Ok, first things first. If you are picturing Ridley, on one side of the jousting lane, snorting and pawing, the woodchipper down on the other end, snorting some chips and revving its engine (do they have engines?), this is NOT what happened. Yesterday was one of our sessions with Tom and we were planning on… Continue reading Ridley vs. The Woodchipper
First of all, I have never seen Ridley get his dewormer before, but it came as no surprise when my barn owner texted me to tell me that he wasn’t happy about the process. To put it mildly. She asked if I could have Tom help me get Ridley to accept the process with better… Continue reading Ridley vs. Deworming
With horses, as with all animals, things don’t always go as expected. With Ridley, we add in an extra little mystery into the equation. I have had 5 years with him and I can tend to predict his moods as he is not subtle. His ears and eyes always tell you a story, if you… Continue reading Really Ridley?
In an effort to cash in on our previous success, Ridley and I had 2 more dates with the tarp this past week. I decided that the tarp would move each day and become a static object during my rides. As I was on my own, I didn’t want to have to deal with fiddling… Continue reading Ridley vs. The Tarp – Part 2
I had the wonderful opportunity to bring my friend (who introduced me to my husband and was my Maid of Honour) to the barn where I am keeping Ridley. We also managed to have it during one of our sessions with Tom! (see Ridley – an introduction for more info re: Tom) Mainly because I… Continue reading Ridley vs. The Tarp
I realized today that I haven’t really blogged about one of my favourite things to talk about, Ridley. Ridley is a 10 year old 16.3-17.0 hh (just try to measure him…) Oldenburg gelding with a very high opinion of himself. I suspect that he would have a completely different take about what I tell you,… Continue reading Ridley – an introduction