The past two days have been even quieter. Monday I didn't do a lot, jack and I are working on our car at the moment, so we spent a good two hours tinting the windows while the dogs were running around in my mums garden. It took ages to get the back window right, and it's still not perfect but for a first time trying it I don't think it was that bad either, now all we have left to do is the two front windows (not the windscreen). We then came back to the flat, where Jack chilled out on the playstation and my body decided that I needed some sleep, so I spent about 4 hours sleeping. I saw Magic, and gave him a good brush. He's turning in to a really fluffy baby at the moment, I love this time of the year he goes LOADS darker and becomes super fluffy and cuddly! I also gave Ghost a brush, as his owner is still injured and unable to see him so I figured it would be nice to give him some love and attention.
Today has been another day where I have done the square root of nothing! I got up this morning and went with Jack to drop Josh off for work, we then went straight on to the hospital for Jack's weekly appointment, that he has to go to ever since he got his burns (not sure if I explained what happened, but if I didn't then that's just a post for another day). I only had an hours sleep last night, so i opted for curling up in the car with Jeremy Kyle and attempting to get a little bit more sleep. Then we came back to the flat where we spent the afternoon chilling out with the dogs. Luckily since my ranty post the other day I've had no more digging in the flat. It was then time to go get Josh and chill out on the play station! It was a nice quiet day. Unfortunately I didn't see Magic as I was not feeling myself at all, I was really sick after we got back from Jack's hospital appointment. Then a couple of hours later I felt really hungry so tried to have something to eat, and ended up being sick again, so I'm not sure if it's a bug that's going around or what.
I'm now curled up in bed, cuddling the dogs, watching the new Suicide Squad film. Not going to lie I have NO idea what the film is about, it's just background noise until I stop blogging and starting falling asleep. So on that note I will head off, I've not been able to catch up on peoples blogs for a while, so I'm going to make a start on that now.
Until Next Time
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel.
Well the past few days have been interesting to say the least. After our long walk with Magic on Thursday, we spent the day chilling out on Friday. We spent the morning playing games, and catching up on what was on T.V. before heading over to my mums with the dogs. While they spent a good few hours playing out in the garden, Jack and my mum made brownies, and I spoke to my dad for a bit. Before Jack and I then decided to fit our new speakers in our new car. It took us a while to do it but we managed it in the end. We then came home and chilled out, while Jack started playing our new game Mafia 3 I spent some time watching T.V.
Saturday was another quiet day, I didn't see Magic today, as to be honest I was exhausted. He hadn't been in and he didn't need anything doing to his stable (I did check) so I left him out in the field with his friends for a few days. Today's been another quiet day, that is until I got back to the flat. Now as you'll know from the post that I wrote about three days ago, we have two dogs. One who's a bit older and one who is a baby and is still learning. Now if anyone has some suggestions of how to sort this dog out that would be greatly appreciated. Some days he's great, he'll ask to go out when he needs to, he'll chill out, he doesn't chew anything and is just a generally really nice dog. Then there is days like today.
We woke up this morning and both dogs went out. We went out and did what we needed to do, came back and decided it was another film day in bed, both the dogs curled up either on the bed with us or lay on the floor chilling out. Then before we needed to go out we let the dogs out again! Tidied the flat up and left with both the dogs chilling out on the bed. They both looked happy and relaxed that was until we got back. I walked in the flat to find Diesel is teething (I'm not really bothered about this I'll get him some toys to help with it), he's decided it's GREAT FUN to dig at the front door, no idea how to stop this so if anyone does have any ideas then please let me know? Because of the digging I asked him what he'd done and told him off, he then decided to pee in the flat all over a duvet. So if anyone has any ideas on how to stop a dog digging that's a puppy and only does it when I'm NOT here that would be greatly appreciated.
I've got lots of plans for Magic over the next week, we're going to do some more work in the school, going back to doing Parelli but also hopefully start to get him trotting in hand. I don't want him to do huge amounts of trotting, just want him to be able to trot when asked to as he's still not great at this he's getting there but he's not perfect. He's going to get lots of fuss and attention and a really good groom tomorrow. I'm also hoping to get him booked in to have his teeth checked out soon as this is something that he hasn't had done yet. Well slowly get there, but mostly I just want to have fun with him. If that means we spend some days just chilling in the field together than that's what we will do, if it means we go on long walks that's what we will do, it all just depends on what each day brings.
As for tomorrow i'll be heading over to my mums in the morning to do some jobs, and possibly be taking the dogs with me again for them to have another run around. But for now i'm going to curl up, chill out, look through some of my online university work and research how to get Diesel to stop digging.
Until Next Time
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel (even if he is in trouble)!!
Well I tried writing this blog post yesterday, and then today I ended up deleting everything. It's been that long since I've blogged that I don't think I'd be able to catch you all up on everything in just one post. So I'm going to go about it differently and start off by letting you know what I've been up to recently and then I'll just fill in the gaps as I go along. For those of you who don't have me on Facebook I've also had Magic in Derbyshire for a year now, while I've owned him since day one he's been all mine officially for just over a year and what a journey it's been.
So today I took Magic for a walk, I think we calculated that we walked between 3 miles and 4 miles. This was the first time that I had taken Magic out in ages due to his lameness issues which are now all resolved. Which also enabled us to give him his second proper trim for his hooves. The farrier was really good with him, I wasn't actually there as I'd booked to have Magic's feet done at the same time as my Yard Owners horses. So she looked after Magic and was there while he had his feet done, apparently he was a bit spooky for the front feet but soon settled down and was fine for the back feet. I'm hoping in time he'll really settle down and just be able to have them all done calmly. Unfortunately that just hasn't quite happened at the moment. But slowly we'll get there.
Anyway back to todays walk, we walked from my yard, to my mum and dads house where we stopped and had a break and Magic tried to cut my mum's grass. Back to the yard again. Jack followed us in the car with his hazards on because I was a bit wary of taking Magic out on his own after having such a long time off. But Magic was amazing and we only really had one problem but that was due to a bus! You'll probably all remember that Magic gets a little bit spooked by buses, well this bus driver was actually really amazing, he slowed down and waited for Magic to be calm and then pass, but unfortunately the sound of the bus just sent him a little bit over board and he had a very mild tantrum. When we got back to the yard I popped Magic in his stable for a bit to have some of his hay net and then have his hard feed and Lynn popped him out later for me.
So what else is new with me? Well i'm sure that you will all remember Casper my little rescue doggy, but I don't think any of you will know who Diesel is. Diesel is my other rescue puppy, he's about 6 months old now, (I've had him just over a month), staffordshire bull terrier x pit bull. He's like casper an extremely loving personality who just wants to have lots of fun, and most importantly Casper just loves having him around! Diesel and casper both love to go on long walks, and pretty much love going wherever we go, they take trips to the stables with me in the evening for runs in the field. They cuddle up in bed with me and keep me warm and most of all they're just really comforting to have. When i'm having a bad day and really don't feel well enough to get up to Magic the dogs keep me motivated to get up and do SOMETHING! Even if it's just a quick walk to where the shops are near me and back.
Until Next Time
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel.
Okay, he is not literally lame, but he is. I think i remember telling you guys about the splinter that Magic had, well he is still lame, I know that they had to take a bit off his frog away so I do expect it to be sensitive but today the poor sod just looked LAME! There's no other word for it, he looked sad and droopy and just not his normal happy self. Tomorrow Lynne should be back and I know when she is the farrier is coming out to check on all of the horses so maybe then I will have an answer to what is wrong with Magic. If not it looks like it is going to be a nice vets bill for us, the joys. Other than that Magic is fine, he's looking nice, his weight is good and he's growing rapidly. It amazes me just how big he is sometimes, and he's got plenty more growing to do. He loves his cuddles and fuss, even when he is out in the field and I just go and sit with him. He loves to be groomed although he doesn't love to have his feet picked up but this is something that we are working on, one day we will get there, but for the minute we just take each day as it comes.
Casper is doing better, he's still not on a dog food diet, he eats rice and pasta with some form of meat, and a bit of Gravy. He's slowly starting to put weight on although not huge amounts and he has stopped being sick. So hopefully things are looking up for him, I don't think anyone will ever really know what happened to him before I got him but slowly but surely he is improving with us. He gets lots of love, fuss and cuddles, hours of walking and of course plenty of hours playing in a field. Oh and of course he sneaks up on to the bed for cuddles with me (whether Jack's here or not).
Other than that things are quiet, I'm hoping that I have got a part time job, only doing the serve legal job that I have a few summers ago, but still it's savings and it's better than nothing, so that's the way that I look at it. I plan to start saving for practical purposes and of course just having fun.
Tomorrow I will do a more detailed post for you guys but for the minute I'm off to sleep..
Amber, Magic and Casper :) xxx
p.s she's lying, i want cuddles first ;P love you mum night yalllllll peace (from jack)
well things have been super busy here, Casper hasn't been very well, Magic's been lame and I've been ill. Jack had a job then lost his job, then I've been working on my own business creating personalised products so first things first. Magic.
Magic is doing really, we are doing lots of work on him picking his feet up, he is fine with his front ones but his back ones he's still a bit off with. He's been lame in his front foot as well the opposite one to that he has an abscess in, then this time he had a 3 inch splinter in his frog, that wasn't visible to the human eye. This had developed an abscess that the farrier burst, but for over a week after he was still lame, so been poulticing his foot, keeping him on box rest but I think that ended up doing more damage than good because he freaked out being in on his own so he went back out with the rest of them. I bought him a cheap bridle yesterday for when I am getting him used to the feel. He's coming on really well and he's growing loads, today when I went to see him he was lying down and even when I went in to the stable he still didn't get up so I think he was pretty much dead to the world.
Now on to Casper, we had to take him to the vets about a week ago, and they put him on a rice diet, he's not allowed dog food and everything that he does eat has to be extremely bland. They did a urine sample as well and the results came back as being clear, he hasn't had blood tests. When they weighed him the first time he was 17 kilos and had lost 3/4 of a kilo since i last took him to the vets. When we took him the second time three days later he was 17.2 kilos so hopefully this means that he is finally starting to put weight on. He's stopped being sick and he's on two different tables and a syringe full of medication. So at the minute he's pretty doped up but the vets really don't have any answers what is wrong with him.
As for me I'm getting there, I haven't been able to ride in two weeks so far because my riding instructor won't let me ride with the tablets that I am on. I was really ill at the same time as Casper was last week but I'm not really sure what was wrong with me, i'm not sure if it was a reaction to my tablets or a bug that was going around. But now that I am better I am back pushing to get my embroidery business Magic Personalisations popular, we've had one new customer since the relaunch, and I can't wait to tell you guys all about it but I think that's going to be a separate post!
Now on to something really random has anyone else started playing the new Pokemon GO App, on their phone. It's only just been launched in the UK and to be honest I looked at it and thought it was going to be awful but it turned out to be really fun, you literally just walk around and find pokemon totally geekish but also totally fun! But anyway I'm off to get an early night as tomorrow I will be waiting for the vets to ring me to give Magic his injections.
Amber, Magic and Casper
Well the past few days have't really been that eventful to be honest. For the past three days I've been having health issues with passing out again, including yesterday passing out down my flat stairs while on the way to take my dog out. Which I've got to say was quite painful and uncomfortable. I've also been none stop sleeping for the past few days and really couldn't tell you why, I'm just not able to stay awake for whatever reason.
Magic is doing really well on Monday I thought that he was a bit off, Mum had bought him in from the field in the morning as I wasn't very well and fed him and then I went up to see him in the evening. When I got there we did a bit more work on getting him used to having his bit in, which i've got to say he excelled himself at, and as he was walking around he didn't look 100% himself. But then as I went to put him in the field I noticed that his front right leg (if you were looking at him from behind) looked like he was dragging it. I have no idea why though as the next day when Lynn looked at him he looked completely fine. My yard owner (Lynn) thinks it is because he is really flat footed, so I have spoken to the guy who is hopefully going to be my new farrier and I am just waiting for a text back off him. So hoping that soon he will be a little bit more comfortable but to be honest I don't know a lot about being flat footed, so can someone explain to me the things I might need to do differently. Obviously I am going to look in to this in more detail but if any of you guys can give me any advice that would be really helpful.
Casper is also doing really well, he's been chilling with me in the mornings while Jack is at work, and catching up on sleep and then when Jack gets in he gets hyper again. So all in all things are pretty boring here but at least they are uneventful. But anyway I can feel myself falling asleep again, so I'm going to leave this post at this and update you all again soon.
Until Next Time
Amber, Casper and Magic.
Sorry guys for being MIA for a while I've only just managed to get proper wifi sorted in the flat up until Wednesday I had been using a dongle that my mum paid for and then on Wednesday I finally got a telephone line fitted and broadband. I started off by using talk talk, but they were telling me that it was 'normal for it to take 45 minutes for it to load one page'. So then I went in to town and connected to Virgin and as soon as it was fitted it was working straight away on some of the fastest broadband speeds that I've ever seen which was amazing.
Magic is doing really well, he's turning into a lovely sweet horse. He loves being brushed and the other day he had his first proper bath, only for it to rain the next day and magic to end up rolling in the worlds biggest puddle ever. He came in looking like the worlds biggest mud monster ever. He's also getting loads better at picking his feet up, we still have lots more work to do on the back ones but he's slowly getting there. He's also been out for a couple of walks on the road with another horse which he's really enjoyed although he still needs to work better on pacing himself slowly. We haven't done much work with the bit recently as to be honest I just want to take things slowly with him and make sure that everything gets taken at his speed.
My riding is also doing loads better, the other day I did some jumping with Gatsby. I had been riding with Stan but unfortunately he had an injury to his nose so he's unable to be rode at the moment. With Stan we have been working on going in to an outline and maintaing it and becoming more consistent. With Gatsby we worked on the outline with out stirrups and then we did some jumping (obviously with stirrups). We hadn't jumped in a while and were supposed to be staying in trot when approaching the fence but we ended up cantering into the fence instead, and I managed to really take control over the jumps which gave me a massive confidence boost.
Casper is also doing really well, he comes to see Magic with me every day and normally while I'm brushing Magic Jack takes him out in the field and lets him let some steam off. He's finally started to put weight on although he still doesn't like being left in on his own but slowly he is getting more used to it. It's just going to take time and patience for him to move past whatever happened to him before I got him.
Jack's also got a new job, it's a delivery job for a company called Yodel. He gets the parcels delivered to my mums house in the morning and they can get there any time for between 8 and 9 in the morning. I then help him to create a list that is the order that the parcels need to be delivered in. After this my mum will then bring me home for me to catch up and do any jobs that I need to do and then Jack will deliver the parcels and meet me at home later that day. I've also started working more and more on improving my embroidery business as well as my photography business so I am sure I will have lots of fun updates for you in the future.
But for now I'm exhausted so i'm going to curl up in bed and chill out and watch Netflix. I'm a massive fan of orange is the new black but I'm a series behind so think it's time for me to catch up on that!
Until Next Time
Amber, Magic, and Casper.