Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Quick Update

My Apologies for not writing sooner. Life has been one hectic bundle of everything lately what with trying to get ready for the move and tying up my loose ends. Things have been progressing smoothly (apart from the small matter of my car breaking down... complete with a hefty price tag to get it fixed). The big move is on the 3rd of March, I start work on the 4th. Yes I know, its ridiculous. If I could change it I would but unfortunately my current work is being difficult.

I'm having a goodbye party on the first of March which should be awesome. I'm inviting quite a few people so its to be held in my backyard. I'm praying earnestly that it doesn't rain (please pray with me!) because there no way everyone will fit in our house, and I have no back-up plan.

Things with Red are going good. My Auntie is looking for grazing at the moment. We had our second to last Pony Club Rally last night. We did a lot of work without stirrups and my thighs ached the entire time but Red was going beautifully. When we moved onto Cross Country schooling Red turned into a monster. Well not really but hes starting to get really strong in Cross Country, and I wasn't wearing gloves last night so my hands got ripped to pieces. Hes certainly loves Cross Country now and is so much more bold. If I was still going to be competiting him I would get him a stronger bit. Here are two pictures from last night. The light was fading fast hence the blurry shots. If you notice in the last picture Red is jumping incredibly high compared to the fence, that was the last jump he did and he was going so fast I'm really not surprised. I love the first shot though, I'm working on my releasing and it shows nicely in this pic.





Some of my friends and I are having a photoshoot with our horses at Pony Club next week. I recieved a voucher for a shoot for my birthday and I decided to include all my friends. They are to be beauty shots, as opposed to action shots so keep a look out for those.

Well thats about it. I'll keep you updated!

6 comments:

dressagemom said...

Your jumping pics look like tons of fun. Hope your party goes well!

Katie said...

thanks! I hope so too!

Katie said...

oh also in case you were confused (like my parents were) Red is jumping the light brown ramp in the first picture, not the dark brown upright.

inkeq said...

Your invited...

To join this horse time lapse photo contest!

Hosted by The Equus Ink

Contest ends 3/5/08

and...

EVERYONE can vote for the winner between 3/5 and 3/8!!

Come join in and have some fun!

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow, things are moving along quickly. Hope all goes well.

emma said...

I just found your blog and really enjoy reading it. I am from Canada and do eventing too! I added your blog to my favs list :)