Friday, December 31, 2010

Lesson and update on Bailey

Well, I have good and bad news to report , so I think I'll start with the bad.  Bailey's going to be off for another month.  He's doing a lot better, but Bailey's Mom really wants him to make a full recovery, so we're going to err on the side of caution.  I suppose that's not necessarily bad news, but more disappointing. 
On the plus side, Bailey's Mom and her husband are going to be having a baby this spring!  So Bailey's going to have a sibling to share his Momma with ;)

Also in the good news category, I had a lesson on my coaches horse today.  It was more of a learn how to train young horses lesson, and for me a learn how to use draw reins properly lesson.  I tend to shy away from draw reins, as I've seen them misused so many times.  However, when riding a young green horse they can be really helpful.  Z was fantastic!  She's going to be a great dressage horse, and I was honoured to be able to ride her.  Needless to say, I was also a little nervous.  This wasn't helped when my coach informed me that I was one of the first people, aside from herself, to ride her.  Z kept looking into the middle at my coach as if to say
"Why aren't you on my back?  What's she doing up there?"
It was a ton of fun, and I guess I did alright, since I've been invited back to ride her once a week while Bales is off.  I wish I'd gotten some pics, but no such luck.  Anyhow, happy new year everyone!


  1. Making lemonade and all that - better January off than summer months. Enjoy the rides on your trainer's horse and spoil Bailey for another month. Happy New Year.

  2. Sorry about Bailey. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery from here. The young horse is a great opportunity though :) Happy New Year!