Feb. 3rd, 2010 08:48 am
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Took my computer in Monday and waiting for the call that says I can go pick it up.

I'm currently using Chris' lap top so, while I have internet access, I don't have access to any of my files. Well, technically I do because even though I have a computer with a massive hard drive most of my files are still on my little external HD.

Going to the Horsepark Monday was a flop as it was still closed. If they were to just get in there and rake up the footing it would be perfectly fine! However, they haven't (or hadn't) and thus the water just sits there rather than being churned up and absorbed. They haven't been as good about keeping the footing nice as they were when it first opened last year, which has been a bit of a disappointment, but it's still a lot better footing than I have at home.

So Monday I ended up working Sahara on the property in front of the house. She started out okay, and then fell apart, and it got a bit ugly, but we managed even if she completely lost her head a couple times and kept trying to take off on me. Thank heavens she has good breaks! That and she isn't the sharpest tack in the box either, which means simple things work, unlike Kash who is entirely too smart for his own good.

I worked both the training horses yesterday. Lunged Moab, who shifted between saint and idiot. He didn't goober (much) passing the horse trailer, which is a nice change. You'd think after staring at it for three months walking by the horse trailer wouldn't be an issue... I took Sahara for a walk around the neighborhood. She walks terribly fast and by the end of it I had a rather good cramp going on, was a bit hot, and I think overheated. The walks are good for them, but part of me says that ponying would be better because then I get to work one of my horses too. However I am a bit out of shape and the walking is good for me. Probably did a half mile yesterday at a pretty good clip. If I had to guess it was close to 4mph on less-than-level ground.


Something that I haven't mentioned! I'm going to the ROLEX! Mom's going with me. We're flying back to KY in April for the Kentucky Rolex three-day event. It's one of the qualifiers for the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games (WEG). The initial idea was to go to the WEG, but by the time Mom gave me the go-ahead to order tickets and everything, well ... I'm sure we could have gotten tickets, but all of the good hotels were either booked or charging $300 per night.

They will be running some test events for the WEG during the Rolex, which will be awesome. Grand Prix Dressage freestyles! Grand Prix Show Jumping! It'll be awesome! The tickets should be getting here in March I think and we have the flights, hotel, and car all booked. The only downside is that we'll be flying in late to Louisville and have to drive all the way to Lexington and find the hotel at 10 o'clock KY time (8 in AZ, but it's dark!). Neither of us have been to KY, so it should be a bit of an adventure.

When we're not watching the events we have access to the Kentucky Horse Park, which should be awesome! It's one of, if not the largest equestrian facility in America.

I've been fighting a runny nose the last several days. More annoying than anything. I'm hoping it doesn't turn into another sinus infection because I've had my sickness for the year already, thank you!

I received my package from Dover Saddlery yesterday. I now have a complete show ensemble from jacket to shirt, tie, and breeches! I'm still using a pair of paddock boots and half chaps, but they'll work. I might get some nice half-chaps later, but I don't know if I wouldn't be better served just purchasing a pair of boots (i.e. the knee-high English riding boots). We'll see. I need to try on the breeches to be sure they fit nicely. They are the right size, but some company's idea of a 28 regular can be a lot different than anothers!

And it's time to get off my butt and do something constructive. I slept in until almost seven this morning, I was rather tired I guess.

Date: 2010-02-03 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] placetohide.livejournal.com
I am so, so glad I live in a world where getting up at 7 is getting up early, not sleeping in!

Date: 2010-02-03 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
Haha! And I'm sure in your world 10pm is getting to bed terribly early rather than horribly late *grin.*


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