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        08-27-2010, 10:30 AM
    Lol my friend is planning on making him act like a jerk so she won't want him. And he does act like he's going to bit when you groom him so maybe that will scare her off.
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        08-27-2010, 11:54 AM
    Lol well lets hope so!!
        08-29-2010, 01:43 AM
    Time to be stressed. I'm going out to the barn tomorrow to watch the woman who's interested in buying my friend's horse ride. If things don't go well with them I'll be signing the lease. Which I would love because I love this horse. But the last few times I've gone to see him have revealed some problems (he won't let me catch him in the field, and he doesn't like me trying to get him out of his stall) that I'll have to work on. Not that I mind having to work with him on things. It just makes it a little harder on me as now I have to plan out what and how I'm going to be working on thing with him. Before it was more of a carefree go out and hop on and work on some flat work with him type of thing. Anyway it's going to be a little different from what I was expecting but that's ok with me.

    Classes start on Monday. I have no idea when my classes are. I mean I have the paper somewhere but I didn't look at it all that closely or commit it to memory or anything. I haven't even bought my books yet. I've never liked school and it's never really been a problem because I've been able to scrape by with really low grades. But now I'm hoping I can get the last few credits I need to get a degree and be done. Which means I need to actually make an effort. I don't know if I can do it after all these years of slacking off.

    Also I found out I have tendonitis in my right wrist and ankle. The ankle doesn't bother me really unless I bend it in a certain direction, which isn't a natural direction for it to be bent in so I'm ok with that. But my wrist kills me. The side of my hand is swollen and it hurts along with my wrist and fingers. It doesn't hurt all the time but using my hand too much aggrivates it and my job (and horses) require a lot of hand/wrist usage. I don't think it will heal properly (if at all) if I don't give it a rest for a few days. I can't afford to take that much time off work. When I went to the doctor about my wrist he also told me I need physical therapy to strengthen my back so it will stop hurting. I don't have time for PT but I won't do the exercises on my own. My mom knows that so she's making me go. Today, though, I'm thinking that's not such a bad idea. My back is killing me. I'm sure the roller coasters and walking all over the place didn't help but it was already killing before that stuff and it doesn't feel any worse. Doesn't feel any better either. I don't know what to do. I don't have the time, but it hurts enough that I know I don't have any choice but to go.

    That's all for now. If I do end up signing the lease this weekend I'll put up a thread with pictures and things. Now I'm off to bed, hoping my back will feel better in the morning.
        08-30-2010, 01:43 PM
    So did you get to sign the lease? That sux about your back and wrist :(Hope thing are going good.. !!
        08-31-2010, 12:33 AM
    The woman never showed up to look at the horse. Apparently the plan was to let me lease him for Sept. Anyway and then if the woman wanted him she would have to wait til Oct. But none of that matters now. I have the lease agreement. My dad looked it over and said it was fine. So now I get to sign it and he'll be "mine"!

    That's all for now. Got to get to bed.
        08-31-2010, 12:44 AM
    Sweeet... well congrats and have fun maybe post some pics of this famous animal too!!!
        09-03-2010, 11:18 AM
    Well it's offical now. I aam leasing Lucas for the month of September and if everything goes well I'll continue to lease him for the rest of the year. It doesn't quite feel real yet. I guess because I haven't been out to the barn to see him without my friend being there too. But I'm about to head out and ride him by myself so maybe then it will start to sink in. I want to bring my mom with me since she hasn't met him yet but I'm pretty sure he's going to act like a butt when I try to get him out of the stall and I'm not sure I want my mom there for that. Not much else to report. I put up a thread with pictures of him in it. I guess maybe I should post the link on here or something...
    Meet Lucas!!
    There we go!
        09-04-2010, 01:06 AM
    Just a quick update before I go to bed. My ride was great. Lucas was so good. He didn't give me any problems when I got him out of the stall (the last time I tried to get him out without my friend there he was... bratty). He usually is very quick when you ride him, always breaking to the trot when you just want him to walk, but today he mostly stayed nice and calm and slow (he got a little quick at the end). Since he was being slower than normal I cantered him to the right, which I have only done once before. It didn't go to well the first time; he gets really quick and starts to cut in a lot and doesn't want to slow down very much. My guess would be it's because he's off the track, but seeing as he is 19 years old I would think he would've been worked enough to the right to have gotten over any trouble by now. I might start a thread on that later... Anyway we cantered to the right and he did go a little faster than to the left, but no near as fast as before. And he cut in less and stopped only after a little asking, instead of a lot of asking. So all in all it was a very good first solo barn trip/ride for me.
        09-12-2010, 02:23 PM
    Life hasn't been going well. I've had a bad week. I wish I could go ride but I can't afford that gas. I'm going to need to try really hard to work out going to the barn when I'm going to/coming from work (the barn where Lucas is is between work and home). Plus its raining right now and the sound of rain on the arena roof freaks him out. So it wouldn't be a good ride anyway. Yesterday was a good ride though. He has problems cantering to the right (gets really fast and unbalanced; I think I've mentioned before) but he did really well yesterday. He stayed at the speed I asked for and didn't start cutting in and making super tiny circles. So I'm happy about that and so is his mama.

    My friend (Lucas' owner) left for school a few days ago. I don't usually get along with other horse people (no idea why) so having a horsey frined is really nice. She came to the barn (where I work and take lessons) with me a couple of times. She took video of one of my lessons and helped me take care of the horses which was really nice. No one really does that kind of stuff for me. I mean I get that you kiond of have to be a horse person to actually WANT to do that stuff but I always see gilrs with there friends/bf who know nothing about horses, come to the barn with them. It's a struggle for me to occasionally get a family member to come watch a lesson. So it was nice that she did that for me. While we were there working she was looking at a paper that had boarding costs on it and she mentioned that boarding there was cheaper than where Lucas is at now. So we were kind of talking about moving him there, but I was saying it wasn't really that much cheaper becasue boarders are required to take 2 lessons a week and do one show series. But then when I was there working the other day I thought about the fact that I make enough to do 2 lessons a week and I'm in a show series and since I'm leasing him that would probably be ok that I'm the one doing the lessons and showing. It would be so much better if he were there. I like my barn so much better. I never really liked the barn he's at. I used to board my horse there and I hated being there. Anyway I got the ok from my friend to talk to my BO about moving Lucas there. The only thing that I think might be a problem is that she wants him turned out in a flat field and the only way that will happen is if he gets turned out with the ponies or in the outdoor ring. I actually hadn't thought of the pony field til just now. I was just going to see if he could be turned out in the outdoor. That would probably be better since the pony field is small. And full of ponies. Well there are only 3. But he is a big horse so that would probably be a bad idea. I guess I should probably find out why she wants him turned out in a flat field so I have all the info I need before I go to my BO. Sorry this post is kind of rambling. My head is somewhere else.
        09-18-2010, 03:39 PM
    Ugh life is still not going well. I've got a cold, which really sucks because I don't have time to be sick. And I hate myself for saying that. My best friend will say that all the time and I want to smack her. I just think, what kind of life do you have if you can't afford to slow down and take it easy when you are sick? Well now I know what kind of life that is and it sucks. It's not even so much that I mind being super busy. I mind that I don't have a choice. I mind that if I don't work for a few days, I won't be able to afford things. What a craptacular life.

    My birthday is coming up. I think I should just ask everyone for money. Which I don't want to do because getting money as a gift is boring. But money is the only thing I need right now. I want other things. But I'm trying to take care of what I need first. Then I can have what I want. From my parent, I think I will just ask for them to forgive whatever I owe them (or atleast some of it if they won't do all of it). That is if I get anything else after they get me the show clothes I need. From my sister though, I'm getting something I want. She said she'd take me for a new piercing (so long as there's not TOO much parental objection). So that I'm happy about. From the rest of my family, I'm thinking of just asking for money. They don't tend to do anything too exciting anyway. I'm just afraid I'm going to end up with $20 from everyone. Which isn't much help. But it would be $20 more than I had before so I can't really complain. My friend is getting me a fake leather jacket I want, and if not that then probably a pair of shoes that I want, so that will be nice.

    I'm not getting to ride much which is a bummer. And I'm sick right now, so no riding. Last time I was sick and tried to ride, I felt like I'd been going for hours after 10 minutes. Not good, especially if your horse is a little bit of a handful, which Lucas can be. I'm going to go lunge him though, so he gets something. But I'm really just not finding the time to get out there like I thought I would. It really sucks because I don't think I could find it in me to stop leasing him, even if I'm not getting out there much. I guess I'm just going to have to try harder to get out there.

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