Sharon and Sienna

Sharon and Sienna

Social Media Internship

I was fortunate enough to be offered a Social Media Internship with Parelli, which has now turned into a permanent position.
I am excited to be here in Pagosa Springs on this journey and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.

Friday, August 20, 2010

How did she do that?

It seems it's been a while since I wrote my last blog, but having Sienna here puts a whole new spin on: "Time flies when your having fun!"

Gina, Kerrin and I leave the office around 12.30, go back to the ranch, grab a quick lunch then go get our horses. We usually just let them graze for the half hour that we have with them and before we know it, we are rushing back to work.
After work, we head back to the ranch again, grab a quick dinner then go get our horses once more. We usually have a couple of hours before the sun goes down so we make the most of it.
Last weekend was our first full weekend with the horses and on Saturday, Sienna and I participated in the Parelli games that they have here on the weekends, we did our online, liberty and freestyle challenges and as usual, Sienna did just great. In the afternoon we played in the honeycombs and the playground, and it was such a beautiful day.
Sunday I planned to ride her a little more around the property to get her used to the surrounding areas, but when I woke up Sunday morning and looked out the window of the cabin, (I can see the horses from my top bunk,) Sienna was not in her pen!!!!!.......
Boltar, Titan and Sienna in their pens

My heart started beating fast as I rubbed my eyes to wake them up, and looked around in a panic to see if I could see her......then I spotted her standing outside Titan's pen (Gina's horse, they are quite the buddies), they were hanging out.I got dressed in a hurry and legged it down to the pens. One of the Fast Track students got to her first and put her back in her pen, but when I got up close, all the hair was missing off Sienna's spine.

My heart started pounding even faster not knowing what she had done to herself and how hurt she might be. I started looking around her pen for signs of a struggle, there really wasn't any. But I did find some of her hair under the bottom rail and in the empty pen next to her, plus that pen was not closed and that's how Sienna got out. All I can surmise is that she laid down and got herself so far under the bottom rail, that when she went to stand up, she had no other option than to go forward.
Apart from the hair missing off her back she was also swollen by her right withers, but other than that she was in good shape....just obviously very sore.
Sienna's swollen withers and missing hair

So my poor girl has been out of action this week as far as riding, but we have had some fun on the ground and just taking it easy. Hopefully she will be OK for a saddle fitting on Sunday (which we were supposed to do the day she hurt herself), but I will probably give her another week off from riding. It will just mean more undemanding time, and there is nothing wrong with that :0)


  1. Can't wait to play with you guys :-)

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 1Star Parelli Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central

  2. OUCH !!! Poor girl the good thing is its cold at night so its like getting iced. By the way Sharon I am sooo happy for you, your new door opening and you running through it !!! Not really good at this computer thing so will try to keep up with you. Luv and miss ya, Lori