Friday, August 31, 2012

Fairy Tale, Raider, and Yndi

Here are the photos I took on Tuesday. The white horse is Fairy Tale, a Gypsy Drum mare. The black horse is Raider, a young Percheron. The buckskin is Yndi. At 12.2, I don't let her play with the draft horses.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I have taken one person to a Dr appointment, and another person to a hair cut, the foot Dr for my new orthotics, a lesson from Amber, the supermarket for a week of groceries, some drama with a Gotland pony far away, the Gotland society and a horse rescue that has questionable ethics. I am pooped.

And the tire. I got the tire set up to drag, and thought I would drag it around while I led Yndi so she would get used to it. She got used to it in mere seconds, but I dragged it further because other people were getting used to it. It was heavy. I dragged it too far, and I nearly died.

I thought Yndi would drag it in the lesson on Wednesday, but no, we worked on leg yield in hand. It was hard. Yndi's bad habit of running me down came back. My foot hurts.

I took some great pictures on Tuesday. Yndi, and Raider the Percheron and Fairy Tale the Gypsy Drum Horse. I can't show them to you. Blogger won't load them. Today, anyway.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Good Week

I have sold three things on etsy this week, that is awesome!

I had an incredible lesson with Amber on Wednesday. Thursday I ground drove Yndi all over the ranch, with lots of stopping and chatting. She was so good!

My new orthotics came in. I have to make an appointment to get them.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Yndi? Hooked? Soon?

Well, Yndi is doing will in her training. Amber wants to set a date when she will be hooked. This is both exiting and scary. Can we do this without Roger? Amber has driving experience, but a while back. Yndi is used to her and in familiar Indian Hill territory. We will probably be fine.

She was funny last time I long lined her. She has a French link looser ring snaffle and she chews chew chew it. She sucks it up and down and gets drooly. Her main problem has been halting with a person behind her. We practice a lot. So.... we were practicing, halt, walk-on, halt, walk-on, chew chew. Sometimes not so good at halt, I said "Stand" and she stopped. Stopped fidgeting, stopped CHEWING! "Walk on" and the chewing resumed. Silly girl.

Two of my batik carrots sold!

I listed these:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Carrot Series One through Six

Carrots, listed on etsy today! 
Nice cotton twill, each done freehand. 
Wax totally removed. 
Size varies, 8" to 12".
Buy one, or more.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Silver got a new grass mat. It still has that 'new mat' smell.

Lydia is not well. We think she tripped and fell in her after bath run on Monday and strained her back. That mead it hard to squat and poop, so now she is constipated. At the vet yesterday she had x-rays and got pain pills, but is still constipated and uncomfortable. Today I am taking her for an enema. I need to look up the symptoms of Lyme disease too.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Still figuring out cafepress. You can see the progress by clicking on the cafe press link on the right.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Batik Embellished Pads

 Three new pads. They aren't on etsy yet, but you can get them in Milpitas for $45 each. These three are dressage style.