This is my sister and her Appy mare "Pantz". she was given the horse when she participated in a drill team , Emerald Rein" for a few years time. Pantz's owner did not like her much and decided my sis would be a better fit. The drill team was the only way for her to ride at the coast where she lives. The area has very little to offer for facilities and organised riding groups. Her Thoroughbred St. Timothy had passed and Washashe was living there still and green.
In 2008 she lost her boarding facility. It was sold to private owners that had not
wanted to keep it a boarding facility. There was Nowhere else to board for her so she called me, as I was boarding at a nice facility near Canby with Washashe mare.
That seems forever ago!
I also got the use of her Truck and trailer for over a year!!! Freedom!
She used to help me with my riding all the time, and I loved that! We would go late at night to my arena and ride to classical music.She would video me riding then, we'd go back to our mom's as watch/review. Video man...it is the best for seeing the truth!
Last year, we moved to the boarding facility that almost broke us up as sisters(if you can do that) She was soo displeased with my choice and now, hind sight reveals why. It was the worst decision I have ever made!
So...have ya gathered that- My sissy is coming to visit us for a week, with her horse Pantz!!!
I am really looking forward to taking her to all my riding places and the arenas in the area.
No doubt, we shall go to McIver State park, the location of my very first trail ride on Washashe. ABOVE.
I was so nervous about this outdoor ride, I had my siss pony me from Pantz. It became apparent that the Wa was so enthralled with the outdoors..she thought everything through and was steadfast about staying the course.
Pantz is totally Washashe's lead mare and Wa LOVES HER!!!
So, I am getting ready for the company at my stable....she has a stall next to Wa already. My PBO is making a gate at the end of a 100 foot graveled run for Pantz. Over the weekend, I got LIGHTS inside the stalls as well as more lights in the main barn. It is really getting nice!
So, now all I have to do is WAIT....I cleaned out my area in the tack room, a tad, for my sissy's tack...though, I bet it will go inside my trailer- as we shall go to more State Parks/Horse parks, than ride my area...tis a bit slippery and needs to be groomed from the winter storms.
First thing Monday, both mares have an apt with the tooth Dr. Then the Horse therapist on Weds.