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Used to run a stable and live on a farm, now I am back into banking for awhile. Still have horses and love animals.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rain, bareback, work, and plans

Rain... mmm there's a surprise! It wasn't terribly dreary or maybe I'm just getting used to it. We made the most of it though and I did some phone work, laundry, cleaned the basement a little, cooked some chicken, played with Nana, and Kylie and I played in the barn.

So many years I have had Cody and not spent much time with him because of working full time and taking care of Kylie and trying to keep up my old property. He always had an awesome pasture, huge stall, and two little buddies for company but it was far from the days when I rode him everyday till sundown on the work days and spent most of the weekend with him.

I had him at home which was nice because I knew he'd never be mistreated but we lost some of our close bonding over time. Now, with Kylie it's a dream come true to be able to share him with her. He is so gentle and deserves the one on one time and love. Kylie is working on her balance and seat by riding Cody. I lead him around while Kylie rode him bareback to feel the motion and movement. She was able to sit a trot a little and yesterday she was actually able to post once she got her seat right and her legs and feet in the right position.

We have a lot of time to work on things and just enjoy the moments together. A pony cart is a priority because she really wants to drive Pony and he already knows what to do. I look forward to more fun times exploring the different possibilities with Kylie and the horses this year.

I might have another job lined up working part time at another farm very close to home. Things are picking up as spring approaches and I'm very glad of that.




3 comments:

  1. I stumbled on your blog while looking at boarding facilities near Akron...I used to be the Barn manager at your place back about 8 or 9 years ago! I'm currently price shopping places...Do you have open stalls and what is your cost? I don't have a horse at the moment, but I'm seeing what's out there. It looks like you've done an amazing job with the place!

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  2. Hi, we have one stall and the board is $300. Thanks! You will have to come out and visit us.

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  3. Excellent, Thank you. I would love to come see what you've done!

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