Fall Riding

Fall Riding
Indy & Me trail riding in Howell Twp. - Nov. 2010

Friday, July 29, 2011

Emma & Hezzie, and Deer

Last week we had a new trail rider with us. Her name is Emma and she is around 15 years old and rides Hezzie. She rode with me one night, and then joined me and Ival. Indy actually didn't mind leading but he prefers it when Clover leads. When Clover goes, he follows and her speed is faster than him. Let's look at the word, "Deer". Indy and Hezzie like deer. Clover does not. Indy has a herd of 5-6 each night that graze in his field with him, so no wonder deer do not bother him. Last week on the trail a doe was looking at all 3 of the horses. Ival tried to turn Clover's head but she did a little spook dance. Real quick. Indy did a little spook dance too, only because Clover did it. I am sure Indy then said to her, "C'mon Clover, it's only a deer!"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Post #1

Since it is very hot day here in Jersey (100 degrees), and no trail riding for the last 3 days, this is a start for my blog. Indy is my Standardbred horse and we love to trail ride. We do some horse shows but limit it to Halter & Showmanship classes. We are a great team, but belong riding and racing through the trails. May I add that he has great conformation for Halter classes & Indy loves to show off, but after those classes, he is looking for the trailer to go home. We trail ride a lot with our good friends, Ival and her Standardbred, Clover. We ride through our hidden trails belonging to Howell Twp. Indy and I also go out by ourselves in the the cool weather and we ride 2 miles to Tullo's harness racing farm. Here we bring our trot up to speed on the track, and also visit our friends: Carol, Anna, & Nick, in the barns.

We did a judged trail competition this Spring. Everyone else went in groups, but Indy & I were alone. I didn't expect much since when we did it 2 years ago, we had some issues with the obstacles. This year, it was a long 8 miles, very warm, and he wasn't in his best shape coming from the winter months out with a hock issue . BUT, he did the course like he did when he was a harness racer....he gave it his all. Out of 36 riders (& their horses), we earned 12th!

So......this is now my blog, and I will add our adventures as they happen.