Monday, March 10, 2008

Wow!

I went out on the trail today! Back in August when Maddy was diagnosed with her coffin bone fracture, I wasn't sure we would ever do this again. We spent about two hours out there on BLM land that adjoins Templeton Equestrian Center. It was my first trail ride since I bought her, so I was curious to see how she reacted to everything. She was awesome. I am so proud of her today. She kept it together and even marched through a puddle. She got a nice easy workout and the sun felt so good. I wish I had my camera. I got this shot with my cell phone after we got back---she donned her western wear today and really worked up a sweat from the hills. Just so happy.

23 comments:

Ishtar said...

So happy for you!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photo and post. Glad the trail was nice to you both.

learninghorses said...

Way to go! Two hours is an awesome workout and it is great to see you finally having the rides you envisioned!

Kristine said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear that you are having fantastic rides! Yay! :)

Kathy C said...

Wow! You've got your Maddy back! Such great news.

Callie said...

Wow! Sounds exciting and fun! Glad she's mended and you were able to ride!

Molly said...

Nothing beats a good trailride. Maddie must have loved doing her job for you finally.
I mentally waved at you on Saturday as my plane took off from Portland. That's a wonderful place to live!

misha said...

Maddy sounds like a dream horse! :D

EquineSpirit said...

Awwwww...I'm so glad to hear things are going well with her! ((HUGS!!))

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm really glad to hear you had a great trail ride.

20 meter circle of life said...

Salem sunday.....

20 meter circle of life said...

opps salem Saturday as I think you have a clinic on Sunday

L said...

Way to go! And you might find that she is less spooky on trails than in arenas - there is plenty to keep her smart little mind busy out there, rather than her making up mischief. It must feel so good to be riding her again!

jdp said...

I'm sorry to be late to the party but nevertheless i am really happy for you. Maddy is such a beautiful horse and you two seem to have such a connection - I just knew your story hadn't come to an end!

I watched the trailer you posted a while back on your documentary and it looked excellent. Working on the backstretch of a track is such a fascinating experience. I can't wait to see the finished project. I think you are a very talented photographer so I really look forward to it.

Beth said...

She looks SOOOO happy!! So pleased with herself!

Tracey said...

Hooray! Things just keep looking up, don't they? Are you still going to give your girl away??? :)

Mrs Mom said...

Way to go Maddy! And Many MANY happy trails to you both for a very very looooonnnnngggg time to come!

fvclassic said...

very happy dance... i know the feeling when my TB mare was on "injured reserve"... First ride out.. proof that G-d exists :)

happy trails
gp in montana

Janine said...

I'm so happy for you. I have been keeping up with your blog for a long time now and absolutely love it. I recently purchased my own youngster that, like Maddie, proved to be more of a challenge than I initially thought. However, we are getting a good start and I have a fantastic coach. I've started a blog to document our progress as well here:
http://equinemusings.blogspot.com/

I have added you as a favourite link. I also do NH methods to some extent, more Clinton Anderson than Parelli though. Can't wait to see how things go for you!

horse owner said...

Its fantastic to hear about your horse recovering from such a nasty injury. Its an inspiration to read. I hope that you go on to have many more wonderful trail rides!

Pony Tail Club said...

YAY!

Foster Communications said...

I am so, so happy for you!

Deanna said...

Yay! Congratulations. :)

Deanna