Archive for the ‘OTTB’ Category

At Long Last

Jul
2012
19

posted by on OTTB, Saddles and tack

It finally happened, I finally got a saddle that fits my pretty filly! Okay it was during a power outage for all of my regain and me, the boyfriend and the dog were all living in a hotel with AC until our (and hundreds of thousands of others) power was restored. It was also in […]

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

A saddle may soon be in my future. I have an appointment next weekend with Dover to come on down to my barn and try saddles on my pretty filly. I have very high hopes that this will be it, that I will get a good fitting saddle and actually begin to ride my horse. […]

Africa Hot

Jun
2012
21

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Its hot. It’s not just hot it’s Africa hot. The heat index makes the 99 degree heat feel like 199 degrees. At least to my southern California Sensibilities. Because it was predicted to be so hot, I decided to head to the barn and spend some time cooling down my pretty filly. I stopped off […]

Pennsylvania

Jun
2012
17

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I spent the day in PA at After The Races. The lovely farm I adopted my adorable filly from. It was really nice to hang out with them, they are good folks doing good things with rehabbing and re-homing Thoroughbreds. They have a slew of great horses all in different stages. Some recovering from injuries, […]

Its hot!

Jun
2012
11

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

This east coast weather thing is crazy. I come from southern California I’m used to hot, I can handle hot. I am however having trouble with this humidity thing. Egads this isn’t hot, this is torture! It’s hot enough that the horses are in during the day and out at night now. My filly has […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I’ve been take a little break from writing as I sliced open my hand pretty bad getting into a fight with the food processor and subsequent infection and course of antibiotics (ack!) Nine finger typing makes things a little more difficult.  Jezebel is much better though, her hoof seems to be healed and I am […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I am learning more about hoof abscess then I ever thought I would. My filly is still laid up with hers. I called in the vet last week to check her out since her abscess wants popping and she was pretty ouchy. My vet was able to find the track and pop it. Yay! however […]

Its back!

May
2012
04

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

When I went to get my pretty filly out of the back field the other day she was slow and sluggish. usually shes bouncy and happy the other day… not so much. At first I figured it was the heat. The sun was shinning hot and the humidity was high. I took her to the […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Ground work, ground work , ground work, that’s my new theme. Since I have no saddle at the moment I’m focusing on lunging my filly. I’ve taken to lunging her for 20 minutes a day trying to get her into a routine. I bring her in from the field, groom her, put on her splint […]

posted by on Book Review, OTTB, Training

After my really disappointing day a few weeks ago with my filly I decided to read some books. Its something I do a lot. When I get stuck anywhere in life I find a book on the subject, often I find many books on the subject and read and absorb and read and absorb. It’s […]