2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Back to the star of the show!


Isnt it amazing how much time you can spend at the barn when you dont have to worry about time?! Its not even that I get a lot done but I just spend more time on the ground with my pony. I brought him in from the pasture and re-did his mane so I could take pictures of him. I am trying to take side view pictures of him about once a week to both see the progress and the difference in this year (wearing fat pony muzzle) from last year (running free without it!). I also finally remembered to bring my clippers so I could clean up his face/ears. He gets that goat beard and dangling ear hairs going on if I dont keep up on it, which I dont do very well without shows! In my opinion he looks much more handsome all trimmed up :)

Hairy man

Clean shaven!

This is just from his bridle path, goat hairs, and his ears!

Awful picture but it shows you how long his mane is getting!


Falling asleep while I braided his hair
And hes gone haha One man that loves getting his hair done
After getting beautified a bit we went for a ride. We walked outside for about 15 minutes before heading to the arena. After hard workouts both Thurs/Fri I just kept it to 20 minute dressage work at the trot. After getting him forward and loose we had some really nice work! We did some leg yields, shoulder in, and some pony trot lengthenings. As long as I set him up good he is really starting to understand the lengthenings and I can really feel a difference. I cant wait to hit up some dressage shows.




On the bridle front... I bought one! It was super unplanned but last night I went on ebay and was looking around and found a brown barely used oversize Micklem Competition bridle for $125 (with reins!). Needless to say I bought it right away! You dont find used ones easily let alone in the bigger size. So although I was planning on waiting and ordering new from Smart Pak (so I could return with full refund) I just couldnt pass up this deal and figured if it doesnt end up fitting him I could always resell it. Should be getting it later this week :)

4 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a GREAT deal for a Micklem on eBay! You lucked out! I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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    1. Yeah I didnt think twice about buying it right away when I saw the price, it was meant to be! I am super excited.

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  2. Omg, I can't get over how much hair he has! Haha

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    1. Haha it still shocks me when I let it all down!

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