Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November horses: Olive

For the last several years, I've closed most months with a real horse round-up post. Some of these were focused on a single horse. Others featured pictures of a whole multitude of equine friends.


Can you guess which kind of month this is?

Olive and I are now fifteen days into our official partnership.
It's going well.
Our second week together has been filled with trail walks...
...and lots of bareback rides in the ring.
She's becoming more and more comfortable with the hustle and bustle of her new home...
and has met her future trail buddies.
It will be better when we have a saddle that fits her, but honestly, bareback is fine for now. It's probably kept me from trying to advance too quickly.
Here's the first "between the ears" photo on Olive. It's not much, but it's also everything.
For posterity, here are some conformation photos of my girl as she looked at the beginning of our partnership. She's very fluffy, fat and definitely out of shape. 
It will be interesting to see how her body changes over time.
For now, however, I'm trying really hard to stay in moment and not think too much about the future.
I waited a long time for this pony.
I intend to enjoy every single one of our moments together.