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  1. #1
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    Default what's interfering with YOUR Olympic dreams this week???

    this is inspired from the brilliant eqtrainer who said the current flooding is messing with her olympic dream. what's doing that for you?



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    Hmmm....nothing but the usual lack of Olympic-caliber riding talent and Olympic-caliber horses! LOL

    But, I am pleased as punch that I will be riding down the center line to do my 2nd-ever 3rd level test on Sunday. I don't think I will get much closer than that to the Olympics.
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    All I can say is thank god for indoor rings....cause it is an absolute mess here.

    As always $$$$$$$$$$$ is interferring with my Olympic dreams.



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    Um.. I'm lazy as a hog today and didn't feel like going to the barn?
    I think that's a sufficient excuse given my obvious bye to the selected team of my choice cuz I"m so good anyway, pffff.



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    My horse is only a yearling



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    Quote Originally Posted by WrenTF View Post
    My horse is only a yearling
    No excuse!! If you can dreeeeeeeeeeeam it you can do it! I sugget investing in some subliminal training tapes for him to listen to in the stable at night so you are able to back him at two with all the moves pre-programmed.
    See ya in 2012!



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    Quote Originally Posted by slc2 View Post
    this is inspired from the brilliant eqtrainer who said the current flooding is messing with her olympic dream. what's doing that for you?

    The same thing you're doing for me..........



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    Effing truck.
    Kelly
    It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"



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    The heat- I'm going to die if I ride again in this weather.
    "It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes" ~ Douglas Adams



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    Well my horse that should be able to do anything because well thats how easy it is, he can't canter a balanced 20 M circle. *rolleyes icon* I think he just doesn't understand that in Aug. we are going to Hong Kong.

    You know I have a stubben saddle shouldn't that be enough to get us in the Olympics??? Oh and a trailer and a truck and a trainer!! OH OH OH and he is very handsome so heck with the 20 M circle I know we can do it!!!
    Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole



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    What's not interfering with the dream?

    I had to go get a "real" job on the side.... da** gas prices!

    My horse is a 16 yr old "crazy" thoroughbred, lol.

    On the upside, I invented a new movement the other day.

    G has decided that shoulder-in is too easy, and he needed to impress everyone with his ability to piaffe at the canter. Beat that Anky.... hehe



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    1. 70 extra pounds
    2. My savings are about $2million short
    3. I only have one horse and she's a 14.1h ARAB
    4. I'm kind of lazy

    But, hell, my horse is really shiny and we like each other, so I guess I'll have to settle for a medal I make myself or something.
    Jennifer Walker
    Proud owner of Capt Han Solo+, Arabian stallion http://www.capthansolo.com
    Author, freelance writer http://www.authorjennwalker.com



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    Fundamentally? I'm lazy. I probably COULD swing riding 6-7 times a week. But with school, 25 hour work weeks and volunteer work and some semblance of a social life (I like to tell myself that anyways) I only ride about 3-4

    I also have an atrophied ass.
    But just you watch. I'm hoping that equestrian sports will be part of the Winter Games...and when they come to Canada in 2010, I will be part of the "Look Who Can Trot On Ice and Not Fall Over" team. Yup.
    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.



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    The same evil spirits that are keeping me from my dream to be 40 lbs lighter?



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    My horse (gaited, xbred gelding) and I are totally going to the Olympics and gonna win all the golds possible! I should try for my mare (13.3hh QH) because she'd totally win.

    Unfortunately I will be asleep and dreaming.
    -SilverMare

    After the horse, honey, you're number one!



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    Ennui.
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    and other fine Morgan Sporthorses



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    Nothing! I plan on bunking with DQSuperstar in 2012.

    Wish us luck!



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    Like I said before - no dreams, just nightmares.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FleetwoodStarr View Post
    The heat- I'm going to die if I ride again in this weather.
    I am SO with you on that....



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    It's hard to have Olympic dreams when you haven't slept properly in 3 days. Besides that....lord amighty....where do you want me to begin?



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