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December 2008 Blog Posts (11)

Training Ivan to be Great! December 2008

Kazi and Donnie





December 1:



We had flurries this morning, then again this evening, but they melted off in

between. Big fluffy fat snowflakes. It was very pretty in a snow globe sort of way,

but I am happy to see it melt.



Dec. 2:



With Kumquat's help we got the rest of the lights and some of the decorations on our

9 foot tree. She can… Continue

Added by Diane Coleman on December 31, 2008 at 8:50pm — No Comments

catching up: winter



It's a long time since January 2008, when I made the New Year's Resolution to do something new and different with my horse at least once each month during the year. I did pretty well, too (except for November, which was sort of a non-month, anyhow)...and then yesterday I realized that (duh) IT'S DECEMBER AND I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING.



And then I looked around.



Snow is downright uncommon here in the Pacific Northwest, and if… Continue

Added by Aarene Storms on December 20, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Winter's here.

Well after lots of great riding weather, lots of 40s, 50s and 60 degree days, its COLD today. The winter blast everyone else has been talking about since last week hit us yesterday. We're looking at a high of around 10 above today and some below zero lows in the next few days. Sure glad this isn't a ride day!



I went out to check on the horses last night about 10. The temperature was 11 at that point with winds that were howling. Everybody was out at the hay bales comfortably munching… Continue

Added by Barry Cole on December 15, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Training Ivan to be Great! November 2008

Riding Ivan in the Moonlight!





November 1:



We are in the midst of a mouse invasion here. Either there is a litter of mice that have hatched inside, or they are coming in from the outside. Either way, Kumquat is thrilled. She finally figured out how to kill one last night, after chasing several others around and playing with them, but not killing them over the past few… Continue

Added by Diane Coleman on December 3, 2008 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Training Ivan to be Great! October 2008

Discussing the plan of action with Ivan.





October 1:



Ivan got on the trailer for me yesterday afternoon and stayed on it as long as I wanted him to! That was the lesson of the day, to stay on without backing off until I told him he could. Next lesson is to close the buttbar and hope he doesn't freak. I can't believe how much I have enjoyed Ivan in recent months.… Continue

Added by Diane Coleman on December 3, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Training Ivan to be Great! September 2008





September 1:



We painted on the house and worked on some wiring yesterday and today, a fun Labor Day's labor. This evening I did tack up and ride Ivan. He did really good, even opened his mouth wide to put the bit in. He doesn't have a clue about going forward, so Donnie would walk to the end of the arena and call him and then he knew which direction I was asking him to… Continue

Added by Diane Coleman on December 3, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Training Ivan to be Great! August 2008





August 1:



We drove down to Florida to see my dad and family, leaving our farm in

some very capable hands while we were gone.



We had a pretty fun day here on my dad's birthday! We went to see "Swing

Vote", which Donnie and I loved! It is the first movie we have been to in

awhile that the audience actually applauded in appreciation at the end!… Continue

Added by Diane Coleman on December 3, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments

Crud - my horse needs a bra! Swollen boobie from a vaccination

This doesn't really do the lump justice. This was caused from the rhino-glue vaccination that Chief got yesterday afternoon. Ugh!! I exercised him to help with the swelling and he is moving well but not his normal energetic self. Then I gave him a dose of bute and put… Continue

Added by Karen on December 2, 2008 at 6:18pm — No Comments

More recent photos of the horses - Chief and Bo

Added by Karen on December 2, 2008 at 1:33pm — No Comments

looking for Kerry (sp?)

Kerry you forgot to give me the area code to your phone number. yes i am interested in buying your Bob Marshall Sport Saddle, please call back Dana

Added by Dana T on December 1, 2008 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving 08

Well, I decided that winter must be officially here cause I'm really looking forward to the first virtual endurance ride of the season :)



I downloaded a few new photos.



We are lucky to have a group of equestrian women friends who love to ride trails together and also love to cook! Every Thanksgiving we have a short trail ride around mid-day. Then, that evening our families get together at one of the homes to have our Thanksgiving feast. The host makes the turkey and… Continue

Added by Cindy Collins on December 1, 2008 at 6:32pm — No Comments

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