November 28, 2011

Pony: Acquired!

There was a moment, when I watched through the windows of the indoor as Lisa and my trainer led Contender into the big barn while I was cooling out Adagio, in which I thought, "I am responsible for that."  I had the same thought when I first saw my stable management horse my freshman year of college, and I imagine it's similar to what a new parent feels for her first child.  It's a solemn feeling of having the care of something totally dependent on you for its survival entrusted to you in a moment.  Like both of those instances, though, it only lasted for a second before my brain exploded into a series of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'s.

Wet from the trailer ride and the first thing he did was roll in the stall I cleaned earlier today!  Grr!

Impatient Adagio is impatient.

It really was the worst kind of torture when I heard Lisa pull into the parking lot, since I was about 3/4 of the way into a beefy Dressage lesson on Adagio, and still needed to cool him out even with ending early.  One pony arrives, but that doesn't change the fact that the other still needs tended to!  I did finally get Adagio cooled out and taken care of, and Contender settled into his roomy stall in the little barn.  As I watched him move around the stall and munch on hay, so many questions were racing through my head.  Everything from "Is the used Weatherbeeta blanket I bought off of Ebay going to fit?" to "Is he going to enjoy jumping?" to "Can I really train this horse?"  Only time will tell - at least I only have until Tuesday to find the answer to the first one!

Tomorrow is our first ride at the barn, stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah!! He arrived!!! I'm sure you guys will do well together. Looking forward to reading about your adventures.