Monthly Archives: November 2013

New faces for the winter!!

This last week has been extremely busy here! One of my students brought in her 4 year old mare, Emily, for training and some lessons for the winter months. I bought a 3 year old thoroughbred gelding in Lexington last Thursday, and I bought a 9 year old quarter horse cross gelding just this afternoon. The two new boys will be called “Trip” and “Tucker”, We look forward to putting them back to work after this long holiday weekend.

Buttercup sold today and is going to be a Christmas present for a 12 year old girl. We are really happy to see her go to such a great new home!

The rest of the horses are all frisky and fat, just what we like to see this time of year! We have had several new students start this week also, and we are looking forward to a productive (and hopefully warmer) December!!

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I survived my half marathon……..

Jeff and I headed to Kelley’s Island on Friday to spend a couple of days enjoying the island before our half marathon.   It is an absolutely beautiful Island, and we enjoyed checking out the beaches and the hiking trails.  The hotel that we stayed in was right on the water with fantastic views of the south shore.

On Sunday, we ran our half marathon.  It was difficult running in the high winds, but we finished.  Jeff did very well, finishing 3rd in his age group.  I did what I set out to do, which was to not walk any of it and finish in under 2 1/2 hours.  I was thrilled to have gotten through it, and I will be happy not to have to run ever again……..or at least for a long time.

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The Lake

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The Kelley’s Island Police Station—I loved this building!

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The Kelley’s Island Venture Resort

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The Lake

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An Abandoned Building We Found in the Woods

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Abandoned Building

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Jeff on the north shore

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On the north shore

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On our hike around the island

 

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On our hike around the island

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After our race—back in our warm hotel room!

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YAY——I’M DONE AND I DIDN’T DIE!!

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On the ferry ride back to Marblehead—headed home!