Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Horse Hunting...Birthdays...Weaving...

I know...I've been missing lately.  So much going on and not wanting to spend too much time on the computer.  Went down to see my Mom for her 92nd birthday.  That was good.  She actually looks better than she is feeling, however.  Her mind is going.  She asks the same thing over and over.  She forgets a minute after you tell her something.  But it was sweet to spend a couple of days with her.  Brought her to the grocery store where she does really well walking with the cart.  Brought her to church.  Went out to lunch.  I just wish it wasn't almost 6 hours away!

 Then home to Gary's birthday.  We gave up wheat so I made little individual cheesecakes without any crust.  It was yummy and just enough.  

Last weekend we drove to Geneseo (4 hours away) to look at some horses.  That was totally exhausting.  I am so out of shape and those horses needed some leg to pay attention.  After riding 6 of them I was done...completely done.  They are not like Dommie, that's for sure.  They are all jumpers and I feel that they lack sensitivity.  But it could be that because the one I liked (the first paint in the video) (and no that isn't me riding) was a lesson horse he might be a little shut down.  And if he had one owner he might lighten up.  He is a thoroughbred paint.  I don't know...Every horse in the video was there for me to try.  Amazing.  The horse in Rhode Island, Cash, certainly raised the bar though for any other horse.  But he is 18 and has to have shoes and I need barefoot so even though I really liked him I don't think I can afford to keep him.  

So I am still looking...meanwhile I'm working on a scarf for one of my favorite customers...

So...weaving has become my solace since I can't ride...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Shopping for Horses...

Well, thanks to Karen of This old house 2, We drove to
Rhode Island on Saturday to look at a horse.

 Tupper Lake, NY.  No spring yet...

Narragansett Beach, RI.  Does my heart good
to walk in the sand, listen to the waves...

So once we got to RI we checked out this
amazing, amazing Barn.
Yes, with a capital
This place was so amazing I'm nervous.
The horses have more clothes than I have.
But we didn't get any pictures of the place
which was dumb.  But we were saving 
batteries for video...Anyway, his name is
"Cash" and at this point all I could see was
his tallness and he had on a blanket.
Not much to go on and I'm not used to
tall horses.

And that was it until the next day.  
Got a motel room, ate, drank some
wine, Watched part of Mulan on TV, slept.  

Next morning we showed up (Easter!) at 9 and
met one of the trainers, Alicia. And we
spent the next couple of hours playing.
She rode, I rode, another girl jumped him.
We hung out, asked questions.  Cash is so
gorgeous and tall (very tall) and so nice and
patient and willing.  So of course now I want to
buy him where before I was sorta thinking no that this
was a mistake dragging Gary all the way down here.
Mostly I was surprised that he was so much fun. 
Gary says I was grinning the whole time I was riding.

Now we are back home, trying to figure out if
he is the next horse for me and if he could be happy
up here in the North country.

Too bad this is not me riding him but Gary says
I never told him to take pictures when I was
riding.  sigh.

Karen, thank you.  It was really a lovely experience!!