New tricks

A long but wonderful day spent working in the sunshine at @apridutveckling ๐Ÿ’›โœจ

After a nice long shower, I was ready to go to my own ponies and take care of Poppyโ€™s cuts.๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ‘€ I also spent an extra long time scratching and massaging them, trying to learn how our physiotherapist @susanneqeriksson could make an excited Poppy almost fall asleep yesterday.๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ž I donโ€™t think I had ever tried massaging their jaws before, among some other new tricks!๐Ÿฆ„โœจ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Time to come inside now

It is now 21.26 and I just finished bringing the ponies in from the grass pasture with my dad.

Ponies were so happy out in the pasture but they appreciated the buckets also.

I also smeared Popgun in with a Zink paste that we got from the vet.

Poppies back now looked like this before I smeared it in.

Babyโ€™s first Dressage Club Competition

We got up early this morning to bring Arshaq and Popgun to a club dressage competition.๐ŸŽ โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ†

But the day didnโ€™t exactly turn out as I had planned.๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ’ฅ Popgun got scared and panicked as we were unloading and he somehow backed up under the backbar and shot out of the trailer, scratching up his back in the process.๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’”

Luckily, it didnโ€™t go through his skin, but it did scrape off a lot of fur exactly where the saddle sits. We immediately called 2 veterinarians but they both had more urgent things to do so we had to wait for one of them to call us back. With advice from the vet, we decided it was best to wait on stand by where we were.

So once most of the chaos had landed, Poppy got to walk around and graze with mom while Adam and I quickly saddled and warmed up Arshaq for our start, which was in just 20 minutes!

Things went unusually smoothly so soon enough we were ready to start. At first Arshaq didnโ€™t seem nervous at all, despite it being his first time. He ignored the tiny dressage fences and walked all the way over to the judge table.๐Ÿšง๐Ÿ‘€

Then the speaker started.๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ—ฏ

So he spooked.๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ‘ป

After that, he was very excited and ready to bolt, but we got through the entire program and scraped together 48,7% in the LC class.๐ŸŒช๐Ÿฆ That is not great points but I could feel him calming down and I knew that his first dressage competition might be like this.๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ

We laughed a lot when we read that it just said โ€œwrong leadโ€ in the program when he bolted away at the canter.๐Ÿ˜‚ Understanding judge!๐Ÿ’›

We then let them graze and wondered what to do with Popgun. Finally, the veterinarian called and said they could be there in 15 minutes! They washed it off, looked him over and shaved around the scrapes, concluding that he was very lucky and not even injured enough to need painkillers.๐Ÿ’›

Last minute, I decided to ride Arshaq in the class I had originally signed Popgun up for. Baby was a little more relaxed this time and got 55,18% in the LB, despite some bucking and bouncing.๐Ÿ˜‚

Once we got home to the stable, the lifesaver Hรคsthรคlsan Susanne Ernรคs came and looked Poppy over as well. We really appreciated her experienced eyes!๐Ÿ’›

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The best

Our farrier Hรคlsopedagog Hรคst & Mรคnniska is the best.๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ’Ž

Tomorrow, I am bringing Popgun and Arshaq to a club dressage competition at @lurbork .๐Ÿฆ„โœจ I was originally planning on going out riding with Popgun today to burn some energy off together with @matildanilssson_ & Shahina and Mom & Nipeta.

But there was a sudden change of plans.๐Ÿฆƒ Arshaq accidentally tossed off a shoe just as we were about to get ready to go.๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’ฅ


I was really disappointed because I really wanted to bring both Arshaq and Popgun to tomorrowโ€™s competition!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ† So I told the others to go out riding without me and then I called my farrier up, knowing it was getting late and unsure wether he would be able to do anything about it.๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

But soon enough, my farrier was there and put Arshaqโ€™s shoe and show back on!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’› What an enormous relief!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ

So now we are packed and ready for Arshaqโ€™s first club dressage competition.๐ŸŽ โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’›

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Yesterday was a long day.๐ŸŒธโœจ

I was in the stable almost 12 hours in order to feed and let ponies out, take part in cleaning day, feed lunch and then ride 2 dressage lessons with first Arshaq and then Popgun.๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿผ I also took Popgun for a peaceful 2 hour walk in the woods with Shahina & @matildanilssson_ and Mom&Nipeta.๐ŸŽ โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒท I have only been walking my 3 ponies by hand since their competitions, so the past week has been really calm but now we are back to training again.๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ„ It felt like a rather long day to start it off with but today I compensated by taking a rest day as soon I had fed and let the ponies out.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ

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What is real Teamwork

To make a good team you need a passionate group of people with talents that make up for each otherโ€™s shortcomings. Itโ€™s like a puzzle that needs all of its pieces. Once it’s complete, never let them go.๐Ÿ’›

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First real video posted on YouTube

the other videos I have posted have only been posted in order to be posted here since it otherwise eats up a lot of memory. It feels really exciting and scary at the same time so here goes nothing๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Fire in ones Soul

โ€œOne may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.โ€๐Ÿ”ฅ

-Vincent van Gogh

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Later than I planned

Today Shahina got to go for a 40 minute walk and graze and afterwards I spent a long getting off dirt and clay from her furcoat. I doubt she well stay clean but whatever.๐Ÿ˜‚

I was planning on taking Popgun for a ride and Adam was going to bring Arshaq by hand but the sunshine was deceiving since it was much later than I thought it was. I realized this as I was washing Arshaq’s legs and then suddenly it was time for the ponies’ dinner time.๐Ÿฆ„

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