Friday, February 6, 2009

Horses and things.........

Not too much to update about. I havn't ridden Possum since last weekend but I do plan on riding tomorrow and Sunday since it's going to be in like the 40's which is practically a heat wave!!! I've been doing some thinking on showing this year. Since I am basically broke I have toreally make some choices. My goal this year is to compete in the adult medal at the Finals this year and Possum is just sometimes so hard and unpredictable sometimes. SOmetimes he'll be OK and others he just attacks the jump course at break neck speed. This is frowned upon by judges at a equitation final especially when I am working hard to keep him under control and not "equitatiing" like I should. The barn owners horse Moonshine who I have talked about before and is a gorgeous 7yo perch/TB cross who needs a little work but has the potential to make a great hunter and equitation horse. I am seriously thinking of turning most of my riding attention towards her inorder to show. Last year when I showed and worked with her she was perfect, no one could beat us. I'm not trying to toot my own horn or anything, but this mare is just that good. She needs more course work at 3ft and to nail her flying changes and if all that is accomplished she will be unbeatable. She has the look, a leggy dark brown horse with big soft eyes who has her ears pricked over every fence. She takes up a good leg and is almost push botton with transitions and will collect for you on a dime. Perfect to do testing with. Iam seriously thinking of using her this year to get towards my goals at the Finals. We'll see i guess.

On another note, my roomie is buying a new saddle!!!! This is such an exciting time for her. It's like buying a new car for horse people. She is getting the same exact saddle like I have. A Dover brand Circuit Pro.

We are going down there next weekend and I think Greg may even go with us which is super cool. He'll get to see me salivate in a tack store and fall in love with all the merchandise. He can't believe I'm not a real shopper like most women, but he will soon see how much I love horse things. My roomie is totally excited and can't wait to trade her cheap ugle saddle for this one. She rides in mine whenever I'm not riding and has fallen in love with it. I'm so happy for her.

As for the guy front. Things have pretty much stayed the same. Greg and I are having a blast hanging out with each other and we have just so much fun. I didn't think it was possible to have so much fun with a guy and be completely myself. We joke around and make fun of each other and then profess how much we mean to one another. I guess I can only hope for the future to be as good as this. The dogs are also doing great. After work today I rolled up my sleeves and bathed each one of them in the tub. It killed my back, but it was worth it. Their all shiny and silky and so nice to touch. After giving them baths I had to take another shower myself because I smelled like wet dog, but that was OK. My roomie and I then went out for Chinese food and I drank enough tea to feed an army. I'm all buzzed on caffeine now.

As of Monday I will finally have health insurance again and am going to the doctors to have my back checked out. It still bothers me sometimes and I can always feel it which sucks, but most of the time I just push it out of my mind. Also since I broke my back I have gained all the weight back that I lost last summer. I have started walking and running some and really need to work out more and watch what I eat. It's not cool putting on pants that were falling off me last year that will barely button up now. I refuse to go up in size and need to do something about it ASAP.

Well I think that's about it for now. I'll have more to update this weekend with riding. Have a good night everybody. I'm staying up to make sure I watch the new reality series on Animal Planet, Jockeys. It looks super cool and seceretly I have always wanted to be a jockey.

1 comment:

Leah Fry said...

Well, I guess now we'll see if Possum has any jealous bones in his body.

Glad you are doing okay and things are going well with Greg and work. And health insurance is always a good thing!

Don;t worry about the weight. I'll bet when Spring rolls around and you start riding more, you'll drop it again.