Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What a life!!

I realized tonight that its been over a year since my last post. Lots of things have happend in that year...
We bought a horse for my daughter. A grey Arab named Dancer. Since I was at the barn everyday/night with her and her horse, I couldn't blog about anything...not even his death. Yes sadly just 10 months later we lost Dancer to Colic. Seeing my child go through his illness and then making the decision to end his suffering, was an experience I do not want to go through again.
So, the search went on for another horse. This June we purchased Chico. And again every night/day was spent at the barn getting to know him, riding him, learning to love him, and healing.
So now a more experience horse mom is back in business. I've started a blog to journal their progress. Its been a long rough year, but I think we are back in the saddle...no pun intended....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Summer life

I realize that Zumba is now the "in" workout of the decade, but my gosh, its kicking my butt! This is really a good thing, I know. When it makes you sweat in the first 10 minutes you know this is good and I'm hooked!

I'm so looking forward to this summer, I want sunshine. No more spelling words, book reports, math problems or band lessons. I want longer days, and Kilwins ice cream on a warm summer night. I want lazy beach days, and summer festival food. Along with all this is the county fair. Natalie will be showing her horse and it will be long days of pure torture but will be so worth it. Ribbons and pride will be on our minds.

All set to go in our Show Clothes!

Stay Tuned, Starlight and Natalie are Team Pantaleo!

Now with all this ice cream and fair food I will be eating I will have to continue the Zumba workouts I'm sure!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear God,
I'm tired of winter. Could you please send some sunshine? Thank you.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Horsing Around

Since we are in the middle of this crazy winter storm, Natalie has not been able to ride or go to the horse barn because its too cold! I have to admit it, I miss it too. We are in such a routine with lessons, and 4H that I feel all out of whack and my days are messed up because we haven't been there. I miss my 4 legged, 1200lb friends. I guess I've totally transformed into a Horse mom.

Check out the new blog dedicated to barn life, horse riding, tactical issues. Drama queens, 4H projects and later next year....County Fair!
***Reflections of a Horse Mom****


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter is here

Well, its December and the first winter storm is here. Winds are at 50 mph and the waves on Lake Michigan are huge! Its snowing/sleeting/raining. Its plain yucky out. Natalie did the snow day dance and ritual. Which includes: flushing ice cubes down the toilet, wearing pj inside out, and something about a spoon. Anyway, we will see if the ritual works in the morning.

"When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old."
Author: - Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bucket List

Last night, I took a horse riding lesson with Natalie. Today, my bum is sore! I guess I can check this off the bucket list as things to do before I leave this earth.
I have to say that I liked the ride however I'm not ready to saddle up again. I was really nervous mounting the horse, and I had some issues steering her. It was a crazy but fun evening. What I did enjoy was grooming the horse. I got more from that, then the whole lesson. Horses are amazing animals and they deserve so much respect from us. Its amazing that they even allow us to mount them and ride them.
On the other hand, Natalie was trying to canter on "Sugar" and she bucked so high. I was so proud of her, because she stayed on and she didn't cry or complain about it. I think we may have taken another baby step....
Speaking of, my baby turns 10 years old in 2 weeks and her birthday present arrived today via UPS. Can't wait to see her face.......I'll post pictures..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Pumpkin fun show

Nat placed 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 8th. Way to go Nat! Nat's the one in pink riding the black/white paint horse..