I'm not in a happy place today, even tho' I have TWO new bras I bought over the weekend! Family stuff. bleah. Wears me the f*#! out.
A rock hit my windshield on the way into work today so I called the auto glass place to fix the divot before it spreads and cracks all across my field o' vision. It is sunny and it will be low 70s today. At least I'll get out over lunch and get some sunshine on my shrivelled, pasty skin!
Also makes me think I will get to ride my horses tonight which always puts my funny little noggin back in the right place.
Oh - I almost forgot! Speakin' of....
Rosso? The young thoroughbred I brought home for free a couple years ago? He is a bit of a spaz. I've worked him through A LOT.
Now he will stand politely for the farrier vs. slamming his foot down and leaping 6' backwards. He can go out in the pasture to graze like a normal animal vs. running full speed through the fence - not once but twice. He loads in and out of the trailer without being a complete butthead. He stands tied vs. throwing himself backward, breaking the lead rope and falling ass over tea kettle. He lunges nicely now, fully tacked, in both directions vs. the picture over to the left. This winter I had him going really well under saddle too!
Only now that he is stronger and gaining weight, he thinks he is pretty hot shit. Too hot in fact to work. He thinks maybe he should have a fan club and groupies vs. the whole 'working for a living' concept. He's been a big pill under saddle this spring and he's been trying to bully me with some pretty naughty things. Bolting and bucking... not so much fun. I don't think I bounce so well anymore should I come off AND I don't want Rosso thinking he could dump me if he decides he wants to.
I know that I could get through it with a lot of work and help from my trainer. My trainer has much more faith in my seat than I do. She thinks I'd stay on just fine. I'm not so sure.
However, my mare is going really well and I'm getting her ready to show this summer. I don't want to take up lesson time working on the naughty things with the baby horse, I want to continue working on the cool, fun, new things I'm learning with my mare who isn't trying to unload me.
Not that I don't want to put time into my lovely, young butthead, however, I'd really rather skip the scary drama of his "I don't WANNA" antics.
I'm taking him to a trainer up the road for help. I'm really excited about this actually. Anthony comes recommended by the woman I ride and train with. (She can't take Rosso cuz she is up to her eyeballs in horses right now) I know other people that have taken their young horses to Anthony with nice results and the BEST part is that Anthony is all about hands on.
I talked to him and told him I'd really like to watch what he is doing, learn from him and have sort of an intensive "what to do with your naughty, naughty baby horse" camp. Anthony is all over that and says he has no problems with me watching, learning and being as hands on as I want. I hope it will really increase my knowledge, confidence and know how when it comes to Baby Rosso.
Since Rosso is already broke to ride, Anthony thinks 2 full weeks vs. 30 days will be enough to get a new and respectful attitude from Rosso. I can take over and begin having fun with him again vs. all the drama.
That, and, errmmm, Anthony is built like a friggin' brick house (I know you know that song...)and is awfully easy on the eyes. Did I mention he's an Aussie with a lovely Aussie accent and he keeps calling me mate?
No. Really, Furry Husband. I'm going there to improve my HORSE skills.
Can I help it if the scenery doesn't suck?