Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sunday at the Barn

With Benstein open, it only took a few minutes to drive to the barn.  Yay!  That's the way it's supposed to be.  There is still a lot of work left, as the guard rails are missing for the bridge, there's … Continue reading
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Labor Day Weekend – Saturday

Why do long weekends seem so magical?  There's really nothing special about them, other than one more day off of work.  Today we had a truly exciting day, heading off to Target to stock up on essentials.  Didn't we just … Continue reading
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Friday Fun Continues

Blondie Since I left work early, I called M and asked if she could fit my lesson in earlier.  She told me to come now - I was her only lesson in the evening, and she's trying to get five … Continue reading
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And the Long Weekend Begins!

I had a short day at work, and only really went in to finish payroll and take care of a few loose ends before the holiday weekend.  Things are always quiet on the Friday before a long weekend, and today … Continue reading
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Diesel Re-do

Diesel As promised, Diesel's shoe had been refitted to his foot.  He hadn't been trimmed, though, so we had to dig through the tack room to find a pair of bells boots big enough for his large front feet.  It's … Continue reading
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Shoes Make the Man

Diesel Today was the perfect day for a riding lesson.  Jen and I arrived at the barn, and while she was getting Harley ready, I was measured for a new suit.  I would like a black one with very thin … Continue reading
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The Zoo – Part Two

Here are more pix from the zoo - Here is the littlest niece's favorite animal.  She wanted to see the giraffes, and she wanted to see them NOW! Since they have a deck where visitors can feed them now (with … Continue reading
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The Words for the Day are – Hot, Humid, Sweaty

Road pony Fearing another toasty day, I headed out to the barn a little early.  I probably shouldn't have bothered, because the barn help was running late, so the tractor was parked right in front of Blondie's stall.  I slowly … Continue reading
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At the Zoo

Today Dean and I headed off to the zoo to meet up with my brother and his family.  Once again, it was a hot and sticky day.  We got an early start, and it's a good thing that we did, … Continue reading
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An Ode to Sweaty Horses

Summer Not much to say about last night's lesson other than, Dear God was it hot and humid!  There's something to be said when the horse is sweating before you even put a saddle on its back.  Or when I'm … Continue reading
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