October 17, 2009

Tilly Arrives

Had a new horse arrive yesterday. 'Tilly' has come to get some experience and exposure out and about (she's already done a bit - including wides in A&P pleasure) - and then she will be looking for a new home. She came off the transporter a bit shell-shocked, but was great for me to have a quick ride on bareback and behaved beautifully while I rugged her up and put her in the paddock.

Today I did my first proper ride on her, through the creek (quite deep today as well). She seems pretty laid back, so should be a fun one to take out to the shows.

This weekend I'd been going to Te Marua today to practise XC (but it got cancelled due to ground conditions), then Waikanae ODT tomorrow (also cancelled due to ground conditions!). So at this stage I'm looking at making the hike up to Clareville for the Carterton Spring Carnival. Probably just take Neo & Gem... and looking at Tilly's mane I might need to pop her on the truck so Mum can pull the mane for me :)