Two Awesome Moms

I am blessed to have two awesome horse moms: my actual mom, (who got me into horses in the first place, calls Connor her "grand pony", and continues to be our biggest fan), and Connor's breeder, my "other mother".  I spent most of this weekend with Connor's breeder helping to put up hay and play with baby Cobs.  I mean, how could you say no to hanging out with these little guys:

3/4 Welsh Cob Sec. D, 1/4 Warmblood colt.  Look at that shoulder!  He's so well put together.


Colt headshot

3/4 Welsh Cob Sec D, 1/4 Warmblood filly.  This filly is an dazzling mover, she has a truly incredible trot.  Someone needs to snap her up for Dressage!
As far as the hay goes, I could look down from the hay stack and see Connor's beautiful sire relaxing in his stall, so that was not a bad deal either.  All in all, a great way to spend a weekend!

My actual mom offered me an early birthday present of the entry fee for when Cathy Jones-Forsberg comes back to the barn labor day weekend, and I think I'm more excited about this clinic than I was about eventing for the first time.  She's seen Connor every 3 to 6 months since I got him, and so she has a good objective handle on his progress.  Last time she saw us, in March, I was still just sort of surviving over crossrails, and Connor was still wiggly approaching fences, not totally committed to the idea of going over them.  I can't wait to see what she can do with us now that we're regularly schooling 2'3 and I'm not just being a passenger anymore.  Best possible birthday present!

19 comments:

  1. Next time you go to Castleberry's you should stop by my barn! All the babies are adorable!!!

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    1. I didn't know you were close to her, where are you located?

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  2. Sounds like a great weekend and an awesome early bday present!!!

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  3. I love my adoptive horse mom too :) Great to have all the extra support in our lives.

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    1. No kidding, we need a lot of it, even just emotionally.

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  4. I want the first baby! Seriously! I could totally see myself with some kind of cob cross as my next horse - in a million years when I can afford another horse ;)

    Yay for the great bday present :)

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    1. The Cob/Warmblood crosses have all been SO nice. Taller with good brains, really smart and well-put together. You should look her up in a million years when you're ready. :)

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  5. Aw :) cute baby cobs! As a little girl I used to bring cookies and gifts to all of my "barn moms" on mothers day. I'm excited to hear how the clinic goes!

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    1. Aw that's so cool! Nice to meet you! I just flipped through your blog and saw your injury post, OMG!

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  6. Roscoe's niece and nephew are so cute. So jealous you can see them in person.
    Can't wait to hear about the clinic. Shows are fun, but clinics will last longer :)

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    1. How did you know I had to choose between a show and a clinic? It was between this or a schooling jumper show off the property, and I chose the clinic because there are still 10 or 15 show-type fences at home he hasn't jumped before, and I really want Cathy to see him.

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    2. Good choice. As a fellow penny pincher, I am in the same position.

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  7. I would take the filly in a heartbeat! You are blessed to have such a supportive involved mom :)

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    1. Don't say that, I am a champion enabler and you'll end up with a Cob baby. :) Yes I am. And you're a supportive horse mom too!

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  8. I am SO jealous! I wish I could have spent the weekend with you and Lisa. Maybe one of these days I will get a chance to come out and see both of you!

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    1. Do it! We are always a good time. :) Hopefully someday I'll be able to afford a truck and trailer and bring Connor over for slumber parties.

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  9. Beauties! I would love one - I could start riding dressage or something...??? ;-)

    Awesome that your Mom is supportive (well both "Moms")....lol

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    1. No Dressage necessary, they do everything from Combined Driving to trails/endurance to eventing, and they do it safely. They're awesome for people like me, who might not do things like cross-country on a tall Thoroughbred.

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