days. I don’t think Zoey left it for 72 hours.

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How she always sleeps. But you can’t feel too bad about moving her because she’s sort of mean.

Since our neighborhood is heavily wooded and the plow didn’t come through until Friday, there was zero barn time. Though on Friday I’d gone through all my rations (aka WINE), so I threw my truck in 4×4 and headed the 1.5 miles to the nearest grocery store. Thankfully BO kept me updated with some pictures of P.

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And my favorite:

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We derp hard in the snow

Saturday it was safe to travel, but the arenas/grounds were still a mess. So we entertained ourselves in other ways.

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He didn’t care at all, which was a little disappointing.

And then yesterday, after 6 days of no riding, I finally clambered on to a now-nutty P. After he finally took a breath (maybe 30 minutes in, sheesh), we got some for real work done, and he went back in the pasture while I set up a Lainey Ashker inspired grid/course that BO tagged me in on IG.

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After much measuring, as well as grunting and dragging around of standards/gates/poles, it was finally done. Though not set to heights or with fillers just yet. BO bought some barrels and a tarp we’re going to make into a liverpool. P is going to live in filler central. Though after getting around clear at Full Gallop’s SJ (ya know…BN…had to throw that in there), if he can survive THAT course, he should be fine with anything.

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So that’s precisely what we’ll be doing today.

 

Last Monday P & I headed to Smith Lake for the start of many conditioning rides. Meaning 2 hours of walking interspersed with a little bit of trotting and a few minutes of galloping. Because galloping is fun.

17 thoughts on “And We’re Working…And We’re Not. Here We Go Again.”

  1. wow you guys did get a lot of snow. I think you got more than we did which is just unheard of 🙂 LOL On P laying out in the pasture not wanting to get up. And yikes that diagram of jumps. Have fun 🙂 HA HA HA

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  2. lol Kaiser cracks me up.

    That exercise looks awesome! Can’t imagine setting it up, but job well done. Can’t wait to hear how it goes.

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  3. That’s quite the amount of snow. Considering Californians get into accidents when it rains, I imagine everything would shut down around here if it ever snowed.

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