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About lynnehall67

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    I am still alive.... and here's proof.
  • Birthday 06/08/1967

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    Arabian horses, Foaling, natural horsemanship, Photography
  1. Spotted T Apps > You can support a horses legs much more effectively with wraps than you can with boots.... if you know how to wrap properly. The rule of thumb is, if you're just doing a conditioning work and not working on elements at all you can use boots; if your working a horse up or concentrating on elements wraps are the better choice. Most of the time though, they will use wraps because you never know when a horse might do something silly... or require you to get after them. This was Glen's first show competing in reining. He did go to a futurity over in California over a year ago where he was shown in western pleasure. He also went to a show this last fall and competed in Sport Horse in hand.
  2. I usually speak my texts and NEVER use text lingo... I can't stand it... I've got a smart phone for a reason for pete's sake. Anyhow, a few weeks ago I had one of my nieces stay the weekend and she needed to be picked up from school while I was still at work, so my roommate was going to get her. I sent her a text mid morning to remind her and to let her know what time Alysia would be ready. I instantly got a call from my roommate wanting to know who Felicio was and what she was supposed to do with him/her after she picked him/her up. Yeah... gotta check those texts for autocorrects.
  3. I think your boyfriend is right to be concerned about where his son goes to school. Get on the internet and or telephone and do some research. Compare each school's/district's ranking and overall performance locally, as well as nationwide. Also look at the different programs and policies each school district offers. Consider student to teacher ratio, teachers' average number of years teaching, teacher turnover. Are teachers aids utilized? Are there programs in place for tutoring struggling children? What about programs for advanced kids? I'm not sure how old the child is, but look at the long term things as well. What percentage of students are going on to college, what about extra-caricular recruiting (sporting or other ??). Allowing every possible opportunity for our children to succeed is quite possibly the most important part of being a parent. Choosing the right schools for our children the attend (even at the elementary level), and being involved on a regular basis in their education is a parents' responsibility... and should be a top priority.
  4. He had a better go yesterday and scored a 205, though he didn't make the cut for the final. His total for the two runs was 402 and the cut off for the final ended up being 404. More pictures:
  5. The rider is Crystal McNutt's assistant Varr Heaton. It's kind of a neat story. I new Varr was going to be showing him instead of Crystal because he as been doing most of the work and Glen, but I'd never met him. Varr is really just starting to develop his own show string and Glen is his favorite. Glen doesn't have nearly the amount of training as the other horses in his class, but has as much or more talent than any of them. Anyhow, I stopped out at the show grounds on Sunday evening to get the order of go for Glen's Monday morning class and watch some of the reining trainers school their horses. I watched horses for awhile and found a few trainers that I really like the way they worked their horses, and a few trainers that seemed to be doing more bullying than training. There was one guy, who I assumed must be from Oregon because he was wearing an Oregon Ducks hoody, that really stood out as being very effective. He was working a young horse that just seemed a bit rattled by the whole "Scottsdale warm up pen" thing, and he did a great job of getting a good training session out the horse while, at the same time, giving the horse much more confidense than he started with. He finished with his colt and left the arena and I figured I'd watch a stallion I recognized work and then head to the barns to find Glen. About 15 minutes later I turned from the rail I'd been standing at to walk over to the barns, and nearly ran into the guy with the Oregon Ducks hoody riding Glen.
  6. He had a decent go. Scored about in the middle of the pac with a 197,5. I think the lowest score I saw was a 169 and the highest was a 216. Most were in the 190 to 202 area. Here are a few photos...
  7. Ok! Ok! I'll put up a couple of photos. These are older pictures, but I don't think I've posted them before.
  8. Gosh, I really don't have any current photos. I think you all have seen everything "post worthy" that I've got. I promise to take some photos tomorrow and get them posted.
  9. If anybody is in Arizona for the show and would like to come by and see Count Glen show, he is in class #933... The reining futurity. He shows Monday morning (2/20) at 7:30 am, Wednesday morning (2/22) at 8:00 am and Friday Evening (2/24) at 6:00 pm. He is horse #198. If you are not in town and would still like to see him show, they are streaming the reining classes live. Scottsdale show live feed You will have to "sign up" first, then you can choose to watch classes in the Equidome, the Wendell, or Reining. Glen of course, shows in reining, but feel free to watch as much as you'd like.
  10. I don't know about eventing... He's a little on the small side for that, though I'm sure he'd give it everything he's got. There were actually two horses that scored ahead of him, and I'm not sure that I saw them go. Scores are retrieved from the show office at the end of all SH in hand classes. Glen scored highest in the Balance and Harmony catagory (which included overall conditioning), with a perfect 10 there. His lowest score was in the movement catagory, with a comment "Not enough impulsion to properly evaluate gait". Robyn just kind of jogged him through the pattern. He's still going to do reining. Robyn is working with Crystal McNutt with him. I'm not sure he will just be left in training with her, as she can be a little rough on them... which is why we sent him to another trainer to get the basics out of the way in the first place, Thanks for all the great comments/compliments. Here's a couple more photos... not from the show, but recent.
  11. We took Glen down to Tucson this last weekend to show at the Silver Buckle Duel Arabian Horse Show. I've been really struggling to get his weight back up and to begin to get some conditioning on him. He scored a 85 in the Amature Sport Horse Geldings in hand class and 85.5 in Open Sport Horse Geldings in hand. The high scoring horse for the show was 86.5.
  12. Any idea what his pedigree is? Any plans to show him? I'm really looking take her to Sea Captian in the third generation and/or Count Dorsaz in the fourth... which is basically Count Glens pedigree. Now I'm thinking either AM Power Raid or AM Good Ole Boy. Whatever she is bred to will have to have been successful at some performance discipline... I'm not really concerned with which, but they will have to have proven they have the athletic ability and disposition to excell under saddle. We're not interested in anything that hasn't done anything besides halter.
  13. Thank you all for your great comments. Yes, she is very athletic. Her entire pedigree is made up of horses that excelled in one performance discipline or another. One of the greatest benefits of this is that not only are those horses athletic and physically capable, they are also smart, willing, and extremely trainable. Lady is is one of the sweetest and most willing foals I've ever handled.
  14. Congrats... Very nice mare.
  15. This is Lady Amethyst DDA. She is our only foal in 2011. She is out of our AM Ben Dream daughter Surfer Girl DDA and by the US National Champion stallin *Bremervalle Andronicus. She was born February 9th, and is everything we hoped for... and so sweet to boot. I'm sorry I don't have anything real recent of her. I think the last two photos were taken in June.