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PostSubject: May of 2014   Thu May 01, 2014 9:38 pm

Welcome May!!!


Thought for the month:



 rear    walk horse    rear    walk horse
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Thu May 01, 2014 9:46 pm

Okay, sexy equestrians:

And here we are! May sure took long enough to get here. Our first day of May was really pretty. Sunny and about 70 degrees.  sunny  This is unlike the previous three days of constant rain and gloom. April ended by drowning, but May looks to be making up for it right away.

I had a really nice ride on Ivan and Areion today! Ivan and I had a good lesson, then Lori worked with Areion. At the end, I rode Areion while she rode Ivan. Areion was really great! She was in a working mood and didn't mind me riding her when she knows there is someone on her that isn't giving the same signals as Lori does. We walked and trotted and I had a great time! Areion really is like riding in a big fancy luxury car while Ivan is a little speedy sports car.  Laughing  She doesn't like leading Ivan, she likes following him where she can keep an eye on him. Ivan doesn't mind either way. It was fun on both horses.

If all goes well, we are taking Ivan and Areion for a trail ride on Sunday. Donnie is still working on my trailer, but hopes to have it working then.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Fri May 02, 2014 12:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Fri May 02, 2014 12:53 pm

That is SO cute………….hoodathunkit?

Glad you're riding now ARK….your weather should get really nice.  Hope everyone is back to normal weather……………praying for those displaced by HORRIBLE storms.

Everyone have a good day.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Fri May 02, 2014 1:58 pm

Awww. That is sooo cute! Nature often has surprises for us.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Fri May 02, 2014 7:00 pm

Graymare, did you see Rosie win the Oaks on Untapable? It wasn't even close.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Fri May 02, 2014 8:49 pm

NOOOOOOOO.  When?
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Fri May 02, 2014 9:14 pm

Been busyhere. hubby is finishing the horse shades. andinstalling fans in the dog houses as it is spose to be 100. monday not much happening here. we r still sane but not for long if past life ha anything to do with it lol. hope to watch the derby and do clean up after all the wind we have had have a good weekend yall


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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 12:34 am

The filly races are all on Friday before the Derby on Saturday. The Oaks went off about 5:30 EST. Derby coverage starts at noon on NBCS for the races leading up to the Derby on Saturday evening.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 1:47 pm

It's going to be a very busy TV sports day. First, is the Derby and all the races before that. Between some of those races, I'll check in on the NASCAR race. And after the Derby is over, we'll see if the Indiana Pacers have what it takes to go to the next round of playoffs. After all that riding, and driving, and dribbling, I'm going to be tired tonight.  ROFL 
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 5:43 pm

cheers     cheers    cheers  I'm sitting here winding up for the Derby.  GO ROSIE…….I realize her chances aren't great, but she sure rides a good race.

Then there's Eli……………….out eating away or perhaps sleeping, it's about his nap time.   Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Eli is the Derby pick here at the Millers:

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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 7:40 pm

Cinderella stories do happen now and then.  It's fun to see a low dollar horse win the big prize.

Of course, the biggest prize is seeing Eli walking toward you looking for a good scratching.

I just wish that Rosie had a better mount. She hung in there until about the 3/4 pole and then didn't have anything left.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 7:46 pm

I have. always liked a horse. with chrome but I picked #3 ala. all good horses now back to work
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 10:02 pm

I would pick Eli! Nice photo of him! Pretty field, too.

Well I missed the race. I take it that Chrome didn't win. Nice name, though.


Donnie and I worked like mad all day. I cleaned the barn while Donnie worked on repairing the horse trailer's tack door. We spent the afternoon pulling a yellow weed called by local farmers 'wild mustard' in our lower hayfield. I need to look it up to get its real name, but nothing eats it. We got about half of it pulled up. The roots look like parsnips. If we don't get decent hay, it won't be for lack of hours spent pulling up some weed or other.

We got back to the house, had lunch/dinner, then I fell asleep just long enough to miss the KY Derby. We went back down to the barn and Donnie trimmed Areion's feet. We got in at sunset. We are tired!
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Sat May 03, 2014 10:40 pm

Ark califfornia chrome did win. that horse has a lot of. goand prettyyy to look at. I just shampooed carpets and cleaned bedroom and simmering chili for lunch tomorrow as jessi will be here sweet dreams everyone
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Mon May 05, 2014 12:38 am

CB:
 Oh, thanks!  Chrome did win.  


Well Donnie hauled us to a  new section of the New River Trail today.  Lori rode Areion and I rode Ivan from Lone Ash to Allisonia...about 6.5 miles.  It was a beautiful sunny day, 75+ degrees, but very windy.  Ivan was on the alert and was more spooky than he has been in awhile, but not uncontrollable when he did spook at the big horse eating rock or the culvert waiting to swallow him. We just danced around a bit more than he has in recent times.  We trotted most of the way, although Areion would fall behind doing a trot, then canter to catch up with Ivan.  Ivan can out trot just about anyone.    Areion only spooked a bit at one bicycle, and we saw a bunch of them.  Basically both horses did very well.  
Areion did refuse to cross the double yellow line on the highway when she first saw it.  I had to go back with Ivan and lead her across it, but after that she didn't have any problems with the yellow lines.  

Donnie babysat Lori's new boxer puppy, Chase, while we were riding.  Chase is a doll, 6 weeks old and very cute.

Donnie took pix at the beginning and end of the ride, then while we were letting the horses cool their feet in the New River.  Areion loved the river and had a great time splashing in it until a boat when by and suddenly there were waves splashing her legs.  The river was attacking back!  She settled down after the waves went away and got back into the river again.  Ivan went into the river, but not as far as Areion, and didn't splash around like she did.  

Ride begins on New River Trail




End of trail ride

In New River

Splashing Areion

Waves freak Areion

 Killer waves

She did get back into the river once those waves died down.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Mon May 05, 2014 8:58 am

What a lovely way to spend a spring afternoon!! It looks like a beautiful place to ride on a pair of really nice horses.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Mon May 05, 2014 9:52 pm

For sure!!!
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Tue May 06, 2014 12:21 am

103 here today. owieeee. ark looks like some really nice trails
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Tue May 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Whew! Woke up a little earlier than I intended, but I got more done. The HUGE brush pile that I've been whittling away at for the last couple of weeks (with my good neighbor's help) is finally GONE! It was a long day of raking and burning. Now off to the hotel for pizza.
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Wed May 07, 2014 11:19 am

The park is now a ghost town, the pool is all mine not to many live here all year, my oldest granddaughter is graduating high school the end of the month I rented our clubhouse for the party on the first of June, it is going to be a pool party and B B Q, about 30 people are expected, nothing else going on around here after that we are in the summer heat and humidity so I don't go out much during the day 
I hope that everyone now has warm weather have a great week
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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Wed May 07, 2014 3:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: May of 2014   Wed May 07, 2014 4:30 pm

SUNNY:
I was just wondering what you were up to. Sounds nice to have the pool all to yourself in the heat of the year! Happy birthday to your granddaughter! cheers 


ELLEN:
So how was the pizza? Today is diet day, so pizza sounds especially good... Drool 

RICK:
I enjoyed the doggy video with the cat who stole the show! Did you watch the one where he rides on a skateboard? Really a good one!


Nice day here, 77 degrees and sunny.  sunny 
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