Hello it’s me Sarah and guess what, I’m writing about horses again (gasp) ! Last night, me and my mom went to spice wood farms to go and try out a horse to lease. We tried out three, Vertigo, a grey 16hh horse, Lilac, a bay 14hh horse, and Sparrow, a black 16hh horse. Well, Vertigo just wasn’t a great fit for me, and lilac is lame (again) but the third horse Sparrow is absolutely perfect! He’s an OTTB (off the track thoroughbred) and he’s an amazing horse! We did some ground and flat work, and even though he’s kind of lazy sometimes, he was so great! We are hopefully going to lease him, and I can’t wait to see how things go!
The book I’m reading for ISR is called Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves mystery and comedy! Stargirl is a person who’s VERY different from others, from her pet rat cinnamon to her ukulele birthday songs. She’s always thinking of others, and giving gifts to make someone’s day. She will do anything for anyone, no matter how mean, how old, you name it! But after an incident (I am not going to say because I do not want to spoil the book) she’s treated like an outcast and definitely does something about it! It’s based in a small town called Mica, Arizona, a hot dessert town with few people, that like things traditional, but not if Stargirl has anything to say about it…. Well that’s my ISR book, and if you’re looking for something good to read, I would definitely check it out!
At the beginning of the summer, I started making horse treats that I know selll on my website and Instagram (@canter_confections ) ! This video is a recipe on how to make them, which I always found really helpful, and you can always add some of your own ingredients as well. I’ve found out that horses (and dogs too!) love them, and I love to make them too! Another horse treat business that I work with called Equine Snax that’s really great who’s site I’ve put down as well! If you want to learn more, go to this site!
Last night I went to rio vista farms to ride horses, and it went (mostly) well! I rode the horse I normally ride named Bond (who would be a beginner horse if he didn’t buck when he was excited) and we jumped about two feet. We did a lot of one handed and stirrupless work, and we worked a lot on postition as well, and when we jumped Bond was nearly perfect! The only thing is, he bucked after the last jump so I lost a stirrup and nearly fell of, but managed to stay on (thank goodness). He was a total star and I’m so glad that I have the amazing opportunity to go out and ride!