A friend for Gio
Gio heard his name and came over to see what was going on.
Hassan in all his clipped glory. Isn't he just handsome?
Havannah's death came suddenly. No one was expecting it. She was fine one day, sick the next then she died. I had the opportunity to ride her once before she passed. She was a beautiful black warmblood with white socks and a white stripe on her face. She was a headstrong horse definitely an alpha… Continue reading In Memory of Havannah
I haven't posted about Gio in a while so here's an update. He's now about nine months old. I usually let him out the cage while I get ready on mornings or on afternoons when I get home. He's learning to talk. He says his name in all the variations that we say it. "Gio… Continue reading Gio the Budgie Enjoys Life
Riding on the road
Today I'll be joining the officers of the TTPS Mounted Branch on a road ride. I'm super excited about it because it will be my first. I hope the weather stays good and all horses behave. I'm not sure where we will be going but I will update as soon as possible afterwards.
Was it him?
This weekend was a packed one for the El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation. On Friday and Sunday we attended the T&T Bioblitz where over the weekend biological surveying was done in an attempt to record all the living species within the area. The final count was 730 species. For this display we had some of… Continue reading Weekend Wildlife Activities
As many of you know my riding takes place at the Police Mounted Branch. This means that when there are national events that the horses need to attend my riding has to go on break. We celebrated Independence on the 31st of August so there was no riding for about 6 weeks (which felt like forever).… Continue reading Back in the Saddle
Sometimes it's nice to get away and take a hike through the forest. You get to witness nature at its best on these trails. If you're lucky you might even see some wildlife peeking out from behind a tree. And the great thing about it is that the trails usually lead to a nice beach,… Continue reading Take a Hike, Enjoy Nature
Hello! My name is Gio. I'm a budgie. I like swinging. And playing with my toys But most of all I love to land on my mummy's head!
Excitement excitement! Yesterday I brought home a budgerigar. A pretty blue one. I'm not sure of the sex yet. I suspect it might be male. If it is I'll call him Gio 🙂
The horses that came out to ride were Hassan, Heinrich, Hidlago, Honesta and Marac. I was on Honesta. Overall we had a very good ride!
Here are the newest additions to my family. The person at the pet store said they are dalmatian mollies but one has an orange tinge so I think it may be a mix. So this is them before they were released into the aquarium.
There were 6 horses out for this ride. Honesta, Hannah, Hiadlgo, Hannibal, Harry and Flame. This was our first ride after the Carnival season. In a previous post I mentioned I would be riding either Honesta or Marac. Well Marac went on a patrol so I rode Honesta. We started the class at the walk… Continue reading Riding Diary 19/02/2016
Harmony is going to the vet to have some X-rays done. Her back legs are wrapped up but I'm not sure what's wrong with her because I didn't get any details. I guess I'll find out when she gets back.
Got to class early, went to saddle Harmony and got a surprise It Is Alleged (yes that's his name) was out of his stall eating grass like nobody's business. We warmed up the horses by walking to let them stretch out then started to trot. At the trot something felt odd and my instructor noticed… Continue reading Riding Diary 29/01/2016
I haven't been in the saddle for two weeks but it feels like forever. I'm excited to see what adventures await me at class today. I won't be riding Harmony though. Maybe I'll ride Marac or Honesta. We'll see how it goes :). And here are two good-looking horses for your viewing pleasure.
Eight people came out to ride on Friday. It was the largest class we've had for a while. The horses we used were Hannah, Harmony, Hassan, Honesta, Hailey, Hidalgo, Harry and Havannah. We started off walking to warm up the horses. At the walk we did the exercise circle to take the rear of the… Continue reading Riding Diary 23/01/2015