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Mar 16 2011

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

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Well, it’s my Spring Break and my plan had been to get back in the saddle and work on my endurance training with Asali. Unfortunately, the weather does not seem to be cooperating. It hasn’t just been raining, it’s been pouring!


endurance-ridingYesterday, since it was awful outside, I had James, my natural hoof care practitioner, trim the horses in the barn. Then I decided to take the truck and horse trailer down to Ken’s Hitch and Welding in Paradise for a safety check. (I do this every year right before show season… get the brakes and lights checked, pack the wheels, lubricate the jack.)


After dropping off the truck and trailer, my mom and I headed down to Pony Tracks in Durham to pick up my new Tucker endurance stirrups. I also picked up a bag of California Trace supplements for my horses.endurance-riding


The rain continued to fall, so I decided to spend some time online shopping… I have a wish list of endurance items and I decided I might as well spend some of that birthday money I received. I now have a pair of Ariat endurance sneakers coming in the mail. As well as some shipping boots for Asali. And some horse clippers (so my husband will stop yelling at me every time I use his clippers to trim Asali’s bridle path).


The rain never stopped yesterday. In fact, it flooded the stalls at my barn, so I took my horses over to join my mom’s horses (as well as a few others in the Palace Barn).


Last night, my mom, Jakob, Declan, and I decided to have a slumber party in the barn with the horses. I fell asleep next to Asali’s stall, with my beagle, Ellie, keeping my legs and feet warm all night. I could hear the rain pounding on the rooftop, the wind howling through the cracks, and every once in awhile, I’d awake to a horse nickering, whinnying, or pawing.



Asali peeking out of her window. My bed was a fold out mattress on top of 6 bales of pine shavings. Note my reading material for the night: The Tevis Cup by Marnye Langer and Donna Snyder-Smith's Complete Guide to Endurance Riding and Competition.


Donovan, the DJ


Winnie and Grandma tucking the boys into bed as Beauty looks on. Ellie soon found out there wasn't any room for her and she crawled into my bed.


Forest staying dry during the storm.



3 responses so far

3 Responses to “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…”

  1. Carol Baileyon 26 Mar 2011 at 12:48 am

    This is great! I love how much fun you, your mom and your kids have together… oh yeah, dogs and horses too! 🙂

  2. Jennifer Ferrinion 26 Mar 2011 at 4:12 am

    Ha ha you’re right the palace barn…just feel lucky the ground is all frozen where you are. I can’t stand to go to the barn for a half hour let alone all night…the mud is taking over everything!

  3. JayaMaeon 26 Mar 2011 at 4:38 am

    Thanks, Carol and Jen! Yea, we’re a little crazy over here… I would say “horse crazy,” but sometimes I think we’re just plain crazy! But you’re right, Carol, we do have fun! 😉

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