Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Whin vs the Pig

My neighbors have a mini petting zoo, with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks a goose and a pot bellied pig. Whin does not eat the pasture down enough to keep it from getting really long and a bit out of hand. So the petting  zoo comes over to help her out.

I decided to ride her at home yesterday, the weather has been nice and not too wet, and we have a little hill in the back so I do our hill work on it.  Well yesterday the pig was visiting and it decided that it did not like Whin and I tromping by and disturbing its meal. So when we were stopped the pig slowly (I don't know that Pot bellied pigs can move quickly) started to advance grunting in displeasure.  Whin was slightly alarmed and started to back up away from the angry possibly "dangerous" pig. 
Things could have gotten hairy but fortunately once I gave Whin the pep talk that she is the biggest and doesn't need to be afraid of pigs I had her face the pig and the Pig backed off, still grunting its displeasure.

So that was my ride yesterday, a pig/horse face off.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Vacations and Videos

I haven't posted in a while because I though Whin should have a little break after the last show of the season. so she had a semi vacation I still made her work a couple times a week but she has mostly just eating and sleeping. It has done her good though she came back much more relaxed about the Canter Walk transitions.

Also I just got the video of out last ride, That was informational.  I just have to brag that my horse is gorgeous! And that I sit the trot darn good! OK brag over. I am still clenching with my leg, which is funny because I thought I was over that, and my right hand... I don't know what is up with it, it moves all over.  And Whin is far more strung out than I thought she was, which is good to know because in my head we look like this (OK really I knew it wasn't quiet like that)
Laura Bechtolscheimer and Mistral Horjis by Kit Houghton
And I just did know how we could get better, now I know we don't look like that and it gives me hope that I can reach my score goals next year.  
Ohh, videos, the awful truth, but now I know what to work for! I need to check on copyright laws but if I can I will post the video here on the good ol' blog.

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