Monday, February 17, 2014

Settled and Schooling

Took advantage of a relatively un-scheduled day and just lounged around the show grounds yesterday. The barn's set up looks fabulous and all of the horses were happily snoozing in their very spacious and very airy stalls.

Prair's 10x20 palace is somewhat wasted as she insists on playing noses with her neighbor the entire time (but whatever makes her happy I guess..)

There is a definitely luxury in showing up to a show and having everything settled, set up and already organized - although I feel somewhat useless and haven't quite figured out what I do with myself while the guys take care of everything.

The Boy and I wandered the grounds a bit (found the food, restrooms, etc), and watched a few of the other horses get worked before Prair went out.

As snoozy and chill as she was in her stall - the gerbils started up when we pulled her out and tacked her up.

The long walk to the ring was pretty uneventful- able to stay on a loose rein (although there were a few nervous whinnies along the way).

Prair calmed down in the warm up and looked very loose and happy - although N reported that the mare was heavier in her hand than normal.

After a nice flat school she took a tour of some of the show rings and showed a bit more anxiety.

Normally Prair doesn't really "look" at flowers or mud puddles or anything like that but she was pretty concerned about every discoloration of the sand. N took that sensitivity to indicate she was just a tad overwhelmed with everything- which I'm pretty sure she was.

Today she gets schooled over fences, then I'll take her out later in the day to tootle around before we play with some ticketed schooling rounds tomorrow!

Displeasure at the lack of cookies presented.

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  1. Ahhhhh... I can almost taste it. Glad you are having fun.

  2. So exciting! Can't wait to hear more!

  3. I hope Prair knows she has such a large fan club waiting anxiously for updates :)

  4. Yay Thermal update!
    Prob best ahe gets the gerbils out now and eyeballs every inch of those arenas so that she can be zen & chilled come showtime :-D

  5. I can't imagine how exciting and nerve-wracking the whole adventure will be!

  6. Hey! I am a student of Jessica Wisdom's, I met you when you bought Prairie. Anyway, I stumbled across this video on another blog and saw that it's one of Prairie's babies. I thought you'd want to see it:

  7. So glad all is going well and you have this time to expose her to lots of stuff and soak it all in!!

    How far along are you? I might be going to a show when I'm about 22 weeks along and am not sure if ill be able to hang ha! This second pregnancy is kicking my booties more then the first!

  8. I bet she'll settle down even more in a day or two. :)

  9. I'm living vicariously through you (and Prair) while you guys are at Thermal! I'm sure she'll settle down and be her normal, loose, laid-back. stretchy self. Can't wait for more updates! :)


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