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 Margo Selphie on May 27, 2013 19:40:16 GMT -8
Thank you for your letter. Yes, I did indeed help train Artist’s Palette and Alisha in jumping. The mare showed great progress when I rode her during the training sessions, but her young rider just didn’t have the love of the sport so she also caused the mare to drop her hind legs when working over fences, which in turn cause the mare to lose her finesse over fences and turned her into a sloppy jumper and ruined the talented pony I had seen.
It has been a year or more since I finished working with pony and rider, and am sad to see that the mare has come to this.
I wish you all the best with your retraining of the mare
Post by Sara Jane Lyena on Aug 24, 2013 6:27:24 GMT -8
I'm really sorry, I haven't thought to tell you yet! Circumstances changed, so I'm actually not in California anymore. I'm right back where I was last year, back in Kentucky! I'm now attending the University of Kentucky, so this is my new address for the year. (Yes, I have my motley crew with me, except Balian, who stayed home in CA.)
I know you haven't started the official season yet, but have you worked with the cheer team any yet? How are they doing? Would you mind if I came and visited once in a while (Apart from announcing the new captain)? It's only an hour and a half drive or so, so it's not even too far.
I hope everything's going well for you, and I can't wait to hear back!
Post by Sara Jane Lyena on Aug 25, 2013 18:17:01 GMT -8
I know, I miss him a lot!!! But he's staying in CA and being a beginner horse for his breeder's daughter, who's starting to get into the barrels, so I suppose he's in the best hands there, at least until I manage to figure out how to get another stall up here. The barn manager's running out of room even with everyone limited to one horse, though, so we'll see. If I come up to BRRA a lot, I might ask Ms. Carr about it for next year, she can let someone else ride him during the week if she wants.
That sounds familiar, I think I might be able to guess who you're talking about, but anyway. I love your idea, I hope that they catch on pretty quickly, otherwise, I'm guessing that practices will be very, very tiring until they do?
Hahaha! How did I know that you were going to ask about that? If I can come to the games, sure, you can have both of them there (I do still have Nunya's cheer vest, with updated patches, although she may have forgotten her handstand). When's the first game?
I can't wait to come and see you, and the rest of the team! Give me a few more days to get settled in, and you might just find me popping my head in!
Post by Sara Jane Lyena on Aug 27, 2013 18:46:16 GMT -8
Ihope he does well, the people he's with are the ones that trained him so wonderfully. And yes, I'm starting to guess that you miss me more than you're letting on. It might just be that, after all, but really, I don't care. Let them do their stuff, as long as they leave Rolo alone, and I'll just say that I wanted to focus on reining this year anyway. (Prove me wrong!)
Hahaha, I'm almost sorry that I'm going to be missing that, although I'm definitely glad that I don't have to work under you. The poor captain will probably be glad of the strong backing, though, if we're going to go through with who I'm thinking about. She might have some experience under her belt, but not everyone's going to accept that she's really the best choice (Especially the people that think they're too good for the squad). Only half an hour of lunge squats, though? I think you're getting soft.
Really? I take back what I said about you missing me, obviously I thought wrong. I'll make sure to tell Nunya you called her a mutt, see if she'll even deign to come to your dinky little games after that. She's already excited to come out, honestly, so don't worry. We've been doing a bit of work, but with classes, I haven't had as much time as I used to, and I think she misses being out every day. But yes, please, bring her back into shape!! I'll work on her pom-pom skills some, though, hopefully those won't disappoint you. I guarantee that her expressions won't!
You realize I still don't know when the first game is because someone was telling me not to show up? When do you want the rug, then?