Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pony visits

Went up to the barn last night but didn't ride. I guess I could have, but nobody would've been down in the barn (just up in the house) while I did and with there having been a riding accident this past weekend there, I'm feeling a little leery of riding alone right now, despite that I have yet to find anything to make Kieran really spook. So I just took some stuff up with me and paid for board and lessons for the month.

Kieran now has a shiny new halter, and a himalayan salt like we'll see if he likes (I've been feeling like maybe some of his urge to taste everything might be related to a mineral deficiency or something and figure the salt lick can't hurt, plus might keep him occupied in his stall instead of spending time spreading his poop around), and the barn has shiny new leadropes. I also got some new hinged stirrups (that are HEAVY) so we'll have to see how they go.

Anyway, after I put his stuff away and chatted with the folks up there (and tidied up his messy stall), I went out to the pasture to visit my pony (ginger snaps in hand). I just know he was wondering why I came out to give him cookies but didn't bring him in to do anything. I figure it can't hurt to go out sometimes and not make him come in to work. I really don't want him to associate me with only that. *shrug* I do feel like I should have ridden, though, because I'm not going to be able to get up there again before Monday. Bleh.

Still, it was nice to walk out in the moonlight and visit my sleepy pony and pet his quickly-growing-thicker coat. :)


SprinklerBandit said...

Oh, new stuff! I love new horse stuff.

Once I went out in Izzy's pasture just to do something menial that didn't involve her, and it drove her nuts. She likes being the center of my attention.

Southern Lady said...

Analise, thank you for your sweet note about my "Halloween Tour of Vicksburg" post. I'm so glad it led me to your "Adventures in Horse-dom."

Kieran is beautiful, and I enjoyed your sweet story about sharing time with your pony in the moonlight.

I look forward to reading more of your stories about your horses and will be back to visit again soon.



Analise said...


Yeah, new stuff is fun. I just got a new stall sign in the mail today that I can't wait to take up there. It's one somebody burned into wood for me and nobody else at the barn has one like it. ;)

Southern Lady,

You're very welcome! I wish my posts sounded more like actual stories and not just, "and then I did this and this and this and that". Of course if I put more effort into them, maybe they would. I aspire to make my posts sound more like . She writes some pretty compelling stuff!