Monthly Archives: May 2011

Driving Training 101

I failed that class.  Really I did.  But fortunately, I have been talking to a trainer and things are in the works. I am not sure if Chewbacca is going to make a driving horse or not.  If I can’t … Continue reading

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Polo Day

I went to the barn this morning and got all 3 horses worked in the beautiful warm weather that we had.  Luke only did 2 miles today.  I meant to do 3, and not really sure how I ended up … Continue reading

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What a nice Doomsday it was….

For some reason, May 21, 2011 was deemed “doomsday” by a small select group that predicted the end of the world.  Boy are they disappointed.  Alas, the night is young, so there’s still a few hours left for us all … Continue reading

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Video Game Nostalgia

It has been a real bummer of a week.  I really thought I was on the right track with Chewbacca, and was hoping to not only be able to use him for driving, but to actually accomplish something myself and … Continue reading

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Cart Training Day 3

Today I tried Chewie out in the arena.  My goal was to get him to walk 2 laps around.  My hope was that he’d walk and steer on his own.  I hitched him up by myself.  He stood there without … Continue reading

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Cart Training Day 2

Despite spending almost 3 hours at the barn today, I actually had limited time to work with the horses.  It was more of a project day and while we were working on other things, I put everybody out in the … Continue reading

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Cart Training Day 1, Derby, Chicago, and Dogs.

Well, I’m not sure where to start with this post!  Too many things to list.  But, I’ll still list them. And lots of pictures. Friday my husband and I headed to the (hey, we had to do *something* on this … Continue reading

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Harness Training Day 14

It really only has been since March 25 that I’ve been teaching Chewbacca to drive.  In only 14 days of working on it, I’ve got him pulling people around on a little plastic sled.  He seems to be doing well, … Continue reading

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Derby Down the Drain, but…

Well, with this being the first (and only) time in my life I would have gotten to see the Kentucky Derby live, I really wanted it to be an enjoyable time.  It is calling for rain and thunderstorms all day … Continue reading

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Harness Training Day 12 & 13, Derby, and more

Friday evening I dropped the broken trailer off at the man’s place that is fixing it.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that the repair does not end up costing more than I was quoted.  However, as I was driving … Continue reading

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