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post #31 of 65 Old 06-24-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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6/22/12

Lessons were pretty good, nothing new. We're still progressing on how fast we're going and our turns and stuffs :P

Nothing much to update.

6/23/12

The show went very well :) I had a lot of fun, which was important. We got 3 more AAA times that we needed, so now I only need 5!

The show was at a different club than I usually go to, and got to see a friend I don't usually see. So this week has finished on a pretty good note:)

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post #32 of 65 Old 06-26-2012, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Lessons last night was certainly something different than we're used to. We practiced a few 'obstacle course' like exercises, that really helped me with the problem we've been having about going into the turn before the turns there.

We also played a game of colors, which was a lot of fun. We went over som jumps and ground poles, and her turns were beautiful. I am very happy with all of the progress we're making :)

I also finally attatched a clip from lessons below, sorry it's the same event, we've improved since then though.


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post #33 of 65 Old 06-27-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Did the usual lunge, groom and love to Moonie today. I don't know if I've mentioned that we've been having problems with lunging lately or not, but we have. Today, she was an angel. She followed my commands and she looked beautiful:) Her gaits are always so pretty to watch, but a pain to ride unless you're used to it! Which, thankfully, I did quite quickly. I took my time grooming her until she shined:) My dad helped me dump her water bucket and clean her stall, and I let her graze for a few minutes in the little pasture-like area, which has grass. All in all, she was an angel today :)

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So since today is Thursday, and since Thursday is not Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday, I did not go see Moonie today. But I've decided I like writing here so I'm going to start doing so the other three days of the week, also.

Yesterday I forgot to add that I cleaned Moonie's halter and leadrope and flymask. They were pretty disgusting, so that was a happy thing :) And today, the most productive thing I did was shower :/ I guess that's a good thing because I was starting to smell, but I'm bummed because I'v been pretty much exhausted for the last. . . Week. . .? I don't know exactly, but I'm too tired to do anything but sit in my dad's recliner and abuse my rights to be on Pandora, since I've been doing so for a few hours.

To bee perfectly honest, I just hope this disease (I'm calling it a disease because it is some kind of bug sucking up my energy and productivity instead of my blood. It's like an energy tick) doesn't hang on until late July-early August. That's when State is and State is pretty much too important to be tired at to begin with. And yes, I know that the 'be' at the beginning of this paragraph is actually 'bee'. I did that on accident, but it looks pretty cool so I'm leaving it there :)

So, I'm going to lessons and the movies with one of my best friends tomorrow. I'm pretty excited for that, though! :)

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I've been having that energy sucking bug too lately.. yet I'm on a different continent. I'm thinking it's diet related for me..

You must be so excited for State!

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Haha maybe they're cousin bugs??

And how can it be diet related with all the good food you've been cooking lately? ;)

And I really am. Last time I went, I was on the mare I've mentioned so many times before here, and we won first place as a 12 year old against 15 and 16 year olds. It was an amazing feeling :) Can't wait for this year!
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Lessons were awful last night. But, in all fairness, my mind wasn't on lessons. The movie with a friend yesterday went great, minus the fact I overslept and had to rush getting ready.

I got to lessons a half hour early because I'm with my dad for two weeks and he lives twenty minutes away from lessons, and the movie theater was in the same general area as lessons. I groomed, let her graze, then tacked up and everything was on time. When we got in the lesson, my trainer set up these little barrels that are designed for miniature donkeys that he's been useingthe past two lessons. I hate them. I'm riding a full sized mare on a course that the barrels don't even reach my boot! So that got me mad, and pretty much ruined my lesson.

Then my mom, who sat there while other people were watching her child, was sitting with her friends, talking and drinking. She said "Let's do Quads!" which annoyed me for a number of reasons, but probably because I was already irritated. I just looked in the opposite direction and held my tongue. Well, my trainer apparently thought I rolled my eyes and said "I saw that!" "Saw what?" He then made a big show of rolling his eyes. I said "I never rolled my eyes" "I saw you" "OK" I have a pretty bad habit of whenever someone is wrong, I tell them once, and if they don't believe me, I give a passive-aggressive "OK" or "Fine" to let them know they're wrong, but I'll drop it. I didn't know my mom heard any of this because if I did, I would have pushed the FACT I did not roll my eyes. She's always ready to take any side but mine.

Well, my mom flipped, started crying, picked up my sister, muttered something about not taking any one to State who doesn't respect her, and shouted "Bye Morgan" in a cold voice. So I'm told. Since I was obviously riding, I only saw her walk away and the "Bye Morgan" I didn't question anything. I figured Paige (my sister) wanted to go home or something like that. So I said "Bye mom, love you!" all she said was a sarcastic "Yeah". Well, there went my lesson. I had no idea what was going on, other than my mom was irrationally furious with me.

Now, on Sunday (tomorrow for me) I have to go back to my mom's house for our 'normal' schedule. Overall, I don't really think I want to go. And for a lot of reasons. Thanks for listening to my rant, all who made it through :/

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Wow. Reading that last post, I realize that I sound like a spoiled brat. So. . . Don't judge my.. person.. on that last post

I talked to my mom, and we're cool and everything. We aren't fighting any more, she said that I should use my words instead of actions that might offend people, I said OK, and that she should have waited to talk to me instead of jumping to conclusions, and she said OK. So we're cool now :)

My only problem from today is that I tried to go to bed at my normal time (11 o'clock) and couldn't shut my brain off 'til 1:30. Hope that doesn't become a regular thing. So I was kind of just a bum all day, and was super tired. Hopefully, that'll be my biggest problem in life until school starts again.

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Haha maybe they're cousin bugs??

And how can it be diet related with all the good food you've been cooking lately? ;)

And I really am. Last time I went, I was on the mare I've mentioned so many times before here, and we won first place as a 12 year old against 15 and 16 year olds. It was an amazing feeling :) Can't wait for this year!
Wow congrats!!

Haha mayyyybe!
Well that's only dinner. I've been skipping breakfast and lunch on and off for the past 2 months :/ I just forget to eat.. and to take my vitamins.

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Lessons were awful last night. But, in all fairness, my mind wasn't on lessons. The movie with a friend yesterday went great, minus the fact I overslept and had to rush getting ready.

I got to lessons a half hour early because I'm with my dad for two weeks and he lives twenty minutes away from lessons, and the movie theater was in the same general area as lessons. I groomed, let her graze, then tacked up and everything was on time. When we got in the lesson, my trainer set up these little barrels that are designed for miniature donkeys that he's been useingthe past two lessons. I hate them. I'm riding a full sized mare on a course that the barrels don't even reach my boot! So that got me mad, and pretty much ruined my lesson.

Then my mom, who sat there while other people were watching her child, was sitting with her friends, talking and drinking. She said "Let's do Quads!" which annoyed me for a number of reasons, but probably because I was already irritated. I just looked in the opposite direction and held my tongue. Well, my trainer apparently thought I rolled my eyes and said "I saw that!" "Saw what?" He then made a big show of rolling his eyes. I said "I never rolled my eyes" "I saw you" "OK" I have a pretty bad habit of whenever someone is wrong, I tell them once, and if they don't believe me, I give a passive-aggressive "OK" or "Fine" to let them know they're wrong, but I'll drop it. I didn't know my mom heard any of this because if I did, I would have pushed the FACT I did not roll my eyes. She's always ready to take any side but mine.

Well, my mom flipped, started crying, picked up my sister, muttered something about not taking any one to State who doesn't respect her, and shouted "Bye Morgan" in a cold voice. So I'm told. Since I was obviously riding, I only saw her walk away and the "Bye Morgan" I didn't question anything. I figured Paige (my sister) wanted to go home or something like that. So I said "Bye mom, love you!" all she said was a sarcastic "Yeah". Well, there went my lesson. I had no idea what was going on, other than my mom was irrationally furious with me.

Now, on Sunday (tomorrow for me) I have to go back to my mom's house for our 'normal' schedule. Overall, I don't really think I want to go. And for a lot of reasons. Thanks for listening to my rant, all who made it through :/
What on earth-- is your mom your trainer?? Why would she cry? :/ Sorry I just don't know you or her so this seems a little strange to me!

And honey my horse is a biiiig muffin. The full sized barrels don't even reach my toes :P So I can relate haha! But nothing to get fussy over :P Unless you like hitting your toes on barrels??

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Wow congrats!!

Haha mayyyybe!
Well that's only dinner. I've been skipping breakfast and lunch on and off for the past 2 months :/ I just forget to eat.. and to take my vitamins.



What on earth-- is your mom your trainer?? Why would she cry? :/ Sorry I just don't know you or her so this seems a little strange to me!

And honey my horse is a biiiig muffin. The full sized barrels don't even reach my toes :P So I can relate haha! But nothing to get fussy over :P Unless you like hitting your toes on barrels??

No, my mom thought I was rolling my eyes at HER. Respect thing, I suppose. And it wasn't so much hitting my toes but not seeing them well enough and not being able to judge distance, and pulling off crummy turns :P And I know I was being fussy, my inner whiny brat came out on a public forum. Very embarrassing :P

And I think the tallest horse I've ever ridden couldn't have been much taller than Moonie! Sky must be huge!

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