Thursday, March 18, 2010

They LOVE Each Other....Krissy and DD!!

Krissy is just an amazing horse....After having her that first week and having the "hives" issues I was a bit worried! She took her 3 days of meds and seems to be recovering just fine. She still has some bumps on her skin but I wonder if it is from the hives or maybe some mosquito's have paid her a visit?! Have I mentioned yet how SOFT Krissy is?! I totally thought when we bought her that they had lubed her up with some secret potion to make her that way but I have figured out that nope she's just a softy! And I love it!! She's like petting a velvet blanket LOL!










DD has been working with her and they are doing GREAT!! I cannot express enough how happy I am with this horse! DD is loving the fact that Krissy is smaller framed because that helps her knees LOL, she has always had a problem with getting sores on the insides of her knees from riding but she hasn't had that problem with Krissy. She just beams from ear to ear when she talks about that! Funny the things that make a kid happy!







We are currently spending some time getting DD's riding techniques back in check. All of this dramatic stuff she went through over the Winter has taken it's toll on certain things she does while riding. Like the placement of her feet, she had gotten so used to losing her stirrups that she would tuck her feet back to hold herself on and she carries that into when her feet do stay in the stirrups! She has been doing really good with that and a few other "technical" issues. So obviously she has worked the barrel pattern with Krissy but only 3-4 times each time she rides. She will walk her the first couple of times and trot 1 or 2 times around the pattern. The only thing we haven't let her do is a full blown out run on her, I am thinking that will only happen after I feel like her technique is back...










All in all I think we could not have asked for a better horse for DD, she is so pleased with her and so are we. Krissy is definitely the type of horse that before she is saddled she doesn't really want to much "attention" but after she is saddled she acts like a little lady so that is fine with me. Of course after she is done riding she likes to be loved on! I am so thrilled for their future together and cannot wait to see what this mare can do!











14 comments:

  1. She's a very pretty mare. Can't wait to see how DD does on her.

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  2. What a beautiful horse. I wish all the best for your daughter and Krissy.
    Can't wait to see some video of the two of them in action.

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  3. Just love pictures of "a girl and her horse"! Sounds and looks like she's a very good fit for you DD.

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  4. Could you have ended it with a better picture? That is just beyond sweet!

    I am *so* thrilled for you (well, for DD, but you're happy too!) and I know what a joy it is to really connect with a horse that seems made for you!

    I hope her bumps go away (my mare has sensitive skin and gets those too!) and that DD and Krissy are loping through the patterns in no time flat :)

    Seriously... this whole post brought a huge smile to my face. It can be so disheartening when you don't click with a horse and you really try. And then one just comes along like this and you can learn to relax and trust and ENJOY the ride.

    Those two look like a perfect match! Both pretty girls!

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  5. She is such a pretty rider! I can't wait to hear about their first competition!

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  6. Yay! I remember "clicking" with a horse when I was riding gymkhana. Her name was Fancy. She was MY horse, or at least she was supposed to be. The whole world is better when you click with your horse. I also remember the strawberries! Poor girl; tell her she's not the only one who gets them.

    She is such a beautiful mare. You guys really got lucky. It put a smile on my face to see these two together. Love the photo where Krissy has her eyes closed!

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  7. What good news! They look very nice together, you can tell Krissy is a nice mellow mare, and DD obviously adores her. Sounds like they are laying the foundation for a good partnership. Hopefully it will be a great rodeo season for them both!!

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  8. So glad that Krissy and DD are lovin'each other.

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  9. You guys are SO sweet!! All of your thoughts just mean the the world to me!! Thanks for making me smile!

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  10. Great pics as always...but that last one is so darn sweet. I'm so happy you found a horse for D....they will have a great future together!

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  11. This is great news, and I must say, they look good together. It's great that Krissy trusts DD so soon. I LOVE the look of barrelracing. I am going to get the whole family having a go this summer.

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  12. That is SO cool. I am so glad you finally found the right horse for DD. Krissy sounds like an absolute sweetheart... I love the last pic. Reminds me of me, when I give paint horse a kiss on the nose. :-)

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  13. Oh wow! I love this story! What a happier ending. Good for you for searching out such a good match for DD. They are so beautiful together. It's easy to see they are creating a bond...and that will carry right over into the riding and competitions, too.

    Those pics are just wonderful. Krissy is so relaxed that her lower lip is pouting. So cute!


    Congrats! I couldn't be happier for you guys!

    ~Lisa

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