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Help needed! [10 May 2006|12:44pm]

Greetings, friends!

Help needed! I wonder if anyone of you own the James Filiss’s “Breaking and riding” book. Being myself a russian speaking person I need to translate 8 quotes from this book (russian edition) on english for equestrian documentary movie. Alas, just can’t find it’s english edition anywhere near me. I wonder if anyone of you, horse enthusiasts, would agree to help me, sending me an e-mail with this 8 quotes in english.
It won’t be right after all to translate something what originally was written on english back to english from russian, don’t you think?
Looking forward to your help.


P.S. Sorry if you’ll consider that an offtopic.
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Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event [05 May 2006|04:25pm]


Time Change Alert! Rolex Kentucky Telecast Now at 2:00 p.m EDT

NBC has changed the broadcast time of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Kentucky Unbridled Spirit to 2:00 p.m on Sunday, May 7.

This is a change from the original broadcast time and is precipitated by a rescheduling of the network's National Hockey League playoff schedule.

Please mark your calendar for 2:00 p.m on May 7 to see the highlights of America's premier equestrian event on NBC.

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omg [25 Apr 2006|10:05pm]

Ok, how stupid is this????? My dad just made it legal for the stupid courts to repossess my horse! I mean, my one loving horse, that I love more than anyone or anything else, can now be repossessed! How terrible is he???????
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Hey [17 Apr 2006|09:20pm]

Ok, so since this is my first post, I might as well tell everyone a little bit about me.

Location:Incline Village/Reno
Discipline:English, Hunter/Jumper
Horse:I have my own horse, Goodness Gracious (Gracie), who is a 10 yr old Chestnut Thoroughbred Mare.

She is my second horse.... My first horse, Magic, was a 23 yr old Arabian. I used to be in the Arabian circuit, but last year, he got himself tangled in his paddock, and broke his leg so severely, that he could even walk and it was visibly snapped in half. We didn't have the money for the surgery, and we didn't want him to be in pain and in a giant sling, so we put him down. Right after that I went into the hunter thing, and I love it.... But I'll always miss him.

I've been riding since I was 7, so that's like, 6 years now. I ♥ horses!
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[17 Mar 2006|12:06pm]

Promoting like mad, because we only have two members... myself included.


Just like the name states, if you have a horse to sell, or you're looking to buy one, come on over.

X-posted like whoa.
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YAY! [19 Feb 2006|07:19pm]

I have finally found time to share some pictures with you guys!!! They are of my 2005 show season! YAY! only 45 more days till my first show in North Carlina! anyways- the bay is Rodney my all around horse and the other is Benn my Gamer! hope all this works!

My appys!!Collapse )
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Some pics of my new horse [18 Feb 2006|09:46pm]

I took some pictures of Timmy(Timbucktoo) my new holsteiner. I am in love with this brute! last picture is of Choice my old horse who is having to go through eight operations to fix a bone she broke about four months ago. Poor baby, I give her treats all the time though :) Anyway have fun. Timbucktoo in his element :)Collapse )
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x-posted [18 Feb 2006|07:02pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

MY MOM AND I JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER HORSE TODAY!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is going to be so werid for me to say we own 3 horses!!! hehehehehehe!!!! im soooo excited

shes an arabian filly, her name is maddy and on may 5th she will be 3 years old!! and so when ever i take more/better pics, ill post them!!!



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[16 Feb 2006|11:36pm]

I took more pics of my two new ponies, these ones are much better than the first ones i took cause it wasnt such a crappy day the last couple days. I hope you don't mind but I posted some pics of my nonequine babies aswell.

Question for Hackney owners or people that have worked with them. Tommy has a really adorable head bobbing that he does when I lead him around. Is that a hackney trait or is it just because hes not yet trained. Hes a silly boy too, so he may just be being silly!

Warning ~ Alot of pics! X-Posted to several places! Cuteness overload!

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[14 Feb 2006|10:23am]

Do any of you own an OTTB or a TB in general and have had great success in the circuts? I'm adopting an OTTB march 1 who I hope to take to the A circuts. I know it varies on the individual horse but competeing against the warmbloods, havos and other thick jump breeds makes me a bit nervous. I have absolutly no doubts about my training or anything, but the breed in general. I've shown the warmbloods before but i prefer TB's and its even better to save a life. maybe if more TBs are winning, maybe slaughter will go down. anyway, has anyone ever had sucess or known anyone who has had success?
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[30 Jan 2006|12:45am]

I'm a bad mommy. :(

So I've had to leave my horse behind in Cali for awhile. He's a very mellow boy, has always taken everything in stride...I figured he'd be okay for awhile. My neice was going to take care of him and he'd rejoin me as soon as I got the money to transport him.


Hannah hasn't been able to see him much because I haven't been able to move him yet. My sweet, darling boy...the omega horse who was always bottom of the herd and didn't care...has now gone nuts.

He charges people coming into the pasture. He's picking on other horses and working his way up the ranks. He's totally. Not. Acting. Like. My. Boy.

Insert severe guilt and depression here.

I am obviously working my ass off to get this resolved, but I still feel like shit.


It's nice to be missed, but not like that.
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[28 Jan 2006|07:49pm]

Perhaps Animal Planet's most worthwile show, Horse Power: Road to the Maclay.

Premieres Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Welcome inside the world of junior show jumping, where America's top teenage riders and their trainers, horses and families engage in the daily drama of the high-powered horse circuit.

These teens are the best of the best — the Michelle Kwans of the riding world — and they're out to prove who's No. 1.

As the horses and riders compete for the Maclay National Championship, the biggest junior equestrian competition of the year, we explore what it takes to make it both in high school and the ring, the pressure and sacrifices of the riders' families, the athleticism and bravery of the horses, the dedication and ambition of the coaches, and above all, the emotional bond between horse and rider.

From farm girls to Park Avenue princesses and backyard ponies to $500,000 champion horses, follow the riders as they compete with each other and themselves for the ultimate junior title.
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[24 Jan 2006|06:41pm]

Because I'm at a loss:

Is there anyone in this community in the Sacramento, CA area(ish), or Modesto, or Stockton, or somewhere with a horse trailer who can move my horse for me? Or who knows someone who can?

I was originally going to have the owner of Save Horses move him, but he is now using his horse trailer as hay storage. What? Yeah. The thing is periodically empty, as well..he can only store a week's worth a hay in it...and you'd think he could move Beau for me THEN, but no. They say not. So I need someone else to do it.

He's not doing well where he is now. The pasture is a muddy morass, my neice can't get to him to give him the love he needs, and there are too many horses that run him off his hay. For his happiness and health, he needs to move...but since I'm not even in the COUNTRY right now, it's hard for me to organize on my end.

I have a place for him, and it's not far from where he is now. Right now he's just south of Lockeford, and he needs to move to Stockton. He's really sweet, mellow, and loads easily.

I could find some way to pay you for your troubles.

Anyone? For my poor boy's sanity (and mine)?
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It's official [19 Jan 2006|01:55pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

well, i'm officially employed at Willisbrook Farms, i'm so happy! yay!! i'm getting paid in just lessons for now, because i'm not that expirenced, so i should start getting paid sometime this summer! i don't mind that i'm not getting paid, it doesn't matter if it's lessons or money! i'm just so happy! now i can actually do something other than sit on my butt all day!

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[17 Jan 2006|10:27pm]

My old boss (from my working student days last year) just called me. She offered me the foal I was in charge of... a gorgeous paint/belgian warmblood cross. His grandsire was Watchman. He's a nice horse, but a couple months ago he freaked out and flipped over backwards, hitting his head on a water trough. He had some neorological damage, but the vet says he'll make a full recovery. And... she'll sell him to me for $500. So now I can't decide whether I want a filly (the ones I'm looking at are between $1500 and $2500), or if I want this horse. I think I might be able to sell my horse for $1500 or $1000. So I guess I really have two questions (my firends are totally not helpful... none of them even like horses): Should I go for the cheap yearling, or a filly that is more expensive? And, what would you pay for a 14 year old pony with arthritis, who doesn't know his leads... but jumps the moon?
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sooo....it went well...i think [17 Jan 2006|10:14am]

[ mood | happy ]

ok..so..i went to my interview on Saturday. She told me to come back on Monday from 1 to 5 just to see the barn and how i work. I went yesterday, and i think it went very well. I'm going back today for like 2 hours, I guess so she could see how I work with the lesson kids? I dunno. I'm kinda excited! what's better than working with horses and getting paid? I saw the prettiest paint. His name is Lou, he's got one blue eye and one brown. He's freaking gorgeous. She said if i proved myself to her, she'd give me a project horse and this summer she'd take me to competitions. Which would be really cool! anyways, i guess i'll see ya!

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[16 Jan 2006|08:57pm]

I've finally come to terms with the fact that I need to sell my pony. So, I put him on a ton of sites. His only drawback... he has hock problems, possibly arthritis. So, I'm only asking $2500 OBO, which I consider pretty cheap for a kid safe, all around pony (who will hopefully stay sound). Especially since the vet said that in about a month he'll be 100% again. So I've been looking at other horses. I found one. And I love her and want her sooooo badly. She's in Ontario, but the lady's husband runs a transporting company, so we can work it out. And she's only asking $2500 Canandian. That's like almost $2000. She's perfect. But I've only gotten one response on my ad for my pony, which I've had up for a little while. And the lady hasn't e-mailed me back in about 5 days (it was every day), so I'm starting to think she backed out. Ugh... I don't know what to do. He's on Horsetopia, Dreamhorse, Equine.com, Virginia Equestrian... and I think that's it. Does anyone know of any other sites? I'm going to make a flyer for him and put it up in a couple tack shops. But I don't know what else to do... No auctions, b/c he has to go to a good home.
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wish me luck [13 Jan 2006|01:45pm]

[ mood | excited ]

everyone wish me luck, i'm going to talk to the manager of a barn today, hopefully i'll get a job there and hopefully, it's close. I really want this job. Being away from horses is so....well, boring....i dunno. I love horses,(duh, or else i wouldn't have joined) i love being around them. I don't mind mucking out their stalls, at least I get to be around them. Honestly i'm praying that i get this job and that i start A.S.A.P! so keep your fingers crossed for me and i'll let you guys know how it goes.

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i'm new...so hi... [10 Jan 2006|10:58am]

[ mood | bored ]

I guess i should start off with the basics:
Name: Juli Aronson
Age: 15
Where I live: Broomall, PA
The dicipline you ride: English or Western, i prefer english though.
If I have a horse: Sadly, no, though I'm working towards buying my Cisco.
what breed/gender/age: um, well, Cisco is a Quarter Horse, he's 15 and a gelding.

I've been riding for about 3 or 4 years now, most people wouldn't even believe that i ride. it's quite funny actually. anyways, the whole deal with Cisco: I started riding him this summer at a riding camp my grandmother signed me up for, he was stubborn (just like me) and he's got so much spunk, i instantly fell in love with him. He became my best friend in the entire world. we rode together, and i learned a lot from him and his owner, I rode at the camp for like 4 months and continued to take lessons there until Novemeber. Sadly, Louise, the owner of Cisco and the Equestrian Center, decided to move to Tennessee. I miss my baby so much. :( I'm currently trying to get a job at a barn and save up money to eventually buy him. It's weird how strong of a bond you have when you're with a horse constantly, i mean, we've had our fights: (Cisco bites..hard!) he hates being tacked up. he's quite hard-headed. But he's a big teddy bear. I love him. Anyways, HI!! *waves*

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X-posted [05 Jan 2006|11:21pm]
[ mood | calm ]

I have great news! As of this past Tuesday Ollie, my pride and joy, is officially mine. ;) I really couldn't be happier and I couldn't have a better, more willing, or sweeter horse in my life. I just adore him. =)

Here's some pictures of my boy Ollie and I doing XC as well as a couple more misc. pics. =)

Me doing what I do best...Collapse )

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