Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trip out

I had planned to take Garbo to Jool's place to ride today, then she suggested she could trim his feet while we were there, so I suggested I bring them both!

Garbo loaded while George was leading him to the float!! So then I loaded Maraschino and it was all done in 30 seconds! Off we went. I have my Horsecam/Floatcam now which is really awesome.

There were lots of new things to see for Maraschino - chickens, roosters, little dogs, teepees! Horses that look like Coco!

I put them in the pens while I unpacked my saddle and saddled up Garbo - then I led them both into the round pen to begin with. Part of it has a willow tree overhanging and it only took Garbo a few times round the edge to teach me to stop under the willow and pick him some branches off (they were too high for him).. lol.

Then I led them both into the large arena after I was happy Garbo was calm enough - having not ridden him for a bit.

I let Maraschino loose and just rode Garbo in with him - they were both great. We didn't do much more than trot and follow the rail, some transitions. It was enough - and we were there for ages. It was sooooo hot and steamy in there. I played a bit with Maraschino too online.

Then the boys got their feet trimmed one at a time in the indoor arena which was a bit cooler, but the flies were driving them both crazy. We don't have that many up at ours. Wonder if it's because I pick up the poos.

Jools and I did some work with Maraschino in between trimming.

Five hours later I headed home!


Cilla said...

Sounds like five hours of heavenly horse time x

Twinnie said...

Thats great Vicki - you must have been so pleased to get them both out and about so successfully!!
Well done - you are making such quick progress.....thanks for being an inspiration

PS Hopefully I'll be a more regular blog visitor after end of January..

Parelli Central said...

Sounds like everybody had a great time... I'll love the idea of the camera! Is it wireless?

Petra Christensen
Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
Parelli Central

Vicki said...

Hi Petra
Yes it is.
Vicki ;-)