Monday, 25 March 2013

Bye Obi!

Well, he's gone! It's one of those things I never thought would actually happen, and then it hit me like a ton of bricks when he walked onto the trailer.

His new owner is a super cute 74 year old man who has been there, done that, rode them all! Has done everything from breeding TB's, training racehorses, running chuckwagons, he's sick of riding the greenies, and now he's enjoying the easy life doing pack trips in the mountains. A lady came with him, and I was talking to her and he just kind of hung back and observed as I caught Obi and brought him the barn, he checked out his legs, and made an offer! Said he didn't need to see me ride him, he'd seen the videos, and liked how he was built and liked Obi's eye. So that was that!

We had to wait an hour for the trailer to come, and we bullshitted about everything under the sun.  It was so cute, the old man kept petting Obi's face and saying what a handsome big guy he was, he even got out his old horse's halter and was trying it on Obi to see if it would fit, it was a little small, Obi's got a big noggin! Then the trailer came, and I was totally fine until they loaded him on the trailer. Then I was like "Oh shit, this is really happening!" And the drove away, and I went in the barn and totally cried, haha. I'm happy though, Obi can go and he'll do awesome with this guy and be used and have a job:) The old man was super excited and said he would send me photos this summer when they go out. He was all smiles the whole time, and I'm sure he and Obi will do great roaming over the trails together:) Farewell my big gorgeous boy!! ♥♥♥  photo obi3.jpg

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Gone Jump Schooling!

Friday night was fun. A bunch of us from the barn trailered over to Horse In Hand Ranch ( which is only 15 mins away, to school over their jump course.

I  hung out for a bit while a few other groups rode first, then I went and tacked up.  Sunny was super wired when I got on, and when she's like that I know the jumping's not going to be great:P We managed, had a few shitty rounds but managed to pull it together for an awesome last little course to end it off. Which wasn't caught on regular video but I did get the helmet cam so it's better than nothing, haha. Glad I was able to work through things despite the crazy, and end on a good note. I am definitely figuring out how to manage Sunny better when she's wired, now I can still somewhat pilot her around and have it be not totally horrifying, where as before I was just along for the ride and hail marying everything, lol. I've noticed a big difference there for sure. The facility was great and we all had a good time, and will definitely be going back!

Sunny in her old man cooler, ready to rock and roll! Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Warming up, my coach on one of her stallions, and Sunny and I. Obviously Sunny is not the huge lovely warmblood stallion, lol.
One of my and Sunny's rough courses, my good round wasn't caught on camera unfortunately:P Sunny still drifts to the left sometimes, through the triple the first time everything kinda went to shit and the rail coming down on the last oxer of the triple was because Sunny veered left and I kicked the standard:P
Our good round to end it on my helmet cam at least:)
The arena was so huge, haha. It was a nice change! Photobucket