Midnight Magic. 19th May 2015- The start of the Dream coming true

Midnight Magic. 19th May 2015- The start of the Dream coming true
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16. I PASSED MY LEVEL ONE!


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Sorry for the lack of posting over the past few days, things have been pretty boring and I have had nothing spectacular to write about, so I have chose not to right about anything. So what's new here, the first thing that is new is......

I PASSED MY LEVEL 1: HORSE CARE AND MANAGEMENT!

I sent off my work in between Christmas day and New Years Day, I got an email on the 10th saying that they were part way through checking my work and that it should be completed soon then on the 14th I got an email to say that I had passed my level one and could start my level 2! I got my scores back and there was 56 questions and I only got 6 questions wrong, I was so excited about this and I proved to myself that I know more about horse care than I actually thought that I did, now all that I need to do is pass my Level 2! I proved to myself that all I really need to do is believe in myself. 

Magic is doing really really well, I now have a Magi-cam so i can keep my eye on Magic when i am not there! As you will see there are a couple of videos in this post, this is the work that I am doing with Magic along with my mum as part of magic's rehabilitation/recovery. I need to do this to get the strength back in his back but also to strengthen his stifle. He's also slowly but surely being introduced to wearing a bridle. While my mum choses not to walk him in a bridle I walk him in a bridle every other day. Then the day that he is not walked he goes out in the field. It has been doing him really good to have his turnout time but also to carry on being walked, he's learning some really good ground manners, is normally generally calm and quiet to be walked, and has even started to learn to be trotted in hand properly. 

All my videos of magic and I can be found on my youtube channel all you have to do is click HERE to go straight to my channel. There you will be able to see all the videos of work that Magic and I do, as well as the fun messing around that Magic and I do. The dogs are both great, Casper is calm and chilled out and well Diesel is a cheeky monkey that just loves lots of cuddles all the time, he's a very affectionate dog but at the same time I would say that he spends a lot of his time questioning whether he's in the right, so I'd say he can be quite insecure. 

I can't think what else to say and I'm feeling quite sore at the minute as went to the dentist earlier and had to have quite a strong amount of freezing and then 40 minutes work on 2 teeth, so I'm quite tired and achey, and it's safe to say I did not enjoy the experience. So on that note I'm going to head off and I will be back on tomorrow :). 

Until Tomorrow 
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel. 

8. New year, new start?


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Every year it gets to the new year and people go it's a 'fresh start' or it's a 'new me' however personally I don't always think this is true, so that's why this year I haven't said that all I have said it's time to improve myself. Last year and to be honest the year before have not been good years for me, but I'm not going to let that hold me back anymore! 

So on to my news, Magic is doing really well. He actually managed to go out in the field for a small amount of time today, still not with others, but he was out in a field being a normal horse. The vets came to see him on friday and said that he's looking great! They were really happy with his progress, he's now completely off all of his medication and while he's really to be on minimal turnout for at least the next two weeks it's a step in the right direction. We've got to do lots of walking in hand, lots of just in hand things bascially. He's now also been bridled and for the past week has walked out in hand with a bridle on and he has taken to it really well. He's been such a good boy and tomorrow i'll be able to check on him while i'm not there, this is due to the fact that he'll be having my present put up in his stable. I've got a web cam type camera to put up in his stable that allows me to be able to check on him while i'm not there. He'll be walked in hand more, he'll go over the poles more, soon I will start to give him proper turnout and slowly increase the amount of time that he's allowed to be turned out for. Then once he has been turned out he will have to come in for half an hour or so while the others are out, so he stays used to the fact that he can come in while the others are still out, then I'll pop him back out again, I think this will do him lots of good. 

So on to my news, I'm hopefully going to be moving and starting a new job soon, it's quite a long story as to how the opportunity came about, but I have been offered a job by a lovely lady as a live in groom, i'll get paid my wages and then i'll have livery for two horses, my accommodation and bills paid for and I just need to buy my food, as well as plenty of room for my two dogs to run around! The place that I am moving to will have 42 stables and is roughly 43 acres, Jack has also been offered a job for maintenance. So we will both be working, and I'll also get to be around my horse more. As long as all goes to plan we will be moving around the end of march. 

Anyway I'm feeling quite sleepy now and I am having quite a rough time with my stomach, so for now I'm off to get some sleep and chill out. Until Next Time. 
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel. 

Merry Christmas


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So it's been such a LONG time since I have blogged and I really do miss it so much, I keep saying that I am going to get back in to it and I really do plan on doing this but with Magic being poorly and one thing after another, time just runs away with me. So first of all Merry christmas I hope that you all had a fantastic time! 
Merry Christmas from my amazing little man and I. 

So I got some amazing presents off my family they included, a framed clipping of Magic's hoof, from the first time that Magic was ever trimmed by the farrier! His feet were just so tiny. I got a lovely charm off my daddy for my pandora bracelet and two charms from my boyfriend he really did surprise me. He got me a pudsey charm that I have been wanting for a long time, and a charm that says 'home sweet home' and is a home, to represent our new home next year, but more to come on to that later! I also got a soda stream, socks, some beauty products, hand made by my mummy bean bags and dressing gown with AMAZING EMBRODIERY ON THEM! Honestly people you should see the things she makes and I can guarantee that you would want to buy them! She also made me two amazing dog beds to fit on my windowsill (where my dogs love to fit), that both my dogs and I ADORE! I really do have a very clever and talented mum. 
My lovely clipping from magic's first time being trimmed 

my pretty charms! 

Finally my best christmas present was hearing that Magic's going to get better. The vets came out to see him on the 23rd December and are coming back on the 6th January, they said that he is looking 100 times better to them. He's still on the steroid, but it is slowly being reduced, he's still not allowed out. However we now have a plan, he has to have LOTS of controlled in hand walking, the plan is to get him off the steroid and continue his in hand walking, to make sure that when he's having exercise and not on any medication that the problem doesn't come back. If he stays looking 'fine' and happy then he will be moved on to being turned out, probably on for small amounts of time but building up to larger amounts of time. That was one of my best presents, cause my midnight magic really is my world. 

In the new year there are going to be lots of changes, I'm not ready to post about them on here yet, but I will be doing soon, these changes are all for the good. However I have also had a big change to my riding career, i'll expand on it more another time, but for now I'll just say that i am unable to ride or see Gatsby any more! Don't worry nothing bad has happened to him he's still well and healthy but it was a big change that I did not see coming! 

So for now I'm off to watch T.V. with my puppies as I'm feeling quite rough! Night y'all. 

Until next time 
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel. 

Magic's update


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wow it's been a long time since i've updated here, but I haven't forgotten all you guys! I also want to get back in to blogging as I haven't done it in a while. 

So I'm going to start with an update on Magic, the quick summary is Magic's poorly. On the 15th November, I went up to check on him. He was lying in his stable and he couldn't get up, he could get his front legs up but not his back, eventually I got him up with the help of Jack. He came out of the stable hopping lame, I eventually managed to get him walking around the school and he was slightly weight bearing on his back legs. However when he was standing still he would hold one leg up, then switch to holding the other back leg up and he would just constantly do this. The vets came out and were completely baffled by him they put him on bute, and said to give him gentle turn out, so this is what he did but he didn't improve if anything he got worse. 

Then he came in one day looking even worse, he had got no desire, he was even more tucked up, he'd had the course of bute he was supposed to have and for two or three days he looked fine and then out of no where he looked awful again, he was back to 'dancing' with his back legs. So the vets said put him back on bute and they'd come out to see him. So on the 28th November they came to see him again. This time we trotted him up in the school and he was just so painful, he posted positive to a right flexion test. They x-rayed his stifles and they showed up a slightly larger gap in the growth plate than is 'normal'. They did blood tests, and nerve blocked his right hoof, we waited and then trotted him up again and he showed absolutely no difference. The plan now was to keep him on bute, keep him turned out, and see what the blood tests results came back as. Friday the 2nd his blood test results came back and they were showing a slight inflamation, this we assumed was to do with his growth plates so he was put on box rest for two weeks, to go on bute twice a day and no turn out. 

Now we come to the 6th December, I have to ring the vets again. Magic had been lying down in his stable while I wasn't there and lynn (yard owner) was, she watched him try to get up and all she could describe it as was 'heart breaking' he was like a foal that had just been born, he just couldn't get up at all. He eventually managed to get himself up but this was after hitting his head on the wall, cutting the top of his leg, he stood there and was just shaking for about half an hour. So I got there gave him his Bute, and made him a massive shavings bed. The vets came out watched him trot up again, felt him all over and said 'we don't know', he's not showing any signs of pain other than being tucked up and his dancing. He'll let the vets touch him everywhere. So he's had a steroid injection, is to be kept on box rest until further notice and been given sedaline to calm him down when in the stable. 

Today I went to check on the munchkin and he looked so much better, my mum had sent videos and photo's of him to the vets and she rang up and said that to her he looks 100% better and she thinks that this is down to the steriod injection. So tonight he has had his last dose of bute, before on friday he'll go to orally having the steroid. One day next week the vet will be coming out to see one of the other horses so will cast a glance of magic to and we can then decide what to do with him and where we will go from here. He's still loving his fuss, loves being brushed and is such a good boy. He really is amazing, and he always gets brilliant compliments off the vets on how well behaved he is.

But that's my update on magic, tomorrow I will update you on everything else. 

Until Next Time 
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel.

Another couple of quiet days with my fur babies :)


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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. 

Digging dogs, and chilled out ponies.


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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)!! 

I'm back, and I've got plenty of pictures to share!


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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. 
Okay so I may have forgot to tell you guys one thing, not only has Magic had his feet trimmed. He's also had his mane trimmed for the first time, it was getting to long and difficult to brush. I figured it was causing him more pain trying to sort it so he got a hair cut! 
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. 
Hard to believe at one point this hi viz was to big for him, now look at it, but for today we just had to make do so that's what we did. 
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.
My other two fur babies, both loving cuddles on the bed and chilling out and of course Casper loves his kisses. 



But lastly my main man! Isn't he just the cutest thing ever! 

Until Next Time 
Amber, Magic, Casper and Diesel.