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Barn Rats

Jun
2015
21

posted by on Barn tales, Rant

I was recently criticized for using the term “Barn Rat” I called myself (and others) barn rats in a blog post about about the woman who taught me to ride. I didn’t come from money, in fact I grew up rather poor. I got a job when it wasn’t even legal for me to work […]

posted by on Barn tales, Off Farm

Jump Jive And Wail

Jun
2015
13

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Jezebels first show was a great day. She loaded easy, she stood on the trailer for part of the day, she tied at the trailer for the rest. She ground tied by the end of the day with Kaitlyn working with her and only screamed out for her pony friend ( who was also competing) […]

Spring time

May
2015
13

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, Life with Jezebel

Got married, bought a farm. No big whoop… okay really huge whoop. My better half and i tied the knot a a few weeks ago and then 2 days after the wedding we closed on the farm. Its been exciting and stressful all rolled into one. Moved into the farm a few days ago and […]

Family Ties

Apr
2015
07

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Jezebels half brother is going to Rolex. Which I think is pretty cool. His name is Nonsensical. His rider/owner  Emilee Libby and though I wont be able to watch much of Rolex this year (more on that another time), I’ll be secretly rooting for him. It has to be as sorta secret rooting because my […]

Winters Break

Mar
2015
08

posted by on Barn tales

As i’m sure its obvious to anyone paying attention by now, i’m taking a blogging break. I’m taking a reading blogs break too though there are 2-3 i’m still keeping my eye on (i’m looking at you The Owls Approve. Happy to see Archie’s improvement!) I was getting burnt out saying the same things over […]

PRP two week check

Feb
2015
04

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Jez had her two week check after her PRP treatment. The results are great!  Shes healing really nice and my vets is really happy with how her progress is going. Shes gotta stay inside for another two weeks until the next check which she isn’t thrilled about but she  the stalls at my barn are […]

Special Snowflake

Jan
2015
15

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Right Hind Lateral Digital Extensor Tendonitis approximately 5% lesions – Starts 2cm distal to tendon sheath extends to 4cm proximal to union with common digital extensor. Fuck… My… Life…

Its Christmas time

Dec
2014
25

posted by on Barn tales

After the morning Xmas festivities my better half and I took a drive to the farm to see the ponies. The roads were clear as was the sky. I had a few treats for their Xmas stockings i needed to drop off and lets face it, on Xmas I need to see the ponies. They […]

posted by on Barn tales

What can I say about the Lisbon horse parade. Its billed as an “old fashioned horse parade” and they sure aren’t kidding. Especially if by old fashioned, you mean before organizational skills were needed in setting up a horse Christmas parade. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t wonderful and amazing because it was in fact both […]