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Baby is growing up - at LAST (hair almost gray)

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  • Baby is growing up - at LAST (hair almost gray)

    It seems only yesterday I was watching Simone get born (with me hovering quite useless in the stall) and here she is, having gone to a show in Southen Pines on Saturday just to "hang out" - she will be 4 end of May - (and many thanks to my young horse trainer!) -

    link to slide show rather than edit down sizes: the fact that it was a dressage show is not to mislead anyone as to her ultimate job title LOL


    and I am riding her (a bit now) too! Oh JOY!!!!!
    Last edited by 3Dogs; Feb. 22, 2009, 02:35 PM.
    "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."


  • #2
    She looks like she had a good time .

    Isn't it nice when they're finally old enough to actually do something? Seems like it takes forever to get to that point when you've raised them.


    • #3
      She is so lovely! Congrats! Looks like she liked the show atmosphere too. LOVE her face :-)


      • #4
        OMG! Shes is so adorable! She looked so happy being there. Very cute!
        Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look
        around once in a while you could miss it.

        Popular Vote - Delaney


        • #5
          Ahhh you guys look so happy together. Lovely young horse!

          I absolutely love your sun glasses! I'm a sunglasses fiend.
          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


          • #6
            She really is lovely. Best of times ahead for you.

            \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~


            • Original Poster

              thanks all !!

              - that is not me on her - that is my trainer Diana Hoberecht - I am the photographer

              She was happy and very relaxed - I just can't believe how time has sprung forward ( and why the reference to hair going gray - that is how I know time is passing )
              "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



              • #8
                Were you missing your full cheek snaffle keepers? Not the bit police here just wondering.

                Looks great, congrats!!


                • #9
                  SSF, (don't misread what I wrote below as snarky, I just couldn't figure out how to write it without the excessive use of the word "sometimes". )

                  Sometimes people choose intentionally not to use the full cheek bit keepers. Sometimes people want the full cheek but the also desire the effects of a loose ring. My 4 y.o. is a case in point. I took the keepers off the full cheek prongs after a lesson with one of my trainers where we decided the bit needed a little more play. Sometimes there's a benefit to removing them.
                  Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                  • #10
                    Yup that was my q? Was there a reason not to use them?


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 3Dogs View Post
                      thanks all !!

                      - that is not me on her - that is my trainer Diana Hoberecht - I am the photographer

                      She was happy and very relaxed - I just can't believe how time has sprung forward ( and why the reference to hair going gray - that is how I know time is passing )
                      time does fly, doesn't it,3Dogs. I remember your stallion hunt!
                      she looks great - good luck with her, and have fun.
                      A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                      • #12
                        Awwww, time does fly!! I hope to meet her someday in Southern Pines.