So Newton doesn’t have any registration papers that I could find, so I have no way of knowing what day his actual birthday is. I think he was probably foaled in April, as most foals are, but I figured that MY birthday, on May 8th seemed as good a day as any to celebrate HIS birthday too. So call me silly, but I just couldn’t have a birthday-less pony lol. I decided that his birthday would also be my birthday, and we could celebrate together. So I got him an apple, stuck some old birthday candle I found in it, sang him the birthday song, blew out his candle, then fed him the apple. Newton enjoyed the apple, and it made me feel a bit better knowing he now had his “own” birthday as well. Yes, I DO realize it’s quite silly, but I adore my boy, so why not give him a birthday of his own?
My birthday also always falls around Mother’s day, so I got to spend some alone time with him for my birthday and Mother’s Day treat 🙂
So May was just another month of loving my pony, working on his training and conditioning, and getting into the groove of the equestrian lifestyle. It’s really starting to get warmer out, but I know the real heat hasn’t even begun yet! I’ve stocked up on fly spray, thrush meds (just in case) and shampoos… I’m ready for summer!
Newton has settled into the “pecking order” with his paddock buddies, two other chestnut geldings. I’ve started taking him on a trail across the road that has a nice long grassy path next to a lake. It’s great for a long canter to help condition him when we want to mix up riding in the arena all the time. Below is a picture of us on the trail. He’s really good on the trail. He will go out alone and not fuss, and not spooky. Really loving this boy more and more each day!
Really looking forward to growing our partnership and team. Everyday is a learning experience for both of us, and we are enjoying each other every chance we get!