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    Welcome, Bether11!

    If you are going to UNH, you will see The Ground Pounder and the Great Warrior Volunteer!! We usually collect pinnys at the end of Cross-Country, on the Hard Road!!

    Come say Hello!

    Great Warrior Volunteer


    • #82
      I'm so glad to have something to contribute!
      On Sunday, my greenie mare was hauled to a stable with a big,beautiful indoor arena. I was so excited I hardly noticed the 2 degree weather! She stepped off the trailer and into her new 12 by 16 stall just like she owned the place. No calling, no pacing...nothing. Yesterday her new trainer rode her for the first time and said she was perfect. She was amazed a youngster that hadn't been ridden since November would start back up so quietly...no bucks, spooks, or jigging. The icing on this cake, is that my wonderful husband hasn't complained about the cost once!
      Who could ask for more?


      • Original Poster


        Keep us posted on your progress, Sounds like you are on your way!

        Loves Happy News

        Great Warrior Volunteer


        • #84
          MsRidiculous, did your mare foal?

          ~ Incredible as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.

          Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.


          • #85
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Simon and I are pictured on page 60 of the USEA "Eventing" mag I got in the mail yesterday!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            Um, subk, I think you're also on the cover of the RULE BOOK! Great photo, absolutely cover girl/horse material, Congrats!

            ~ Incredible as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.

            Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.


            • #86
              So, I've just finished reading all of the happy posts and it was soooo nice, I just have to add to it.

              My last lesson (which was the week of Blizzard Daniel) was fantastic. I was riding a "new" horse and my instructor had me jumping a cross rail (18"?) when I did that successfully I jumped a line, for the first time (since surgery last July). It was a GREAT lesson. When I was telling a friend later that afternoon she said what she finds amazing is that I keep improving and learning new things in each lesson. Considering I don't ride regularily (one of her horses has a bowed tendon and her hubby rides) and my lessons are anything but regular. So when (?) I can afford lessons and a horse I should be eventing in no time....

              I can't wait... until then I will happily volunteer at my barns Horse Trials and Dressage shows.

              My grapic design courses will be complete at the end of this semester and although I will still need to do the acedemics, I hope to get a job in the field (hopefully it will support my horse habit/addiction). My final project from last semester which was a brochure for my barns summer day camp went to the printers yesterday.

              PWBTB@WC (People who browse the BB at Work Clique)


              • #87
                It was warm enough today to thaw the hose and I could scrub and fill the water trough without carrying 20 buckets of water up the hill -- YESSSS!!! Doesn't take much to make me happy.



                • Original Poster


                  Is there Any Happy News today!? The Great Warrior Volunteer could use some.


                  Great Warrior Volunteer


                  • #89
                    Not at all horsey, but I got in to Georgetown's graduate program in public policy! I'm still waiting to hear back from other schools, but it's nice to know that I'm definately in to one! --Jess


                    • #90
                      I am feeling great after suffering a broken neck (riding accident) in October. Yesterday, my physical therapist told me I would probably be ready to finish up therapy and just work on my own because my progress has been so good!

                      I can't ride yet (still some spinal cord swelling), but I can't wait to get back into the saddle in a few months. And I'm strong enough now to start doing ground work/longeing with my mare until I can climb aboard again.


                      • #91
                        I kicked and kicked and kicked and my new baby gave me a little buck and then we CANTERED!!! Almost all the way around the arena, it was a very beautiful thing! I can't wait til tonight to canter again--Baby's are sooo fun!



                        • #92
                          I am standing second in the Zone 1, Region 4 open rider standings for intercollegiate! I can't help but be a little proud of myself for being ahead of the "real" equitation riders that are in our region (the ones that actually show outside of IHSA). This is a big deal for me because I will gladly gallop around any prelim course in the country, but when it comes to an equitation class, I shake in my boots! I am in my third year of intercollegiate riding and let me tell you, I certainly now have respect for the good equitation riders. That's right, I said it, I truly admire those that can put in a quality equitation round because it is probably one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do. So, here I am, an eventer by day and a secret admirer of equitation riders on Saturdays (when we have our IHSA shows)


                          • #93
                            My hubby was mobilized from the reserves and sent to Kosovo last summer...and he is coming home THIS EVENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            *Preparation is one of the natural aids.*
                            Hindsight bad, foresight good.


                            • Original Poster


                              Have Fun!
                              GWV and OML

                              Old Married Lady


                              • #95
                                I got to ride my wonderful mare! Rose has been with my trainer all winter and today I got back on. She is the same sweet quiet girl but, boy, does she know a whole lot more and has gotten so big and strong. Not that she needed to grow anymore as the last time I measured her she was 17.2. We rode way out the dirt road in the mist this morning and it was beautiful. We are going to Redlands in April for her very first event. I can't wait!



                                • Original Poster

                                  Today is Friday!

                                  And my most Favorite Rider in the Whole World is Riding 3 Horses at Red Hills this Weekend!!

                                  GWV/now going to work as her mild-mannered librarian self


                                  • #97
                                    Well...even though it's been RRALLY COLD, I have had a nice winter. I got a puppy - sheppard/lad. Buddy is sooooo cute! I bought my first house...very stressful, but well worth it! But best of all, I found out that even though my stallion choice for this year was sold (Popeye K), I am still going to get my breeding!
                                    *Proud To Be A Canadian Sport Horse Owner*


                                    • #98
                                      Today in our jumping lesson, after a somewhat disjointed start, Prozac Pony and I FINALLY got four strides in the four-stride line!! Previously, we had gotten 4 1/2, 5 (trotting in), 4 5/16, 4 7/8, etc...

                                      But boy, did those four strides feel good when they finally came.

                                      *AND* it has finally dawned on me that when we're jumping, only one of us needs to be standing up, and it's not me.

                                      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


                                      • #99
                                        It's finally warm enough to go outdoors to ride- and the ground is thawed enough to start canter work! I started cantering my horse for the first time in 2 months, and he remembers how to do it right! (He's a pacer off the track, and "learned" how to canter 1 1/2 yrs ago) Neither horse or I can wait to jump.....

                                        MsRidiculous- Where Is That Baby??????

                                        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


                                        • Original Poster

                                          More Happy News!! Yes, this is what we Need!!

                                          GWV/ Needs Happy News