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post #1 of 4 Old 08-14-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Look what I learned :P

Yesterday I learned some very interesting things that I thought I'd share with you.

The first thing I learned was that my 4 year old is a very good jumper...I learned this when I decided to lunge him ove a ground pole that was sitting on the ground [duh!] between two barrels that were on their side and he jumpes the barrel instead.

Then second thing I learned is that I should always lock the horses into the other pasture while I'm riding. I learned this when I started my own little parade of horses, a donkey, a mule, and a VERY annoying llama across the pasture.

The third thing I learned is that my llama, Louie, is still the most annoying animal we have out there. I learned this when he dicided it would be a good idea to charge at my horse and then jump on him while I was riding, needless to say my horse didn't take too kindly to this.

The fourth thing I learned is that I happen to have the best most forgiving horse I've ever known. I learned this when I tried to go english on my mare for the first time [my second time ever riding english by myself] and I couldn't get on from the ground so I stood on a barrel and proceeded to jump [not literally, but you know] from the barrel to the saddle, and then I realized that I hadn't tightened the saddle enough so it slid right off along with me and she just stood there, btu I'm sure she was laughing at me. Then I put it back on her, tightened it, and got on [from the barrel again.] I rode like that until I decided I was going to be a daredevil [I am just not too fond of that english saddle yet] and go bareback on her for the first time ever. So up on the barrel I went AGAIN and got on her bareback...I've gone bareback on just about all of my horses..but for some reason never on her...and when I sat down I accidentally squeezed because I was so nervous [I've never been nervous on a horse before except the first time I rode one, so I have NO idea why I was this time, I was so ashamed of myself] and her being the horse she is and wanting to do what is asked, she started trotting. I hadn't gotten into my 'seat' on her yet, so I swiftly said whoa...and to my surprise, the mare that never wanted to stand still or stop, stopped right in her tracks and stood there calmly until I got into position, then picked up a very slow, collected walk, while I was literally shaking half from nerves, half from being so proud. Then, I got even braver and trotted her, when to my surprise again she just put her head down without even being told to do so..[she's my western pleasure horse that usually takes a time or two of telling her to get her head and neck vertical before she keeps it that way] I was amazed at her because I didn't even have to squeeze, just kisss to her and away we went. This is when I realized that I don't think I have ever trusted a horse so much in my life, nor had such a strong bond with one.

Oh, and I also learned one more thing that I'd like to share and I think we all have some lesson like this..but here goes:
If the pants you're riding in have a small hole in them and you go riding bareback, that hole somehow seems to be a big hole by the time you're done. :P
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-14-2009, 02:51 PM
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LOL! Loved this! Made me smile! Nothing is better than the bond you have with your horse! I love being open to "lessons learned".
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-14-2009, 03:00 PM
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This really did make me smile. I love stories like that.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-14-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys..this is just one day..if only you could say the day-to-day life out there. like..here goes another one..

One day, about a week ago, the horses [all but 2] got out at about 3 in the morning..there were many cops out there by the time we got out there and they were in our back hay field..Then at about 11 that day, our donkey gets out...my aunt came home and we decided to electrify the parts that weren't yet and we thought they were jumping over...as we are electrifying...the horses get out YET AGAIN...we then realize how they had gotten out the whole time.....the small gate that almost nobody ever uses was hanging wide open and nobody had noticed [we have 4 connected pastures and many many gates going through and out of pastures all voer the place]...boy did we feel dumb as we rounded up the crowd again.....none of the horses were hurt [thankfully because we live on the hgihway] they mostly just ate the hay out of our surrounding fields...but man we felt soooo stupid after this!
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