Oh my goodness! Can we say "absent"? Guess I've been pretty lax in keeping this blog up. I just thought about it and decided I'm going to do better. At least my intentions lean that way!
Wow! So much has happened between my last post and now... No way can I cover it all! So, I guess I'll just go from here.
Here is a picture of my new horse. I still have Coby and Jasper but I was able to get another horse as well. This makes it great because then I can have folks come over and go riding with me! My niece, Molly, has been really enjoying Coby and we rode quite a bit before it got really cold. This photo is my sister, Ginny, on her first horseback riding experience in years and years. I think she sat up on my first Quarter Horse years back but didn't really ride him. She did great on our ride! I think she had fun, too. I'll get her riding again this spring or summer, I'm sure.
Now as you look at Willy (my new horse's name), remember that he is starting to "fur up" for winter here so he doesn't look as pretty as he really is. He is a very pretty bay and just a bit bigger than Coby and built just a bit more athletically. He can cop an attitude but generally, he's pretty well behaved. I bought him as a 4-year-old and wasn't expecting him to be so laid back. I need to work with him to pick up speed on his walk but he's a good boy. I took him on a wagon train outing 2 days after I brought him home. He did so well!
Coby and Jasper are both doing great. They are furry bears right now as well. Some day it'll warm up and they'll start shedding out. They look so pretty once they're sleek again!
This Thursday and Friday a friend of mine (Margie), Molly, and I are heading to Harrisburg to the Horse World Expo. I am really looking forward to it! Last year it psyched me up so much I could hardly wait for the weather to break so I could get back to riding. There are tons of vendors, trainers doing demonstrations, clinics, seminars, etc. The Expo runs through Sunday but we think the first 2 days are the absolute best since attendance is low. By Saturday, the place is a mob scene and I hate the crowds and chaos!
I'll fill you in on the experience when I get back. If you're not into horses, it'll probably be a bore, though!