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  • hehe there IS a reason we Mainers don't go swimming in the ocean w/o a drysuit!!
    It's pretty to look at, but WAY too cold!

    BarbaraG-that inn sounds cool...I try to avoid Freeport in the summer though....too crowded!
    -Jessica

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      Ok, Folks!! Let's check in with Friday's Friendly forcasts for the weekend!

      I see more Snow! But, we are closer to opening dates and competitions are coming!!

      Also, tomorrow I get to sleep late!

      BarbaraG
      GWV

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      • Our first show in ages Sunday - 2 or 3 jumper classes, starting at 2'-2'3" and moving up, depending on how things go. (This is in preparation for our first HT in ages the following Sunday.)

        I'll be listening for snowy cheers from Back East, GWV!

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          Trust Me!!

          BarbaraG
          GWV/ Cheering a Specialty!
          All these Riders Are Mine

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          • My horse was perfect today, plain and simple. Actually, he was super yesterday too! I love how having a good ride is so uplifting!

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              How about at least One piece of Happy News from Everyone on the Board??

              Not the Whole World....just this BB??

              BarbaraG
              GWV/ thinking happy thoughts and going to bed'cause it's late...'night

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              • Can I play, even though I've been playing a lot lately?

                In our lesson this evening, getting ready for a jumping derby on Sunday, we jumped out of the ring over a log, then went to a coop (I have MAJOR coop-phobia).

                Prozac Pony and I had this discussion:

                PP: What's that coop doing there?
                RAR: Doesn't matter.
                PP: It wasn't there yesterday.
                RAR: Never mind.
                PP: And why does it have standards? We're on the cross country course.
                RAR: Just jump it.
                PP: I don't want to.
                RAR: Well, *I* do.

                And we did. Beeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuutifully.

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

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                  Knew I could count on you, Risk!

                  More Snow here today!! But

                  My Brave little Crocus are holding their own!

                  HA! They say, We are here!!

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                  • I am finally able to put my OTSTB gelding back into work- no indoor at his barn and ground was way too hard to ride. Despite not having been ridden in 6mo, he was GREAT the first day (I did longe him a bit the day before), and have been out to ride him 2x more, he is SUCH a good boy. No spookiness even with the horse in the round pen next to the ring going ballistic, and on the longe picks up and HOLDS the canter like a real horse. Methinks he will be cantering under saddle soon!

                    We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art. - Henry James
                    ****Indecision may or may not be my problem****

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                    • I was so looking forward to a cross country school this morning but the rain and threatened lightening made that seem a silly plan so we just did a jump lesson and my mare was so awesome! She was dead quiet and all I have to do is establish a rythm and steer and she takes care of the rest -- we even managed a bending line -- can't remember the last time I tried something like that. If I could ride, the mare could do anything. If it rains again on Thursday, Redlands will turn into our first cross country school of the year. Rose and I are happy and tired tonight -- she got her legs done up and a hot bran mash for supper.

                      Kate
                      Kate

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                      • Jezzy was 4th in her first Novice. Obedient but still a little tense in dressage, a little green in stadium but we made it through, AWESOME XC.. so awesome that I forgot it was Novice and the speed is really slow. I let her roll along and jump out of her natural pace, so we ended up coming in too early, but OH WELL. She was so amazing I didn't care.

                        -Amanda

                        www.risingstarfarm.net
                        http://the900facebookpony.com/

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                          The News we Need!! Oh, Yeah!!

                          BarbaraG
                          GWV/toll taker of Happy Thought!

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                          • Tomorrow morning, I'll be listening for cheers of encouragement from The East... our first jumper (schooling) show in ages. Our first non-dressage show in ages.

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

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                            • Yesterday was a major "pine pollen" day in the Piedmont of NC (everything covered with yellow dust). Rain is always welcome during this time but we had a major gully-washer just before baby Fallbrook's lesson and her fabulous instructor took advantage of the deluge to do some schooling.....see pic
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                              It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....

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                                Into Every life a little rain, and sometimes a Whole lot more must Fall...

                                BarbaraG
                                GWV/ loves the word gully-washer!

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                                • Jazz and Char BOTH look sound on the lunge. It has been 2 YEEEEEARS. There is no more good news than this. Mikey is going like a dream. I think it is their new diets. Fingers crossed.

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                                    Hugs And Fingers crossed!!

                                    BarbaraG
                                    GWV/ Happy News goddess

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                                    • WE SURVIVED!

                                      Prozac Pony and I survived our first jumping show in about 15 months. No ribbons, but that wasn't the point. Survival was the point.

                                      One rail (last fence in the 2'3" class - laziness on his part and probably a touch of inattentiveness on mine) and a total of three refusals (one my fault for giving him a ludicrous line to the last fence in the 2'6" jump-off; two my fault for letting him trundle along behind my leg in the 2'6" derby), but we did NOT get eliminated, I did NOT fall off, and I did NOT quit, even when we had to go out on cross country during the 2'6" derby, and I really, really, really, REALLY didn't want to.

                                      And there seemed to be the faint sound of cheering emanating from the direction of Massachusetts... ;-)

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                                      • OKEA Schooling Day at Woodlands

                                        The Oklahoma Eventers held their first one day schooling show at Woodlands just north of OKC. If the response is anything to go by, the future of eventing is assured with, if anything, more riders than they could cope with.
                                        At times it was, literally, a three-ring circus with dressage, stadium & cross-country all going on at the same time. Largest class was "Green as Grass" with swarms of pony-clubbers from different barns enthusiastically tackling all the tests (youngest 5 years old!).

                                        Much thanks to David & Laura Harris for hosting it and to Lynn Cherry for organizing it. Let's hope it's the first of many (my voice may hold up for another 8 hours)....

                                        Brock

                                        Brock n. (Anglo-Saxon) badger as in Brockenhurst, Brocklebank etc
                                        Brock
                                        Brock n. (Anglo-Saxon) badger as in Brockenhurst, Brocklebank etc www.area35.us

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                                        • Doesn't get much happier than this...

                                          This is one of my trainer's lesson students with the schoolie she rides - their first show yesterday, and she came away with a ribbon.

                                          Can you beat that grin?

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