Archive for the ‘OTTB’ Category

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

My girl got a stone bruise its taken a couple weeks to heal. Granted i am giving her extra time off because because i’m a little paranoid about it manifesting into a abscess (dodged a bullet on that one) while this resting of the bruised foot was occurring a semi private pasture became available. One […]

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

It’s been a long time since I’ve written and not because nothing is happening. With work, and the bitter terrible winter cold (Yes, I’m being dramatic) I’ve been unmotivated to write. So an update is in order. Jezebel is wonderful and just as pretty as ever.  Over the fall we had a really bad case […]

Let The Games Begin

Oct
2012
15

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

The horse farm where my pretty pony lives is a boarders only barn. This means that there are no school horses, lessons don’t have the right away and every one has equal access to the facilities. Most people are pleasure riders, with a few eventers, a few judge trail riders and a couple of show […]

Tag-A-Long

Oct
2012
03

posted by on Life with Jezebel, Off Farm, OTTB

The opportunity came up to take my girl off farm. A new girl at my barn is a show rider. By girl I mean shes 12. She;s my new buddy at the barn, we hang out, compare our taste in bright pink tack and talk horses and school. She reminds me of my sister who […]

Big Boned

Sep
2012
21

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

My horse is fat! First my barn manager mentions she thinks shes getting fat, then another boarder who is also a vet said and I quote “wow she sure lost her race horse physique” so yeah shes off the hay stretcher now, cuz yanno… fat. Fat and happy though… she’s a very happy horse.

Man Down!

Aug
2012
16

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

It started out like any other day, my pony was a little more excitable then normal. In fact she was a lot more excitable then normal. One of the guys that works on my farm told me that my girl was acting “different” I asked him what did he mean different? He responded “well that’s […]

Body Snatcher

Aug
2012
14

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Saddles and tack, Training

I swear my horse has been replaced by aliens. Shes a body snatcher horse. Ive been riding her every day for 45 minutes plus and she been awesome. Shes being thinking and trying real hard to do everything I ask of her. Also after our first training session with my new trainer shes been very […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

It’s been 2 days now of serious ridding for me and Jezebel. Lots of rising trot and many, many circles. The Barn has been very quiet in the afternoons and I’ve been taking advantage of it and getting down to actual work. Jezebel is doing amazingly well for a horse that has had limited time […]

Whos horse is this?

Aug
2012
03

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

The rain rot is getting better and it doesn’t hurt to touch her in her ichy spots so I started to work her again. It’s Africa hot these days so “working” my horse consists of 20 minutes of lunging and yet another attempt to get my girl comfortable in the was stall (which is super […]

Hissy Fit

Jul
2012
31

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

She’s got rain rot, or rain scald or whatever you want to call it. I’m going with rain rot because its rotten to deal with. She’s not the only one in my barn with it there are several. This weather isn’t making it easy to deal with. The patches on her back and hips are […]