Category Archives: Annie

We got ANNIE!


Sunday, October 31st, 2021 | Filed under Annie




Last week, Gillian (who trains Dalton) and I went down to Southern CA to pick up Annie!

Annie is going into training with Gillian, too!

PHOTOJOURNAL

The California coast line… we took the 101 which brings us through Malibu. Very nice ride.

My friend, Lor, had been documenting the last two years with Annie!

Lor hired also hired a professional still photographer to shoot Annie’s last day in Southern CA.

Heartfelt goodbyes

Lor hugs Gillian and wishes us a safe drive home

Off we go!

Annie in her new digs next to Dalton!

They have side by side paddocks and the use of the huge field around them. Dalton also gets turned out with the babies on several acres – he’s a great Uncle to them! (More on that later!)

Here they are! Two peas in a pod!

Annie looking at me as I drove away.

 

And now it begins… trail training! 


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AN UPDATE ON ANNIE!


Monday, October 19th, 2020 | Filed under Annie




Almost exactly a year ago, Annie went to live with my very best friend since we were 5.  When Annie left, I was sad, but I knew that I couldn’t give her the training she needed – and that I hadn’t been able to work with her like I had intended due to my hip (which was replaced shortly after Annie left).

Lots of excuses but basically, Annie needed concentrated training and I couldn’t do that for her.

I knew my friend could.  And, she’s actually a way better rider than I will ever be, and they really clicked when they met.  So, it seemed like the best idea for them both.

Me and my very best friend, Lorelei, two years ago – as my hip was failing – we spent a weekend at the V6 Ranch and discussed Annie.  (She’s the blonde.)

FAST FORWARD A YEAR…

It took a while for Annie to become familiar with her new digs –  but once she was good to go, they hit the ground running… in this year, Annie has had her teeth/feet done regularly, had constant massages and body work,  and she is trained 5 days a week.

Progressively, Annie, my friend and her trainer have worked miracles.  Annie is not only under saddle, but she rode in a parade last week!

Here is a small progression of photos.

Annie rolling after a bath.

She looks so small here… but she’s just back in frame. That is Lor’s husband walking Annie.

Annie likes her new young friends around the barn!

Here she is, pre-parade bath.

Annie is on the far left. She did great in the parade – no drama at all! Here you can see that she is much taller than the other horses.

Here is Lorelei riding Annie (although we are the same height, Lor’s legs are MUCH longer than mine…)

OCTOBER BUCKET FUND!!  Let’s help NUNU recover!  She is the horse who was ridden at a run for 7 miles on a Chicago freeway.  OMG.  I cannot tell you how I feel about the idiot who did this to this mare.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and will go to her recovery.  Yes, she is alive.

Click here to donate!  THANK YOU THANK YOU.

 


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