12.03.2012

cierra withdrawl

We miss having Cierra at home, Koda & Nemo included. It's only been one week, but we drove up to see her anyways.  She is starting to learn & adjust to being in school, but I found her quiet and kinda sad. I don't remember this with Koda & Nemo, maybe because we sent them to training together and they lived next to each other? or didn't visit as early? Being in a corner stall, without a next door neighbor doesn't help a sociable girl. She does have neighbors across the aisle. I think they'll eventually move her out of what seems to be the intro-stall, and our next visit will likely find her completely adjusted. Cierra isn't a princess up there, just another horse in for training. Yes, we've spoiled her with attention and growing up is hard...



stalled
Cierra


...Brad brushed & brushed & brushed his girl, even tho she didn't really need it. The bite marks she had from home are already filling in, she looked good...



brushing
brush lovin'

...the trainers barn feels different this year. Good ol' Howard (her dalmatian) wasn't there to greet us, he passed on from old age over the summer. There is only one horse left that I know, Rasta. You might remember him from previous posts, we've gone trail riding with him a couple times.  I've got nothing to do but take pictures...



gazing
Brad & his girl


...must feel good to get out of the stall and go for a walk...





walking


...and enjoy just being together.



snacking



9 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Sweet. I can see that there is a great relationship here. How long will she be in training?

aurora said...

Thanks Lori! We plan on three months of training year the first year, but it will depend on how things progress. Our trainer trains the young horse & rider as a team. Koda/I needed an extra month, so we did four months our first year.

Ann said...

black beauty

fernvalley01 said...

hardest part of it is to let someone else care for them while they are away. Even when you know they are taking good care, no one loves our horses like we do

aurora said...

We agree Ann, thanks for the compliment.

You hit the nail on the head Fern. We know whole-heartily she is being well taken care of, or trust me Cierra wouldn't be there. Our trainer loves all animals beyond measure, but she's got a job to do and many horses to do it with. We aren't paying her to spoil our horse, pretty sure we've got that part covered!!

Kimberly Taylor said...

Horses needs good
horsemanship
and loving trainer. However nothing can compare to the affection that the owner can give. Hope Cierra will be home soon.

Firas said...

Very interesting series! Good shots )

C-ingspots said...

It can be heartbreaking to leave our babies somewhere other than our home, but you know that your visit will help. She will blossom and become stronger and more independent because of this time at your trainer's. I love how much Brad loves his horse - it shows!!

Shirley said...

She has sure grown up! It's a hard transition from being at home to going to school, she has a lot to think about. I bet she was pretty happy to get the attention from Brad.