Archive for the ‘OTTB’ Category

posted by on Off Farm, OTTB

It was going to be hot out but i was determined to go watch the Totally Thoroughbred horse show which is in its 3rd year and held at Plimlico Racetrack. Hundreds of OTTB’s in classes from lead-line to jumpers held at a race track. What could go wrong? Heh. First off this is a big […]

Jumping beans!

Jul
2014
12

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Jump training has started. Circe was up first with Michelle on board. After her normal flat work, Michelle decided to take Circe over a few cross rails and a couple of little jumps to see how she did. Circe loves to jump! Who knew!? Shes a careful jumper with scope to go higher then the […]

One month in

Jul
2014
01

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Everything is coming together. The horses are loving the new place and so am I. Its quiet and beautiful and even though there are quite a few horses on the property, because its so big it feels much more quiet. A month in and they are both really doing well. Both ponies are being ridden […]

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

The text I got was glowing Sammy (new trainer) rode both girls and they both did great. Circe’s didn’t call out to the other horses (a habit were working on to stop) and after her work in the indoor arena she was ridden around the property. That means around the pond, to the upper barn […]

How it all works

Jun
2014
16

posted by on Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

The girls are being ridden all the time now. They have an actual schedule. It has only been half a month and 2 little weeks into the move the girls are digging in and getting to work. Sunday: Michelle – Monday: Me – Tuesday: Sammy – Wednesday: Michelle  – Thursday: Me – Friday: Sammy – […]

No steps backwards

Jun
2014
07

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I put the girls to work only after a few days off to get settled. They have both been ridden by Michelle and now Sammy the new trainer and they both did great. Jez did try to rear with Sammy but she gives enough warning that she rode her though it and Sammy doesn’t think […]

New things

Jun
2014
05

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

It was both horses first day working with Michelle at the new place. The new trainer was going to be there as well so her and Michelle could get on the same page and all that jazz. I was both nervous and excited. We moved in last Sat i gave the girls Sunday off and […]

New home

Jun
2014
03

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Just settling in to the new place                                        

Devistation

May
2014
25

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Jezebel is still rearing. Second time under saddle with ground work first then a short walk only ride. Well that was the plan anyways. While she was stopped in the center of the ring on a relaxed loose rein and for no reason whatsoever out of the blue, she first baby reared and then when […]

The girls

May
2014
17

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Jez’s second time over at the ring went well. She seemed happy to be working and eagerly walked over all the jumps that were left set up in the ring. She also listened on the lunge and all though she was interested in looking around she was paying attention and not too distracted. Circe also […]