Snow Pictures

It finally stopped snowing. Hurrahs are in order. Friday afternoon Saturday There was lots and lots of snow, and lots and lots of wind. Dave and I dug lots of paths, but after realizing how far away my barn is from my house, I decided it was easier to just struggle through the snow. I […]

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My First Grid

I’m trying to get in as many lessons as possible before my next show. Even though I still have to get through my three nervous experiences before getting a good experience, I’d like to make the next one as not nervous as possible. Tuesday, was the first of my two lessons this week. But, instead […]

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The Horse Show Waiting

My Saturday timeline: 10:00am – Even thought trainer said to get there at 11am, still lazily sitting around, drinking coffee. Justify sitting by deciding to use time to put on makeup. Forget to put on makeup. 10:38am – Load up Berry and head out. 11:54am – Arrive at venue. Terrified that I arrived too late […]

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A Great Lesson

After feeling disappointed that I didn’t do better at my show, I had a prep talk with myself. I sternly told myself that I need to put in much more effort, and be braver. At my show, I basically went into potato spaghetti mode, put in no effort, and forgot everything I’ve been working on for […]

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PIP 2016: Horse Goals

For the period of time encompassing 1 Jan 2015 – 31 Dec 2015, Ms. Marshallick’s performance fell short of expected, as she failed to accomplish her tiny amount of set goals. Ms. Marshallick was noted to have spent time idly surfing the internet instead of performing relevant duties. Because of this, this Performance Improvement Plan […]

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Pony Man Check In

The least exciting thing to happen over the weekend is that I injured my back somehow. It was almost magical how it happened, I went to sleep feeling fine, and then I woke up a cripple, for no apparent reason. Now I’m hobbling around like an old lady, having to use the furniture, husband and pets as anchors […]

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A Horse Show for Berry

I’m using a very generic title because I don’t know the name of this show. But I did know the following: It was Berry’s first pure hunter horse show, and it was at Morven Park, so that was pretty exciting. I’ve heard the tales of adventure there, so I felt like I was some kind of […]

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My Daily Horse Care Routine

Maybe you have or had parents that would respond to your pleas of horses with “Do you have any idea how much care they take?!” I don’t think many of them actually know though, other than the generic “You’ll have to shovel poop!” (the horrors!) I don’t find my horses had to take care of. It’s […]

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