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    3rd lesson today. Cavaletti at the trot and canter. More two point, which I'm getting better at. Still need to work on independent hands at the two point. The last couple lessons they've had me on a poky pony. While it's easier to get on and off a horse that's not taller than me, the strides seem quite rushed.

    StG

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      St G- do the cavaletti perk up the pony?

      PF- hope you get in a ride today. I had to pick up more work to help out my boss.

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        Lucky...DH still not home from work. He had a ways to travel today (Clarksville). I decided since I don't know D completely yet that it would be safest to not ride alone. Hoping for tomorrow!!
        My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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          StG, glad you are getting good lessons in! You go.
          My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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            Happy weekend, all. It's going to be a wet one here. No riding likely. We may go truck and trailer shopping. I want a new truck and a new trailer. Well, new to me, but used. Just newer.
            My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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              PF - ooh that's exciting, good luck!
              http://trainingcupid.blogspot.com/

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                PF- happy shopping in between the raindrops

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                  I wish I was shopping in between rain drops. You can see from this photo that we still have no grass.

                  No we didn't need anything today. Hubby said he would like a curry comb, some brushes and a pair of side reins. I would like a second bridle for Stars, who need a very long throat lash.

                  PRARG carboot sale again. I ended up getting:-

                  A collapsible wheelbarrow that I can take in the float - $20.00
                  A hay feeder that can also stay in the float - $15.00
                  A bridle with a cavesson noseband and a loose ring bit - $25.00
                  An English leather bridle with a cavesson and flash noseband and a loose ring bit - free.
                  A 6'6" mesh rug combo for Sim $10.00
                  9 x Dressage DVD's - $18.00
                  5 x shirts one with professional autographs by famous people like Heath Ryan and Vicki Roycroft $3.00 each
                  A Pikeur Dressage Coat for $35.00 that she said she paid $300.00 for
                  Silicon jodhpurs - $40.00
                  Curry comb free
                  3 halters for $5.00
                  3 lead ropes for free
                  1 halter $2.00
                  19 ratchets for fencing $19.00
                  5 instructional books $5.00
                  1 x clicker training book $1.00
                  1 x long reining book 50 cents
                  1 pair of stirrups with the safety plastic cages on front for $5.00
                  1 helmet $5.00
                  1 curry comb glove $3.00
                  4 x weatherbeeta floating boots $10.00
                  1 dressage whip $1.00
                  1 pair of solid side reins - plastic - $1.00
                  1 diamonte horse shoe necklace not in photo as I am wearing it $12.00

                  and the pièce de résistance a brand new cap for $4.60 signed by Carl Hester at Equitana which was $20.00 but she gave it to me for that as I had bought so much stuff off her and that was all I had left. Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot_20191026-103816_Gallery[1].jpg Views:	1 Size:	27.6 KB ID:	10504594
                  It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                    suzie- I, in turn, wish I was shopping at your PRARG sale. There was a Dover tent sale, however work and weather conspired against me and I could not go. Been thinking about you lately- still sending big hugs and jingles to you and DH.

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                      Lucky Hubby had to work so I went by myself. I hav3 qrapoed up the gat and the DVDs for him for Christmas.

                      Oh and a large fluro pink anti sweay anti slip saddle blanket for $20. It still had the price ticket on it for $49.99. At least hubby won't steal it.
                      It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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                        Shopping would have been fun yesterday. Our show was postponed to next weekend, it rained all day yesterday and I'm so glad that postponed it. The horses were all psychos yesterday.

                        I'm hoping the weather is better today, I still have my jumping clinic. We are on day turnout as of this weekend, so I'll have to put everyone out and decide if I want to let Rain get some time turned out and possibly have another fun time catching him like yesterday ("I don't wanna work Mom, I wanna stay out and plaaaaaay!"), or keep him in while the others get turned out and feel bad that I'm making him stay in. Decisions, decisions.

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                          Suzie....SCORE!!
                          My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                            Anyone do anything fun this weekend?


                            I ended up keeping Rain inside while everyone else went out. I gave him a big bag stuffed with hay and he was quite happy to stay in and munch with the barn all to himself. It was a good decision, someone else went to go get their horse out of the pasture and it took them 20 or so minutes to catch them.

                            And OMG Jim Graham is my new favorite person to lesson with. If anyone gets a chance to take a lesson or clinic with him, jumping or dressage or XC, DO IT, it is so worth it. We only popped over a crossrail a few times at the end, but the flatwork he had us doing was exactly what we needed. And he was so engaging and fun. We have a ton of homework to do, and it's all working on MY riding and MY position as per usual, but I'm excited to get down to it. And Rain, as usual, just goes along with whatever.

                            Funny story, the girl that rode before me, she and her mom were chatting with me a bit before her lesson started. They actually almost bought Rain, like two weeks before I got him. She had loved him, but they had some emergency vet bills pop up and ended up not getting him. They were pretty excited to see him and how big he has gotten (he isn't huge, only a bit over 16 hands, but he was like 15.1, almost 15.2 when they were looking, and is still growing). I might get her to come out at some point to take him over some actual jumps, she is REALLY good and I think he would benefit from it.

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                              Rain, sounds like a great, productive clinic. Good for you. Interesting about he "almost" buyer. Sounds like Rain has a fan.

                              Nothing exciting on my end. We had crappy weather, so my arena was a no-go for riding. I waxed my 22-year-old pickup truck instead. Ha.. poor tuck may never have been waxed before. We have another truck that we worked on as well, as we're going to be selling that one to get a newer truck. I don't need three trucks. I like the old one, though. That's about the extent of my excitement this weekend. We're still truck shopping. I did see a nice trailer that I like. We'll see what happens with it, though. May have to concentrate on the truck first, then the trailer. I'll have to sell my current trailer as well. I've only used it once. It's just not going to work out the way we initially thought. It's a two horse straight load, which I actually love, but there's no escape door to the outside. So when you load the second horse, you have to "escape" through the LQ door. It's just not very convenient. Not enough room back there to get out of the way. Sigh.
                              My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                                guys some jingles please. We are evacuated and where the horses live has also been evacuated. This looks like a really bad fire. By some utter fluke, I decided to drive Sandro to Thermal yesterday instead of today as previously planned. Thank goodness, bc at 3am we got the alarm call to evacuate our area (which includes where he lives). He has been tough to load lately, I can't imagine doing it in the dark with the smell of smoke. I'm really hoping our house and my parent's house is ok.

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                                  Greys, I just came online to check on you. Listening to news in my car right now!! Jingling heartily for your, your family's, and your horses' safety. Please be careful.
                                  My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: https://paradoxfarm.blog/

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                                    Greys- major jingles and hugs to you and your family.

                                    TC/Faye- not sure the layout of the fires, hoping you guys are ok as well

                                    Jingles all around to everyone in the fire's path.

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                                      Greys: HUGE jingle to your area and your barn/family houses! What a relief that you got Sandro out of there in time in case he has any shenanigans about loading!

                                      Lucky: Our area is not that bad, i can smell the smoke but my office (up north) is bad, no electricity!

                                      Rain: It is so fun to meet someone that has a (potential or had) a relationship with your horse! It is a small world!! Sounds like the clinic was a fun one! I love it when you learn something esp with someone different. Sometimes trainers may be saying the same thing, but for some reason one would click!

                                      Suzie: You always have the best shopping deals!!

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                                        Lucky - I am not near the fires. I live on the coast, where we are shrouded in fog much of the year, and yet the idiot $#^@ electric co cut our power for nearly 48 hours. It is infuriating.

                                        Greys - Glad you guys got out early, hope your homes are okay.

                                        Cupid and I had our best dressage show yet last weekend The second day was very windy, gusting 50mph at times! A lot of people scratched, but since I'd already trailered an hour to get there and Cupid seemed ok I figured we may as well try. I was super happy with Cupid, but a little less then happy with our first judge lol. And it wasn't just me, there were a few scores in the upper 60s but more in the 50s (unusual for our area), she even gave a kid on a cute pony riding Intro A (a walk/trot test) a 55. Granted I didn't see her test, but I saw her in warm up and she looked like she was at least meeting the standard for Intro. She gave us a 4 for submission because Cupid was a bit above the bit (but relaxed and I thought our transitions were smooth) - I think the last time we got that low was when Cupid bucked!! But the second judge was quite generous. I scored over 5% higher with her, even though my other tests felt better to me.
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                                          Greys, I'm jingling for you! I thought of you yesterday while watching the coverage of the fires on CNN.
                                          I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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