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25 years old
Female
from Ottawa, Ontario

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    • I Guess I Forgot To Mention

      4 years ago

      Guardia

      I got a new car. About a month ago. Forgot to tell everyone. Whoops?

      2000 red Mustang. Named Eleanor. If you get the reference, +10 awesome for you.

      So uh, Merry almost Christmas? And Happy Holidays for everyone else.

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      P.S. Play Halo 4 with me. When I decide to get on.

    • Rode a Mechanical Bull

      4 years ago

      Guardia

      It was...interesting. Harder than I thought.

      So, yeah.

      ...

      Halo 4 anyone?

    • Motorcycle?

      5 years ago

      Guardia

      Yes please!

      Insurance cost?

      No thank you.

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    • RvBTO Is A Go

      5 years ago

      Guardia

      Just purchased my ticket for RvBTO. Very excited that I'll actually be able to attend the last one.

      If anyone wants to split a room/ need a lift for the event, let me know!

    • First Steps

      6 years ago

      Guardia

      Next Thursday is my first official day of university.

      ...

      Uh oh.

    • Just A Tip For Everyone

      6 years ago

      Guardia

      Getting a punching bag: good idea.
      Having a brother: not such a good idea.
      Having a brother who gets a punching bag and puts it in his room, which is directly under yours and beside the family room, which doesn`t have soundproofing and using it every 15 minutes: fml.

      x-X

    • It's So Hot...(How Hot Is It?)

      6 years ago

      Guardia

      It's so hot, I can feel my face melting. It's not so bad now, but we recently had a heatwave pass through the eastern provinces. It got up to around 47 at the highest (that's about 117 for all the Americans out there). Needless to say that sucked. I am, and always will be, a winter person. 15 is too hot, and I prefer -40, thank you (that's -40 for all the Americans out there).

      Other than that, the summer thus far has been extremely uneventful. My job hunt is still unsuccessful. I can't even get one phone call, and it's very depressing. It makes me feel awful that I have to rely on my parents so much, considering they're paying for both my university education, as well as my brother's continued education (he's going to law school).

      In the meantime, I've focused on my riding. It's going great. Just had a lesson tonight with my lovely Mercedes, and it went really well. We've really gotten into the groove of jumping together again and it's very uplifting for me. Also, I've been fiddling around on the piano. We have a keyboard in the corner that isn't used much, so I figured why not teach myself? I haven't played piano in years, and it takes alot of time to figured out chords and such, but I'm getting much better. I learned a song from Halo: Reach that I really liked called Ashes. *SPOILER* (If you haven't played it yet, for whatever reason.) You hear it in the campaign when Kat gets shot. Lovely, I know. I have that down. Now I'm working on November Rain by Guns n' Roses. It's a beautiful song too.

      That about does it. I'm on Reach more now that I've bought it, so feel free to hit me up if you want to play.

    • Thoroughbreds

      6 years ago

      Guardia

      Did I mention how much I hate them? No? Well, I do. And today's lesson simply reinforced that fact.

      Oh well. I'm sure I'll be back to my Percheron couch next week.

      I also bought Reach. And got my schedule for next year. Which is ridiculous.

      ...

      Yeah, that's about it.

    • FINISHED!

      6 years ago

      Guardia

      FUCKING FINALLY! I'm done with high school forever!

      ...

      Just thought I'd let you know. University ftw!

  • Comments (349)

    • Bayard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The uneasyDreamer

      6 years ago

      You know, I find myself realising I don't talk to half my friends on this site as much as I should. How are things?

    • bentheechidna Spencer Porkinsenson

      6 years ago

      Hey, I noticed you have a Rayquaza in your profile pic. I'm a huge Pokemon fan :3

    • Woo_HA27

      6 years ago

      thanks!

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      Yeah, mental and physical stimulation is important. If he enjoys jumping, it's good to get him out.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      Glad you go it! It's amazing how much of riding is mental. It sounds like you handled everything really well. It's always good for a horse like that to get a good ride.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      Well, I want to disclaim this by saying that I don't think you should get yourself into a situation where you're in an adversarial relationship with the horse. They honestly aren't out to get you. (I know you know this, but it's so easy to feel that way. ) Also, keep in mind that it's hard to give advice without seeing what's going on. That said:

      First, is it a problem with just you or is with everyone? Is it consistent? And have they ruled out any health problems? There was one little Morgan mare that I rode once that was the sweetest horse ever, but she had a metabolic disorder. When she felt good, she would go really well. When she felt good, nothing would make her move.

      Also, is it just that he doesn't want to go forward or is he refusing to do anything? Does he stop and turn for you? Because that's two separate issues.

      Most horses are either forward (they're easier to get going than to stop) or backward (a lot easier to stop than go). Some are really extreme, others are just a little bit. But if Thomas is backward, that's just the way he is. Personally, I would rather have one that's a little backward, but that's a personal preference.

      Blackie, my favorite horse, is backward. Frankly, he's lazy. There are two things with him that you have to remember: intent and be consistent. And since I'm assuming a lot of people are riding Thomas, I think you're going to have a similar problem.

      Point blank, horses are smart and they're pretty good at figuring out whether the person riding them really means what they're saying and whether they're going to follow through. First, with Blackie (and this is with everyone that rides him), if you got on him with the intention that yes, we are going to ride today and we're going to do it right, then a lot of times, he'll become a slightly forward horse. When I "ride like I mean it" (as Wayne puts it), I've found myself having to hold him back a few things. So, a big deal is just getting into the mindset of yes, we are going to ride today.

      Second, consistency is a huge thing. Wayne's rule (and I'm really, really bad for breaking this) is open the door, squeeze once, kick twice, and then go to the quirt (or crop). Ideally, if you do this every single time, after a while, the horse is going to realize "I can either resist and go through all this, then go or I can just go and get it over with." Most of them choose the latter. And also, don't let him stop on you. EVER. If he stops on his own, push him a little further, then tell him to stop. And also, does he stop at certain places?

      Above all, don't let him get bored. Keep him busy and don't give him a chance to decide to start slacking off.

      And finally, keep in mind that horses get better or worse when you ride them and every time you ride him, you're going to inherit the baggage of everyone else that has ridden him. That means that if the person who rides before you lets him stop at the gate, slow down, or cut corners, you're going to have to fix that when you ride. Just try to think a few steps ahead of him.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      It's been at least that long for me, too. I haven't seen the new series (but I have all the DVDs), so I'd like to go back and watch the old ones before watching the new episodes.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      Same here! I've been meaning to rewatch the series for ages.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      Awesome. We can try to get something set up soon.

    • Bayard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The uneasyDreamer

      7 years ago

      Re-write of last "Dark Crusade" chapter. Thought you might like to look.

    • BrooKiki

      7 years ago

      That's really interesting. I guess it's partially what you're used to and partially just a major personal preference? I guess that if I had started off on bigger horses, I'd probably like bigger. Of course, the thing that really threw me was the difference in movement, I think. Dreamer, the thoroughbred had this huge bouncy trot. Lewis, a really muscular quarter horse, had something a little bit similar, but when Dreamer moved, the motion was really strange.

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      Yay. I helped?

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      Get well.

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      This weekend was double exp...

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      Oh hi there?.. You has GOW2?

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      XBL Avatar pets

    • HurriHam

      7 years ago

      Get a pony!!!

    • BrooKiki

      8 years ago

      Yeah, i can very rarely go into Wal-mart without leaving angry. If it's not the store layout, it's the service. If it's not the service, it's the customers. And the worst part is that when I leave, I remind myself that I did it on my own and it was totally my fault for going in there.

    • BrooKiki

      8 years ago

      Smart move. You definitely want a job that has something that interests you at least a little bit.

    • BrooKiki

      8 years ago

      Any ideas what you'd want to do?

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      I didn't think you where old enough to drink.

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      I like pubs

    • Bayard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The uneasyDreamer

      8 years ago

      This is going to sound random, but I don't suppose you know where I could find a free online Magic: The Gathering game?

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      Heyz

    • whtsnk58

      8 years ago

      When does ODST go back?

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      Does ass need kicking?

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      Just tell him theres food in the other room.

    • whtsnk58

      8 years ago

      Is that a thanks for saying the birthday thing, or for reminding you of how your such a terrible person for not being able to remember their names and where the finger went?
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      Post edited 10/06/09 6:22PM

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      I can still play..

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      I have no idea what that smiley means

    • Bayard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The uneasyDreamer

      8 years ago

      Well thanks anyway.

    • Bayard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The uneasyDreamer

      8 years ago

      Do you know anyone who does good banner art?

    • asdadogs

      8 years ago

      Damn, THAT one. If I hadn't sworn to myself to not put myself through the torture I would help you. Let me know if you need help with any other one than that. =O

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      Lame.. Which ones do you need?

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      I see we arent needed anymore

    • whtsnk58

      8 years ago

      I suppose we could try again, but I've got homework that needs to be done first.

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      Sure

    • k1L3rman

      8 years ago

      Any time. :D

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      You cant remember, I can remember my fillings and the use the same local..

    • HurriHam

      8 years ago

      Hey when you had your wisdom tooth removed did you have a local?

    • BrooKiki

      8 years ago

      Not really. I do Western, so I never did much sitting trot. I think a lot of it will just be getting used to the new horse. I had a similar problem with a horse that had a really big bouncy trot. It almost felt like I was going to bounce out of the saddle. I got used to him, though, finally.

    • BrooKiki

      8 years ago

      I'd worry if you weren't. I used to complain about how unfair it was that we had to make all these life altering decisions when we were still young and stupid. :-D Basically, you just do what you can, when you can, and then if it doesn't work out exactly like you want it, you either decide to live with it or look at other things to do.

    • Bayard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The uneasyDreamer

      8 years ago

      Please offer an opinion.

    • whtsnk58

      8 years ago

      No, it shows up as the horse on mine, so maybe it isn't the horse that is retarded.....
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    • whtsnk58

      8 years ago

      You sure 'bout that?
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    • Stoite

      8 years ago

      Today is the suck.

    • Stoite

      8 years ago

      Currently bored, got nothing much to do, and the weather's a real downer on the spirits today. What about you?

    • Stoite

      8 years ago

      Another member from Ottawa I see. Glad to meet you, I notice you know my friends Hammy and Kalvaza.

    • k1L3rman

      8 years ago

      lol

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