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    03-03-2011, 11:17 AM
  #11
Weanling
That pads seem great! Is anybody riding with fanny pack? Is it comfortable? I'll take it slow, first thing to do is to get something to put vet kit into. I'll feel much safer. Yeah, I'm willing to just walk with her. I gallop reguraly on trail, but mostly walk. Oh, and I ride english style.
There is no way to be friends with my friend again... She changed, she's not caring person she was, she is person whose horses are never out, person that lets her gelding coughing for months, and gives me to know that clothes and that stuff are more important than horses. I'm not going to be friend with someone like that.
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    03-03-2011, 11:57 AM
  #12
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Originally Posted by manca    
That pads seem great! Is anybody riding with fanny pack? Is it comfortable? I'll take it slow, first thing to do is to get something to put vet kit into. I'll feel much safer. Yeah, I'm willing to just walk with her. I gallop reguraly on trail, but mostly walk. Oh, and I ride english style.
There is no way to be friends with my friend again... She changed, she's not caring person she was, she is person whose horses are never out, person that lets her gelding coughing for months, and gives me to know that clothes and that stuff are more important than horses. I'm not going to be friend with someone like that.
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That is fair. Those things would push my limits too. I respect your convictions.
     
    03-03-2011, 12:25 PM
  #13
Foal
I'm sure you could ride with a fanny pack =) Just rotate it to your back or hip so it doesn't interfere with your body and the saddle. If you decide to go on a longer ride you could wear a small backpack too (pack a picnic for you and your horse ;) ) Another thing you can try is put a halter on your horse ontop of your english bridle (u'd have to hold the lead rope since you don't have a horn) this can help you because it's like having a safety blanket and can b]make you feel more comfortable cause if something where to happen, you have that extra control to stop your horse. For cell phones, I would recommend a lanyard made for phones. Put it around your neck while trail riding because then its a) on your person always, b) will not fall out of your pocket and be hard to get to and c) it won't fall off cause those silly cell phone holders are not made very well and always seem to fall off of your jeans x)

Good luck!
     
    03-03-2011, 12:36 PM
  #14
Foal
If you are comfortable just waking her, maybe go out for a nice long walk on the trails with her, maybe trot a little and just work up your confidence. Example: If you walked on the trails with a trot at the end for a week. Then walk and trot on the trails. Then maybe throw in a canter at the end, until you are comfortable at all speeds.
     
    03-04-2011, 09:15 AM
  #15
Weanling
Today I'll go for a short walk, a bit less than hour, and I'll see how it'll go. I'll report back. And I stole fanny pack from my cousin :P
Yesterday I went for a walk with Candy (just walking beside her), and we met a dog. She was panick, but I knew that dog, so I called him closer and when she saw him at close, she immediatly calmed down and started grazing. We could continue our walk then :)

Thank you for help everybody!
     
    03-05-2011, 03:58 AM
  #16
Weanling
Ride went well. After first 5 minutes I met my exfriend and her dad riding. I have some problems with Candy, because she didn't understand why she has to go alone. She was causing me some problems, but I manage to calm her down. The rest of ride was great. I yelled at some dogs that followed me and dismounted when they didn't stop, and that time they ran away. I troted a bit and sang christmas carols all the way :P
Should I go on the same route today or do something else? Candy's not tired, she is used to work almost everyday.
     
    03-05-2011, 02:02 PM
  #17
Foal
Awesome glad it went well! I don't think it matters which route you go. Whichever one you feel most comfortable on is the one you should choose. Keep us posted!!
     
    03-05-2011, 02:54 PM
  #18
Weanling
The biggest change happened in my head. I was used to just turn around and run off if I saw something, I thought that can scare Candy. It's still my first thought to turn back if I see something, but now I say to myself that those things aren't going to ruin my ride. That I'm prepared and safe. And in this two days it happened 4 times and then Candy wasn't even a bit scared of them. I even cantered today on a way I wasn't for long, and it was a great feeling
     
    03-05-2011, 05:01 PM
  #19
Foal
Glad its going well! Sounds like great progress! Good job =D
     
    03-05-2011, 05:17 PM
  #20
Showing
I do know exactly how you feel. My husband works a night shift and sleeps during the afternoons. Even if I took my cell phone and tried to call him he wouldn't wake up. I've finally just bucked up and started doing it. I have my closest neighbor and relatives #s and I can always call 911.
Vida seems to love going out just the 2 of us which was a major surprise. I thought she would be calling for her buddies the whole time. Its nice to go at our own pace (which is fast lol). I have 2 horses I have to keep ridden and I find it much easier to ride the younger with my husband and his horses along in the mornings and my old gal in the afternoons when he's asleep.
     

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