If you know nothing else about me...know this "I am a horse woman!".
I have had horses my entire life, for me...it's not a hobby, it's a life style. I eat trails during the summer and horse camp each weekend. My Ice Pony Huginn is my trail partner. My mini mare Dixie is Huginn's best friend. My best buddies are Lucy Bear and Molly Macaroni, my two dogs. They go everywhere with me and love to horse camp.
I'm the type a Girl,who will burst out laughin' in dead silence.....cuz of somethin' that happened yesterday!
"I begin to think no animal is more intelligent than an Icelandic horse. Snow, tempest, impracticable roads, rocks, icebergs - nothing stops him. He is brave; he is sober; he is safe; he never makes a false step; never glides or slips from his path." Jules Verne, 1864 - Journey to the Center of the Earth
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"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter, the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.
And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"
God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created You."
~ Jim Willis
From the Day I was Born!
My Essential Equipment List!
1994 Damon Challegner Class A RV
2007 Sundowner 2 Horse Bumper Pull Trailer
American Trail Gear Tack, for Lider
Avon Bubble Gum LipSaver
Bug Spray, Human & Equine
Driving Harness from Iowa Carriage
Easy Care Epic & Glove Boots
Easy Entry Cart, for Dixie
Flip Ultra Mini Video
Reactor Panel Endurance Saddle
Serrated Blade Knife
Sony Cybershot DsC-H5
Stowaway Saddle Packs
Wintec Pro Endurance Saddle
Zilco Tack, for Huginn
Sony CyberShot DSC-H5
Stuff I Want to Do
Shave my Head
Bowl a Turkey
Camp & Ride in Canada
Dog Sled with Dawn
Move to CA or NM
Ride a CTR
Ride in Africa
Ride in Costa Rica
Ride in SD
Ride in WY
Run a 5K
Shop in New York
Take a Bike Trip with Dan
Teach my Granddaughter to Ride a Pony
Work Cattle DONE
Tunes, Tunes....My iTunes
Big & Rich
Lacy J. Dalton
Mexican Institute of Sound
Flicks I Love!
The English Patient
To Kill A MockingBird
Grab a Book & READ!
Easy Gaited Horse, Lee Ziegler
Great Dreams of Heaven, Sam Shepard
Marley & Me, John Grogan
Stretching, Suzanne Martin
The Fabulous Floating Horses, Barbara Weatherwax
Understanding Your Icelandic Horse, Rikke Mark Schultz
Got home from work with a HUGE migraine, but I was determined to get my vote out!
So, I tacked up my Icelandic Horse Huginn, and I rode him to KinnicKinnic Township Hall to cast my vote for Barack Obama.
My hubby Dan joined us on his bike.
We had a great ride to the township hall. It's about a 5 mile round trip ride. The weather was almost perfect; it was warm, cloudy and windy. Perfect for Huginn!
Along the way, we bumped into a woman from Germany who was out for a walk. She's one of our new neighbors that we hadn't met yet. She got a giggle out of the fact that I was riding Huginn to the polls and Dan was biking with us. Only in America...she said.
Then we ran into a truck driver who was parked along side the field of corn, he was waiting for the farmer in the huge beautiful John Deere combine who was hard at work bringing in the corn harvest. The truck driver waved and gave us a "thumbs up". The farmer was harvesting the corn field .... behind my hay field.
Click HERE to see a John Deer Combine harvesting corn video. Petty cool...huh?
Once at the township hall, we were greeted with smiles and giggles, as folks walked from their cars into the hall to cast their votes.
A few walked over to ask if I had ridden the pony to vote, few asked about his breed and a few took his photo.
As I walked in to vote, I was proud to be an American and take part of this privilege called voting.
After casting my vote, I walked out and was asked by one of the Vote Observers if the pony tied under the tree was mine. I was proud to say, yes he was.
He asked me why I decided to ride my pony down, I explained to him that I was conserving fuel and that I also wanted to ride my pony Huginn, on this historical day. I wanted Huginn to be part of my memories for this day.
On the way home, we passed lots of drivers heading to the polls, many of them ....smiled and waved.
About a mile from home, we passed a old rattling Ford truck driven by a gentleman and the front seat filled with ...I presume his grandkids. As he slowed down, all the kids scooted forward and lean across the man to peek out the driver's window at the cute pony on the road. That truck was filled with sunshine smiles and little kid's giggles. They all waved at us....as they slowly passed us.
This day is indeed filled with memories. This day is indeed a day that history was made for our country.
I'm proud to be an American! And I am proud of my All American Ice Pony, Huginn!