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Photos: 1.12.2013

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Photos: 12.22.2012 & 12.24.2012

Photos from the 22nd and 24th. :).

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Photos: 12.8.2012

Photos from today! ūüôā Click to view larger

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Here are some photos from my lesson:

She was super lazy that day and I didn’t exactly have a productive lesson.


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Prima Video

I made a new edited video :).

Hope you like it!

[Please comment, favorite, like, and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! ūüôā ] ¬†Thanks ūüėČ

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YouTube Videos

Here are some videos I haven’t shown you before…

The next video I’m going to make that is an edited video that might be much later probably featuring me and Prima. ¬†It’s going to be with the song (instrumental version) Again by Secrets in Stereo. ¬†I’m going to bear with the Video Pad editor (the SLOW SPEED OF GENERATING PREVIEWS!!!!) and do an overlay. ¬†Tell me, which overlay looks the coolest?:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJxoIBmm1uQ&list=PL9CB2780C5471C570&index=4&feature=plpp_video
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieg714cWJb0&list=PL9CB2780C5471C570&index=14&feature=plpp_video
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHA1rsKZAIo&list=PL9CB2780C5471C570&index=9&feature=plpp_video
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gKWvmcPClk&list=PL9CB2780C5471C570&index=13&feature=plpp_video

Just tell me if you like 1, 2, 3, or 4. ¬†Dedication to you in the description for the one chosen :). ¬†And also a dedication if ¬†you have a good title suggestion. ¬†My idea was Back in the Saddle Again. ¬†Since the song title is called Again…?

I’m trying to find a fast, good, FREE, video editor since I don’t really like WMM. ¬†WMM is a GREAT video editor, does all the raw video needs and everything, but just not as great for video editing. ¬†Video Pad is a GREAT video editor but as I said above it is SUPER SLOW. ¬†And the overlay text sucks… :L.

I’m not going to give you too many links or song ideas I have or else they wouldn’t be a surprise… :D.

Comment, PLEASE tell me what you think because I am practically stumped for which overlay I should use ;). ¬†Also, does anyone know of any free YouTube downloads for a rainbow overlay styled thing? ¬†If you look at some of gezzcanezz’s videos she has a cool rainbow overlay and it looks really cool. ūüėÄ

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Silly RaideR

A/N: I meant to write this for my main blog but I couldn’t write much because it was a short topic. ¬†I might write more on this topic and write a longer post…but for now, it’s here!

Meet Raider (sorry for the bad quality image…it came from a video):

He is sort of medicine hat pinto. ¬†He is really cute and I got to ride him because my summer camp horse ( ūüė• ) got injured during camp. ¬†He has this one thing that makes him super cute. ¬†He does silly, weird things in a super cute way.

1: Ear flopping

He has this weird thing where when he lopes, his ears relax and just flop around like crazy. ¬†He just lets them flop around instead of moving them around. ¬†It’s really cute.

2: Cat Stretching

When he’s tied up to the rail and needs to stretch his hind legs he will stretch his¬†hind leg¬†backward and reach his head forward.

3: Dog/Horsey

He is a dog/horsey. ¬†When he goes to the bathroom, he lifts his leg like a dog….

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Bye Bye Group Lessons :'(

I meant to post more on this blog but I didn’t ūüė¶ Sorry!

You probably haven’t heard…but I decided to quit group lessons. ¬†I loved being in the group lessons, it was so fun but it just didn’t work out…

I think mostly because of the costs.  Group lessons are cheap alone, but combine them with leasing and weekly private lessons and the prices do go pretty high.

Group lessons: $35 per week
Lease: $25 per week
Private lessons: $40 per week
Total: $100 per week

Not good…Taking out group lessons can cut out part of the money…and make it a bit more¬†affordable. ¬†I loved being in the group lessons and wish I could continue it, but that isn’t really the case…

I find this often a pattern for riders at Garrod Farms … They start off with group lessons, go through all the levels and then find this barrier they want to cross. ¬†They decided to look for a lease horse. ¬†They go try lease horses, maybe trying a few or just one before finding the perfect one. ¬†Then there comes the time to stop group lessons.

I’m also thinking of either Pony Club ($$$) or joining Prima in group lessons…

I will really miss all the lesson guys and all the memorable moments we had together…

Well, that is it for now…give you an update later!

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Behind the Posts-Quoting the Fridays #9

This was the photo for the quote:

I read this quote and immediately wanted to make a Quoting the Fridays out of it.  I love this quote.  It reminds people not to only talk to the horses, but listen to them.  Horses can tell you a lot just by their body language.

SPOILER ALERT! ¬†I remember in The Saddle Club-High Horse-Season 1 Episode 24, Kristi reveals a talent for horse whispering. ¬†In trying to impress everyone, she uses Dime instead of Comanche because he is a “trouble horse” for biting Melanie¬†every time¬†she approaches him with a saddle. ¬†She was¬†humiliated on TV when she fails to fix his problem. ¬†The Saddle Club go to save her and tell the viewers to “Shut up and listen.”

Getting the photo of Cody wasn’t that hard. ¬†I arrived at Garrod Farms early that day for my lesson on Prima. ¬†He was still eating his breakfast and he always pauses to say hi to me. ¬†I snapped the picture just as he raised his head.

I used PicMonkey to edit my photo. ¬†I clicked “Auto-Fix,” but I didn’t like it because they lightened the exposure so you could see the inside of his stall. ¬†I wanted to have his face “disappearing” into the darkness, so I fiddled with their features. ¬†Then I used the effect, “Dusk” on my¬†photo¬†to give that brownish look. ¬†I added the text and used the font, Bilbo Swash Caps.

It turned out well, didn’t it? ¬†I love how his coat is super shiny without any stable stains.

That’s it for now…later!

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For those of you reading this…you get a special update!

I apologize for not posting (long time no see) because I haven’t been getting much ideas…do you have any “extras” ideas? ¬†Well, anyways, I have a few special updates you might not know if you only read Horse Crazy.

#1: Saturday Schedule

My Sat. Schedule is a bit messed up because my private lesson is at 11:00 rather than¬†the¬†normal 4:00 because Christina had to reschedule…so I’ll be up and awake. ¬†I’ll be at Garrod Farms pretty early (earlier than normal) because I have to take care of Prima. ¬†I have to do all the things before riding her (turn out, grooming, tacking up…) ¬†I’ll assure you she’ll probably be done with breakfast by then. (But I hope she doesn’t have some sort of important “after-breakfast-nap…” That would be very troublesome.)

I’ll still have my 1:00 group lesson.

#2: New Chart

I call it my Prima Goal Chart, because I want to improve on her more and more… Here is one of last week’s lesson:

Spook #: 1
Thing improved: Responsiveness to jogging.
Thing Learned: Raise standards so Prima needs to reach to meet the standards.
Thing to Fix: Turning when asked.

Just a note: mainly she spooked because there were yapping dogs in the barns and I tried to keep her focused…but no. ¬†She “spooked.

I hope this does help me, but I’ll try to remember to put it at the end of each Prima-Lesson Post. ¬†It kind of sums up the whole lesson including things that aren’t in the post. ¬†Like the idea?

#3: YOUTUBE account!

This one is probably the one I’m MOST excited about. ¬†I finally made a YouTube account!!! YAY! ¬†I have a video with me riding in it…and you should get a prize for checking this extras blog… so here is the video:


I’m using a free editing program (Windows Live Movie Maker) so there aren’t much affects and no music (excuse me, I don’t buy music), but I like the idea of putting videos together. ¬†I¬†do want to have cooler effects, but for now, I’m fine with just stringing videos together.

So I do have some video ideas coming up (hint hint…PRIMA). ¬†Now I’m sort of obsessed with posting videos… :P. ¬†So now I feel like putting together a ton of my old videos (I have A LOT)…but…no.

So those are my SPECIAL updates for those of you readers out there.

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