Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quick Note...Also, Published!

Bragging about my horse again. C'mon, it's been at least 2 posts since I've done that, right? We had our first ride in over a week tonight, during a perfect summer evening. We struggled a bit with our right lead, though in fairness to Miles I wasn't even planning on working on it. From the moment I got on, though, he felt great, walking forward, comfortable and happy. His old stride is back, and all my paranoia about the thrush not being his only issue was put to rest (for now). Believe me, I was imagining everything from sore heels to navicular.

Anyway, a really nice ride on a really beautiful day. He tries so hard, this one. I'm so lucky.




The Best Boy.



Also, we're entering our first show on August 18th, barring unforseen circumstances or 100 degree heat indexes. Time to put up or...well, you know. We will be showing under his race name, Masarin...a name I love more and more the longer I know this horse. It's so him.











Finally, our story got published in New Vocations' Summer Newsletter! It's funny, because it's so not word for word what I wrote...I imagine they had their own reasons for pointing out that even though he was a "failed" police horse, he turned out to be pretty spectacular. MAN, what I wouldn't give to know anything about his backstory...it kills me that I have no information about his life after racing (or even before that, other than what his race stats say.). Anyway, it was pretty cool to see our story in print, regardless...and we had the biggest picture on the page. Just sayin'....:)

9 comments:

  1. Good luck at the show! though I'll probably wish you luck again before August 18... ah well nothing wrong with hearing it more than once. Hope you're holding up well against the heat!

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  2. Congrats on being published! Of course you guys had the biggest picture on the page....beauty attracts readers! ;-) I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that the weather does not affect your August show. I think it's great that you have entered it.

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  3. Yay! Congrats on being published. Miles is awesome though so what would you expect? How can I see the newsletter? Is it on their site or is it something that comes in the mail?

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  4. You're famous!!! Congrats. Best of luck at the show--what are you going to do?

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  5. Brag on, bragger!! Congrats on the article, (love the large pic!) and good luck at the show - can't wait for the full report + lots of pictures :)

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  6. Thanks everyone! Kilo, as far as I know it's not available online-I believe they mail it to adopters and donors (both of dollars and horses). I bet if you asked to be on their mailing list they would add you though:)

    SprinklerBandit, we're just doing a fun twilight show at our barn, no show clothes required:) We will be doing english pleasure walk/trot, unless our canter work blossoms magically in the next few weeks, and we have a chance to practice it around other cantering horses:)

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  7. Dur, I'm an idiot...Kilo, you should totally be getting it. Just shoot them an email:)

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  8. I'm glad you had a good ride and congrats on being published!

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  9. Celebs!!! :)
    LOVE Mile's show/race name...very Regal!!!

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