Sweet Summertime

I would like to thank everyone who has read my blog, even if it was just once. As the semester comes to an end, so will my blog in a formal way. I expect to keep posting, especially about Paisley. Also, I will try to incorporate some other horse related things I learn along the way. I have learned that Journalism is NOT my thing, and that I will be leaving Rowan so I can switch my major back to Animal Science. However, I did learn a lot about writing for my readers and I hope that I did well in that sense.

Some of my better posts include:

Straight from 2011’s Youth World Champ

My Search for the Wild Ponies on Chincoteague Island

Horses & People Working Together at Shadow Equestrian

Map of “Must Know” Equine Locations in South Jersey

and Progress With Paisley

Also, if anyone is interested: this Friday, May 10, the Eastern Pennsylvania Reining Horse Association is having a spring show at the Dream Park. I plan to go as long as I don’t have to work. Reining is amazing, don’t miss out on this opportunity! That’s all for now. Thanks again.

I almost forgot!

Sorry, I almost forgot to give everyone the results of the poll for naming my mustang. It was a tie between Maggie, Penny, and Whiskey, where Belle had one vote. Since it is a three-way tie, I am naming her Paisley because that is fun, sweet  and so is she.  Everything is going very well, I can brush her, lead her, pick up her feet, she has been trimmed, put saddle her, get on her, and walk around bareback. She is awesome at turning, I have never seen a horse turn so well.

Ideally, horses are supposed to basically pivot on their hind end. This means, their back feet stay in place, and to turn, the horse crosses their front feet (one over the other) to well, pivot around! This video demonstrates the turn I am talking about, but obviously not so fast. There is also a discipline, or type of riding, for this skill called reining. It is by far the best event to watch because it is always exciting. Also, if you have a Facebook, you don’t have to add me as a friend, but you can like my page and follow along with what is going on with the training process. It will be a little easier and probably updated more often. Another thing coming up this week is a video so don’t go too far.

Oh! Sorry the pictures are so small; I have no idea what’s going on. However, you should be able to click on each one and see the image in a larger view.

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