Monthly Archives: January 2009

Getting with the Program

Gizmo Tuesday was another chilly evening.  I opted to ride Blondie, and will now try to switch off every other ride so that both horses are getting the attention that they deserve.  Blondie was only a little spooky by that … Continue reading
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The Showdown with Big Bob

Thursday night, I was able to ride one of the nicest horses that I have even had the privilege to sit on – Big Bob.   Before I got on, everyone mentioned that he is squirrely and a little timid.  I … Continue reading
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A Cold Day at the Academy Show

Blondie Today was the third academy show of the season, so of course it was about 20 degrees colder than yesterday.  It was very cold in the barn aisle, but it wasn’t too bad out in the arena.  Still, everything … Continue reading
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An Irritating Week

Friday's lesson was canceled because of the cold spell that has been plaguing us.  This week was very frustrating, as I dealt with insurance people who didn't know what the heck they were doing.  We had to change health insurance … Continue reading
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Trying to Meet the Challenge

Sammy Thursday night, it was out to Barn 2.  I was really, really, really looking forward to this lesson, since I had graduated to another horse.  I didn’t know which horse, but it would be a new horse.  It’s always … Continue reading
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Sawasdee – A Taste of Thai

Today, we braved the cold, wind, and snow and traveled down the street to Sawasdee for lunch.  Actually, to be brutally honest, if we hadn’t needed to pick up a bag of dog food, we probably would have stayed home … Continue reading
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Keeping the Ball Up

Trying to play catch up – here’s a quick post about Tuesday and Wednesday's lessons. An Arctic cold front has moved into town, and let me tell you, it sucks!  Temps are hovering right around zero, with winds chills in … Continue reading
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Braided, not Smooth

It was really cold today!  I hate riding when it’s so cold your fingers get numb.  Every breath left a billow of smoke lingering in the air.  Ugh!  We have three more months of this crap!  An Arctic cold front … Continue reading
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Getting Back In the Groove

Nyk, wondering where his peppermint is My riding schedule changed after the 1st, and now I ride Tuesday – Friday.  Two of the lessons are later in the evening, which means I’m up past my normal bedtime, which makes getting … Continue reading
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The Vacation’s Over

Blondie at Ludington Things have been kind of quiet at the barn.  Blondie had a pissy fit on Friday when they brought her in, and she’s still not happy that her vacation is over.  She is on daily turn out … Continue reading
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