An Update On O

Being stuck on the ground sucks.

Being stuck on the ground while your horse acts a fool sucks even more.

I’ve gotten some good feedback from the people just hacking O, which I love getting. However, the training rides, as well as the lessons I’ve allowed her to be used in, (for a few of my fav junior riders) have not been going well. Apparently my beastie has decided to evade contact, throw her head all over the place, and not give a bend going to the left. She had a ride Monday and Wednesday of this week, and when I asked how they went my trainer laughed.

Probably not a great sign.

Other than that she’s loosing hair like crazy, and actually continues to be a touch too skinny for my liking.

I saw her face to face for the first time yesterday and it wasn’t exactly a hallmark commercial. It was raining, and neither of us wanted to be wet. We hurried in. I threw her in a stall. She ate hay and ignored me. There was no cuddles or horsey kisses. I must remind myself that she’s 1. Not a dog. 2. Just got ridden like an hour before, and was probably brain fried and not pleased to be back inside where the work happens.

I fed treats, I brushed and cuddled. She was soaked so that put a bit of a damper on things (haha). And then I tossed her back out.

Cute girl drying and eating before going back into the rain!

Cute girl drying and eating before going back into the rain!

O is getting a pedicure this weekend, and then I’m hoping to beg my husband into ponying me around on her. I have promised not to do anything stupid with my back, but I just want to see how it feels to hold that particular position! He has not agreed yet, but I’m working on it!

Other fun news, my new riding gloves from The Bionic Store arrived a few days ago and I can’t wait to take them for a spin!

They look pretty cool!

They look pretty cool!

13 thoughts on “An Update On O

  1. I hope you get all healed up soon. When I hurt my neck, I couldn’t ride for six months. It was annoying as hell.I had to go back to read how you got hurt, ouch! Hopefully O behaves herself in the mean time 🙂

    • Thanks! It’s hard when you feel pretty good, and like I should be riding every second I can. Still a bit nervous to get re-hurt at this point though. Neck injuries sound awful 😦

  2. Sitting out has got to be super hard. I hope you do get to feeling better really soon and O gets straightened out too, that would be nice! 🙂

    • I have a reoccurring daydream that I get back on and all her (and my) problems are gone and magically we are awesome.

      Not sure how that’s going to really play out, but it sounds nice!!

  3. I am sure she will get whipped back into shape after you are able to ride her again…though a laughing trainer is not reassuring, she just probably is trying to get away with stuff cuz of the new riders. Good luck if you do a pony ride haha!

    • This is crazy horse season! I’m hoping she’s having a rebellious few rides and get it out of her system before I hop back on. Otherwise her and I will have to have a talk about attitude. 🙂

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