June was a month full of horses coming and going, for tune up's and for week long stints with Pam. Our barn was full to the brim one evening we had to have a mare sleep in the indoor for the night because we didn't have a stable for her!! I continued working daily with Pam and jumping on the side - I was loving it, even though I was nearing exhaustion most days (and still am!!) I loved testing my adaptability, going from half passing to related distances. This was the month that I was tested to the max with a mare's! I am more of a gelding and stallion lover but in the end the three mares I had ended up going like dreams! It was definitely a month that echoed Pam's phrase of that you RIDE the horse you have today, not dwelling on how good or bad they went the previous day. You ride EVERY stride of the horse that is in front of you, regardless of what you have been told by other people too, of how they 'normally are '
|Our very attractive human fly mask - saves you getting eaten alive by the bugs when you are handgrazing the horses that can't turn out|
|Lovely flowers I pass on my awful running route|
|An unusual affectionate moment with Medea|
|Tough work out in the grass with Medea|
|Kelly and I|
|Peanut enjoying his new temporary home|
|Fitting right in!|
|Under the lights on the dancefloor on a night out!|
The newest member of the family Misha is still alive!! No coyotes/bobcats/cars have gotten her just yet! Alas she is slow on the uptake of the whole, killing mice in the hayloft business - baby steps
|Not really seeing eye to eye|
|Our weekend car! Actually belongs to our lovely client Kelly - she is also the owner of Phillip the Morgan who ye will meet in the next post!|
|My wonderful co-work Clara Maynard|
Our wonderful lake (not personally owned!) is where we go to swim and relax when it has been a hectic and HOT day (sorry - not trying to rub it in at home but 30 plus degrees warrants cooling down especially when you are in jodphurs for part of the day!!)
|By our lake|
|By the bluebells|
|Myself and Pippa Potasky|
|Strawberry shortcake - calorie free obviously!|
|Flowers in bloom|
|After work activity by the lake!|
|Misha and I chilling|
|Quiet night in with our friends Ben and Jerry|
******COMING UP TO THE DEAD TURKEY!!!!!!******
Heading to our local farm supplies store - The Barn Store, we stumbled across a turkey that was being brought in to be weight and purchased by the store. It was a MASSIVE fecker! Turkeys are everywhere here in NH, we have a family of 5 that float around the farm and that chase the dogs occasionally.
|Early Xmas dinner|
|Maaaaaaa-rian and Dustin the dead turkey|
|A nice find|
|Ginger's anti-tick fat burning ensemble|
|Dress up - but PRACTICAL!!|
|Another day another fat burning anti-tick outfit!|
|Peanut - not impressed with the colour bonnet he was made wear!|
|Kipling - hogging the bed!!|
This is Chance, he came to Pam's for a tune up and is a solid guy! At first I didn't know or understand why the rest of the barn were so taken with the fact that Chance was a PMU baby and a rescue, only after questioning them as to what a PMU was ( I thought was a breed or something!) I was horrified to learn what a PMU was. This link is the most objective site that gives answers that I have found, you should have a read it is very interesting - and to the women out there that are thinking about taking the menopausal drug, this can be a help when you are researching it!!
HAD to include this pic - nearly got sick when I saw these in Nordstrom and even sicker when I saw the price of them! Don't think the equestrian world is ready for them just yet!!
Lastly a huge congrats to all the Irish competitors who did brilliantly at the Pony Europeans in Fontainebleau in France, and fingers and toes crossed for all the Irish heading to London.
Until next time! I am off to my first Connemara show this weekend in Vermont, fingers crossed it goes well! And after that venture I am on a plane back home for a quick visit - I CANNOT WAIT!! Real milk and chocolate!
PEACE LOVE AND HOOFOIL!!