Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you all have had/are having a great Christmas, and are enjoying the Holiday season!

This afternoon Ollie was out in the pasture with Sherman, and I decided to bring him one of my organic made-with-real-sugar-instead-of-fake-stuff candy canes. He was quite excited when he saw me walk out of the house crunching plastic in to my pocket!

We are total dorks. :)

100 percent dork. :D 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you!!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Bridle-less and Random Fun

Hello Everyone!

Today I paid my sister to take a bunch (438) pictures of Ollie and I.  Lots of snow was in the round pen and he didn't want to do a lot of running in it (which I understand) so our ride wasn't very long. However, he was perfect and was so good that I ended up taking his bridle off and riding him without it.

Of course, I also did some quick collection and bending work. For Ollie, he needs lots of flex repetition for him to get soft. He learns fast, but for him to be where I want him takes longer. I am looking for him to be really, really soft.

Collection at the walk

Lateral Flexion

Bending the Ribs

Collection at the trot. 

Then I let him loose. I didn't want to do too much bending in the snow so I mostly left him alone with that.

Then I decided to take his bridle off......

...and ask for the walk, trot and canter. 


He did great!!! As soon as I asked for him to stop he would, he would turn, backup, and stay to the outside of the circle when I asked him. I love my boy. :) 

I hope this weather holds out so that the snow can melt and I can ride him even more. He is going to be a great show horse someday!


Friday, December 18, 2015

The Boys At Play

After two very chilly, snowy, and windy days we finally got a beautiful sunny day for the horses to go outside. It would be safe to say that I think Ollie and Sherman were happy to get out, as they started running around like maniacs before I even opened the gate! Here are a few pictures.....

Who is a Spanish Stallion? ;P


Who do you think was more photogenic? Give me your answers in the comments below!!