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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?

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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?

Veteran’s Day

Posted in Today Is with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by Raven

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Today is Veteran’s Day

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An annual American holiday honoring military veterans.

The men and women who help make our country safe.

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PFC Brandie Leon from the 101st Airborne Division patrols Baghdad. March 2006. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bart A. Bauer.

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First U.S. Army Nurses to cross the Rhine River with the 51st U.S. Army Field Hospital, now on the east bank of the Rhine. They made the crossing in the ambulance. March 14, 1945 (National Archives).

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Two female MPs search automobiles at a checkpoint.

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Lisa Marie Bickels USMC


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SPC Sutter on a mounted M249 saw (squad automatic weapon) atop her Humvee. Note the Arabic lettering on her MP sleeve insignia. She also has some medical training.


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Women brave enough to fly!

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Brave women warriors!

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Spc. Craig Morrison, 1st Cavalry Division receives his Shoulder Sleeve Insignia for War-Time Service from Sgt. 1st Class Zenalia Moses. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. L.B. Edgar)

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Young woman leaders!

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The Witmer sisters in Baghdad. Two of them served in the same unit. Spc. Michelle Witmer, age 20 was killed in action on April 9, 2004.


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Army SPC Michelle M. Witmer with Baghdad children.

American Anthem

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Singer Norah Jones


My hubby Dan served in the US Navy and I grew up as an Army Brat,  I give thanks to all those who serve our country in uniform.

How did you Thank a Veteran today?

Where to Go? Where to Go?!

Posted in Horse Trips with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2008 by Raven
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Ya know…sometimes there are way too many options!

Take this weekend, I plan on horse camping and trail riding. But I have way too many options, as I have friends going in every direction to horse camp/trail ride.

  1. Wildcat State Park – WI
  2. Tamerack State Forest – MN
  3. Zumbro Bottoms – MN
  4. Triple HHH Trail Ride
  5. Forestville State Park – MN
  6. Govenor Knowles State Forset – WI

I want to go to each of these rides…but I can only choose one.

I decided to go to Tamerack. I have been wanting to ride these trails for many…many years. There have been a few different reasons, that I have never made it up there. Too buggy most of the season, way too many bees (I’m allergic) and trails too challenging to go without someone who DOES KNOW the trails.  Who likes getting LOST?

Last year I was all set to make the 3+ hour drive up to Tamerack with my saddle club. At the last mintue the ride was cancel due to high temps, too buggy and way too many bees. Darn. HA!

So, you can see that this year I was once again…soooo looking forward to going up to Tamerack with my friends.

But…today, I got an email that our ride location has been changed to Hay Creek State Forest. As it’s too buggy and there are way too many bees at Tamerack. HAHA! I’ll get up there…one year.

It’s not a big deal…I do so LOVE riding at Hay Creek Forest Management Area, the trails are beautiful. And spending time with my great friends is what really matters!

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Have an awesome weekend!