umm... well.. we just found out yesterday that the pony we bought 8 months ago, broke, and evented is PREGGERS! Not only preggers, but about to foal any day now. In the past few days she's gone from "she's a little tubby" to "She's gonna explode". All the signs showed up very suddenly and have progressed rapidly. What a shocker! None of us had any idea. But we're very excited, and mom is a great pony, so we're looking forward to meeting her new baby.
Here's momma schooling Training level water about a month ago (see, her baby is already an eventer)! Of course we felt terrible about riding and showing her when she was so pregnant (even though we didn't know it), but the vet said not to worry.. apparently it happens more than we think. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif
All that is gold, does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost.The old that is strong does not wither. Deep roots are not reached by frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring, renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.~J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
I agree, I am sick and tired of people whining about the cold!!
Hummm, I got my omnibus yesterday and I am having great fun planning my event season!
Today was the perfect tee shirt riding in the snow day! I also had fun watching my horse snooze in the snow (because I took his blankets off during turnout for the first time in two months).
Also, my mom is almost finished making my new show jacket, and with the money I saved by having her make one I bought a lovely new bridle. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
Okay, I am REALLY supersticious, but this seems like a good cause...
Edgar wiped out in the indoor a week ago Tuesday, but he is BACK and going better than ever. We leave for Jim Graham's in one week and he looks like an eventing MONSTER! His walk pirouettes rock and we have even gotten a few clean changes (when I am NOT asking).
My taxes are almost done.
My husband is being supportive even though I am leaving him for 10 weeks. He is going to remodel my bathroom while I am gone. The cabinetry and tile is almost as old as I am.
My best friends are coming to VA CCI* to groom for me.
All the events I am going to this spring are new and I am moving up to Int and shaking in my boots.
I have actually gained weight, but expect to lose a lot once I get to Jim's and start training again, instead of sitting behind a desk. Nothing like cleaning stalls and packing and unpacking the horse trailer to take the weight off.
Thanks for the topic GWV - I am looking forward to the next 10 weeks with every fiber of my being.
My wish for everyone...Stay between the mane and the tail, dirty side down!
I had a really good ride yesterday on a mare I've just started riding recently (I do Equishare, halfway between schoolies and leasing). I'm going to jump her in a lesson with instructor #2 on Monday, and hopefully take her in a couple classes at the barn's mostly-internal hunter/jumper mini-show. This mare is petite and a little fussy with the bit (probably more me than her), but is generally sane and enjoyable on the flat. I can't wait to jump her! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif I'm riding her again tomorrow, and hopefully jumping another steady-eddie, as my klutzy, exuberant project horse is off.
I will probably go watch/help instructor #1 at at least one event in April, and I hope to join the ranks of GWV's sometime this season.
The fact that the horses are shedding means that the days are much longer than in December and spring is on its way (albeit slowly). It has been in the 40's here in Maryland -- practically T-shirt weather!
Life is short; make fun of it.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Eventing Yahoo In Training
Got my first event of the season a few weeks ago (The water obstacle had ICE in it!) My time novice, got 3rd (woo!) We're introducing pony to mr. shoulder-in which he finds rather easy actually, should help him get even lighter. Been focusing on stadium scince we're both crap at it. We're learning to land from a jump and sit back on our butts for another jump. Unlike usual where we land on our forhands and go willy nilly on the approach to the next jump and pray to god that you'll never lie again if you can just make it over this max. oxer lol. So I shooting for my next event in April at The Fork. I'm hoping to convice my parents to take me to Five Points later on this year. I'm so excited about this year. Maybe next year we'll be good to go for Training! And then... The Olympics! (I can dream can't I?
"It was a relief to me to know that loud talk, red faces, and public drunkenness are still a part of the eventing scence." -Jim Wofford
\"It was a relief to me to know that loud talk, red faces, and public drunkenness are still a part of the eventing scene.\" -Jim Wofford
I haven't been riding much, but the weather has been GORGEOUS and i started going out every day and I am a much happier person, and I've been having such good rides, even on my crazy mare who is extremely fat and out of shape. I don't know about what events I am going to do yet, but I'm just happy to start on a good note, and feel encouraged to event this season! yay... so glad I've started really riding again and realizing the power of the horse!!!
One of our cats, little miss Zen, was diabetic and has not needed insulin since November 13th. Cats are one of the few beings in which diabetes can be transient, and Zenny is blind, and the cutest kitty ever made. She deserves a great life!
My mare is SUPER happy at her new barn, she is fat and sassy and has that content look in her eyes.
I've been able to take time off between jobs and not worry about money (even though it's tight).
(Poster formerly known as BlueGreenBlue)
"My treasures do not clink or glitter; they gleam in the sun and neigh in the night"
You can't have everything. Where would you put it all?
Yesterday the weather was almost 50 degrees, which made me hope that we are on the downside of winter.
I'm getting fairly excited about the junior scholarship that Deltawave and I (and others) are working on for this summer -- a free entry and stabling at a big HT.
Regardless of anything else that may (and knowing horses will) happen, the Spotted One went around a recent event like an old pro, even after almost 6 months off with pneumonia and recovery. Absolutely priceless.