Monday, 31 December 2018

Sophie Update


I kind of lost my mojo this past month, despite having an excellent sunshiney vacation to lift my spirits. I've got some 2019 goals I'm pondering, but for now here's another monthly pony recap.

The ponies took a bit of a back burner to just looking after myself, but we still did have some fun days I've neglected to blog about. Here's a few pictures of what Sophie and I were up to in December:




She still comes as soon as she sees me. Even though I know it's likely in a search for treats, the kid inside me loves it more than anything.
She's packing a saddle and bridle regularly right now. She also measures 14.1hh now - I can almost imagine myself riding her next summer!
Except on the days she's too filthy to deal with it.
Which, given our wet winter weather, is about 50% of the time.

To further foil my grooming attempts, she's learned how to untie herself
I clipped her beard off, she perfected her mare side eye
Despite "torturing" her with tack fitting, clipping, gallons of waterless shampoo, and multiple off property walks, she still waits at the gate for me every afternoon.
She made a new old friend
Managed to pull off being simultaneously awkward and fancy (and filthy, yet again):

Has a very solid grasp of walk, trot, canter transitions using verbal cues now

Continued to surprise me with her work ethic (Trying to get me to bring her into the barn here, lol)

And was just generally a very happy and fun presence in our lives.

Such a good girl






11 comments:

  1. I am so looking forward to you starting her. When do you plan to start her next summer you say? Happy New Year!

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    1. Id like to back her very lightly early next summer (she'll be 3 then) and aim for some short trail rides later in the year. I'd hope to have her W/T/C and out at her first schooling shows the following summer as a 4 year old. All depending on how she matures physically and mentally, of course!

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  2. She is a lovely baby. I can’t wait for your adventures this year.

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  3. Please please please tell me about this waterless shampoo! Does it actually work? and and and..ok I'll shut up. Please tell me about this waterless shampoo!: )

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    1. It works! Really! I'll do a review post - I've tried a few. Miracle Coat Waterless Horse Shampoo is my favorite.

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  4. Love this <3
    Glad you are taking time for yourself, you DO deserve it :)

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    1. :) Thank you. It was very much needed.

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  5. She’s so adorable and I can’t wait to hear more about your continued adventures this year :)

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    1. I'm so excited to see what the year brings for us

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