Wow, she’s..

May 10th, 2008

..B – E – A utiful. There’s a new mare on the yard. She’s in isolation at the moment (with Rosebud and Peggy Sue) so we can’t go and chat to her. But wow she is really pretty. Bay Warmblood horse with a lovely eye. We can’t wait to get to meet her.

No..

May 10th, 2008

..rugs on us anymore. Yippee. The rugs are lively in winter ‘cos they keep us so warm. But they get very hot and itchy at this time of year and so we love it when they come off. We can all now roll in the mud and really get all of our wintre coats out.

Phew..

May 5th, 2008

..pass the sunscreen. Although Tara is the only one with her factor 20 on today. We were all pretty glad to get a few rays. We need as much vitamin D as we can get after the wet winter we have just had.

Bailey has a set of Raybans and reckons he is cool. The grass is growing and we just had a fab lesson when we got to bounce around and do fancy things with our feet. Once we got the hang of it it really gave us a buzz and we cantered around the arena.

Tollulah was just showing off in front of Buster, we are not sure who Kelsie was showing off in front off.

Am I having fun yet..

May 1st, 2008

..I’m not at all sure. I spent yesterday in a load of fields being asked to jump over logs and fences and walls. Now I know about jumping (as an ex-showjumper) but I always had to jump brightly painted things. This was like running around a field and having to go over things when I would normally just wander around them.

Still, everyone seemed happy and I got to travel with Bailey. He was very pleased with himself. He says he is trying to mess with Shaun’s head. Everytime Shaun rides him, he refuses and then jumps everything with other riders. He chortled all the way home.

I quite liked it yesterday and the jumps were all nice and small, it was just unusual.

See you all later -love Henry xx

It’s warm..

April 29th, 2008

..wet and the grass is growing. We love it and we are looking forward to more of the grass growing. It gives us a real hapy feeling now spring is here. Woo hoo!

The dentist..

April 24th, 2008

..is coming tomorrow and I’m worried it’s going to hurt. I’ve had sore teeth for a while and a man came today and checked my teeth out and booked an appointment to come back tomorrow. Apparently I have an infected tooth and gums and the tooth needs to come out. I also have a really sharp tooth that keeps hurting me when I bite and that is going to get ground down and made smooth. I’m sure that I’ll be better tomorrow.

Wow..

April 23rd, 2008

..ths is so exciting. We have been fed and left out in the field for the night. It’s much lighter than in the stables and we have loads of room to run around. Already me and BG are racing around in the dusk and fighting. I’m going to wait until BG is fast asleep and then push him down the hill. Hee hee hee.

Flicka is really happy as well because she was just saying the other day that the indoor school was getting very dusty.

Itchy, scratchy..

April 22nd, 2008

..but it’s much better after the grooming I just got. Phew, it gets very itchy under my rug, so it was great today when Ceri-Anne brought me in and gave me a good grooming. i felt much better after all that loose winter hair had been brushed out.

It felt so good that when Shaun came to the gate tonight I thought he might be grooming me again so wandered over to him only to be taken in and ridden. What a con and the last time I fall for that. I’ll make sure I send Henry over next time. But I’ll have to make him think it was his idea or he’ll just refuse.

It’s hot, hot, hot..

April 21st, 2008

..out there today and we have had a lovely day wandering around our field and munching on the fresh grass that’s coming through. Let’s hope that this is the start of a long summer.

And the big gossip in our field is Bonnie’s complete infatuation with George. She really lurvs him, she wants to kiss him. In fact we have come up with a little verse we are using to taunt her mercilessly.

George and Bonnie sitting under a tree,
K – I- S – S – I – N – G,
First comes love,
Second comes marriage,
Third comes a foal in a golden carriage.

She says that she doesn’t care what we say because she loves George and George loves her. Mind you it has made her less grumpy.

Oooo my legs hurt..

April 21st, 2008

..after all that cantering up hill and down dale today. And I had a really early start. I am just not a morning pony and it was just not going to be a good day today for me when I was fed at 5.30 and put in a trailer and driven to somewhere miles from home and expected to jump big jumps and all before 10.30am. I need training for that kind of thing. Proper training, with early alarm calls waking me up 5 minutes earlier each day so that after a month I can get working at 9 am. I didn’t even have time to get my mane looking lovely and flowing. How can Mollie expect me to be photographed when my mane doesn’t bounce and flow in the wind. Really, I have no idea what the girl was thinking about. Still it was a bit embarrassing when Maddie came back full of himself after going all the way around the course. He said, “the water was very cooling in the water jump, but I, of course wouldnt know that. Humph! I’ll show him when we go to Strathearn Eventing for the PC Hunter Trials next month. Things will be different then…

..well as long as there aren’t as many hills!