Thursday, August 13, 2015


I know it's been awhile since I've posted and it looks like the same for a lot of people so I don't feel so bad.

I've been so busy this summer with competitions and lessons that I just haven't had time to sit down and recap all that has happened.

First things first Theo and I have successfully completed 3 Novice level events.  We had some stops during cross country so didn't place so high but from what I hear finishing a novice course your first time out is a pretty big deal.  Back in May I thought I was going to die when I did the course walk but after my last event Training level is looking fun...

I'll just recap our first even cause the others I didn't get good pictures

 This one had me up all night...I couldn't believe I signed up to jump this...on purpose.

But after saying no once....

He jumped it with ease...

 I didn't think this one would give us problems after the big blue jump but Theo stopped here too...Thankfully after a second attempt he jumped it and we were clean sailing the rest of the way home.

After 3 stops on cross country I knew we were out of the placings so Stadium was going to be a learning experience.  Theo tends to get into the stadium ring and think "It's jumping we must go fast!"  I used this time to school and we had the best stadium round ever.  We got over our first Triple bar, which I swear was training level height and width" and ended with just one rail down.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Unexpected Surprises, Parades, and Success

It's been so long since my last post (insert shocked face here).  Honey and I entered Waterbury's "Not Quite Independence Day" celebration at the beginning of July.  It was a blast and we dressed up as Patriotic Flappers!

Honey currently has some white line disease issues in one front foot and has quite some time off due to it and being a bit ouchy.

Kai managed to get some exercise today with playing in the arena (barrels, poles, wooden planks, street cones, and small jumps).  We did also learn that she probably wont make much of a jumper ;) knocking the pole down is just more fun and less work.

Kai also got her first ever full body hose down today (started dramatic and ended with comfort).  It has been so much fun and such a great experience working with her and having the opportunity to start from the ground up with her.

I will unfortunately not be able to participate in this competition for much longer :(
I am moving to Rutland at the end of the month.  Kai will be coming with me but Honey will be staying home with her mama.

So here's to unexpected surprises, parades, and success!  Best wishes to you all and I will continue to post of my work with Kai and any other Curly activities that may happen ;)
Honey & Bethany