Archive for the ‘OTTB’ Category

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

This saddle hunt is making me insane and that’s putting it mildly. My girl is hard to fit which is making this process harder. I’m not made of money which is making it doubley as frustrating. Of course everything over a few grand fits her and fits her well, everything under.. nope. The boyfriend took […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Since I do not have a saddle that fits my girl yet, we are going back to square one. The lunge line. I’m going to be very aggressive with the ground work with my filly. She needs it and I think I do to. So after about a week off from horse land, a landslide […]

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

I like all job titles with the word “master” in them. Master Of Whiskey being my favorite, though this time my brush with a “master” title, was a master saddler.  When my saddler asked me “what is the plan” I told him we were starting from scratch. So we started off with him examining my […]

Tough Day

Apr
2012
02

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

Its started out good and went well for a while, when it took the bad turn it was a landslide. Defeated is the word id use to describe how I feel today and I’ve only felt this way with my pretty pony when I was  dealing with the hoof abscess after the time she kicked […]

Happy Trails

Mar
2012
29

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

It was a beautiful day even though a thunder storm was predicted, it wasn’t expect for quite some time and the sun was bright and shinny. I thought it would be a good day to introduce Miss Jezebel to the trail. She loves to look out towards the trail and the tree line whenever we […]

Saddle Sore

Mar
2012
21

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

I own a rather nice saddle. It’s a Lovatt and Ricketts close contact. I used it on my previous horse for years. I bought it off a women who had barely used it, she was focusing on dressage and didn’t need it. She was also going though a divorce and looking to make some fast […]

Mud Hole

Mar
2012
20

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I’ve been told by After The Races the rescue and rehabilitation group I got Jezebel Though that she was a very clean horse, that she pretty much never rolled and all the months she was with them, they never saw her dirty. She continued this for quite some time … until the other day. As […]

Halt who goes there

Mar
2012
18

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Training

I’ve been starting slow with riding my ex racer. I spent the first couple weeks just getting to know her and letting her get to know me. Of course I had the hoof abscess to help me along with that. My adorable filly’s manners were some what lacking. I chalked that up to a few […]

posted by on Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Oh the wash stall. No anything but the wash stall! Its really not that bad but hey it ain’t that good. At my barn the wash stall is the hub of activity. It’s used for vet visits, farrier visits, tacking up and it kinda feels like the kitchen at a dinner party, the place where […]

HBO Shuts down Luck

Mar
2012
15

posted by on OTTB

I’m not anti horse racing. I go the the track once in a while, I watch racing on TV more then most people, I love thoroughbreds. Their speed, heart and power and never thought I’d own one of my own. I am however happy as all hell that HBO finally shut down their production of […]