I just thought I'd write a quick update for you all. All of mine are well, although Duchess doesnt like the heat or the flies much and prefers to be inside and not ridden thank you very much. I'm indulging her as I think she deserves her comfort.
I'm concentrating on Werner at the moment, and he's doing great! I had a lady come to view him as a possible share on Sunday and she really liked him. Shes English and spends a week- 10 days of every month in Ireland and wants a horse to ride while shes here. She competes in affiliated dressage (yay!). She really took a shine to him so I'm hoping she might take him on. It would help me big time with the costs.
I'm loving schooling Werner right now. He responds so well, and I think with any sort of good work could do a nice dressage test. He was napping slightly (very slightly) in the arena, but we havent had a major row, and he seems to have given up. I was going to bring him to a show this weekend but changed my mind. If I'm going to compete him, I want to do him justice by at least having him well schooled for it. I'd like to do some show hunter classes with him next year, and I think we could do well.
Milly is backed and riding now. I'm going to see her on Friday and am considering what to do with her. The fact is.. I just cant afford three horses. I can barely keep the two. If the share worked out, I could keep her here until October to do some light work with her, and then maybe send her back to my fathers farm for the winter with Duchess... but... I want to hunt Duchess and wibble slightly at the thought of taking Werner out hunting.
To do right by my youngsters I should be working both of them over the summer. The trainer informed me that Milly is rather sharp. I want to do a bit of work with her this summer, turn her away and sell her in the spring and keep Werner. Of course my plan changes every 2 seconds.
Duchess is being hidden from my Dad so he doesnt get any more notions to send her to the stallion. He has no idea of the kind of money I need to put in to keep these horses going
Anyway I'm sure some of you wonder what they look like (and some of you are sick of seeing these pics)
Werner (stamping at a silly fly!)
and Duch (with the lovely Rips aboard)