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post #1 of 31 Old 04-17-2009, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Winston's Journal

Hi... I'm eventnwithwinston. I thought it would be a good idea to start a journal of me and my many experiences with my horse, Winston, and the people and animals at the barn :)

About Me: I have been riding for about 8 years, but have been loving horses ever since I could talk ahaha. I am a beginner novice eventer, but have schooled novice on other horses. My first pony was Tye Dye, and after leasing and trialing a bunch of horses, I found Winston.

About Winston : Winston is my almost 5 yr old, OTTB. He is the sweetest little horse with a great personality and is always willing to please. He loves to be messed with and loves to event. We have started off small, but he catches on quickly and is constantly making progess. He's a chestnut (though he looks bayish right now) and is in my avvie... :)

I love my horsie!! :)
PS Stay tuned for further entries...
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post #2 of 31 Old 04-17-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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4/17/09

I rode Winston today. We walked around in the field beforehand to get him stretching and then rode in the jumping arena. He was a lot calmer and more supple than yesterday :) We jumped a few small cross-rails and I worked on halfhalts and position.

Heehee...one of the ladies at my barn had a huge birthday party for her horse. There were tons of cars and they had horse cookies, fancyish food, drinks... it was hilarious.

I didnt get to walk and mess around with the little black mini, Midnight today. Were giving him a much needed makeover this weekend and I promise to get some pictures :P

I ride tomorrow and Sunday... I will upload some exciting new photos after Sunday (Youll see what happens) and some of Midnight and riding Winston.
E and Winston
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post #3 of 31 Old 04-17-2009, 11:50 PM
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Awesome idea! I ight want to do that! Sounds like a wounderful horse ya got there!
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haha it was really cute. The lady had invited all of the barn people and they hung out with the horses etc. These were older ladies too... not kids lol.

Thanks! I love him to death and he gets better and better everyday. I have learned so much with him!!
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post #5 of 31 Old 04-18-2009, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Okay... so from now on I am going to start writing this journal in my horse's perspective. Here goes:

Today E took me for a long trailride through the fields. We did some trot and canter work, and we also went through the water! :) After she made sure I was a supple and relaxed, she did some dressage work in the arena. Then she took me too a field and hopped me over some crossrails. Im starting to listen to her halfhalts (lol). Once the outdoor jumping arena opened up, we jumped some small gates... I love to jump

After I was cooled off, E gave me the most dreaded awful thing... a bath! I kept pawing and shifting as she tried to wash me in Betadine and this dandruff stuff [head and shoulders heehee]... when she was washing my face it smeeeelled funny so I gave her a weird face. After I was clean and dry I went out into my fields with my buddies and peacefully tried to eat.

But whatdoya know! She takes the little black miniature horse out of his paddock and takes him over to the... *dundundunNUHHH* washrack :P. I just had to sit at the fence and watch the funny looking furry Midnight get his bath too. He didnt like it anymore than I did. Afterward while E was walking him, he tried to race toward the grass, nip and kick at her. He thought he was SOO big and SOO scary. Haha.

After taking some quick photos... she gave me a goodbye kiss.
I love my owner (and her peppermints).

New Entry tomorrow and pictures to come...
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post #6 of 31 Old 04-19-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so today I didnt ride Winston... it was his day off. But I got to spend a few hours with Olympic equestrian and eventer, Amy Tryon and her two horses Leyland and Poggio!

It was funn! She talked to us about her horsey life and career, and about her farm and horses. We all took pictures with Poggio and Leyland, and I got my hat and a photo autographed... "Best of Luck, Amy Tron".

I have some pictures of the horses, since I cant share the ones of me and my friends...

E
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Winston...my horsey


A furry, wet Midnight


Winston eye shot

I will get some pics of Leyland and Poggio later when I have time :)
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awwww there all so cute he sounds like such a sweetie can't wait to hear more
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post #9 of 31 Old 04-22-2009, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! He is :)
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4/20/09
Today E was dropped off at the barn and got to stay and ride for a few hours. She told me I was a very good boy for getting on my correct right lead and listening to her half halts. We went over a few poles on the ground and I stayed slow and collected. Afterward she messed around on me, making me look all pretty (but we all know I already am! haha) After she put me away, she brushed a little on that fuzzball Midnight. She kept coming over to pet me and take some pictures though...

4/21/09
Today, E rode me mostly in the indoor. It had stopped raining while she was grooming me, and then as soon as she got on to ride... whatdoya know... it rains again. That kinda got me in racehorse mode... so she had to do a lot of suppling and bending at the walk so I wouldnt stick my nose up in the air. After a few minutes I was fine. I trotted and cantered over a pole, and got my right lead on the SECOND try! Emma was so proud of me.
Since the raining had stopped, we rode for a few more minutes in the jumping arena before cooling off. She trimmed up my hair and made it shimmer with showsheen. :)

E and Winston
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MWA HA HA HA HA! YOUR NAME IS EMMA! i finally know your name! xDD
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