Monthly Archives: June 2007

Lesson 10.12

With the extreme heat, M has been re-scheduling as many lessons as possible for the cooler morning hours.  She knows that I work and can't really come much earlier, but she called because she couldn't remember whether or not I … Continue reading
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Medallions Day 2 – Keeping the Pressure Steady

  Me and Blondie heading into class Laurie and Rachel crashed in my room again, and once again they were like little ghosts.  Or maybe trolls.  I woke up around midnight and noticed their bags piled by the door, but … Continue reading
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Medallions – Driving for Fun but not much profit

Academy rider trotting into class Laurie and Rachel crashed in my room last night, and they didn't get there until after midnight.  I woke up, thinking that they weren't coming, and was going to throw the deadbolt.  That's when I … Continue reading
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Medallions – First day of the show and bad news from the Barn

Jen & Woody in Delaware 2006 The Medallions horse shows started yesterday, and I arrived at the Ingham County Fairgrounds without incident.  I even had time to locate the bookstore at the local mall, where I finally scored a copy … Continue reading
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Lesson 10.11

Wednesday was a bearable 79 degrees, and it wasn't disgustingly humid.  The lesson riders were Laurie on Gio, Audie on Summer, Maggie on Zeb, Amber on Harley, and me on Jimmy. The lesson was pretty uneventful, though Jimmy and I … Continue reading
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Lesson 10.10

Monday's lesson horse was Jimmy.  It was in the 90s and humid.  Ugh!  The sand in the arena just sticks to everything when it's that hot! We worked on trotting figure 8's at the sitting trot, which was supposed to … Continue reading
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Sunday at the Barn – Watch out for those cones!

I had a driving lesson today, which is no surprise considering the horse show is next weekend.  As it was hot and humid at 9:30 AM, I can't say that I was upset to not be riding.  I think yesterday's … Continue reading
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Lesson 10.9

Friday night, I rode Blondie.  I remembered to put on spurs this time, and I thought it helped at first.  She started getting long and dropping her head near the end of the lesson, and I just couldn't get her bridled … Continue reading
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Lesson 10.8

For the Wednesday night group lesson, I rode Sammy.  He's a little more subdued now that he's on pasture board, and my arms were given a pleasant respite from having to constantly try to contain his boundless energy.  It was … Continue reading
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Lesson 10.7 – Bonus Group Lesson!

  Ah, tonight was a bonus! There were three of us, so it was an official group lesson! An extra half hour of saddle time! Yay!! I rode Zeb, and Hannah and Anna rode Jimmy and Wildchild. Zeb was really … Continue reading
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