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Pico, The Mini Donkey Goes to His Paddock

Posted in Video of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by Raven

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Pico and Jean, his owner

Yesterday, I spent all day at my friend Chris’ farm,  video taping her working her horse Frank for the Extreme Cowboy Race application video. We got some really good clips of Frank and Chris doing what they do best, riding as partners. BUT….the best and cutest part of the day was at the end of the day when Chris did the horse chores and had to move Pico, the Mini Donkey from his pasture into his paddock for dinner.   Pico, is a yearling mini donkey who was just gelded a few months ago.

Huginn LOVES Pico!

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Dixie Chick….not so much! HAHA!

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Here’s the video clip I took of Pico.  Enjoy the video, turn up the volume and oh…carefully listen to Pico, who grunts when he’s not happy. LOL

Pico and Huginn, buddies!

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Have you giggled today?

Cattle Sorting Video

Posted in Video of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by Raven

Back in March, Huginn and I attended a Cattle Sorting clinic. Yes…a long time ago! HA!  The trainer was my friend Chris from SRBA Farm.  Huginn and I had such a fun time!  Huginn loved …LOVED sorting the cattle, towards the end he really got into it, pinning his ears and all. What a hoot!

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Huginn and me, after the clinic.  He’s all sweaty from the hard day of fun work.

Is Huginn CUTE or what??!!!   I love my pony!

Here’s our YouTube video

What sort of fun things have you done this year?

All Hail the New President

Posted in Today Is with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2008 by Raven

obama1Congratulations to Barack Obama, our President-elect.

Wishing you the very best and I’m holding you …to your promises.

Australia, an Epic Film

Posted in Films with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2008 by Raven
A film of epic proportions with horses, romance, Huge Jackman and Nicole Kidman.

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I LOVE going to the movie theater. And most of all…I LOVE epic films.

I’ve been hearing the “Australia” buzz for a few months now and for the last few weeks have been totally mesmerized by the film’s trailer. I find myself holding my breath while sitting at the edge of my seat. I can not wait for the release date…November 26th!

I must admit I am not really a Oprah fan, but I had to rush through my gym workout to get home in time to watch the last half hour of today’s show.

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Nicole Kidman and Huge Jackman were Oprah’s guests. Oprah treated her audience to the film, what lucky ducks!

The film is set in the Australian Outback, just before the WWII and the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese . The adventure starts when Lady Sarah inherits a huge cattle ranch located in the “Australian Outback“.

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Lady Sarah must rely on “Mr. Drover” (as in livestock drover) who is played by Huge Jackman (my heart….sighs) to help her drive her 2,000 cattle across the cruel Australian countryside. Along the way they encounter Bushmen.

Is this a beautiful photo or what?!

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12 yrs old Brandon Walter plays a cute Aboriginal Boy.

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This is Brandon’s first film, and from what I have seen in the trailers…he’s a natural at acting.

Did I mention that there are HORSES in this film!

Yea…baby!

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A picture is worth a thousand words!

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Saved the best one for last!

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Coming to a theater near you in only 16 days!    For Australia trailers … please click HERE.
TimTams.…anyone?

Cheerio Mate!

I VOTED!! How ’bout You?

Posted in WOW DAY! with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2008 by Raven


Got home from work with a HUGE migraine, but I was determined to get my vote out!

So, I tacked up my Icelandic Horse Huginn, and I rode him to KinnicKinnic Township Hall to cast my vote for Barack Obama.

My hubby Dan joined us on his bike.


We had a great ride to the township hall. It’s about a 5 mile round trip ride. The weather was almost perfect; it was warm, cloudy and windy. Perfect for Huginn!

Along the way, we bumped into a woman from Germany who was out for a walk. She’s one of our new neighbors that we hadn’t met yet. She got a giggle out of the fact that I was riding Huginn to the polls and Dan was biking with us. Only in America…she said.

Then we ran into a truck driver who was parked along side the field of corn, he was waiting for the farmer in the huge beautiful John Deere combine who was hard at work bringing in the corn harvest. The truck driver waved and gave us a “thumbs up”. The farmer was harvesting the corn field …. behind my hay field.

Click HERE to see a John Deer Combine harvesting corn video. Petty cool…huh?

Once at the township hall, we were greeted with smiles and giggles, as folks walked from their cars into the hall to cast their votes.

A few walked over to ask if I had ridden the pony to vote, few asked about his breed and a few took his photo.

As I walked in to vote, I was proud to be an American and take part of this privilege called voting.

After casting my vote, I walked out and was asked by one of the Vote Observers if the pony tied under the tree was mine. I was proud to say, yes he was.

He asked me why I decided to ride my pony down, I explained to him that I was conserving fuel and that I also wanted to ride my pony Huginn, on this historical day. I wanted Huginn to be part of my memories for this day.

On the way home, we passed lots of drivers heading to the polls, many of them ….smiled and waved.

About a mile from home, we passed a old rattling Ford truck driven by a gentleman and the front seat filled with …I presume his grandkids. As he slowed down, all the kids scooted forward and lean across the man to peek out the driver’s window at the cute pony on the road. That truck was filled with sunshine smiles and little kid’s giggles. They all waved at us….as they slowly passed us.

This day is indeed filled with memories. This day is indeed a day that history was made for our country.

I’m proud to be an American! And I am proud of my All American Ice Pony, Huginn!


What memories were made for you today?

Super Duper Weekend

Posted in Horse Trips with tags , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2008 by Raven

Just boppin’ in to say that I had a super duper weekend. I rode with my Orchard Ranger Saddle Club friends at Hay Creek State Forest.  Hadn’t seen them for a few months, it’s was good to get caught up.  I pulled into camp early Friday morning; the day was sunny and warm.  Set up camp, had some lunch..then got my butt into the saddle and hit the trails.

As always, the trails were beautiful…many of them covered in crunchy leaves.

It got a bit humid towards the end of the ride…glad I clipped Huginn last Sunday.  After the ride, he got a bath in Hay Creek.

Before our ride…my hubby Dan showed up. I had forgotten my RV’s shower curtain (was in the wash/dryer) at home and he dropped it off.  What a nice guy!   He knows I like to shower before tucking in for the nite.

Too bad…Dan didn’t spend the nite! HA!

Saturday…Susie made a yummy breakfast for all of us. Then we hit the trail, the day was cooler. I was glad, since Huginn is getting so darn fuzzy. My pals all ride non gaited horses, so Huginn had a easy weekend of leisure riding.  Huginn is so darn cute…when he rides with QH…he’s so slow, he’s always one of the last ones.

On the way back to camp, we ran into a group of PNH riders with their carrot sticks.  Huginn and I rode with them for about 30 minutes.  It was nice chitchatting PNH with these ladies.  Too bad we were not in the same campground, it would have been fun to take my ponies and carrot stick over to their sites for some “playing”.

After the ride…Huginn got another creek bath. Hehehe…my friend Sally had a watermelon chilling in the creek, Huginn spied that and wanted to eat it.

Later in the day, we cut the melon open.  What a surprise…it was bright yellow and very sweet.  After all the humans had a slice, Sally gave Huginn the rest of it. Oh boy…he LOVES watermelon.  Thank you Sally!

Saturday nite we drove into town to celebrate Sheri’s birthday at Mexican Fiesta. YUMMY FOOD!  The best part was that Dan joined us for dinner and then came back to camp for the bonfire.

Nope…he didn’t spend the nite. DARN!  Dan does not like to camp.. even in the RV. HA!

Sunday morning, I rode alone and ponied my mini mare Dixie. She loves to trail ride.  But sometimes other horses on the trail…do not appreciate seeing her.

What is it about a pony and a mini on the trail…spooking big horses?

Look at these faces….are they scary???  HAHA!

BTW….I thought I knew these trails like the back of my hand. Well, I got to ride some of the deer trails, they were so much fun and just a tad challenging in spots.  YAHOO!   My favorite kind of trail.

I’m bumming…cuz I forgot my camera and Flip video at home.  Darn!  So, you get to see an old Hay Creek photo.

This is beloved Wizard.  He was my heart and soul.  I miss him very much.

Go Boy’s Ebony Wizard 1988-2005 Tennessee Walking Horse

Go hug your horse!