September 18, 2009

Busy week

You know, I really like our new view!

The week has been a hectic one.
Last Sunday we went to a dressage show with our daughter, and at the same day our club arranged a jumping show at the stable.
I was supposed to participate in the dressage with Fame, but she came in lame on Wednesday.
It was most likely due to a sore sole as a stone was stuck in her hoof when she came in. She was fine on Friday, but I gave her free over the weekend to be on the safe side.

But before going to the show we had some heavy hair dressing to do...
If you scroll down to previous posts you can see how wild the mane on Charlie had grown during the summer.
Can't have that on a dressage pony now, can you? Hehum.
So Saturday it was down to work, as we were leaving early Sunday morning.
I had to trim the mane before starting braiding.

Charlie is a good boy, and stands still while I am sweating over his mane and braids...

And voilá - Jungle Jim has turned into a dressage pony!
All left now was to cross fingers and hope he did not scratch all of it off during the night...

Some redecoration was necessary on Sunday, but not much and we left on time.
My daughter made a good ride, and ended 2nd in her class, but placed first in the Regional Autumn Dressage Cup as the rider placed first was disqualified to enter due to high percentage in FEI classes at national shows.

Happy rider, strong wind, blind horse.
(Isn't he the sweetest, just standing there?)

Returning home, it was straight to work at the jumping show.
We are not a large club, so all hands were needed.

Now here are some old friends: Tarzan and Hjalmar!
They did two nice rounds, and Tarzan was a good boy and jumped all obstacles this time!

I have had a very busy week at work, and as our club is arranging a dressage show this Sunday where I have the main responsibility, time has been a bit short, lol!

I wish you all a nice weekend!

Shhhhh, don't tell the mice I'm down here...


Grey Horse Matters said...

Charlie is sure one cute dressage pony. congratulations to your daughter on her wins, great job. You really did have a busy week. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Charlie is adorable, and congratulations to your daughter!

RuckusButt said...

What a beautiful photo of Simba! She is camouflaged with the stairs so well, I'm sure she planned that so the mice wouldn't see her :)

Great job to your daughter! And the groom did nice work too! Do you think she will outgrow Charlie?

Always nice to see Tarzan and Hjalmar. They look like they are having fun.

Di said...

Sounds like you've had a great time, I love your cat!!!

trudi said...

yes the cat is lovely.
Well done to your daughter on her result and you for the plaiting....long andi manes are much easier.

HorseOfCourse said...

Thanks for your comments all!

Trudi, do you braid one long one, along the neck?

Irene said...

Jättefin ponny ni har! trevliga bilder! Kul.