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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yesterday

I rode yesteerday and Missy was great!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Best Ride In A While-bareback

Missy was pretty darn good when I rode her today! She took a while to be caught but that was no biggy. Then we let her grazee on the way over to where I ride. We put the bridle on and I got on. She acted pretty good while my dad led her. Then I got off and whiped on some fly repelent becuase the flys were bothering her. After that I got back on and rode off the lead. Missy still did great! It was the best ride in a while even if we only walked! :)

past ride

Missy and I have not been hitting it to hot lately. She was worse than the last couple times I rode. She just wouldn't let me try to get on. Every time I got close enough to mount she'd kick at me hard with her hind left. When I finally did get on she tried to step on and kick my dad that was leading. It ended up being a pretty short ride.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Missy

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The Past Days

Maria came over Monday and Tuesday and we groomed Missy. She did great! Maria also helperd with her whithers and she still did great. Thanks Maria. I was going to ride today but it looks like rain. O' Well!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Past Week.

Well! I can no longer say I've never been thrown of a horse since this past Monday. Since she first came in heat a while ago Missy has been sensitive about her whithers. I did not know she was in heat on Monday and I was in for a real suprise! Missy was being a little nervous buat I dismissed it as nothing because I hadn't gotten her out to ride in a while. I started saddleing up and I tightened her girth. She held her breath which she hadn't been doing in a while. After I was done saddleing I tried to pull the part of her mane out from under the saddle were it was caught. Missy reared up then hung in suspension and I leaped away. My dad had been holding onto her halter and his arm got jerked. Calming down; I decided to get on Missy while my dad led her a couple times. She did great and my dad let her go. That was the story for around half an hour. Then all of a sudden as we were going around the bend behind the pine tree she leaped over the little ditch she could have walked over. I lost my one stirrup as she started going faster and bucking. I totally lost my balance and I gripped at the horn trying to stop Missy or regain balance. Then, I was on the ground hopping back up with my arm throbbing. Missy took advantage of the moment and raced up through to the front of our yard, through our neighbor's yard, across the road, past the police/manicipal building into town. My mom checked out my arm and my dad caught Missy in a matter of minutes, much to my suprise. I did get back on and she did well. My arm swelled up a little but it was not very bad. Becuse she's been acting so ornery when she comes into heat we might see if she can have a foal if not just figure out her scheduel and not ride her then, or get an implant to keep her from coming into heat at all. The other option is getting a different horse though I hope it doesn't come to that!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A New Gait







Today was another interesing day with Missy. Here is how it went. First I lunged Missy with the saddle on. Then she escapes and my Dad has to get up from his haircut and help catch her. After that I finally got on to ride. Actually she did very well! We even discovered the canter or lope. Then my dad had me try the barrel pattern at that pace and a little slower. I was a lot of fun racing around the buckets that he set up and it felt like flying. I hope to take some lessons this summer and start some jumping too. Here are some post-ride pitures of Missy grazing.



Friday, June 4, 2010

I rode tonight again. Missy was her usual racehorse self, even though she's been off the track for who knows how many years. lol. There was a little thunder a long ways off and there was a little rain coming, and she decided to get worked up a little. It wasn't too bad, and I got her under control; we did make the ride short though.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yesterday we picked up some feed and ha for Missy. She loved getting fresh grain and hay! Today, I finally got back on Missy! First we lunged her for a couple minutes, then my dad led me around for a little while. Missy acted just fine so I rode out. She did great; we walked and trotted, stopped, backed, and worked on turning. We also rode up a little hill and down. I think next time I ride I'm going to add a pole or two to go over a couple times.
After I was done riding I let her graze some, while my mom got a bucket of water. Mom held it up and Missy downed half the contents in just a minute. It made us all laugh!