Tuesday, April 27, 2010

quite likely sabin's new horse

sabin and mathilde and a giant pile of poo
we went to the horse trader today. turns out he's got a fancy house and an even fancier stable - nothing like stan barthel, i tell you. but despite all that, you definitely get the feeling from him that he is an honest horse trader. and he'll even deliver the horse to boot. and on top of it, if it doesn't work out for you and the horse, you can trade for another one until it does work. pretty cool.

sabin rode 3 horses. the first one ran away with her, scared the crap out of her and she fell off. not the right horse. #2 was the perfect size, but #3, seen above, we fell in love with. we're going back again tomorrow to ride #2 and #3 again - #2 is named himalaya and #3 is named mathilde.

i think it's an omen. i mean how many horses did monica have that were named some form of julie. at least two. she's pretty, sound, a good size (a large pony - class I as it's called here), has her horse passports, shots, new shoes, is 11, has jumped and done eventing. a very well-raised if a bit frisky pony. hope to have more pictures to share tomorrow.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

winding down riding at this school

this weekend, we had our last lessons at the local riding school, but i haven't posted any pix of riding of late, so i thought i'd catch up a bit. both days this weekend, sabin rode her favorite horse, zidan. it was a bittersweet parting from him and i think he will miss her as much as she misses him. they have a special relationship.


sabin and zidan get a bit of instruction from peter on saturday

boogie was a naughty pony last sunday. that's cindy right ahead of him. isn't she cute?

here's a hint of the naughties.

being good for a moment.

sabin learned a lot when the instructor helped her school him out of some naughtiness.
it's actually good for you to ride a difficult horse.
we're looking at horses at a horse "dealer" on tuesday. we're pretty excited about that. he's where the school has bought most of their horses, so we're hoping he has the right one for us!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

do easter bunnies lay eggs?

thanks, easter bunny!

she made the teeth herself on the sewing machine.
and look what we found in the back yard.

do easter bunnies lay eggs?