Sunday, 16 October 2011

A lively ride!

Rode Gandalf and Fina down to Tanya's today as they'll be staying with her whilst we're away. Had to take the Small Naughty One with us, and she wanted to do everything that Ali did.....

....jumping ditches

but she did draw the line at jumping the log on the TREC course from the other week. Fina tackled it somewhat faster than Ali was expecting, hence the expression!!

Love 'em!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Horse Agility

Have been investigating doing some online agility competitions, the International Horse Agility Club runs them on their site here: ... ility.html

Lots of it is what we do for TREC and Label Loisir anyway, and as an added bonus there are no turnout marks!!! Bit disappointed to only finish 6th in the Interdressage Happy Hacker class, largely due to low marks for turnout, especially as I was the only one to actually do some hacking in my video.......

Anyway, had a practise session with Sky today, she surprised me by refusing to go under a curtain to begin with, she couldn't work out how to get her head under it.....

Eventually she decided to go under, but really rushed, she obviously wasn't happy about it. So we did it again, and again and again until she was happy to walk calmly through

The flag posed fewer problems...

...and the ball none at all!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Cowgirl Ali

As Ali didn't want Kinna to be left out, we did her photo for the calendar yesterday.
She was very good, didn't mind the (rather heavy) Western saddle at all. I even dug out an old hackamore bridle to finish the look.

Kinna looked very small under all that....

Inevitably, Éowyn wanted a ride......
So that's both babies backed then, what shall we do next?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Spotty Indian Pony

Éowyn's turn for the calendar shoot today, thought Sky would look the part as an Indian pony. So she's an unbacked two year old, but that didn't matter!

Sky was better behaved than the child, unsurprisingly.......

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Anarchy in the.....south west of France?

So it's that time of year again, time to think about photos for our annual Horsetales Charity calendar. Some of us want to do the fancy dress theme again and for the Naughty Nordic Princess there is really only one look to go with her mane and her non conformist attitude:
All that work with fly spray desensitisation meant she didn't even mind being graffitied - unlike Aliénor who hated having her hair and makeup done, although she's got the moody punk expression nailed.......and wants to keep the studded belt!