Show Season

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Riding times 2!

Another announcement - no, we did not get yet another horse...I am going to be a grandmother soon!

Our youngest daughter is expecting a little girl in early June! 
If you know Alexis, you can tell she looks a little thicker here on the day we tried Fergie. 

She has ridden Fergie once at the walk since we brought her home and now is just coaching from the ground.  Which means I am suddenly the sole rider of the two mares who could not be more different.

Riva is very much a kick ride at home (those who have seen her at a show might not know this!).  She is lazy and will only do what you insist she do.  She also will pull like a freight train with her neck and chest if you let your leg relax.

Yes, I know - get that right leg down and heel down!

Fergie, on the hand is like a little sportscar and will go, go, go.  Very light in the bridle and will tuck her head behind vertical, which we are working on.
Working on canter

If we had ideal conditions in Indiana, I would be in phenomenal shape.  Our outdoor arena is still a work in progress and any rain means no riding for several days.  Every day that arena is rideable, I am out there times 2, grateful for every minute!


TeresaA said...

Congratulations on soon being a grandmother!

Jen said...

An official congratulations on being a grandma soon! So exciting! And of course, I am loving the Fergie updates! :)

Ruth said...

Congratulations to your daughter!!

Nicole said...

Fergie looks like she has settled in great. Congrats on your future granddaughter:)

SprinklerBandit said...

Exciting times for you!

Karen said...

oh my goodness congrats Grandma!!! :)

achieve1dream said...

That is awesome! Congrats to you and Alexis! :D

Tracy - Fly On Over said...

Ahhh, how exciting on the little one!