Saturday, December 5, 2009

A little of this...and a little of that!

Nothing super interesting to report, I've just been very busy.

Had an amazing ride last night on Brumby! It was our best yet, the canter work is improving so much. And I think I might actually be developing half-decent hands. I was beginning to wonder if that would ever happen, lol. Ah, riding is so much a lesson in patience (as you all know very well!)

I got to watch Sandi Patterson (long time groom to the great Big Ben, is (or was) barn manager at Jill Henselwood's Juniper farms, and is a well respected coach) give a private lesson this week. It was a pretty neat experience and she is a very nice person. She showed me her method of counting stride lengths between jumps, nothing like learning basics from a master! Lol.

Let's see...what else has been going on? Oh, we has a fan installed in the bathroom but the electrician couldn't do the whole job so we had to finish it. This involved putting a whole in the roof - yikes!
Everything worked out great though!

I made a yummy vegetarian chilli

And Hazel napped while showing off her lovely teeth!

That's all I have to report. I am going to buy a new pair of breeches this afternoon - woo hoo!


HorseOfCourse said...

Love the pic of Hazel, lol!
Nice to hear that things are going well with the riding...
Are you enjoying yourselves in the new house?

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

That picture of Hazel is too cute.

RuckusButt said...

Thanks, I agree she is very cute and those teeth are not convincingly mean at all!

We are enjoying the new house a lot, HoC, thanks for asking! We are learning a lot too which has been interesting. It is great to have the space and really be able to invest in your home...but some days I wish the "to do" list was empty :)