June 23, 2013


Well the big storm in Wellington has been a bit of a non-event for the horses. They've been snuggly warm each time I've gone to check on them (though I have been giving them a bit of extra feed) - the road they're grazed on has been closed for days, but not actively policed so I've had no trouble getting to them. No damage at the grazing and not too much flooding either. Quite lucky, after seeing photos of a lot of trees down into fences and barns for other folks.

At home it's been a different story- days without power and water has been not particularly fun! But the roads have been passable (at least in the ute) so I've been taking advantage of friends who have power to nab the occasional shower and at least work has had power and been warm. 

Stole the portable cooker & solar lights etc out of the truck which meant I could still cook at home (handy)... just need to remember to put things back into the truck or at least re-stock what I've taken!

June 15, 2013

Saddles and all

Both horses.
With bridles and saddles! First time in 4-5 months for Neo, and first time since HoY for Cody. Cody was a bit of a fidget pants but overall her lovely well-behaved self. Neo was an asshole with rearing and bucking and lashing out but did settle down after a little while. 
I actually feel good for having given them both a proper ride. Heck, even trucky got a crank and a little jaunt to make sure it's still happy.

June 10, 2013

Nothing happening

Well, the horses are doing pretty much nothing except enjoying the occasional sunny days. Friends headed up to Manfeild yesterday for winter showjumping, I'm kind of jealous - but not jealous enough to get the horses into work and the truck legal! We're about 2 weeks away from winter solstice and the shortest day, which is awesome (even if it does typically signal a few months of terrible weather) it means summer is eventually going to roll around again.

Weight loss is currently on track - in fact my super pretty black & red ariat front zip volante long boots are now a bit too loose! Awesomes.