Friday, January 23, 2015

To Be A Vet

     I gave my horse a shot for the first time today. She has a respiratory infection and the vet prescribed the medicine for her. Its in shot form and I had to administer it to her myself. 10cc twice a day for about 3 days. Hopefully it will clear up the infection and she will be back to her happy self. I would love to get back to riding sometime soon. In the meantime I am learning a lot about equine health and vet care.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Much-Needed Update

So, I have a little announcement. You can now call me by my real name, Lauren. I also has a sadder announcement. We had to sell Skeeter and Oreo because we didn't have enough hay. Thankfully, I still have Dixie and Storm, though. So that is my update. Here are pictures that I've posted before of Skeeter and Oreo. Skeeter is the chestnut and Oreo is the piebald:
Oh and btw the only reason we had to sell these two was bc we didn't really ride them.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Couple Pictures

I know I'm boring but ay, look at my pony


I am really sorry I haven't posted in a while. In August, I got to see Shadow. She did well. I finally got the chance to ride her in my English saddle. I might be able to ride her more at the end of November.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hi guys!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a long time! I just don't know what to post. But, I finally found something. The other night, I got on Storm and rode him in the dark. We were in my round pen, and it was growing really dark. We did quite a bit of trotting after I got him settled down, and sometimes I felt like I was going to fall off because his trot is so… fast lol. Anyways, it was s lot of fun! But I need you guys to comment so i can get some ideas about what to post about. Thanks! :)

- A.D.

Monday, September 8, 2014

2 more gone

This is going to be a short and slightly depressing post.
So Reba ended up being donated to the university vet program. The sweet pony who trusted me before she trusted her owners, is gone forever.
 And another horse I used to work with got out of his pasture, and was hit by a car. So I'm starting to come to the conclusion that I can never love a horse without something happening to it before it's time.
Reba and maverick, I will always remember you both.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rosie ∞ Jumping Queen

Sooo I've said some things about Rosie in the past, but now it's time for her big piece or whatever.

So about two weeks ago now, the week before the week of Labor Day weekend, Rosie's owner, my best friend/cousin stayed for a week, and, boy, did Rosie get her butt kicked into shape. Thank god it hadn't been that long since Rosie's owner - she has Rose in her name, so we'll call her that - was last here, so Rosie was still in good shape, so, on Rose's orders, we took Rosie over jumps that were a little bit higher than what sh'ed jumped the last time after a few days of easy jumps. First we bumped the biggest jump she'd done before by three inches - than, after a day or two of flying over that, we raised them another three. After measuring the highest jump, we are proud to say Rosie's jumped (on the lunge line) about three feet.