Monthly Archives: February 2009

A Fleeting Glimpse of Spring

Medallion 2008 Yesterday it was unseasonably warm.  What do you think I wanted to do after work?  Go see my ponies!  It felt really weird not having to bundle up or open up the hand warmers, and I know I’m … Continue reading
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An Early Whiff of Spring

Sunday, the temperatures were actually pleasant.  I headed off to the barn, thinking I would ride both horses.  When I saw Blondie in the pasture with her buddies, though, I decided to just let her play - it was pretty … Continue reading
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The Jacket of Doom

Harley It was Nyk’s turn to work last night.  He was funny when I took him out to the arena – there was a jacket draped over the front gate, and he kept glancing at it with a strong suspicion … Continue reading
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Tag, You’re It!

Glory   Thursday, it was six below when I woke up.  Did you know that damp hair instantly freezes at that temperature?  Neither did I.  It does. Thankfully, the Thursday lesson is at a heated barn.  That makes everything so … Continue reading
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Where is Spring?

Nyk The word for the week again is cold, cold, cold!  Like actual temps in the negative zone.  Makes riding not much fun.  I still bundled up and headed to the barn, but staying warm was really, really tough.  Feet … Continue reading
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Maintaining your Tail

Sunday morning, I prepared myself for the mind dulling exercise of picking out Blondie's rat's nest of a tail.  Since it was already falling down, it was a snap to unbraid it, but the picking out was a bit of … Continue reading
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Moving Along

Thursday night, it was off to barn #2.  I rode Big Bob again, in a show bridle this time.  Made a total muck of it, as I had the curb and snaffle reins reversed in one hand.  Poor guy kept … Continue reading
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