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        07-30-2008, 10:58 AM
      #1
    Foal
    the HOS gang

    Welcome to the log of the Hunter Oaks Stables ponehs!


    I guess yesterday is a good day to start with. Seeing as I haven't ridden yet, today :)


    Worked Jasmine for the first time in almost 2 weeks. You'd think a 4yo OTTB would have a bit more energy with 2 weeks off, but nooo! Not mine *glare* We did a typical ride. A lot of wt, bending, circles and serpentines, then some canter work. She's still falling in a lot to the right, but she's already improved a bunch. She gets the lead about 90% of the time, now :) Then we did some jumping, just for the heck of it. She did her first oxer, and it felt (and probably looked) ridiculous. But by the 3rd trip, she had gotten it. Just lil' 2' stuff. Still thinking about taking her to a show this weekend, for sh*ts and giggles. Novice horse is 18", no filler, plain pvc rails. Even if all we get is some schooling time, it beats not going, ja? Then we finished up with a trail ride around the neighborhood. We went with Lisa, who rode Wrangler.

    Then, rode Booger while Lisa rode Simba (again. Hadn't been ridden in 2 weeks, you'd think a 4yo pony would have more energy. She was spurring him, and he still wouldn't move haha) Worked with Booger on bending, leg yielding, transitions and flying changes.


    Then came in to clean up in the house, since my roomie's potential bf was supposed to come over tonight...and ended up giving 2 of the dogs baths. Ocky loves baths. I couldn't keep him out of the tub lol


    Today, going to go meet with a friend of my mothers, to get our farm's website up and running, and then go to the DMV and punch someone for their stupidity. And then clear up the mess :) and at some point, ride Gangsta and Bri. Or Gangsta, and let Lisa ride Bri. One or the other :)
         
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        07-31-2008, 11:04 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Toooday.

    I was wearing a black with pink mesh bikini top and grey/black dragon board shorts...and got lotsa strange looks :)

    Rode Boogies, wtc, transitions and changes, while Lisa rode Simba and Maura rode CB.

    Then went to Sheetz for fooood. And to Marcs to bug him about polo this weekend :)

    Came home and moved new jumps into the ring. NOW we have a panel and flower boxes!

    Theeeen. Rode Jasmine while Lisa rode Kitt Katt. Worked Jazzy mostly on bending, but then jumped a bit. She's never done anything other than plain rails, so the plank and flowers caught her attention. She was jumping kinda weird at first, but once she realized they weren't going to eat her, relaxed a ton. And was really good :) did a 2'3 vert with flowers (yay!) to a 2' oxer. Ya, I know. Shut up haha

    Then went to setting up new equipment in the barn...got a new boarder showing up sometime (adkjfa;sdfj it's already 11pm!!! Lol) so we were getting everything ready for her. Then went and threw 17 bales of hay into the field, just cos we can :)

    Got videos of todays rides. Will post later, once everything's taken care of around the farm. If they'd ever show up lol
         
        08-02-2008, 10:18 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Today was a fairly easy day

    Somehow, the ponehs got a board down (probably between Booger, Simba and Reds) and the ponehs and Reds were all out together.

    Syd came out to ride Booger, and since it was still raining, she opted to ride bareback. They walked around a couple laps, and he was off, so she put him back. Got on Simba and rode him bareback for a while.

    Then I hopped on Gangsta while Lisa rode Bri. Did some wtc and jumping, got Ganky over the flowers and plank...he wasn't too happy :p

    Then Alex showed up. Did Ganky. Then Scarlet...who's abcess was worse than we thought. He was able to pull up her entire sole, from the popped part of the abcess, back to her heel...ick. So he didn't put shoes on her, we'll try again in a few weeks. Then he reshod Jasmine and trimmed Kitt Katt. So Jazzy and Kitz had the day off, as recommended by the farrier.

    Then spent a lot of time working on the jumps. Have one brick wall done, the other 1/3 done. Got the gate put together and out in the ring...just need to do some touch-up work on it, and put 4 more standards together. Finally, we're getting somewhere :)


    Show tomorrow....gonna take Jasmine in novice horse (yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, first show!), Lisa's going to take Autumn in 3'6 working, and Janie is either going to take Kitz in novice horse, or Gangsta in novice rider. Not sure yet. We'll find out in the morning :)
         
        08-02-2008, 10:36 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Good luck at the show tomorrow! We need pics!!
         
        08-03-2008, 10:37 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Thankie, thankie!

    And yup, got pix! And a few vids :)


    So. Show today.

    Took Jasmine in novice horse. Janie took Gangsta in childrens hunter at 2'6, and Lisa took Autumn in working 3'.

    Jazz. Has only jumped a handful of times (4 or 5) and competed novice horse hunter. Granted, PWHA is as local schooling as you can get...plain PVC rails with no filler...but still :p Jazzy did her first course, today! Got to the show, she was nervous, but settled down pretty quick. Spent the first lap following Autumn and Gangsta, then she settled on her own.AND she didn't viciously attack a single horse!!! (we have that problem at home. She's aggressive under saddle lol) she didn't even seem to notice any of them :) she went over all the jumps like she's been doing it forever. Our division had 7. Took 2nd in the hack. 2nd in the first course (bent line, bent line, outside, judges) and 2nd in out second course (first fence, roll back to second, diagonal line, jump 5, rollback to 6, outside line). And reserve champion! W00t go Jazz!!

    Janie and Ganky did awesome. Janie just moved up to 2'6 this year with her pony, and has never taken Ganky around a course. They took 3rd in the hack, 4th in their first course and 3rd in their second :)

    Lisa took Autumn in working...they were the only ones in the hack, so, yea. They won haha 3 in their o/f, but Autumn being Autumn, had no problem sweeping the division. Yaaaaaaaaaaay Lisa and Autumn!


    So yea, great day :)

    No one got vids of Jazzys first course, I was upset. I cried. OK, not really. But the drama counds for something, right? :)


    Came home, took care of ponehs. Worked more on the last wall. Reset lines. Janie rode Simba. Did a 3 jump course (erm. All that's set up now haha) at 2'3. He's never even done 2'3 haha
         
        08-04-2008, 11:10 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Today was pretty simple.

    Finished off the touchups on the walls, and put them out in the ring. Chased Booger around the field...he looks sound, now, so I think I'll try to ride him tomorrow, and see how he does with weight. Also checked Ganky. That new mare put a few good kicks on a few of the horses. But now, they've all seemed to settle into their pecking order. Gangsta and Autumn were the only two who didn't move lol new mare butted her way up the ladder, but can't get above either of them.

    Rode Simba today, in the HTR. Just did wtc, bending and transitions. He had a hard work yesterday. Then Chris got on and rode him at a walk for a bit :) and I got on Kitt Katt and jumped him through the bent line a few times


    Lessons tomorrow.
         
        08-07-2008, 02:09 PM
      #7
    Foal
    I love reading your log. I'm basically super jealous of your life. Haha. Congrats at the show! We're are the pictures?!!?
         
        08-13-2008, 10:48 AM
      #8
    Foal
    Pix are floating. I needta post em still lol

    So. Obviously. I've disappeared. But. I'm back! Yay me :)

    Stuff's happened. Jazzy put me through a wall. That wasn't too much fun. Booger wasn't sound with a rider. Going to check him again today. Jazzy's bending has improved tons. Last night, she was cantering 10m circles in perfect balance. It was awesome :) Scarlet's almost complete sound in the pasture :) that probably excites me the most right now

    Then. Next week. I'm going to the beach. My FIRST VACATION in over 5 years. I just don't take time off. Ever. And whaddya know. I got my subpeona for right in the middle of the week !@#@!

    I really don't wanna hafta go testify. I reallyREALLY don't wanna hafta face that guy again. *sigh* but the chance to put him behind bars for good is worth it.

    Sometimes, I really hate my life
         
        08-18-2008, 12:38 AM
      #9
    Foal
    The show today was awesome :) had really tough competition, and still placed high in all the classes. And Syd found a severed gopher head in the ring during warm up. It was rotting and smelled nasty.
    Came home, had lessons.
    Did barn chores

    Leaving for the beach tomorrow, doubt i'll make it online when I come back for court, so....see y'all next weekend!
         
        08-18-2008, 04:33 AM
      #10
    Yearling
    Have a good time at the beach and congrats for the show being a success!
         

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