Thursday, December 30


Well, 2010 is coming to a close, and 2011 is looming right ahead. Yippee! I can't believe how fast this year went by! Well, actually it feels like it went by fast, but then again, it doesn't. :-/ Hmm!
Anyway, it was a wonderful year with many blessings, unforgettable moments, and happy times. God is good!

Eddie and I have made huge progress over this last year. Our relationship continues to grow, and I am so blessed to have him in my life. He trusts in me more everyday, and I love him so much!

Speaking of which, we went for a walk in the wind, fog and slush today. Everything is melting, and it is a balmy 40 degrees in the barn! Who would have thought that 50 degree temperatures tomorrow would welcome in the new year! lol!

Here is a video of Eddie and I playing recently. We've been having so much fun and enjoying the beautiful snow!

~Lea & Eddie~

John 16:33
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” 

Monday, December 27


Finding the green grass!
That's what Eddie and I did today! We went into the backyard (got many weird stares from people passing in their cars) and we found the green, delectable, yummy, oh-so good, dead grass. And Eddie was goin crazy for it!
There were some huge drifts by the garage, so we literally hopped through those, Eddie looked like a bunny, and it was rather humorous to see a 1,000 pound horse hopping like a 1 pound bunny.
Although he wouldn't leave them, so I guess he was enjoying himself.
Who would'da thought it?

We've mostly been going for walks, jumping various things together, and occasionally riding for a little bit. This picture is by no means, mine, nor does it look like the paths we've been taking walks on. But nonetheless, I thought it twas pretty. Only in my dreams...
On Christmas, we had our traditional ride/play time with the horses. It was very nice, and a wonderful Christmas tradition that we always do.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great one!

~Lea & Eddie~

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, o night when Christ was born;

Friday, December 24

Merry Christmas!

 I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!
A very Merry Christmas to all!!

Warm winter wishes, from my barn to yours!

Lea & Eddie & Scout & Diesel

Thursday, December 23

Snow Day = Play Day!

Eddie was very, very sleepy today! ;-) So we went for a nice, slow walk, through the orchard and over by the 'sink hole.' Which is where the puddles were in the summer. hehe, which is why it's a sink hole. lol!

Anyway, we went there and back again, into the round pen. I just let him graze and I hopped on for a little bit. It was really nice out, while the sun was out, but unfortunately it went away. But that's ok! The horses are just sleeping anyway!

 So, we went for our walk, hung out in the round pen, rode for a little bit, and that just about sums it up! lol!
Going out to do chores in a little bit...

Can ya tell I'm fishin for somethin to write about?!
Oh, I know!

 I was thinking yesterday about what I truly aim for with the horses. But, that actually got me thinking about what others aim for with their horses. It seems like (from videos I watch on Youtube) that the common goal is to be able to do anything with your horse. Whether it's riding up a mountain, or just being able to halter your horse. Our goals are to do them with ease. But would horses really want that? Moreover, would you really want someone that you've known for a long time, to be able to do anything with you. Go on a rollercoaster, conquer a huge fear, or something like that? Horses are guarded for a reason, as are humans. So instead of having your horse do anything for you. You do anything for your horse. Take a long time to sort through a problem, do something that you normally wouldn't do, like be extra patient. That's when horses really open up themselves, because they know that you can be trusted, and won't push you over their comfort zones.

~Lea & Eddie~
Psalm 9:10
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
         For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

Tuesday, December 21

A Wonderful Ride in the Snow

 It was like playing in a big, white, bubble today. It was cloudy, it was very foggy all day, and snow was covering the ground. All that, made it very peaceful, and quiet today.

First, we started in the pasture and got a lot of energy out. Well, sort of. He was in a pretty docile mood. We cantered once and trotted around, jumped a few things and called it quits.

Because, he was in such a good mood, I hopped on for a little bit in the pasture.

 We just walked around, I let him lick some barrels and just chill. :-) Some pretty noisy trucks went by, but I am so happy to report that he didn't spook or anything. Which was wonderful! I just remembered the b word - Breathe!!! lol!
After that, Allison, Scout, Eddie and I went into the pasture and did some more riding. Eddie and I trotted around, and did a few laps in there.
I was very, very excited about how willing he was. He just keeps getting better with every play time!
Here are some more pictures of me riding Ed! <3
 We had a great time, and it was fun to ride in the fog. I felt like I was in a movie or somethin'. hehe, not!
It was just a really nice time, and I think Eddie thought so too. :-)
~ Lea & Eddie & Scout~
 Romans 1:16-17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Monday, December 20

Snow Day!

Yesterday was so much fun!
Bec came out and played with Eddie and Scout and I, we had a ton of fun! First we all played out in the pasture and just had fun with our boys. Then, we hopped on for a little bit. Eddie and I trotted to a barrel, and then I had to 'abandon ship' because he left the barrel at a trot, and was very eager to go into a canter. But hey, at least I stayed on for the most part and left by my own choice. lol!!! 
Bec and Scout trotted around, then ran around at liberty too. I took lots and lots of pictures!

Then, we went skijoring!  Eddie pulled Rebecca and I led him. He did so well! We did a whole lap around the pasture and she didn't fall once! Way to go!! :-)

Needless to say, I was very proud of Eddie, he was quite the gentleman!

Once we were done playing with
 our horses, we went down to Rebecca's barn and played with Savannah and Jigs!

It was really fun! We brought them into the barn, groomed them up, and then Rebecca rode Savy in the grass pasture, while I grazed Jigs. He had done so well picking up his feet, that I just wanted to reward him for it.
After that, I put Jigs back into his paddock, because it was getting close to feeding time, and Rebecca and I went into the indoor. It was very cold out!
 We finished up by playing with Savannah, taking lots of fun pictures, and just hanging out.

It was a super fun play day!! :-)

~Lea & Eddie & Rebecca &Scout & Diesel & Savannah & Jigs~

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Saturday, December 18


Well, it's been very cold lately, so I haven't been playing with the horses too much. We have been able to play, or at least go for a walk, but not for long. It's just way too cold! So, here's a post dedicated to pictures from the last couple of days! :-) Enjoy!!

Tinker belle, our kitty, sitting in a bucket that's supposed to be full of water!
 Played with Eddie and Scout in the outdoor together!
 Aw, Scouty!

 Hehe, Eddie thought it would be fun to teach Scout a few tricks, hey, he did get him to back up! lol!
 Pretty sunrise from yesterday!
 Eddie in his blanket - if it gets under 20 we have to blanket him, he looses weight in the cold since he doesn't have a thick winter coat.
 Such a pretty boy!
 Me and Eddie! :-) Say cheese!

I love winter!

~Lea & Eddie & Scout & Diesel~

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
      And lean not on your own understanding;
       In all your ways acknowledge Him,
      And He shall direct your paths.


Wednesday, December 15

Frosty, Crunchy Snow!

That's just about what the footing was today! :-) Very crunchy, sort of slippery, but firm enough to play on.
So, Eddie and Scout and I had a great play time. First I played with Eddie out in the pasture and we had lots of fun running around, jumping over things and I hopped on for a little bit. He was very spunky, so I haltered up Scout and we went for a lap in the track together - all three of us. Which was fun! Scout loves to walk at a medium pace, and Eddie likes to walk r..e...a...l...l...y slowly. hehe, it was so cute! I had quite a handful with trying to speed Ed up, but slow Scout down and try to manage the ropes in between. But once we got halfway around the track, it was as easy as pie, and they were both very willing to do what I asked. :-) They are such good ponies!!

After that, we went in the outdoor and Allison and I let them run around together for a while. It was fun, and they were having a ball just running around, eating snow and biting each other. I love to watch them play!
I'll have some pictures up later, we took lots from today!

~Lea & Eddie & Scout~

Tuesday, December 14

New Video!!

It's from the past couple of weeks, hooray for snow!! :-) We've been having so much fun!


It has been SO cold outside!! Highs in the teens and lows in the negatives. Needless to say, I haven't played with the horses for a couple of days, but we have been doing some small things. I groomed Eddie and took his blanket off for a little bit. He was happy to let his skin breathe a little bit, but even happier that I put it back on him! I picked out his feet, and then we all went for a couple of laps in the track. We ran around, trotted a lot and did 2 whole laps in the track. So they were all nice and refreshed to go back in their paddocks. We're just keeping lots of hay in front of them, and making sure that they are warm, out of the wind and as happy as can be! :-)
Tomorrow, I'm probably going to go and trim Jigs, if it's not too cold, then probably trim Diesel's back feet this week and Eddie could use a touch up too. :-) It's always good to keep their feet maintained while the ground is so hard and frozen.

Stay warm!

1 John 3:16
By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

~Lea & Eddie~

Saturday, December 11

Snow, snow, everywhere!

 Wow, these last couple of days have been so exciting! I played with Eddie for a nice long time yesterday. First, we played out in the pasture and just had some fun together, then we went into the outdoor and rode for a long time. Eddie was so amazing! We trotted around a lot and he was so willing. He stopped on a dime when I asked him and was just awesome! Here are some pictures!
 Yehaw!! He had quite a bit of energy!
 But now he's all relaxed! :-)

Aw! My pretty pony!

Then, last night our whole family went to go and see the new Chronicles of Narnia movie!! I was so excited, because I'm such a huge Narnia fan. It wasn't as good as the first one, but it's perfect in its own way. I definitely recommend families to go and see it! The sea monster was a little scary, but what sea monsters isn't?!

Here is the trailer!

Then, today we played in the outdoor! It's raining right now, so I'm glad that I got out when I did! We ran around a lot, because he was very spunky, jumped lots of things, and just had fun together. He was happy to run around and just kick up his heels. hehe! Literally!
I trimmed Diesel after I was done playing with Eddie, and he was feisty too! lol! But I got his front feet done, and I'll probably do his back feet tomorrow.

Such good ponies, I'm so blessed to have them in my life!

~Lea & Eddie & Diesel~

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you;
      Be not dismayed, for I
am your God.
      I will strengthen you,
      Yes, I will help you,
      I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Wednesday, December 8

More Fun in the Snow!

Well, today was very sunny, and very snowy! Eddie was so sleepy this afternoon, because the sun was all warm, so we didn't do any skijoring. But, I did hop and and ride for a while! For the first time, in a long time, we did consecutive laps in the outdoor. o_o Which is pretty huge for him!! He gets bored easily when we do that, but I made it interesting enough, that he didn't get bored. I made it interesting using transitions! We trotted for a long while, then stopped, backed up and did it all over again. It was really fun, and I think he thought so too! :-)

But, instead of skijoring, I asked dad to pull me! lol! Here's a video of it, it was really fun!!!

~Lea & Eddie~

Acts 1:11
“Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.


Hey there!
Yesterday, Eddie and I had so much fun! I trimmed Scout in the morning, which went really well, his feet are looking great! Then I played with Eddie. We went for a lap in the track, just to warm up, get moving a little bit. We went in the outdoor after that and tried our hand at skijoring!!
For those of you who don't know what it is, check this out:

We did it last Christmas with Scout, but I haven't tried it with Eddie yet.
Here is a video of us skijoring last christmas:

Anyway, Eddie did so well! I strapped on my skis, and we were off! Sort of! lol! We walked from hay pile, to hay pile, in a big circle. But it was still really good! He was willing to pull me and the snow was really slippery for skis, so it was perfect. I'll definitely do it again today and get some video of it. :-)

~Lea & Eddie~

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Sunday, December 5

Riding in the snow!!

The past two days, have been great!! It snowed on Friday, and it's been so nice out!
So we've been riding a lot, and enjoying the snow!
 Then, today we rode in the pasture and outdoor and we trotted for a nice long time!!! YAY! I was also able to sit it very easily, which is pretty huge for us.
See, his trot is ginormous. And his 'super' extended trot is just that, super. Very long, and very pretty! And since I only ride bareback, no bareback pad or anything, it can be hard to sit. But, I was just determined to get it today and I did! Yay! I was so excited! Also, the snow helps, so he has to slow down a little bit.
What a good boy! I love my Eddie!
 Here we are playing out in the pasture. It was snowing, and it was so pretty!
 Aww! My beautiful Eddie boy, when we were riding yesterday! <3
 haha!! That's Eddie's favorite position. Licking his lips, and looking silly! My sister, Allison is riding Scout. Click here to go to her blog!

 I love my Eddie boy! Man, he sure looks tall! 15.3 hands, but he sometimes looks like 17 hands! lol!
Another picture! <3 Look at that face!

~Lea & Eddie~

P.S. Hopefully we can go skiing tomorrow with the horses. I'll be sure to have pictures and videos!

John 1:10
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 

Friday, December 3

Thursday, December 2

Playing with Eddie & Scout

Well, I just got in from playing with the horses!
I was out there for a long time, and got to play with Eddie and Scout both! We all had a lot of fun. First, I played with Eddie in the pasture. We ran around, trotted over the cavaletties and jumped. Then, we went for a walk in the track. He was somewhat nervous about it, but I just comforted him and we continued. Sometimes, all that horses need are a little reassuring guidance. We ended by standing on the pedestal with three feet, then his back feet. It was really fun, and Eddie was so happy that it was warm enough that we could play!
After that, I haltered up Scout and we played in the pasture too. We did a barrel racing pattern a few times and it was really fun! He liked to go fast around them, which was fun! I'll have to get a video of us doing it soon! :-) After that, I hopped on for a little bit and we trotted all the way inside. He was in such a silly mood! Very mouthy, and very naughty. ;-) But he was still a good boy, and did what I asked. With a little give and take of course. hehe!
I'm off to help my sister wash dishes! ;-) Oh what fun that will be! lol!

~Lea & Eddie & Scout~

Hebrews 1:1-2
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

Wednesday, December 1

Trimmin' & Walkin'

It snowed today! Yippee!!

So this morning, while it snowed, the horses were in and out randomly, but they were enjoying the snowflakes! :-) Why is it that horses look SO beautiful when there is snow? I don't know, it must just be their winter coats. hehe!

Anyway, I did school this morning, and then trimmed Eddie this afternoon. His feet were long, and the ground was very hard, so I was eager to trim them so that nothing would chip off. They are looking great, and I'm so happy that I'm doing them now. It's so much fun! :-)

 Then later this afternoon, around 4, dad, Allison and I took all three of the boys for a walk around the track! It was cold, but we had fun!
We went in the pasture after that and I hopped on Eddie and let him graze for a little bit. It was really nice to spend time with all the ponies!

So, here's to SNOW and the coming winter! I think it's going to be a great one!

Lea & Eddie & Scout & Diesel

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