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  • What are you doing this weekend?

    So, Friday, lunch time- bored at work. It is supposed to be beautiful here in Georgia this weekend with temps in the 60s and sun all around, not to mention it has not rained all week long (knock on wood, crossing fingers).

    I am antsy and itching to get out and maybe gallop in the field or take a jump lesson that does not involve dodging puddles! What are your weekend plans?

  • #2
    Working. Probably will have time to sneak in a ride or two if it's not too busy. Hubby and son are going skiing so if I do get some free time I can spend it guilt-free at the barn. Might do some grocery shopping, laundry and cooking if I can, but the order of things I wrote is the order of priority.
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    • #3
      Schooling show for the 4 year old, pony torture - may drive maybe on the lunge, polocrosse practice on Sunday.
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      • #4
        I do not wish to hear of this "60 and sunny" - in fact, I think I've forgotten what wearing T shirts feels like.

        However, I did finally schedule a lesson - on someone else's horse, since our trailer won't be out for a while - so I'm excited about getting to ride on footing other than snow
        ---
        They're small hearts.

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        • #5
          Oh EventingChase...why do you rub it in?? I will be moving in with you very soon sister and be out of cold Ky.

          I will be studying traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and trauma OH MY! I LOVE high acuity nursing!!

          I might sneak out for a ride on my pony in between rain and snow showers that are expected all weekend!! Hopefully the 20 bags of salt on the ring has worked its magic!

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          • #6
            Taking new horse to the Beach!
            16.1 6 year old gelding called Harry.
            Brought him home last weekend as so far so good, this weekend we are going to really test the buttons and go for a gallop in company! Should be interesting. Mates on horseback are coming to either 'point and laugh' or join in the fun.
            Can't wait
            Hurry up Sunday!
            www.sallymetharryhorse.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              I'm planning on visiting my pony for the first time in two weeks and spending most of the weekend with him.

              I'm also going to prep my garden for spring lettuces!
              I have Higher Standards... do you?
              Apalachicola Native (Alfie), '02 TB Gelding,
              Wild Man of Borneo (Hank), '03 Redtick coonhound,
              Augustus McRae (Gus), '01 Bluetick coonhound

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                #8
                I don't mean to rub it in to those of you still under the weather But we have had our fair share of nasty here in Ga including snow just last weekend

                It makes me all the more anxious to get out from behind this desk and onto a horse!

                A ride on the beach would be amazing, and the boyfriend and I are also planning some garden time this weekend as well!

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                • #9
                  Here in sunny Southern California, I will be going to a pony club group lesson tonight. I believe we're having a jumping lesson tonight.

                  Then on Saturday I am going to the Mary's Tack and Feed TENT SALE! I am in the market for a new helmet and I want to see if I can snag a Charles Owens JR8 for a good deal.

                  Finally on Sunday, I have a lesson with my trainer in the early afternoon, and a pony club mock show a bit later in the afternoon to teach the youngins' about going to shows.

                  Its supposed to rain on Saturday, so the Sunday activities may or may not be canceled. It all depends on how flooded the arenas get.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Molasses View Post
                    Taking new horse to the Beach!
                    16.1 6 year old gelding called Harry.
                    Brought him home last weekend as so far so good, this weekend we are going to really test the buttons and go for a gallop in company! Should be interesting. Mates on horseback are coming to either 'point and laugh' or join in the fun.
                    Can't wait
                    Hurry up Sunday!
                    Love it! maybe you will get to point and laugh at some of your friends!

                    I'm having a torture/dressage lesson with the green horse and then maybe jump him for the first time in many months.....should be some laughs for anyone watching! Still too much snow and ice outside to escape the indoor...but happy that I have access to an indoor. Then digging out the trailer so I can move my VERY preggo mare to the farm she will be foaling at......time is ticking on that one so I really need to get her moved!
                    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                    • #11
                      I'm working, and have to ship a mare to another farm, about 2.5 hours drive each way... with most of the roads still half-covered with anywhere from several inches to a few feet of drifted snow, should be fun... and I have to do school work, I have a big exam on Monday and a paper due Tuesday. Hopefully I can squeeze in a ride or 2 wouldn't that be nice??

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                      • #12
                        Off to Delaware Park tomorrow morning to take some track listings and then home in the afternoon to ride the barefooters. Trip to the indoor to ride the other two.

                        Sunday- hope to get 4+ horses ridden in some fashion. It is supposed to be mid 40's here this weekend but that means lots of melting snow which creates mud.

                        Hoping for some windy warm weather to ry it all up.
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                        • #13
                          gosh, let me see, I can't remember, ......

                          oh, right!


                          riding in the indoor.

                          again.

                          thanks for rubbing it in.

                          (I won't bore you with the whole, can't go anywhere, trailer stuck behind 8 foot mound of plowed snow, and, oh, yeah, the 1/2 mile driveway covered in black ice between the field and the indoor).

                          I am SO over this it's not even funny.
                          The big man -- my lost prince

                          The little brother, now my main man

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                          • #14
                            XC schooling tomorrow, then riding in the mountains on Sunday -- hooray for the end of dark and cold!
                            Life doesn't have perfect footing.

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                            • #15
                              Saturday: having breakfast with hubby, then coming home to ride my Training horse, both my 3 year olds, working both of them on the triangle to get ready for FEH next weekend.... then teaching a lesson, riding a 3 yo I bred that belongs to a client, teaching another lesson.... probably try to fit in a few more rides before dark.

                              Sunday: Cross-country schooling at Gibbes Farm with my Training horse and soem clients!! Whooooohhooooo!

                              Jennifer
                              Third Charm Event Team

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                              • #16
                                Just got home from doing our Paradise Farm HT dressage tests. About to go walk courses. SJ tomorrow, XC Sunday.
                                Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                                • #17
                                  1. Digging out my van and trailer, so I can get the emission inspection, so I can renew the registration.

                                  2- Mucking the vast quantity of manure under the barn overhang- with reduced access to the manure pile, I haven't been able to attack it since before the snow, and with all the snow thay have spent MUCH more time than usual under the overhang

                                  3- If there is any time left before dark, I might try to ride/pony them up and down the driveway and the street. The snow is just TOO heavy to try to ride in.

                                  4-Look at the omnibus listings, and figure out what is the earliest I might possibly have a horse ready to compete.
                                  Janet

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

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                                  • #18
                                    Figures....Holly's week off equals snow storm, rain, freezing cold weather, and horrible horrible blow you off your horse winds. Still... I managed to ride a few times. Hollys' week to work equals.... sunny warm dry weather! Doh...

                                    But... I'm tough, (or psycho) so I'm going to work three overnights in a row (2 down 1 to go) then go straight home tomorrow am and load up the pony to head to FG for a XC school, then dinner with a friend. Then Sunday I have a dressage lesson and then go back to work for three more overnights in a row.

                                    How's Paradise going?! And ooooh, Fleck and I desperately want to go beach riding!!! Have a great time!!

                                    And Jennifer...which FEH are you going to?! Good luck and have fun!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by FLeckenAwesome View Post
                                      Figures....Holly's week off equals snow storm, rain, freezing cold weather, and horrible horrible blow you off your horse winds. Still... I managed to ride a few times. Hollys' week to work equals.... sunny warm dry weather! Doh...

                                      But... I'm tough, (or psycho) so I'm going to work three overnights in a row (2 down 1 to go) then go straight home tomorrow am and load up the pony to head to FG for a XC school, then dinner with a friend. Then Sunday I have a dressage lesson and then go back to work for three more overnights in a row.

                                      How's Paradise going?! And ooooh, Fleck and I desperately want to go beach riding!!! Have a great time!!

                                      And Jennifer...which FEH are you going to?! Good luck and have fun!
                                      Just checked the Paradise Farm HT results, Fleck - Denise is in 9th and Nancy is tied for 7th in a BIG division!!!!
                                      http://www.evententries.com/livescoring/14314.html

                                      This weekend, I'm gonna be feeding Witchy carrots, worming her over the stall door (she's SOOO easy), brushing her head and neck, telling myself as I walk up and down the driveway on two legs I'm in good company (think Asterix, retreadeventer, ZEBE and so many more of you on your horsies ), hoping madly that the next 4 weeks FLY by, and simply being happy to be outside...walking.
                                      ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by EventingChase View Post
                                        I don't mean to rub it in to those of you still under the weather But we have had our fair share of nasty here in Ga including snow just last weekend

                                        It makes me all the more anxious to get out from behind this desk and onto a horse!

                                        A ride on the beach would be amazing, and the boyfriend and I are also planning some garden time this weekend as well!
                                        I saw pictures of the GA "snow". That's NOT snow.

                                        I plan on working, as usual. However, the boss has to take a friend's son to the dressage show at Morven tomorrow (he teaches the kid...kid has indoor! grrrr), and since Vernon nearly jumped out of the ring (where he was turned out) and loaded himself into the trailer this afternoon while we were getting it ready, I think I'm going to load him up and take him along and play a little in the warm up...maybe see if I can sneak into the ring during a break. Hopefully, we won't have too many shenanigans that could risk upsetting the DQs! It'll be nice to be on a horse, and I'm sure he'll like doing something other than tormenting his pals and standing around being bored.
                                        Amanda

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