Archive: 2010

A Flossie Flossie Christmas

Posted on 25 December 2010 | 2 Comments

Today was a very Flossie day. I got a canvas with a photo of Floss on it plus a set of notecards with her photo on it. She looks just like a fairytale pony. And Barb and family gave me three great photos of Flossie-Pants and me in a nice pink frame. I am very lucky that Lesley has taken so many lovely photos of us. Flossie even gave me four powder-blue pony boots and Mum gave me an I-love-Floss T-shirt with "Deeplake Fascination" on the back. Merry Christmas to Floss! I can't wait to see her and give her a special Christmas carrot.

Te Kauwhata A & P Show

Posted on 11 December 2010 | 6 Comments

Flossie was such a good show pony for me again. I fed her hay and an apple after all her hard work. Mum and Dad sneakily gave Floss a ginger kiss which she loved and Alan let her have some fizzy drink. Barb says Floss is a "real foodie". Floss and Diva love each other so much. They neigh to each other from across the show-grounds and really miss each other when they're apart!

Show prep

Posted on 10 December 2010 | 0 Comments

I went to ride Flossy today. Barb was preparing Diva, another pony, so my mum was looking after me. She was very VERY annoying. Flossy was quite naughty because every time we stopped she would put her head down so she could eat grass. After that Bella and I washed and shampooed Floss. I had to put purple liquid on Flossy's socks to make them whiter.


Posted on 8 December 2010 | 0 Comments

I brushed Floss all over, her mane, tail and body. Today we did lots of trotting and cantering. We also did some jumping which Floss loves. After one jump we were cantering and Mum yelled out: "Stop, stop," and I almost fell off but didn't.

Whangarei A & P Show

Posted on 3 December 2010 | 4 Comments

Had a great day at Whangarei. The amazing Floss worked so hard once again. I fed her the pizza crusts left over from lunch. Thanks to Ben for the professional quarter-marks combed onto Flossie's rump. At the truck next door Bella and I patted a little dog called Zorro.


Mum's first time leading!

Posted on 27 November 2010 | 5 Comments

Today I went to Cambridge A & P Show. Barb led me for three classes and my mum led me in six classes. It was her first time leading me so it was a big experience. When you won a ribbon you got a prize. I got two brushes, two caps, one T-shirt, one sponge, a browband cover (thanks to NZ Racing Wear) and one WHOLE bag of feed. My mum got a ribbon too, which was VERY funny! Below is a photo of Floss being brushed with one of her new brushes. I am wearing one of my new caps too!

Te Aroha A P & H Show

Posted on 20 November 2010 | 11 Comments

Floss was the perfect pony once again. She also made friends with a tiny dog called Ruby. And I was Reserve Champion Rider.

A day in the country

Posted on 13 November 2010 | 6 Comments

Today I went to Clevedon A & P Show. I think Flossy was a very good pony because she came first in best pony! Lots of friends and family came to watch me ride because the show was so close to Auckland.

Riding with my friend

Posted on 7 November 2010 | 10 Comments

Victoria came riding with me. She rode Mindy. (Thank you Bella for lending us your pony!) And I rode Floss. I did lots of trotting and some jumping. I think Flossie might want to be a show-jumper when she grows up! Then Victoria and I swapped ponies and I fell off Mindy going over a jump. :( That is fall number two.

Sleeping beauty

Posted on 31 October 2010 | 4 Comments

So cute! Look at her little hoof sticking out of the blanket. This is the beautiful Miss Flossie-Pants fast asleep at Waikato show while her stable-mate, Legs, was winning Supreme Champion Pony. A big congratulations to Bella and Legs!

Waikato A & P Show

Posted on 30 October 2010 | 3 Comments

I went to my fourth show and Barb was leading me for the first time. Barb was really good. At the end I gave Floss lots and lots of food (including hot chips). I was picking up Floss' hay and putting it back in her hay-bag because she was such a good little show pony. She's never put a foot wrong for me in the ring.


Posted on 27 October 2010 | 4 Comments

At Barb's house I was jumping! I even cantered over one jump! Flossy even likes salt-and-vinegar chips. Is she a pony or is she a piglet?

Hawke's Bay A & P Show

Posted on 22 October 2010 | 6 Comments

Flossie was amazing at the show today. Best girl ever. I love her so much. And I could not believe that she ate some of my nachoes for lunch. What a strange pony. She loved them!

Serious training

Posted on 15 October 2010 | 1 Comments

I was on Flossy and she was very speedy. She was great on the lunge. We did about ten circles. I practised holding the reins short and pushing her into a trot without kicking her. 

Big day out

Posted on 10 October 2010 | 8 Comments

We are all very tired after our big day out at Matamata A & P Show. Floss was such a dream to ride. She really deserved her lunchtime feed afterwards.

Riding with Bella

Posted on 4 October 2010 | 2 Comments

Today I went riding on Floss with my friend Bella who rode Legs. After we brushed the ponies we fed Millie the lamb and talked about our holidays.


Posted on 25 September 2010 | 1 Comments

Today I learnt how to rise to the trot on the correct diagonal. Then we went for a ride along the road and Floss saw her very first cow. 

Grooming Floss

Posted on 18 September 2010 | 2 Comments

No riding today. Bella and I brushed Floss and combed her mane and tail. We also gave Millie the lamb her bottle. Here is a photograph of Bella and me getting ready to ride in the show last weekend.

My first show!

Posted on 11 September 2010 | 10 Comments

Floss and I went to Pukahu show in Hawke's Bay and it was tons of fun. I won my first ribbon and had a terrific day. Thanks so much to our fabulous team leader, Claire. And, of course, to Barb.

Cute black lamb!

Posted on 4 September 2010 | 2 Comments

Floss was really good today. She knew exactly when to start trotting. It was like she read my mind. I gave her lots of pats. After I brushed Floss I gave the little black lamb a bottle. So cute! Her name is Millie now.


Shampooed Floss' tail

Posted on 28 August 2010 | 0 Comments

I had a great ride on Floss today. She was very good. We even went over some little jumps. And afterwards I shampooed her tail which was quite dusty.

Trotting practice

Posted on 22 August 2010 | 1 Comments

I did lots of trotting on Floss today. I was trying to get her going just the right speed. Not too fast and not too slow. My legs are a bit sore from all the riding.

Riding fun

Posted on 21 August 2010 | 0 Comments

Today I had a really long ride on Floss. I also rode by myself in the arena. Floss was really great. PS I held the cutest ever black sheep called Sabrina. She is only six days old.

Back in training

Posted on 8 August 2010 | 0 Comments

Floss has been on holiday for a few weeks and I rode her today for the first time in ages. She was great and I practised my trotting and my steering. I brushed her and helped pick out her hooves. It has been really rainy and Floss is wearing seven different blankets today. I counted.

Happy birthday, Floss!

Posted on 1 August 2010 | 1 Comments

Happy birthday to Floss who turned five-years-old today. It was too rainy to ride but I gave her a hug and a carrot. Floss was clipped last week and Barb gave me a container full of her fur to take to school to show the girls tomorrow. 

Rising to the trot

Posted on 8 July 2010 | 1 Comments

Today I learnt to rise to the trot. Everyone was so happy. Mummy had been worried that I might have been the only girl at Pukahu show who couldn’t rise. Thanks for all the lessons, Barb.


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My first fall

Posted on 19 June 2010 | 0 Comments

Today I fell off Floss for the first time. I did a forward roll over her shoulder. It didn’t hurt much and Floss stopped to wait for me to get back on.

Cute Floss

Posted on 5 June 2010 | 0 Comments

Today Floss neighed when she saw me. It was so cute!

Show pony book

Posted on 16 May 2010 | 0 Comments

Uncle Patrick and Auntie Sarah visited and gave me a fantastic book about show ponies. Mum made Nigella Lawson's cheese scones for afternoon tea.

I LOVE Floss

Posted on 9 May 2010 | 0 Comments

It felt a lot different to actually ride my very own pony. I love Floss

Floss is mine!!

Posted on 1 May 2010 | 4 Comments

I now own Floss! I can’t believe I have my very own pony. Thank you, Mummy. Thank you, Daddy. I can’t wait to tell the girls at school tomorrow.

Floss is awesome

Posted on 27 April 2010 | 0 Comments

I went to ride Floss again. An ‘equine behaviourist’ called Cheski came too to make sure Floss was quiet and kind enough for a learner rider. She made me get on and off Floss a lot of times and she waved a rake around her head and even dropped it but Floss didn’t mind at all.


Posted on 24 April 2010 | 0 Comments

A vet called Hadyn from Auckland Veterinary Centre checked out Floss and said she was in great health

Floss - first meeting

Posted on 13 April 2010 | 2 Comments

We drove out to Karaka to see a pony. She is a bay called Floss. I rode her. She is gorgeous.  Mummy says we have to have her checked out before we buy her.

I am getting a pony

Posted on 12 April 2010 | 0 Comments

I told one of my school friends I was getting a pony and she didn’t believe me.