16. Victorious

Today has been a wicked day, I did not get to ride because my riding teacher was not very well but I did go on a long walk with magic. We walked from my stables to my house and back to the yard again.  In total it took one hour and 20 minutes, and it was a total of nearly four miles but it was so much fun. This is the first long distance walk that my boy has done and he was amazing.  He only spooked twice, and neither time was his fault both times it was because of idiotic drivers that decided to do 60 and 70 miles per hour past him and to say that pissed me off was an under statement. I've also lost 4 pounds since Thursday and  honestly I do not think that I could have done that without my fitbit tracker and app. It has been such a great motivation and today I have managed to get all my sections that I need in the green in the green. For years on and off I've tried different diets and different weight loss tablets, well this year I decided to just focus on myself, change my life style and just get myself back in shape. I feel that the key motivation for me to do this was and is magic.  I went to be able to give magic the best experiences possible whether it's in showing, day to dat things,basically everything and I do not feel like I could do this until I have lost weight.  Don't get me wrong I try my best for him at the moment but I know I can be better for him by sorting out my weight, which in turn will help me to sort out my health. For example how I am at the minute I would struggle to get magic to look his best in an In hand show. He is a big strong, powerful  horse, with a fast pace that at the minute some times I struggle to keep up with. In time I will get better.
As you can see other than the flights of steps everything's in the green zone this is the first time doing it and so motivating. 

In other news it has started snowing here, joys,Not!!! So being the nice horse mum I am I went up and rugged magic tonight and he was great, there was none of his silly antics, none of his spooking at the rug he just let me put it on him straight away which I was really happy about.  I am so proud of him, he's such a good boy at being handled, and he really does try his hardest with everything that I ask him to do. He doesn't always understand it the first time but he does try. Today is the first day that my baby has seen snow, and I don't know why but I find it so exciting!! Tomorrows the first day that his feet will touch snow and I can't wait to see his reaction but for now I'll leave you with some magic picture. Because I need some sleep. 
Excuse the state of me, id got two hoodies on and this poncho, so I look a little bit fatter than I actually am. By this point we were 10 minutes away from being home and magic, my mum and I were all knackered. 

As a reward for Magic being such a good boy after he dealt with something that scared him, I would then let him have a munch on some grass. He was such a clever boy about it and soon learnt that if he stayed calm about the scary things he would get a reward. Just one of the many reasons why I love my Pony.  

Until next time 
Amber and Magic


  1. Ahhhh Amber! I'm so sorry I haven't been by your blog in ages! I've missed reading it, and it's great to be back! Congrats on your decision to focus on you and make yourself the healthiest version of yourself that you can be! That's really amazing and I wish the best for that journey in your life. Also, Magic is SO CUTE! I just want to hug him :)
    - - July, http://julyaemmance.blogspot.com/

  2. Hiya :), awww thank you for your lovely comments, magics my little super star, he really is my dream come true. It might take me a while to get where I want to get but it feels like there is something different about this time. I've said I'll do it before but this time I'm putting my all In to it. :) I'm so happy to see your comment.

    Oh p.s. magic gives the BEST hugs ever!!

  3. Okay I giggled at your caption explaining your outfit, because my first thought when I saw the picture was cute outfit!! I like it. :D

    Magic is such a good boy. That is so cool that you can walk him all the way to your house.

    Keep up the great work with the exercise. Magic is your motivation, but it will make you feel better too! I've been feeling icky and I've decided to get back to exercising because I know that will make me feel better. Your posts are helping to motivate me too! :D


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