127. Horse filled day.

Today has been a really good day, even if I did wake up feeling like death warmed up. Unfortunately it feels like I have got tonsilitis again, it's the start of a new year and the start of a count down until I can get my tonsils taken out, but knowing my luck I won't have it enough times in a year. 

But anyway I rode a new horse this morning, I'm sure in my posts somewhere I will have mentioned Stan Kelly's horse, well today I got to ride him. He's 17.2hh I think and 15 years old. He is lovely to ride. He is slightly similar to ride to Gatsby but in other ways he is completely different. He's a lot easier to get in to an outline than I expected, once you really sit in to his saddle, and sit in to him he drops down. The key to riding him was not to use a lot of hand although to make sure that I got him off the right rein as he likes to grab it and try and hold on to it. When i first started riding him I didn't think that he was going to be that easy, but the more that I rode him the easier it was to get used to him. We only did walk and trot walk, but we did lots of work on serpentines and circles, getting him to become more supple and have more confidence in himself. By the time I got off him I was completely and utterly exhausted it but all the aching was definitely worth it. 


When I'd finished riding him it was time to go home and get casper and then go see my very own fur baby. Magic is now on night time turn out, so he's only in for a couple of hours during the day. So I took the opportunity to go and do some work with him, today we worked on walking and trotting in hand and doing small amounts of bandaging. Well that's what I said until I bandaged all four of his legs. He was really good and only complained once on his back leg so I was really proud of him. I then gave him a really big brush all over and after that I wormed him! I can't say that he was particularly the worlds biggest fan of having it done but I think that it worked out okay in the end. 
 

But for now i'm off to curl up with the Mr and the pup, and hope i'll feel better tomorrow. 

Until Next Time 
Amber and Magic 

2 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon!

    Those wraps are so cute on Magic!!!!! Adorable! I still haven't wrapped or put boots on Chrome. I'm curious to see what he would do. :)

    You look great on the new horse!

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  2. You'll have to let me know what Chrome does, I expected Magic to be slightly excitable but he wasn't he was completely fine. He only tried to kick out one leg, so I was really pleased with him.

    Thank you I still love Gatsby, but Stan was a lovely horse to ride, so sweet and genuine and even though he was lots bigger I didn't feel really small on him, if that makes sense. Fiona said I looked good on him too which gave my confidence a boost.

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