Monday, March 10, 2014
So far so good on the no bread thing. On day 6. Though I did have a dream last night about eating bread! Seriously???? LOL But I've been craving salads the past few days so I've be indulging.
Arthur is lame :-( That means he is limping. The vet is coming today to figure out why... so fingers crossed... When you lease a horse this is just part of it. I can not ride him but I am still paying for him. Which is fine I'm going to the barn to spoil him :-) I am paying extra to ride another horse while he is lame. He is one of my favorites. His name is Rocky, a no frills little quarter horse, with one of the biggest hearts!!! Unlike Arthur he is extremely affectionate. Hopefully Arthur is better by Saturday. That is when my spring break starts. The owner is going away on vacation and she arranged for me to ride Arthur while she is away soo I will be riding a ton!!! Which is great exercise.
My riding lesson went... okay yesterday lol. My trainer says no more stirrups (the things you put your feet in) for me I need to build up my leg. I plan on being very sore for the next few months!
I have been eating "junk food" but not nearly as much as I was, mostly because I am going on a salad kick and not even on purpose!!!
I've been helping my trainer at horse shows. Which pretty much means I'm someone's golf caddy! I don't mind I love it! That is great exercise! This is what the day is like:
- First, got to make sure the horses are blanketed and wrapped for trailering.
- Load the horses into the trailer
- Get to the show help the competitors get the horses ready (saddled, brushed, watered, etc)
- Enter the competitors in the show office
- My trainer goes in the ring and begins to school the horses/riders (this means going over the jumping course with them and making last minute adjustments)
- While my trainer is schooling she yells to me asking me for various things ("I need a whip!", "Can you get the other bit(the metal thing that goes in the horses mouth)?", "Get a towel and a brush he's drooling!") This requires lots of running back and forth from the trailer... which by the end of the day you have run like 3-5 miles depending on how many people are showing and how far you had to park the trailer.
- Then getting the horses ready to go back in the trailer
It is so much fun and its exciting!! I love watching my peers do well at the shows! Sorry about all the horsey talk but I'm just nervous for Arthur and excited for the show season!
Here are a couple of pictures of the adorable Rocky:
(Just to describe how tiny he is... Arthur puts his head above the stall guard and Rocky has to put his nose through it :-) He is about 4'11 at the shoulder)