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Small_Town_Girl 07-26-2008 11:34 AM

The Journal of a Small Town Girl...
Saturday, July 26th 2008

So last night was so much fun! I got to go to playday seeing
it was Friday, everytime we arrive there Chava is HYPER at
first and just all over the place! She did okay last night though,
I mean...she had he moments, but I just took control and showed
her who was running the show! I'm so proud of myself! :D

I got to use my grandpa's girlfriend's (yeah...I know) hot pink
neon saddle, all the teenage girls up there went gaa-gaa over
it, lol, I'm prolly gonna start using it out there. I also got to witness
my great uncle breaking a horse out there in front of everyone,
it was a great experience to watch, it was the first time the little
horse had ever been mounted and ridden and after awhile he
was just as calm as he could be with someone riding him, they
even competed in pole bending later on that night and did
great!!!! :shock:

As for me, I did speed race last night and recieved a 4th place
ribbon, her timing wasn't as good as last week (because I
didn't use a crop this time...), but she placed better. Then my
friend BJ and I did barrel pick-up on Sam, my great uncle's
gelding and won 3rd place. It was my first time doing barrel
pick-up, I was so nervous, but it was so much fun! I really
would like to do that again maybe next Friday! :D

Also, I'm prolly going to be staying at my mom's house for
awhile, and my husband isn't fighting, we are just having
a very hard time at home right now and I'm praying he will get
a job, otherwise were screwed...literally. Things are bad right now.
I don't want to go into details. :(

Small_Town_Girl 07-26-2008 08:12 PM

So most of the day I stayed inside, it is a real scorcher here...
I can't wait for it to get cooler. Decided to take Chava on a small
leisurely ride down the road and then down a path...just the two
of us, I tacked her up alone this time and everything...I usually
can't get the girth of the saddle tight enough. It was fun, I didn't
ride more than 15 minutes, but it's nice to just have a relaxing
slow ride with my girl, and besides she worked hard and rode
longer than what she is used to last night. :P

Small_Town_Girl 07-27-2008 08:59 PM

Sunday, July 27 2008 was not a good day for riding. I thought it would be,
I waited til' this evening to ride and it was cloudy and cool outside,
which felt GREAT! Got Chava out, saddled her up with a new
saddle, and actually got it tight enough on my own, I didn't need
a man's help this time, LOL!!!! My grandpa got Chava a new
curb bit, which her original owners used, so I took my old bit off
my bridle and put the new bit on. When I went to put the bit in her
mouth, she constantly moved her head around and refused, when
I finally got it in her mouth, she hated it...that and I think I put it
on wrong. Frustrated, I take the curb bit off and put the old snaffle
back on the bridle, becuase I guess she gotten used to it. It took
forever to get the bridle back together and then I had problems
putting the reins on...UGH!

When it was FINALLY time to ride, she was acting spirited...only
way to put it. She constantly ignored my commands, jerking her
head around and refusing to go the way I wanted, I showed her
who was boss everytime and it led me to getting bucked two times,
but nothing serious. I didn't let her get her way though.

After the ride was over, I removed the tack and sprayed her off
real good, my saddle pad was completely soaked all the way
through with sweat. :shock: I think she called herself apologizing
though when she nickered at me and nuzzled me, lol, so I
forgave her...too cute not to. :P

That was my day...exhausting! :o

Small_Town_Girl 07-29-2008 11:46 AM

Tuesday, July 29 2008

I usually ride Chava in the afternoons once the sun goes down,
but I was feeling like taking a ride early this morning.It took a good
10 minutes to catch her, she had already been fed before my
grandpa went to having a feed bucket in my hand didn't
do any good to lure her to me. When she sees that lead rope in my
hand, she knows I mean business.

Finally, I got her out and saddled her up, she still wasn't on her
best behavior today, still trying to get her way by turning around
to go the other way when I want her to go the way I want.
No bucking though, so that's good. I'm wondering if it could be
the back girth she doesn't like and if it's causing this behavior.
She did better than when I rode her Sunday though, which is
a good thing, that ride was pathetic. After I was finished riding
her I sprayed her off as I normally do and tied her out to eat some
grass and then put her up.

Small_Town_Girl 07-30-2008 08:59 AM

Okay I had to share this...HUBBY GOT A JOB, HUBBY GOT A
:D :D :D

I find out the results of the pampered puppy photo contest
tomorrow, I hope my picture placed, they have a ton of great
prizes to be won. I can't wait! 8)

My poodle puppy turned 2 weeks old July 29th, they just opened
their eyes, I need to get some pictures of them while their all so
small. Missy had 3 white ones and one black one, one of the
white ones died though the day after it was born and we have
no idea how or why. I claimed one of the white females
( I get one because my dog is the stud that fathered the pups).
I gotta think of a fancy name like on Shadow's pedigree to register
her under now. :P

farmpony84 07-30-2008 10:41 AM

I love puppys. I want to breed puppys someday... but i dont know if i can give them all up!

Small_Town_Girl 07-30-2008 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by farmpony84
I love puppys. I want to breed puppys someday... but i dont know if i can give them all up!

It's a wonderful expereince breeding dogs, and there is some
real money involved in doing so. Yeah it kinda sucks when all
the little pups are gone, but it's also a relief on the other hand! :D

Pinto Pony 07-30-2008 07:13 PM

So glad to hear about your hubby getting a job! I know how much the job hunting can suck!

Also good luck with the puppy contest!

Small_Town_Girl 07-30-2008 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by Pinto Pony
So glad to hear about your hubby getting a job! I know how much the job hunting can suck!

Also good luck with the puppy contest!

Me too, I was literally in hysterics when I found out!

Thank You, I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :D

farmpony84 07-31-2008 01:10 PM

small towns gonna be RICH!

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