well, I should be heading back to Cumbria on Friday, but here's an update from back at home!
"Robbie Rotten" - as I've called him
I know the whole Lazy Town fad has died off, but the nickname fits Robin so well. Robin is yet another ottb, but I've had him since I was 15, and I've had him since he was a yearling, and he's 17 now! He's retired from any sort of undersaddle showing, and at the moment he's on a break from riding till the spring when it's warmer. Like mentioned in a previous update, Robin has very bad arthritis due to his not so nice past. Robins going to be up for stud soon enough, and I hope he can start a good bloodline of his own, he does have three foals at the moment! One of them is named Little John, aka, Johnny, who's going to be coming back to English Yew pretty soon. You're probably wondering why he's called Robbie Rotten- WELL, I'll have you know Robin is the angstiest horse in the world, and he is extremely sassy with a whole lot of personality. It's very rare for Robin to stand square like this, he's usually fidgeting and looking around. Lynwood managed to get a photo of him standing square when Winfred, (Walt's husband) was handling him. Woody was telling me how Robin actually got along well with Winfred, which has been giving me some thoughts...
Silver is another ottb of mine, she's got a bit of an odd build to her, but she has an amazing brain. She's a very smart horse, and has this kind of look in her eye when you're talking to her that it seems like she understands everything you're saying! She's been off track for about a year now and I trust this mare with everything! Usually, Walt takes lessons on her twice a week, and I was iffy at first, since she's insanely tall, but she's proven that she can handle a tiny rider like Walt, since she's used to me- and Walt is the equivalent of one half of me. (Though she gets a little antsy, only because she sometimes thinks Walt's a jockey, but she's working on it!) For the time I've been gone, I've allowed Walt to ride and school her along with Midnaeti, and Silver had coaxed him into giving her plenty of treats after every ride. as if she wast fat enough. But, Walt's told me he's been having a lot of fun with Silver, and it seems like he enjoys the big sportier hot-blooded horses, instead of the usual cold-blood horses he rides. Though, Silver isn't very hot..
Everyone's first look at Lynwood (because I'm too lazy to show his face, ew) of course the only reason I show him is because he's on what might be my prettiest horse, Ian. AKA, EYEC Lasting Impression, a 5 year old ISH. He mainly does show jumping, but I would like to start him in eventing, but of course he needs to learn dressage. Originally he was going to start next week and have a month of dressag, however since I'm not here this week he gets to start early! and he hates it! Ehh I'm just kidding, Ian isn't used to dressage at all, since I've never ridden him in a dressage saddle, its very new to him. Woody took him out for his first schooling session in an empty paddock- since it was lovely out. The catch is- it was the empty mare field, Ian is a young stallion, he was acting a little excited. But nonetheless, I think he's make a beautiful dressage horse. I kinda have a bias though