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    What a Cutie!! Congrats to "my" newest Rider!!

    Actually, all these riders are mine!

    BarbaraG
    GWV/ Happy News Goddess

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      Any Mid-Week Happy Words out there??

      My Crocus have survived....so far!

      BarbaraG
      GWV/ Happy News Goddess

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      • Well, stepping on the scale this morning I finally noticed my running and gym routine have taken effect! Plus the extra riding! I knew my clothes were fitting better, but sometimes it means so much more to hear it from the scale!


        Also - made an offer on a house...and will know this weekend if it will be accepted.

        Oh yeah - and our first jumper show of the season is this Sunday! Weather.com says 55 degrees and Sunny!!!!

        "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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        • Cluesgirl, You are a busy one. Should Em start watching Bonanza reruns?????????????

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          • CluesGirl, what are you doing in your gym routine, because mine was working for a while butI think I've hit my plateau and I'm now putting weight back on! ahhhh! So frustrating.

            Oh for good news, my horsey is running his first Intermediate in 2 weeks! Keep your fingers crossed!

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            • Pol -
              Clue sure does love the ole' Western songs!!
              Busy - yes. Bored - NEVER!

              jennachica - My gym time is usually limited to about one hour (just not enough of them in a day!). Two of those days it takes me about 40 minutes to get down the line of nautilus (do this first!)...then a 20 minute speed run on the treadmill (about 6.8mph, I don't have long legs! = approx. 2.25 miles).

              Three days I do 1/2 hour on the elliptical machine, and a 1/2 hour slower run (about 6.0mph, approx. 2.5 miles).

              This has been about the past ten weeks now, and it seems to be helping immensely!!

              Congrats on your horse!

              My horse is going....NOVICE!!
              We hope! Three weeks from Saturday!
              Pol - did you realize?

              "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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              • Okay, GWV...

                Get those lungs in shape, please. Sunday morning (Arizona time, which is 3 hours behind East Coast time during Daylight Saving Time), Prozac Pony and I embark on our first schooling HT (or any kind of HT, for that matter) in about 15 months.

                I'll be listening for cheers from the East...

                Dressage: 7:42 am / 10:42 am EDT
                Stadium: 11:32 am / 2:32 pm EDT
                Cross-Country: 11:52 am / 2:52 pm EDT

                ________________
                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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                  Of Course!

                  BarbaraG
                  GWV/ 6:50 A.M.

                  off to dry my hair

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                  • My happy news today is..........Rolex tickets are here!

                    We've never been and are so excited to be going. 12 days and counting!
                    "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.
                    http://community.webshots.com/user/arnikaelf

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                      Have Fun and pack for the weather!!

                      BarbaraG
                      GWV/Rolex 1998

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                      • Well, it's SIXTY DEGREES here today! Yahoo! A far, far cry from the dreadful ice storms a week ago that almost kept me home from a show!

                        The mud is (slowly) drying up, the shedding is almost done, bright summer coats are peeking out from under the fuzz, Bonnie is doing walk-trot and big semi-wobbly circles under saddle, Gwen is AMAZING...and best of all, a chance to maybe school XC next Saturday! Keep your fingers crossed for WARM and DRY so the course emerges from under water by then!

                        "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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                        • Ok, into the 3rd month of not smoking! This is happy news for me at least. I still haven't killed the dog, the cats, the ponies or anyone. Also haven't told anyone to go to a very hot spot below the surface of the earth!

                          Believe me, both my trainers are very supportive, which is very helpful. This keeps this horse related!

                          msj


                          You know you're a horse person when...you can find your boots by smell.

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


                          Sue

                          I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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                          • Hey msj. That is really good news. Nobody's dead and you are still not puffing! Good job. I quit 25 years ago. We had a brand new carton. Put the packs in a row on a shelf in the barn. Every night after supper, my husband and I would go out there and stare at the packs. Never had one since. That was when the price had gone up to 45 cents a pack. Think of the money you're saving. You can buy a new saddle in a month!

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                            • Hooray, I had my first ride of the season today!! My green mare was wonderful, but gave me a nice little buck at the canter... my good news is that I rode calmly through it , as opposed to falling off, or flipping out in fear. I feel like a million bucks and can't wait to get back on.
                              Also, I think I've decided to make the journey to Rolex, life gets better and better!
                              --laurie

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                                What is that Big Yellow Thing in the Sky??!! Is it the Sun!! ??

                                Happy Saturday, Everyone!

                                BarbaraG
                                GWV/nearly forgot what the darn thing looked like! ;D

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                                • We jumped our first 3' today- and I stayed on, didn't get in his mouth, and kept my position! He loves it, and it's really solid on his part, too. When we put it into a mini course, and he cleared it every time.
                                  (I've had him for almost three years- he was a week off the track as a pacer. It is such a great feeling- taking him this far in such little time! He's the most awesome horse!)

                                  Standardbred lover
                                  Disgruntled College Students Clique
                                  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

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                                  • My daughter did her first CT today - got a 64 on her dressage test!! The weather was wonderful.
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                                    It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....

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                                    • Congratulations, Fallbrook (and Fallbrook's daughter)!

                                      BarbaraG - don't forget our "date" tomorrow - I'll be expecting those cheers ;-)

                                      ________________
                                      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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                                      • 7:42am dressage ride, RAR, who did you p$#$#@ off? Good luck, wish I was there too, but didn't think it would be fair to introduce the first courses for beasties #1 and #2 at Santa Rita

                                        Laura
                                        Laura

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                                          Rar,

                                          Standing by, All cheers on Full Power!

                                          BarbaraG
                                          GWV/ long distance cheering a Specialty

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