October 29, 2011

Koda's First 'Riding'

Koda was a champ for his first experience with me on him. This is definitely easier with two people!!! We will be back at it in the morning :) video

October 23, 2011

Koda's First Saddling

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Koda and I spent this Sunday introducing the saddle for the first time. I took my time because I want it to be a fun and comfortable experience for him. I am very proud of this little one.
He turned 3 on July 11, 2011. I plan on sitting on him for the first time next weekend.

August 28, 2011

Wonderful Horsey Weekend!!!



Mac was brilliant these past four days. He is calming and leading the trails. He is becoming quite confident and sure footed! I am so proud of my big boy! I think he really enjoys solo rides so he can chase turkeys and deer and keep all the apples to himself :)
The bugs were virtually nonexistent at Lake Le-Aqua-Na this week and the weather was perfect! We could not believe the crowds Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Horse trailers and campers were practically parked on top of each other. Mac acted like a champ! He had this, "been there done that' attitude most of the time. And of course he had never; this was the most number of horses, kids on bikes, dogs running lose (so unsafe), and noise I think we have been riding around for fun thus far. HE WAS PERFECT!!!! BEST HORSE EVER!!! :) Just goes to show you what a lot of work and time result in :).

August 23, 2011

Summer coming to an end.

Koda has been doing very well with his groundwork. Mac is still a bugger. He can be pushy and disrespectful, but of course, he will take more time as he is little bit older and more set in his ways. I think they are both making great progress.
Unfortunately, I return to University on Sept. 6th so, for the most part, I will only be able to work with them on the weekends. As long as I suck it up and work during the cold winter Koda will be ready to ride in the spring and Mac will be extremely safe for anybody to ride.
That is my ultimate goal!

July 31, 2011

Switching up the Horses. . .

Mac is down with a swollen leg :( . The result of a search and rescue episode yesterday in the deep deep mud of the fields. So. . . Koda is next. I will be starting to prepare Koda for saddle by ground work this week. :) I'll keep you posted.

July 25, 2011

2 Day Round Pen

It had to be done. . . I had acquired most of the wood, all of the posts and some of the boards, over the past years in anticipation of either building an arena or a round pen. I realized a round pen would be more benificial at this time due to what needs to be done with the horses we have. One is not trained at all and the other is a bit past green broke (but not much). My wonderful husband and brilliant son helped me build a 50ft round pen this weekend so I can get to the training of the horses. . . It was inevitable :) Now to go to work!


July 11, 2011

Shetland Roving Available!!!

i've updated my Etsy store, check it out!
I will be adding my browns within the next few weeks.
Feel free to browse.

July 2, 2011

Knitting update, Happy 4th



They are getting there. . just a bit more ribbing. . . and the sweater (still working on the arms)
Happy Knitting and Happy 4th Everybody!

June 16, 2011

SOCKS ON 1 NEEDLE


Are you kidding me? This is brilliant. It doesn't surprise me that I had "one sock syndrome", Well NO MORE! With the guidance of my friends in Agryle (thank you Kathy), I have been witness to 'Toe Up 2 socks (same time) 1 circular needle'. I can adjust the size as I go by putting the darn things on and . . . who needs a pattern? . . . And I am LOVING IT!
Never again will I suffer from One Sock Syndrome, I will be a sock knitting. . . nut!

June 15, 2011

Sweater Update


I seem to be making great progress. Time is definitely an issue, but they say idle hands. . . so I try to stay busy even while resting. I am excited to be starting the arms soon. I can't wait to see if all the pieces fit together.

June 5, 2011

FOUND: Cute Kittens

We knew momma kitty had her kittens, but assumed she had lost them a second year in a row (due to raccoons). She was smart this year! We finally found them in the sheep barn snuggled in a weed bag.

Horse Arena Begining



Here is the first set of obstacle stuff I put together from things around the farm. I will be adding more as the summer goes on and the horses get bored.

June 4, 2011

Horse Arena

Ok, so I've been trying to figure out a 'typical' place to work my horses. A place where I can set up a confidence course and work on my greenhorn horses. I finally came up with a plan. I found a nice 'mostly flat' rectangle area in the southwest pasture. It's all fenced in for safety and really nice terrain to play in (as well as a small stream). This is the initial mowed area. Tomorrow, I will begin placing trial obstacle course pieces (found around the farm).

May 31, 2011

Summer Break and Knitting

Here we are again. The fall, winter, and spring semesters are gone. . . and summer semester begins next week. We have time this summer to enjoy the farm and share some experiences with our followers.
I have begun a new sweater, just in time for summer. I figure it will be perfect for this next fall. It has knitted up quite fast!