I cannot believe we've been together 6 months already, it's gone so fast but equally it feels like we've been a team for years! This has probably been the best 6 months for a long time and i feel like i've really developed as a rider since having molly, maybe not visably! but i've certainly learnt new tactics on how to deal with different problems lol
So back at the beginning of april we went to see molly on a bit of a whim, wasn't even looking for a new one, first thoughts, honestly, we're disapointment, she didn't look like this big, sleek SJer i'd imagined. Her schooling was pretty much non-existant and she went like a giraffe. Only thing that made me want her was seeing her jump, she only did a X pole but was so loose and athletic i thought she looked a bit special! Thought she was worthing getting if nothing more than making a nice project that could be sold on again hopefully making a small profit.
first few days..
she was a little bit of a live wire and her canter was so unbalanced she'd get faster and faster the more you did. Mum used to frequently ask if i was actually still in control lol!
lunging before i got on her was a regular occurance, as annoying as it was it was the only way to chill her!
got her going out hacking, she was a bit nervy and would jog a lot but generally she was good.
lots of consistent work and her schooling started to come good
had some lessons...
jumped for the first time at home, was rather unbalanced, too fast and OTT for my liking!
lots of bonding time
finally after 2 months of putting in the basics with the schooling we ventured to our first competition, she surpassed all expectations, behaving impecibly and coming 2nd!
She continued to really hold her own in the dressage arena and bringing home the rosettes!
however, it hasn't all been plain sailing with a few comedy moments along the way
she's always game for letting off steam
she's now chilled enough to do this
finally, most recently showing her talent for jumping as well, which i really must get some more pics of as it's what she really excels at!
As with all horses there's been the ups and downs but i absolutely adore this horse! She's by far the most talented/ athletic horse i've been lucky enough to own and hopefully in a years time she'll be really really good! Mainly so proud of molly, she's a completely different horse to the one we brought home, never need to lunge her before i get on anymore, she can hack out without jogging the whole way, snorting and napping at anything that moves! lol She's now a lovely chilled horse...well most the time anyway and a pleasure to be around!
I know most of you will have already seen these pics so sorry if it's a bit boring! x
She looks so so amazing Kirst!! Its like a completely different horse! Look at the neck she has now!! Special little mare - I loves her!! So proud of how far you've come and how well you've done with her, you've overcome so much in the years since Lizzie - v proud of you hun xxx
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl