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January 19, 2011

Back And Forth To Aiken

Photo by Kat Netzler.

Greetings to everyone from lovely Aiken, S.C., where it is not as cold as I feared it was going to be.  

I’ve had quite a trip—from Wellington to Ocala to pick up horses for my friend, then to Aiken where I got in at 3 a.m, and then back to Pennsylvania the next morning to pick up six more horses. I got to Aiken yesterday late afternoon!

After three days on the road I am feeling a bit rough and a big thanks to all my friends who were on the phone with me the whole time keeping me awake.

One of my friends opened my eyes to technology. Apparently you can flat and jump horses while you’re on the phone with someone! I mean seriously that’s some amazing skill! Apparently there are some great hands free devices these days.

As I was driving, I was thinking, “Wow, Katie Prudent just told me that the eventers she’s taught actually have great eyes, but we need to focus more. And here I am sitting here driving and laughing at my friend who is jumping while on the phone.” Somehow I don’t think Katie would approve of that!

OK, on to what I really am writing this blog about.....cue the suspense thinking...duhn duhn duhn…

I’ve gone in partners with a lovely lady named Suzanne Kloud to buy yet another horse from Kelli Temple. He is a 4-year-old Thoroughbred-Hanoverian cross that we are naming Ollie, and he was on my rig on the final trip down from Pennsylvania. I rode him for the first time in Aiken today, and after a big trip across the pond and a couple weeks since we vetted him in a field, he was amazingly well behaved. (Yet another reason that I am happy I am wearing a helmet!)

Needless to say I am very excited and a big thank you to Suzanne for believing in me and becoming part of this young horse’s story.

Well I have grocery shopping and laundry to do so I better get going.

Brannigan Eventing

LLRider
4 years 31 weeks ago
Here's a thought.  If you
Here's a thought.  If you don't care for the author of the Blog, then simply don't read it.  That's why I don't follow JB's posts and others might benefit from adopting a similar philosophy. Read More
Eventingdad (not verified)
4 years 31 weeks ago
  I agree, CG, that this
  I agree, CG, that this might not have been the most appropriate venue to express an unfavorable opinion. However, when one agrees to submit diaries for the public to read, you cannot expect... Read More

Comments

EllieVHF
4 years 31 weeks ago

Congratulations!  You now

Congratulations!  You now have another horse you can chase points with and run into the ground during the process. Regardless, we're happy to learn that you're committed to wearing a helmet each time you ride. 

CG
4 years 31 weeks ago

That comment was completely

That comment was completely uncalled for, and it's a shame that you would find the need to post such a blatantly rude remark. Your entitled to your opinions, but it's not always necessary to share them everyone else. Especially when they are as uneducated and tactless as yours.

Eventingdad
4 years 31 weeks ago

  I agree, CG, that this

 

I agree, CG, that this might not have been the most appropriate venue to express an unfavorable opinion. However, when one agrees to submit diaries for the public to read, you cannot expect every viewer to be a fan.  I suggest that any future discussion on this topic be transitioned to the “forum” section on this site.  I know that EVHF is not alone in their opinion and you clearly feel quite passionate about the subject as well.  I saw a thread within the Eventing forum that dealt with how frequently one should compete during the season.  Many young riders might benefit from an open discussion about what is deemed appropriate and healthy from both a horse and rider standpoint when they are planning for the upcoming event season.  Just a thought!  

 

LLRider
4 years 31 weeks ago

Here's a thought.  If you

Here's a thought.  If you don't care for the author of the Blog, then simply don't read it.  That's why I don't follow JB's posts and others might benefit from adopting a similar philosophy.

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