Monday, December 31, 2007

Looking Back on the Year 2007


Enjoy the slide! It's a little long, but remember, it has to cover a whole year! Happy New Year, 2008!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Tush Cushion


Well, since I shared what the cats and Daisy got for Christmas, I figured I'd show what I got. I got this cover, called a Cashel Tush Cushion. It's like a pillow that I can strap to the saddle, like above, and it's soft, and cushioned, and comfortable. I went riding down the street on Friday, and the change was obvious. Most western saddles are pretty comfortable already, but mine is a little old, and the leather on the top was rubbed, so it was really hard. It was livable, but this is A LOT better :-). It's wonderful. I also got new barn boots, the Brit Middie kind from Muck Boot Company. I had them before, but now they're a size bigger. I got insulated gloves from my dad, that are, I think, wool (or yarn) with rubber all over the palm and underside of the fingers, so that if I get water on them, my fingers don't get cold. Also very good. Well, that's about all for the barn things.
Have a Happy New Year! I might do a special post tomorrow. Bye!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Gifts for All













Hello! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I sure did, and so did Daisy, Gronemeyer, and Genevieve. Lets start with Daisy.
I didn't get Daisy a gift, but yesterday (Christmas Eve) I made her a salad with apples, carrots, grain, and peppermint. I suppose the gift was half from people at school because I have this thing going that if my friends buy an apple with their lunch, and they don't want it, it comes home with me for Daisy to eat! I get around 2-4 apples a day. Good idea, huh? Once I found an apple on the cafeteria ground, and I wanted it for Daisy, but my principal was standing right next to it, so I got into a conversation with the principal about Daisy, and horses, because he watched me pick it up and put it in my lunch box. Anyway, I cut up apples from school, and some carrots that we'd bought for Daisy, and put them in a bowl, and when I got to the barn I mixed a handful of sweet feed into it. Then I put them in her feed bowl, and put two peppermints on top, and gave it to her, in a fresh, clean stall. It was perfect. I love making Daisy happy. Of course, Gronemeyer HAD to come and eat her crumbs (the kittens love the grain). I liked the picture of just her nose. I thought it was cute.
The kittens got a gift in their stocking, too. The first pic is of the two of them, waiting, and looking longingly at their empty stocking. The next ones are of Genevieve playing with the ribbon on the gift, and it looks like she's trying to get it out! I finally helped her, and she found that she got Pounce cat treats! They love them. I opened the can, and she smelled them and dumped them over! I gave them each a couple on plates, and they devoured them. They come running for them now, when they hear the canister shaking.
Have a great day! DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT! I also have a dog-sister who has a blog and would VERY much enjoy comments. Her blog is at http://abbydogdays.blogspot.com.
P.S. Isn't the picture of Daisy and her tongue funny? You might have seen it already, but I thought I'd share it!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas.......






Hello! Just a quick update.
Christmas is coming up fast, and I've been REALLY busy lately. I have a dumb project to do for science class, and a project for English, and I'm still trying to get gifts together. Ugh, as nice as Christmas is, it's very stressful. I strongly dislike stress. Anyway, we have been decorating for the upcoming holiday, and that's what these pictures show....at least, the first one does! My dad hung a big wreath on the barn for me! You can see Genevieve in the window, inspecting it. The next ones are of my dad giving her an apple as a bribe to get her to stand still for photos. If you look at the second to last one, it looks like she's saying "Ho, ho, ho!!!", while chewing.
I had a Christmas party for a few of my friends yesterday, and the last pic shows me getting one of my friends on Daisy. It was lots of fun! I just thought it was a nice picture because her ears are perked. Anyway, we have another party tonight, so I have to go get ready. Bye!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Barn Kitten Pictures


^^Genevieve^^

^^Gronemeyer^^
^^Genevieve then Gronemeyer^^

^^Genevieve^^

^^Genevieve then Gronemeyer again^^
I hope you liked the pics! Don't forget the video below!!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Barn Kittens:

video

Hello! I hope you like the video! I just thought I'd do a little post about the kittens. The movie speaks for itself. Enjoy!
P.S. I'll try to post pictures of the kittens later, either tonight or tomorrow, so check back!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snow Day!!!! Yey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






It's a snow day today, yey!!!!! These pictures were taken on Sunday, the last time I rode. I'll probably bundle up and ride today. Anyway, we went for a little ride to our neighbors and around on there property. Now, I'm sure most of you think that Daisy's just this wonderful, perfect horse who never does anything wrong. WRONG!!!!! She's a great horse, but let me tell you. When we first looked at her(to buy her), we were a little worried, because she would be on the cross ties(ties that connect to her halter on either side for brushing, saddling, etc), and she DID NOT stand still, and she's supposed to stand still! She went back and forth, back and forth. When I rode her she did pretty well, but she fought me a little. I would ask her to trot, and she'd just toss her head and start backing up. She was not that pleasant. But I used to ride a little pony at my lessons like that, and I liked the way she didn't listen. She was interesting to ride, and to work with, and that's why I chose her. Indeed, after one week she was MUCH better. Anyway, she still puts up fights sometimes, and the last three pictures show one of them. I asked her to go down the driveway, and she went as far as the lane way paddock, but then she stopped and made it clear that she thought she was done. Well, great exercise! I started to turn her, and that's what those pictures are. Her turn. Notice her eyes?!? You can see the defiance! I finally got her to go, by kicking her hard and smacking her with the whip(which is actually called a crop). It doesn't hurt her. I know there are most likely people who read this and think I'm terrible, but it doesn't hurt her. I only hit her once so she realizes that she can't misbehave, and then she behaves and I don't have to use it again. Anyway, I hope you are all having a good day! I am!!!! I love snowdays! I'm baking cookies now, so I have to go. Don't forget to comment if you stop by! Bye!!!

P.S. I don't know if you are aware of it, but I have a dog named Abby who has a blog at http://abbydogdays.blogspot.com, and I'm sure she would just LOVE to have a couple visitors, hint, hint! Just thought I'd let you know.......

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