Monthly Archives: August 2012

Almost Went Swimming

Bridget rode him yesterday and he was great.  She didn’t need to beat him at all.  Unfortunately, he was again sore today.  Barbara suggested that instead of a lesson, I take PJ for a short hack down to the river. … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

That’s the boy scout motto: be prepared. PJ and I qualified for our GMO Championships on Sept 16.  It is based on schooling show scores but the show is run like any other championships.  I can’t use my whip.  I … Continue reading

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Things Are Looking Up

Saturday things started looking up.  PJ’s leg looked better.  It still wasn’t completely unswollen but it was almost normal.  I gave him the day off. Sunday, his leg looked even better and Maryann and I decided to take our boys … Continue reading

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A Bad Day All Around

Everything started out okay. I had a lesson scheduled for 11am and actually got quite a bit of work done before I had to leave my house. Got to the barn and saw that PJ was in a less-than-good mood, … Continue reading

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I Believe

I believe in my horse.  I had hoped that we would make it to GP. Okay, I understand we’re not going to get that far.  PJ just doesn’t have the drive and I don’t have the ability and by the … Continue reading

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Wishing, Hoping, Thinking Does Not Make It So.

I rode on my own yesterday.  I tried to keep PJ on his hind end.  It was a bit cool, so PJ was a little more forward than normal, which helped.  I used the clicker and the whip.  When I … Continue reading

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I Think I’m Stressing Too Much

So, Tuesday I rode on my own and thought it went well.  Wednesday I had a lesson and it was horrible.  Barbara said the key to getting him going was to get him on his hind end.  She had me … Continue reading

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