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Young and wild. Sane and grounded. Im a firecracker, but one of the most collected people at the same time. I'm direct, so forgive me for not sugar coating what I have to say. If it shouldn't be said, I probably won't say it. But that doesn't mean I won't want to. I'm not perfect, please forgive me, and tell me if you're offended. I may or may not care.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

corelli BO belli

Got ahold of some pictures from previous owners!!! (:
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Purple Pony Yard Sale... ALL SOLD!!

would like to sell locally, everything SUPER cheap... $15 for everything (minus the saddle pads)
( $200 value )
everything will come CLEAN

my horse is 17hh and his colors are blue... so the purple HAS TO GO!!!

1 purple ear fly net
1 purple hay net
1 black w/ purple flames helmet cover
4 pony/small-horse size polo wraps
1 purple sweat scraper
2 purple & black lead ropes
4 pony/small-horse size white pillow wraps
3 purple saddle pads

comment for questions/inquiries/more pictures

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tail Therapy

(excuse the wet streaks! haha!) We're still a little short... (about 3 inches below hocks, though!) but yesterday was my "pamper" day. He got a Listerine tail bath (I don't know why it works, but it does...!) and a long (painful for my arms!) curry-down. He loved that. he was fallin asleep. Big baby. I grazed him a little and then he got dinner while i slathered Survivor into his tail and picked through it with my fingers. it was beautiful and lucious (though short) by the end and smelled OH SO good... Listerine and Survivor mix well!! (:

You can see where he's getting hock rubs... Lauren asked the barn hand to bed his stall a little deeper. hoping that will help a lot. You can also see where he's scabbed from the injections.

Going out today to do lots of walking and some good stretchy trotting. I expect 20-30 minutes and then a bath! can you 80*?!?! I LOVE WARM WEATHER!!!!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

sometimes, a bad sign leads to a good outcome.

So, at my lesson on Monday night, Corelli started a little off (thought he was maybe stiff, would work out).... But it didn't.

he wanted to have NOTHING to do with supporting any movement off his left hind. We were hoping he maybe tweaked it, and would do better after a night's rest.
Needless to say, being my first horse and my last eventing season before college, I was a nervous wreck: cried all the way home and prayed so sincerely that he would heal quickly.

(It may have been more begging of the Lord, but I know in my heart that it's always, always a "Thy will be done" situation. )

He was still lame the next morning, so Lauren called Dr Thompson to come out and check him out. (Unfortunately, he saw Corelli while I was at work, so I did not get to talk to him in person, but we spoke on the phone.)

A run-over showed swelling in the stifles, and flexion testing showed significant lameness in the hocks. Dr T said that "though the swelling in his stifles is real," the "hocks are the obvious cause" of his lameness... Dr T recommended hock injections, which I asked him to definitely do, and that was completed yesterday.

We are just hoping that the stifles don't flare up like his hocks did, too. He's been on a joint supplement (comparable to Cosequin) for a week now, so hopefully there will be over-all improvement within the next few weeks.
Dr T also recommended the option of Adequan or Legend....

Can you hear my bank account scream yet??

really, this is better for everyone in the long run. now we know he was uncomforable, and we can help him feel better! I just want my baby to be happy and healthy and comfortable... he's 11, so he's definitely still got years left to compete in him.
A little arthritis ain't gonna to stop us... I've had arthritis in this darn left elbow for years now! I take joint supplements (and I'm still YOUNG), so so can he!

To be honest, this, though expensive, is a better outcome for me than many other lameness issues. I can relate. I understand the pain, and I also understand that if you catch it when it first starts to bug ya, you can maintain it really well....

that's all for now!
I'm coutin all the mini-miracles (really, tender mercies.)

Monday, March 14, 2011

I am so unbelievably happy with my horse. My jumping lesson on Saturday was fantastic and I learned a lot about my riding and the things I really need to work on. Canter and trot sets in 2-point...here I come! (tired legs are in my future for a while)
also learned we are best at balance when I sit up and let him move through a line, staying in 2 point the whole time, not driving at all. I love learning things that make the process SO much better, safer, easier, and most of all...more fun!

...another lesson tonight at 8!

oh the victories!
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

chiropractors... I'm a believer!

So, I've seen a chiropractor for myself for a year now, and I can honestly tell the difference! I'm really very pleased.
But when Lauren suggested chiropractic care for Corelli?? uuhhh... that seemed like Valley-Girl-Pet-Psychic overkill. I'm not quite sure why I thought that, if I believe in it so whole-heartedly for myself...
I think my pocketbook was screaming, really.

Well the chiropractor that Lauren uses is also the dentist (he's a vet), and I wanted to have Corelli's teeth looked at. So, I had Lauren put him on the schedule to have his teeth evaluated last Tuesday.

Well, yesterday, I go out to the barn to groom my hairy and muddy beast before the farrier arrives to put new kicks on Corelli. I sit down in the warm sun by Lauren next to the arena; she was teaching a lesson. Lauren greets me with a,
"your boy was sooo AWESOME today!
(can I just tell you how much I love hearing that??)
"oh, and he got a free adjustment on Tuesday.
"I told him that when I write "teeth", it means JUST teeth, but he obviously didn't catch that memo, and he was already finished, so he told me it was free... oh, and his teeth are fine. so you got a free evaluation AND a free adjustment...."

I can't tell you how happy I am. I can really tell how much happier Corelli is. He moved much more forward and free yesterday. It was so much easier for him to move through. I honestly believe it was by the Grace of God that everything has happened the way it has. I honestly will definitely follow up on the chiropractic care. If it makes him feel so much better, then it's definitely worth it.

Needless to say, my ride yesterday was fabulous. I have a jumping lesson today at 1. (I haven't had a formal jumping lesson in years... I had a half flat/half jump lesson in December? with Candee... other than that, it was WHF summer camp in summer 2008.)
so, I'm stoked. Lauren says that when she's been jumping him, he's been awesome... quiet and really rocking back. not even touching rails. yay! (:

oh! the victories! (and blessings!!)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

we were tripping a lot two days ago... and he pulled a bell boot off himself too...
time to be reshod. and for a day off. and lots of hill work to strengthen our butt and thighs.

i'm tired.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

fun in the.... rain...

Took conformation shots.... he wouldn't stand still or square up front though... haha ...
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another addition to the blanket collection....

It's so pretty.... and on sale... and perfect colors!!! Couldn't pass it up! (:
Wool dress sheets rock!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011