Sunday, March 8, 2009

In the Paper

Well hello everyone. It has been a little while since I have done any bloging. I have been very busy getting ready for the show, on top of training six other horses, giving lessons on weekends and working full time as a machinist in arlington. It has been a lot of very long days. None the less Bella and I are more than ready for Oregon.

On top of all that Bella has attracted some attention from the local news papers. On Sunday the 8th of March Bella and I where in the Everett Hareld on the front page of the local section. It is a very nice article with a very nice picture. If you have can get a paper check it out. If not you can find it online.

From now till the show I will try to blog a little more for those of you that have been following the blog. I hope to see all of you in oregon at the show. Till the keep checking the blog I am going to try to get some pretty cool stuff posted on it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ok so its been a little while since i gave an update on Bella. I will have more movies and pics of her soon. What I can tell you is this. No I have not had her in any shows and I am not winning any ribbons of of her but she is going to be a horse to compete against an Oregon.

I will give you a little about where she is at. More will come with the video and pics. I don't want anyone thinking that I am full of it.

Right now I could not ask Bell to be any further along. She has given me everything and more. on day 48 of training i took the bridle of and rode her bridless in the arena. With no bridle she was turning and giving me sliding stops. Doing it so well that I was almost speachless (almost). Not very often that I am short of words. I have since continued to ride her bridless not yet outside the arena though. Her stops are amazing her go is awesome. She has a side pass to die for and her spins are coming along just fine. On day 50 I took her on a long hard trail ride with the BCH and had a lot of fun. Water no problem, bridges a piece of cake, mud whats that. This horse is amazing.

This last Sunday I took her up to stargate ranch and rode in the big riening arena. There where horses everywhere. Sliding, spinning, and flyin around the arena. We just did our own thing. Worked on our own stops and transitions. Really workin on the fast pace stuff.

For those of you that like a horse that can ride the range like I do, this is the mustang to have. Don't let her size fool you. She can cover some ground with the best of them. You can through your rope and crack your whip off of her too.

Feel the need to do some stunt riding, no problem. You can jump on from both sides and the back. Stand up on her and even do a backflip without her moving. Oh yeah and you can get on and off her normal just fine too.

Bella is one of the most enjoyable horses I have ever had the opertunity to work with. It is really going to be hard to part with her. I am really excited to see what the last half of training brings.

Like I said I will have video and pics of her up soon. Wouldn't want people to think that I am making these things up. Come back and see the proof.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I would also like to thank the Bony Pony for their sponsorship to Bella and her extreme makeover. They are always a good place to spend a little money. Thank you for everything.
Also to those others that have helped me along the way. All of you have played a big part in her training in one way or another. Couldn't do it without each and every one of you.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trail Ride
Come see Bella ride the trails of the Pilchuck tree farm. There will be a ride up there on Sat. the 18th. This will be her first time around a whole lot of horses, people, and wild kids. I ride her at Black Raven but never have more than three or four other horses in the arena at one time. This will be good exposure for her. I will probably be practicing a little bit of my freestyle up there too. Come check her out. She is a very impresive little mare.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Giving Lessons on Bella

Bella Is doing awesome. She is really coming along nicely. I started giving lessoms on her the other day. She really loves to ride. This is my 13 year old brother on her. He rode her around the arena for about the thirty minutes and then my girlfriend Whitney got on her and rode her for little while. She had a lot of fun on her.
I am really enjoying working with Bella. She has really given me a lot to work with and look forward to everyday. I am really excited to see what the next few weeks holds for Bella and I.
Thank You Pegasus

I want to say thank you to Pegasus air boots. They have been a wonderfull sponsore. There boots are awesome and I would recomend them to anyone seriouse about the well being of there horses legs. I would not where anything else.

Thank You Pegasus

Friday, January 9, 2009

Trailer Loading

Trailer Loading is going good as you can see. She never really had any problem with the trailer. So far everthing has been pretty easy for her (knock on wood). I have been pretty lucky with her. No real problems and a mind that any horse trainer would love to work with everytime. I hope everything else goes this easy for me. Those backflips and hand stands are not far off now!