129 - monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 26, 2008, 12:20 am


The book I posted about yesterday talks about how often you have to repeat the story (of their death). Just today, an owner at the barn asked for the first time about Cook and what happened.  She lives close to me and she had heard there was a horse that died - and found out later it was mine but didn’t want to ask because she didn’t know me that well.  So she asked a bunch of questions today.  I didn’t necessarily mind…  they were straight forward, matter of fact questions… 
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130 - Comfort

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 24, 2008, 11:14 pm


I read a review in People Mag about this book called ‘Comfort’ by Ann Hood.  I went to B&N and bought it… read the whole thing in one night. I couldn’t have identified more with it.  I don’t know how I really even explain it - it’s a true story about a woman whose daughter dies, and the trauma of having to live life without her.   I loved it. It is a book that you can only read once, much like ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.  So I am going to give
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131 - Saturday - Trail riding

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 23, 2008, 11:12 pm


Its’ 6pm, and so far this has been a good day. Got alot of chores done this morning at the farm. The real blog needs to be about Ami though. He was awesome today. Forward again in the field. I am pushing him harder because he either needs to work… or break… I need him to be real and he’s had months of being treated like glass. So yesterday and today I have trotted and cantered like he is still real work. Then we went on our first real trail ride! Further out than I had ever
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exchange of words

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 23, 2008, 3:08 am


“Don’t you want a life?” “If I wanted a life, I wouldn’t have a horse.”
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132 - friday pic

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 23, 2008, 2:29 am


Pic of rich from tennessee horse show.
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134 - wednesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 21, 2008, 3:24 am


had lunch with Theresa.  Gosh, its great to always see her.  I miss her like crazy. Went in later in the afternoon.  Rode Ami.  He was off.  not sure what to think right now.  Will see what he is like tomorrow.  On the behavior front, he was great.  On the soundness front, not so great. Sigh.
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135 - tuesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 21, 2008, 3:22 am


spent the day trying to recover in state of fatigue.. but still having to do barn stuff. here.  look at a pic.  Rhett and J.  I always try and take pics of them because Rhett’s owner likes to see pictures.  She is a way nice person, and has been a big source of support and encouragement on bringing back Ami. On the Ami front, I rode him by myself today.  with no eyes on the ground.  He was good.  We went forward.  Progress.
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136 - monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 19, 2008, 1:59 am


went to Southern pines to Hassinger’s clinic …  went with Kit to take Matador (horse I showed  in my  first dressage show). Not great news.  Will have to have surgery more than likely. long day.
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137 - sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 19, 2008, 1:57 am


drove home.  have pics to upload but have no clue when I’m gonna get the time to do that.
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138 - saturday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 19, 2008, 1:57 am


was at a show in Tennessee. All the horses did well.  We had a baby that did his first dressage tests!  he made it around!  yay!
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139 - friday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 15, 2008, 11:12 am


traveling to Tennessee today. gotta get to the barn to pack, bathe, clip, etc. Rich is going.  This should be fun.
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140 - thursday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 15, 2008, 3:49 am


first canter on ami, post rehab. milestone.
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141 - Wednesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 15, 2008, 3:48 am


so I didn’t get to sleep in. Had to go take care of horses at the barn.   except I got there, I was in slow motion mode, so we had an un-productive day.  I even napped in the car, ’cause I was so fricking tired.
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I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 13, 2008, 2:01 am


Its’ like Christmas! I am taking the morning off.. and sleeping in.
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142 - tuesday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 13, 2008, 1:01 am


my mom had an eye appt in Durham today so she stopped through and met Ami for the first time.  Of course she commented that he was huge.. she was afraid of him.   But things went well.  I had J ride a few horses in front of her and do some tricks. Paul behaved himself. There’s a first.
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143 - Monday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 13, 2008, 12:59 am


Walked Ami around and then called out B to come help me.  we got through it - I got after Ami and I was generally happy. Still… its’ tough stuff.
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144 - Sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 13, 2008, 12:59 am


I gave Ami off today because he came in with a knot on his ankle…
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145 - sat

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 13, 2008, 12:58 am


Ok I know I’m supposed to be blogging and keep up with this every day… but seriously… it’s hard when you are this tired. Ami has been a tough cookie.  I know he’s coming back from an injury, and it’s gonna take time… but he’s been a butt-head.  It has been hard on all the personal relationships involved - Between Ami and me, between me and J&B.   I keep trying to tell myself that it’s only been 23 days since I sat on him for the first
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