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Entries from May 30th, 2008

Couple updates

May 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Tuesday morning we found Okie in the pasture with a little colt on the ground.  He’s just adorable with a white mask and two blue eyes. They’re both doing quite well considering she had him during one of the worst thunderstorms of the spring.  He’s appropriately named Morning Thunder. I went out to imprint him […]

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Light bulb moment

May 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Don’t you love discovering something and feeling that little light bulb go off in your head?  Happens to me all the time.  I was reading the training blog of a horse owner who realized long ago after having trainers scream at her to “RELAX” while riding that it’s nearly impossible to consciously relax.  When you’re […]

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We went to jail last weekend

May 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The Hutchinson Correctional Facility is a licensed BLM training port where up to 500 wild-caught mustangs are housed.  The inmates work very hard to get into the program, often waiting years to be accepted and currently there are only 12 men in the training side.  When they first enter the program they begin with “environmental […]

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My big mouth saves the day

May 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Normally when I meet people or go look at their hay or go to auctions or the fairs or grocery store…. ok, well pretty much all the time… I tend to babble.  I know.  Shocking.  It’s my lot in life.  It’s the stick I’ve drawn.  It’s my curse.  I can’t help it really, it just […]

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This time the canter was intended

May 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Oh my heavens, so much has happened around here recently and the days have absolutely flown by.  With gorgeous spring weather it seems the minute I’m finished working I head out to the barn and don’t come in again until evening!  So many updates…… so little time.  So I’ll give you my favorite update of […]

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Lazy farming and baby steps with Buck

May 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As crazy as yesterday was, today was plain lazy – a Good Thing indeed. After my morning shift I started thinking about how truly lazy we are around the farm.  Lazy, in the sense of keeping it simple and avoiding work.  There are enough projects and things that need doing around here to last us […]

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I cantered Buck for the first time, but it wasn’t planned

May 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

It’s just been one of those days you know? As I drove out to get the paper at 6:00 am all was quiet on the farm but I arrived home to find the foal out in the road, mom charging the fence, and the entire herd freaking out.  I finished my job and woke Ed […]

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Horses keep me humble

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

So now that I’m a big TV celebrity and had all that star treatment last week in NYC, you’d think the animals would be really impressed and in awe while around me right? Not so much. I tried to explain to them that it’s really so like beneath a big TV star to clean up […]

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