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post #161 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 07:57 AM
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That's great news Bill!

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post #162 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 08:40 AM
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Love to hear that, Blossom sounds just like she was described. I think once Pat gets to know Blossom better, and that doesn't even need to be this year but once she retires, she will have a best buddy on the trails for years to come.

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post #163 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well, Bill got here ahead of me, but I want to report that I am THRILLED! Mike said she did absolutely nothing wrong and was the best trail horse he'd ridden in years! (mind you, he gets the problems to fix or tune up! LOL) He also said he would have absolutely no problem putting his wife on her and his wife hasn't ridden in years. I think he likes her, so that's a ringing endorsement! <grin>
He also said he would have no hesitation putting a child on her in the round pen....BUT...I shouldn't try to ride her alone in the open until I get my confidence back...or she gets confidence in me. That's not a problem. After my accident I do not intend to EVER ride alone. (Kudos to those of you who do, but this chicken is probably way too old to turn into a hawk or soar with the eagles...)
What REALLY impressed me was that it was a terribly windy day...the kind of day that can make even calm horses spooky! So....the whole thing seems to have been a new place and being taken away from other horses. Now I know.

She's in the pasture now with DB (my husband's horse) and another big gelding named Magic. DB is enamoured of any mare. He may be gelded and turning 21 in Jan., but he likes the ladies...so now he has one of his own! I am SO relieved. I'll do lots of riding around the round pen and farm and then hit the trails in early Dec. (I have to work Thanksgiving weekend. You KNOW the library has to be open in case anyone has an informational emergency they can't solve with Google! LOL) Blossom and I are going to be fine!

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post #164 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 12:51 PM
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Whoo-Hoo!!!! Go Blossom Go!



[QUOTE=Chevaux;1760568Funny you should say that. We were moving some hay yesterday with the quad and sled and I took a header into the quad and it was parked -- you can't even trust machinery.

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It must be the position of the moon. My Saturn kicked out of gear Friday morning, rolled down THRU the pipe panel, dragging the pipe panel with it and coming to rest right at the barbless wire fence, separating the grove of trees that serves as the Pet Cemetary

Had the pipe panel not hung on so tenaciously to the nose of my Saturn, I wouldn't have a Saturn -- it would have plowed thru the fence head-on into a big fat pine tree. That would be my 2002 Sport Coupe with only 54,000 miles on it

I didn't even have the **lls to go down and look at it, I called Mr. WTW home from work - lol lol lol lol There was nothing caught under the car, it started right up, he backed it up onto the driveway, and said "you got lucky Missy"

There's some aluminum pipe panel paint on the front end a couple scratches that are nothing compared to the scratches I've gotten when parked at WalMart.

I ALWAYS put the car in reverse (standard shift) and set the brake but the neighbor's cat-food-stealin'-Weimaraner was running out of the barn. In my haste to get out of the car and take swing at that dog, I forgot all that and my coat sleeve must have caught the gear shift just right and pulled it into neutral.

I could do a whole 'nuter paragraph on how all that noise affected one of my horses and what my first thought was when I saw "A car" down there but I've hi-jacked this great thread quite enough

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post #165 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 01:33 PM
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Great news HagonNag - although I personally thought she was going to be good (always easy to say after the fact isn't it?). This, by the way, does not get you off the hook for more progress reports and pictures. Enjoy the ride!!
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post #166 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 04:36 PM
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Doing the Happy Dance for you!!! Such wonderful news. So, take a deep breath relax & prepare for February! Are you still going to send her out to Mike for awhile? Second the notion for not ridng alone-I'm in my 60's also, & the wisdom of that says have at least 1 other person (with a good horse) when venturing out-besides it's fun to have someone to talk to & if you don't want to talk, just say the loss of hearing precludes good conversation, save that for a break-LOL! I do hope you start having fun w/Blossom soon.
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post #167 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 04:49 PM
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Digby offered to have a talk with her on the phone if you think that would help, being they are kind of related and all. In a twentieth second cousin, twice removed sort of way.
(If I were you, I would pass on this...bless his little heart, I'm afraid with his rep. For being a bit of a prankster, it will not help. )
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post #168 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 05:30 PM
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Great,

Now take her away from the other horses.. The last thing you want is a buddy sour mare. And she will do it quick, especially with a "want-a-be" stallion. I never let the wife's horses run with any of the rest, until they can show absolutely no signs of being buddy sour. And the very first time they can not be left completely alone on the trail, they go back to complete solitary confinement.

Let her be completely dependent upon humans for companionship.

If she runs the fences and calls to the others, take her farther away, or even put her in a box stall until she calms down, and doesn't want to be with the others. And DO NOT let her make you feel bad, she will stop the carrying on, once she gets tired enough. Sometimes it takes days for them to realize all the carrying on is not worth it. But they will eventually stop.
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post #169 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 07:53 PM
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I'll do lots of riding around the round pen and farm and then hit the trails in early Dec. (I have to work Thanksgiving weekend. Blossom and I are going to be fine!
Great news....when ya get retired and have so much time you don't know what to do.....come on up and the wife and I will show you around the Cohutta's.....

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post #170 of 187 Old 11-18-2012, 07:56 PM
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Sorry to say this, but please read Pat's post about never riding alone again. The only time I would ever worry about a buddy sour horse would be riding alone.

She is happy, let's all support her and stop telling her to do this and that. She is doing everything right. I for one want to see lot's of photos of her and Blossom next year on the trial once she feels confident enough again. Few of us are lucky enough to have the support of a great husband and wonderful friends willing to help her get through this.
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