Sunday, April 26, 2009

Small miracles

So I don't know if I mentioned it but a very young friend of mine is in a coma after falling with her horse. (He slipped in a warm-up arena at a show) She is only 16. She has been in the coma for almost a month . Her parents have an online journal set up for her friends and other family members to check. I am so excited to read today that she opened her eyes and blinked. She is also now breathing on her own and has moved her legs around a bit. I was just so happy to hear she is doing better that I had to share it with you.
Any way. Other then that everything is great. The moving day for the ponies is getting closer and I am happy about that. I am also a little stressed. The Hunter is going to make the necessary repairs to the barn we are at now. It has me anxious and I am not really sure why. I'll have to get back to you on that. Next weekend I get to go to my favorite place on earth. The Dolittle Ranch for a Sandy Collier clinic. I won't be riding but I really like Sandy and always learn a lot just by listening. My very good friends own the ranch and I love hanging out with them. I'll take pictures. It's like paradise. Maybe not for them cause they have to take care of it, but I can't imagine a better place to live.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Feelin like me again.

Well that sinking, crappy, breakin up with your boyfriend, dog just died, accidentally drinkin curdled milk feeling is finally passing. Whoooo! I am sure the Barn owners will pull some shenanigans when it comes to fixing the lovely window Mom's horse installed, but for now it's ok. They told me I can continue to give lessons to Captain energy and that if my move doesn't work out that I can move back. (There is a better chance of winged pigs flyin out of my butt, but hey, I won't tell them that).

I feel like Summer is really sneakin up on me. I look at my calender and wonder how I got so busy so fast. The Littlest Cowboy is going to be one whole year old in two months. (cripes, didn't I just have him) and The Battle of the Barns is in three months. Ye haw! Not to mention all the shows that are coming up. Hopefully I'll actually get to show my horse this year.

Speakin of shows. Does anybody else watch the Alaska Experiment. I love this show. It's where they take a bunch of city folk and stick em in the AK wilderness and they have to try to survive. The Hunter and I can't get enough. These people are clueless. Any way. If you get a chance check it out.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is that the sun I see?

Well we didn't have to put down Desi. Thank goodness. Mom got him to the vet and they said the impaction had broken up and everything else felt fine, just to keep an eye on him. He was still acting a little puny today, but he had pooped and it was oily and runny. That means he has passed the oil and water they drenched him with. So everything seems to moving along.
Mom and I went and put our deposit in at the new barn. I am pretty excited. The stalls are smaller (sorry Bob) but it's closer to home so hopefully I'll be able to get him out more often. Yeah! This is a pretty big barn and someone falls off on a regular basis so I should have lots of stories to tell as soon as we move in.

Also here are some pictures of Easter. Enjoy

TLC's first Easter basket TLC and the egg.

What happens when you give TLC an egg

I am so proud of this one. TLC was totally riding this trike all by himself.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When it rains it pours

Well, we gave our 30 day notice today. It went better then planned. I think she was kinda expecting it. On a more sour note my poor mothers horse colicked this morning. The vet was already coming out for a shot clinic which was good. He said that he had an impaction in the small intestine. He gave Desi a bunch of shots and oil and stuff. Told mom to keep walking him and if we didn't see anything come out the business end to haul him up to the vets ranch and he would give him the super drench. If that doesn't work she will have to put him down as she can't afford the 5000 dollar surgery. (Remember, no job) I haven't heard from her yet I really hope they don't have to put him down. When I left the barn this afternoon he was looking more bright eyed and acting hungry but nothing had come out yet.
Tomorrow I meet with the new barn owner to sign papers and put a deposit down. I hope it will still be for 2 horses.
Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stess...part two.

So Mom and I have decided to move the horses. We spent the afternoon looking at some other barns in the area. They all have their perks and downfalls. I am excited to be able to move somewhere closer to my own home. It will give me gobs more ride time (yeah). I am going to try to leave on as good of terms as possible. I think it will be hard though. I feel like I use to when I had to break up with a boyfriend. You know it's for the best but it is still hard. Mom thinks that we should give them notice and money for the pro-rated month and bail. She feels like they will try and screw us out of money or do something damaging to our property. The Hunter agrees with her. I have consented to do it her way. The other thing I am totally bumbed about is that I won't be able to give lessons to the that sweet little boy Captain Energy. Oh Well. I am not real sure where we will be going but I think it will be to a barn where a lot of our friends already board. So that will be cool.
Any way. I am sure you'll be hearing more about this whole debacle.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Your opinion

So I get a phone call this morning from my very upset mother. Apparently the man that owns the place we board our horses called and lambasted her for 30 minutes last night. He was mad that I had put one of the other borders on my shoeing schedule. (at her request thank you very much) Well I guess he thought he was going to shoe her horse and hadn't told anyone. I didn't think anything of it when she commented last week that her horse needed shoes. Always looking to be helpful I asked if she wanted my guy to do it. She said yes. No big whoop. Well then Mr. Cranky pants (the barn owner) said I am taking money out of his pocket and went on to tell my mom that her horse is tearing his barn down and that it was gona cost her 2000$ to fix it and that my shoer was crappy and our horses weren't exercised properly. He even went so low as to attack her personally.
I could not believe it. This is someone that I thought of as a friend. If I thought he was going to shoe that stupid horse I wouldn't have offered up my shoer. Also when Moms horse kicked out the first board in the shoddily built barn, she offered to help fix it with his help, being that she didn't have the know how or the tools to do such a job herself. Cranky pants never got around to helping her. (a common trait for him) Now the hole is huge and he wants her to pay for it. She is so upset that she wants to move. (OK I understand that) What do you all think? Would you make her pay for it. How would you deal with this situation? Keep in mind that we have been with this barn for 7 or 8 years. Many of those years we were the only ones there. Sometimes board is late(never more then a week) but we always pay it. I am really at a loss here.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Hey All. It is so rare these days that I actually get to sit down and just blog. TLC is growing so fast. He's crusin all around the house now. I am sure in a month or so he'll be walking on his own. YIKES! And let me tell you, he ain't one of those slow babies. No-sir-ee not my baby. He is wicked fast. I spend most of my time chasin him around in circles. And do you think he's an inside baby? Of course not. Unless there are force 5 winds out side with rain, sleet, snow, etc. we are outside. ( I have no idea where he gets that from) by the time he's in bed all I want to do is just sit on the couch with a Dixie cup of wine and watch Jeopardy. He's been totally snotty lately. I think it's a combo of a cold or allergies and teething. (he's constantly teething). I have to change my shirts like 100 times a day cuz they are totally gross with boogers. It's a good thing I've got a strong stomach. He slept great last night though. 6:30pm till 6:00am. I totally thought I died and went to nap heaven. I can't believe that in 3 months he'll be one whole year old. I enjoy every stage of his growth but I can't wait till I can just feed him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of breast milk and baby food. Yuck!

O.K So I am sure you have heard if you follow Vaquero girl but our annual BATTLE OF THE BARNS is coming up. I have a couple questions for all of you and hope you can help.
First off Battle of the Barns is an event we do to raise money for a therapeutic riding academy. They specialize in children with handicaps. Last year was out biggest year. I think we raised close to 3000 dollars for them. (this coming from a club with like 10 members that actually show up to meetings.) To do that again this year will be hard.
1. We are looking for donations. Either monetary or something for our raffle. The money go's straight to the group. Xenophon. (It's tax deductible they have an tax id number and everything ) So I know times are tough but if you can help we would be ever grateful.
2. How do you get something patented . I totally think this event should be turned into a reality show. (I think it would be better then JOCKEYS)I have no idea how to go about doing this. Any ideas?

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