Blue Ridge is a fictional town located deep in the heart of Kentucky. It is home to one of the most well known equestrian academies in the United States. Students and staff from all over the world join the academy for what it has to offer. Do you have what it takes to join us and learn from the Academy?
Post by Miranda Florin on Feb 2, 2013 14:11:21 GMT -8
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Miranda Florin | 'Mir' | Senior | 17
Golden Sunrise | 'Sye' | Cross Country
Post by Cara-Jean Kitchi on Aug 23, 2013 21:23:18 GMT -8
Hello. It hasn't been that long since I, but in some ways it feels like years.
The mares and foals here are amazing, and with how Shiloh is acting, you would think she has been here all her life. And young Spree, she is loving being with the other foals and is already showing the dominance of an alpha mare. They are all amazing to work with as well!
I am learning so much from the on-site vet, even if he does often forget that my small stature doesn't mean I am weak. Most of my days are filled with mucking stalls, toting water buckets and mixing feed, but then there's the working with the mares and foals and I even get to do some riding as they don't breed all of their mares each year so I have been given the opportunity to show a couple of them. I am taking one of the youngsters to a show next month.
How is everything going at the clinic? How's Fingal doing with his training? Are you getting any further with Dynamite? How's Grace doing now that I'm not there? Inside this letter, you will find one that was sent to me by Grace's previous owner. She seems really nice. If you don't have a problem with it, I would like to invite her to the Academy to see her pony. I would like to do it on a weekend when I'm not working so I can be there as well.
You don’t know who I am, but my name is Alisha and I used to own a pony named Artist’s Palette and she was the most awesome pony in the whole entire world and I hated my parents when they told me I had to sell her.
The reason I am writing is because my friend told me that you had written to the lady who used to teach us in jumping, Margo was talking about the letter she got from you with the lady who was instructing my friend and she was stupid enough to use your name, the school you attend and my beloved pony’s name. I’m not sure what Margo told you, but I am sure it isn’t the truth. Margo was a great instructor when she first started working with me and Squirt. Things started to go wrong when Margo moved up the height of the fences and Squirt began to drop rails, this is when she started riding my poor pony. She made me carry a bamboo cane, she also carried one so when I didn’t punish my baby for knocking a rail, she would. Squirt had lost her beautiful form over fences, Margo stopped letting us go to shows.
About a month later, Margo arrived for our lesson with a friend. As I warmed Squirt up, which wasn’t easy as she started going spooky every time she saw Margo at that stage, I watched Margo and this other lady getting the fences ready. The strange part was that they were wrapping one of the poles with a wire, and then they clipped cords onto the wire that was attached to the box that looks like the one daddy uses when he creates field’s for Squirt at our place, to make the fences electric.
It was after this that my baby turned into a bucking bronc, there didn’t even need to be fences in sight, and my parents, on Margo’s suggestion, decided that she was no longer safe for me and Squirt was sold. I never told my parents the truth about what happened during the lessons.
Please write back and let me know how my baby is and I hope that what I have told you helps sort out any problems.
Post by Cara-Jean Kitchi on Aug 25, 2013 17:02:06 GMT -8
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I don't see a lot of Feé these days, unless I'm working with her. When we arrived, I was a little unsure about her being there, surrounded by so many beautiful horses. However, my worries didn't last for long after she was adopted by a beautiful palomino Gypsy. Mr and Mrs D'Angelo told me that Golden Shadow is born to be a dam even though she has yet to carry to full term.
I am glad to hear that things are going so well with your charges, and even though you may think that Dynamite isn't getting very far, it sounds like he doing better than you think. Just keep working the way you already are and before you know it, he'll turn a corner - just like Fingal - and he'll be a new horse.
Aleisha sounds like a really nice girl, and yes, she's the same girl that the woman was trashing when she told me that Grace wasn't good for anything other than a bullet. My next weekend will be the last weekend of September, the weekend after the show, would this be a good weekend to organise a visit? I'll give Aleisha a call and see if she is available that weekend. I'll give the Academy a call and see if I can find a bed for the night, otherwise I'll phone the Blue Ridge Inn. I'll also phone Dr Carr and make sure that this is all ok with her too.