10/24/2011

Today I celebrate!!!!

For those of you who have followed my blog for a long time, you would know that me working cows what not something that looked likely to happen ever in my lifetime.
I am happy to say I took the DOR to a Joe Wolter cow clinic and showed her that I have not reached my potential yet.  I worked cows with the best of them.  Yes I moved a bit different from the other horses at times.  But what I can't do in speed or tight turns, I more than make up in lateral movement.  The DOR asked Joe to ride me to make sure she wasn't asking too much of me.  He did and said I was perfectly capable of working and holding a cow.  He noticed that I have figured out how to compensate for the things my body still can't do.  He also said I was a nice horse.  The DOR just about cried, she is so proud of me.
She has learned not to say "can't" about me, she now just says "not yet, but someday". 
The journey we have had this year has taken us from me starting back under saddle, to the mountains, Buck Brannaman, the ocean, numerous trails, and Joe Wolter.  I am starting dressage lessons with the DOR in November.  I am the little appy that could!! I am the little appy that WILL!!
So today I celebrate all that I have done in the past two years.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

10/19/2011

A Boogie went up a mountain

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I took the DOR to Horn Rapids on Saturday.  It was the spot where we had been viciously attacked by a herd of tumbleweeds. 
I was pleased that she was not nervous.  I fact she was confident to line me up to a white picnic table to mount up from.  We rode past all the things that worried her before with no problem.  We even survived the remote control planes that were flying around.  Although she did make a comment about hoping that we didn't have a scene like one from North by Northwest, whatever that meant.
At the end of the ride I decided that she had been brave enough that I would try taking her up a short/steep hill.  I love chugging up hills like a little freight train.  I would do that all day if I could.
It was a wonderful day for all of us.  Even Coelho had fun.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

10/15/2011

Returning to the storm

Before I was needing rehab the DOR and I went for a ride at Horn Rapids.  Some of you might recall me writing about the tumbleweed tornado.  It was a very frightening thing to have been caught in.  The DOR and I came out the otherside of it a bit shaken but fine.
Today I am taking her back to Horn Rapids and making her face her fear.  We are going on a nice, uneventful trail ride with the SCC, Horse Guardian, and Cow Boss.  This is part of my plan to get her ready for our big three day cow clinic with Joe Wolter this week.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

10/01/2011

A New Adventure

Hi all,
In response to my concern over bullies and the fact that it is the main focus of my Presidential Campaign I have started a new blog-
Boogie and The Bullies
This blog is designed to support children who are being bullied, have friends who are being bullied, or who just want to stop bullying.
I hope it makes a difference.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!
 

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