Paula Stevens's Blog – March 2015 Archive (12)

MANual Labor.. whoa

A fence post a day, keeps the doctor away(or, brings them to you faster than what you'd like). Lemme tell you, lifting tree trunks, I mean fence posts, is harder than it looks. It's called MANual labor for a reason: a MAN was meant to do it, not a woman(or teenage girl). Good thing I love manual labor outside,eh?

Today was technically my very last day at the stable…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 28, 2015 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Bear or Horse-I'm Confused..

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!! I never watched those movies(unless Krypto the super dog counts), too long, too boring and unlike Captain America, Superman is boring. But why discuss super heroes(Iron Man,…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 23, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Every dog has its day and horses do to.. keep your chin up...

"Every horse has its day" ~ Jordan Kroll & Julie Fleming(lol) 

I went to the stable hoping that despite the didisagreeable weather, I'd still have a good ride. Yeah. Right. 

Before I delve into detail of my hectic…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 21, 2015 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

I Have A Dream

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” – James Allen

I want to be a DVM(Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) that specializes in equine and bovine mammals(that is, horses and cattle). My plan that I've had for a while, is the following: I'll shadow a…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 19, 2015 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Ride to your fullest and live big

 . . . . . .So keep on climbing, though the ground might shake

Just keep on reaching though the limb might break

We’ve come this far, don’t you be scared now

Cause you can learn to fly on the way down........ 

There are times where I go to the stable not knowing what I'll be doing with Cody.  Will we be doing more work on the ground than…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 18, 2015 at 9:16pm — 2 Comments

Jump back into Jumping

For those of you slackers who didn't read my previous(and awesome) post on Jumping(allow me to provide the link for you to read it) (…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 17, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A canter is a cure for every evil~ Benjamin Disraeli

When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine...you know you are loved.

John Lyons. 

Truly, truly this is a true statement. The first time Cody ever followed me, without being asked, and rubbed my back and blew on my neck a…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 16, 2015 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

Ahh~yes,Dressage.... :)

Don't cry for the horses that life has set free. A million white horses forever to be. Don't cry for the horses now in God's hands. As they prance and they dance in a heavenly band. They're ours as a gift, but never to keep. As they close their…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 13, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Perhaps spring Is Coming and a game of tag!!!

I live in the always changing,never predictable,always-keeps-us-on-our-toes state of Michigan. Where all four seasons can and will be experienced in one hour, fifteen minutes per season. If you're from Michigan than you're one tough person who can withstand it all. If you're from Michigan and you ride a horse in the winter, than you're…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 7, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Art of Jumping

In order to be a jumper(as far as I care anyway) the rider and horse must both be confident, strong, experienced,aggressive and agile. Here some basic Jumping 411 FYI's: *most horses, unless injured,can jump

. . . . . . . . . *some horse enjoy jumping…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 4, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Exactly what gives a horse the right to be labeled 'easy'????????????????

What defines an easy horse? What qualifications must a horse meet to be labeled as 'easy'? 

I consider the horse I used to ride as an easy horse. He is very laid back and easy going. He follows me like a puppy and does pretty much all I ask(usually). He never Spooks and bolts with me, bucked once and never again and I don't have to worry about him breaking away from me... ever. Lunging him…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 2, 2015 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Ten Reasons Every Girl Needs a Horse

Let's see.... I'll be seventeen this September 8. That'll mean I'll have been trying to work owning a horse as a good idea into my parents minds for about... Mm.. eleven years? Yes, eleven. In all reality, being one of eight kids, seven of us homeschooled and still under the same roof. Living in the city of Lansing, with no land and no means of supporting a horse, two dogs,…

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Added by Paula Stevens on March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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