30 Day Blogging Challenge- Day 3
Wow, it’s already day number 3 in my 30 day blogging challenge! This is 3 days down, 27 more to go! By the time I am done with this challenge, you will all know so much more about me and my horses as well as my strengths, and my weaknesses. I wanted to offer a little more to you about myself, and thanks to me reading the incredible blog She Moved To Texas, I found her 30 day blogging challenge and decided to emulate what she had done. With a few twists in some of the topics.
Of all the years I have had horses and been riding, I still feel the best is yet to come. And I am hoping that will come this coming summer.
I have been lucky enough to have an incredible horse, Frisby, who has helped me over the past 10 years to become a better rider, and a much better horse owner. You know those special horses that come around, well that is my Frisby. He has been such an incredibly patient horse who has kept me safe as my riding has improved.
But Frisby is 20 years old this year, and even though that isn’t old, it isn’t exactly young either. I do plan on taking Frisby to at least one show this summer, maybe 2, depending on how he feels. When I bought him he was beginning dressage, and I have a plan to take him back that direction now. I found a couple of small dressage shows not very far from me so we will so how he (and I) progress and then take it from there.
So this brings me to Ethan, the project horse. I got Ethan about a year ago as a project, and companion for Frisby. Ethan was only 7 when I bought him. And he didn’t have a lot of consistent work so he is still green. But I must say I have never seen a horse with such a big heart. It’s as if he wants to please and he loves having a job to do. Every time I work with him I am amazed.
Ethan also has a habit of getting hurt. I don’t know if it is because of his curiosity, or if it is because he doesn’t know where his feet are. But every few months I have to call the vet out to doctor an injury. The worst one was last March when he kicked through the back of his stall. He severed a large vein in his leg, and I didn’t think he would make it. But he did, and pulled through just fine, with some wicked scars to show for it. And after every injury I think maybe it I would be better off selling Ethan, but then I work with him or see him cantering through his pasture and I am just in awe over this horse and the potential within him.
At this point I have vowed to keep him, and continue to work with him as much as I can. This little horse will make an incredible jumper, and that is my goal with him, But I want to take it slowly, and build a very solid foundation with him. Who knows, maybe this will help him figure out where his feet are.
This is why I feel my best riding is yet to come, and I am hopeful that my horses will feel the same way. I guess we will see this summer.