Thursday, April 28, 2011

Big plans!

Guess what!!! 5 FOLLOWERS!! Yes!!! Welcome Rocky Mountain Yankee!!! I noticed you have a three year old Appaloosa!!! I'm off to thoroughly browse your page and learn what you know about young horses, so I can know it too. I once thought I was a horse riding extraordinaire, so I bought calm, easy going Sugar. I later found out I am but a mere mortal and know half as much as she does about the world :).
Not sure where all of my 5 FOLLOWERS are from but I live in Southern Pennsylvania, and we have been hit again by very nasty weather. Last weekend, a huge storm hit the farm, and washed out the nice little creek, and stole half of our round pen footing (which has never happened before). This morning, another storm hit. It's the leftovers from what decimated the Southern US (by the way if any of you are from there, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your families). We actually had tornado warnings and potentially had several touch down. My normally brave little dog climbed up into bed, woke me up, and attempted to sit in my arms for a little while.
Now you ask, why did you tell that story? Because I planned to ride tonight!!! So hopefully I still get to. We actually have a natural long sloping hill on the property of the barn that is 100% perfect for getting back into shape, but it's grass & mud now (I assume). But now the weather is nice & sunny...hopefully it dries out. If all goes well I get to ride four days in a row, which hasn't happened since last year!!! AND I get to give Sugar a bath this weekend!!!!
Also, sitting down with the barn owner tonight to talk about chores for the summer. Bryan and I do work for the barn owner in return for reduced board, I know it doesn't work out for a lot of people but we have a great and longstanding relationship with this woman...she's the best!! She's going away for the summer and is asking us to take on a little more in order to make her trip possible. I'll try to bribe Bryan into taking a picture or two!!

One more thing...reading What Was I thinking?? gets me thinking about my old girl Annie. My very first horse, so I thought I would post a picture!


  1. Wow, thanks for the big welcome! I, like yourself, am a mere mortal and have started taking lessons on my mare, Rosie. Thankfully all we seem to have gotten out of that last storm was wind. I am hoping for a few sunny days though so that everything will dry out as I'm sure you are too. Can't wait to keep reading about you and Sugar!

  2. Oops, I meant to add to that comment that I am in the Pittsburgh area. :-)

  3. Yes of course, I never expected people to actually read my blog, so when I get followers, I get SERIOUSLY excited(re- text boyfriend and say guess how many followers I have NOW??). A fellow Commonwealth-er??? YES!!
    Good to know I'm not alone in the mere mortal land my horse has banished me to!!! I'm really looking forward to reading your blog!!!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out, Minus Pride! :-) Nice picture of you and Annie.

    We are experiencing really big wind here in Ontario, Canada with thunder storm warnings in affect. My thoughts are with those in the southern U.S. Awful what's happening there weather-wise.

    Enjoy your ride tonight!