Friday, December 31, 2010

Officially mine. YAY!

Amber mare is officially mine now. Today I pulled half her mane, and decided it was thin enough to cheat and...dun dun dun...cut it. But it looks good. I banged her tail and lightly trimmed the top of the dock and I am SO glad I did. The banged tail looks beautiful on her.

The short mane and banged tail make her took taller and it compliments her features. I also cut her a bridle path. I oiled, polished and shined her.

I bet she'll roll in the mud.

But that's okay. I love her anyway.

Andrea's picking us up tomorrow, and we will be going to our new home. I'm excited! I hope she settles in well and likes it.

Right now she is getting no grain, 24/7 free choice hay.

I see a little bit of a hay belly there, but I am not keen to change her diet until I see how she changes with regular work. I am very pro-forage!

Anyway, I think she looks fantastic. Save the mohawk. Gotta keep it banded. LOL.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Amber's Blog

As I said I would, I'm not going to continue writing on Jack's old blog about my riding. We had our issues, but I loved that pony, and he will always hold a special place in my heart. That blog will be left up as a tribute to him and our adventures together.

And I'm not going to continue to write on the temporary blog about Amber either. So here we are on Amber's new blog. Named so not because I believe Amber has chestnut mare syndrome, but because I think *I* do. I'm desperately in love with my little girl. ;)

What was it, a little less than a year ago I was talking about buying a horse? If I'm not mistaken; I was talking about trying to do it by the end of the year. Well, gee, I did what I said I'd do. And I am financially stable enough to do so. Life is good.

I swear, I feel a stronger bond with this mare than any other horse I've ever had. And that includes Gulliver and Jack, and god knows I loved those two. I don't know what it is, I just feel so natural. When I'm with her, when I'm riding her. I have trusted her from the moment I met her. That hasn't happened since my fear issues developed. This is fate.