Breakthroughs With Bella

Yesterday I finally had some time to play with both girls. Between being busy with the farm and the weather, our sessions have been sporadic the past few weeks. We all enjoyed getting back to the arena and had a lovely time. Afterwards, we set up the trailer to...

Lessons From Bella

I mentioned in my last post that Bella is most certainly in my life to teach me things in ways that Estella can’t. Estella is confident, pushy, and curious, which is definitely the kind of horse I like. A big difference from Bella’s more skeptical nature, something I haven’t...

Bella Training Update – 2

My last Bella update has been about a month ago and I feel like we have changed drastically since then. Although she is still quite timid in certain situations, the change in her calmness has been incredible. She is finding relaxation sooner and coming back to it quicker. What I have...

Bella Training Update – 1

Bella has been with me for over two weeks now and I have been playing with her for just over one week. Some general thoughts about my initial experiences with her: She is such a sweet girl and tries really, really hard. She definitely wants to be a “good...

Settling In

Now that we have all been home for over a week, everyone is really starting to settle in. My 4:45 AM alarm doesn’t bother me (thank God I am a morning person), our schedules are in full swing and the girls are really calming down. The only thing we...

Introducing Bella

I know everyone has been wondering who this adorable pony is in all my photos, so it’s time I introduce Bella! When we officially closed on the house, one of my first concerns was finding a companion for Estella. We all know how difficult mares can be making friends,...