Monday, July 23, 2007

Now What for the Arabian Horse Breeder?

Well, thankfully the open house is over and so are the posts about the event but there were a number of things that happened before the event that deserve some consideration here. The only thing is my readership has dropped dramatically the last few days and I'm beginning to think maybe I'm boring you all to death. While I hope that's not so, if it is, please blast me with comments and set me straight.

In the meantime, here are my choices for posts:

I mentioned somewhere in the posts about the preparations for the open house about the visitors from back east who came to visit. There's definitely a story there. I promised them I would tell the complete story about the horse they came to see.

And before the open house there were a number of "problems" that came up making pulling that whole thing off an even bigger challenge. Not the least of which was a colt who locked up and would not move! That in itself was traumatic for both the colt and me. However, the farrier did arrive on Thursday.

It's been a while since I've done an update on Rachel and Grandma and an Arabian Horse. While I"m not so sure Rachel is all that fond about having her every move posted on Grandma's blog, things are moving right along.

Also, it's been a while since I've posted anything about the beginnings of my dream as an Arabian horse breeder. There is a lot that happened in the beginning that lead to this road I'm on.

Sometimes I feel like I'm putting the cart before the horse when I post without having the beginnings up there. I could never write like the Star Wars Trilogy were the first book was really the last in the sequence and sometimes I feel like that's exactly what I'm trying to do. So what do you think? Since breeding and foaling season are over and show season is in the toilet, should I go back to the beginning and lay the groundwork that got me to here??

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  1. You can tell any story you want in any order you want and I will faithfully read. I may not always comment, but I always end my read with a visit to the blog village to post my vote (10) for you.

  2. History is always a good thing to write about, everytime you learn a bit more about how your past fits into your present. I would love to hear how you got started.

  3. I love your blog! Don't think I'm a stalker or anything, but it's the first thing I read almost every morning! With the difference in our timezones, there is always a new post when I wake up in the morning. I love that you post something new nearly every night.

    I would like to read anything you write. I really enjoyed the Rachel stories about the horse shows. Maybe you could just mention the highlights of what's going on with her now so that she doesn't feel like everyone knows every detail about her? Your posts about her made me really like her (she reminds me of myself when I was a kid!), and I'm just curious how she's doing.

    Also, I loved your stories about how you got into the Arabian horse breeding business. I enjoy reading about someone working hard and making their dreams come true. These stories excite me for the future when one day I might have my own horse farm.

    Thank you for blogging - I think you are very entertaining. I hope your traffic picks up soon. Maybe everyone is reading Harry Potter this week? :)

  4. I want to know it all lol. Anything and everything. :)

    All your posts are great and I enjoy reading them.

  5. I love reading your blog. I really appreciate your tips on showing and grooming, as we really don't have anyone to get help from. (Can't afford an expensive trainer.) I would love to hear some tips on halter training and showing. We recently got a two year old Arabian gelding that has had some previous halter training and showing, but we really don't know what we're doing. The trainer/ handler we got him from makes it looks so easy, but he kind of falls to sleep with us. He's rather calm and quiet and would like to know how to perk him up without being abusive. We plan to eventually show him in performance and would never us abusive methods on him. (ps. I posted some pics of him on Marestare)

    Thanks for all your interesting blogs!

  6. All of your stories are really interesting. Keep writing, we love your posts!

  7. I love this blog, but I've been busy so haven't read every day as I was before. Probably people have summer stuff going on. Keep writing about everything - I love it!!!

  8. what a nice change of blogs for me! i get a little tired of reading the same type blog every day. yours is refreshing. i love the photos of your horses and i look forward to reading more.

  9. Thanks for your comment on my blog today. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just talking to an empty universe. lol I'm glad to find your blog. My daughter is horse-crazy, and we're hoping to get one in the next year or so. She's working on a farm after school to get some experience under her belt before we take the plunge. She'll love to read what you have to say. (I was glad to see the G rating!) My blog got a PG, much to my surprise. :O

  10. Thank you for stopping by my little piece of cyberspace! I'm glad to find your place and have added it to my 'blogroll'... If you keep an eye out at my place you will also see pictures of Arabians from time to time. I currently care for 9 plus 1 of my own. I've had Boo for 17 years and he is one of the loves of my life.

  11. I love your blog! Any way you want to write it is great by me!! Keep up the GREAT work!

  12. You know, like, when I first found your blog, and started reading, I was like, ooh this is so interesting, I want to read it all! but there's so many long posts to read, how will I ever read it all? lol. And I believe your blog is great, you cant get me to read any books or anything else, but if you have interesting horse and animal stories, I will try to read as much as I can! and I bet you could make horse book stories too, I'd definitely read them if I didn't have a computer, but thank goodness I do! the internet has so far been where I have gotten all my goat hoof trimming jobs from, including Rachelle :) I think I could even maybe a horse farrier some day, I have looked and read so much stuff on how to do it, like how to tell how straight and good of job, and what to clip, and what to look for, and how to remove flaring, and how many trims it takes to get flaring good (about 3-5 trims, depending how small-big the flaring is) and all of that. All I need would be the tools, and practice :) anyways, I will be posting pictures of my baby chickies tomorrow, if anyone wants to see them, check out my new blog I have started!

  13. Definitely not boring us to death, I love reading your posts, they are entertaining and informative. Any route you decide to take will be wonderful. I can't believe I am this far behind on your posts.

    Off to read the next instalment!