Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bringing Up Baby...or not

The eventer has been out twice to work with baby Luxxx thus far.  He did wonderful both times and the last time (Saturday) she said the next time she wouldn't work him on the lunge first and just planned to get on.

Tired baby on Saturday

She was due to come back Monday at 6pm.  I rushed home from work and had him tacked up and waiting.  And we waited.  After 30 minutes of my 3 year old somewhat patiently standing in cross ties I texted the eventer and said it was gettting late and I still had Poppy to ride so we needed to reschedule.  Apparently she thought 6pm was more 6ish and she could come sort of whenever.  No.  I work full time, have horses to ride, a barn to clean, animals to feed, sleep to get, and I don't know...maybe spend 5 minutes with my husband between that.  So she said Tuesday she would be there at 6.  Horse was tacked and waiting and at 6 she texted and said she can't make it.

Sooooo on to plan b.  I'm deciding what plan b is.  I can send him off for 30 days training (at a cost of about a grand) or I can do it myself.  Right now I am leaning on doing it myself.  My only reluctance is that I ride alone so if something happens...I am also not opposed to giving a small sedative the first time I get on.

For now I am off for a few days of vacation.  I will think about nothing but sunshine and boating...


  1. Enjoy vacation! I'm sure you can do it yourself, but riding alone would be a concern for me too. Good luck :)

  2. Enjoy your vacation and sorry your rider isn't working out :(

  3. If you're really busy, it's probably worth the peace of mind of paying a pro to do it. Yes, you are physically capable, but that's not the question.

    Vacation sounds amazing. :-)

  4. Enjoy plenty R&R on vacay - you'll work something out fro Mr Luxxx

  5. I'm really looking forward to my own vaca!