Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Getting Excited - Lakeland, FL

Sundance and I have our choreography together. Sundance is doing fabulously, I am so proud of him... leaps and bounds. We are all VERY busy getting ready for the Celebration, my clientele has also picked up... so my weeks are much fuller, I am very thankful!

Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts, we are ecstatic!







Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Surprise, Surprise!

I want to THANK all of you for praying and sending your positive vibes and thoughts for so long now. IT HAS PAYED OFF!

FABIO AND I ARE GOING TO LAKELAND! We got the email this morning, we were picked to do Freestyle...

I am so excited,  I could implode. The ride will be 8-10 hours long, we will leave Wednesday night around 10 PM to 12 AM to get there on time to check in... I am trying my best to get him prepared for the trip, physically and mentally.

We have 22 days before we leave,  got to get our Freestyle where we want it. He did wonderful Monday when we did some, he is great. I am sure we will do wonderful if I prepare in correctly and keep calm, confident and positive.

I've got some good ideas for our routine, but still need more ideas! Any ideas Friends?

Please continue to pray and send positive thoughts on our behalf for favor, confidence, inspiration and safety.


Here's some eye candy for you, I am studying equine physiology, and did a sketch of Bebe yesterday. It's not done, but here's the start!...

Bebe Anatomy

Bebe Body

Bebe Head 

Thanks again Family! You are WONDERFUL!





Friday, September 11, 2009

Farrier time with Fred - Healthy Stride Endorsed Farrier


I cannot begin to explain all I learned within that time frame I had with Fred. I am truly blessed to have met Fred and Macs, what phenomenal teachers! This will be one of the things I will teach when I am a professional, I am inspired to become a Healthy Stride farrier now also. He has given me the tools to move forward and learn more... I can't wait to get my hands on those ponies. We'll all be at the Lakeland, FL Celebration together, and will have time to be together and pick out my own tools (since I need smaller equipment.) I can't wait to learn more and spend more time with him, and learning from him...

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3

Looking at Bert's alignment...


Testing the straightness of the trim with laser leveler...


Heating Starsky's foot with fire, softening the hoof...


How beautiful! From lame club footed horse, to a sound and happy hoof!...



How do I look in Fred's chaps?...



Looking Glass - Ray Hunt


When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that guy has to say.


For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who judgement upon you must pass.

The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

Is the guy staring back from the glass.


He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he's with you clear up to the end,

And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.


You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,

And think you're a wonderful guy,

But the man in the glass says you're only a bum

If you can't look him straight in the eye.


You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

Monday, September 7, 2009

WOW! Back to REAL life!

Life is back on track full blast! Sundance and I are having the time of our life, we are having so much fun getting ready for the Celebration in October.

We are playing with this every day... progression, progression, PROGRESSION!

Advanced Stick 2 Me at Liberty

Cantering draw at Liberty

Cutting Spins at Liberty

Trotting sideways towards me Online

Long line driving serpentines at canter, close to FLYING CHANGES

Backing and turning by tail, GOT IT DONE! Yes!

We've got the rearing on command down pat, (no pun intended) and the bowing on both sides are GREAT, perfect actually... Thanks Jesse for some suggestions on the flying changes!

I found some pictures from this springs play day! Have a lookie, I LOVE these! Totally forgot about them!

play day june 09

play day june 09 (1)

play day june 09 (3)

play day june 09 (6)


We went to the mountains today and saw a museum with old trains and vehicles, it was VERY cool to see all the old things and thinking about how it was back then... I love heritage and tradition, I wish I could get a glimpse of what it was like back then...