39 - sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 25, 2008, 11:38 am


Ami’s leg is still swollen so I will have Fernando look at him AGAIN tomorrow. Before I took Ami’s leg wrap off, I had people sign it.  Funny. This is him eating in his leg Elasticon cast. His hair is still curly from the braids. This is his signed cast before I cut it off.
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40 - Pictures of Ami

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 23, 2008, 3:37 am


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41 - First anniversary

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 22, 2008, 1:58 am


For the past week, while I drove or milled around the barn, I have planned out what I wanted to say on this day. Now that it’s here, words escape me. My beloved mare died on this very night one year ago. Do I tell stories about how sweet she was? Do I tell all of cyberspace that I loved, loved, loved this mare….. that she was my everything, that she was my heart, the stars, the moon. Do I talk about the horror of the realization that I had lost her, and in losing her, I lost part of
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42 - thursday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 21, 2008, 11:46 am


ami is getting better.  gonna take his leg wrap off tomorrow.  Fever gone. He had to get 4 oral meds (AM) and 1 IM shot.  He was so bad for the shot!!  I couldn’t get it all in, so when J and B got there, I told them they had to do it.  They go right in the stall and he stands perfectly quiet.  Of course, I got made fun of… Ami has my number.  Ami doesn’t want to walk with the bandage on… but he moved pretty efficiently when I had a needle in my hand.
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43 - wednesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 20, 2008, 1:43 am


So I go to get Ami and his leg is BLOWN up.  Temperature back.  Called vet back out.  Gave antibotics, banamine. Later in the afternoon, took temp again and its’ back up to 103.2  Panicked. Called vet back.  More banamine.  leg wrapped up … Stay tuned.
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44 - tuesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 20, 2008, 1:41 am


Ami seems better…  he trotted out sound so I am planning on working him tomorrow…
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45 - monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 20, 2008, 1:40 am


Got back from show with serious horse show hangover.   Didn’t ride - didn’t want to ride.
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46 - sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 20, 2008, 1:40 am


Ami doing better but was still lame…  swelling going down but was unable to ride him. Took some  really great pictures of him though.  I will post later - just tired right now.
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47 - saturday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 20, 2008, 1:39 am


So Ami was hand walked 3 times in the morning.  Fine. I go to tack him up and he won’t come out of the stall.  I pulled him out and he’s WAYYY lame on the left hind leg. He’s blowing…  panting…. Take temp, 102.  heart rate 48. Call vet. Spider bite, swollen groin. had to scratch classes for Saturday and Sunday.
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48 - friday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 18, 2008, 4:13 am


We traveled to the show…unpacked. I tacked Ami up, and took him in covered.  It was pouring rain outside so I didn’t want to lunge him outside and they said no lunging inside.  So I hopped up on him cold. Um.  Prolly not a good idea.  He got a little wiggly underneath me and on J’s advice, I hopped off.  Went and got lunge line and lunged him for a few minutes under the covered arena.  (was willingly to get in trouble in order not to die). Hopped back up. Ami schooled perfectly! 
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49 - thursday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 14, 2008, 1:23 am


spent today preparing for show. Ami got shod today and he’s footsore.  limping.  shit!  I hope he gets over it by saturday.  we’ll see.
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50- wednesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 14, 2008, 1:22 am


not much to report.  birdie is hurt - has a hurt disk in her back.  She’s on meds and I will have to monitor from here on out.
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51 - tuesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 12, 2008, 4:11 am


got a little better today. I started packing for show.  I get excited about the packing part.  Finally I get to pack for Ami!  He gets to wear his nice cooler…  pack his blankets…  his grooming stuff.  Friday is gonna be 70 degrees… he gets a bath.   I washed my pants… gotta find the rest of my clothes.
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53- Sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 10, 2008, 10:28 am


Wasn’t a very productive day. Was a the barn for the normal time but just didn’t seem to get a whole lot done. I’m showing this weekend. I was a little worked up because ride times are posted - and J and B are riding at the same time as me…. which means I’m pretty much on my own with Ami. I don’t need much help - but it would be nice for someone to tell me if he’s curled too much. I plan on sewing in braids on Friday and making Ami wear a sleevy, so I don’t
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54 - saturday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 10, 2008, 10:23 am


Duke Grand Prix! Looked like a girl for once, went to dinner with friends and then went to Hunt Horse Complex to watch Grand Prix jumping. Kent Farrington won.  He’s hot.
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55 - Friday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 8, 2008, 10:30 am


Kicked Ami’s ass today.  I put him back in a dressage saddle.  He was a tiny bit pissy about it - he’s cold backed, so I think the extra weight and the weight of me sitting into him…  was something he had to be convinced was the right thing to do.  It had to be done.  I could no longer try and do any sort of collection, sitting or lateral work in a jump saddle. So at the beginning I sort of galloped him around to get him unstuck.  We were flying around the arena.  It was
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57 - wednesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on November 6, 2008, 1:04 am


stayed up last night and watched alot of election coverage.  Very happy and relieved that Obama won.  I busted my arse to get out and vote - NC was a swing state, so I definitely wanted my vote to count! _____________________________________________________ Had great rides today. Ami was good.  Lindsey even sat on him for a little bit.  Excited about getting him going.
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