Friday, December 31, 2010


Had one of those "ride like a complete muppet" days today. Would think of some excuse to explain but i really can't be bothered. Sparky however was ever so obliging with his extraordinarily useless rider.

Muppet rider looking at something amazingly interesting on the ground. Sparky just looks oh so cute as always!

Cooling off walk

Sparky and Lucy had a brief moment of getting to graze together. Then i decided it was too much hard work with feeding them different things and amounts. They just have a tape between them so they can smooch over the fence if they wish. Sparky is good with her and puts her in her place when he needs to. She thinks he's the most divine thing on 4 legs (she's in season a
t the mo). It is nice they get along well as it makes some things much easier. Like leading two at once, which is always nicer when they don't try kill each other. Sparky has actually become my
babysitter for Lucy teaching her correct floating techniques aka don't move or i will bite you. He sets a great example for her! :)

Cute horses making friends

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The first post is always the hardest. I will do my best to think of something intelligent to say on behalf of Sparky.

I went and tried Sparky on 26th December on recommendation of a friend. I thought he was far too old and far too tall but i went for a look anyway. Then i fell in love with him! We picked him up the next day.

He has settled in so very well. You wouldn't even know he has just arrived! He very much enjoys his food and as mum discovered yesterday, he LOVES apples. Mum was quite excited by this and now has insisted on bringing him apples on a regular basis. Don't seem him complaining!

Had a lesson on him today which went well. We are still very much figuring each other out (from the 4 times i have ridden him so far) so it's all a learning experience but he's so obliging and sweet! My aim with him is to build up my confidence and do some dressage shows. There are a couple coming up in January at Showfields. It's not exactly the closest of places but i LOVE the venue so it's well worth the drive.

Sparky has been started on The Hanley Formula same as Lucy, hopefully i will see as good a results!

No photos from "home" just yet. My camera seems to have sprouted legs and walked off somewhere. In the meantime here is and older photo :)