Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wettest spring EVER.

The other day someone asked me if I blog a lot. Lately every blog would pretty much read "it rained today" thrown in with a little "I cleaned Jasper's stall" and "I let him run around in the muddy outdoor arena". This week I could have added "hurricane force arctic wind is fun". Riveting, I know.

BUT, this Saturday might be blog worthy! A pony club is offering their arena for a jumping practice day. Ground poles on up. You pay $10 and then $2 a round. The question is, am I crazy to take a horse I haven't ridden all spring to this? Maybe. But it's in an indoor arena, and I figure at least I can actually ride! Maybe we'll just do lots of trot pole and crossbar rounds. It's not judged or anything.

One of my friends from high school just got a new horse and she wants to go so yesterday we hooked up her Suburban to my trailer and filled up the tires. I also took a look at Jasper's mane:

And realized how horribly out of control it is. It's super thick and grows equally on both sides. I really didn't feel like pulling it (especially in rain and wind) so I took thinning shears and chopped it off. There is a reason you should NEVER DO THIS. Think cross between a Thelwell's pony and a Norwegian Fjord. Yeah. Do I care enough to fix it? Probably not. Not until I actually have to put it in braids.

This could be fun!


allhorsestuff said...

HAHAHA!!! THAT is a metal photograph! Yea, I tried that thinning shear thing once..had to bring some goo from the salon to make it all stay down! Since i am not planning on clinics anytime soon..mine looks the way Jaspers did still...even though we had a teeth float Monday!

Yea...not been riding too much, Snowing here on and off with that arctic cold too. The flu kicked my butt and that is worthy of waiting too.

HAVE A BLAST! Can't wait to hear(maybe see) more too!

allhorsestuff said...

Ooops.."mental picture"

Anonymous said...

Megan, I believe it's an outdoor arena this time. There's lots of Pony Club members attending so I don't know it'll be inside. But, great warm up area.

Albigears said...

There is just not enough goo in the world.

Geez, let's hope for sun. Or not sun, as long as there's no rain. Or hail. Or snow. That little indoor is gonna be a total circus.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Megan. It won't be too bad. I've ridden in there with like twenty people before. Just yell reverse or something and everyone will be looking out. ??

achieve1dream said...

Will you be taking someone who can take pictures (I hope)? :D It sounds like fun. What kind of horse did your friend get?

Megan said...

Glad I'm not the only one with a hairy, muddy pony. This spring has been ridiculous! I feel terrible about how little I've been doing with the ponies this year. Lucky you to have an opportunity for a schooling show! Good luck and have fun.