On the 4th, Britney and I went to go work with Manny and go for a ride. Well, this did not go as planned and turned into a scary day. It started out like any other day. Britney carried the saddle and I grabbed Manny's halter from the barn and we went to grab the … Continue reading An Unexpected Day
I went out to the barn on the 19th with Britney and what fun that was!! My wonderful friend Shauna came out to the barn with us to take some pictures of the boy and I! When we got out to Sally's and Britney packed the saddle and I took the boy. When we got down … Continue reading Lunging, Cantering, and Wipeout!
Every day with Manny is a good day, but June 2 was a fabulous day! Manny and I (with the help of my amazing sidekick Britney) did things that I expected to take a lot longer do get! But, we'll get to that in a bit! So, Britney and I headed out for the farrier … Continue reading Best Day Ever!
As most of you know, Manny has been in the field for a month and I haven't been able to ride him much do to behavioural issues. He would whinny every time we had him in the arena, he would just want to canter and canter on the lunge line, and wasn't listening very good … Continue reading The Day I’ve Been Waiting For!
On May 5th, Britney and I headed to the barn for a ride! I still don't know why I didn't think to see if Sally could help get me on him 6 months ago! Being able to go ride, not in lessons, is pretty cool! Anyhow, Manny wasn't in the barn so me and Britney … Continue reading The Field Adventure!
Last Friday, the 28, Britney and I headed out to the barn to see Manny. Since he is kicked out in the field as of April 25, I texted Sally earlier to see if she could bring him in. Then I had an idea! Now, I haven't been able to ride in a while so … Continue reading Third Ride in the Corvette!
I was recently the recipient of a very special gift! Schleese Saddlery company gave away 30 saddles this year for their 30th Anniversary. I was the recipient of one of their fabulous Schleese Infinity saddles. On March 17, Manny and I had our fitting with Natalie Sauner who is a Saddlefit Technician. I am beyond … Continue reading A Saddle Fit for a Para Dressage Queen
For this to make sense, we have to go back in time. About two months ago, when Manny was on a higher dose of Previcox my mom and I were out at the barn. I was free lunging him like I did many times before. He was over by the door with mom from cantering … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles
Today marks 6 months that I have owned Manny! I know right?! It's crazy how fast it went! 6 months ago, Manny was not rideable. His SI joint was a problem and he was overweight and not very happy. There were times that I was afraid that he wouldn't get to where he is now. … Continue reading Time Flys!
Britney and I went to see Manny on the 21, 22, and 28! On the 28 he was amazing! Tina worked on him on the 27th and that seemed to help him out a lot! On the 21, he was a bit of a basket case at first! Britney lunged him before I did anything … Continue reading Manny, the Amazing!