Monday, March 28, 2016

Next update!  Kylie and I have been doing some gaming and became members of the Kootenai County Saddle Club.  They have several playdays a year and it is fairly inexpensive to ride in.  We mainly do it for fun.  I have not ridden Koda in the actual play days but have taken him there for exposure.  Hoping to get some training going in the next few weeks and get him out there.

Kylie loves to game on Cedar.  They are teaching each other it is not always about speed but control.  It has been a great lesson for her and they did well last year.  I think this year they will be even better.

Other then that life is sort of a mess but working on getting it all together.  In the middle of a divorce after 19 years, not real messy but still a divorce.  I moved to Spokane but the horses are still at the house for now. That way Kylie and I can still ride and do that together.  She has one more year in school, then we will figure it out from there.  I am in a much better place in life then I was.  Attitude, stress, all of it is 100X better.  So we will go from here :)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Amazing how time flies by and you forget about things, like this blog.

Life has tremendously changed since the last time I was on here.  As for the horses, the fall of 2014 I unfortunately had to put Willow (who's hock exploded basically), and Autumn (pinched nerve in her back) down.  One of the worst days of my life.  In the mean time I had been trail riding Grace.  I was at my heaviest weight ever and I started having the chiropractor out for her and she was always out.  The combination of her lanky issues and my weight just did not mix.

Spring of 2015 I decided to sell Grace and bought Koda.  An 8 year old paint that I had loved for a very long time.  Long story short Grace did not work at her new home so she came back, for a time.  We will be working with Koda as we did not have a great year last year, but it can all be worked out.  The first ride on him he bucked, lol.  The first big trail ride he ran me over and stepped on my leg.  2015 was just not quite my year.  Grace is now in a new home over by Seattle as a lesson horse for little kids, great place for her.  Flat work and light riders.

In the mean time Kylie had taken a liking to my friend Sam's horse Cedar.  They connected so well that Cedar is now Kylie's horse.

The rest of the story later.....