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August Update

August 13, 2009

Lily and I have been taking lessons about every other week now, and I have been working with her on my own about four days a week. She is so spunky now that she is out with the herd, and though it is sometimes challenging (she has her little “mare” moments, followed by what can only be described as a pout when I don’t let her have her way) it is so good to see her full of life. She has the cutest, most floaty trot when she moves out, which she has been doing much more readily lately. We’ve really been working on softening her responses so that she takes less oomph to get going. If I can, I’d like to get a video of her to post up here because she is moving so much more gracefully now that she has filled out. 

She has also established herself as the head of the herd somehow – the four or five geldings and two mares that are out with her never stood a chance. She seems quite pleased with herself when just a look can send the other horses away from her. 

I have been riding early in the morning when it’s cool, and it’s a good thing – besides Lily and the other horses at the barn, I have finally finished moving from my first apartment to my new one, and everything that goes along with that. I’ve been working at the nursing home full time for the summer and helping out with the cat rescue. The rest of the kittens exposed to the distemper have been cleared, and eight more were released to us. They’re so adorable that it’s hard to remember I have enough mouths to feed as it is!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2009 9:55 am

    Sounds like she is making great progress! Can’t wait to see pics of her moving out. Oh and we wouldn’t say no to kitten pics either…

  2. Nicole permalink
    August 20, 2009 6:21 pm

    So glad to hear you’re riding her now! I would love to see some videos, as well.

  3. Frizzle permalink
    August 20, 2009 11:30 pm

    Another vote for videos! Lol, yes, we are quite the demanding public.
    Glad that you two are moving forward and making progress. And we always knew that Lily would be alpha mare – she is a “wild” Mustang, afterall!.

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