Friday, July 29, 2016

Pony has a ride.

I know I said I wasn't going to bring my horses back into work, but yesterday the weather cleared up for a little while and I still had a couple of hours before I had to end back to work so I thought what the hell, why not??
Goldrush is now back in work, I may regret this decision to not wait because now I've started he's going to be worked at least 3 times a week, more if the weather is good. Which probably is going to mean lots of upcoming rides in the rain and wind. Oh well it's not as if I'm not riding in it anyway. This morning the racehorses were ridden in strong winds, hectic rain and thunder and lightening and we all just had to harden up and do it.


My lil wild child Goldrush has been turned out for 4 months now. I was expecting him to be a little difficult at least but it was the complete opposite. He stood really nicely while I uncovered, did his feet, brushed and tacked him up.
I put him on a long lead to "let the crazies out" before I hopped on and he humped his back once then trotted out nicely. He stood for me to hop on and we had a nice ride. Trotted out down the looong as driveway and down the road for a few hundred meters and back. He tried baulking at some road cones, and a dog barking at us but some good positive riding kept him trotting along happily. He wasn't even worried to be leaving his friends.

Was a good baby!! 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Well I'm still loving my crazy hectic job. Working with horses is something I've always dreamed of doing and now I'm actually doing it. Even though Im waking up at 3 am every morning, at the moment also in the middle of winter in the rain and wind and still looking forward to my day ahead.


Even in the crappy weather in the dark Im still loving the thrill of riding the racehorses round the track every morning and of course getting to ride on my favourites. My girl Art Deco (Road To Rock in the pictures below)  had a really good race the day after those pictures were taken winning by 16 lengths. I was just finished my ride on her in the photos and giving her a bath before her race. Thanks mummy for the photos Nd coming to watch me ride :) Art Deco is now turned out enjoying a well deserved break.




My ponies (and horse) are doing really well at their new grazing even though they insist on making me walk down this massive hill every day to feed and see them. When this bout of crappy weather is over riding will be all go with them so watch this space.


And of course my wonderful supportive boyfriend and I have been making heaps of great memories together. I love him <3 p="">

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New happenings!!

First up, sorry again for not posting in awhile!!! Life has been do busy recently but overall pretty good.
 

I've also been thinking of making another more personal blog but ivery decided to just make this blog a bit of both, but will still be 90% about my horses.
After all horses are my life!!


Exciting news.... I found grazing for my 3 horses (my little sister is leasing Poppy) up here. So instead of driving 45 minutes each way to see them they are now 5 minutes away from me. Literally on my way to work.


A huge thank you to my boss who drove his truck down and helped me move them!! Sophie and Spud loaded and travelled like old pros as usual. Goldrush who has only ever been on a horse float once and never a truck surprised me by walking straight on after the tiniest hesitation. So proud of my little baby!!!
Also to finish here is a couple of photos of me and my work mate Stevie galloping a couple of our young pretrainers yesterday.







Friday, June 17, 2016

The love of horses.


When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, 
and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine...you know you are loved."


Been going through some really rough personal stuff lately. Aside from my amazing supportive family and the few true friends that stuck around and my boyfriend...


Horses are the one solid, love of my life. At work every morning at 4 am the nicker of my favourite mare, never fails to make me smile. She's a special horse and goes so well for me when I work her in the morning. Even in the rush of work to get everything done I always make time to give her scratches and cuddles and if I do have spare time, it's so nice to hug her neck and feel her sweet horse breath. She is such a sweetheart and doesn't tolerate anyone else the way she does for me. I have such a soft spot for her....


Also I just love this picture of me and my baby girl Poppy, especially with the mountain in the background. 


Theres just something special about the horse. There's just something so free and calming about them. I don't know how people could live without the love of a horse.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Injury...

So the other day at work, I was up on the concrete wall of the cross ties about to mount the young horse I was riding. And in typical me fashion, I slipped and split my head on the way down on the corner of the wall.

You can see my dressing in this photo taken at my brothers birthday last night.

After getting patched up at the hospital it was back to work again in the afternoon. No rest for the wicked!! Lol