Well… I figure I’ve kept it under wraps for long enough. so, without further due, meet the newest member of my family, Nico!!
So. Yes. I got another horse! Nico, JC registered as “EL Longhorn” is a a 2016 17hh OTTB gelding 🥰
He came here around two months ago but I’m terrible at remembering to blog so… yeah. Your just finding out now… (unless you follow me on instagram that is! hehe)
But! back to Nico. He’s not been doing much of anything yet, I wanted to give him some time off after racing, and then I had to get his shoes pulled due to him having very thin hoof walls and not keeping them on, so he’s been a little tender on his feet and I would feel bad making him do anything.
anyways, he’s a super sweet and cuddly dude, which is what I was looking for! I’m a bit doubtful as to how well he will handle/like being an event horse (he is very clumsy + slow lol) but only time will tell! and he’s super super tho cute so that makes up for any lacking athletic abilities lol.
And that’s about it! not a lot going on rn with COVID. Ollie has been a bit stiff this winter so I’m trying him on a new supplement and we haven’t been doing any hard work.
And that’s all for now LOL. see ya in a couple months!
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I mentioned in my last post that I had a lesson the coming (Last) Monday. My original plan was to write a recap of that, but I’m not really feeling like it.
And, sticking with my new plan for hopefully being more active with blogging, I’m not going to try and write about something if I don’t feel like it. But to do a tiny lesson recap, it went well!
We didn’t really work on adding any height, but we did work on some more twisty turny type lines and it was quite fun! My only complaint would be regarding my brakes. I really had none. It took me roughly 1-2 full laps of the arena to get Ollie back into the trot after we finished a course, and he was really rushing at the jumps. I don’t like the feeling that we are going to crash through the jump, so we need to work on that.
I’ve also been feeling quite unmotivated regarding Riding. I think it’s because for the first time in awhile, there aren’t any horse shows to go to. I don’t only ride to show, but I do find it quite fun and it gives me something to work towards.
Right now I don’t really have a set “goal” I’m working towards, and it makes it harder feel motivated to do things. Some places are now saying that they will be running shows later this year, but I’m doubtful and honestly, I’m not sure if I think it’s the right call. So, unless things magically completely clear up regarding Covid, or my local equestrian club holds a show (again, very very doubtful.), I don’t think I’ll be going. There is also the fact I was really hoping to move up to pre-training this year at the events, but now I don’t think it’s the right time. I wanted to have a couple 3’ jumper rounds under my belt at locations other then my local jump before I head off to do a pre-training, and all the spring schooling shows obviously got canceled. Plus my dressage is really not looking good right now… I should probably be using this time to work on that but… unmotivated. If we do magically have a event to go to, I’m not sure what I’d do. I don’t quite feel ready for pre-training yet but I don’t really want to do another Entry. Ah well.
And of course, I’m desperately missing XC. There is not a easy or close place I can go to practice, so… #IMSOSAD.
aaannnnnd that’s all I feel like writing about today haha. Enjoy another cute picture though!
Wowza, it’s been awhile since I last blogged! I’m really not sure where to start. If you follow me on Instagram (Maren_Eventing) then you probably aren’t too far behind on what’s been going on around here (spoiler if you aren’t on Insta, absolutely nothing.).
Obviously, I haven’t really been doing anything Lately because of Covid, and therefore don’t have a lot too update anyone on, but My coach opened back up for lessons earlier this month! I had a fabulous jump lesson* a week or two (who can keep track anymore?) ago, and I have another one booked for tomorrow as long as the weather corporates.
* social distancing style of course!
I think I’ll just stick a bunch more pictures from My last lesson and leave it at that for today… I really want to start blogging more again, but it almost feels like I need to do some massive update on what’s happened in the past 6 or so months? No way that’s actually going to happen so I’m just going to pretend I’ve been blogging and try too start up again. Maybe I’ll do a lesson recap sometime in the next week or so after my lesson tomorrow.
The climate here is always super mild in the winter, but we have actually had some nice cold weather recently! (Even down to -11!) Plus some snow, which I love! The snow never lasts long here, so it doesn’t stay long enough to get annoying. normally It melts away within a couple days.
Yesterday though, we got a “winter storm warning” that basically said we were going to get 5-10cm if snow, combined with over 70km/h winds, then it would stop snowing and start raining at 3am. Nice……… our power went out at around 9pm, so luckily we’d already had time to feed the horses plus fill up some extra buckets with water for the horses and dogs. since we are on a well we lose our water when we lose power☹️ (although, I only filled up a couple little water bottles for the humans… lol). But whatever, we just lit some candles. Then we heard a big crack, that sounded like it was coming from near the barn, so we ran out there to check. Turns out the top half of a tree had broken off and fallen down.
Since we were out there, we also tossed the horses some more hay. Ollie was actually asleep, and Lilliput and Tanta didn’t care, but Rasty and Maggie were a little nervous. Then, right as we were tossing the last pile of hay, we heard yet another big crack, this time followed by a thud. Boo. Turns out a big tree had fallen down in our front yard and killed our fence 😤
then we all just went to bed, because there’s not really much point in staying up if you can’t do anything. This morning while feeding the horses, a found more trees down. I saw two down beside the driveway, although upon closer inspection it turned out to be 5 trees.
annnnnd, there was even one more tree down,
Needless to say, I am not impressed with our “winter storm”.
I like cold, sunny weather, or cold, snowy weather. NOT warm windy and rainy Weather.