2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Pony and I, along with a good friend went on my annual Christmas Eve trail ride and were lucky enough for the weather to clear up just in time and stayed nice for our whole ride. Our barn had a Christmas party but it was on a day I wasn't able to attend so I did a little dressing up for our trail ride instead.



It was a nice relaxing hour and a half trail ride and the boys were perfect, like normal! We even had people taking pictures of us from their houses as we rode by.

Today Mylo has been home for 6 months exactly! So blessed to have this boy in my life. Not only is it our 6 months of being together but it is also his half birthday, meaning he is now 2.5 years old! 
Day 1

6 months late (today) :)
He is in a much better weight, gained loads of muscle, his hair is coming in much thicker, his feather is improving, and he is still cuter then all get out! He free lunges, walks/trots on a lunge line, knows a few tricks, ponies off other horses, cross ties/ties, picks up all four feet with no issues, reliably loads, knows voice commands, and I'm sure I am missing something. Most importantly he puts a smile on my face everyday :)

He did give me quite a scare yesterday and I was instantly reminded how important it is to teach your horse the word whoa. It is one thing that I teach all my horses from the beginning and it is one thing that I do not slack on as far as allowing them to get away with it. When I say whoa I want and instant response and boy and I glad! Milo gets really excited when I put new shavings in his stall and rolls and rolls and rolls. Yesterday he go himself cast in his stall with his front legs sticking out his door to the paddock and his hind legs twisted and stuck inside. I heard him trying to roll back over (I was in another horses stall) and looked in to find him totally stuck. I told him whoa and from that moment on he didn't move a leg. He wasn't panicked but instead just laid there, not moving, while I climbed all over him to get a rope around him so I could help pull him over. Even when I was flipping him over he didn't thrash around or anything (although I would have liked a little help from him! haha). He immediately stood up, smiled at me, and frisked me for cookies. Thankfully I was there when it happened and I am even more thankful for his intelligence and trust in me. All is well today and he is no worse for the wear!

Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you all have an amazing 2015 :)

4 comments:

  1. What a perfect Christmas story Milo gave you! Merry Christmas to you and your handsome fellas!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you guys had a very Merry Christmas also :)

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  2. Merry Christmas. Love the photos :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, getting cast is my worst fear ever. The first pony I ever rode just passed away after getting cast at the college. Glad it all ended up so well! Merry Christmas!

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