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        09-15-2013, 05:52 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
    Haley, I had a mare that looked alot like yours. Even had a spot on her side just behind the girth.
    Here we are at the CDE in Kansas City in 1991.

    1991 KC Irish & Rosie 006.jpg
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        09-16-2013, 08:14 AM
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    Haley, what a beautiful turn out!

    TC, I love your twin mare, too!


    I have to go put those stupid shaft protector pads on my harness and drive Chance today. Good Luck at the CDE, TC!!!

    Nancy
         
        09-16-2013, 08:34 AM
      #33
    Green Broke
    Greentree, Thanks. P is doing so well, I am just bursting with pride about him. Not so much he is doing something special. But it is the fact that he is becoming a rock solid driving horse.

    Ate you talking about the big hard plastic things that protect the horses ribs?
    I asked the lady I bought my marathon harness from if I needed those protector things. She said not till possibly the upper levels of competition. I was glad, I didn't want to have to use them either.
    At least you have them and don't have to go out a buy a pair.

    Are you getting that guy ready for the National drive?
         
        09-16-2013, 01:40 PM
      #34
    Green Broke
    I had not heard from Ashleymardigragirl lately, I know she lives in CO, so I gave her an e-mail asking how she is doing in the floods.
    Just checking up on some of our driving friends.
    She is doing well and very busy.
    This is her reply:


    I haven't been on lately because of how busy I've been with a new job and a new house. We've spent an unexpected amount of time fixing stuff and then stuff just keeps on breakin', LOL. I've gotten a new horse to be buds with my filly and I've finished my cart aside from the poly which I have to do this winter because of how dusty it was up here.

    The floods have been crazy, we live at just over 9000ft but, *apparently* they aren't letting anyone up here (NW of fort collins) because of how stuffed with water the poudre river it. I haven't heard anything about it because at work we've been knocked out of internet for days and I haven't got any television at my house. Also, since all of the rain and we haven't gotten settled in enough to have finished the pasture fencing and "barn" we spent a crazy amount of time changing blankets, checking on, and feeding the horses.

    When I was in boulder at my dads visiting him on Wednesday we heard flood sirens so we waited a bit before we headed home (we left at 11pm) and didn't get home until 3am. It was terrible apparently the HWY we took later that night had collapsed and almost severed a huge gas line were it not for a truck somehow getting wedged underneath it

    Thankfully, we live fairly high above the metro so most of our water just ran downhill. Strangely (for me anyways) was the amount of thick fog we got up here. My driveway is about 50 yards from my front door and the horses usually hang out right next to the garage, especially when they hear the door open; we couldn't see the garage for like two its it was so densely covered with fog combined with a torrential down pour LOL.


    Hope to see you back soon Ashley, looking forward to updates on your girl, and the cart!
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        09-19-2013, 06:57 PM
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    Thanks, TC!! I had been wondering how she was doing!

    I am getting Chance ready for the ND.... I am taking the pair, but DH was out of town, and I was leary about hitching them up with no help. I AM getting old!!

    I put those annoying shaft things on. Having them on requires undoing BOTH sides if the overgirth, and wrapping the tug straps around the shaft loop, and I usually drop the stupid shaft on my foot once a week when I do this.... I am whining, yes!!

    I should just dig out the Meadowbrook, that was easy!

    Chance had been near perfect when I drove him and scraped the hair off his sides, but yesterday we hitched the pair, and his attitude was off. When I finally got mad and yelled at him, he straightened right out. He is a funny animal. Thank goodness he is a gelding! A mare with this attitude would be DISASTER!

    Good luck at the CDE!!!

    Nancy
         
        09-19-2013, 11:34 PM
      #36
    Green Broke
    Who is your pair?
    I cannot wait to see photos of the ND.
    A whole bunch of people are going from St Louis. I wish I was going with.

    I am getting excited about the CDE. I leave in the AM tomorrow.
    MY dressage is at 1:40 on Sat and cones at 2:00. For once I get to sleep in, HA HA.
    I have been taking a ton of lessons, (at a Morgan Show barn, of all places) Who would of thought. But I have learned so much. The instructor that I have been working with, is even going to be my navigator on the marathon.
    She is amazing, I told her that under stress I cannot tell right from left. Well she put red electric tape on my right saddle turret and white tape on my left turret.
    This way when she is navigating she can just say red or white.
    I do need to take the tape off for dressage though.
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        09-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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    My "pair" is that gelding, Chance, 3/4 Arab out of my 1/2 Arab, 1/2 paint endurance mare, and his niece Gavotte, 1/2 Arab, 1/2 Schwarzwalder. When Chance is relaxed, they go pretty well together.

    I would have Gavotte's full sister paired if I could get motivated to get the next one going. I did put the harness on her yesterday, then got distracted and did not work her. She is pulling chains, but not to the tires yet.

    You are SO lucky to have found the Morgan barn trainer!!! Pilgrim isn't in a shoeing package, is he??

    Marathon is my least favorite part of the CDE!! Anymore, I have such a horrible memory, so I wear myself OUT walking the hazards! That's a GREAT idea about the tape!!!!

    Have a great show!

    Nancy
         
        09-20-2013, 10:12 AM
      #38
    Green Broke
    Donkey Lovers get this.
    This is great!

    Donkey qualifies for driving finals at Addington | Horse and Country TV
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        09-20-2013, 06:41 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    I big day for all us lovers of long ears!!! GO TEAM DONKEY!!
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        09-21-2013, 09:42 AM
      #40
    Yearling
    Just a quick question, Do all driving showing require the "fancy" dress. I'm very much just a blue jeans & nice shirt type. The dresses & hats are not in my comfort zone
         

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