Friday, April 11, 2014

A beautiful day for a riding lesson

Yesterday was V.'s riding lesson on Rondo.  It was a beautiful afternoon, although the wind picked up during the course of her lesson.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Still shedding and Panama pics

It never ceases to amaze me how long it takes for a horse to shed out a winter coat -- especially Panama.  He seems to have a never ending supply of hair, which is amazing when you consider how thin his coat seems compared to other horses, and how easily he gets cold.


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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another lesson, another saddle

A week and a half ago, I posted about getting back in the saddle finally having a riding lesson after a lot of time off this winter due to being sick and the weather being poor.  For that lesson I rode Rondo.

Today I had another lesson -- overdue a week because of some other commitments that conflicted with my lesson last week -- and this time I got back in the other saddle and rode Panama.
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Back in the saddle

I had a riding lesson on Tuesday, my first riding lesson -- not to mention my first time really riding -- since I'd been sick.  I wasn't sure how my body would react to the exertion, and sure enough, my endurance wasn't quite back up to what it was, and I was dead tired in the evening, far more tired than I normally would have been after a lesson.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

A vacation and a visitor

The kids are on spring break, so I'm off work for the next week or so.  It's good timing, considering I've been sick lately -- and since I think it's mono, it may take some time before I'm feeling 100 percent again.  My sore throat finally started to improve, and my swollen glands have gone down a little, but I'm still pretty tired a lot of the time, even when I've had a lot of sleep.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sick AGAIN! and a little playtime on Panama

Remember me saying that it had been a really rough winter, and I had been sick a lot?  Well, apparently that's not over yet.  Late last week I noticed I was getting a sore throat again -- bad timing because I had a busy weekend ahead of me.  I got very tired on Saturday and ended up taking a long evening nap and going to bed early to boot, and then Sunday when I woke up my throat was so painful and I was so tired that I called in to my babysitting job to let them know I wouldn't be able to make it.  I slept nearly all day on Sunday.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring shedding and other horse stories

I was trying to explain to a friend of mine how crazy shedding season is for horse owners.  For months it's nothing but torrents of hair coming off the horse every single time you groom them -- or even so much as pet them.  The joke among my horsey friends is that you learn the hard way not to wear chapstick when you come to the barn...  If you are a horse owner, you will know what I mean by that!

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