Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Dream Come True

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Dream's feeder and OUR boardwalk to keep out of all the dust.
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Ah, Sunday, October 13, 2013, a day to remember indeed. For on this memorable day my family and I picked up our horse that we have been given. Although it was extremely difficult for me not to share this with you all before, I was determined not to until after she was on our property. Going back now to August, I had a horse and didn't even know it! My dream come true at last! Back when we left for camp, that Wednesday, my mom and dad had been offered a horse and decided to take her. On the Saturday my sister and I came home they told us. So from Wednesday to Saturday, basically four days, I didn't even know that I was a horse owner! Can you imagine! I was so excited! (And still am:-)) We decided to name our mare “Dream” because she was a “dream come true”! Dream is an eight-year-old pony appaloosa. This does not mean that she is a very tiny horse but rather she is not quite full sized. She is the perfect size for my sister and me. She is also considered a “pony of the America's” aka: POA. We have free-ridden once so far and we do “ground games” a lot with her. She is a great horse for us. She's quiet—not like a high-spirited Arabian or something. : ) She was actually used with handicapped kids if that helps you picture her! Another good thing about her is that as we learn our training method, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, she is learning too because she was never trained with this method so she does not get frustrated as easily. (Notice I said “as easily”! LOL) Our friends who gave her to us also taught us how to ride, but most importantly, to build a relationship with her.
Now she even trots to us when she sees us or we call.
 
Neighing at me."Well, howdy yourself Dream"!

I am queen of this hill!
We are converting our playhouse to a tack shed for her. We made her a nice feeder too out of a tractor tire. We have been so blessed by friends offering advice, loaning us equipment, giving us tools, and offering physical help. Thank you if you are any of the above mentioned. Since we are first-time owners, we need all the help we can get! So far we have had a good experience except for a few minor mishaps. :-) Expect that I will be posting a lot more with her included!!!

17 comments:

  1. Well, well, well! Congratulations, Bethany and Abigail! I'm so excited about your Dream Come True. I heard inklings of such a possibility earlier in the summer, and now I can see it actually happened. You are blessed! :-)

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if you have any tips!!! God DID bless us.

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  2. Hey, Congratulations!!! YOU ARE VERY BLESSED!!! She is soooo pretty :) I will try really hard not to be jealous...might be hard...maybe I should ask Someone to help me :) God Bless :D

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    1. Ooops! I didn't mean to make you covet! LOL. :-)

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    2. Hope you do get one! And soon! When did you first get into horses Alicia?

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  3. A girls "Dream" come true!!! I am SO HAPPY for you and your sister!!! I knew about the offer but I did not know that your parents had accepted!! Congratulations! She's beautiful!! I love the name! If I can help, please let me know! :) What an amazing last couple of months for you with camp, the dog, your trip, and now Dream!

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    1. Thanks a lot Kiersten! Give us all the tips you have!!! Thanks!

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  4. Lucky, I wish I had a horse. But I'm thankful for you, and that you get to have one.[she is sooooooo pretty.]

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  5. Dream looks great and your happiness comes out of every word in this post. Congrats! Jessica R.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Jessica! I AM so thrilled!

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  6. That is so awesome
    i wish i had a horse too
    i live that name too
    Rebekah R

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    1. Horses ARE so cool. Thanks for commenting! Where did you find the link to my blog? Just curious.

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  7. i have no clue i just was trying to find your blog since i follow Andi's blog and i was searching it and stuff and then i think it popped up finally.

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  8. oh never mind about that earlier post i was thinking about a different blog
    i read the a Kansas wind blog and saw that you had a blog and decided to read it!!

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  9. well i found the link of aKansas wind! that is our friends blog!!
    Rebekah

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  10. I didn't see a video… Therefore it wouldn't load. She's really pretty though! Love the name! So happy for you guys! That sounds so fun!

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    1. Our horses are such a blessing! Wish you could meet them, you'd love them. :)

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