Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How a girl gets a horse...

It was 1998 and being in a different country, speaking a different language isn’t that easy, but manageable. A bit harder to manage is riding 15 horses a day, cleaning stalls and look after the mommies and babies. But given there are 24 hours in a day, it is doable…

Nice thing about working with babies and mommies there are usually daddies too! And daddies make a difference! As a little girl I always been and have been a real sucker for Walt Disney movies, you know the ones that always end right.

So being in a foreign county with all these beautiful horses was just fantastic! There was one in particular, a Morgan stallion named Fox Trim Classic. He was just like the black stallion, but sweeter! Basically he was just big pup but nobody had the guts to compare a horse to a dog. Anyway, I had the pleasure to ride him in a big show and every day after. And I just loved the “big” boy. After talking to his owner I told her if I was EVER going to move to The States and if she EVER wanted to sell him for whatever reason I would take him! Off course being 19 years old and very optimistic and naive about live, I thought it was reasonable suggestion.

And live goes on…

When we moved to the States in 2006 it never occurred to me that Classic, was still around. He probably had to be in his twenties and after a full live of breeding every mare presented to him, I didn’t think it was a possibility of him being around and alive and kicking…

In April of 2008 I got the terrible news that I had cancer and I was very much lost and lonely (even with all my loving family and friends surrounding me) so it was a hectic and stress full time. But two weeks after I
received the news I got another phone call. From the woman who had Classic!?! If I would be interested in having him, he was after all retired and she needed a good home for him, because she was getting a divorce and needed to sell him.

After 12 years I said YES right away! It was just a gift from heaven to let me know that I didn’t have to battle cancer all by myself …

So he came, a little more gray, being beautiful, understanding, sweet and powerful and every time if I felt I just couldn’t do it no more I just have to look outside the window and see my black stallion and I know I can…

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What have i gotten myself into!?! Awards...

What have I gotten myself into…
I got two awards for my posts at my blog so far and I have to
give some in return, plus there are rules!!!??? So here we go:

The Rules:
A. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this
B. Share seven things about yourself
C. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and
    experience using five words.
D. Pass this award along to 15 bloggers who you have
    recently discovered and who you think are fantastic
    for whatever reason.
E. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know
    about the award.

A. Thank you so much Liz from Two maids a milking and
     Leah from Beyer Beware for this great experience!

B. Seven things about Myself:
    1. Most people do not know how to say my name:
        Leeyawnteen is what comes close
    2. I love matchbox twenty, but I never want to go to
        a concert again with my hubby, you just can't go all girly...
    3. I do NOT do Diet or light
    4. I only have 3 pairs of shoes and some rubber boots
    5. My horse is almost as old as my husband
    6. I really do not think cows are good looking animals
        although we have over 2000 of them
   7. I miss my sister heaps, she is all the way in the Netherlands
       while I’m here

C. Five words to describe this experience
    Surprising, New, Strange, Innovative, did I
    mention Strange!?!

D. My 15 New Finds are as follows…
     1. The besty of betsy
     2. Jon is writing on the wal
     3. Ash you grow older
     4. Signature notes
     5. Pure Purcell
     6. Laura Jean life as we live it
     7. Kramer Kreations
     8. Gabby dazeinwise
     9. Jeansboots
    10. Jents front porch
    11. Thumpken special
    12. Butterflies gourds and more
    13. Gamer girl blinx
    15. Dodging chicks

E. Ok now I’m off to tell another 5 people
    what I’m doing and that they got an Award!!!!
    Whoohoo, loving the blogging community….