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Alpharetta, GA USA, May 4, 2001
  The azaleas are blooming, the grass is green, and the barn is full of horses.  We've planted our summer flower pots and hung out the ferns. We've got a beautiful spring on our hands. 
Azaleas on trail
Azaleas on trails in bloom...

  The farm staff are shuttling horses out to pasture and back, working around the training schedule.  The trick is to have the right horses in the barn ready for training at the right times.
Meredith Mack, Barn Goddess

 Meredith Mack, Barn Goddess Extraordinaire...
"Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed." - Tom Clancy
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Unknown
"It is our character that supports the promise of our future - far more than particular government programs or policies."  - William J. Bennett
"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." - Eric Hoffer
"It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man than for one to listen to the song of a fool."
  - Ecclesiastes 7:5
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. To be nobody but yourself---  in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to
 make you everybody else---  means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - e.e. cummings
Upcoming event:  "Strides to the 2004 Olympics"

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  Applewood Foundation for Excellence in Dressage, Inc. strives to provide support to high level competitors in the sport of dressage.   A tax exempt charitable Georgia corporation, the Foundation is the extension of a number of supporters who would like to sponsor international competitors from this region.  For more information about Applewood Foundation contact
  Chastain Horse Park is a non-profit therapeutic riding center where children and adults transform their limitations into limitless possibilities when they partner with a horse. A North American Riding for the Handicapped Association operating center, Chastain Horse Park employs NARHA certified instructors.  For more information see
 A joint effort between these two organizations, special preparations are underway to get ready for the "Strides to the 2004 Olympics" riding exhibition on Saturday, May 12 at Chastain Horse Park.  The exhibition rides will start at 11:00 with an Introductory Warm-up, Pas de Deux  (paired riding), Michelle's Musical Freestyle, Therapeutic riding demonstration, and then a picnic lunch. Don't miss the show!  Proceeds will benefit both organizations.  For details call Chastain Horse Park 404 252-4244 or
Adjudant steps out of van
A long ride, Adjudant arrived from Fort Collins, Colorado.

 "Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side."
 - François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld
 "Music washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Berthold Auerbach
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." - Voltaire
 "Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it." - Chinese Proverb

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