Monday, June 1, 2009


Congrats Sherry for a beautiful filly. She is amazing. Just cause I got the day right doesn't make me the only winner. We're all winners for being sisters in our blogging community. I finally came to the conclusion that we don't need to be martrys to be successful. I'm talking about my lack of ability to get my young mare back to where she was before the accident in October. Always told myself that no one could train my horses for me. Must have a relationship with a horse. Well I've changed my tune. Been trying to work her on a regular basis. She's at the point where she just needs some time and consistency. Can't do that very well when I can only get to her maybe once a week. My daughter offered to help me so a couple weeks ago we decide she's ready to move forward. As soon as she was asked for something different, she bolted again and did what she did with me. Angela tried her hardest to stay on her and seeing her come off scared the bijesus out of me. So we both decided to send her to someone to finish her for us. She goes on the 14th of June for 30 days and when she comes back I am going to take a week's holiday and ride her every day. Then I hope I will feel like I've accomplished something good. I overcame my prejudice at having someone else train my horse and I realize now when I've bitten off more than I can chew and hand over the reins to someone else. At least I'll be riding her come mid summer and that was my goal from the onset. I want to be able to enjoy my later years from my two feet not from a wheel chair. Hapy trails everyone.


GoLightly said...


Oh, I'm glad DVM is okay!

Congratulations on winning!

and congrats on admitting when you need help.
Everybody does!
Even the top professionals need help.
Have a great day, grey mare!

fernvalley01 said...

No shame in asking for help , I think Kate will do a great job for you.

CharlesCityCat said...

I sent my gelding Wizard to a professional trainer when he was having issues even though I have done some training in my day.

Sometimes, it is just the best thing to do all the way around. Nothing wrong with that.

Hope it all works out and you get back to enjoying your mare.

greymare said...

Thanks all for your encouragement. I feel so much better.

nccatnip said...

heck, I would not have even tried. I can barely fall off properly as it is. But I keep practicing.

GoLightly said...

(cough,cough,wonder where the next post is?)

I can cough louder, but I am very polite.

Right now.

GoLightly said...


Oh, sorry, frog in my throat..

fernvalley01 said...

Helloo? are you still out there? Any grad photos? of the lovely Miss Cara?