Sunday, May 22, 2011
GOING BACK TO WORK TOMORROW... YUCK. BEAUTIFUL VACATION, WELL RESTED TO RETURN TO LOTS OF WORK----- BUILDING FENCE AND 2 MORE TRAINING HORSES. BUSY BUSY!!!! NO REST FOR THE WICKED I GUESS. WE WENT TO A PLACE CALLED ENDLESS VALLEY IN SPRING GREEN, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYBODY. FINALLY FINISHED MY FENCE TODAY IN BETWEEN RAIN SHOWERS---IS IT EVER GOING TO END:-( TRAINING HORSE 1- HAMMER, A PAINT GELDING SUPER PERSONALITY ALREADY RIDING IN THE INDOOR. TRAINING HORSE 2- AUTUMN AN APPALOOSA MARE GREAT PERSONALITY ALSO RIDING IN THE INDOOR. YEAHHHH!!!!! CALL IT LUCKY, VERY SELDOM DO U GET 2 TRAINING HORSES IN A ROW THAT U ARE RIDING IN THE FIRST HOUR. ABBY IS STILL HERE DOING GREAT, ALOT OF ALONE RIDING AND RELAXING, STILL HAVE NOT CONQUERED THE TYING PROBLEM , YET. I SWEAR I HAVE TO GO TO WORK TO REST LOL. HAPPY TRAILS TO EVERYONE!!!
Monday, May 9, 2011
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!!!!! KEN AND I WENT FOR A TRAIL RIDE IN MOUNTAIN REALLY NICE RIDE. THE TRAINING HORSE, ABBY, IS DOING VERY WELL, EXCELLENT TRAIL HORSE I JUST HAVE TO SHINE UP HER GROUND MANNERS AND FIX HER TYING PROBLEMS, BUT I THINK SHE IS WORTH A TRY. I HAVE BEEN GOING EVERYDAY AND VISITING NEVADA, THE NEW COLT GIVING HIM GRAIN AND DEWORMER AND TRYING TO BEFRIEND HIM, WHICH I DON'T THINK HE WANTS A FRIEND, LOL. IN DUE TIME, IT WILL ME MUCH BETTER WHEN I CAN GET HIM HOME. AS FOR VEGAS SHE IS DOING REMARKABLE, ERIC HAS BEEN RIDING HER UNDER SADDLE AND DOING A GREAT JOB WITH HER. SHE IS GOING TO MAKE A GREAT HORSE---SUPER QUIET. VACATION COUNTDOWN IS ON---- STARTING NOW:-)
Sunday, April 24, 2011
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!! ONE OF THE BETTER DAYS IN A LONG TIME, IT IS SO NICE TO FEEL THE SUN ON MY SKIN. VEGAS IS DOING VERY WELL, COMING ALONG FASTER THAN EXPECTED. SHE EVEN GOT HER FRONT FEET TRIMMED ON FRIDAY, THINGS ARE GOING SO WELL I DECIDED TO GET THE LITTLE STUD COLT THAT WAS STILL THERE WE NAMED HIM NEVADA. NEVADA WILL BE ARRIVING SOME TIME THIS WEEK, I WILL KEEP U POSTED.
Monday, April 18, 2011
What a day it has been, just got in from the barn. When I got home for lunch today mom looks out the window and says " there is a horse out." I look and it is Rebel which is not good cause if he was out so was the whole pasture. My cousin David and I go out there and sure shit they were all out. Broken 4x4 and gate laying on the ground, yuck!!! Quickly threw horses in stalls and in the indoor, so I could quickly get on my way and finish delivering the mail. When Ken got home he so nicely fixed the fence for his wife and out went the horses again- minus Belle, but added Sandy. I have tried so hard to get Belle accepted in the pasture but it just is not working. Rebel is kicking her butt from one side to the other and Sandy over the fence is tormenting her when she goes and gets water. HELP!!!!! Well we kicked Sandy out in the herd with Lori's permission and I will try putting Belle with an older Mare, Rizer. I will see how that works. Well after all that I did get to ride Rebel tonight and he did very well ,our clinic is right around the corner. The new mare Vegas did awesome I was able to take her for a walk tonight and Eric and Kathy brushed her while I held her. She behaved like a princess until she tried to take a bit out on Kathy's hand also learning real fast that doing that is very unacceptable. Sassy Vegsas! LOL.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
IT HAS BEEN QUITE A WHILESESE I HAVE POSTED, BAD ME, BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR BRINGS US BACK TO THOUGHTS OF THE MIDWEST HORSE FAIR WITH MJ. WHAT A TIME THAT WAS AND MANY LEAPS AND BOUNDS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THAT AMAZING HORSE. YESTERDAY WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST STEP TO DATE-THE VET- SCARRRRRY. WE ACTUALLY DREW HER BLOOD AND VACCINATED HER WITH NO SEDATION, AMAZING FEAT. GREAT JOB DR PATTY! AS FOR BELLE, I LOVE HER, THE MORE I RIDE HER THE MORE I REALLY REALLY LIKE HER, IF I WERE REBEL I WOULD BE SCARED OF BEING REPLACED. LOL. I COULD NEVER REPLACE REBEL I WOULD MISS ALL THE AMAZING GUMBY RIDES IN THE AIR.LOL.ITS NOT SO BAD WHEN I STAY ON, BUT HITTING THE GROUND HURTS WAY MORE THAN IT DID WHEN I WAS 18. WE ALSO ENROLLED BACK IN THE KEN BORDAN CLINIC AT THE END OF THE MONTH, WE WILL SEE HOW THAT GOES. I ALSO PICKED UP A NEW PROJECT,WE NAMED HER VEGAS, AN UNBROKE NOT HALTER TRAINED 3YEAR OLD MARE WHO NEEDS ALOT OF LOVE AND MONEY STUCK INTO HER. WE WILL SEE HOW THAT GOES,YEAHHHH!! IF THIS WEATHER EVER MAKES UP ITS MIND TRAINING HORSES WILL BE STARTING SOON, LOTS OF CALLS SHOULD BE A BUSY SPRING/SUMMER. HAPPY RIDING TO YOU ALL, STAY SAFE!!!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
IT IS DEFINITELY WINTER IN WISCONSIN. HOW CAN ONE ENJOY RIDING WHEN THE WINDCHILL IS BELOW ZERO. BRRRRRR!!!! BUT KEN AND I DID GET A FEW RIDES IN BEFORE THE COLD STREAK. HE RODE MJ AND I RODE BELLE ON ONE AND REBEL ON THE OTHER. THAT WAS BELLE FIRST TRAILRIDE SINCE I BOUGHT HER AND SHE DID AMAZING, TRUDGING THROUGH SNOW DRIFTS 4' DEEP. FUN FUN!!!! AS FOR REBEL HE IS ALWAYS FULL OF HIMSELF, BUT WE ARE FINALLY LOPING CIRCLES IN THE INDOOR, YEAHH!!!! GETTING READY FOR OUR NEXT DRESSAGE CLINIC WITH KEN BORDAN IN APRIL, HOW EXCITING. ALSO KEN AND I ARE GOING TO VEGAS FOR A FEW DAYS, WE WILL TRY TO BRING BACK SOME WARM WEATHER.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
BACK TO WORK TODAY!YUCK! WHEN YOU GO IN THE BARN TO DO CHORES AND FENCE IS DOWN WITH HORSES WHERE THEY SHOULD NOT BE, YOU JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO BED AND PULL THE COVERS RIGHT OVER YOUR HEAD. WELL THE HORSES WERE GETTING ALONG SO THEY GOT TO SOCIALIZE UNTIL I GOT HOME TO FIX FENCE AND PUT CRITTERS IN THERE RIGHT SPOTS. GOT HOME ABOUT 3, ERIC WAS THERE ALREADY HAD ONE FENCE FIXED, YEAH!! KEN HAD TO FIX THE OTHER ONE BECAUSE BARNEY AND RIO WERE CLIMBING OVER A SNOW MOUNTAIN TO GET OUT, THEM SINKERS!!! WELL AFTER THAT WAS ALL FINISHED I TOOK RIO FOR A RIDE BY HERSELF AND SHE DID AWESOME. SHE IS GOING TO MAKE MADDY AN AMAZING PONY FOR MANY YEARS. THAN I WORKED WITH MISS BELLE, SHE IS FINALLY COMING BACK TO ME, I EVEN RODE HER BAREBACK IN THE INDOOR AND SHE DID GREAT. REBEL LOOKED AT ME FROM HIS STALL SADLY,AS IF SAYING WHY DON'T WE GO FOR A RIDE. I PATTED HIM AND GAVE HIM A KISS AND TOLD ME TOMORROW NIGHT MY DEAR BOY.
Monday, January 17, 2011
ANOTHER SNOWY BLOWY DAY IN WISCONSIN, PERFECT FOR A RIDE. NO WORK ALL PLAY YEAHHH!!!!! I FINALLY GOT TO TAKE REBEL OUT ON SATURDAY . HE WAS ALL FULL OF HIMSELF BUT ALOT OF FUN TO RIDE, THANK GOD I WAS RIDING WESTERN OR HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE LEFT ME IN THE BACK FORTY TO WALK HOME---NOT GOOD. IT WAS STILL FUN CANTERING THROUGH THE SNOW, I CAN NOT WAIT TO DO THAT WITH MY LITTLE BELLE. I LUNGED HER IN THE SNOW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AND SHE DID GREAT LOTS OF CHARACTER.. WHY IS IT THAT HORSES WITH ALOT OF OPINION SEEM TO FALL MY WAY???? CHALLENGING YES. FUN YES YES!! ERIC SHOULD BE HERE TO RIDE SHORTLY, HIS MARE SURPRISE IS DOING AMAZING FOR HIM. I THINK I AM GOING TO RIDE RIO TODAY AFTER REBEL, I THINK SHE GAINED 100# SINCE SHE HAS BEEN HERE, SO SHE NEEDS THE WORKOUT SO MISS MADDY CAN RIDE HER AFTER SCHOOL.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
DID NOT HAVE TO WORK TODAY, KINDA NICE. TRIED TO ENJOY THE WEATHER BUT IT IS DAMN COLD OUT THERE, THANK GOD FOR THE INDOOR. BEEN WORKIN WITH BELLE A LITTLE BIT EVERYDAY, SHE IS A LITTLE ON THE HOT CRAZY SIDE WE SHOULD GET ALONG JUST FINE .LOL SHE IS A VERY INSECURE MARE WITH HUGE POTENTIAL AND ALOT OF WORK AND A LOT OF RIDIN. IT REALLY DOES AMAZE ME HOW MUCH A HORSE CAN REGRESS IN A FEW MONTHS WITHOUT FOLLOW THROUGH, ESPECIALLY ONE THAT NEEDED A JOB A YEAR AGO. BUT I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE, I LOVE THIS LITTLE MARE AND SHE IS GOING TO DO AMAZING THINGS.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
ANOTHER YEAR IS UPON US, AND I AM GLAD TO SAY THAT I AM HAPPY THAT 2010 IS GONE. IN HOPES THAT 2011 WILL BRING US ALL CLARITY OF OUR LIVES AND HAPPINESS THAT WE ALL DESERVE. SOMETIMES ONE JUST NEEDS TO SET BACK IN THEIR CHAIR AND ASK THEMSELVES A FEW QUESTIONS. AM I HAPPY? WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY? WHERE DO I WHAT TO BE IN 20 YEARS? I THINK THESE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR EVERYONE TO ANSWER HONESTLY, BECAUSE WITHOUT HONESTY TO OURSELVES WHAT ELSE DO WE REALLY HAVE. EVERYBODY HAS THE POWER TO MAKE HAPPINESS HAPPEN, BUT SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE TO MAKE EXCUSES. ALL TALK NO ACTION. LET ME TELL YOU I AM ALL ABOUT ACTION. EVERYONE WHO READS THIS ASK YOURSELF THOSE FEW QUESTION AND THAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE ANSWERS. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AND I DO HAVE A NEW HORSE TO BLOG ABOUT, HER NAME IS BELLE. WE WILL GO THROUGH THE ADVENTURE TOGETHER, IT WILL BE A GREAT RIDE:-)