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The Holiday Sprint

The Holiday Sprint

Maybe the Holidays should be more accurately identified as a Sprint combined with a Marathon… Today for example: Wake up. Brush multiple cats off face. Feed cats; feed hounds; feed puppies; clean puppy kennels. Go outside (take multiple deep breaths to clear my head of the morning house-fumes). Feed chickens/turkeys/rabbits/goats/pigs…….and then the horses. Check on Poppy (who had decided to opportunistically break down the already dry-rotted fence posts yesterday…….and then gorge on a compressed alfalfa block…….and then subsequently colic…….). Yesterday…

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Halloween Fun-ness!

Halloween Fun-ness!

Halloween is coming up. So is my first Hunt Club Tea. The Tea’s on Wednesday evening (tomorrow). Halloween is on Thursday. I’m planning my menu now. It’ll be easy…….Shepherd’s Pie,  Baked Spaghetti Casserole,  Caesar salad,  Goat Curry  (one of our Masters lived in Jamaica for awhile), Cobweb cupcakes and Halloween cookies with Sprinkles. …….with beverages and a full bar…….(of course)… We have so many cookie cutters… …..it’s easy to find Seasonal favorites… So we pulled out broomsticks, hissing cats, Dracula…

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!!!!!!!*****First Hunt~~First Hunt~~First Hunt*****!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!*****First Hunt~~First Hunt~~First Hunt*****!!!!!!!

Get out of the way…………. …..old lady on a pony coming through…………. Lola and I made it to the first Hunt of the Season!!!!! Tra!  La! Actually Lola dragged me……. …..you don’t say no to Lola…! HA!  I just remembered the lyrics to that song! …..whatever Lola wants…..Lola gets… I’ll download some quick photos from the Hunt. It wasn’t too hot at 6:30am…(69F) It wasn’t too bad by 8:15am… …but it was heating up fast… It was sweaty hot when…

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The Pop-ster

The Pop-ster

  I went trail riding a couple days ago with my friend, Lola. We haven’t seen each other for a while. It’s been because of the hot, hot summer weather…………well, that and me loosing all of my horses last spring…………………………………….(sigh) But it’s time for a happy day now. Lola came over and we went trail riding…………..it’s the first time I’ve ridden since before the horrific April tragedy………………………………….(sigh). Lola rode Chantilly. I rode the Pop-ster……………….who tried me with a couple of…

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Sprinkling Ponies

Sprinkling Ponies

  It’s been unusually hot and humid this year. This weather has been dragging on longer than what anyone expected. I’m thinking that there is a cooler weather front that is on its way………….stalled, but on its way… In the meantime……………..the horses are really uncomfortable and blowing. Chantilly (who has breathing issues right now anyway) is huffing, but so is fat-Poppy, who is puffing away… A couple years ago, I made a tall PVC attachment for one of our hoses………………a…

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Poppy’s Here!

Poppy’s Here!

  Poppy has arrived at Mary Constance’s.     She walked off the trailer and took possession of all she surveyed. She sized up my daughter and took ownership.     Poppy is only eleven, but she has the maturity of a much older horse. And this is just great for my child and my possessive concerns for my daughter’s safety.   No wobbles, no disorientation. She just stepped down the ramp. She immediately got along with Claire and Chantilly…

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~~~**Poppy**~~~

~~~**Poppy**~~~

      She’s on her way…               “Poppy” has left Kentucky…   She’s somewhere in Georgia now… Next, the Florida Ag (Agricultural) Station check-point…(because of the thoroughbred racing industry in Ocala, equine transportation into and out of Florida is very strictly monitored.) Then on through to Mary Constance’s… Poppy is my younger daughter’s new horse. Carefully sought out and selected. No one can replace Sonja.  We don’t want anyone to. But hopefully, Poppy…

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