Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Ride With Poco

Recently I've been spending a lot of time getting to know Bob, the Quarter Horse I recently purchased.  Poor Poco hasn't been getting very much attention so yesterday I decided to spend some time with him, starting with a nice long grooming session and then a ride.

I've been working on turning my paddock into an outdoor riding area.  I've installed outside lighting and will soon have outdoor speakers so I can ride to music, something I really enjoy.  The space has recently been serving dual purposes - for riding and also giving Poco and Bob a break off of the late spring grass.  Now that the grass is drying out from the warm weather they can stay out in the field and I get the stock tank out of there.

Hank, following behind me as Poco and I rode.  My husband would open the gate and bring him out but Hank would sneak behind the barn, under the fence and then back in with me.

Here he is again - trying to be discrete about sneaking back inside.  And yes, at 50+, you bet I use that mounting block!

Bob, my new horse, watching from the outside.  I think he was a little jealous at all the attention Poco was getting.

Poco is the kind of horse that can sit in the pasture for months but always gives me a great ride with no issues.  He is a good boost for my confidence and riding Bob, who pushes my envelope a little bit.  It was a great ride on a nice day.


  1. It's wonderful that Poco can get right back into the swing of things even after a long break. Congratulations on your new addition! Bob looks like a sweetheart.

  2. Awesome photos of you guys !
    I always had to use a mounting block when mounting a larger horse as I am only 4'9' lol yeah a real short ass lol got the short end of the stick believe me I have heard it all lol its not that I am short its that everyone else is tall lol thats my story and I am sticking to it lol but I prefer ponies no bigger then 12 hands ! Have a great day !

  3. Nice to have a horse like Poco, isn't it. I bet Bob will be a lot the same way from what you have said. Can't wait to hear more! Love the dog!

    I recommend everyone use a mounting block if there is one handy. I can easily mount from the ground, but use my trailer, picnic tables or whatever else is around. It's easier on the horse.

  4. Yay Poco! He's so gorgeous. I'm glad you had a fun ride.

    Your arena is going to be nice. :D

  5. Looks like you're having a ball with your new horse - good for you! He looks and sounds like a real find.
    Best wishes,