Monday, December 28, 2015

All In A Year (2015 Breyer Collection)

Hello Everyone!!

I didn't half as many models this as I got last year, BUT this year the models I got were ones I really wanted/have wanted for a long time, so I was glad to get them. :D

Secretariat (No name yet!) 

Catty Little Snazz (My holy grail baby)

Harley D Zip 

OT Sara Moniet


Midnight Tango


Liam-2015 HOTY


Buckskin Angel

*No name*

My Factory Flaw Stablemates 

Gentle Giants set, regular Warmblood 2015 mare, and a mini whinny. :D 

I got 20 new models this year...and have a little bit of space left so that I can get more models next year. :D 

Did you get any new models for Christmas? What were they?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you all have had/are having a great Christmas, and are enjoying the Holiday season!

This afternoon Ollie was out in the pasture with Sherman, and I decided to bring him one of my organic made-with-real-sugar-instead-of-fake-stuff candy canes. He was quite excited when he saw me walk out of the house crunching plastic in to my pocket!

We are total dorks. :)

100 percent dork. :D 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Bridle-less and Random Fun

Hello Everyone!

Today I paid my sister to take a bunch (438) pictures of Ollie and I.  Lots of snow was in the round pen and he didn't want to do a lot of running in it (which I understand) so our ride wasn't very long. However, he was perfect and was so good that I ended up taking his bridle off and riding him without it.

Of course, I also did some quick collection and bending work. For Ollie, he needs lots of flex repetition for him to get soft. He learns fast, but for him to be where I want him takes longer. I am looking for him to be really, really soft.

Collection at the walk

Lateral Flexion

Bending the Ribs

Collection at the trot. 

Then I let him loose. I didn't want to do too much bending in the snow so I mostly left him alone with that.

Then I decided to take his bridle off......

...and ask for the walk, trot and canter. 


He did great!!! As soon as I asked for him to stop he would, he would turn, backup, and stay to the outside of the circle when I asked him. I love my boy. :)

I hope this weather holds out so that the snow can melt and I can ride him even more. He is going to be a great show horse someday!