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MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 28, 2011, 4:09 am


Hi Everyone, MiKael is improving every day but is still weak. She says to say hello to everyone. Dave
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Home.......

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 23, 2011, 12:05 am


Believe it or not I am finally home. Got here about 7 or so last night and I am exhausted. Just wanted everyone to know I am home and safe and you support has been greatly appreciated. I have missed you all. I can't even tell you how good it was to hear real live horse voices this morning when I awoke. It did my heart good. Can't wait until the day I can actually touch one of them. In the meantime, I'm going to have to settle for the sounds of hoofbeats as they play in the field and their wonderful
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MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 18, 2011, 3:25 am


Small bump today, but doctor likes the progress, Dave
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MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 17, 2011, 2:13 am


Hi, MiKael is improving she will post when she can Dave
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Attempt

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 15, 2011, 2:18 am


Lindsay kindly loaned me her computer so I could do a brief post but it was just not meant to be. Between server connections and my lack of understanding of LJ's computer, i'm dragging.IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE OF A RELEASE COMING SOON! IT MIGHT BE SATURDAY BUT DOC SAID VERY VERY SLIM chance of even that. Sorry for the rough post this is all I've got I'm so so tired I not going to get in any reading time of any blog friends but believe me when I get home there will be plenty of catch up with each.I
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Monday Update

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 12, 2011, 2:57 am


Sunday surgery went well. Pain management did not. Hopefully things will settle down overnight. MiKael will post when she can. Thanks Dave
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The Story

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 9, 2011, 11:19 pm


When I posted back at the end of June that I would be taking a break because I wasn't feeling well, I expected that break to be brief. I thought my poor stomach was taking the brunt of my stress and just a little change in diet and a few probiotics would smooth things out and I'd be good to go.Nothing, however, could have been farther from the truth. There has been nothing simple about this issue.While I thought this was the same as I had encountered last year, there were stark differences that
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Update

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on July 9, 2011, 11:37 am


I thought I might beable to pull off a quick status post from my phone but no cigar. Still in the Hospital. Hope to get you details sometimetoday. MiKael
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Set Back



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Hospitalization

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 29, 2011, 2:14 am


MiKael is in the hospital for the next six days. She will post about it when she gets home. Thanks Dave
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Arabian Horses Run at Churchill Downs

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 24, 2011, 12:34 am


While I'm recuperating here's some information I thought I might share. This last Saturday was a day in history for the Arabian horse as they raced for the first time ever at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The Predident's of UAE Cup was a stakes race with a $50,000 purse highlighted the Arabian horse in a mile at a quarter and saw of a field of eight Arabian horses.This link includes commentary with all pertinent details about the the President's Cup, the field of horses, owners and the trainers as
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Under the Weather

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 23, 2011, 1:03 am


I've been under the weather since the weekend and really pushing myself to post but that's gonna have to stop. Whatever bug has attacked my stomach has taken its toll. I'm heading for bed and going to pull the covers over my head. I'll be back when I feel better.
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Last Saturday's News........... The Haybarn........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 22, 2011, 1:09 am


Once we got out of the boys' barn, the next place we visited was the haybarn and the horses that live in there. As you can probably tell by its name that barn was built for storing hay but as our herd has grown part of that space has been used to put stalls. Because that building never was intended to house horses, its dimensions weren't really suitable for stalls or wide aisles. The end result is an aisle way that's really on the narrow side. The horses on one side of the aisle way can reach nose
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Last Saturday's News........... The Visit........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 21, 2011, 12:19 am


When I got a hold of fernvalley on the phone, they were just down the road from me. They had indeed gotten off track but had somehow managed to get righted although I'm not sure they really knew that yet. I added some details to help them find my turn and then I waited for them to arrive.They were near 264th when I spoke to them which is just 14 blocks away. Had they been farther, I'd have gone ahead and began my work with Legs but being this close there was no point in doing that. I probably wouldn't
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Last Saturday's News........... The Visit........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 21, 2011, 12:19 am


When I got a hold of fernvalley on the phone, they were just down the road from me. They had indeed gotten off track but had somehow managed to get righted although I'm not sure they really knew that yet. I added some details to help them find my turn and then I waited for them to arrive.They were near 264th when I spoke to them which is just 14 blocks away. Had they been farther, I'd have gone ahead and began my work with Legs but being this close there was no point in doing that. I probably wouldn't
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Father's Day...... a Little Horsey Humor

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 20, 2011, 4:28 am


After celebrating Father's Day, I'm home too late to do justice to the rest of fernvalley's visit so instead I'm pulling a little humor from my special file. This was sent to me in email form by equinespirit in 2008 but it still tickles me so I thought you might enjoy........Dear Horse,I love you very much, and I truly cherish your presence in my life. I would never wish to criticize you in any way. However, there are a few trivial details regarding our relationship that I think might bear your
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Father's Day...... a Little Horsey Humor

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 20, 2011, 4:28 am


After celebrating Father's Day, I'm home too late to do justice to the rest of fernvalley's visit so instead I'm pulling a little humor from my special file. This was sent to me in email form by equinespirit in 2008 but it still tickles me so I thought you might enjoy........Dear Horse,I love you very much, and I truly cherish your presence in my life. I would never wish to criticize you in any way. However, there are a few trivial details regarding our relationship that I think might bear your
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Last Saturday's News...........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 19, 2011, 2:34 am


The weather today sucked like most days of this year and I couldn't help but think we'd really lucked out having a dry day last Saturday when Fern Valley came to visit. It's risky enough scheduling local people to come see horses this time of year without making plans from company from another country. I was really hoping that Mother Nature wouldn't be obstinate and spoil our plans.Of course, we did not have plans set in stone. We both knew how fickle Mother Nature can be and there was the small
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Last Saturday's News...........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 19, 2011, 2:34 am


The weather today sucked like most days of this year and I couldn't help but think we'd really lucked out having a dry day last Saturday when Fern Valley came to visit. It's risky enough scheduling local people to come see horses this time of year without making plans from company from another country. I was really hoping that Mother Nature wouldn't be obstinate and spoil our plans.Of course, we did not have plans set in stone. We both knew how fickle Mother Nature can be and there was the small
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The Rehabilitation of Storm......... Unexpected Behavior on the Trails........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on June 18, 2011, 1:40 am


Part 1As I continued on in my struggles with Storm and the canter I still continued with a session on the trails after our ride. Mostly that was to continue building on that foundation of correct movement that hill work pretty much guaranteed but I also wanted to get the Arabian horse really comfortable on the trails.It was on one of those rides that Storm manifested more bad behavior. While we were not cantering, much of his behavior very much mirrored what I was dealing with during canter work.
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