After a long, crazy summer that shows in my neglect of posts, and the lack of planting any pumpkins for a Fall harvest, I finally have some time to catch up!
Actually, I may need to add a disclaimer to my blog; for I am no longer horseless, and a bit less of a housewife! I had suddenly found myself on the doorstep of two great opportunities. The first was a weekend summer job at a major Thoroughbred racetrack here in Chicago, and the second was the chance to finally instruct students again at a local riding school. Eventually, if you work around horses, you are bound to take one home, and that is what happened at the "Track". Having a second job at a lesson barn with an open stall: well, that's just karma.
So, without going into further details, here's Orion V: a 4 year old, dark bay Off Track Thoroughbred gelding- who will hopefully be my next Hunter!
He is the opposite of what you would expect from a 17 hands high, 4 year old "baby" whose whole life, up to meeting me, was to go fast at a mile distance. But, he has proven to be a lovable barn favorite, with a sensible head on his shoulders and a huge appetite! I got lucky.
More to come soon~