Cute boy

Dressage Mom Archive on July 22, 2011, 10:41 pm


So it's not news that's it's been hot around most of the country recently, and our neck of the woods was no exception. For the past two days I didn't ride Kaswyn because, well, he's no spring chicken anymore and I figured we could wait until it got less obnoxious heat-wise. No sense in pushing it and making him feel icky. I still went out to visit him, walk him, and give him a cool shower. Today when I was hand walking him I decided to reach over and scratch his itchy spot on his withers while we
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Another Day, Another Rain Drop

Mustang Diaries Archive on July 21, 2011, 12:05 pm


Will it ever stop? If it weren't for global warming, we'd be in an ice age! Steve Holt! stayed at pony day care while we were away earlier this month. In other words, my place of work, so that someone could keep an eye on his royal pain in the patootie. Upon return, Darling thought to take advantage of the arena and saddle him up for a ride. One small problem......Darling didn't bring her helmet. So Steve Holt!, all dressed up with nobody to ride, got turned out for a few minutes of saddled play
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Stuck like glue

Crystal & Cookie Archive on July 19, 2011, 4:05 am


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Hesitant

Dressage Mom Archive on July 18, 2011, 10:31 pm


So I haven't done an update on Kaswyn in awhile, mostly because I'm afraid to put this down in print, or even utter the words.He's been sound.I've been working really hard, but very slowly with the biomechanics stuff, and had been riding him in a bareback pad for a few months. This was because I just wasn't getting the feel of when he was straight or crooked, or when he threw his shoulder or haunches this way or that way when I was riding in a saddle. So I went to the bareback pad and really concentrated
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Keep Those Hands Choked Up!

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 18, 2011, 1:52 pm


by MorganzMuzik, age 12 Keep those hands choked up on the reins! That’s some good advice to follow. No, really. I can tell you. I’ve had a couple of, “ahem” incidents where I haven’t been paying attention to where my hands were. My mind starts to wander, as it always does when I’m riding. I start to imagine I’m flying through the clouds on a snow white Pegasus, no cares in the world… And that’s when your horse decides he’s fed up with this whole thing and hightails his pretty
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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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Ah-HEMMM!!!

Mustang Diaries Archive on July 14, 2011, 6:41 pm


City Boy was holding his hand out at arm's length, his iphone screen showing me an image of a mustang family that looked remarkably like the last image I posted here on the Mustang Diaries. He was tapping his foot impatiently."Where have you been? How am I to know what you're up to if you're not posting?"Yes, well, um...I don't know what to tell you, except I've just gotten busy. And then there's Facebook. I do tend to stop in there for a chat now and again, but even that has dwindled a bit as I
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Flip Camera winner!

Dressage Mom Archive on July 14, 2011, 3:00 pm


The winner of the Purina Flip camera (chosen by random drawing) is OnTheBit! Please send me your mailing address at dressagemomblog@yahoo.com so I can ship you your camera! I hope you have lots of fun with it.Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Now I have a whole list of blogs to check out!Updates on Kaswyn will be coming...when I get the time to sit down and write! Summer is always crazy!
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Equus

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 14, 2011, 1:18 pm


by HorsesForever, age 11 It’s the silent sound of hoofbeats It’s the thunderous look of beauty It’s the rugged way of grace And it’s all that I want, all that I need It’s the nobility of humbleness It’s the unbridled flow of melody It’s the unstated fashion of strength And it’s all that I live for, all that I live by It’s the spirit of equus
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The World According to Missy

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 12, 2011, 1:23 pm


by Millie, age 12 and Missy, age 2 Missy, my skewbald Appaloosa x Cob x Thoroughbred (?) two year-old filly, has decided to put hoof to very scary paper and tell you guys about the world through her eyes… Monday Today, Mummy decided to scare me by putting my feed bucket into a ‘plastic bag.’ It was really windy and the ‘bag’ kept flapping around. I was soooo scared, but I couldn’t stop eating my food so I just had to keep giving the ‘bag’ dragon snorts
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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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Starved

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 10, 2011, 2:58 pm


by Raven, age 15 I stepped onto the scale and held my breath as the hateful little needle spun around. Maybe it would slow down and stop on the 100. Slow down, stop, go back— 107 pounds. I collapsed to the floor and groaned. I had gained five pounds over the holidays. I had promised myself that I would use restraint, but I hadn’t. They won’t let me jockey anymore… I’m too fat… I stood up and blinked tears out of my eyes. Crying might seem silly to some. Hey, it’s just five pounds.
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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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Eclipse Ranch

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 7, 2011, 12:58 pm


by Kari, age 15 Over the hills And through the valley The place I always want to be Is Eclipse Ranch Where there are many many horses to see. There is a lot to do there I can see a foal and pet a mare Or just sit on some sweet-smelling hay bales Looking at everything around me and taking in all the beautiful details I can even braid some horse’s tails. Riding in the arena is fun But riding on the trail is what I really love to do. Even just grooming is really enjoyable, too! My very favorite horse
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The Horse on Canvas

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 4, 2011, 1:00 pm


by Nadia, age 12 I’ve already sketched out A horse on canvas. I wonder which colors I should paint with? Whether the scenery is a desert Or full of greenery, I wonder what color Should my horse on canvas be. Rich bay or the color of midnight Strawberry roan or the color of gold Or maybe an ivory white. The colors suddenly flow into my head; The canvas seems to speak, an image of the painting forms in my head Pink feathery ambiance for the background The horse is golden, a palomino. The horse
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Set Back



Looks this hospitalizatin could be anotheyti
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Synchronicity & Causality

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on July 2, 2011, 3:20 pm


When I first saw this photo of me and CJ, our strides in sync as we begin warming up for a ride, the word that came to mind was synchronicity. Because I’m the type who loves to ponder meaning, I went to Wikipedia and read about the concept of synchronicity, which led me to the article about causality and got me asking this question: When CJ and I are riding (or walking) in sync, is it a result of unrelated actions occurring together by chance? Or is it a result of cause and effect? If you’re
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