Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gracie goes to school

Today was the big day. 

Grace went to Riggs Training to be started.  I was a nervous wreck.  

I got to the barn early so I was able to give her a good grooming from top to bottom and also just to spend some time with her.  

I brushed her out and gave her a spray of  Eqyss Marigold Fly Spray..

I love this stuff.  It smells so good and works great.  A little spendy but I can spay her face and not worry about it bothering her.  
Then I wrapped her legs with her super fantastic flame leg wraps, you know because her reg name is Light Affire..

We then loaded into the trailer.  It went fine she loaded like a champ and off we went.  I followed behind and heard Gracie HOLLERING!! She was not happy to be in the trailer.  But the ride went fine with the small exception of the constructions stop we had to make the trailer was rocking like crazy.  When we got moving again she was fine.  

We got to Riggs and she unloaded a little sweaty but it was a short ride so it wasn't too bad.  She got settled into her new stall, and I unloaded all of her crap..supplement bags and stuff.  She is in for a rude awakening I think.  I'm kind of a push over and I don't think that Stacy puts up with any crap.  I'll need some training too...

So we'll see how far she gets in 30 days...I'll follow up with pics since I forgot the camera this morning in my rush to get to the barn. 

You hear so many training barn horror stories...I just cross my fingers that I chose a good one.  I have heard nothing good things about Stacy Riggs.  Let's just hope Gracie behaves!!


  1. I haven't heard anything good or bad about Riggs, FYI. But, regardless of the facility, definitely make unscheduled visits at least once a week. Unscheduled is the key word! Can't wait to see you on her!

  2. Oh Julie,

    I will be out at least every other night. I could not have taken her somewhere that wasn't close enough for me to make those unannounced visits. And I can't wait to get on her!! Dreams can come true!!