ami

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 3, 2009, 12:29 am


I rode Ami yesterday and today. He was really well behaved, especially for having 10 days off and not being able to lunge him. today, he felt a little humpy… like he could any second start acting up. But he held it together. I jumped him over some small crossrails yesterday. he’s really forward. 2009 is starting off well.
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1 - Done!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 1, 2009, 6:11 pm


a year of blogging!! whew!  relief.  It was hard to keep this up every day….  and when I read back over some of the posts… it makes me cringe at my unhappiness.  But there are good things too, and I hope that comes through as well. Thanks for hanging in there with me… __________________________________________________ Here is J on DressageDaily. http://www.dressagedaily.com/2008/dd_200812/dd_20081228-koford.html 
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2 - wednesday - new year’s eve

Crystal & Cookie Archive on January 1, 2009, 10:52 am


windy as hell at the barn.  Didn’t ride at all. My motivation was low because I needed a day off -AND- after going to the funeral yesterday…. it drained any energy I might have had. Not sleeping well at night.  Keep waking up and having nightmares. __________________________________________________ Ami is fine, if not bored.  I am gonna get back on him and start walking him around.  His leg is still taped and bandaged but I want him to stay in “work” and remember…
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3 - Funeral for Jimmy “Papaw” Holland

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 31, 2008, 1:45 am


I went to Papaw’s funeral today. The saddest part was watching my brother, who regarded him as a father, suffer with shaking sobs underneath his sunglasses. I have never seen my brother cry so much or so hard… ever in life. It’s not something I ever want to see again. Being with Jerry was hard as well… I hate that as we get older, we will be together for more of THESE occasions than for happy ones. I wish it wasn’t like that.
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Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 31, 2008, 1:20 am


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5 - sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 30, 2008, 1:41 am


Jimmy Holland (father of Jerry and father figure to my brother Richard) passed away today.   it was sudden and un-expected.  I can’t express the sadness I feel for the loss of a great man.  But more than that, I can’t bear to watch my brother in pain.
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6 - saturday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 28, 2008, 11:41 am


I had a nightmare about cook.  woke up at 4am with a graphic, horrid nightmare.  Didn’t lay back down. ___________________________________________________ A family friend that I have grown up with suffered a heart attack.  I went home. My brother is out of town, coming from Michigan.  he was frantic to find me.  Its a scary ass feeling when all of a sudden, several people try to call you, or get you at the barn to tell you there is an emergency at home.  I was numb the whole time.
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7 - friday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 28, 2008, 11:36 am


Fernando came out to do a pre purchase on a horse and ended up looking at Ami again. his cast is bothering him so he cut some of it away. still bothering him. Fernando wants him on stall rest but he is not gonna survive stall rest.  he is acting up.
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8 - Christmas

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 27, 2008, 12:40 am


so Christmas was un-eventful. I spent time with my mom, went to see Twilight, the movie. it was good. ____________________________________________________ I’m completely in love with the books… IN LOVE. I have almost finished all 4 books in less than 10 days. Sigh. Gonna be sad when they are done. I’m also a little in love (ok, alot in love) with the actor who plays Edward, in the movie. He’s only 22. practically jail bait. :-) but still. wayyyy hot. You can hear it on this
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9 - christmas eve

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 26, 2008, 11:22 pm


spent a half day working horses with j, then went home to my mom. good day. ___________________________________________________ Here is the press release about J winning the grant. http://www.dressagefoundation.org/NewsDecember222008.htm
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10 - tuesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 23, 2008, 11:39 pm


ami is quite pathetic.  he feels as though his leg, with the cast and double standing on it.. is too much for a horse to bear.  He must hobble around.  so I put another standing on his other leg to support it and to even it out… and he doesn’t know where/how to limp for maximum sympathy.  So he acts crippled. generally, I’m VERY sympathetic and baby the crap out of him… but it’s dried up.  I know EXACTLY what is causing his pain.. and it’s not THAT painful
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11 - monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 23, 2008, 10:11 pm


Fernando came out to see Ami. Of course. We are his best clients. He performed “mini surgery” on his leg. Sedated him, gave him a local and cut off the dead flap of skin. Then he put a cast on his leg… limited rehab turnout while the wound tries to heal.
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12 - so the story…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 22, 2008, 11:05 pm


So remember the cut that Ami had a couple of months ago. he tore it back open at the show. It bled alot but didn’t look this bad (this is after the show, when he had to ride BACK in the trailer). So the long story short, is that my very lovely horse hurt himself stupidly… but still went on to do his job. The first test, I had only 12 minutes to warm up, and I went off course. I didn’t review the test like I needed to. Training 4 though… I rocked it. was very happy with him.
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13 - saturday show

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 21, 2008, 3:10 am


I’m so tired that I can’t bear to go into detail but I just wanted to blog that Ami was awesome today at the show.  He has so much character…  and completely came through for me, even though he had hurt himself in the trailer and was bleeding (profusely). our first blue ribbon today!
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14 - friday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 20, 2008, 1:45 am


I often get gifts from J’s clients and friends I had made through the various shows and etc. It’s been pretty awesome already this Xmas season. :-) People are so fricking nice to think of me. It really makes my day to be appreciated. _________________________________________________ B has been exceptional to me here lately. He knows I’m been bummed about some crap going around… and although he hasn’t addressed it… he has been exceptionally kind. He schooled me
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17 - monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 17, 2008, 9:16 pm


ami was good today…  he’s still very weak behind but he needs to get over it, ’cause we are showing this weekend.  :-)  Gotta start practicing tests.
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18 - sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 17, 2008, 2:21 pm


Took an easy day at the barn.  stayed home and caught up on some sleep. it was hard to get up afterwards though.
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Crystal & Cookie Archive on December 13, 2008, 11:16 pm


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