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I made a new edited video :).
Hope you like it!
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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?:
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. 😀
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 ( 😥 ) 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.
He is a dog/horsey. When he goes to the bathroom, he lifts his leg like a dog….
I meant to post more on this blog but I didn’t 😦 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!
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!
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.