Saturday, 12 April 2008

A Day of firsts

This morning we had a great ride. Warm up was a quick walk/trot down the road and back. We met two trucks whilst out, one had very loud air brakes but he slowed right down for us so rather have him pass us, since we were close to home, we trotted on up the road and up the driveway. Then we had a wee canter up the race and into the 'jumping' paddock where we had our very first jump together. OK, so I use the term 'jump' very loosely - the 'jump' in question being around 20cm off the ground, haha! But we have to start somewhere and he is only three so it was really just to see what he thought about the whole thing. What did he think? HE LOVED IT of course!

Reilly just fills me with confidence - it seems crazy to say this about a three year old who has only been broken in a few weeks but his attitude and brain just astound me. He learns so fast and he is so keen to be ridden he races me up the fenceline when I go out to catch him every day.

Nick was kind enough to take some pix of us this morning and I have included a collection of them for the blog:

Canter up the race

Trot up the road

Our 1st jump

Our 2nd jump


Jump No. 3!

Another landing!

My pretty boy!

Thx Reilly!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

TF Hipster - Rest in Peace my Beautiful Girl

This should not be happening, we should not be saying good bye so soon. I fell in love with you the instant I saw you five and a half years ago when you were born and my love for you just grew from that moment - now I am losing you and it feels so wrong, so unfair, so devastating.

At 9.20 am this morning you were released from pain and discomfort and I am aching for losing you. I will always miss you and now, buried on a hilltop overlooking the willows, will forever lie a little piece of my heart. My life is the richer for having you in it. Rest in peace sweet and gentle equine angel, may your long beautiful legs gallop through the clover filled fields in heaven. I cannot wait to see you again but until then, I will carry the many happy memories I have of you in my heart.

TF Hipster - November 5th 2002 ~ April 9th 2008

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Kenzie and Meg - Hanging out together

Last week I put Bados and Kenzie in with the main herd of horses. It was a complete non-event (thankfully, I always get nervous though!) - Today I took my camera out with me when I did my morning chores and got a cute pic of Big sister Meg and Little sister Kenzie, which I thought was blogworthy.