Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mayfest Horse Show 2009



Well, it’s been just a little over a month, since I have moved Chance to Goslin-Nix Training Center.  So far, I am having a blast learning from my new trainer,  Jennifer.  Chance is also happy in his new home. 

As for Chance’s training, the first couple of rides were interesting, after all he had to get used to a new trainer and his new home.  However, he settled in pretty quickly.  Jennifer and Chance settled into a nice work routine.  He is responding well and is game to learn new techniques from Jennifer. 

As for me, I am having a blast, I take riding lessons several times a week, it is a wonderful experience, as I never really had regular riding lessons.  So, I am constantly learning how to improve my riding.  All trainers bring their own unique spin to training and showing horses.  I love to be challenged and stimulated, thus this works extremely well for me.

Tomorrow, I leave for the Mayfest Horse show in Fort Worth.  I can’t wait, it will be my first show with my new barn.  I also haven’t shown at Mayfest since May 2003 when Megiddo was showing in Park.  Thus, I am eager to show here again.  It has been a long time coming.  The show is held at the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

I know I will have a great time! I am ready to show! and it’s late, so off to bed I go, so I can be rested….

Stay tuned I will tell you how it goes.

As always, Have a Sunny Day!


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Better Hearing and Speech Month May 2009



News Flash!!!!!! The above video was the 2nd place winner!!!!!!!! for the ASHA video contest, May 2009

I know it’s been a long time since I have written, I have a million things to write about, okay maybe not a million just a half million, Ha!HA!

March was a crazy month. April was another busy month. However, at least I will write about one accomplishment, I achieved in April.

I never ever entered a video contest before in my life. Since, I like a challenge, I went for it. I created a video that is dear to my heart. I saw a posting on Facebook about “What better Hearing means to me.” In addition, I was motivated by the prize. Cash money! Money I could use for my “speaking endeavors” and horse shows.

I love meeting deadlines at the last minute. Many times, I do my best work under pressure. I will conclude that I have to get it right, right then and there. No time for “monkeying around.” Any way, in typical Susanna fashion, I waited till the last minute to video tape it. I have to admit the ideas for the PSA was brewing in my head for some time. I just needed to put thoughts in action on video. I was getting down to the wire for the deadline and finally, I completed it just in the nick of time.

On the other hand, the association that is sponsoring the contest is an awesome association: American Speech and Hearing Association Here’s some information about them.

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.

Empowering and supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists by:

  • Advocating on behalf of persons with communication and related disorders
  • Advancing communication science
  • Promoting effective human communication

I absolutely love their mission statement! I am all for effective communication!

Please help me spread the word about “Better Hearing and Speech Month.”

Hope you enjoy the video.

As always, Have a sunny day! Susanna

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