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Shannon Fornari
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Situation Normal.....
Anyone familiar with the military knows how that anagram ends. Earlier this week someone hit our fence, destroyed 100ft of it, and drove off. Thankfully, only one horse got out. Unfortunately, it was 27 year old Beau and he hit a car, a different car than t...

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"Thoroughbred Games"
Remember when I said that Jack needed someone to play Thoroughbred Games with? I take it back. Jack and Newboy eat separately from Beau and Spots, because Beau and Spots eat half of what the two TBs eat, finish first, and then go after the TBs bowls. Someho...

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Welcome, New Boy!
The week before last I got a text from my trainer: "Small, bay, TB gelding, needs home. Good mover. Go look at him." Guess where this is headed. My response: "Small, bay, TB geldings are a dime a dozen, why do I need to go look at this one?" (Always the ske...

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Girl Scouts and Ring Stewards
Last week was rather a blur, but I got to do two new things. Thing One: My daughter is in Girls Scouts (Technically, she's a Brownie, but whatever), and there is a "Horse Badge" for her Troop. Evidently, my daughter is the only one in the Troop with easy ac...

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Diagnosis: My Give A Damn Is Broken
Well, two months and $3K later, I now know that I don't have lupus, Lyme, RA, or a host of other diseases. My thyroid is failing, but it hasn't failed yet, so they won't start treating it until it actually craps out. At first I was a little upset. I saw a b...

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Fatigue
After 4 different injections, my back is feeling pretty good. Now I'm just tired and cranky. I'm not sure if that's from the steroids, or if I'm always tired and just don't notice it because I'm usually always in pain. Pain does give you a nice little endor...

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Finding Fun
My daughter is getting better and more confidant in her riding by leaps and bounds. She's almost 9, and finally physically ready to tackle the finer points of horsemanship. I teach her what I can, but I'm not really good with beginners. She also expressed a...

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Athleticism, Or Something
Jack often reminds me of Stuart from MadTV. Remember Stuart? I'm dating myself, here. Stuart was a character who was supposed to be a little boy, and was constantly looking for attention and getting into trouble. His catchphrase was "Look what I can do", th...

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Changes
So, in my hiatus from blogging I noticed that a few things have changed. I no longer have a reading list on Blogger, which is annoying because now I'm going to have to track everyone's blog down individually. I also no longer have a Blogger app for my iPhon...

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Getting Back To Good
It took six months, but I'm finally in a place where I'm enjoying riding and working with horses again. I wish I could say there was a blazing epiphany involved, where the heavens opened and trumpets blared as I realized my true calling in life, but it was ...
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