bad horse karma

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 25, 2009, 2:06 am


today was not a good horse day for me. we needed to move the babies to a different pasture… and long story short… the baby I was leading turned around and kicked me.  I’m gonna have a nice sized hoof shaped bruise there on my thigh.  Its’ sore (and purple) but I’m fine.  You know its’ gonna be bad when after the initial hurt… it doesn’t hurt at all… the skin was totally numb.  Not a good sign. Ami was not so good today over fences.  I was
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friday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 23, 2009, 11:10 pm


I hate to even blog this ’cause I feel like it may be jinx-ing myself but Ami is going beautifully.  I have never been as happy with him as I am right now.  He looks great - everyone has been complimenting him.  He has packed on some muscle… and he has a little tummy. I worked him today… not TOOO much, ’cause I have been hard on him.  He needs a day off.  I have to really watch myself - I love riding him and I can go overboard, just pushing and pushing.  Today we were
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thursday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 22, 2009, 11:56 pm


thanks for all the nice comments on the snow pictures! _____________________________________________ anyhow, snow is not that much.  We work regardless… and it sucks to be in the cold.  Not to mention, the horses cannot go out, so we have to work them.  So its’ cold, they have been in for 3 days… and there is a snowfall coming from the sky.  Doesn’t make for calm horses. So Ami has been in for 3 days.  Day 1, he had off, cause it was miserably cold and I didn’t
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snow pictures

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 21, 2009, 12:36 am


love these pics of me and Ami in the snow today. Before Ami left the stall, I told him that this is a ‘Cook’ test.  Cook put up with and did everything I would ask of her - in the name of “getting a good picture” (dressing up, wearing costumes, bareback).  I would love nothing more for Ami to do the same.  So I asked him to be kind and sure-footed …..let me sit on him and take a few pictures.  He was a rock star.  He didn’t bat an eye, didn’t put a
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ami on sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 18, 2009, 11:33 pm


Ami was a good boy today.  It wasn’t our best practice session - he remained sort of tight throughout the whole time… and let me know it… but he was trying hard.  I have -really- been pushing him.  I work him out harder than any other horse at the barn. Today (and this is the main reason I am blogging as a pinpoint in time) I noticed for the first time… my horse is bulking up.  He has gained a ton of weight and is starting to fill out and muscle up.  Wow.  He seemed
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what’s been going on…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 18, 2009, 1:07 pm


well my keyboard is having a problem… or perhaps I should say my computer.  its’ like my computer doesn’t recognize my keyboard.  so stupid. Pretty much all I have been doing is … sleeping.  Any chance I get.  I think it’s 2 reasons.  One, my life has been running me for a long long time…  :-)  16 months…  I have been tired for 16 months.  I am finally catching up.  Two, my stress.  My body reacts to stress by shutting down.  It’s the best
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Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 15, 2009, 11:02 pm


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tuesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 14, 2009, 1:04 am


B came back today.  whew.  relief.  I missed him terribly.  When I saw him, he looked at me and said what are u doing? with a serious look on his face.  I just ran up and hugged him… hugged hard.  He hugged me back and I told him I was so glad he was home. __________________________________________________ I rode Ami in the dressage saddle today…  first time in a week or so.  he gets really humpy when you switch saddles, especially going from the jump saddle to the dressage saddle. 
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more pics….

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 13, 2009, 12:34 am


thanks to lil Rachel at the barn… I got a couple pics of Ami over fences.  I cantered him to more than one jump.  yay for us!  I haven’t done a line yet… because he is a little strong.  So I did broken lines, so it kept him on his toes where I was going.  He is a push ride TO the fence and a WHOA ride away from the fence.  But he was a good boy.
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Ami’s first show picture

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 11, 2009, 12:00 am


Here is our first show picture. I love it. This was during our warm up around the ring… I was in such a rush, I forgot to take off his bell boots and warm up boots. When the judge rang the bell, Brendan ran over and took them off before I went in the ring. Regardless, boot or not, blood or not, he is gorgeous.
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ami

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 7, 2009, 11:58 pm


I have a cold, so after the boys left, I actually came home and rested. Slept most of the afternoon. I went back out to check on Ami. Ami does always make everything better. He, of course, was happy to see me. I always like when I appear, how he goes to the door and grumbles for me. His ears perk forward, and he whinnies. If no one else loves me, that horse does. I took him out, groomed him, pulled his mane and gave him lots of kisses. Right on the nose.
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ami and I

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 7, 2009, 12:28 am


warming up to jump.
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mon - wed

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 6, 2009, 7:05 pm


I’m sick sick sick.  I hate being sick.  I can’t afford to take off though, cause J is packing up to go to Florida. I jumped Ami again in front of B and J.  Not so good.  He was hot and a little crazy after the fences…  bucking.  But he didn’t warm up well… and I was rushing him.  So all is forgiven.  he wasn’t terribly naughty.  I’m gonna flat him the rest of the week and wait for B to get back on Monday. Hopefully I can get some rest this week.
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Ami - who is the most important!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 5, 2009, 11:26 am


Ami was awesome. This is 3 or 4 days in a row.  For the first time, I jumped him through a small gymnastic.  Lindsey was with me on the ground.  She is an awesome friend - I needed someone to baby me the first time with him.  She did what ur supposed to do… set the first jump, add to it… add to it…. add to it…  raise… I didn’t jump him that high, because I wanted him to go through easy and relaxed.  He was super easy and super relaxed.  I cannot WAIT until
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