Wednesday, October 22, 2008

It's Let's Show Halloween Time

Well, Luke and I are off to the annual Halloween Show. He was a very good boy today, but didn't place. We moved him up a division and he has to work a bit harder. I ride on Friday and Saturday. Photos to follow. Hopefully, by Sunday, but Monday at the latest. (There it is writing, now I HAVE to follow through).

The costume class is Saturday night. If I can find one more piece to the outfit, we are going as Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and a honey bee.

Ta, Ta for now.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Boating Saturday

Just a few photos of our outing on a friend's boat on Saturday. We had a wonderful time. We cruised from Sacramento's Miller Park down to Cliff's Marina near Freeport and back home. A few minor glitches, but a beautiful day none the less.

Heather piloting the vessel.

Sara intently watching Heather.

And here I am piloting the vessel. I didn't crash or ground the vessel.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Great two days with Luke

Well, I had the best two days on Luke that I have had in a long time. We went to Heather's yesterday and no issues (me not him). No racing heartbeats, no rapid pulse. Just got on, walked around. Trotted. Cantered. Worked through the trot pole grid, like I had been doing it all my life. (for those of you who don't know, I have a major, poles on the ground, issue. A pole 3 feet in the air, not a problem. Pole flat on the ground. VERY scary).

I know. I am mental. What you find easy, I find very hard. What you find hard, I can't understand why you don't get it. Anyway......

We moved as a tandem around the upper arena and even ventured to the lower arena for the first time. No panic. Wow. It was wonderful.

Went today. There were more people there today. (It is Saturday. Most everyone shows up for the Saturday lessons.) I went through the trot grid beautifully. We added a small jump to the end of the grid. Poor Luke. He wasn't sure if he was supposed to jump it or trot it. So, the first two times, he trotted. The third time through, I squeezed my legs a bit harder and he jumped it. WAY COOL feeling. I love it. As the grid poles are raised, the two interior obstacles become a bounce. I am not quite ready for a bounce in that my back can't take the shock yet, so we sat the higher grid out. But while my fellow riders were being tortured, Luke and I cantered around the lower arena and he was not the least bit "antsy" about leaving the herd. (That is his major issue).

IT WAS A WONDERFUL TWO DAYS. Jumpers, here we come!!!!!

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

May 12 of 12

Hi. This month's extra photo is Dreamscape. And I didn't find anything yet, to fit that description. There are only 6 hours remaining, so maybe, I will add it later.

12 of 12, for those of you who are new to this idea, are 12 photos taken on the 12th of each month. It was started by Chad Darnell, and he gets photos for all over the world. Check them. Join us next month.

Since I am not at work today, (duh, it is Saturday) most of my photos are of my barn family and friends, horses and my critters. Not much variety, but loads of fun. Enjoy. Happy birthday, Heather.

Starting the morning by loading the car with my riding gear. Now that Luke is in bootcamp, I only have to load up my saddle and helmet.

Elverta, CA 8ish in the morning.

Sara and Luke 9am, Pleasant Grove, CA.

Birthday party gathering. Pleasant Grove, CA 11:30.

Birthday party gathering. Pleasant Grove, CA 11:30.

Birthday party gathering. Pleasant Grove, CA.

Oh, my BLACKOUT cake from Freeport Bakery. Pleasant Grove, CA.

Birthday wish. The wind helped blow them out. Pleasant Grove, CA.

Mom and baby. (three weeks old) Pleasant Grove, CA.

Another baby (five weeks old). Pleasant Grove, CA.

Citrus Trees and Grapes. Elverta, CA. 4:30pm

Zucchini plant, Elverta, CA. 4:30pm

Rufus T. Firefly in his new mask. Elverta CA 5:00pm

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