Monday, 20 April 2015

Rolling Along

Since our last update, Midge has been out for a long trail ride, as well as a short ride to the ring with a buddy yesterday. She also had a couple of well deserved days off!


I notice we're still struggling a bit with sharing the ring. It's not dramatic or bad, but she's constantly monitoring where the other horse(s) are, and like the jumps, there's a definite pony magnet effect happening. Hopefully our clinic next weekend (in a group setting) will prove useful helping with that or at a minimum give us more miles with other horses in the arena. I'm planning to ride in the day ahead and camp out, then ride home the day after. That's a few miles for the baby pony so she'll have a pretty relaxed schedule this week. She'll have today off, then I have my regular lesson tomorrow then will give her Wed/Thurs off to charge up the batteries! Ginger may have to get called back into service lol.

Overall though, I'm still super pleased with little Midge - she's way more consistent, and these days it all feels way less green than it has been.

In other news, I have a potential job lined up in a nearby town. It would mean more big changes, but it is a good compromise - I can keep my 'real' career and come home weekends and holidays. G could visit me on his days off. To keep it horse related, the area has a couple of excellent coaches and boarding options, and coincidentally hosts the show series I was going to travel to this summer. Obviously, I'd rather stay home but I'm not getting many hours at the job I'm at. We're OK with that, but I do love being financially independent and am easily bored if I'm not working.  I think I'll be happy whichever way it works out, but if I'm honest I'd really prefer to stay home and somehow magic up some more hours delivering the mail! :)

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the job and good luck with clinic!

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  2. interesting news on the job front - i hope it all plays out well for you! glad Ms Bridget is doing well too. maybe some of your trail riding friends can be convinced to meet you over at the ring one day too haha

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    1. Ha ha, unlikely, but maybe if I tempt them with a fun trail course? :)

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  3. Best of luck with the job front boredom is never a good thing, leaves too much time for mind games. I am so glad to hear that Bridget is doing so well with you, hacking to clinic sounds awesome, it is so great to have a pocket pony with which to do that

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    1. I feel very lucky! Yes, I am one of those people who needs to keep my mind very, very busy :)

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    1. It's crazy how suddenly it's happening!

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  5. Congratulations on the job opportunity!! Midge is liking GOOD :)

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