May 2, 2010
A new barn and time to get started!
What can I say but I love our new barn! Saturday night I got an email from the trainer letting me know that she was doing well and a little anxious, but not more than to be expected. My fiance was extremely impressed about how organized and on top of things that they are, and I have to say that I am too. I had initially decided to not visit Rose today and devote Sunday to my studies, but that didn't happen. All morning I just kept wondering how she was doing and finally decided to just go out and see her. As you can imagine, that was a recipe for disaster when it came to actually getting any studying done! I don't know what I was thinking. There was no way that I could not go see her. Off to the barn I went, no GPS needed this time.
When I arrived, everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming. It was a sunny-ish day, so the barn was buzzing with activity, quite the contrast to the previous morning. Apparently Rose had been calling to Logan, who was off with his mom, shortly before I arrived and their abrupt love-affair was the topic of conversation. As I walked down the aisle, I greeted a few boarders and their sweet calm horses. I have never been in such a calm, quiet and happy barn before. One of the ladies I met today welcomed me to "nirvana" and I think that she was spot on. This barn is definitely nirvana. I found Rose in her spotlessly clean stall with a nice big pile of hay, happily munching on her lunch. She seemed a little out of sorts at first, but instantly relaxed when she realized who I was. I decided not to lounge her, as I wanted her to just keep settling in today, before her real work begins tomorrow. Instead I took her out and hand grazed her in the pasture for a while until she seemed to really relax. There was an exciting moment where I led her over a culvert in the pasture. I wasn't sure what she'd do, but decided to take her over it anyway. She looked down at the ditch and calmly followed me right along. I my heart instantly warmed to the thought of the trail rides that were in the our near future.We finished up spending a bit of time grooming in the cross ties and just hanging out in her stall. Lately she's taken to licking my hand like crazy and actually cuddling me with her neck, which I find completely adorable. She's really starting to grow up finally and is turning into such a lady!
Stay tuned, tomorrow is her first training session and I cannot wait to hear how it goes!
Posted by Renee D