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
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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!
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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.
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
When riding class was on Christmas break it was really hard for me. It was a terribly long three weeks of no riding. I went to visit the horses sometime in between and carried treats. Most of the horses ate them happily but there were a few that sniffed it and refused. I had two horse… Continue reading Horse Tabanca
I am super excited for Friday God's willing. Not only do I have a day off... I'm going to spend it with horses! Hooray! I will be helping with the riding class for the special needs children. I've never done it before so I'm not exactly sure what the class entails but I'm going to… Continue reading Excitement
Fiona was a petite, dark bay quarter horse from Canada. Her legs were the shortest of all the horses so she had to take double the number of steps that the bigger horses would. When I met Fiona she had a pretty deep sink in her back which got worse as she grew older. She… Continue reading In Memory of Fiona
I went up to Harmony's stall. She was facing the back of the stall- munching away. "Hi Harmony!" I said. She looked up at me, chewing. Oh oh! Here she comes... Maybe if I keep eating she'll go away. I went in with the halter, put it on her, took her out of the stall… Continue reading Jumping with Harmony
Meet Midnight, a long haired Syrian hamster. Now before you look at him and say he's not black, let me take you back to a few years ago when I bought him. He was dark when but got lighter as he grew older. When it comes to food, Midnight is as picky as hamsters could get.… Continue reading Midnight: The Light Coloured Hamster
I was told in work that all I talk about is animals and plants. Is it that I've spoken about them so much that people are tired of hearing about them instead of loving them more? That would be bad. That wasn't my intention. Maybe it is that I'm speaking to the wrong people. Need… Continue reading All I Ever Talk About
I recently completed a basic horseback riding course at the Police Mounted Branch. It was a lovely experience! I got to meet and interact with 23 horses which all have different personalities. We began riding in the yard near the stables on quarter horses which are the smaller horses. My horse was Fannon, a 25… Continue reading Horseback Riding and Me