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  • #41
    ok, guys.. we have a feeling the baby will come tonight. Texas is currently getting hit with a crazy ice storm (yesterday it was 78 degrees!) and everything is icing over. So of course, we're betting pony will choose tonight.

    -Amanda

    Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da...
    www.risingstarfarm.net
    http://the900facebookpony.com/

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      #42


      The Monday Workday is Over! Saw a Blue Jay Today too!!

      Keep the Happy Thoughts Coming!!

      Riders of the World, Untie!

      BarbaraG

      Great Warrior Volunteer

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      • #43
        i have so much happy news and i am so excited! I am almost done with a one month lease that was sorta a trial period with a horse i was looking at. Now i am definately going to get him! I am overjoyed. He is a TB, aboout 16 hands, has gone to prelim, is 11, and is soooo adoraable. i lofffffff him. i am sooo excited, as he is my first horse. i can't wait to get some pictures and show him off to everyone.

        PS> his name is count, show name Flying Encounter

        Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.
        -Lawrence Bixby

        Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
        W. C. Fields (1880 - 1946)

        Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.
        -Lawrence Bixby

        Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
        W. C. Fields

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          #44


          I bet he loffs you too!! All I want is Happy News!! More Happy Tales for Tuesday!

          Amanda,

          How About an Update?

          BarbaraG

          Great Warrior Volunteer

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          • #45
            Beware - Mom's brag below:

            Gaby and Bandit completed their first Prelim at Rocking Horse III this weekend and they both survived. Gaby's coach was happy, her coach's coach was happy, her mom (me) was happy, Bandit was pooped, but Gaby was disappointed. They had some control at speed issues and flew by a few fences on cross country, but they jumped them all the second time. So she had three runouts and a ton of time penalties, but they made it around safely (and it wasn't the easiest Prelim) and now they know what they need to work on.

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            • #46
              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Amanda,

              How About an Update?
              <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

              Still nothing, but seeing as how our roads are totally iced over and its only 26 degrees, at this point I'm glad she's holding out on us!!!

              -Amanda

              Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da...
              www.risingstarfarm.net
              http://the900facebookpony.com/

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                #47


                Oh, Yeah! Now we're cooking!!

                Congrats, Terry

                BarbaraG

                Great Warrior Volunteer

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                  #48


                  Let's Have some Happy Words for Mid-Week!

                  BarbaraG

                  Great Warrior Volunteer

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                  • #49
                    Well, I haven't been riding, due to the 12" of crust still on the ground, so this will be OT

                    There was a gorgeous cardinal in the plum tree outside this morning, he was almost neon he was so vivid.

                    I bought feed and got it into the barn.

                    My horses are still sane, sound and happy, and one even started to shed this morning. The few times I've ridden them this winter they've been very good, and so all we'll need to do is get them fitter when springs finally arrives.

                    Since it is snowing again, the snow will look clean again (not that I'd complained about the dirty snow ). Also, my son figures it is a happy day since he has no school today!

                    I have a vest finally, so plan on going to one or two horse trials this year. Have lessons and clinics coming up.

                    Oh, and best of all, I didn't waste my money on shoes at the beginning of February. So I'm not picking out ice balls.

                    My barn roof is covered by insurance!

                    Oh yeah, I've lost 10 lbs since before Thanksgiving.

                    Mel

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                    • #50
                      OK, let's see,

                      I lost about 12 pounds so all my breeches fit great.

                      I saw a bunch of blue birds the other day (in the snow) making spring plans.

                      I haven't ridden since before that BIG snow, so I've deluded myself into thinking that I'm so great and ready for Prelim (don't worry, first day back in the saddle will quell that thought.)

                      Hektor did the cutest thing the other day. (He's BORED). I was leading him and I wanted to see what he would do if I led him towards this skinny I built. He got ALL excited and flew right over it (with me holding the lead rope still, in the snow).

                      I do not smirk. But if I did, this would be a good opportunity. - Worf
                      The truth is rarely pure, and never simple. Oscar Wilde

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                      • #51
                        Midweek. Hrmmm. Well. Almost finished the new rolltop this morning but ran out of stripped half-rounds...back to the sawmill. However it looks real cool. Replaced the gatepost that was leaning where the mares were cribbing (we have three cribbers pastured together), and ran electric on top of it... let's see 'em crib on THAT! Hah.

                        It's supposed to freezing rain this evening, high side is I might get some time off....

                        Jennifer
                        Third Charm Event Team

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                        • #52
                          I have very exciting news! I just bought a horse - picking her up on Saturday! I am extremely excited. She will be 3 in May so she's just a baby still but has a great attitude.

                          Hope my other horse doesn't get jealous. He is used to all the attention being on him!

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                          • #53
                            Yeah! Where did you find your horse? I'm still looking. One horse didn't pass the vet. Huge bummer. Wonderful, beautiful, nice Westphalian. Erg.
                            Even duct tape can't fix stupid

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                            • #54
                              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LisaB:
                              Yeah! Where did you find your horse? I'm still looking. One horse didn't pass the vet. Huge bummer. Wonderful, beautiful, nice Westphalian. Erg.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


                              I am from Illinois and I found her close to my home. I initially found her on dreamhorse.com. She was the third one I had vet checked and passed to my satisfaction. I was bummed on some I looked at but I think I found "the one"!
                              Keep looking - you'll find him/her.

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                                #55


                                And the tale for Thursday?? It's payday, so I can save a little more money for Event Volunteering! :-)

                                BarbaraG

                                Great Warrior Volunteer

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                                  #56


                                  Where are the Friday People! Happy Horse Plans for the Weekend, Anyone??

                                  Me?? Sleep Late, Order some Spring Clothes, See the Sunshine!

                                  Happy Friday, Everyone! Events Are Coming!

                                  BarbaraG

                                  Great Warrior Volunteer

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                                  • #57
                                    This is news JUST for my dear GVW! Pine Top A/I is this weekend, FIVE count em FIVE divisions of Advanced, about the same number of Intermediate. Will be fence judging Saturday and Sunday and will get to see several HUNDRED of USA's best and brightest horses and riders going by. Weather sunny in the mid-60's...life is SWEET! (And my boy ran last weekend in less than lovely conditions and was a star. I love that horse. How did I get so lucky?)

                                    Cheers!

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                                    • #58
                                      VERY Happy Friday! All kinds of goodness going on here...very, very sick patient now doing great, one of my classmates is joining our group, we're going on vacation next week, and my brother and his wife are expecting after 2.5 years of trying!!! Hooray! Have a great weekend, all!

                                      "If you think your hairstyle is more important than your brain, you're probably right." Wear a helmet!
                                      Kelly
                                      Bonnie
                                      Gwen
                                      Click here before you buy.

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                                      • #59
                                        Ok, I'll join,
                                        I had the best lesson yesterday! The best part of the lesson was getting to it because I had to walk my horse past a heating assembly which was being used to defrost the pipes under the isle way to the arena (1 huge heat blower, 1 small blower and a crinkly blue tarp she had to duck to get under). I am SOOOO proud of her! :-D

                                        Total horse addict

                                        http://community.webshots.com/user/satanxenia
                                        Total horse addict

                                        http://community.webshots.com/user/satanxenia

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                                        • #60
                                          To subdue the winter crankies and get my riding back on track after a long hiatus.

                                          I'm lucky to have nice horses to help me!

                                          1st goal for the year: get some good instruction

                                          2nd goal for the year (assuming I meet goal 1) Get to an event, even if it is just a schooling trial!
                                          www.baymarefarm.net

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