It has been a year since Caspian arrived
at the farm (actually it was on May 3rd, but I only just got time
now to send some pictures).
accomplished many things this first year together. I am looking
forward to riding him in the next month or so. It has been so rainy
here that the ring gets too muddy to work. Thankfully, we did get
some training in during April. Something I love about Caspian is he
likes to play. It might be because he still is young, but we have
fun running around the ring together; the only bad thing is he
doesnít realize our size difference so he can get a bit rough and I
have to remind him who is boss. Caspian and Balthasar have bonded
and are so cute together sometimes. Odessa likes to boss around the
boys, too. Caspianís birthday is on the 14th of this
month, so we are hoping to get riding by the end of June. Iím
getting really excited; I have a ton of training books, Parelli
DVDs, and of course Carole and my trainer, Malisa to help me. My
mom goes over to the barn with me EVERYDAY and helps me muck the
stalls. I have her (and my dad) trained to do things so I donít have
to tell them what to do! lol Every now and then, my sister even
comes over to say hi to the horses.
I just love the
Caspian and Balth and Odessa. On my birthday, it started out kind
of bad because my history teacher made me come in early to take a
test that I missed because my family and I were in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands. So I get the test back during the day and I got a C on
it and my day just went downhill. Then some other things happened
that I canít really remember because the end of my day was so
wonderful everything has erased from my mind. At the end of the day,
we went to the barn, and the horses were out in the ring. They were
SUPER muddy because it had been raining all day. They were just
being really cute and then Carole brought out the hose for some
reason and they were chasing each other to get in the water. Then I
walked into the ring and Caspian just rolled in this HUGE mud puddle
and we just laughed because we could not think he could get any
muddier. Then Caspian wanted to play with me, but it is really hard
to run in the mud because my boots would get sucked off. So I
turned so he would know I didnít want to play, instead, he cantered
right next to me rubbing his dirty side along my right side (My mom
did not want to let me into the car). I laughed! It felt like they
knew I was bummed out because I had a semi-bad birthday. To top off
the good day, it started raining again and a double rainbow showed
up in the sky and the one looked like it ended in the back pasture.
It was such a good ending to a bad day.
just wanted to give you a one-year update and send some new
pictures. We didnít get to brush him and he hasnít totally lost his
winter coat, so youíll have to excuse his dirtiness.
Hope everything is going well with you!