Sunday, November 29, 2009

A weekend well spent is a joy forever

What did you do on your holiday vacation Vaquerogirl? 

I ate a lot! 

What else?

I enjoyed my family...
And my friends...
And,of course, my horses. 

Glacier update!

I moved Glacier once again- this time to five acres right next to my house. I hope it works out- the hillside is steep and soon will be muddy- but at least I can choose what and how much she is eating.

 As strange as it might seem- now Glacier is fat! 

So Lil Mama and I took Bob and Glacier to our local Horsemen's Arena to ride( since there is no riding area in her old situation or her new one). 
It is the first time we've really been able to ride her since we brought her into our lives a year ago. 

She was brushed and bridled with a cavesson, and a martingale, and my reining saddle. It didn't fit very well- I still need to find a 'bridge' pad for her. 

I lunged her both directions. Then climbed aboard. 

She was a little hesitant at first, but I just urged her a little and she went forward. She tossed her head, and her tail was  agoin', but as soon as she figured out I wasn't going to jerk and spur, she relaxed. 

Lil Mama climbed aboard next and in a few minutes she was jogging out and kinda enjoying it! 

As we were leaving some friends came and found us, so we were able to lead the children around for a few minutes. She was excellent! 

 We finished the afternoon by moving her to her new home with another 'oldster', Ginger.
No kicking or pawing or shrieking, just a few snuffled hellos and pinned ears, then nuthin'. 
Maybe things are going to be ok.