It’s been so long since I’ve blogged on a decent schedule and at this point, I doubt I even have any readers left. 😉 My life has changed drastically in the last year. I’ve changed drastically in the last year…or rather, I’ve allowed the changes to become public. I’m who I’ve always been, but now I’m living it, living life as myself instead of a fake. It’s hard to keep track of blogging with work, a relationship, and of course, the horses. To recap for those that don’t follow me on other social media (@kalincraig on Instagram) I put Red up for sale. Some stuff happened, and my mother and I decided to keep him for an extra couple of months to get the situation settled. Long story. He’s being ridden at the walk by the kids, but I haven’t done much with him in two months. At this point, I’ve moved on, he’s officially in my mother’s name, per her request. I bought a horse about 4 weeks ago, an AQHA gelding, 12 years old, has had some reining training somewhere. We named him Sullivan but call him Sully for short. He’s more than likely a temporary mount for me until Ransom can take over, but I’ve enjoyed him. He’s an incredible horse. He had over a year off when I got him and he acts like he’s worked every day. Dreamy little lope, not that friendly on the ground but he’s an angel under saddle. Insanely sensitive, which has taken a lot of getting used to.
He needed some weight when he got here but he wasn’t bad. Needs some refreshing just to get his topline built up so he can really work properly, but he’s by far the nicest horse I’ve ever owned. We’ll see if Ransom can top it, high hopes. 😉 He works completely off of leg pressure and does not play around. No arguing, no debating, you ask, he does. It’s been a great thing for my confidence and happiness in the saddle.
We sold Gracie to a wonderful home, she’s with a trainer for 60 or so days and then will be ridden by a 14 year old boy who is absolutely in love with her. Perfect fit, and I get updates. 😉
Ransom is fabulous. Getting mighty close to 16.3hh now, I saddle him up a couple times a month and he never reacts. Lunges all cinched up without problems, w/t/c. Still need to do some desensitizing in new places because he likes bolting, but nothing horrible. He’s officially 2 years old, as of September.
He’s become second on the totem pole, right below Stormie, bossing the other boys around. He’s definitely the biggest, even makes Sully look small, and he’s around 15.3 and big boned. We’re getting very close to our year anniversary which is crazy. I’m looking forward to some trainer time this coming Summer.
And myself? I’m the happiest I’ve been in a very long time. Life is confusing, I’m trying to figure out jobs, college, relationships, moving out, independence, budgets…but I’m incredibly happy. So, that’s something.