A beautiful display of how intelligent humans can be.
Lesson attempt number six was cancelled today. Or is it seven? These says I don’t even know anymore. Tia had a horse colicing and couldn’t make it. I hope he is okay.. But it was fine that it was cancelled anyway, because when I pulled Kainne out of his stall he had mr. left front half-off, again, so I had to pull it off, again. But it figures. That shoe was half attached to begin...
Stupid Stupid People
There is a cute little quarter horse my barn owner is borrowing from one of her neighbors for lessons for awhile. He was brought here in very poor health at a very miserable weight. The owners were under the impression that he was at a good weight because of his round wormy belly. She’s got him wormed and he is slowly gaining weight, but is still a long way off. His ribs are all still...
I will go to my grave able to say that I never: 1. Fucked a guy. (or even kissed one, really..) 2. Did any drug (illegally) INCLUDING WEED. 3. Went back to stupid things I did when I was young. 4. Talked back to or purposely inconvenienced any teacher. 5. Cheated on my girlfriend. 6. Kept a secret from my girlfriend. 7. Abused anyone or anything. 8. Made any serious racist remark against anyone....
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Kainne and I had a great day today.
We went for a short ride around in the arena while Paula was readying some horses for a lesson for some kids. We just walked around a bit and I worked on my seat and on straightening things out (I’ve recently been sitting really crookedly for some reason, I can tell because I have a ton of weight on my left foot and keep losing my right stirrup =/) and so we’re just going along and...
You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with...– Dag Hammarskjold (via delicatesoul)
When I am in Los Angeles I am sick all of the time. My stomach feels like a tangled mass. I am ill. When I have to walk it stabs with every step. When I am in Los Angeles I panic all of the time. My heart races. I am scared. When I have to drive I feel like dying. When I am in Los Angeles I have to take brain naps. My head feels like bursting. I am in a fog. When I have a break I shut it down....
I feel refreshed. I feel a sense of adventure. I feel like I am finally seeing a path unfolding in front of me and I like what I’m seeing coming close up. I want to do things. I’m setting goals. I’m feeling like they are things I can actually achieve. I know it’s probably stupid, but she renews me. She makes me want to be something. She inspires me like nothing else. When...
yesterday I got to spend an incredible day with the most incredible girl in the universe <3
Just One Lesson....
August 2009 Kainne and I have a lesson with our trainer, Tia. Shortly into the lesson, probably under 30 minutes, there is a mishap and I fall off and am injured. As I recover, Kainne develops laminitis and is out of work for several months. Throughout these early months of 2010: a lesson is planned. Huge storm rolls in. Lesson is cancelled. Third attempt: Kainne’s back goes horribly out and...
I want her perfect face to be the last thing I see every single night.
Overpopulation in the Horse World
How incredibly stupid is it of people to think that the solution to the horrible overpopulation of horses would be to slaughter them? How incredibly obvious is it that the problem is that breeding is way out of hand and almost nobody is speaking up against it? If we are producing too much of something, we do not just keep making it and destroy the excess. We SLOW DOWN production. I like to call...
(In the tune of “Rain, Rain, Go Away”) Parelli, Parelli, Go away, Come back so I can stab your face. You create Unpleasant boarders In a previously pleasant boarding facility. Parelli, Parelli, Go away, Don’t come back any other day. You inspire Shit horsemanship, To ruin horses everywhere. Will I be famous?
Kainne and I trotted today. It was the first time since I fell off that I have been able to trot him, because I have been scared shitless. I was all over the place but he was absolutely perfect. His trot is very big and very bumpy. Tia wants me to have him go quickly but when I’m up there being jolted around, I’d rather him trot at a walking speed. It’s still a trot. It’s...
Pulled Buddy's Mane Today
I’ve been begging my mom to let me pull it for awhile now, because his mane has just been getting worse and worse and keeping it short would make it look a lot healthier and be really cute on him. And make him look a lot younger too. It isn’t perfect yet, it’ll look WAY better once he sheds out..but I still am pretty happy. So two big chunks of clean red mane hair and one index...
Thoroughbred, a Poem for Kainne
He is a powerful machine, Bred for generations to run. His body is lean and tall and quick, With mile-long legs which, each, alone Can hold his weight at a gallop But never snap. The blood in his veins is bred red hot, With the power to fly and the guts to win. His spirit and history and blood and genes all beg him to run, But he’d rather stand in the sun, And lazily graze on long green...
today, during turnout, Kainne did a perfect 180 degree canter pirouette type deal just out of nowhere. they were jumping this horse? really? overall he was extremely excitable and full of life today. he was doing this nice thing where he was cantering but bucking over his head with every single movement of his hind legs and going really quickly down the fence. he also nearly caught his hind half...
my three-car garage really only fits one car.
when you have a real, REAL problem, all of the corny inspirational quotes and encouragement mean nothing. still working on the issue of what will.
I miss her the SECOND she leaves my view.