Judi Daly's Blog – May 2012 Archive (6)

Starry and My Niece

Starry and My Niece

 

My boyfriend, Kevin, was helping my brother pick up my older niece from college.  That left me with Starry and no one to help with my barn chores.  My younger niece enthusiastically agreed to come out and take Starry on a ride and do the watering when we were done.

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Added by Judi Daly on May 24, 2012 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Update on Evening Rides

Update on Evening Rides

 

Remember Cole Train—the horse who became a handful on evening rides?  Well, things have improved immensely.  All I had to do was just keep riding him on the trail in the evening.  Our schedule has us out three nights a week.  Each ride, he gets better.  He has improved so much that I keep forgetting he used to be a problem.…

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Added by Judi Daly on May 23, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

Fun, exhausting weekend

What a wonderful weekend to ride!  The temperatures were wonderful, the sun was shining and the mosquitoes haven’t started yet.  I took Cole on a short ride with my sister and boyfriend on Friday evening.  The horses were great.  I then took Cruiser on a short, fast ride, and we had fun. 

 

Saturday, my younger niece came out to ride.  She rode Ranger, my…

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Added by Judi Daly on May 14, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Two Years Ago, Today…

Two Years Ago, Today…

 

Two years ago, today, I bought Cole Train.  Seventeen years ago, today, Mingo was born.  He died a month before I bought Cole—and I bought Cole to replace the hole in my heart.  It is hard to believe that Mingo was such a young horse when he died.  I bred and raised him all myself, and he was the sweetest horse.  I still miss him.

 

Anyway, back to Cole.  It has been an exciting 2 years.  He went from being afraid to step on pavement to an…

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Added by Judi Daly on May 8, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

A Long Fast Ride

A Long Fast Ride

 

I love riding with my sister—no one is better than her.  We usually ride together only on the weekend, and I look forward to it so much.  There is only one problem.  I have a young horse and she has an older horse.  We aren’t sure how old Ranger is, but he has to be over 20.  He has arthritis in his hind legs that has made it impossible to put shoes in the back, and that’s where…

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Added by Judi Daly on May 7, 2012 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Cole Train in the Rain

Cole Train in the Rain

 

Sure, he used to live outside.  That doesn’t mean he likes rain.  He has the good life, now.  No rain—unless I am riding him.

 

The first time we got caught in the rain, he immediately tried to turn and run home.  That took my by surprise.  After…

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Added by Judi Daly on May 4, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

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