Thursday, April 30, 2009

LAST NIGHT WAS AWESOME BOTH OF MY GIRLS WANTED TO GO ON A TRAIL RIDE AND THAT GIVES ME MORE JOY THAN ANYTHING, SO MJ HAD TO WAIT PATIENTLY IN THE CROSS TIES WHILE I WALKED WITH THE CREW, THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 7 RIDERS . ALL THE GIRLS DID GREAT, WE EVEN HAD TO DO SOME BRUSH RUNNING BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME TREES DOWN. AT FIRST THE GIRLS WERE A LITTLE NERVOUS, BUT ON THEIR TRUSTY MOUNTS THEY ALL MADE IT THROUGH SUCCESSFULLY. AND I DO BELIEVE THE COMMENT THEY USED WAS "THAT ROCKED." SO THAT WAS PRETTY COOL. AFTER WE GOT BACK THEY STILL WANTED TO RIDE SO TO THE OUTDOOR WE WENT AND NOW IT WAS MJ'S TURN AND SHE DID SMOKIN AWESOME, EVEN AFTER A FEW DAYS WITHOUT RIDIN SHE DID NOT SKIP A BEAT. I AM SO GLAD THAT WE BOUGHT HER. I WILL GET SOME PICS ON OF ALL THE GIRLS RIDING AND TONIGHT I AM IN THE HOUSE WITH A LITTLE GIRL THAT HAS AN EAR INFECTION AND PNEUMONIA, NOT QUITE AS FUN AS LAST NIGHT. LOL

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND THE MAIL WAS SO LIGHT TODAY, I WAS HOME BY 1:30, AWESOME! FIRST I DID THE TRAINING HORSES, FERGIE AND KIMOCA, WHICH ARE GETTING READY TO HEAD TO MARYLAND IN JUNE AND THEY DID AWESOME. SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN GETTING THEIR CHIRO ADJUSTMENTS, THEY ARE LIKE DIFFERENT HORSES. WHICH IS TOTALLY COOL BECAUSE I WAS GETTING A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIOR ISSUES, BUT ALL IS GOODD . NEXT I SADDLED UP GOOD OLE HANK, TRYING TO GET HIM IN SHAPE TO GO ON THE MARKET AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST I RODE MY TRUSTY MORAB REBEL, CONDITIONING HIM FOR OUR ADVENTURE IN THE UP AND COMING WEEK YEE HAW WE CAN NOT WAIT. AND WHILE I WAS FINISHING UP CHORES I CAUGHT MY HUSBAND LUNGING MJ, NOW THAT WAS A SIGHT THAT I DO NOT SEE VERY OFTEN, BUT IT WAS A GOOD THING. I WAS VERY PROUD OF HIM FOR TAKING HER OUT AND GIVING HER SOME EXERCISE AND TOMORROW AFTER WORK I AM PLANNING TO RIDE HER FOR A FEW HOURS. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT, HOPEFULLY THE WEATHER WILL BE JUST AS NICE. TALK TO YA SOON AND I PROMISE I WILL NOT BE SO LONG WINDED NEXT TIME.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

WHAT A CRAPPY WEEKEND! FIRST I HAD TO WORK ON SAT. NOW IT IS RAINY. NOT DOING TO MUCH WITH THE HORSES TODAY, HOPEFULLY THE WEEK WILL BE A LITTLE MORE PROMISING. BUT THE COUNT DOWN FOR VACATION IS ON AND EVERYBODY IS GETTING REAL EXCITED, JUST KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED THAT THE RAIN DOES NOT GET SO BAD THAT THEY SHUT THE TRAILS DOWN. THAT WOULD REALLY STINK. TO BETTER WEATHER AND GETTING OUT ON THE TRAILS, TALK TO YOU ALL SOON.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

TONIGHT WENT WONDERFUL. KEN RODE MJ AND DID AN AWESOME JOB. I THINK I WAS MORE NERVOUS THAN HE WAS, BUT BOTH OF THEM DID GREAT. I AM SO PROUD OF THEM.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TODAY I GAVE MJ A REST. I HAVE BEEN PUTTING MY PERSONAL RIDING HORSE, HI FAD REBEL, ON THE BACK BURNER SINCE THE MUSTANG ARRIVED, SO TODAY WAS HIS DAY. IT WAS GREAT. HE IS ONE MAGNIFICIENT ANIMAL AND HE DID SO WELL COMING OUT OF THE PASTURE FAT AND OUT OF SHAPE. WE HAVE OUR WORK CUT OUT FOR US BECAUSE OUR FIRST ADVENTURE .IS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO GOVERNOR DODGE. YEAH FINALLY A VACATION. NOTHING IS BETTER THAN A CAMFIRE AFTER A LONG RIDE. MJ MIGHT STAY HOME FOR THIS ADVENTURE UNLESS KEN STARTS TO RIDE HER, WHICH HE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT SINCE WE PURCHASED HER. HOPRFULLY THEY WILL BOND AS WELL UNDER SADDLE AS THEY DID ON THE GROUND.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MORE PICS FROM WEEKEND




I AM HOME SICK TODAY, MY BODY FINALLY CRASHED. WHAT A HECK OF A WEEKEND! I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE WE ARE THE OWNER OF OUR PRIDE AND JOY MJ 'S LEGACY, WHAT IS MEANT TO BE WILL BE AND I THANK GOD FOR THAT EVERYDAY. IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE, I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR EVERYTHING TO MAKE THIS DREAM COME TRUE. TO GOOD FRIENDS NEW AND OLD, GREAT HORSES, AND COLD BEER. I LOVE U ALL!

Monday, April 20, 2009

WE ARE SO TIRED LOTS MORE PICS TO COME

STAY TUNED FOR MORE PICS AND VIDEO FROM TEH MIDWEST HORSE FAIR AND EXTREME MUSTANG CHALLANGE.. ESPECAILLY FOR OUR FANS IN WAUNAKEE.. WISCONSIN... HA HA GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU GUYS... SO MANY NICE PEOPLE OUT THERE WE HAD A GREAT TIME..

WE TOOK HER HOME !!!!!

BOY ARE WE HAPPY .....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

MJ AND DEB HORSE COURSE


video

WELL WE FINISHED IN 15TH I BELIVE..

MJ WAS VERY OBSERVANT DURING HER RIDING THIS MORNING ... SHE HAD THE BIG ARENA JITTERS AND WAS NOT JUDGED WELL ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TOP TEN FINALS ON SAT NIGHT .. THE WINNER WAS CHASE DODD IN A VERY DESERVING PERFORMANCE.. WE SURE EXPECTED TO DO A LITTLE BIT BETTER BUT IT IS A LOT TO EXPECT OF YOUR HORSE AND FOR HER TO TAKE IN ALL AT ONCE... ..SHE STILL SEAMS TO BE THE "LOOKER" OF THE BUNCH.. AND LOTS OF INTEREST IN HER BUILD AND THE WAY SHE CARRIES HERSELF.. IT WOULD JUST BE DEVISTATING IF WE CAN'T TAKE HER HOME.. WE BROUGHT ALONG A PRETTY LARGE PIGGY BANK JUST IN CASE... THE APDOPTION/AUCTION IS SUNDAY AT 2:30 start .. 1 MORE LONG DAY AND MAYBE HOME FOR A DAY OF REST.. DEB WILL BE POSTING ON HERE I'M SURE AFTER THE AUCTION OUTCOME... THANKS


KEN

Friday, April 17, 2009

AFTER IN-HAND WE ARE IN GREAT SHAPE..



DEB'S IN-HAND WEN'T WELL CURRENTLY WE ARE TIED IN 3RD PLACE... PRETTY STIFF COMPITITION OUT THERE AND MJ IS TAKING IT VERY WELL.. LOTS OF LOOKERS AND LOVERS OF MJ TODAY... SHE SURE IS LOOKIN GOOD. WE ALL ARE AMAZED ON HOW CALM AND RELAXED SHE IS W/ ALL THE COMMOTION AND PEOPLE.. WILL TRY TO POST A VIDEO OF OUR IN HAND COURSE LATE TONIGHT WHEN I CAN GET THE CARD HERE AND DOWNLOADED INTO THIS LAPTOP...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

ok we made it here and it sure was busy

we showed up here in madison around noon and the place was busy with many horses and exibitors getting ready for the big weekend... every one is so nic e and neat to hear everyones journeys worries and wonders.. mj is very curious and is taking it all in ( commotion) we gave her her first bath and did well but didn't stand still by no means.. people have been stopping by the stall and commenting on her beauty... we are in barn number 2 stall number 2020 come and see us.... deb's in hand starts at 8 am and she will be about 25 or 26th in line so maybe around 10 or so she would be up.. hope every one tries to come and see us.. we will blog again friday after the in hand.. got to put these kids to bed ... we all had a long day...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TONIGHT THE EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH. WORKED WITH MJ FOR A LITTLE WHILE, PACKED THE TRAILER, AND TYING LOOSE ENDS BEFORE WE HIT THE TRAIL TO MAD TOWN. RIGHT NOW I AM NOT SURE WHAT I SHOULD BE FEELING, BUT I DO KNOW THAT FATE WILL DECIDE WHETHER MJ'S LEGACY WILL RETURN TO DOWN TO EARTH. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE HAVING HER HERE AND WE ARE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEKEND. WE HOPE TO HAVE A LOT VISITORS, SO DO NOT BE SHY. COME ON OVER AND MEET THE MAGNIFICIENT MUSTANG. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND I WILL BE BLOGGING THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND WE WILL HAVE LOTS OF PICS. THANKS AGAIN EVERYBODY.

Monday, April 13, 2009

TONIGHT WENT REALLY WELL AND I AM SO GLAD THAT I FREE LUNGED MJ IN THE OUTDOOR ARENA BECAUSE SHE WAS FULL OF PISS AND VINEGAR. ALOT OF IT! ONCE SHE SETTLED DOWN SHE DID AMAZING. WE ARE JUST DOING THE BEST WE CAN POSSIBLY DO AND I AM TRYING TO PREPARE HER THE BEST THAT I CAN. MY GOAL AT THE START WAS PURE PERSONAL AND NOT FOR THE COMPETITION BECAUSE I AM REALLY BAD AT COMPETING. I GET SO NERVOUS AND EXCITED MOST OF THE TIME THAT ENERGY FLOWS TO MY HORSE AND 90% OF THE TIME IT IS NOT GOOD. SO I REALLY NEED A LOT OF FINGERS CROSSED SO WE CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE COMPETITION. AS FOR THE PERSONAL GOAL, SUPER GROUND MANNERS AND NICE TO HANDLE, IT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED PLUS MORE THANKS TO A GREAT HORSE. THE FAIR IS GETTING CLOSER AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE OUT THERE THAT HAS BEEN PART OF THIS ADVENTURE BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN A SWEET ONE. WHETHER YOU HAVE RODE WITH ME, DONE CHORES, WATCHED KIDS, HELPED ME GET READY, SCRAP BOOKED, BLOGGED, OR JUST BEEN THERE WHEN I NEEDED A HUG, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANKS AGAIN. UNTIL TOMORROW.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYBODY, IT SURE IS A BEAUTIFUL ONE! YESTERDAY AFTER WORK A GROUP OF US WENT FOR A SMALL RIDE DOWN TO THE LAKE AND BY THE TIME I GOT BACK I WAS PRETTY SORE. MY HIP DID NOT AGREE WITH MJ'S TROTTING, HOPEFUULLY IT STARTS TO FEEL BETTER REAL FAST.

Friday, April 10, 2009

JUST GOT HOME FROM WORK, WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GETTING IN AND OUT OF MY CAR ALL DAY. NOW I AM READY TO GO OUT IN THE BARN AND PLAY WITH MJ FOR A WHILE, I AM HOPING TO RIDE HER SINCE I AM FEELING PRETTY GOOD, IT MIGHT JUST BE FOR A HALF AN HOUR, BUT THE COMPETITION IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, SO WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING FORWARD. PAIN OR NO PAIN!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

ANOTHER WINDY DAY IN WISCONSIN. YEAH. I CAN NOT DO TO MUCH SO I TALKED MY FRIEND, ROBIN, INTO FREE LUNGING MJ FOR ME AND SHE DID A GREAT JOB. MJ CAN JUST BE SO LAZY ON SOME DAYS WHICH I GUESS IS GOOD IN SOME WAYS. WE ALSO PRACTICED LOADING HER IN A COUPLE DIFFERENT TRAILERS AND SHE DID AWESOME. I FIGURE I WILL BE ABLE TO RIDE HER SAT. OR SUNDAY, DEPENDS HOW FAST I WILL HEAL.

Monday, April 6, 2009

YESTERDAY MJ AND I HAD A LITTLE MISHAP. WE GOT DETACHED. LOL. I CAN LAUGH ABOUT IT NOW, BUT IT HURT LIKE HELL. I DID NOT FALL FAR OR HARD, JUST RIGHT. I THOUGHT I BROKE MY HIP, SO OFF TO THE HOSPITAL WE WENT. GOOD NEWS NO BREAK, JUST BADLY BRUISED. BOTH MY BODY AND MY PRIDE. THIS REALLY SUCKS I AM OFF WORK FOR 3-4 DAYS AND CAN NOT EVEN RIDE. I AM REALLY MAD AT MYSELF, BUT ALSO LEARNED A GOOD LESSON IN THE PROCESS. BE PREPARED FOR THE INEVITABLE, AND REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT 16 ANYMORE AND 30 SOMETHING JUST DOES NOT BOUNCE BACK AS FAST. SOMETIMES THAT IS VERY HARD TO TAKE. WELL LIFE GOES ON AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE. MJ ACTUALLY HANDLED ME FALLING OFF VERY WELL. SHE LOOKED AT ME IF TO SAY " WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING DOWN THERE." SO NEEDLESS TO SAY WE ARE TAKING A FEW DAYS OFF, BUT DO NOT FEAR WE WILL BE AT THE COMPETITION WITH BELLS ON, I JUST MIGHT BE RIDING A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE. I ALREADY TOLD MY DAUGHTERS THAT THIS IS PART OF THE GAME, IF YOU HAVE A HORSE AND RIDE, YOU WILL COME OFF. LOL.
ONE GOOD THING IS MJ LOVES HER NEW PEN AND I CAN WATCH HER FROM THE LIVING ROOM AS I AM RECOVERING. PS. THANKS DR KRISTY FOR THE ADJUSTMENT THIS MORNING IT MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. TELL NEXT TIME.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

WAKING UP TO SNOW IS SO NOT COOL IN APRIL, I AM SO SICK OF THIS WEATHER AND NOT TO MENTION IT GETS PRETTY HARD TO TRAIL RIDE WITH WEATHER LIKE THIS. SO WE TRY TO GET CREATIVE SO WE DO NOT GET BORED. TODAY IT WILL BE LOUD SPEAKERS IN THE INDOOR AND TRAIL OBSTACLES. OH AND YESTERDAY KEN SET UP ONE OF THE LARGER OUTDOOR PENS FOR HER AND RUSTY. SHE DID AWESOME. SHE FINALLY KNOWS WHAT HOT WIRE IS AND SHE WAS NOT IMPRESSED, BUT SHE RESPECTED IT.

Friday, April 3, 2009

TONIGHT MJ AND I WORKED OUT IN THIS TERRIBLE WIND AND SHE DID VERY WELL. WE WORKED ON LEADS, GAITS, AND OBSTACLES. ALSO TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A ROUTINE IN CASE WE WOULD BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET TO FINALS.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NOTHING IS SWEETER THAN THE SMELL OF HAY, THE SOUND OF HORSES EATING, AND A QUIET BARN. MJ AND I HAD THE BARN TO OURSELVES AND IT WAS REALLY CALMING AND I REALLY TOOK THE TIME TO ENJOY HER AND HOW FAR SHE HAS COME, HOW FAR WE BOTH CAME. IF ONE REALLY THINKS ABOUT IT, IT IS TRULY AMAZING AND I AM LOVING HER MORE AND MORE EACH DAY. NOT ONLY IS SHE A GREAT HORSE SHE IS A GREAT TEACHER, SHE HAS TAUGHT ME THAT LIFE IS WAY TO SHORT TO LET IT PASS BY. SHE IS THE OUTCOME OF HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION AND IN TURN SHE HAS GIVEN ME LOVE, PATIENCE, AND RESPECT. MJ LOVES TO WORK, SHE LOVES TO PLEASE AND GOD ONLY NOW SHE GIVES ME 120% EACH TIME. TOGETHER AS PARTNERS WE HAVE TAUGHT EACH OTHER ALOT AND IT WILL BE HARDER THAN HELL IF WE, MY FAMILY, HAVE TO GIVE HER UP.