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The $700 Pony is Diagnosed with Social Anxiety (Chapter 3, as it were)

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    The $700 Pony is Diagnosed with Social Anxiety (Chapter 3, as it were)

    Chronicles of the $700 Pony
    The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony <-- My Blog
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    Chronicles of the $700 Pony
    The Further Adventures of the $700 Pony <-- My Blog


      Hee hee...

      Looking forward to the next installment. And if makes the $700 pony feel better, chickens do nothing to help the self-esteem or confidence of my 17h TB, either.


        Reynard Ridge, you have a gift, a true gift. And you're getting another one: the bill for cleaning my computer up after spewing my tea all over it.

        Please keep it up. I thnk there's a terrific book in this material, and I need the laughs.
        They don't call me frugal for nothing.
        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


          My dear - you MUST write a book. But first, canter that pony. Then - go and write.

          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
          -Rudyard Kipling


            Now I have to go back and read the previous issues!!


              I love the adventures of the $700 Pony.

              My horse also recently moved to a FSF.
              He deals with his feelings and insecurities by rolling in the mud and threatening to rub it off on the million dollar dressage horses....who shy away in terror.
              It isn't making him any friends, but he seems to enjoy it.
              Nina's Story
              Epona Comm on FB


                Can someone link to the other installments? I found the one about going to the vet, but there is apparently a third one as well?
                "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                Spay and neuter. Please.


                  RR: It sounds like maybe *you* are the one that is suffering from Social Anxiety about having the $700 pony at the FS barn (at least from the sounds of your reaction to the "washstall")! Hee, hee! Just pop a couple of your pony's Zantac's before heading to the barn and enjoy! No doubt most of the horse owners at THAT barn are on some sort of mood-altering prescription medication already--so you'll fit right in. It will help you in getting a grip on your fear of the unruly gang of Jack's (although that fear is FOUNDED!! Don't ever turn your back on those little rascals!)

                  And heck, after a few months of longing (at the trot only) and grooming--your pony will look sleek and gleaming like the rest of the 5-figure horses that live there. Why--he'll probably look like an . . . . $800 pony!


                    Oh, I really needed that today! Thanks! You are too funny, and truly have a gift with the pen and paper!

                    But you must now get ON that pony! Good luck, and keep us informed!
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                      Ahh... you are right up there with Cooky McClung... please don't stop.
                      Life is short, do it now.
                      My CANTER cutie, Steely Dan - IL
                      My Exceller cutie, Ace (aka FiftyThreeCards)- NY


                        Thanks for the update! Oh, and that single bathroom becomes even more fun when your kids are potty-trained.


                          I really needed that account of the Fancy Schmancy Stable right when I came in from poop scooping the run-in shed. With the assistance of two corgi puppies (the real kind with tails) and our most successful show horse backing up to me so I could conveniently scratch his butt with the lawn rake.

                          Should there be a clique of the non-fancy-shmancy stable people? We'll let Reynard Ridge be our spy, as well as our spokesman.
                          * What you release is what you teach * Don't be distracted by unwanted behavior* Whoever waits the longest is the teacher. Van Hargis


                            I'm seriously concerned about poor $700.00 pony. Exactly how much does it cost to board $700.00 pony at the FS palace? His price is going up everyday!



                              Oh RR, can we PLEASE see some pics of the FSF? Please??????
                              fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
                              skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


                                Oh. My. God. I am not supposed to laugh so hard, it isn't good for the old ruptured disc! I think I've set myself back a few weeks in therapy!

                                RR you have THE GIFT. I was bouncing up and down with glee when I saw the new installment.

                                I have had the FSF Reaction me ownself ... disgusting isn't it? My '73 Ranch (with original shag) is a hovel compared with the FSF we just left!

                                Just whisper in her ear, "you are lovable and capable" "inner beauty is what matters" and maybe she'll feel better about herself.

                                I hate Jack Russells. Horrible, nasty little critters. Corgis... well... I have one, and despise him at times as well, if it makes you feel better.

                                Write again soon! We all need some cheer at this time of year.
                                Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!



                                  You write very well. More more more!!!
                                  Many thanks.


                                    I love it RR, my JRT would like to visit that barn and join 'the gang'. You have them pegged.


                                      Ok RR... I'll make a deal with you. I'll come up and canter $700 Pony for you if you START ON A BOOK for all of us. For an extra chapter, I'll even start him/her over some jumps...
                                      "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH


                                        Thanks for the update! I anxiously await the $700 pony tales!