Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh where oh where does the time go?

Middle of June? WHAT? What happened to January and February? Crazy stuff!

What's happened since my last post?
Not a whole lot. Things are still chugging along here. DH is searching for police employment, and I am continuing my 'equine struggle'. What to do, what to do?

Casper has been at the trainer for a year now, and has learned a lot. He's not going to be the stellar show horse we'd hoped, but he's a good, BIG, PRETTY boy with a great attitude. We do plan on keeping him around. OH, and as of YESTERDAY, Cas is a gelding. Yep, we bit the bullet and gelding him. He has a GREAT attitude, BUT, there are so many amazing Stallions out there that can be 'had' for cheap right has no amazing show record and none of his offspring have done anything amazing. We love him, and it will be great to have him home at the end of the month. :)

Still in search of a nice, older horse to start my dressage 'career' with. Have a friend that is doing Dressage, and we will be able to haul to shows and lessons together to cut down on the cost of both of us. SO, that's the plan Stan.....or at least it is for now. Who knows what will happen to change my mind!

Hope everyone out there in blogger land is well!


  1. Why buy another horse? Learn on your greenie like I am! Hard as all get out, but very rewarding. I hardly knew the meaning of the word "Dressage" when I started last year, and we have come VERY far together as a team. Working towards first level. And the partnership I had wanted is now there, most importantly. If you don't plan on riding Cas, then I guess buy another, but you'd be surprised at what you both may be able to do with very little knowledge under either of your belts and the right instructor. Classical instructor. Old school, you and the horse instructor. Well, that's just my two cents, and they aren't worth a whole lot!

  2. I agree with Mindy. Dressage is just the basic foundation for everything else to come. Kind of the bottom of the pyramid, things get build onto it. I took Jasper to a dressage barn to be a working student instead of hunter/jumper or an eventing barn because I believe a really good dressage instructor can help you get your horse started right so you don't have to come back and fix things later on. Although I agree it's tough, and riding a greenie makes you really concentrate on them rather than yourself.