I’m still here! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. Nothing terribly new happening, but as they say, no news is good news.
The weather has gotten about 10-15 degrees cooler, so we are all enjoying the mid-70’s/low 80’s. And the perfect weather has led me, my husband, and the horses all to having perfect drives lately.
Luke is being prepped for a show this coming weekend, so I will have plenty of pictures then! Managed to convince my husband to finally show him now that show season is almost over! I don’t think there’s any more shows after this one. Wish him luck!
Chewbacca has had 3 more drives this past week. He is now on drive #11. He is doing fantastic. I plan to start working him out of the arena more, but I want to get shoes on him first.
Dixie is doing great, too! Fat and sassy as ever, but she’s been driving like a good girl and recently went out for about 3 miles.
And Jesse is doing excellent as well!! I’ve worked with him 6 times now and every time I see more old training shining through as the dust gets wiped off, and I learn more about his personality. He’s very introverted and not a “pocket pony” type. He works because you tell him to, not because he likes you or likes to please. He’s a little skittish and wary of where you are and what you’re doing, but he doesn’t have a mean bone in him. Stubborn, maybe, and buddy sour, but not mean. He has had enough training on him to know every trick in the book on how to get out of work. I’ve learned quickly that if you just “argue” your way through his little antics, he moves on and finds something new to fight about. But really, he is doing well. He steers like a champ, and he actually flexes onto the bit, too! Imagine that. He can really move well when he’s travelling like he’s got somewhere to go, too. I’ve begun working him with PVC poles, and I believe he is about 6 sessions away from being hitched. I’ll have to get pictures.
I have been completely slacking on pictures, photoshop learning, and all things photography. Heck, it’s already halfway through August and I haven’t done pictures of the horses yet this month. (I take pictures of them every month). So, with the horse show this coming weekend and the beautiful weather, I have no excuse to not take pictures! So, pictures to come! (eventually…..)
My diet has hit a massive roadblock. Ugh. I am 6 months into this and 36 pounds down. I am more than halfway through my 60 pound goal, and I have been STUCK for the last 3 weeks. Haven’t dropped a pound. I’ve gone up, then down, then up, then down, but not down past 36 pounds. Totally stuck and very frustrated. grrr…. I think I am “maintaining” when I want to be losing!! I need to make a chance in my diet. I’ve stopped eating sugar, stay completely away from high fructose corn syrup and processed sugars, too. I don’t eat snacks like potato chips anymore, either. Right now my diet consists of pretty much just yogurt and fish. But I still have carbs, too. I’m trying to cut out carbs, but sometimes I have a bun, or snack on crackers. I hate to say it, but the next step I need to take to get down the 25 more pounds may be to quit carbs! (oh no!)
So as of today, I’m going carb-free. See if that will last more than a few days, lol! But I need to try something to start the losing again.
Well, that’s all, folks!