Sunday, October 9, 2011

trail walk and one lovely blog award

Shyloh's new bridle has opened up a world of opportunity to us! Oh, the things we will be able to accomplish now! Today, we went on a trail walk!

Sandy and Forseti were going on a trail ride, so I asked to tag along at the walk. I bridled Shy up, put on her boots, and off we went. We went through tall grass, a field, and along a gravel road.
Out in the field
Sandy and Forseti
Shy was perfect! No spooks!! And she kept up a good walking pace. The only time she even lifted her head and perked her ears was when a man was cutting wood or something off in the distance. We encountered cars, frogs, barking dogs, and Forseti spooking at his own shadow. Shy seemed as calm and comfortable as can be. I am excited about her trail horse potential! 
On the road
Sandy and Forseti again
The funny thing about Shy is that she is such a stickler for the rules. She will only walk on if I am in the correct position between her head and shoulder. If I get too far ahead because she is being pokey, she will stop, and I have to re-position myself to get her going again.

Shy and I really worked up a sweat on our trail walk. It was good for both of us and it is something we will definitely be doing again, hopefully soon! And eventually, our trail walks will turn into trail rides.
Shy likes trail walks! Big smile!
As a reward for her good trail walk behavior, I gave Shyloh some apples to bob for in a bucket. She figured out if she drinks some of the water, then she can press the apple to the bottom of the bucket, making it easier to eat!  She then got to graze outside with Forseti. I do not know what I am getting myself into with her and Forseti, I just hope they do not become buddy sour!
Bobbing for apples in the bucket. 
Apple mush mouth

I won an blogging award!! It is a Lovely Blog award from Wolfie at What was I thinking. . . . . ? So, as part of this award, I am to pass it on to 15 other blogs and share 7 things about myself. So. . .here are the lucky 15!

And here are the seven things about myself. . .
1. I am easily excited. Small things make me happy, like today. I saw two big frogs on our trail walk! Actually, Shyloh spotted them first.
2. I hate doing dishes, but I do not mind doing laundry.
3. I love CSI and Law and Order type shows.
4. I cannot stand reality TV.
5. My favorite color is blue.
6. I love my phone. Seriously, I could not live without it. It does so much stuff! Games, internet, apps, phone. Most of my blog pictures are from the phone.
7. I have road rage. Driving is not my favorite thing to do.


  1. Glad you had so much success on your trail walk...that can only lead to bigger and better things! And congratulations on your blog cool is that!?

  2. Hey, you won, too!! Display it proudly :)

  3. Wow!! I am so honored! Thank you so much for the award!! And major congrats on getting the blog award yourself - you deserve it!!
    I loved reading about your trail walk. Shyloh looks so cute in her new bridle!

  4. Congratulations, and thanks so much for your kind award!

  5. What a great post - I love that you are taking your time with Shy and walking beside her. She will repay you with years of safe rides later. Good for you!

    Congratulations on the award and thank you for sharing it with me. I will post soon about the award. I love your list - cracks me up because we should combine our housekeeping chores - I LOVE doing dishes and hate laundry - isn't that funny?!

  6. I think it is wonderful how you are building up Shyloh's confidence. Thinking about her background, do you think that she would respond to verbal commands??

    I am with you on #2, 3, 4 and 7. Nice getting to know you. :-)

  7. Thank you so much!! I will pass the message onto Navvy Noo tonight and give him an extra special carrot! :-)

  8. Aww thank you so much!I've not tried giving my horse apples to bob for but I think he would love it!

  9. Thank you for the wonderful award. I am honored.

  10. Deanna - Thanks! Shy is rocking that bridle!

    Kate - Your'e welcome!

    Juliette - Safe rides are my top priority!! So, when are we going to do our chore switch?

    Wolfie - Shy responds really well to verbal commands and clucks on and off a lunge line. And thanks again for the award!

    ebs - You are welcome! I hope Nav enjoys his carrot!

    The horse talker - The apple bobbing was fun! Let us know how Trooper does!

    Gail - You are welcome :)

  11. Those are some choppers with that smile,lol. And im sure Shyloh is a great pal. Richard from Amish Stories.

  12. Oh my... thanks for the award. How sweet of you! I love how you are doing so much with Shy...from the ground! It makes me think I better get out and do more with my guys. I really think that they like attention - like to be doing something - whether it is from the ground, on top or behind!

  13. Camryn here:
    Congrats on the Award, and thanx for bestowing one on me as well. That was really nice. Love your new bridle Shy

  14. Richard, Shyloh is wonderful!

    Dreaming, You deserve it! So do Pippin and Doc! And of course they like attention, they are Haflingers!

    Camryn, You and your mom deserve it, too! And thanks!


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