Meg’s Ocala Weekend

Check out Meg’s latest post from slowcala, as we like to call it.  Meg likes to send posts without photos because, you know, when do we ever include photos with posts on EN?  What Meg is trying to say in the below photo from last year is: don’t forget to drink your milk kids.
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From Meg:

The weather to some was cold Saturday, but to me it was perfect. Sun is shining. Wind is breezy. And temperatures did not reach past 70. My farmers tan will have to wait for another day. If I’m not wearing short sleeves, you know it’s not warm.

I think it is funny the weather channel freaks out when temperatures reach below freezing down here.

Ocala news reporting temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s:

WARNING HARD FREEZE
WARNING ICE MAY FORM
WARNING BRRR
WARNING IT’S NOT OK TO WEAR BIKINIS
WARNING DON’T GO OUTSIDE
WARNING YOUR HEAT BETTER WORK BECAUSE COLD EQUALS ARMAGEDDON!!!
New Jersey news reporting temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s:
A LOVELY DAY
The scheduling Saturday made for a longggg wait between our 800 Training SJ rounds and our 400 Training XC rounds. But it was plenty time for us to park ourselves at the water complex for the open intermediate division.
I will have to say the most impressive horse and rider through that complex was Karen and the famous Mr. Medicott. This was the first time I have seen this horse jump, and he is quite lovely to say the least. The water question was a one stride splash followed by a bending line out over a corner. Karen’s ride was flawless, and after seeing multiple pairs scrapping their way in and out, it was refreshing.

Sinead and I met up with Karen after an equally successful trip on Veronica, and she was delighted to have such an educated and talented horse. She was all smiles ear to ear!
I also got to see my buddy Garrison Flash. Although quite green through the water, Kylie and Garrison Flash seem to be having a great time learning the ropes. Her Fair Hill winner came through later and seemed to be having a nice canter around the course. 
The end of the intermediate division came with the tragic injury of Jacks Irish Z. It was definitely a tough weekend here in Ocala, but here is to happy thoughts for the weekends to come! (and hopefully some more mild weather !!) – I probably will be cursed for wishing this.
This week there are training sessions at OCET and this weekend marks Rocking Horse II.

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