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It's Been Awhile

21 April 2014 - 08:12 PM



I was a regular lurker/sometimes poster a few years ago. I lost interest in posting for awhile after we bought our house. 


Nothing much has changed on my end. The biggest change is that my now hubby and I finally got married this past September here at our house in the gazebo that overlooks the river. 







(Of course, I had to include one of my favorite shots with this handsome devil.. who's now 28.)


So, what's new? What's changed? Who is still hanging around, and who has left?

Bit Advice

21 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

I need some advice on finding a new bit for my gelding. I feel he is beyond ready for the next "step," but I don't have any idea what that next step is.


He's ten. I started him in a snaffle, and that's what we used for a few years. One of my teachers in college had me try a wonder gag, and I think we've always done quite well with that. He neck reins wonderfully, responds well to leg pressure and seat cues, and gives to pressure from the bit. I've put him back in a snaffle for right now while we get back in shape after having a slow 2013 while we planned our wedding. 


Also, there's a chance he may be getting shown in a few fun shows this year, and a shanked bit is required. 


Any thoughts on where we should go from here?

What Color Is She?

20 April 2014 - 01:53 PM

This is my first post in almost TWO YEARS!


My cousin picked up this little grade filly at a sale last night for her 14 year old step daughter. She's not quite a year old, and we obviously don't know her breeding. The SD is a great little rider, but she still has some learning to do when it comes to patience and control. She regularly rides/shows my cousin's seasoned horses, and while she continuously grows this will give her something of her "own" to focus on and learn with (under supervision and with guidance, of course.)


We came up with the name "Paisley's Timber Haven," barn name Paisley.


I do believe she has the dun factor, but as to what she will turn into - we're stumped. I'm looking forward to seeing her loose what looks to be a mix of baby fur and winter coat. Any suggestions and opinions are appreciated!


(Disclaimer: I did NOT take these pictures, but have permission to post. Not the greatest of angles, but I wasn't there to take them myself!)














I will obviously update as she changes!