I rode!!

Whee!!! I rode Isis for the first time sincer her surgery. Granted, it wasn’t much or for very long, but it was still sitting on her back… She moves so differently from Rajiyyah. Rajiyyah’s steps are more upright, more bounce. Isis reaches with her shoulder and strides out like a Read more…

Kids and Jitters

The best way to quell pre-performance jitters is to go to the barn. While horses make some people nervous, they are my sanity. If I’m upset, just touching Isis is usually enough to calm me down. I dragged my dance instructor today to the barn. She didn’t mind because she Read more…

Farrier today

The farrier came out today for Isis and Rajiyyah. The spots on Isis’ front feet are definitely looking better. Her feet are getting better and the funky fungal thing she had appears to be mostly gone. There is still a little of it in her front right hoof. I’m continuing Read more…

Riding again

The last time I really rode consistently was Isis’ show back in July. I rode Rajiyyah today and really felt slippery in the saddle (didn’t help I was wearing linen pants). Boy do I need to get my legs back in shape! Any way… She was good today. Full of Read more…

Rajiyyah

Rajiyyah has a new bit: a 4.5 inch double-jointed snaffle with a round, copper alloy mouth piece. I picked up the bit because she didn’t seem very happy with the full cheek eggbutt snaffle I was using. She loves this bit. She actually grabs it into her mouth when we’re Read more…

New Kid in the Barn

The bay wonder mare has a new companion: Cedars Rajiyyah, the grey wonder mare. I am leasing her from my mom for two years or so. We’ll be working undersaddle, possibly dressage or over fences (if she likes that). Rajiyyah is a bold-moving mare with a gentle, inquisitive disposition. She Read more…