Abby did make my day better by A. Driving me to the barn, and B. Letting me borrow a book called $TUD, adventures in breeding. It's pretty cool. It's written by a non-horse guy. So far it's addicting. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Thoroughbreds, and truly believe that there is nothing better than an OTTB! (My crazy opinion, I know.)
I showed Denali the book since her grandsire, Storm Cat, is on the cover. I can see some similarities in their build. Other than that they have nothing in common. He gets paid $500,000 for 30 seconds, and the only way Denali could make that kind of money in 30 seconds is if she wore a black jammy mane tamer, and walked into the local bank with a gun. Not going to happen. Plus she's too lazy to actually run fron the scene of the crime.
Denali on her way to the bank. (Is it sad that I actually took time to make that, I suck at photoshop as well.)
Also, I'm not sure if I even mentioned Denali's "thing" with her halters. She eats them when she gets mad. I'm not kidding. When I was gone, apparently she didn't like that Ophelia kept getting to go into the arena. SO she ate Ophelia's halter and hers. This is halter number 7. I know that there are some people who will give me crap for using a rope halter, but honestly, it works so much better. I use a "normal" halter in the barn, but to lead her to and from I use this one. She'll eventually graduate to "normal" halter, but for now this is our choice. In case you were wondering, she eats "normal" halters too.
As for pictures of me and denali riding... not happening yet. Saturday maybe. I asked my trainer and she joked that she wants to make sure I'm doing it right before she takes my picture. I wasn't in the humorous mood. I didn't remind her, so no photos of us. I even made a point of matching. Oh well! Abby said she'd take pictures on Saturday. I might try to canter her. I'm just going to dial 911 and then all Abby needs to do is hit send.