update from vegas

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 17, 2009, 10:32 pm


at the world cup in vegas watching the dressage and the show jumping. having a great great time.  Haven’t taken many pics, been just relaxing and having fun.  seen great rides, great horses and great riders. Ravel, (contango) won the dressage on Thursday.   that was awesome.  as most people know.. Ami is Contango also.  love that.
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rehab

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 12, 2009, 10:14 pm


I’m been making some money on the side by rehabbing a couple of horses.  Been good.  Both owners are hurt - physically, and therefore it’s not to sit on horses that are on stall rest and limited turn out.  Better for me to handle any spooky behavior or bucking. Anyhow, I like it.  I know both horses really well and neither one has pulled any shit yet, so its all good.
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birdie

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 12, 2009, 2:35 pm


I have blogged often enough about Cook but not sure how much I have blogged about the loyalty of my dog Birdie.  My dog adores me - she sticks by me no matter what. Yesterday I passed out- I was exhausted!  I laid down around 530 for a nap - and it turned into all night.  I slept for 13 hours.  Birdie laid besides me for those 13 hours and never moved.  She was waiting and perhaps, protecting.  I never heard her get up… and I, most of the time, do.  She didn’t eat dinner - it
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sat!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 11, 2009, 12:52 pm


ugh.  I’m struggling.  I have a ton of to do… I’m tired… sleepy… and supposed to go 10 different places today.  Not to mention, I really need a shower. So I’m at the barn…  gonna ride a few sets, including my own… go home.  shower. try to get some things done at home.  then venture out this afternoon.  It’s so windy here.  I can’t stand riding in the wind whipping around you. I should be able to slow down and rest next week in Vegas. 
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whose is bigger?

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 10, 2009, 9:36 pm


had a cute moment with the boys, and I wish I had a picture. We were all on HUGE horses at the same time.  I think I won, although B disputes that.  J wasn’t even in the running with his ’small’ gelding Rhett at 17.2HH.  I was on 17.3HH / 18HH….  and B was on 17.3HH/ 18HH ish. People often comment how big our horses are - we have 1 or 2 horses at 16-16.1 HH but most are 16.2 and up.  Ami is 17.1HH.  I think I’m just used to it, I guess… cause they don’t
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good week

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 10, 2009, 1:36 am


good week, good rides.  no complaints.  at least, not ones I can blog about.
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monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 6, 2009, 10:44 pm


We had a bad rainstorm come through around lunch time… right around the time I was tacking up Ami.  When I got to the indoor, all hell broke loose and it POURED.  I get in the indoor and the deafening sound of rain against the metal roof was booming… Ami was NOT a happy camper.  he spooked and swung around me on the ground.  To be honest I was nervous about getting on him.  But I really thought to myself, this is my horse and the conditions under which I ride him will not always
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Protected: glad he’s back

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 5, 2009, 10:53 pm


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sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 5, 2009, 10:21 pm


I rode Ami in a lesson with J today.  Went well.  I was sweaty and tired and gross… but I felt like we made progress.  Ami is having trouble bending to the right… it’s a big PITA.  He does everything he can to avoid flexing through his ribcage. So we will see how this week of work goes.  I want to show him in May.  That’s our goal.
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saturday…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 5, 2009, 8:46 pm


I had a generally shitty day.  My nose was stopped up, and I’m just exhausted.  I think I’m fighting off sick.  I have that run-down flu feeling. I did go out and tried to hop on Ami.  He was ok - but I could feel the buck in him.  I hopped off and threw him on the lunge line.  He bucked and bucked!  So he got it out.  I was gonna hop back on him but when I pulled him in, he had hurt his lip and was foamy bleeding.  :-)
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ami

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 3, 2009, 6:45 pm


yesterday went well.  I’m so used to bringing him back at this point, that it doesn’t bother me.  I tell him to be a good boy and not to hurt his mother. Just walk trotted today…
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Ami

Crystal & Cookie Archive on April 2, 2009, 11:13 am


I get back on Ami today.  He was injected on Monday… so he had to have a few days off for the injection.  We’ll see. I am gonna put him on Robaxin for a few days as well to help loosen up his back. Will blog his progress tonight.
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Protected: what a life…

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wow

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 28, 2009, 10:50 am


2 blogs in a row.  helps not being at home and having access to a computer.  anyhow, things are going well.  all the horses are good, well behaved… this show is run well.  So no complaints.  I have a big week coming up - Ami gets injected on Monday (fingers crossed), then 5 days off…  I’m not sure what I am doing for the weekend… I might go out of town.  Then back to work for Ami.  Hope all is well with everyone else.
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sorry! sorry!!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 26, 2009, 11:00 am


I haven’t blogged in forever… I’m a bad blogger. In truth, I have just been crazy busy.  The show season is starting this weekend.  So it begins….  another season of living on the road where you eat nice dinners at night and breakfast at a gas station the next morning.  :-) Ami needs to be injected again in his foot, but Fernando broke his collarbone.  So I have to wait until Fernando is healed, ’cause quite frankly I don’t trust anyone else to do it.  So Ami
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Protected: pictures from week 2 of ocala

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I’m alive

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 17, 2009, 10:48 am


just been busy. So I got back from West Palm.  Did the drive in 13 hours.  Painful but not as bad as I thought.   I always just think “if the boys can do it, then I can too.”  I took my MP3 player and my IPOD to listen to on the way to make sure I didn’t run out of music. __________________________________________________________ My friend Tina had to put down her mare. I didn’t cringe too much.  It didn’t bring back awful memories, I didn’t have Vietnam
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