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Posted By Lynda

Well, after reading Meghann Hail's FB post thanking her hubby for video taping her rides at the JoMar show, it occurred to the Bad Blogger that she didn't thank her very own husband, known to some as Don and others as "Hose B" (We don't have a Jose...), for following me from Burleson to JoMar at 6:00a to help me flag jumps and help set things up for the show!  THANK YOU, Honey!  Lyndon Acres would NOT be possible without you and your selflessness!!!!!!  ;o)  My only saving grace is that Hose B is NOT a techie at all, has no FB page and I'm not sure he ever looks at our website....  Nevertheless, he deserves my thanks and my love! <3

Also, a shout-out to Janet Ascott who brought her lovely mare to show in Western Dressage!  They looked great, but it still sounds funny hearing a Brit chatting away from a western saddle?????!!!!!!!!!  Thanks for coming, Janet! 

Until my next Blog...kick on!

 

 

 
Posted By Lynda

The Bad Blogger is humbled by the great turnout Joni and I had for the show yesterday!  The weather was perfect and after a rocky start with a misunderstanding with the original dressage gatekeeper, I called in the 'big guns'!  Janet Book of Willow Draw came all the way from Weatherford to gatekeep and keep the dressage running smoothly!  Dressage started early and  people came from all over the metroplex but were ready to show on time!  Debbie Cinotto brought her scribe Karen and they spent a breezy day judging some great rides in Dressage, Western Dressage and Gaited Dressage!  Glorya Duer who I haven't seen in YEARS took the gatekeeping clipboard so I could start scoring until Janet was able to arrive!  Immeasurable thanks to ALL of the competitors and their lovely horses and of course to the volunteers without whom the show could NOT have run so well!  Lauren Horton came from Irving to help me score, Marissa Gomez (Joni's hardworking daughter!), ran the Clear Round Jumpers and Marissa's energetic boyfriend Jared (aka 'Jeffie'), was always on hand to help as jump crew and with the concession stand or whatever we needed of him!  It was great to meet Rebecca Halpin who brought a wonderful group of riders and who graciously stepped in to help a balky pony get around the 2'6" course!  Mariam Copeland's student Kyle Tatum surprized us ALL when his horse pulled a rail and he dismounted and replaced his own rail!  Joni thinks that should be the norm...pull a rain, fix it yourself!  Not sure that will catch on, but sounds good on paper?!  Shelly and her husband James pitched in wherever needed and some cute girls who'd attended JoMar's Summer Camp the previous week were there to help as well!  Putting on my 'trainer hat', I have to say I was so proud of Courtney Griffith and her horse Rock!  She had an amazingly busy day showing for a client, showing her own horse AND helping her students!  ;o)  It was a non-stop day, so I hope I haven't forgotten to thank anyone?!  Lastly, thanks to everyone who brought goodies to sell at the Tack Sale!  I didn't get a chance to shop (really don't need to be shopping anyway?!), but I saw a fence full of saddles and some great tack and riding clothes!  I hope everyone had a relaxed, fun and wonderful time!  Joni and I did!  We'll see you next time!  Kick on!

 

 
Posted By Lynda

Wow!  What a busy week it's been!  Trying to get horses worked while dodging storms and rain plus getting ready for JoMar Show and Tack Sale on Sunday! 

Some of you may know that as of this Tuesday, my husband Don (aka 'Hose B', since Jose was already taken...I know, boo hiss...!), will have been retired for TWO years!  While it took the Bad Blogger every bit of a year to get used to having him around ALL the time, I've finally come to the realization that he is one INCREDIBLY huge help to Lyndon Acres and its daily running!  Note to self to say that out loud to him soon....  ;o)

It's time to go work on dressage ride times for the JoMar show and I hope to see lots of you out there Sunday!

I'll leave you with a selfie of Jazz and what he thought of all the rain this week! 

Kick on!What Jazz thought of all the rain....
 

 

 
Posted By Lynda

Had a fabulous day at Greenwood yesterday (Saturday!), with three talented riders and their courageous horses!  Emily Curtis riding Sweetie and Marissa Gomez riding Flash braved the jumper classes!  The Brazos Valley Hunt ran the Clear Round Jumper Show and their lovely jumps gave several horses pause...Sweetie a pause from waaaay out but Emily persisted and they jumped around two courses!  Marissa and Flash also rode two courses and had a very unexpected stop at a rolltop covered in lattice!  Courtney Griffith and her horse Rock then joined the other two for a lovely, cloudy afternoon of cross country schooling!  Thanks to Marrissa's Mom Joni Brown of JoMar Farms in Midlothian for being the support team and water carrier!  ;o)  All went away with confidence after having to figure out new questions asked of them!  Welcome to the Eventing world of up banks, down banks, water, ditches and galloping uphill to a substantial steeplechase jump, Ladies!  SO proud of them all!  Looking forward to our next adventure together!  Kick on!

 
Posted By Lynda

I heard news from Lubbock today that Lily and her new owner Hannah Salinas had a great time at their first show!  SUCH a cute pair and again, I'm so grateful to the Salinas family and Lindsey Overman of Woodrow Ridge Equestrian Center for giving Lily the best home she could ask for!Hannah and Lily Turn on the Forehand
 

 


 
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