Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Lesson that Wasn’t

Today's lesson was canceled.  There was no power at the barn, and with the blustery weather, M thought a lot of people wouldn't show anyway.  It was so cold when I got up this morning!  From 47 to 10 overnight … Continue reading
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The Broken Pony

Here is Jimmy pretending to be sweet and innocent Good God! I had to punch a horse upside the head last night, and it wasn’t even mine! Jimmy started acting like a total jerk at the canter, due in part … Continue reading
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Sunday at the Barn

Look at me!  I'm a lawn mower! Here is the first of two catch up posts.  Sunday was the start of a mini heat wave, but I felt colder than when the temps were in the teens. Maybe that’s an … Continue reading
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Another Cold Night

I am trying to deal with a sick dog, so I'm a little pressed for time tonight.  He keeps needing to go outside (I'll let you guess what's wrong with him) and the Pepto  is only now starting to work.  … Continue reading
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The Bitter Cold Continues

It was bitterly cold again last night.  I was so happy to hear the turbo heater when we got to the barn!  Armed with six hand warmers and too many layers of clothing to count, I was ready for the elements.  … Continue reading
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A Rackin’ We Will Go

Ugh!  It was bitterly cold as I made my way to the barn.  I had on so many layers of clothing that I felt like a marshmallow.  Six hand warmers were scattered amongst my clothing.  I even wore a pair … Continue reading
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Frigid Friday Lesson

The weather has gotten steadily colder over the past few days, with highs on Sunday expected to be in the low teens.  It wasn't quite that bad on Friday, but it was cold enough to have me reaching for extra … Continue reading
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Eggs and Spoons

Whoa! Look at the size of those nostrils! We did something different during the lesson last night.  M brought a carton of eggs and a bag of spoons, and after we had warmed up, she gave everyone an egg and … Continue reading
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It’s Hay! and Lesson 19

When I pulled up to the barn, the hay was being delivered.  The guys that bring it are so funny.  The older guy sets the bales on the noisy contraption that lifts them to the loft, and the younger guy … Continue reading
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Sunday at the Barn – Why are they riding a rabbit?

Bentley Oh!!  Today when I got to the barn, A was getting Gizmo ready to jog.  After D jogged him around the arena a few times, he asked me if I was ready.  Me!  I got to drive Gizmo!  They … Continue reading
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