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  • #81
    Goodness Robby-

    I wasn't nervous at all until I opened page 4 and the first thing I read was your eruption of nerves. Now my blood pressure is busting out of my ears.

    Kileyc and I worked on her lengthen trot last night. you guys will be moving up together! Yippee!

    Me, I have to wait another season for the fun stuff...sheesh...babies.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


    • Original Poster

      My horse, this week, has decided that he can no longer lengthen his trot stride. This is a damned shame because he has a bitchin' medium. I hope it revisits us Saturday. At an appropriate time in the test.

      Can't wait to see y'all!

      When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


      • #83
        It's this weekend?? wahoooooo!!! you go Robbyboy!
        we will be pulling for ya!
        A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


        • #84
          Have a great time - #1 priority - you both! Since I was thinking it was last weekend, the vibes are still out there, just a little stronger now. Ride, she said!


          • #85
            Robby, I am rooting for you and your Precious. Most important advice I have for you is to breath!

            Good luck to you all!


            Rerider/Haydunker Clique

            RIP Barbaro, you were my hero!


            • #86
              That is sooo funny Robby... lengthen is what I have been working on as well, Army has NO lengthen! But a h*ll of a stretchy trot! Did you see the ride times? You better be ready to lead the way for me and Army... we are about an hour behind you! I want to hear all about how easy stadium and x-country were! Look forward to seeing you Friday night for that toast!!!


              • #87
                You'll be just fine. Rhodey looks like he could jump the moon. No one ever died from not having a lengthened trot. Just follow the advice in your own signature line.
                The Evil Chem Prof


                • #88
                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">cannot afford the calories. I will never look like Lindsay Lohan if I drink beer like that </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                  Geez, all this time I kind of picutered you having that Colin Egglesfield look. (hoping you were not "that guy" pictured on your profile

                  Now, only those educated souls (like me) that read People magazine will know who I am talking about


                  • #89
                    Just breath Robby. It's not the end of the world if you don't have a stellar dr test. It's also not the end of the world that you get massive time penalties. As I was panicking last fall while waiting for my go on x-c as there was a hold on course because a rider decided to break his leg on a table, YVEventer said my horse can trot these fences. WHEW! Yes, he can, and yes, we did on some of the combos.
                    Take one movement at a time.
                    As Jan Thompson said last week on our x-c walk:
                    Take one fence at a time.
                    Don't remember that last fence you messed up. It's over and done with. Go on to the next one.
                    Even duct tape can't fix stupid


                    • #90
                      You'll be FINE Robby - the Precious isn't going to want to get his toes clipped by those rails so he'll keep them up, and heavens, he might chip something if he hits a XC fence, so he'll fly over those too.

                      Relax, and during your dressage test, stick your stomach out. It's impossible to be tense when you're giggling at yourself trying to do a Santa impression. The real point, of course it that sticking out yoru tummy makes your horse relax too (so his lengthening will return). No one will be able to see that you're trying to do Santa (0r Jack LeGoff, take your pick) so it's just your little secret.

                      You must tell us all when you return! And go ahead, have that Newcastle- you'll have nerve'd off all the calories anyway.


                      • #91
                        Do I need to take you out for a McNuts Grill on Thursday for lunch???

                        Maybe we can find some Rocky Mountain Oysters somewhere for you to snack on!!

                        You'll be great, and I am jealous, I wish I could be there!


                        • Original Poster

                          I totally need the McNuts Grill for lunch. Call me!
                          When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                          • #93

                            Remember, you've done this before and Rhodey looks like he could jump the moon. I moved up to Training this year for the first time on my horse that I've brought along. If we can do fine, you'll be fine.

                            Good luck and we're all waiting for the update on how well things went.


                            • #94
                              I have a question about all this....

                              Does Rhodey know that you refer you him as 'Precious' on this forum

                              Might be something to discuss before you head out on cross country
                              (much more important than those lengthenings )
                              Nina's Story
                              Epona Comm on FB


                              • Original Poster

                                Good point.

                                Perhaps a re-branding effort is needed.

                                Until the weekend is over, he shall be called Barracuda.

                                When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                                • #96
                                  What, you can call this Barracuda?!!

                                  You guys are gonna be awesome -- drown those butterflies with something appropriate and know that you and Rhodey (precious or not ) ROCK!

                                  Libby (sorry, dear -- I couldn't help it -- I love this picture! See what happens when you let eventer types into your blog entries? )
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                                  • Original Poster

                                    I'm so busted.
                                    When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                                    • #98
                                      Barracuda, my ass.

                                      Good luck, have fun, and BREATHE!!!!
                                      Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


                                      • #99
                                        That is one cute Barracuda!


                                        Rerider/Haydunker Clique

                                        RIP Barbaro, you were my hero!


                                        • Robby-

                                          We can have ourselves a little Holly Hill gang

                                          your Barracuda
                                          my Big Bad Booms
                                          and kileyc's Kung Pow

                                          cheers to that!
                                          Well see you friday night at the fire pit with your drink of choice!! did somebody say Woodchuck Pear??
                                          Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!