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November 2008 Blog Posts (6)


This is the time of year we all reflect on what we are most thankful for in our lives. I have given this a lot of thought this year. With the economic depression the world is experiencing at epidemic propotions is hard to know where our industry will be in a year from now. With that in mind I have made significant changes at my ranch.

First, I have downsized by 12 horses and have continued to downsize quite aggressively. Most of my horses have been placed in handicapped riding…


Added by D'Arcy L. Demianoff-Thompson on November 25, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Nov 23, 2008

Beautiful sunny day. Couldn't get any body to ride with me.=( Asked Amy, Julie, Sarah, Joel and DeeDee. Oh well. Had fun with out em! First thing I did was take the shovel and wheel barrow and scooped up water and wheeled it out of my round pen until it was useable. I also ordered a 80'x80' tarp for 482$ so I can wrap my round pen like a christmas gift and not have to scoop anymore. =)

Worked with Tucker first. He was so much better than I expected. We lunged at a nice trot and…


Added by Gwyn Servey on November 23, 2008 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Nov 22, 2008

Tucker is home! I swear he has grown a foot while he was gone. He looks amazing, and his coat is so soft! I closed out our account at Portland Meadows. Brent gave me his picture page with them in the winners circle. DeeDee should photo shop us in for Christmas cards! Brent is going to mail the video soon. YaHoo!

Talked to the Vet Dr. Soloman. Great guy. Very informative. They relieved the pressure and extra fluid from the left ankle and put HA or hylaronic acid in both front ankles.…


Added by Gwyn Servey on November 22, 2008 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Turkey time update

Well its almost Turkey Day, close enough.

We're finally reaching a point that we can take the fuzzballs out and do an endurance ride. We've been sorting through the process of getting them in shape and trying to go the barefoot route with them. I know we can get by barefooting all of them except maybe The Dude. He is so tender on the gravel on our roads. Snort, G Ray and Ghost all just truck along no matter what the surface. Dude is still ouchy on rocks.

The great boot search…


Added by Barry Cole on November 21, 2008 at 11:55am — No Comments

My 100 Mile Experience - Run for the Ridge, Sept. 20, 2008

It's always been my goal to get Magic to complete a 100. Our first attempt was not successful unfortunately. I think we were ready but I'm afraid I didn't ride her to her potential. I tried to "save" too much horse by riding significanlty slower than I do normally. We ended up riding 95% at a trot instead of varying her gait. I think this was the overall cause of our pull. Her metabolics were great thoughtout the day, she pulsed down each check within a few minutes and without removing the…


Added by Angie Mikkelson on November 16, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments


Looking for a ride to Hahira/River Run on 11/14/2008 for 7 yo gelding from Ball Ground, GA

Added by Michael & Beatriz Halbert on November 5, 2008 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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