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Victory over the "inner 2-yr-old"!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      2 comments

Today I woke up enthused about going out to the barn to work with Falcao. He is still a bit back sore from this weekend, so we did stretching and ground work. This is also good exercise for me because I walk along with him as he works. Th... Read more
Well, it's over!
Sunday, March 15, 2009      4 comments

Today was a great day. For our warmup, Heather let me set the program, and only made corrections when she thought we needed them. It was a good warm up, and I could feel that what we had learned on Friday was still there. The first ... Read more
Show results, day one
Sunday, March 15, 2009      6 comments

What a day! (or should I say 2 days?) Friday we were riding in my new boots. Oh, they look nice. But they weren't working since they were so stiff. But despite this, we tweaked my postion just an inch, and Falcao went round, started floa... Read more
Riding the wind
Friday, March 06, 2009      2 comments

Another good day riding, but this time the wind was trying to blow me off my horse. Every time we faced into the wind, Falcao would lay his ears back and my helmet would blow back on my head. I had a lot of fun, but it was challenging to r... Read more
Exercise overload!
Friday, March 06, 2009      2 comments

Well, this week I've done it. By the time I finish with my lesson on Saturday i will be over 2,000 calories over my average calorie burn for the week. I am not sure how to make up for this because although mentally I know I have to make ... Read more
First show now under our belt...
Monday, March 02, 2009      3 comments

It has been a whirlwind weekend, and I apologize to everyone on my team for not being on much. Saturday I had a lesson with Heather, and I was allowed to use the double bridle for the first time. This is an advanced bit set in dressage, and it... Read more
Ever have one of THOSE days?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      1 comments

I am sitting here finishing my computer duties up, and wishing I didn't HAVE to go to the gym to work out. No, I don't want to ditch exercising, I don't want to do THAT one! I want to go out and ride and quilt and clean my tack room and ..... Read more
Tired but still so motivated!
Sunday, February 22, 2009      2 comments

Falcao and I worked together again today, and although I could feel my tiredness, and his, we did a good job. I then let him loose in the arena to roll in the sand. He enjoys it so. I also helped Judy with her horses, and startin... Read more
One of those wonderful days....
Saturday, February 21, 2009      2 comments

Picture this, temps in the morning in the high 40's, but the sun is shining and promising a warm day. Slept late as I knew I had a tough lesson coming up with Heather, but popped straight out of bed when I woke up and got to the shower and bus... Read more
Fitting it all in
Friday, February 13, 2009      4 comments

I thought when I gave up the presidency of the guild that I would have more time to do what I needed and wanted to do. Surprise! Since I had made myself so available in the past, there are still a lot of people trying to make demands on my... Read more
Big Sigh of relief!
Monday, February 09, 2009      2 comments

For the past 2 months we have been planning a birthday party for my mom's 80th. Simple, right? Well it would be if there were not some strong personalities involved, some hard feelings between siblings, etc. Friday we drove to Albuquerque ... Read more
Why is it?
Thursday, February 05, 2009      2 comments

That's the question I think a lot of us ask when we go to the doctor and have to step on their scales. They are almost always higher than our home scales. But the worst part is when they are up against the last time you stepped on them. O... Read more
At last!
Sunday, February 01, 2009      2 comments

Well, I can honestly say that the change in meds has made a wonderful difference. My ride this afternoon on Falcao was just short of a miracle. My concentration and ability to control what my body was doing was much improved over Wednesda... Read more
Solution found, we think
Saturday, January 31, 2009      1 comments

Anyone who has been following my progress knows that in the past month I've had strange limitations on my ability to exercise, getting dizzy, nauseous, having problems in other parts of my thought processes. Well, today we realized the reas... Read more
Time off works!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      2 comments

After yesterday's total rest day, I approached my lesson this morning a little nervous. But once I watched Falcao moving on the long line, I KNEW it was going to be good. And it was! We accomplished our first excellent canter to trot tran... Read more

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