Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mind Been Else Where . . .

Well Corrie is settling in really nice.

I did take her for a ride the other day, just around a paddock and she was really good. She seemed to be short striding a bit but I am not sure if that was in my imagination, the terrain, or if she really was. She has not been on bute for the last few days as she seems to be doing really really well. I hate to bute just to do it.

I have been doing my ground work with her and with the other ponies here and there. Yesterday was the first day that I didn't really do anything with her. I am going to try really hard to not make that a habit. It was so easy when she was at Sensei's because I had to make an effort to go out and see her so I always made sure I did something. Now that she is home it is easy to do the slacking thing. Yesterday I was just emotionally tired.

Tomorrow Sensei will be coming out for a lesson and we are going to drive. Yippy! I will have to get pictures of the whole set up; Corrie in her harness and with the wagon. Sensei, as part of the trade, gave me a harness that he had laying around. Trust me it has just been laying around and it took me about 6 hours to clean the whole thing up. It was a mess. Well it turns out that it is a very nice looking harness and is all brass.

Now for those of you who drive you know how nice all the brass looks, and why so many people don't go the brass route. Brass is a pain to take care of. It needs to be shined. I use Brasso. It smells like ammonia and has to be highly toxic, but if you have brass it is what you need. So I love my harness, but it is going to be a pain to take care of.

Anyway, I'll have pictures and an update on the lesson tomorrow.


  1. Hey Beth - Check my blog. Pulled your name out of the hat for the first two books. Yippee! Everybody else is waiting for your selection. So get in touch! Linda

  2. I can't wait to see pictures. I bet she looks beautiful. Yup, brass is a pain in the a$$, but it looks so warm. Looks great with a Haffie!

    Congrats on winning the books !

  3. I hear ya on getting lazy with a horse at home. I do it all the time. But even just spending time with her, bonding with grooming, playing, feeding and hanging out is a good thing. And you can do that every day with her home now.

    I bet the brass harness is gorgeous and will be a sense of pride after all your hardwork cleaning it.
    I can't wait to see Corrie all decked out in her driving gear! And you too!


  4. Whatever the hardware on your harness is it should match the hardware on your cart. Judges can be particular about this if you plan on showing.

  5. I had a brass harness and I hear you about all the cleaning, but it sure looks sharp when its all shiney!


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