west palm

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 13, 2009, 12:01 pm


I’m in sunny West Palm to stay for a day, then trailer back 4 horses to NC.  I’m gonna try and take it easy and relax….  Jim only has 1 ride in a show, so it shouldn’t be too big of a deal.  I plan on doing some shopping though!  should be fun.
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back!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 10, 2009, 10:43 am


I’m back from ocala.  I was supposed to go down to west palm but we had an unexpected incident  :-), so I came home. Went out to barn and sat on Ami.  Birdie was so fricking happy to see me.  Aw. Did get to walk a few courses (for the first time ever) and got to canter on a track (never done that - always wanted to).
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sunny florida

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 8, 2009, 11:25 am


I’ve been a slack ass on blogging cause I’m in Ocala, working HITS.  I love it down here.  The people are nice and Fernando is good (and very fair) to work for.  I like how the 2 things I wanted to do - learn to walk the big jumper courses and canter on the track - he remembered and provided the opportunities too.  I have gotten to ride too… which is also awesome and nice.  Anyhow, I’m not sure what my schedule is but I will try and blog the chances I have on the internet. 
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sookie stackhouse

Crystal & Cookie Archive on March 1, 2009, 1:44 am


ok so I was obsessed with Twilight… so I started in on the Sookie Stackhouse books…  and I’m watching the True Blood series on HBO.  Apparently I can’t get enough of the vampire lore.  Not sure if I would like the Anne Rice novels.  I think I like the romance part of both books. Does anyone have any book recommendations?
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Protected: ups and downs….

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 27, 2009, 12:27 am


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fernando

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 25, 2009, 12:17 pm


So Fernando came back out to see Ami’s eye.  Looks better.  Said to continue meds and it should be ok. Whew! _______________________________________________________ I’ll try and blog some pictures.
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update

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 22, 2009, 4:16 pm


I haven’t blogged in a while, so I needed to throw a post up here. Things have been good and bad. So first the good. Had good rides, horses have been good.  I’m in a good position of *I think* I have a plan in my head of what I want to, and the goals to achieve it.  There are some details to work out.  So on the career front, I think at least I know where I want to be. The So-So. Ami.  His eye seems to be steady but it’s just -another- thing to worry and stress about.  He’s
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tired

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 20, 2009, 3:05 am


been coming out late (like tonight as I blog this from the barn) to put more meds in Ami’s eye.  We’ll see next week if it is getting better.  It is still pretty red and aggravated. Been having good rides.  Been proud of my toughness even when I’m a little doubtful inside. Can’t complain. I’m amazed every day at my strength.  I have become so much stronger.  Much braver.
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ugh - change in plans

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 18, 2009, 3:21 am


Fernando came out to inject Ami’s foot….. and took a look at his eye.  He had bumped his eye the previous day.  There is a large, rather deep scratch on his cornea. ugh ugh ugh!  will hae to aggressively treat it so it doesn’t go bad…  so I am staying here instead of going to Florida.
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schedule

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 15, 2009, 8:40 pm


I’m gonna be crazy stressed and crazy busy over the next few weeks.  On Tuesday, I leave for FL to do the HITS circuit again for a week.  Then I’m back home a week.  Then back to Ocala to finish up the HITS circuit.  After that (March 10ish), then I’m not sure…  I may go down to Wellington to help J bring back horses.  Still un-decided.  It’s up to J.
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ami

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 13, 2009, 1:33 pm


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cook. ami.

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 11, 2009, 1:35 am


2 stories I wanna blog. Saw a fellow horse person that I hadn’t seen in a long time…  hadn’t stayed in touch with her… but when she heard Cook has died, she sent me a card telling me how sorry she was.  It meant the world to me…  So I saw her a few days ago, and we hugged.  She asked me if I had a horse.  I grinned and said ‘Yes. Life does go on.’  She said ‘I don’t know if I ever knew a girl who loved a mare more, or a mare that loved
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florida update

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 6, 2009, 1:01 am


So I’m in Ocala this week at the HITS circuits.  awesome jumping, surrounded by extremely nice people. It’s been kind of different too, being taken care of.  Being fed dinner.   Someone actually caring about where I sleep, if I have eaten.  What’s that like?  I have pictures I’m taking and I will post next week.  Ami is at home. 
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I know this is boring…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on February 1, 2009, 11:29 pm


but I don’t have anything to blog.   I leave Tuesday on a trip - and I won’t have access to a computer while I am gone.  So I won’t be able to blog. See you guys in a week or so.
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update

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 27, 2009, 12:06 pm


nothing much to update. I gave Ami off on Sunday, then rode him yesterday.  I went ahead and jumped him.  It was low fences… I was gonna jump higher, but I didn’t want to get down to raise them.  So we cantered a few mini courses.  He was fine.  We did pretty well on our spots… except to 1.  We nearly bit it.  He hit the jump, tripped… I was on his neck… and I thought we were gonna roll on the ground.  But he managed to keep himself vertical.  Ami.  please
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