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The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 20, 2004, 04:40 PM
And as if you couldn't tell by the look of anguish, fear, and confusion on my face...this is only my second time trying to gallop a horse. Note I said: trying.

I could stand to go a little shorter on the irons, I suppose. My friend who took the picture is a show rider and was yelling, "Lengthen your irons! Keep your head up! LOOSEN YOUR REINS!" to which I would yell back, "NO! THATS NOT HOW RACEHORSES WORK!" to which she would respond, "Well she isn't a racehorse anymore, she's a SHOW HORSE! SHOOOOWWW HOOOOORRRSSEEE!"

Ahh, friends....

WHOA PONY! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/mrmiswaki/jordan.jpg)

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 20, 2004, 04:40 PM
And as if you couldn't tell by the look of anguish, fear, and confusion on my face...this is only my second time trying to gallop a horse. Note I said: trying.

I could stand to go a little shorter on the irons, I suppose. My friend who took the picture is a show rider and was yelling, "Lengthen your irons! Keep your head up! LOOSEN YOUR REINS!" to which I would yell back, "NO! THATS NOT HOW RACEHORSES WORK!" to which she would respond, "Well she isn't a racehorse anymore, she's a SHOW HORSE! SHOOOOWWW HOOOOORRRSSEEE!"

Ahh, friends....

WHOA PONY! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/mrmiswaki/jordan.jpg)

Carol Ames
Aug. 20, 2004, 05:23 PM
yo you know,it's not so bad,if you could get some bend in yourknee, , and "a "cross", ie.,bridge your reins, so your weight goes over the withers, I think you will feel more comfortable, and not feel the need to hollow your back , or, raise your head that much.it's more lifting your eyes to follow your horses' neck up to thearea between the ears.closing, and opening he area betwen the tbottom ofthe skull,occiput, and your spine., it's like flexing your poll.

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 20, 2004, 06:03 PM
My reins ARE crossed....

that was another thing we were arguing about... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Hunter people like to have their hands lifted off the horse's neck and that just doesn't work for race stuff. My mom used to gallop and ALWAYS told me to cross my reins, it's the easiest way to gather them up if the horse bolts. And it's really useful if you're a bad rider, heheheheh.

SeaOat
Aug. 20, 2004, 09:28 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif point http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif point http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif point http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

I'm just kidding, you look terrific! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif Pretty horse, is he yours? Looks like a tall/spunky one too!

sonomacounty
Aug. 21, 2004, 05:50 AM
Now, Soup - Give yourself some credit !!

This is new to you. You look wonderful. Just be safe & be happy.

That is so cool !

I used to be a racehorse groom. They were the best years of my life. "Normal" jobs are often vastly overrated.

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 21, 2004, 08:01 AM
Thanks!

No, the horse isn't mine. But she IS spunky (got run off with, dropped me, ran me over....). She's 17.2, it was a long way to fall http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I loved grooming! I'm off the track for a little while to get back into school, though. I think grooming is underrated in comparison to galloping. You get more bonding time with your horses, it's great!

But I've still been begging for 3 years now to gallop. Moms are a pain.

Albion
Aug. 21, 2004, 08:12 AM
Grooming is also a little better in the 'Gee, what mortal injury will I face today?' department. Although, the closest I ever came to being killed by an equine was while I was holding a hunter breeding yearling ... hmmm http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Don't worry, Soup - when I galloped at the track, I got yelled at for looking too much like 'a prissy show rider,' and now I get yelled at for looking like 'one of those yahoos from the track.' I have come to the conclusion that there is no happy medium. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 08:34 AM
After being run off with, thinking race trainers did nothing but wave white handkerchiefs at me from the gap and sworn at in Spanish for three full weeks..this old hunter jock learned to sit [stand] chilly, make a bridge and NEVER take a second hold...It'll come. Avoid being sent to neighboring shedrows inquiring as to the whereabouts of "the key to the quarter pole"...and don't stand like an idiot at the far wall when hotwalkers scream whoa back, stop their horses and glare at you..this ain't an equitation barn where your told what to do from dawn to dusk. In mere weeks, you'll be watching some poor new soul and asking "whose the f**ing new guy"? What an idiot. LOL!! You'll pay your dues..but it's worth it http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jessi P
Aug. 21, 2004, 09:38 AM
There's no such thing as a "saddle stretcher" either.... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 10:09 AM
Yeah Hobie..I asked for that little doozie in Vanderbilt's barn. God. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Some other information to show riders debuting at the track:
That mean looking exercise rider IS going to purposely break off at your nag's shoulder to breeze, so you can YET AGAIN be run off with.

When the groom informs you, in regard to the shoulder dropping, propping bitch of a filly he's throwing you up on, "She be back through the tunnel [Belmont] without you in five
minutes..she will.

Your upper arms will soon resemble a Russian weight lifter's, and you can kiss that favorite little sleeveless Givenchy number goodbye.

Nobody cares about your third place in the Medal Finals, that you rode with George, or even knows what the hell you are talking about.

It will be some of the most successful jocks and trainers, when you least expect it, that will be generous with their time and expertise. You will be lost in admiration and gratitude for these folks, and remember their advice to your dying day.

And finally, if you perservere, you'll be happily galloping a nice set of horses, flying past Ruffian's grave or such on a beautiful track.. and lost in wonder that you're being paid to to this thing.

jenarby
Aug. 21, 2004, 10:56 AM
Wow, if she's that tall, then you mus be pretty tall too!

Put those hands down on that horse's neck! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
NOt all riders exercize with super short irons...I know I don't. BUt shortening them just a tad would probably give you more stability.

Having fun yet?

SeaOat
Aug. 21, 2004, 11:06 AM
I second EVERYTHING Racetb says....forgot about the saddle stretcher. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Crike, I had hands that looked like Mickey Mouse (remember "Out the back door" for someone who lost their hold and flipped off the back?), very man-like, minus hairy knuckles. Rings go along the way of the Givenchy.
There's a "gotcha" around every corner, no place where you can be so politically incorrect and have so much fun picking. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif A total hoot most times. No place to hide either.... But since Soup's been a super-groom for a few (dishing OUT her share I bet), she'll RECEIVE some punishment for a change http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif, moohahahahahahttp://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
(shorten up a bit for leverage on those tougher ones)

Barnfairy
Aug. 21, 2004, 12:00 PM
No, we're laughing with you, right? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Are your eyes closed? It looks like you're thinking something along the lines of "don't fall off don't fall off don't fall off".

17.2? Daaaymn, girrrrl! That's like falling from the Empire State building -- and believe me, I know...I did it last week at speed (ouch.)

Yup, agreeing with the folks who have suggested shortening the stirrups a bit.

Alagirl
Aug. 21, 2004, 12:09 PM
Thought you pulled a picture out of my archives...does that ever take me back...(no, I am too bad to galopp for anybody worth a flip, but I had my own to get dumped by http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif)

Put them hands down - it's a weird feeling at first but it'll grow on you (try a longish canter through the country side!)

Shorten stirrups, believe it or not, shorter is better when you encounter a runaway or one that pulls like an Ox! One of ours ran off with my dad once...can't remember how many laps she did, but I think she easily equaled the distance of the Grand National! My dad was sore (stomack) for a week! (The horse, too, but hey, she could've stopped! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

You look OK!

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 12:30 PM
.............and when someone suggests you try riding a little acey deucey..they're not implying you change sexual preferences

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 21, 2004, 12:51 PM
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All you guys are too funny!

I don't think I'll need to be riding acey duecey just yet (or, for the other meaning...ever!). I unintentionally ride acey deucy all the time, usually because the horse starts trotting off with me before I have time to even up http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

RaceTB: I was lucky, mom was on the track for awhile so no one was able to send me out for keys to the quarter pole OR saddle stretchers.

I've still had a number of tricks played on me though. My favorite was pulled on me by a trainer who's like my uncle.

One day, we were making the long trip back from Pimlico, and for the first half of the trip I was a livewire, rambling on about my day, and then halfway through I fell asleep. Waiting for the perfect moment, he hits the brakes and yells, "JACKALOPE!!!! JEEESSSUUSSS!!!". I shot up like a rocket, and him and his groom were dying laughing. They said with the way I was sprawled up against the back window, I looked like one of those Garfields with the suction cups on my hands http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

He's gotten me in a number of ways. I was doing my nails in the kitchen one day (oh yeah, THAT'S not going to get you picked on at the track!) and he turns around and says (loudly) to this guy I had a crush on, "Hey! Jeff! Don't her nails look PRETTY?" http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

Gotta love those backside torture methods.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 02:46 PM
God, at least you had a clue Soup!! I had been coddled by my yearling groundman at Rokeby for years [God bless you, Leroy]...and got thrown into the NY race mix [I wanna say Steve Dimauro's barn..it was a century ago] with a horrible old groom who would lead out every steed, shank it up short, glare at me and say "YOU ridin' dis horse??!!" while shaking his head in disgust. Then I had a big badass colt that lived for shedrow jog day in Baeza's barn. Said groom would walk over just to watch this monster SLAM me into the far turn wall EVERY time around, and cackle like a loon EVERY time he did it. Glad I made somebody's day http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 03:00 PM
Oh and Soup..This is Daisy, Ripton Farm's resident Patagonian Cavy. She has a habitat in the courtyard of the farm..I sometimes put little antlers on her collar and people leave swearing Jackalopes actually exist and they've seen one!!

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 03:13 PM
OOPS..here's Daisy..I hope.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 03:15 PM
Nope..I have to decrease the picture size and try again

SeaOat
Aug. 21, 2004, 03:55 PM
DAISY, you Jackalope you! OMG, that is hysterical putting antlers on her!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif
Boy would we love to lead her around backside, she'd sober a lot of people right up http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
She's really cute http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaOat
Aug. 21, 2004, 03:59 PM
Oh, is a cavy like a guinea pig?? Seems the kids used to say their GPs were cavy relatives (cavys?cavies?). If so WOW, I had no idea they were that big!

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 04:07 PM
Yeah! At the farm we have one [out of 17!] attack prairie dog that rushes out from under the tackroom and bites you...another that insists on building her prairie dog towns at the base of every jump in the ring, Greta the Armadillo who will bumble into your horse's legs on the cross ties..and a huge disgusting old turkey who will kick your lights out if you look at him cross eyed...I have no idea why anyone pays good money to board here. And, yes, a Patagonian Cavy is the second largest rodent in the world and related to the guinea pig..but looks and acts more like a small jackalope..I mean deer.

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 21, 2004, 08:02 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

For some reason when you describe the farm, I am reminded of a less exotic verson of that animal race in Swiss Family Robinson.

What a cool animal! I'd never even heard of them.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 21, 2004, 08:13 PM
Close, Soup..especially the less exotic part! How I went from thoroughbreds to prairie dog rescue to pet armadillos is beyond me..I once heard a prospective boarder's friend run up to her as they were leaving and say "You HAVE to put your horse here Millicent..even the f&%*ing chicken has a fan!"...Good banner for a farm ad. Ride with Ripton Farm..even the f&*%ing chicken has a fan..lol!!

Jessi P
Aug. 22, 2004, 04:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Ride with Ripton Farm..even the f&*%ing chicken has a fan..lol!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LMAO http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 22, 2004, 06:23 AM
Okay..last non horsey pic. This is Snowy the white prairie dog guarding the door. "No Treat?Go home! You won't be tackin' up your nag today!"

SeaOat
Aug. 22, 2004, 09:33 AM
Oh my! Have seen the little buggers all over southwest, been barked at & glared at while chasing balloons but NEVER (thankfully) did I ever encounter one who looked like he swallowed the gourds whole!
This one is adorable. I think he ate a pony. Are the doors to his condo built custom wide? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Really very cute!

Flash44
Aug. 23, 2004, 07:01 AM
It is hard to learn to rest your hands on the neck when on a racehorse, especially coming from a show background. But the horses are relaxed when you do. My exracehorse show horse still responds well to it. I'm one of the only people in the barn who can gallop cross country on a long rein without getting run off with.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 23, 2004, 07:22 AM
You're right Flash...another trick..when getting hopelessly run off with, I would drop to the inside rail, pretend to breeze and then stand up...it usually worked and the beast underneath me would drop down happily to a jog.

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 23, 2004, 12:38 PM
Thank God I don't come from a show background (no offense).

As a matter of fact, I don't come from ANY riding background. I'm doing good if I stay on. That's maybe like, the 5th time I've cantered. Not so much because I don't like cantering...more because my fat Fjord refuses to go above a jiggly trot.

Mom made me learn to ride bareback and she rarely lets me use stirrups (not so much from wanting me to learn balance, but she has this paranoia of me getting my foot hung up in an iron).

And she says learning to gallop and galloping on a track is totally out of the question. NO FAIR! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 23, 2004, 01:07 PM
and here..if it'll let me post..is photographic proof that we have a pet armadillo!

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 23, 2004, 01:15 PM
http://community.webshots.com/user/racetb
oh hell..it won't let me post..so if you want to see Greta you'll have to go to my webshots scrapbook..forgive all the 1960's horse show stuff..we hunter folks are having a nostalgia fest!

Albion
Aug. 23, 2004, 02:29 PM
Actually, it wasn't the pressing into the neck I had problems with (I'm a bad girl & ride babies - any babies - with low hands). It took me about two weeks to get used to where my body was supposed to be & NOT doing anything that remotely resembled a half-halt to slow the little beasties down. The first time I ever galloped a horse was truly hysterical (in retrospect, of course http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif).

Nothing wrong with coming from a 'show horse' background - IF you're willing to learn & do a lot of things differently. My friend Ali is a beautiful, beautiful rider - I love watching her on a horse. Any horse. A hunter, a racehorse, whatever. She was riding 'show horse' types long before she ever sat on a racehorse & switches back and forth with relative ease. Maybe she's a total rarity, I don't know.

Riding the TB babies really helped me add to my skill set - I'm VERY comfortable with the slow way of starting youngsters now, having done the 'Ok, they've been shedrowing for three days! Time to take them down to the track & teach them to canter!' thing. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

The Fjord Jockey
Aug. 23, 2004, 05:48 PM
I've seen Ali ride before...let us not forget the time her and I had at Colonial!! Wild women we were! Though she knew how to have way more fun than me....I'm a tad bit shy.

Albion
Aug. 24, 2004, 04:14 PM
http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ali is my wonderful wild child. I think I've loved her to pieces from the day I met her!

Sing Mia Song
Aug. 25, 2004, 06:42 PM
Racetb, I think I need one 'o them PDs--but not until the dachshund kicks it. I once showed him a ferret we had just euthanized and he levetated about 3 feet off the ground (arthritis and all) to clamp his teeth on the tail. I had to shake him off! I'm scared to think what he'd do to a PD!

Oh, and Soup, she's dressed like a racehorse, not a show horse, so it's all good!

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 26, 2004, 04:45 AM
Mia:
The pups do tend to waltz up to any other animal and not behave like "prey". They attack and terrorize our poor English Pointer! Let me know when the weiner dog goes to Rainbow Bridge and we'll talk..LOL!

SeaOat
Aug. 26, 2004, 06:23 AM
racetb: Seriously count me in on the PD adoption waiting list (PLEEEEAAAASE). I have no weiner-dog, or any dogs at all anymore (kids away, I'm pooch retired now). Just a couple of TV watching house cats that are too fat to bother much of anything and an old rooster and a couple of his gals. Old lonely woman needs someone to go "YAHOO" and do the wave.......

(Yikes, this is a scary sounding plea for anyone not having read the thread! lol)

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 26, 2004, 07:55 AM
LOL! Be advised there is a transport and sales ban on pups right now [due to 3 poor pups getting Monkey Pox from a pet store rat] and we're all going to prison. I already have an "illegal imoportation of a porcupine" warrent proudly displayed on my fridge..delivered by armed wildlife officers!! They had a sense of humour at least, and made up a lovely arrest copy for display at my insistance. What's a little Monkey Pox rash and some jail time to give these pups loving homes?? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Yrs. in insanity,

SeaOat
Aug. 26, 2004, 08:38 AM
That's OK....I too was given warning for illegal possession of a CROW. I don't keep him, he keeps us!!! It's OK to poison & shoot them but not to have one ride around in your car (he dangerously follows through traffic if I don't let him ride) or come in the kitchen to beg for (or steal) food & cooking utensils (the latter he stashes proudly in the house rain gutters). He's a little kid and wears me out just keeping him out of trouble (like when he pesters the horses, he tries to stuff "finds & treasures" down their ears). Or puts horse pooh in neighbor's cars as he thinks of road apples as gifts. Come to think of it, there's probably a reason why it's legal to shoot them. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif He's FREE to go, he just won't, damn it.
Crike, he's banished from other families of crows so I find it cruel when they raise them as orphans then turn them out in wild (lonely life). What can one do....
Here we are, partners in crime once again, lol.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 26, 2004, 08:56 AM
LOL! You were put on this earth to have prairie dogs! If there is any justice in this world..God will let me come back as one of my critters. Then I can lay around in front of a fan all day while THEY feed me treats and clean poops 24/7. My life revolves around poops. Give that bad crow a smooch. When people like us say our horses are bomb proof..we mean bomb proof.
P.S...Hey Texans! I need to replace my beloved pet Armadillo. Give some poor Texas roadkill a loving home! This is a highly illegal operation involving overnight UPS and boxes labeled "Live Plants"...if you have a sense of adventure, the wherewithall to catch a dillo, PT me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SeaOat
Aug. 26, 2004, 07:06 PM
OMG, forget the Texans!! Contact the Floridians and save some poor Dillo from "wutz cookin'?".

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 26, 2004, 07:58 PM
They Bar B Cue the poor things in Texas too! Years ago, Lonestar's beer commercials showed a dead dillo, belly up with a Lonestar longneck in it's paws. I went to judge a horse show in Houston, and every poor roadkill-dillo had a Lonestar beer in it's paws..stuck there by passing motorists. God!!
P.S. I'm working on that TB companion animal thread..so we can have a total PD post http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif If you love Snowy..wait'll you meet "PUPPY CHEESE"!!!! Here's Snowy's brother Chubs; dyed green for St. Patrick's Day..I really need to get out more.

SeaOat
Aug. 27, 2004, 05:52 AM
Ah-HAAAAAAAAAAAAA LMAO!!!!! Green doggies!

OK Racetb, I've seen it happen before (I was once you). You are an outgoing, alive person that people know around town. They want to be seen with you. Your calander stays full. Your dresses aren't off the rack. You're the "Let's do lunch" lady on the campaign trail.
Then you take in an animal "just till he gets better" because you're charitable (and the cameras were rolling when that wildlife rescue person shoved it at you). Then another came along. Then another....now you are seeing things in these "animals" that you like. They're smart, funny, entertaining and stay that way even after their second martini. So now you're wondering what's the big deal w/ the Three Tenors anyway? Never see them getting a YAHOO enchore. You gave away your season tickets, stopped returning calls and are recently seen alongside stretches of Tex. roads picking up littered beer bottles & crying. Your husband hasn't seen your un-natural hair color in years and now he even has started calling PDs his children and mistook a dillo, more than once, as his briefcase (it's from alligator, an easy slip).
Well, it's NOT NORMAL. It's just NOT NORMAL to dye your children green. Unless you're Irish. Everything else is perfectly OK.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 27, 2004, 06:08 AM
Spot on Sea Oat! You must be readin' my mail..as Tom Waits said, or sang..sort of. I have started a PD book...just 2 pages done..but I can't find a way to post it. The moderators are already hot on my trail. Lemme know if there's a way to post a text file. YAHOOO!!!

SeaOat
Aug. 27, 2004, 07:10 AM
Whew, I've NO idea how to post the pages here.....maybe a smarty-pants teen 'puter whiz will stumble onto this and advise us-of-the technically challenged age. Anyone??

Meanwhile, we continue escaping the mods by jumping threads like we scale the dark alley fences (you know, when in our secret hitman other-job).
If they catch us just tell them this IS horse related, as in the equine illness that has driven us to such madness.....

PS., I have this friend who works for the gov. intercepting & monitoring all sorts of things that go across the internet & such...security work. We'd better hope one of his kind doesn't nail us!! Oh I'll crack and tell everything I know in a heartbeat.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 27, 2004, 12:11 PM
PD..I mean TB companion pic right here http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

"Inspired by recent Olympic events, Snowy and Chubs indulge in carb loading and a quick power nap before attempting unbelievable athletic feats. Snowy, in a tribute to her hero Flo Jo, has had her nails specially done."

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Aug. 27, 2004, 03:03 PM
OLYMPIC GOLD!!!!

In an unprecedented athletic undertaking, United States swept the medals in the Athens PD-athalon. Snowy and Chubs scored a perfect 10 on the cage bars, and in the food-bowl-filled-with-Fruit-Loops-all-the-way-across-the-cage Sprint..Chubs hit the tape in World Record Time!! Their coach, Miss Andrea, was too overcome for comment. Here Chubs shows off the training physique that all our competitors strive for.

imapepper
Sep. 2, 2004, 07:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Racetb:
Okay..last non horsey pic. This is Snowy the white prairie dog guarding the door. "No Treat?Go home! You won't be tackin' up your nag today!" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dude you need to lay off your prairie dogs treats http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Very pudgy http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

SeaOat
Sep. 2, 2004, 11:21 AM
When one must throw one's weight around, well, a PD needs a little weight to throw. But watch who you're calling fat (oh well fine, pudgy) or giving diet advice to. And as I found out (the hard way), Snowy's no "Dude". http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Sep. 2, 2004, 12:14 PM
DeAr HeWMaNs,

Do noT FiLl mY HEwMan's heAd WiTh DiET iDeaS. PDs NeEd cHoColAtE. iT iS An IMpoRtAnT dAilY rEqUiREment. nOT tHaT StiNKiN HaY AnD RodENt CubeS OuR sOon To bE RuBbeD OuT Vet Is CoNsTAnTlY SUggEsTinG.

YrS. iN PeRFect FiTTneSS,
SnOWy

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Sep. 2, 2004, 04:12 PM
Hello..the name's Puppy Cheese, the most esteemed and eldest member of the Ripton Farm prairie dog clan. Snowy is right!! We are fine athletes and need the energy that all pd competitors know comes from chocolate. My Floor Exercise [pictured below], brought the crowd to their feet and merited 10s from all six judges!!

SeaOat
Sep. 3, 2004, 05:49 AM
OH MY CHEESY POOFS!!!!!! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

Stupid HewMans.....phat is where it's at http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The Fjord Jockey
Sep. 3, 2004, 09:10 AM
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Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Sep. 3, 2004, 09:31 AM
Someone from the prairie dog forum had the gall to suggest Puppy Cheese [pictured above] may have just "fallen over"..and was not, in actuality, performing a legitimate Olympic exercise. Why, that's like saying Secretariat squeaked by "on the nod" in the Belmont Stakes!!! We pray no action is being taken by the I.O.C. and that ALL the pups' medals are safe.
P.S. I REALLY need to get out more http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sigh.gif

imapepper
Sep. 3, 2004, 10:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Racetb:
DeAr HeWMaNs,

Do noT FiLl mY HEwMan's heAd WiTh DiET iDeaS. PDs NeEd cHoColAtE. iT iS An IMpoRtAnT dAilY rEqUiREment. nOT tHaT StiNKiN HaY AnD RodENt CubeS OuR sOon To bE RuBbeD OuT Vet Is CoNsTAnTlY SUggEsTinG.

YrS. iN PeRFect FiTTneSS,
SnOWy <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Sep. 4, 2004, 04:48 AM
The American Sports Federation, will, in hindsight, take into consideration our athlete's diets in further competitions; As Bo, pictured here, seemed to have a leeetle problem in the 5oo Meter Hurdles.

SeaOat
Sep. 4, 2004, 05:51 AM
I, as a former hurdler, noticed it may be Bo's feet, as they gave me problems as well. Dr Scholls gel pads will not only give him lift but cushion the impact upon landing. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

(whew, there's more than one person around here that needs to get out more.... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!! I swear, I will not look at PD pictures for the rest of the day...but I will be dreaming about them as I sprawl out on the beach (if you see a patch of white on the satellite image of Francis, well that would be me) this weekend http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Sep. 4, 2004, 08:37 AM
Gel pads may help...but we believe Bo's tendency to stop and nap halfway over the hurdle may be having some impact on his finish times. The pups all showed interest in a trip to Florida for some hurricane surfing..but I told them you would regale them with your own experiences...Good Luck and batten down the hatches!!!!

SeaOat
Sep. 4, 2004, 09:11 AM
http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif I can relate to napping mid stride.
We're in MD w/ an overcast day that has put off the beach until maybe tomorrow. If I'm going to trek the shore I want to get good & burnt, damn it.
Green Peace won't be getting calls about the white thing, washed & beached, today.....

That Bo looks like quite a card!!!

The Fjord Jockey
Sep. 4, 2004, 11:13 AM
"Afternoon favorite 'Bo' collapses in morning jog" (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/mrmiswaki/bo-fall.jpg)

In a display of sluggishness that shocked onlookers, this afternoon's favorite for the PD 500 meter hurdle plopped down for a nap mid-jog.

When questioned about the incident, "Bo", a native of New York and silver medalist in last year's hotdog eating competition, replied, "Squeek squeek...Squeek. Growl, squeek squeek"

Some believe this put into jeaporday the odds of Bo winning this afternoon's race, which will be aired at 3:30 this afternoon on ESPN4.

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
Sep. 4, 2004, 11:41 AM
LOL!!! Okay Soup, Sea Oat and PD fans too numerous to mention..I'll start a new PD thread..so people coming to laugh at Soup's picture don't think you've grown fur and buck teeth..I'll tie in TBs somehow so to assuage the moderators!!

SeaOat
Sep. 4, 2004, 01:36 PM
Soup! That is HYSTERICAL! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif!