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  • #61
    hmm. I thought I wouldn't have anything to contribute, but have come up with quite a long list:
    my horse's puzzling lameness turned out to just be muscle strains from slipping around in the snow,
    the snow appears to finally be melting,
    I'm getting a big fat tax refund this year and I'm planning to blow the whole thing on whatever strikes my fancy, and
    my trainer COMPLIMENTED me on my sitting trot on a really bouncy school horse yesterday!


    • #62
      I gotta chime in on a Friday!
      -I think we will see the sun tomorrow!!
      -my new big grey baby is awesome--I rode him at 9pm last night it was about 35 degrees and there were NO bucks to be found--we trotted and he is soooo smooth! This weekend's goal is to canter!!!
      -Our trainer is away and I get to torture all of her students this weekend!! ( that is an evil laugh!)
      -Feb is OVER!
      -AND I am still employed!!!


      • Original Poster


        Spread the Word and pass it on, People! Friday Night and I am Free!

        More Happy Thoughts! Don't miss out! Post your Happy News Now!

        Anyone hear from Robby? Any Updates??

        Anyone know how our Little Lion Heart is doing??

        Still thinking Happy Thoughts
        Great Warrior Volunteer


        • #64
          Well, happy new, let's see...it snowed again last night, 5 inches, but about 3 inches melted off this afternoon -- I am getting big muscles from shoveling. The barefoot horses do fine in this weather, the snow therefore has saved us some farrier costs. I actually have two horses that have started shedding! Now that's a good sign. I have finally determined the proper layering technique for riding in a blizzard. My legs and seat have to be better because I ride in slippery nylon windpants on my oldest and slickest saddle, since most of the time the snow is blowing down my neck. The 30 meter circle we have tramped out in the snow is really teaching us how to be round! (If you are NOT round, you fall down!) I finally found the key to staying warm -- go back in the house! Hollihorse
          Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
          Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


          • #65
            What's going on with that baby???!!!

            Good news- My horse CAN listen to me when I ride!!!

            Standardbred lover
            Standardbred Lover- owner of Studs Hooligan, aka Strider, ex- pacer, retrained for eventing and endurance
            Strider-OTSTB-, Gus-OTTB-, and Rio-rescued QH!
            Founder of the High Maintenance Horses Clique


            • #66
              Good News...

              hmm.. how about that the new footing is finally spread and paid for. We got rubber, and it is now nicely distributed on top of the sand/dirt mix. YAY! its nice and springy.

              Good news #2..
              I've got a full lease on my instructor's 8yo 17h TB, to do what I like with him under the condition that he gets RIDDEN and worked with. He's wasting away in his stall.. but the best part is that since its my instructor's horse, and she gets a knockoff on the board, I only pay $100 a month. WOOHOO!

              thats all teh good news for now unless i go un-horse-related and that is OT.

              * Someone else can always do something better than you. Why fight the trend? Learn from the person, and eventually they will learn from you.


              • #67
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AJHorsey:
                What's going on with that baby???!!!


                Absolutely freakin nothing. She's taunting all of us. Please... tell baby to come out and play already!


                Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da...
                Attached Files


                • #68
                  Happy news on a rainy :-( Saturday evening in Arizona...

                  I had my first x-c lesson in AGES today (I can't even remember how long it's been, what with the rain and my nervousness about being run off with), and it was AWESOME! I even conquered the Coops of Doom, and finally managed to stop riding backwards to them in terror, so we had great jumps instead of chipping in. (Mind you, these Coops of Doom are 2'3" - 2'6" tops, but they are diagonally arranged on either side of a berm that looms maybe a foot and a half - very, very scary ;-)

                  Supposed to jump again tomorrow, but as it's raining again, that might not be possible. But at least I have today to look back on - and the lesson with Eric Smiley on Thursday: 48 degrees, rainy, muddy, and positively wonderful.

                  Approved helmet: Every ride; every time.
                  Approved helmet: Every time; every ride.
                  "When a sport gets to be predictable it ceases to be fun." - RAR's wise brother


                  • Original Poster


                    Thanks for the Happy News, Risk!

                    Actually, it's Raining here today too, (Massachusetts).

                    But we are one day closer to the opening of UNH, the GWV First Event of the Season!!

                    A Good day to do Housework!


                    Great Warrior Volunteer


                    • #70
                      Went to Golden Retriever Adoption thing at Petsmart and looked at 2 dogs, 3 yr female (Chloe) and 4? yr male (Boomer). May get one - hopefully Chloe.

                      Rode my Dutch yesterday - superb canter departs and down transitions despite nasty ring. Pretty responsive, did some leg yeilds and attempted shoulder and hauches in and did well.

                      Rode trainers PSG horse hacking. Did a bunch of laterals - pirouettes, shoulders in, hauches in, leg yeilds, half pass, side pass - plus extending and collecting trots. Have never ridden such an advanced horse before - was a pleasure undersaddle but a dork/jerk in hand.

                      Have no school tomorrow! Am helping trainer ride horses - whee! Hope weather clears and that a certain boarder (notorious whiner) doesn't show up.

                      - Ignorance can be remedied but stupidity is forever -
                      \"I came home and he was covered in tinkle!! I guess that\'s better than having Hybridiris, though.\"


                      • #71
                        1- I actually got to ride this weekend, even though it was just on the road.

                        2- I sent out my first email about volunteers for our spring event,and already have about 10 volunteers- a great start.

                        3- My sister took her horse to her first (first for both horse and rider) Advanced event (Pine Top) and finished 4th.

                        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

                        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                        • Original Poster



                          If I could come, you would would have Two More Volunteers, both with "some" experience!

                          Fingers Crossed,


                          Great Warrior Volunteer


                          • #73
                            We'd love to have you, even if you DIDN'T have lots of (not some) experience.

                            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

                            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                            • #74
                              1 - I see SAND in the arena, not SNOW!

                              2 - I've signed up for my first volunteering of the season (and made Janet very happy, obviously!)

                              3 - I talked Mr. A&A into looking at a cottage for rent this weekend - and he loved it! Now, if he only gets this new job so we can AFFORD it...

                              No trees were killed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


                              • #75
                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I see SAND in the arena, not SNOW!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Oh good. It was definitely all snow on Sat- so I didn't check on Sunday- the stream was up REALLY high.

                                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

                                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                                • #76
                                  I rode the same greenie who was so athletic and correct that he almost jumped me loose last weekend -- and had an even better ride this weekend! He continued jumping fantastically, and I made a much better showing at staying with his efforts this weekend. Plus, he gave me such a great feeling when I jumped him over a skinny we have set up -- he just locked on and jumped beautifully out of stride, no spooking at the fence or hesitation at all.

                                  But the best part of the weekend might have been hacking some of the other horses out on the roads! There's been too much snow and ice to get out of the indoor for weeks, but the (dirt) roads were perfect for trots this weekend, and I think the horses were as happy to be out in the fresh air and sunshine as we were! --Jess


                                  • Original Poster


                                    Spring is Coming! The Sun is shinning, it's 13 degrees, but that doesn't count!


                                    Great Warrior Volunteer


                                    • #78
                                      The horses that were stolen in Illinois have been recovered and found in Florida. The theif turns out to be a local vet in the Chicago area who went to extremes to make the horses look different. She used Rustoleum paint the cover their markings. Sick, Sick lady.

                                      Happy News for the owners of these poor horses!!!


                                      • #79
                                        On Saturday I saw a robin.
                                        I took this as a sign, so my daughter and I tacked up the boys and actually hacked OUTSIDE together! We hadn't done that since before Thanksgiving. We weren't able to go very far, but it felt fantastic to get out of the indoor!


                                        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." -HS Thompson


                                        • #80
                                          It's sunny! Today and yesterday.. NC people will understand my excitement over this ;-) I'm happily ignoring the fact that it's going to rain several days this week...

                                          -I get to see my horse today after almost two weeks.
                                          -We bought a horse trailer... horse shows here we come! and the moss foundation in southern pines... and the beach. I can't wait.
                                          -It's March! a little less then 2 months till Rolex..
                                          -And I'm finally over the flu