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    11-20-2009, 03:00 PM
  #11
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“Graceful.” Jordan shook her head. “Do you know what you did wrong?” She asked her student. Barely hearing the answer. Her mind had drifted to a certain dark haired detective with his boyish good looks. She couldn’t help but imagine what his bare chest would look like, was it matted with hair? Was it evenly tanned a golden bronze or pale from constant protection from the sun? Did he have a fine path of dark hair leading passed his naval continuing beyond waistline to his manhood? Jordan slammed her eyes shut and shook her head! What was she thinking? She barely even knew this man!
“Carli.” She yanked the band out of her hair and refastened it into a sloppy loopy bun on top of her head. “We have two weeks until we go to Hilltop. Do you understand that? Two weeks. You are not anywhere near where you need to be to compete in the medals class. The other girls are busting there butts right now and it’s not fair for you –“
“The other girls are nowhere near my level of riding and you know it.” Carli broke in. She wasn’t trying to be cocky, it was what she believed and she was right. Sort of. She had the raw talent. There was no questioning that, but Delaney and Taylor had drive and will power. They would not give up, no matter how hard they hit the dirt or how many hours it took to get that lead change. They would ride until their legs were noodles if that was what it took to compete at Hilltop in the Junior equitation division. That was the kind of rider Jordan wanted to teach. She didn’t care if they spent hours on the road only to show in the pouring rain and be sent home empty handed because the competition out-placed them. She wanted that determination from her riders and that is what they gave her.
“Right now they have you beat in the equitation class.” Jordan told her.
“I don’t think so.” The teenager urged her horse into a collected canter. She took the first jump perfectly and halted almost square before soaring over the next jump. She patted her mount on the neck and raised an eyebrow as if daring her instructor to find a fault.
“I asked for a trot. You need to use your seat more when asking for the halt, you are relying way to heavily on your reins.” Dragging a rail across the ring to raise the height of yet another jump she added. “This isn’t a local show Carli, these are the kids you’ll be competing against if we qualify for Regional’s.”
     
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    11-20-2009, 03:52 PM
  #12
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“I asked for a trot. You need to use your seat more when asking for the halt, you are relying way to heavily on your reins.” Dragging a rail across the ring to raise the height of yet another jump she added. “This isn’t a local show Carli, these are the kids you’ll be competing against if we qualify for Regional’s.”
She knew she was being really hard on the girl. After all, Carli was always her highest placing rider. She’d lead the Emerald Downs Interschool team to victory every year since she’d left her previous schooling stables. Of course the other students worked hard and were very talented as well, but Carli had that special ease that most people only dreamed of. The horse she rode was an amazing animal, bred to the finest European bloodlines; he’d been shipped from Germany. Standing at nearly seventeen hands, he was one of the largest horses in the barn. He’d been trained in dressage which gave him a great advantage at the lower level shows, but not in the realm they were planning to enter in just a couple of weeks. Jordan had once qualified for the National Horse Show, only to be held up by lack of money. She had been devastated but understanding. Her parents had done everything they could to help her follow her dreams, if it wasn’t for them she wouldn’t be considered one of the up and coming trainers to watch.



*I need breed suggestions for this horse... and maybe a name suggestion?*
     
    12-02-2009, 04:02 PM
  #13
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I'm DIGGIN' it! It's amazing so far!

As for breed or name suggestions.... I'm not good with breeds, but some names....

Magestic Realm
Regal Pride
Ruler
Major Impact

I dunno what you'll think of these.... they sound so.... majestic or something, like the description of the horse does anyway!

Keep up the good work. I'm dying for more!
     
    09-14-2011, 01:53 PM
  #14
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She knew she was being really hard on the girl. After all, Carli was always her highest placing rider. She had led the Emerald Downs Interschool team to victory every year since she’d left her previous schooling stables. Of course the other students worked hard and were very talented as well, but Carli had that special ease that most people only dreamed of. The horse she rode was an amazing animal, bred to the finest European bloodlines; he’d been shipped from Germany. Standing at nearly seventeen hands, he was one of the largest horses in the barn. He’d been trained in dressage which gave him a great advantage at the lower level shows, but not in the realm they were planning to enter in just a couple of weeks. Jordan had once qualified for the National Horse Show, only to be held up by lack of money. She had been devastated but understanding. Her parents had done everything they could to help her follow her dreams, if it wasn’t for them she wouldn’t be considered one of the up and coming trainers to watch.

“What do you mean IF?” Carli urged her horse into a canter and floated flawlessly over two more fences before coming to a halt in the center of the ring with a smug expression on her face.

“I do mean if.” Jordan sighed. She just didn’t get it. This was a kid that had everything. Talent, looks, money, parental backing, she even had excellent grades in school. Everything came easy for her but with that, came a pretty swelled ego. An ego that had cost her many jumping rounds because she was so confident that she failed to study her courses; it was that same ego that ended up getting her pushed out of her old barn. Teenaged girls could be really mean when it came to horses. And boys. “We’re done here Carli. Pull his mane before you turn him out.” Jordan walked out of the arena and headed straight for her office. This was the year she was going to be noticed as a trainer. She had the students and they had the horses to take them places. She just had to figure out how to guide them.
     
    09-14-2011, 04:22 PM
  #15
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Slamming the door behind her, Jordan plopped down in a rolling chair behind the big metal desk. The books were right where she had left them the day before. Allison had run the figures over and over again before putting together a list of ideas for fundraisers. She had also notated a few places where funding issues presented themselves, such as enough money to pay for feed and hay, the farrier, vet, and other basic necessities, such as sawdust and electricity. There were considerations regarding the raising of lesson fees and board, neither of which was feasible.
The door sprung open and Allison walked in. Her freckled covered features were tinged with a bright pink glare.

“Sun screen.” Jordan ordered. Allison glanced at her bare shoulders. “Too late.” She responded. Grabbing a soda from the tiny refrigerator in the corner she popped the top and guzzled a cola. “
     
    10-13-2011, 02:26 PM
  #16
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The door sprung open and Allison walked in. Her freckled covered features were tinged with a bright pink glare.
“Sun screen.” Jordan ordered. Allison glanced at her bare shoulders. “Too late.” She responded. Grabbing a soda from the tiny refrigerator in the corner, she popped the top and guzzled a cola finishing with a loud belch.
“That’s nice. That’s, that’s real nice.” Jordan mumbled. She dug through her unorganized desk drawer searching for a pen or a pencil. She had a lesson sheet to fill out. Allison picked a plastic shopping bag up off the nearby couch and set it on the desk. It contained several packs of pens, papers, and sticky note pads.
“I do love you so Al.” She grabbed a pen and quickly jotted down students. “Did we ever find a sponsor for Taylor? Jordan asked. Taylor Mills came from an average working class family. She had three sisters who all rode but Taylor was the only one that had qualified for the larger shows. It was probably a good thing because her parents could barely afford the lessons and board they were paying now. To add the extra expenses of these latest shows had caused them to rethink their future goals for the oldest Mills daughter. Taylor had worked so hard to get to this point that Jordan was determined to find someone to help offset her expenses.
“I talked to my husband but he says it’s a conflict of interest. I thought about doing some fund raisers but I don’t know how the rest of the girls would take that since we’re only trying to help fund one person…” Allison sat on the couch and twirled a loose curl around her finger.
“Maybe we could do a team fund raiser.” Jordan thought out loud. “A schooling show maybe?” She doubted they’d make enough money to cover everyone’s bill for that final show but maybe they could knock off the hauling fee and even cover the rental of stalls or maybe she could drop her trainer fee for that weekend. She would find a way though.
     
    10-13-2011, 03:55 PM
  #17
Foal
Love it.
     
    10-25-2011, 12:11 PM
  #18
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“I talked to my husband but he says it’s a conflict of interest. I thought about doing some fund raisers but I don’t know how the rest of the girls would take that since we’re only trying to help fund one person…” Allison sat on the couch and twirled a loose curl around her finger.

“Maybe we could do a team fund raiser.” Jordan thought out loud. “A schooling show maybe?” She doubted they’d make enough money to cover everyone’s bill for that final show but maybe they could knock off the hauling fee and even cover the rental of stalls or maybe she could drop her trainer fee for that weekend. It might make paying the bills a little tough but she would find a way. Sighing she put the pen down and laid her head on her arm waving the lesson sheet like a surrender flag. Ali jumped up and yanked it from her hands.

“Oh boy! Oh boy!” She pranced around the office. “I get Cricket! I get Cricket! I’m the bested rider in the big wide world because I get Cricket!” She mimicked a seven year old that had graduated from Dopey the Shetland pony to a thirteen hand black and white paint gelding a few weeks before. It had been the highlight of the little girls summer.

“Lightening will strike you dead one of these days.” Jordan laughed at her best friend. They headed out of the office to the front of the barn to the tack station. The lesson sheet would be pinned to a bulletin bored for the students that used lesson horses. During the summer private lessons were scheduled throughout the day but group lessons remained in afternoon to evening slots through out the year. It was too difficult to juggle the schedule otherwise.
     
    10-25-2011, 12:17 PM
  #19
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Are we hungry yet? Allison asked when the sheet was tacked to its spot.

Starving. Jordan replied. Do we have time to go out for fast food? I want a burger. And fries. A milkshake. And a cookie.

They headed towards an old pick up truck. Over lunch they discussed the fund raising efforts and even ironed out a plan. They would do a summer schooling show. The girls on the riding team would work the gates and concessions. Jordan would call in some favors to find a judge that would donate their services and Alis husbands firm would donate the prizes which would be ribbons and small trophies.
     
    10-25-2011, 06:06 PM
  #20
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Wow.. Awesome!!
     

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