2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Sunday, March 15, 2015

All About The Baby

"Baby" Mylo is not only the cutest thing ever but is truely the best baby I could have ever imagined! Obviously he has his less than stellar moments but holy cow he amazes me!

Earlier in the week I took him ground driving outside for only his 2nd time and his first time in a bridle, that he had worn like 4 times, and he was foot perfect. Stopped, walked, trotted and backed with zero issues. The biggest problem we had was him wanting to eat the grass while walking! 
Ground driving down the road

Keep in mind that he "works" about 2 days a week for about 15 minutes. I have to keep in mind that he is still not even 3 (will be in June) because he picks up on everything instantly. He is definitely the personality that doesn't need to be drilled doing one thing over and over but instead needs diversity in what he does so I try to change it up on him a lot.
He is always smiling

Flash forward to today and I figured I would just try long lining him. I mean, why not?! Wouldn't you know the little man went around walk, trot, canter, and stopped. Pretty sure he was born broke! I won't do too much of it in the next two months but it is clear that he won't need much! If he wasn't still so young I would totally feel great throwing a rider on him. He is going to be the singles cutest kids pony around!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Time Off

Mystic has had a few days off this past week. He came out just a tad funny on Tuesday and I am not sure if it was just because I had ridden a different horse just before or what but I didn't want to push it. It wasn't awful he just felt different switching directions which is not usually the case. He was happy to walk down the road so I did that and called it a day. Since then I have been house sitting about 40 minutes away from the barn so I haven't even seen him since Wednesday. On top of that one of the dogs I am house sitting is old and on his last leg so I basically could get there to find him dead. That is not something I would enjoy (from previous experience) so I try to get there at a reasonable time just in case. Thankfully I have him eating good and he seems happy and well considering! Sunday I will head out and see how Mystic feels. When I lunged him I couldn't see anything so I think it just may have been my imagination but better its always better to be safe than sorry.

As long as all is well we can get back to work for the next week and a half before I leave for spring break family vacation! All of us kids were told that we were going to Vegas which had us super excited and ready to get out of town for a week. Well it turns out that we are not going to Vegas... we are going on a cruise to Mexico! It was supposed to be a surprise but someone leaked so we all found out :) The next 2 weeks cannot go by fast enough! This also means that Pony will most likely have a week off which is not ideal. I told one of my friends that she can ride him but she also has her horse so I am not sure if she will have time or not. I was hoping to hit a league show on the 5th of April but I'm not sure I should swing it if he won't be in work for over a week just before.

Mylo got some new big boy 'toys'
Is that not the cutest thing you have seen?! I am starting to think about where to send him late summer to get started. I have a few ideas, we will just see how it all pans out. I keep telling him if he just decided to sprout up all our problems would go away!