Sunday, June 28, 2009


Well the weather has been getting colder, and the ground is starting to get wetter, may look to turn bills out for a month soon I think. Plenty to go on with with the babies...
Both of whom are looking round and hairy at the moment!

Have been looking at a few inhand shows for both/either of them...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Time for a catch up

Billy had his first ever dressage day at Cant dressage non graded day... He was a naughty pony, but managed to get a 4th in his prelim test, so happy with that.

We went to Hororata domain with Bills and had a group lesson with Emily Butcher on Sunday... well Bills was a nut, bucking, pronking and bolting... managed to hit a jump (going to fast and not listening) and get me off then follow me over it.... Jumped all the jumps... but wasn't happy with him at all.

So we have a dressage and jumping day for him to redeem himself at this weekend

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Last night I had the BEST ride I have ever had on Billy, he finally felt like he was moving properly and was amazing! Finished off with a hack (even a wee canter) down the road...


Wednesday, June 10, 2009


The vet came out to check Billy's eye last night, Although it is still swollen she is happy that there is no hard lump in there, so meaning the cancer doesn't look to be returning at this stage. Normally they would have 2 injections to kill the cells, however after Billy's dramatic reaction (they don't normally respond as he did) we will wait and see rather than subject him to it again. So I am trying not to get to hopeful, but at the same time thrilled!

Bills has been enjoying being back in work and is going well for the most part, I am trying to hack him to the corner after his schooling etc to keep him fresh and let him cool down having a nice stretch..

I have learnt one of my dressage tests for the weekend, sadly when I looked at the other I got completely confused! hehe.... so will see how I get on... garwd help me!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weekend happenings

Sat am Billy and I did some jumping, which was fun, and I think what we both needed...

Sunday, Isky went to the vet to have her sutures out, sadly her ear has swollen up again and is very hot, not looking good. Not keen on her having another anaesthetic after the last one knocked her so hard.

Took Bills for a road ride, and for him he was fairly good...

So he will be very happy to have today off!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Not much

to add, have had a few good rides this week.. Billy and I are getting better at the indirect rein aids now...

He is enjoying having a ride to the end of the road after his schooling sessions as well.

Still treating his eye with KA's magic light and cleaning and ab's. Waiting on the vet to come and check it, but it doesn't feel as hard to me now.

In true to form style the weather is due to crap out this weekend, typical as I have a lesson planned....

Ben and Abbie spent the day naked yesterday, it has been frosty but the days have been lovely and sunny.

I am trying to learn my dressage test for next weekend, have given up any hope of remembering 2, so may well just have to skip one, as I don't know if I will have enough time for me to learn a second test after the first, and cant find anyone to call for me...

But its all good, an outing with the boy would be super.

Isky is due for her stitches out on Sunday so that will be good, she is pretty over it now I think!

It is also 6 years since mum died today, so wont ride, but will hopefully get to have a sit on the boy in the paddock...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Well ....

Billy has been in light work, he even managed to have his first outing to Kerry's place for a lesson... He did some nice trot work at times, however after his time off he is up to his old canter tricks and throwing the odd tanty..hehe
Sadly the dressage day he was entered in was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.

Everyone had their feet done on Friday, and even Abbie managed to behave!