Sunday, 13 November 2011


What a fabulous day for a ride!  Warm sunshine and the trees looking beautiful in their autumn colours.  Went to the farm with all intentions of having a lovely day.  It didn't work out quite like that though.  Jas had her "teenager" head on today, so nothing I could do or say would be right, unless it involved buying her something, such as that new pair of yard boots she's after or an appointment to have her hair done.  She's already forgotten that I only just spent £169 on an iphone 4s and before that £120 on a laptop for her.  £50 for the vet for her horse, oh and she also needs a passport for the school ski trip and a pair of GHDs .  I know you bring this on yourself when you have children, and I love my children dearly, but I don't need this kind of treatment right now.  I have enough going on already!

We did ride, but it wasn't very enjoyable for me.  As you can see we weren't really 'together'.  When we got back to the yard I didn't waste any time in putting Santana back in the field and took Jas home.   Then I went back to the yard to have some "me" time with my friends.

One of my yard friends has bought me the Intro B walk/trot test and has instructed me to learn it because she's going to take me to a show on 11th December.  Yikes!  I need to learn the markers first because I haven't a clue - I just about know where A and X are!

When I got back home, it was still sunny and lovely so I took Sybil out for a long walk.  Bless her, at nearly 15 she is definately slowing down.
Come on mum!
If I was a few years younger I'd chase that bird!
Are we nearly there yet?!


  1. Looks like nicer weather than here - count your blessings, imagine teenage strop plus miserable grey drizzly weather!
    Seriously tho, from what you've been posting, she's got a lot going on at the moment, so if she's only having the odd bad day you're doing pretty well. And some day she'll be back to herself.... one of mine was a truly awful teenager and is wonderful now, just out of college and in her first job, lovin' life, happy & bubbly - I never thought I'd see the day!

  2. Thanks Martine - I hope you're right! The 'odd bad day' seems to be pretty much every day at the moment, but I'm trying not to respond to her sniping, although its not easy. I'm sure there will be a time when we're best of friends again. I can't wait for that day to come!