Monthly Archives: September 2008

Straight Lines Aren’t So Easy

Sammy, the Pirate Ship We tackled something that is really tough for me today.  After the walk/trot/canter, we worked on a pattern.  It was even a very simple pattern, but I had a hard time with the end of it … Continue reading
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Photo Shoot at the Barn

Wow, there was a photo shoot at the barn today, and I wasn't the one with the camera for a change.  The photographer who I met at Woodward Camera came out again to practice shooting horses.  I got Blondie ready … Continue reading
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Pigging out at Pars

It was a gloomy day yesterday, and after a stop at the Salvation Army Store to drop off some old clothes, we headed over to Pars.  We ended up stuck in a traffic jam because Orchard Lake was down to … Continue reading
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RIP Tank

First the bad news - Tank, the upper barn kitty, died while we were at ASHAM. He was my favorite cat because of his cantankerous manner, and I was really bummed to learn that he won't be napping under my … Continue reading
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Back to the Basics

Glory Blondie's tail set has been retired, so it must be the end of show season.  It's so much easier to get her ready without having to struggle with that confusing mix of leather and snaps, and putting her away … Continue reading
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The Michigan State Fairgrounds

Let me take you on a quick tour of the Michigan State Fairgrounds.  Until this year, I had never been there, and I'm sad to admit that I was a little underwhelmed with the facilities.  The fairgrounds are starting to … Continue reading
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The Finale – Day III

Blondie in Ludington Got up at 5:30 so that I would have enough time to get ready.  Yuck! One of the kids almost missed her class on Saturday because her mom was running late, and I didn't want that to … Continue reading
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Hurry Up and Wait – Like, Until Tomorrow – Day II

Yeah, so Day II never really happened.  After hanging out with Jen and Mike most of the day, which included a run to Joann's, the mall, and then some lunch, I headed off to the fairgrounds, only to discover, after … Continue reading
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At the Show – Day One Part II – Crazy Class

After taking a break from the fairgrounds to grab some lunch with my parents, it was back to my favorite horse show activity - waiting.  I did manage to entertain myself by snapping some pix of the fairgrounds, which I'll … Continue reading
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First Day of the Show – 1

Make that an order of fries to go. OMG! Yesterday was just exhausting. A lot happened, so I'm going to break up the day into a couple of posts. After getting home late on Thursday, my carefully crafted plans of … Continue reading
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