Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Just start and see what happens.

For some reason I have no motivation to blog lately.  Maybe if I just start writing, things will happen.  :)

We've been having some really icky wind lately, up to and including a freak north wind that tore a chunk of the roof off the covered arena.  I am just done with wind.  I mean, yes, it's usual spring weather for this area, but I'm just tired of it.  I'm tired of expecting to wake up in Oz one of these mornings!

Fortunately, even though it's blowing a half-gale out there, Apollo hasn't been too fazed.  He really only gets worried when the mirror at A starts wobbling.  *grin*  I can't blame him, honestly.  He's not a fan of mirrors to begin with, no matter how well he ignores them once we get going, so when they go all weird, I can see how he'd be alarmed.

Not last Sunday but the Sunday before, we had our first jumping lesson of the year.  And by "jumping," what I mean is that I practiced my approaches and position while Apollo blithely went forward over a teeny crossrail.   Heh.   I also discovered in that lesson that we have some issues in the right lead canter, so we've been working on that lately.   The last few rides he's picked it up easily and politely, but they've been in my dressage saddle, so we'll see tonight.   I'll put on the jump tack and see how it works.

I've also been having fun riding with a friend -- her little horse is just adorable, and she's great company.

Let's see ... what else.  It's so nice to have our resident military rider back home!   Always good to have everyone home.  The barn doesn't feel right without her around, or without any of our usual suspects, really.  And everybody's home from a wildly successful show at Twin Rivers, too.   It'll be a nice few weeks with everyone around before they head back out to California for the next Galway show.  

I'm looking forward to lessons on Sundays and to Apollo getting pro rides on Fridays.

Yup, life is good.  :)


  1. Ooo pro rides are the best. That's something I hope to arrange for my horse in the future!

  2. I've miss your blog and I'm glad any time you post! Weee pro rides and boo wind! We've had a lot of wind too lately.

  3. This wind can go die. I am so.sick. of it. Glad you are riding though!

  4. I am glad you are back! :)

    Agree about the wind, it's no bueno!

  5. Yay glad you are posting! Love hearing about you and Apollo, sounds like things are picking up in terms of lessons and such. What is your trainer/barn so I can cheer them on when they ride here in Cali?

    1. Yay -- thank you! I ride with Mittleider Eventing! Definitely cheer them on; they're fantastic people. :D