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  • Oh yoo hoo, cluesgirl, did you say NUTSO???????? you better get that out of him before may 2nd!

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    • Must be the Day of the Awesome Jumping Lessons...

      72 degrees, breezy, cloudless sky... and just a great jumping lesson. I finally feel like I'm REALLY starting to "get it". I'm still smiling, and the lesson has been over for three hours!

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      "When a sport gets to be predictable it ceases to be fun." - RAR's wise brother

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        Hey! Keep us posted!

        BarbaraG
        GVW/

        And remember, there's no such thing as too much Happy News!!

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        • Pol -

          Got something in the mail on Saturday!
          It will be on its way today!

          I meant "nutso" in a good way!
          Excited, excited!!
          Don't worry - if I can handle his exuberance, your angel will have no trouble!

          Actually, jumped him yesterday indoors and he was fabulous. Well-behaved, nice and forward....steady...

          "Over the years, the
          United States has sent many of its fine young men and
          women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our
          borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked
          for in return is enough to bury those that did not
          return." - Colin Powell when asked if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire
          building by George Bush.
          "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future!" - Niels Bohr

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          • This morning I sent off my first HT entry of the season. Fair Hill starter- only the 2'3" but plan to move up later in the season. Can't wait to go and school XC next week.
            Third Chair in the Viola Clique
            Founder of the Packrats Anonymous Clique
            Proud Member of the Dirty Grey Horse Clique
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            • Yesterday, I not only had a good dressage lesson, I had a short x-c lesson to help still my nerves about the show in 2 weeks - we strung a bunch of fences together for the first time in AGES!

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              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

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              • Surely I can't be the ONLY one with happy news?

                A full x-c lesson today - and it was awesome. We had several fences that we just flowed over "like buttah", and we did a couple fences that were new to me and that have been lurking in the Fear Corners of my mind for some time now.

                Such a wonderful feeling.

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

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                • My first jumping lesson on my mare after she has spent the winter with my trainer. She was so completely awesome -- has learned so much and really figured out where to put her feet and how to find a nice spot to a jump. she is fast becoming the perfect amateur horse I envisioned when I bought her. We are not quite at the close my eyes and hold on stage but not far off. Rose has it together -- just have to work on me but it's hard to be my usual chicken self when she is so brave and smart to the jumps!! Can't wait for our first event! Going xcountry schooling this weekend!

                  Kate
                  Kate

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                    And You Will let us know how the Schooling goes, Right????

                    sending Cheers and Hugs,

                    BarbaraG
                    GWV/ free cheers and hugs gladly given!

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                    • OK, OK, ever since this thread has started I have superstitiously AVOIDED reading it.

                      My wonderful horse, who I have owned for 14 months, has been off or in rehab for 12.5 of those months. Surgery, colic, ligament tear, and most recently sore heels (which may have been behind the ligament tear).
                      Every time I carefully get him back up to basic fitness, something else happens.
                      Last week, we were 2/3 of the way through 3 shockwaves for heel soreness, to no avail. My beautiful, talented horse couldn't walk down the gentle slope in the parking lot without limping heavily.
                      The vet suggested we decide by today whether we should do the 3rd shockwave this week, or just give up and move on to injections (his last treatment option at present).

                      And you know what? Starting Sunday, he began to come around. He's walking like a normal horse. He's even trotting in the arena without limping.
                      I can't believe it, and I'm holding my breath to see if it lasts.

                      Anyway, I figured it was time to join the thread at last.
                      The big man -- my lost prince

                      The little brother, now my main man

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                        Welcome! Welcome!!

                        Sounds like you and your horse have been through a deal of pain and disappointment!!

                        Fingers crossed for a full recovery!!

                        BarbaraG
                        GWV/ spreading happy News

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                          No Mid-Week Wonders?? What's the World coming to?? It has stopped snowing here anyway! And we are going to Maine soon!!

                          BarbaraG
                          GWV/ trying to get some happy news for Today!

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                          • I have happy news - my trainer just called and said she has a whole course set up in the indoor...so I am sneaking out of work and going to jump it!!

                            Plus - I realy wanted to post to see what my new "title" is...anybody else notice??

                            Humph....guess I don't have one.

                            "Over the years, the
                            United States has sent many of its fine young men and
                            women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our
                            borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked
                            for in return is enough to bury those that did not
                            return." - Colin Powell when asked if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire
                            building by George Bush.
                            "Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future!" - Niels Bohr

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                            • (Coming out of MAJOR lurkdom here...)
                              Couldn't help but add a bit - I actually saw some GREEN grass this morning in the field (under the snow from last night, of course...), and my 7 month old colt is leading like a perfect gentleman
                              BarbaraG - where in Maine are you gonna be? It's even colder up here then it is down in Mass! You sure you want to make the trip?! hehe
                              -Jessica

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                                I Love Maine!! Even in the Cold!!

                                I love Maine in the Summer, when it sizzles! I Love Maine in the Spring, When it Drizzles, I Love Maine in the Fall, When it Frizzles!! I Love Maine, Every Moment, Every Season of the Year!!

                                Oh, Yeah! I Love Maine!!

                                BarbaraG
                                GWV/ loves Maine, Freeport, or Anywhere else!!

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                                • lol well I guess you're set to come up then!!!!
                                  It is nice up here in the summer...its the months of mud season that get frustrating.
                                  Freeport is actually about 45 minutes from me. Cool
                                  -Jessica

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                                    Spent Summers as a Kid at Old Orchard Beach!! Every 4th of July....naked toes in the cold sand, wrapped in Blanets against the cold, cranning our necks to watch the Fireworks!!

                                    OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH.....Awwwwwwwwww...those were the days!!

                                    Now we go up to relax at one of the Inns on Main Street. Just down the block from Beans! They have a Polar Bear that plays a pretty mean player piano!!

                                    And they have a tea, where you can sit around and eat fancy little cookies and sandwiches without the crust!!

                                    And sleep as late as you want! And someone makes the Bed for you! And not have to clean up after yourself!!

                                    BarbaraG
                                    GWV/

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                                    • I grew up in NH - we used to go to Old Orchard Beach after Labor Day, for reasons unknown to me. Talk about COLD!!

                                      After college, my husband and I were in Malaysia in the Peace Corps. I was so astounded to discover that the South China Sea isn't cold like the Atlantic off the coast of Maine!

                                      But back on topic - more good news about jumping today. I really, really, really think I'm starting to get it. And our last 2 fences today were a 2'6" vertical / 3 strides / 2'9" oxer - and we nailed it. I know that's piddling for many people, but it's big for me!

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

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                                        Allllllll Righggggggggggggggtttttttttttt!!

                                        You Rock!

                                        BarbaraG
                                        GWV

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                                        • Mine is vicarious, but after a very disappointing show this weekend my daughter bounced back and had a GREAT lesson last night. It was soooo nice to see her work past her problems and end up flying around the xc course with a smile on her face.

                                          Oh yeah.....did I forgot to mention that moi, the used to jump-turned dressage rider when her mare got too old, actually got on this horse and jumped some crossrails up to a 2 ft vertical and then schooled him over the novice ditch? WOW, I had forgotten how much fun jumping can be. After, gulp, 15 years my form really stunk but it was fabulous anyway and her horse was extremely good to me!
                                          "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.
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