Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mazzy Milestone

I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for this day. I rode Mazzy around (walk, trot and canter) today at her new home!!! We went to pick her up yesterday to haul her to her new home where I have my other horse Kylie. I haven't had them both at the same facility since Mazzy was weaned, so I have been driving alot between two facilities for the past three years. I wanted Mazzy to grow up with other babies so she could socialize and also be on big grass pastures. Grass pastures are a bit hard to come by in the Los Angles area, but I really lucked out and found, Tom Grether Farms, the most wonderful place for her to grow up. I will really miss the tranquility and the wonderful people there (but not the hour plus drive to get there every week). Three months ago I moved her from the life of leisure she was enjoying to a cowboy to get her started before bringing her to the show barn. He did an AMAZING job with her (see June 1st entry). So far things have gone pretty smoothly for my baby horse.

Yesterday we left the house at 8 am to pick her up and didn't get back home until 10:30pm. It was a long ride to go pick her up from the cowboy (4+ hours), and I rode her around up there before the long haul home. I couldn't wait to get to her new barn this morning and see how she was settling in. Having her only 15 minutes away is such a treat! I was so anxious to have my trainer see her since she had only seen her a handful of times before, and never under saddle. Mazzy couldn't have behaved better. She was quiet as can be and cruised around like an old pro. It is an extremely long wait between inception and finally being able to ride around with brakes, gas, and stearing. I am so excited to see what she turns into. So far, so good!


allhorsestuff said...

This is just the best thing ever huh...having your lovely mare home..15 minutes is a dream!
I am soooooo excited for you!She is so nice Tara, she really is!

Paint Girl said...

How exciting the Mazzy is home! It'll be so cool for you to have her so close to home.

Desert Rose said... are avery happy and proud Mama!!! Glad you family is together again. I also have a 45 minute commute each way to the stables here in the PNW!!! I the desert it's and easy 10 to 15 depending on traffic!

Anonymous said...

That is just wonderful! The cowboy who started her for you must have done a really splendid job - and she seems to be a really fine mare to begin with!

Shelly's Stuff Jewelry said...

Congrats on Mazzy's progress. I don't own any horses, but spend a lot of time around my neighbors (I love they way they smell, especially after they've eaten sweet feed). Her mare is expecting and she's very excited, but knows she's got a long road ahead with training!

fernvalley01 said...

So glad for you , she sure is a pretty girl!

storybeader said...

Oh, it sounds like a dream come true! I'm so happy for you! Hope she's settling in! {:-D

Ariel Yve said...

Awww, she is such a cutie!

I have a 7 month old filly who lives far away from me for the exact same reasons. The commute is rough, but I know she's happy. I too dream about the day I'll ride her.

I'm happy to hear that your wait was worthwhile. Best wishes to both of you!

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