A few months back, a yard mate suggested I enter Dave in the Your Horse Live Search for a Star. I wasn't particularly hopeful, but went for it, expecting to be overshadowed by lots of pretty ponies in the small breeds.
The judges liked Exmoor Ponies & picked 2 in the top 6. So here he...
On Saturday morning we were having a great mini jumping session with friends. Going over one of the littlest jumps in the field, I clipped Dave's shoulder with my knuckle & heard the snap.
Off to A & E as little finger looked a bit iffy. Outcome?
Broken finger just above the knuckle &...
Not posted here for a while, so thought I'd show some pics of our pole clinic with Hannah Dury the other week.
It was really hot, excuse my tomato face & both our Lockdown bellies, we are work in progress!
He still has winter coat! Not sure how!
It was a great day & we have another...
Probably the highlight of Camp at Somerford this year, we ventured to the new mini XC course. It was brilliant.
Tentative steps over, then some actual jumping & then feeling rather proud of ourselves after.
I've not got them all yet, but I am so pleased with these.
My handsome boy. Excuse the saggy handler, it was so hot, my makeup ran off in seconds.
He's such a star. Hoping to have the ridden photos soon!
Happy Birthday Dave.
I doubt I need to tell you how much this pony means to me. We've had our ups & downs, but we're a team.
From Baby Dave...
To big Grown Up Dave.....
For his birthday, he got told he has a new saddle & went for a hack with his best mate Shire horse.
It's a good day when you have your saddle checked & it's fine. Even better when your fitter comments on how well your pony is going & how smart & forward he is. Even better when you attempt a canter & you get it & are told that it was a "Beautiful transition." Dave, I love you.
Usual routine. Give Dave breakfast, muck out round him (my stable is mahoosive, so plenty of room to manoever), have a cuddle, turn pony out.
This morning, when I need to get to work early as I need to leave early for the dentist for Dave. Give Dave breakfast, muck out round him, pony is...
So, I have had a catastrophic car failure & a planned long weekend.
I went to see Dave yesterday when I got home & Oh My, he was not pleased to see me! The headcollar is gone & he was having none of me.
Now. He forgets that I know every trick in the book. So today.......