Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm Committed

I filled out the entry form, made of copy of Ollie's health certificate, wrote a check and put all of the items in the mail.  My first show in a long time!  I'm excited!

My rides on Ollie have been more of the same (see video from previous post), he anticipates, makes himself anxious, and eventually after practicing for awhile, he gets it.   Julie and I are trying to get together for a lesson but the weather isn't cooperating.  It's been wet, soupy footing and we don't have an indoor arena.  I haven't given Ollie time off just because of the weather.  I did some ground work with him today and he was good in the warm wet weather.  

I think we can put it together down the road and each day is a new adventure.   It just takes Ollie a lot longer to learn to relax than most horses.  He's lucky to have me! 

Outside of Ollie, I've been having fun with photography.  I had a photo shoot with the nicest young family.  One picture from that shoot just warms my heart so much.  It's of their elderly jack russell being walked by their 18 month old little girl.  SO CUTE!  What a good dog...

Then I dragged Matt with me to help out at the Lexington Humane Society's big annual fundraiser - The Beastie Ball!

This year the LHS had "The Wizard of Pawz" as their theme.  The byline being "There's no place like home" for all the animals in their care looking for forever homes...

Not unexpectedly, Matt and I ran into many people in the equestrian world attending the event.  We had fun and hopefully we did our small part to help the LHS animals find their forever homes. 

That's all  from this neck of the woods for now.  Hopefully the rain will stop, Ollie will relax even more and everyone can have an enjoyable Thanksgiving with friends and family.


  1. Can't wait to hear all about the show. Have fun!! Today is not the day that the rain is stopping but I have heard Thanksgiving will be nice. Have a great one!

  2. If you're like most of us, the "anticipation" of a show makes you more intense, and horses can feel that. Remember to breathe deeply and regularly around and on him; it really helps - both of you!