Polka Dot Ponies

This will most likely be just a collection of my ramblings. I ride and train horses, so there is bound to be a lot of horse stuff. But I also just like to vent and this seems the perfect place.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tucker John

I just need to mention Tucker, my childhood dog, who passed away this weekend. He was a very sweet boy and will be very missed.


This is my baby Titan. He is an APHA yearling gelding. He is the sweetest thing in the world and will do anything to please me. He is so much fun to work with and it is often times the bext part of my day. Well this morning I went out to do chores and when I walked up to pet him I held my hand out. He always checks my hand and then my pockets for treats. Today, however, when his lips touched my hand he jumped back like I had burnt him. Once I convinced him to let me take a look at his mouth (he struggled with wanting to do what he was told and instinct telling him to run from the pain). I lifted his lip and saw what used to be his cute baby teeth turned into a bloody mangled mess. I called the vet right away and he came out and took a look at Titan. Titan must have gotten his front teeth stuck in the chain that holds the gate closed and then jerked back and done a lot of damage. He ripped one tooth out completely and the others are all severely out of place. he had a gaping hole in one side of his mouth and has possibly cracked his jaw. He has surgery tomorrow but for right now he is resting in his stall. I feel so horrible for him. I know he is in pain yet when he sees me walking to his stall he nickers to me and puts his ears up. My poor boy.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Kommandant's Girl

One book that I just happened to pick up on a whim and ended up reading straight through in one day was The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff. I had never heard of her or the book but was captured by the cover and then ultimately sold by the description on the back.

"September 1939. Overnight, Jewish nineteen-year-old Emma Bau's world is turned upside down when Germany invades Poland. And after only six weeks of marriage, her husband Jacob, a member of the Resistance, is forced to flee. Escaping the ghetto, Emma assumes a new, Christian identity and finds work at Nazi headquarters. As secretary to the charismatic Kommandant Richwalder, Emma vows to use her unique position to gather intelligence for the Resistance, by any means necessary. "


The Book Lists

So one thing I just love is reading. Lately I am very into historical fiction. I promise to keep you (if there is anyone there) up to date on any new books that just turn out to be lovely. I will make the titles of the books into links to the Amazon page for that book.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sleep... or lack thereof

So I have been dating this guy for a little over a year now. I am completely crazy about him. He is smart, sweet, kind and funny. He can cheer me up when I need it and knows when to just leave me alone. We balance each other out well. He is quiet and calm where I am more outgoing and as most of my friends would tell you- a bit loud.
There is only one problem with this boy. He lives in England. I don't. So I only get to see him when one of us has the funds to fly over that big, stupid pond to visit each other. We talk on the phone about every other day but it isn't the same as being able to curl up and watch a movie or whatever.
To get to the point of this post I haven't been able to sleep since he left. He went home about a week ago and since then I have been up until about 3 or 4 am every night. I do try to go to sleep. I lay down in my bed and close my eyes and nothing happens. I can lay there for several hours before I get up and come sit at the computer to e-mail him. The I go back to my bed and watch Friends or Gilmore Girls until I finally fall asleep after several episodes. This cycle is getting quite exhausting and rather annoying.
As of now I won't see him until the 1st of December. Hopefully I can survive on 4 hours of sleep per night until then...


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Makes Sense

So my whole life (or a least as long as I can remember) I have ridden and loved horses. I have competed and trained, trail ridden and jumped. I have done saddle seat and western, 3 day eventing and AQHA. If anything is wrong in my life I get on the back of a horse and is dissappears. Horses just make sense to me.