Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Battle Hill XC Fun!

Today I hitched a lift with Rachael and Louisa to Battle Hill to go to the practice day. I was able to catch up with Kim and Reilly while I was there which was awesome! You would never know that Reilly had scared us all half to death only a couple of weeks ago with a nasty fall in the paddock which resulted in a very sore boy with a stake hole in his chest - the hole is completely healed (I had to hunt hard to actually find where it even was!) and he was absolutely loving his day out on the XC. Louisa also had Danny and Syd (Syd playing Schoolmaster for the day as Danny is only very freshly under saddle and it was his very first outing in public) and both horses equipped themselves wonderfully. It was a great day out and even the small overheating incident on the way home could not dampen everyone's enthusiasm.

When is the next outing folks?, I am keen! Will have to get on a horse myself one of these days too I s'pose!

Here are some of my favourite pix from today:

Reilly goes BOING!
Reilly and the Rolltop
Reilly - Out of the water
 Getting Syd ready
 Syd and Danny strolling
 Syd over the rolltop
 Danny's first jump
 Syd and the log

 Be careful now Syd
 Danny being so brave
 Yehar Danny!
 Danny - Now we're talkin'

 Syd and Rachael flying

 Water babies
 Reilly working on his XC canter

 Reilly over the raised log
 Reilly through the water
 Banks are no trouble for Reilly
 Reilly - Through the stockyards


Reilly and Kim on the bank complex:

Sorry Rachael ...

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Brennan and Louisa at Rei-Huia

Just home from taking Brennan down to Louisa's place for his first wee jumping session there. Gosh what a little star he is! Didn't bat an eyelid at any of the show jumps which included some fillers, a liverpool with tarp underneath and painted planks. He was a bit shouty when we left him in the yards to contemplate his navel after first arriving (we had to take the newly painted poles and new jump stands and barrel cups down to the jumping paddock in my float) and he fidgeted being tacked up but he is a pony who likes to be doing stuff and tends to gets ants in his pants if he is made to stand around and wait - He is going to have to get over that!!!

Here are the photos from the outing - Isn't he just the cutest thing?!

 Warming up

 They have an audience

 And they're away jumping!


 Liverpool height popped up for last jump
All done

Good boy B xxx (and thanks heaps Louisa!!!)