Doubt any of you have noticed I went awol, let alone actually missed me but hey ho
It has been absolutely ages since I last came on here but thought I would pop on and do a well needed update and have a bit of a nosey
Not coming on these days as A) I haven't got the time (will explain in a mo) and B) my prehistoric computer and dier internet connection seems to have issues with EW so it's hit or miss as to whether I can get on here even if I try
So, update on moi I am VERY well, apart from a bad back at the moment Life is fab and everything is just fandabbydosey I started my new job about a month ago and it is going great. I am working full time at a local Pro SJ yard as head groom. Basically I get to look after massive, gorgeous Grade A SJ's 6 days a week. The hours are long BUT the pay is fantastic so no complaints from me. It's a very top level yard with super facilities - indoor and outdoor menage, 3 solariums, horse walker, tredmill and spa to name but a few. Really nice place to work and my boss is a easy going guy so all is good. Doesn't leave me with much time for much else but I am happy and have a good amount of money coming in so things are definitely on the up. The yard I run currently has 16 horses which consists of 3 broodmares (it's also a stud), 2 fillies, a retired SJ mare, 3 Stallions, another 2 mares and 5 Geldings. The boss is currently away competing in Italy and I am having a few days off as was meant to be going to Badders for a long weekend. Due to reasons I won't go into, I can't go to Badders but am having the time off anyway as already booked and to be honest, with my back being bad at the moment I am not complaining
So life for me at the moment is really work, my horses, then going out and getting messy at the weekends All is guurrrrddddd
Moving on to Kiwi big man now My rock, my best friend, I absolutely worship this horse. He is looking a million dollars at the moment, a total picture of health and is such a happy boy. His arthritis flared up quite badly recently, with him just being what I would class as field sound. We have had a constant battle with getting the balance right between what work he needs and what supplements are best for him. Finally have the supplements sorted and he is looking much better in his movement so the plan is to now introduce some light work again and hope he stays sound with it. He's had about 2weeks off work totally now whilst I got his supplement sorted so will be getting back in the saddle in the next couple of days and see how he goes. He really is happy as larry though, no pain at all and is keeping me on my toes by trashing his leccy fencing at least 10times a day
Now Abbey aka Flump You would not believe the difference in her. You may remember she had MONTHS off work due to a blasted abcess. She came sound from that and had been back in work for a couple of weeks before she then went lame again with lammi. For those that don't know, Abbey has EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome) so she can get lammi literally by walking past the feedroom bless her. It is a constant battle but one I am definitely winning now. She is looking great, allbeit still like a grizzly bear but riding wise she is a different pony. We are now working in walk trot AND CANTER. She has mastered leg yield and shoulder in now, both in walk and trot and is just generally improving all the time and really grown up over the last couple of months.
Have had some hefty battles over the last few months, what with Abbey's soundness, Kiwi's soundness, progressing with Abbey's ridden work and just keeping on top of things and moving forwards but I am winning. I have two very happy horses which are a total pleasure, I am so lucky, plus I now have a very good job and feels like things are back to normal and I actually have a life now The only thing I ask for is for my back to get better quickly as I need to ride my ponies There is a local show on Monday which I am considering taking Abbey too but it depends on how my back is and if I can get transport sorted in time.
Sorry this is so long but it has been ages since I posted so had lots to say (as always)
"Horses - be to their virtues ever kind, and to their faults a little blind"