Thursday, July 15, 2010

Me and Johnny

A few posts back I mentioned that my POA (Pony of America) was going to spend the summer over in my neighbor's pasture.  Johnny Reb has been enjoying himself and has been putting on some good weight which he needed. Last night I actually took my first official ride with him all saddled up and me with a crash helmet.  Johnny has been doing very well and I am getting much better on my reining which Johnny is pleased with as I send too many mixed signals, hence a few contacts with tree branches:) 

My neighbor, however, has gotten bit by the horse bug and has acquired 2 new horses!  Johnny is quite pleased with his new friends .

This is Gracie Lou.  She is a 6 yr old Palomino, Paso Fino cross.  She is quite a character and loves attention.  My neighbor also got a 15 yr gelded Paso Fino named Tango who was being camera shy.   There is going to be a lot of riding this summer which I am excited about.  Of course, this horse riding stuff does get expensive!!!  I am becoming quite a frequent buyer at the local tack shop.....good grief, I can't go riding looking like I don't know what I am doing!!  All my tack is centered around the color purple as it is universal for Johnny and the minis':)

Tuesday morning I was up early and to my surprise there was quite the fog cover!  I snapped this picture about 6:45 am and within 45 minutes the fog had lifted and I swear the temperature jumped 20 degrees! 
This is turning out to be one of the warmest summers I can remember in years.  Next week the temps are all projected to be above 85 degrees and hitting 90's by the end of the week.  I am thinking that stocking the barn with hay could be quite sticky..........


Susan said...

How exciting. Now one of us needs a trailer so we can go riding together :) Give Dix a hug.

kristi said...

Hey it is so good to hear from you!! Dixie is doing great and is always busy:) I am seeking out all the neighbors who have LOTS more property around here to go trail riding as those trailers are a bit expensive as you know. Dixie is going to see her groomer next week;)

Shula said...

He's looking good. I love to shop for horse things. My friend is buying her first horse soon and takes me shopping with her for advice. I have my first horse show coming up in August so I've done some shopping for my own for that :)

Kim said...

Love the pics, especially the one of the barnyard in the fog!