Thursday, May 28, 2009

I love this one!

I was playing with the camera this Saturday and caught Coyote in this photo - hope you like it!

Memorial day weekend in Bradenton

The new Billy Cook saddle makes a lot of difference both for me and Coyote!


I like this one - there are a lot of us in it :)


Finally, Dacia is happy playing with Flippee too


The rest of the photos are here

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Nasty, nasty weather

It has been raining for the past week NON-STOP!!! Could not go running, could not go riding, nothing. We are prisoners in our own homes.

I bought a new saddle so the two ones I own are now up for sale on e-bay. The Australian saddle is really nice but just did not fit Coyote. Speaking of whom, he has some discharge coming out of his right nostril again so on Tuesday we are taking him to Ocala for a recheck.

Cash, if you are reading this - did you lose your cell phone? ;)

OD

Monday, May 11, 2009

Interesting CS reads

Funny history of computer languages:
http://james-iry.blogspot.com/2009/05/brief-incomplete-and-mostly-wrong.html

Something a bit more serious:
http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html

OD

Coyote and Flippee get to do some work

So, this weekend we did a lot of work with our horses. James is the best trainer ever, he explains everything so that anyone with some common sense can understand why the horse is doing what it is doing. Since Dacia and I are not bronc riders, we would like to have a safe and predictable experience with our horses.

Here we are getting ready for the trip:


Very focused on getting the truck ready...


The boys are snacking happily on the way to James.


We even found some time to do some jogging in Lakewood Ranch. The area is quiet and pretty, so we could not resist Starbucks after our jog.


We even saw someone else exercising near Starbucks!

Some nice dinner time after an afternoon of horseback riding and exercise.

Scared in Sarasota:
You don't say!!

Yeah, yeah, got it....
Check the teeth for food leftovers...
Every great horseman always holds his horse's head in his armpit:
Look at that alert student!!


Some other stuff from Sunday ride:

Ready to go home:

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bradenton - riding

Weekend was great! I got to ride Coyote on Sunday for an hour or so, finally (!) after three months. He did great. Last night I rode him at home and he did very well. Next weekend we are planning on going back and doing more training. Hopefully this time we are back in the saddle for the time to come.