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Because it's Friday and the boards are quiet: What are your weekend plans?

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  • Because it's Friday and the boards are quiet: What are your weekend plans?

    It's a beautiful, sunny Friday here in the Pacific NW and I am stuck inside cubicle hell counting down the minutes until the weekend starts. The boards are slow and I need something to distract me until I can get outside (70 to be exact) so I thought I'd start something fun....

    What are your horsey-plans this weekend? If you can't be horsey this weekend, what do you WISH you were doing? Shows? Clinics? Fun around-the-barn projects?

    I'll be at an outdoor schooling show (pray for sun!) and plan to trail ride Sunday morning. I also want to be productive so I might work on stubborn pony's mane, maybe braid it down in an attempt to convince it to lay on the RIGHT side! Sound like a boring weekend to some, but I love the feeling of accomplishment when its done!

    Come on make me JEALOUS!

  • #2
    I'm returning home from college and I get to ride my horse for the first time since I shipped him back home!!!
    "Riding a horse is not a hobby to be picked up & laid down, it is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole & once it has done so, he will have to accept his life will be radically changed." - RWE


    • #3
      I just want to go out to the barn and see my pony...it's been two days I couldn't make it down there and I feel so guilty!!!

      I want to ride, ride, ride...we'll see if the weather cooperates.
      Originally posted by barka.lounger
      u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

      we see u in gp ring in no time.


      • #4
        I'm doing some flatwork tomorrow and Sunday with no stirrups. Not a lot of strenuous work - Nikki jumped some big courses with me today and we did a lot of hill work yesterday - but enough to get us both ready for Saratoga next week.
        I'm meeting Anyplace Farm tomorrow, hopefully!!!
        Oh, and I'm spending any free time with my nose buried in my AP Statistics review book; exam is on Tuesday and I don't feel prepared, even though I'm doing very well in the course.
        Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!


        • #5
          I am having a lesson tonight, not sure about the rest of the week.
          Hope to stop by the barn tomorrow before work (I'm scheduled to work during the DERBY! Atrocious!)
          Sunday hopefully will be at the barn again because I'm riding in a clinic next week and need a little more time in the saddle...well, a lot more


          • #6
            Since I just got my own laptop I am spending some time on the forum actually posting things instead of just reading things all of the time! After that, my plans include flatting my jumper and, weather permitting, scrubbing my winter blankets and hanging them out to dry.


            • #7
              I have to work this weekend. However, on Sunday I am having a lesson and I get to see which lesson horse I will be riding in the next show.


              • #8
                Yep - beautiful weekend here in Georgia! My plan is to flat in the ring tomorrow then hack a little in the pasture as well. Then drag the ring and bunch of yard work for the rest of Saturday.

                Sunday, hopefully I will jump a little if my beastie is being good.

                Summerpony - yea, I need to do the blanket cleaning thing too. ugh.

                Oh yea, maybe run to the tack store, too. Ut Oh!


                • Original Poster

                  See? I knew I'd find people like me out there who have the same kookie idea that a Friday night at the barn taking a lesson is better than a Friday night at some overpriced bar!

                  Summerpony - welcome to the boards! I'm impressed you are actually cleaning your winter blankets....*CFiona hangs head in shame*
                  supershorty628 - Meeting a COTHer! How fun! Are you meeting in a horsey place?
                  Kellyb - Your post made me think of that song Mustang Sally. "All you want to do is ride around Sally, Ride, Sally, ride! "


                  • #10
                    We're meeting up for lunch and then I think we're going to my barn to see Nikki (my horse)...not sure about that part though!
                    Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!


                    • #11
                      Hopefully having a Schooling Show...

                      Kind of nervous though, haven't gotten a single call about it, worried NOBODY is coming....
                      " iCOTH " window/bumper stickers. Wood Routed Stall and Farm Signs


                      • #12
                        I will go ride with DD and have a little mom-daughter time. Our trainer is out of town, so it will be a relaxed ride. I'd love to ride outside, but with all the rain we've had, it is pretty slick outside.

                        I may also go to another trainer's place and ride a horse or two of hers if I'm lucky.

                        Grandprixjump - I know that feeling and it is not fun! I hate wondering IF anyone is going to show up! Hope they do.
                        A proud friend of bar.ka.


                        • #13
                          Well I for one am playing OOZEBALL at my university tomorrow (Volley ball in 6"+ of mud!), then hosing down and heading over to hack the mare I've been riding...if the rain holds off, that is.
                          Sunday I'll hope for no rain (again) then hack the mare early in the afternoon, before heading off to work until Midnight. I was asked if I wanted to show said mare on Sunday but of course work has to get in the way of everything. *sigh*!


                          • #14
                            Rode my crazy beast earlier today (after longing the nutty bucks out of him),riding again tomorrow morning, hopefully do some jumping if he is behaving,maybe get a lesson if my trainer (mom) has time between lessons (if not I just ride during the lessons and learn ), watching the KY Derby, then taking day off Sunday to take kids to the beach.


                            • #15

                              Study Corporations Law. Go to the Gold Cup (steeplechase). Study Corporations law.


                              Study Corporations Law. Ride 1 horse. Clean barn. Feed horses. Study Environmental Law.

                              Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles


                              • #16
                                In the past few weeks I have been in the ungodly hell of closing on my house, remodeling my house, moving into my house, and now cleaning out my old apartment. I haven't gotten to even see my pony in two weeks as of tomorrow.

                                So tomorrow I am going to RIDE. I do not give a damn where or when or how long. But I want to spend an hour scraping hair off of him and then we are going to RIDE and then I will spend another hour scraping hair off of him.

                                Then I will have my lesson on Sunday and be panting and breathless and out of shape and dying after one lap of the ring at a canter, again. Man, do I need to get in shape again...
                                "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                                Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                                • #17
                                  I'm at the USHJA Trainer's Symposium at SCAD! It is an excellent horsey weekend! Beautiful weather, lovely facility, stellar horse flesh and fantastic clinicians!!!
                                  www.brydellefarm.com ....developing riders, NOT passengers!
                                  Member of LNHorsemanshipT & Proud of It Clique
                                  "What gets me up every morning is realizing how much more there is still to learn." -GHM


                                  • #18
                                    ugh, i have SATs tomorrow morning- kill me now!!

                                    Then i'm going to the barn- everyone will be at a show, so hopefully it will be nice and quiet . I'll ride my horsey and anyone else who needs to be worked. then i'll do some of the extra barn work to save myself time on Sunday... I am doing the barn on Sunday. I normally do saturdays, but i have those stinkin' SATs
                                    Horse power

                                    Horse" pow`er\ (Noun) The extraordinary capacity of a horse to elevate the human spirit.


                                    • #19
                                      Rode this AM and did a little 2'6" course (first course since ligament injury almost one year to the day). Went to lunch with barn mates.

                                      Horse plans include lessons tomorrow and Sunday, with a foray to the feed store. Nothing too exciting, at least hopefully.

                                      And I get to write not one, but two, Evil Chemistry Exams: one for OChem lecture and one for OChem lab. And grade lab reports.
                                      The Evil Chem Prof


                                      • #20
                                        Hunter pace saturday! hopefully, rain stay away. Then hopefully feeling motivated to do some cleaning of the brushes and blankets. We'll see about that one though