Great white ... stallion

As from today I have another horse to ride and look after for a month and a half - my friend's 6 year old stallion called Pressing. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. He is ridden in a classical way so that's how I will ride, but we will try to learn some gound skills in the meantime. I'm glad Juliano's halter fits him, cause on his stable headcollar I'm sure he would drag me behind like a kite.

Speaking of on-line mishap, just remembered a funny scene from last winter. We were doing some circling in the indoor arena, which was filled with other people riding. I was not looking at Juliano, talking to a friend, he was supposed to be trotting around. Juliano spooked at the sound of snow falling for the roof and started running towards the other end of the arena. He pulled me, I tripped and fell. I couldn't let go of the rope as my friend was riding a stallion J hates. So I got dragged 20m on my belly. So just like in windsurfing in horse riding we can also do a body drag :)

Back to the great-white stallion here are some photos for you to see what I'm dealing with form now on :)


More snow = more fun

Paddocks are covered with a fine 20cm layer of snow. It is safe for barefoot horses to run and play now! Juliano and his gang were the first ones today to "destroy" fresh surface of snow that fell overnight. I was lucky to be there with my camera :)


Paddock games

As there is no grazing now Juliano is thinking of creative ways to spent time out in the paddock. The ground is still hard and there is just enough snow to cover it horses try not to trot or canter. But they have to do something.

Juliano and Rytmika (young mare) decided to play the game of "pass me the stick". After a while they lost the stick and J decided to start licking Rytmika on her chin. Every time he licked her she shied away so the game went on for at least half an hour cause J wouldn't give. Interesting... what was on J's mind.