Yard Day

Today was my day to go up to the stables and help out and I loved it. It's going to sound so weird but I really don't dislike mucking out stables, I started on Gatsby and probably spent the longest in his stable or maybe Solomans because they are both so messy, you'd think they would know that the hay that they have put in their stables is for them to eat not to take out of the hay net and then put it in the floor and play around with it. I really wonder where horses get these ideas from, maybe it's to imitate how they eat in the wild I really don't know but I would love to know. When we'd finished doing the stables (I did four of them) we then we swept the yard, so that it looked nice and neat and tidy for when the people riding came at 2pm. We then bought in the horses, Gatsby was so funny when we started getting ready to bring the horses in, he walked down towards the gate and he was getting all excited that he was coming in but because of the way that the horses get put out he is the last one to come in (other than the Shetland ponies).  When he realised that he wouldn't be coming in straight away he wandered back up the other end of the field and wouldn't come any closer to the gate when it was his turn to come in. I think that mine and Gatsby's relationship is going stronger because he now follows me around the stable and even when he's got a head collar and lead rope on if I drop the rope by accident I know that he will keep walking and go where I want him to.

My plans for this week have changed and they include more riding, Fiona text Elaine while I was there this morning asking if I would like to come and help out on Wednesday morning and then go back up at 4:00pm to ride Gatsby, I think you can all guess what I said, a massive YES! So I'll have more horse time and will also get more riding done this week. 

As I was aching quite a lot this morning as I have got to get used to doing work again I just spent some time reading everyones blogs and watching some mindless television this afternoon, tomorrow I am off out for the day with some friends :) 

Until Next Time 
A Girl With A Dream

5 comments:

  1. I don't mind mucking stalls either. It's a mindless task that I can enjoy while listening to music or thinking and I get my horse fix in.

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  2. Yay for an awesome day! I dont mind mucking stalls either. Its not weird.

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  3. It is great to see you volunteering around the stable!! I started out riding as a workingstudent. I am sure that is why i was able to progress so fast in riding. It also made me a much better horse woman. I actualy started out working for someone from scotland who had the highest british instructor certification and was an A rated pony clubber.

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  4. This is really cool to know, I first started volunteering when I was in year 10 so I was probably 14/15 and I worked all summer at my local stables with the agreement that I got free riding and i had one ride that summer maybe two, then I moved on to a college and did the entire summer riding every day i was there. Then last year I had stomach problems that put me in hospital so I didn't do anything and this year I've just started again and I love it, I'm learning so much and getting loads of Gatsby time!

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