Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hello, everyone!
We opened our presents on Christmas Eve because the twins were not going to be with us due to going to a Civil Air Patrol Encampment.
Presents I got for Christmas,
'A Gateway To Sindarin'
A pair of chaps (AWESOME!)
A really pretty, lavender polar-fleece jacket
Cute socks and a pair of gloves
Horse reins

Just wanted to say hi and Merry Christmas.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11

Bye and toodles for now!


Monday, December 21, 2009

New BBC Emma

Us girls just watched an AMAZING new BBC version of Emma (2009)! Character development was well done as well as dialog.


With a sigh, you turn away
With a deepening heart, no words to say
You will find that the world has changed forever

The trees are now turning from green to gold
And the sun is now fading

I'm back!

Feeding time and catching loose horses!
I've grown (bending over)! Emily is 5'4 and I'm 5'7!

Emily and Leah, I really like this one...
Me with my headset on.

Hello Everyone,
I'm now back! Ian and Emily have returned and that's awesome! We are having loads of fun and I'm looking forward to Christmas.
Cricket and I are riding a lot bareback and bridless (only and little string around her neck and I have NO saddle!) and I took a very successful jump yesterday! YAY!
I bought a treadmill the other day for teaching the dogs to run on, it's awesome and it's MINE! Ha ha.... Hot Chocolate is so high-strung that this was needed!!! She would not be tired even after a 5 mile run.. THIS IS GREAT! YES YES YES YES!!!

I hope y'all aren't to angry for me not posting anything in.... (uhh... lets see here...) FOREVER!!!

Toodles for now!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Leah and the Bridle

Leah just started using the bridle and shes learning really quickly. I thought she was ready because she is really soft with the halter...
I'm not going to jump her in it 'till she figures our that you need to be soft in the bridle just like the halter! :) I'm a little hesitant 'cause I don't want to hurt her but I need to remember to treat it like the halter... (It's a snaffle bit so I can do that)

(This is what a snaffle bit looks like) O--o--O

Toodles for now!



PS. I think she looks really cool in the bridle...

PPS. I changed my profile picture so feel free to take a look....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Squeeze game!


Hello everyone!
Leah has never wanted to jump and thing (but I think she has potential), the only way to go over it was to step over it... Well, after lots of work, we can now canter over things with a minimal amount of problems. The jump is about 2 feet, it's a little far away but I don't think it's blurry. I'm riding bareback with a halter as usual.. I hope you enjoy it.



PPS. 1:06-1:09 we are doing a side pass at the canter! :)

Note: Her tail is very quiet.

Monday, November 9, 2009


NEW POST EVERYONE!!!! *standing ovation* (spelling?)

Ok, as you might know, I'm really busy so it's been a bit since I've written a post lately... So, I'm going to talk about.... hmmmm.... CRICKET!!!

I have not ridden Cricket recently, but I've spent lots of undemanding time with her at feeding time. Our neighbor Mrs. Graves has about 21 horses and a really nice arena and round corral and wants someone to ride with her as she's breaking a one of her horses (his name is Jack and he LOVES to buck, YEEE-HAWWWW!), so I'll be going over there a lot to ride with her... Only I had to work something out with Mom first, I need to keep my room clean for a WHOLE WEEK!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH, torture!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol....

Hope you guy's liked the update and all the exlamation points contained in it!

Toodles for now!!


Friday, October 30, 2009

Tiny, weenie, little post

I'm just seeing how little I can do by making this TINY post.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New stuff!

Ok everyone!
Last night I updated a lot on my blog. As you might have noticed, I changed the background and I added a couple of songs so y'all can hear some MMMUUUSSSIIICCC!!! He he.... As you might know, I'm a big Lord of the Rings NUT (I'm not really sure if I'm a Walnut or a Peanut), so all the songs are by Howard Shore.



Sunday, October 11, 2009


She can only get cuter!!


A horse gallops with his lungs,
Perseveres with his heart,
And wins with his character.
- Tessio

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What's been happening lately..

OK y'all, I'm really sorry for not keeping up with this blog, but things get busy around here..

School started and Abby on down are taking online classes with Veritas press. I'm taking Latin, Biology, Omnibus 1 primary and secondary.

All the animals are fine. Boppie had to find a new home, we needed to find some new homes for some of the doggies. It's very sad! :'(

Cricket is still working on Cantering on a circle. I'm trying not to get stuck on one thing, but this will need to happen before moving on to level 3.

I have not found a lot of time to ride Leah (sorry Em!), but Abby and I went on a ride in the pen and raced around (I won..).

Bye for now..


PS. Doesn't Cricket look adorable in this picture? :)

PPS. I won't be keeping up very well with this blog but, you'll have to just write me or something and say, "Priscilla, wake up! You need to write a blog post!"... LOL

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Since Priscilla so kindly invited me to contribute, I thought I better write something, so...yeah. Ummmm, well, that's it really. I'll try and post again soon, though it does take a while to think up compositions like this.

Friday, August 28, 2009

What's been happening lately

Ok y'all,
I'm sorry for not writing any posts in a while.. Here is an update of what has happened lately and what is going to happen..

Ok.. Here goes..
Harrison. Uh.. Don't really know if anything is new with him.
Emily has started her first week in school at Norfolk State University, pray for her please.
This is the last weekend with Ian before he goes to Northwestern Preparatory School, a school that will set you up well for one of the military academy's. He will be gone for 4 months! Boo Hoo Hoo!
Abby is not really doing anything of significance, I don't think, oh except doing school with the twins and I.
Nathan is doing school and wants to do lacrosse, CAP is continuing.
Isaac has not decided what he is doing as far as I know, school, CAP, and a sport of his choice.
Me: Trying to juggle school, Cricket, Boppie and Lottie's morning walks, working with Leah, and a lot of everyday things that are very hard to rush around and do.. Try to forgive me if I lag on writing blog posts during this school season. It seems stressful, I know, silly of me to think so... But please pray for that.




Thursday, August 20, 2009

Level 1 Audition

This is the very disappointing reply of the Parelli Audition Staff....

Hello Priscilla,

Unfortunately, auditions are only available to Savvy Club members. Remember, though, that just because you haven't "officially" passed doesn't mean you can't continue to progress through the levels with your horse.

Keep on playing with your horse and other Parelli students in your area. It sounds like you're already on your way to great things!

Yours Naturally,
Sarah Espinoza-Sokal
2009 Parelli Audition Team

**When responding, please include the original message, your full name and savvy
club number.**

Level 1 Audition

Level 1 Audition

Level 1 Audition

Level 1 Audition

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Leah level 1

Hope y'all enjoyed these, just shows where Leah (Emily's horse) and I are.. Sorry about the siren in the back ground! (he he)

Leah level 1

One more to go! Hope you enjoy..

Leah level 1

Leah level 1

For some reason the computer won't let me do more than one video on one blog post at a time.. More to come..

Leah level 1

More videos to come..

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The best yet..

In this picture I was asking her to gallop, Grandma took it, shes a great photographer! Ha ha, I taught her though!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Really like this one!

Yep, I love this one! I was galloping bareback with a halter and bareback pad... The first thing daddy said was, "Bitty, that is really cool, but how on earth did you manage to gallop and take a picture of your shadow?!?".... Ha Ha, funny how girls can multi-task like that (heh heh)!

Hope y'all liked the picture 'cause it's my new favorite!




Being goofs and wild indians!!

Misty's final result, she decided to step up to the plate (or jump rather).. Redneck old Hobo! Don't I look hilarious dancing? Hehe! Heh heh! Blame Grandma!
Lottie looks very inspired in the picture.. Absolutely no objection to he jumping.
Lottie looks like superman (women) and I look like I'm just doodling. Fun..

Hope y'all enjoyed all those (as Ian would say) 'dumb dog pictures' ....~~Sorry couldn't resist!

Ian: Nice chatting with you on gmail, miss you, next time I'll have you take all the pictures ;) !

Bye y'all and toodles..



Ps: Sorry about my hair in those pics, I put it up usually... It looks horribly stringy!! AAAAHHH!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Twilight Ride~~

Do any of you have doubts about why I love riding so much?
I know this was very bumpy but that's 'cause I had no hands on so she had freedom to make turns.

Riding bareback with a halter is the best!

Kittens anyone? Mom is in Alaska and is trying to sell some.. 16 to be exact, and no they are not all from one litter! Write a comment, but serious inquiries only.



PS. Emily, you have no idea how blessed you are to have a perfect five on the whoa and go scale! He He.. Love you!

What a morning!

Hey y'all.
Sorry, not written a post since Daddy's b-day..

Well anyways.. I worked out 4 very jumpy dogs this morning in a sweltering 74 degrees, many of you would say 'What nice weather!', but I would say heavy jeans and boots, and that kind of heat (I'm not used to it) all adds up. :) I feel like that was a days work..


Sorry I haven't put and pictures on here, my camera is out of batteries. Lame excuse, I know.

Bye y'all and Toodles!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Everyone MUST wish my Daddy a Happy Birthday... (MUST!) Just kidding, he he he!

Anyways, we had a surprise Birthday party for him when he got home from work, Harrison was lovely and got together some scallops, mussels, and steak... What a treat! Grandma made some wonderful potatoes as well..

Then I went on a nice and slow ride, I didn't go fast 'cause Cricket needs her feet trimmed and therefore she will hurt herself by going fast..

I hope y'all have a great weekend!



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Doggie Back Pack

I made a Doggy Backpack out of old Jeans. I learned a lot more about the sewing machine, changing a needle, sorry about that Mommy, it broke :)
They are real handy to have around, Molly is the model in this picture. It took me about an hour.
If you want a backpack, write and tell me what breed of dog you have (I can figure out what the sizing needs to be) and then send me a old pair of jeans or the material you want.




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dog training tip

This is the first thing I do with a hipper/aggressive dog.

Explaining: Most of you know this, but I start with the basics.

OK, facing the dog, hold collar in hand closest to the dog, put your other hand in between the front and back legs, and grasp the front leg farthest away from you pull towards you until the dog falls over.

If the dog is hipper do all this and keep on holding the collar even after the dog is down, pet the dog still holding him firmly (not pushing down on him!).

If the dog is aggressive, hold him down firmly (not pushing him, this creates anger), do not pet..

Do this until the down is completely calmed, when you let him up don't make it quick, gently help him up, this makes you still involved, so doggy won't just jump up and go do his own thing.


On a scared dog, walk around confidently and make unexpected turns.

Make sure the aggression is not from fear.

You can copy this and print it, I don't mind.

Toodles and hope this helps.



Monday, July 20, 2009

Lottie and Boppie.

This is a really cool Collage I did for Grandma, I love doing this! Just click on it and you should have a close up view..
To all my Family, I miss y'all!



Friday, July 17, 2009

The best ride ever!

I'm wearing a new helmet I just got from the thrift store, a velvet one.
Leah has the most rhythmic soft gallop ever!

Grandma is here and I did a dog training demonstration, Grandma has a dog and he is very hipper. He pulls on the leash a lot, so I showed her how to teach a dog to heel. I had Hot Chocolate heeling in about 1 min 30 sec, no treats. Amazing, huh?!? Grandma was sitting in a lawn chair, and I ended up talking her into walking Hot Chocolate so she could get the feel of it.

I also told her to buy Cesar Millan's Mastering Leadership videos. She told me she's going to buy them, she watched some of his video clips on his website.




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Evening jaunt..

Harrison and I went on a jog/walk. Boppie has such a funny perfect little pitter-patter and Molly such a silly carefree lope, ha ha!!

After that we took Molly and Boppie on a ride in Harrison's pick-up, Molly felt SO cool, her long ears flapping in the wind! Boppie was mellow about it and very quiet. We unsnapped Molly when we felt she wasn't going anywhere..

I still have to put some sheets in the dryer and put the dogs away.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Boppie drinking from the hose..

Helping with the jobs around, he gets a little hot, it's hard work riding in the wheel barrel!

Video of the Bobster.

Boppie gets a big head sometimes, so he needs a challenge, he's a rising star in gymnastics, I mean, look at him an the balance beam! Soon I'll bets he'll be a tight rope walker.

Boppie the super model

What's in there? Lets run!
All you who know Boppie, that's the intense look
That's him again, helping with chores!
Picking up a scent.
He's shedding again! AAHHH!! I brushed him out earlier, but that wasn't all he had. I'll put up another post so you can see videos.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Had a long day!



1. the act or process of exhausting.

2. the state of being exhausted.

3. extreme weakness or fatigue.

4. the total consumption of something: the exhaustion of your vacation benefits for the year.

I think I can safely say I'm REALLY TIRED!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Crickie all dolled up!

I groomed Cricket all fancy today, she looked beautiful! Her coat casts a shade of orange/red! Any people that have a clue about conformation, what does she look like to you? If I could show her in halter classes I would. I also got a horse book on grooming, and that helped a lot.
Note: I wrapped her tail.
Another Note: I never wrap tails!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Double Rainbow!

The view from the driveway~ REALLY PRETTY

We had a lovely storm with two rainbows after! I really like this one the best.

Note: look how it seems darker in between.




Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Well, once I get done with level 3 in Parelli, I want to have a goal set for what Cricket and I are going to do. Example, jumping, reining, gymkhana, etc.. Have any ideas?
Please share!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Random, but cool!

After diner, we had some amazing cloud formations! We had pink, orange, purple, and grey clouds! Plus~The moon! Amazing!
The horses got some cute and pretty poses earlier in the afternoon, so did the dogs. The shadow of the horse is Brego. He looks like an Arab in the shadow, but he's really a mustang. Abby is in Alaska and wanted some pictures of him so I put them on my blog so when she has internet access she can take a look..
I caught Glassy for the first time on camera laying in the swimming pool. She looks like she's sighing or something!
I got the list of tasks that I need to do on my audition video for level 1, I'm really working on level 2 but I never got to send in my level 1 videos.
Sorry the pictures are so random, but I thought you would like them...



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