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post #311 of 4288 Old 04-11-2013, 09:06 PM
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Holy heck Demon, that is a long time. I thought it was recent. And glad you had a good ride.
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post #312 of 4288 Old 04-11-2013, 09:31 PM
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Haha, well recent drama is recent. He's sued me before, but outside of that little kidnapping thing, I have had a mostly drama free full custody for the past seven years. Now this. Meh, it definitely hasn't been fun!

Anyway you know, I'm totally exposing my ignorance here, but I've only been on a gaited horse once. I don't *think* she's gaited, but I don't have an official word on that.

Lessons are definitely fun, but a muscle workout. Now I gotta do some actual working out from now on, since it can only help.
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Last time I posted on a thread like this, it was the twenty somethings thread. Now I'm rocketing towards 31 like there's no tomorrow!!

How are we all ladies and gents? It's been a while!

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
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Last time I posted on a thread like this, it was the twenty somethings thread. Now I'm rocketing towards 31 like there's no tomorrow!!

How are we all ladies and gents? It's been a while!
Missed you around here! And we all get old fast, it's awful! I am fast approaching 40 and I have no idea how that happened.
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Missed you guys too! Demon, sounds like you've been through a lot, how do you parents DO it?

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Demonwolf, as a saddlebred/SSH (spotted saddle horse), Witch probably isn't gaited. Five-gaited saddlebreds are becoming more and more rare these days.
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how do you parents DO it?
I don't know that we know I think everyone just puts one foot in front of the other and keeps going.

Are you back with us now Sara? Where the heck have you been?
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Demonwolf, as a saddlebred/SSH (spotted saddle horse), Witch probably isn't gaited. Five-gaited saddlebreds are becoming more and more rare these days.
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Lol, that's perfectly fine with me.
She's probably going to end up being Hubby's horse....stupid witch watches him when I'm trying to ride her, tries to run to him...WTH, he doesn't even LIKE like horses, it was supposed to be my thing. EH, I'll just use her to learn to be better, then ride my baby girl when she's old enough and trained, then pass Witch off to her beloved *rolls eyes*.

Or...

I could always wait til we move and are only paying for hay/farrier etc and get another =P

(JK, I have way too many horses right now, they're like little energy parasites!!!! I'd probably fall over and die if I got another.)

Anyway, how do parents do it? We don't have any other choice! You can't give up on kids just because something gets hard! Who else can a kid trust, if not us, to be there for them when things get tough?!

And ladies, yes...time seems to fly. It seems to be getting FASTER too, the older we get. I know I can't be the only one that feels that way!!!
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I have no big drama going on in my life right now, thank goodness, but big hugs to everyone who has! It seems to go in cycles, so chin up everyone, smooth sailing is coming.

I smoked in high school and college, but then quit. When the hubby and I were going through a really rough patch several years ago I started up again, but quit again after about 6 months. Every once in a while I still have a craving, but they are getting fewer and further between, thankfully. I haven't had a cig in almost 3 years.

Yesterday was the most awesome day, you guys! I went out and trimmed my hay guy's horses. These are good people who took in horses to rescue them from a bad situation, but they are not horse people, so they just don't "get it". They were only having them trimmed every few months. As pasture puffs, that's what their old farrier told them to do. *eyeroll* One of them is a chronic founder case with possible IR that they are clueless about, one is an 18 months old TB filly with twisted legs, and then her dam. None of them have manners or training. They get fed, petted and vet when they need it, but that about it. The rest of the time they roam around on 40 acres with a herd of cows. I volunteered to trim them as practice, mainly so I could get my hands on them every few weeks and help them out. Yesterday was the second trim. The founder case is leaps and bounds more sound, and all three of them behaved much better this time. Here is a pic of before the first trim and after the second of the right front of this guy. Still a long way to go, but I have hope for him yet, if I can teach them enough to not have a recurring issue.



After that I came home and rode Dragon, and tried out my rope hackamore on him. I figured if he was blowing through the french link oval mouth I had him in, that we needed to go back a step and work on some basics. He did pretty well, considering he hasn't been ridden hardly at all the last few months, because of the weather. My lesson kid was sick and canceled, so after Dragon, the hubby and I pulled out Buck and Phantom and tried out an Aussie and an Endurance saddle that I brought home from a friend. He LOVES the endurance, so looks like I will be buying it and adding to the tack collection. She flat out gave us the Aussie, I just need to buy a girth for it. Oh lordie, I just added it up, that's 13 saddles I have now. I think I may have a slight tack problem, lol.
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post #320 of 4288 Old 04-12-2013, 09:11 AM
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Demonwolf, as a saddlebred/SSH (spotted saddle horse), Witch probably isn't gaited. Five-gaited saddlebreds are becoming more and more rare these days.
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I disagree, it's very likely she is gaited. I have a lot of experience with ssh and twh. I only ride gaited. When she's in a fast walk is she moving laterally or diagonally? If you tried to trot her and she's gaited that will make for a very uncomfy hard pace. It's a very recognizable butt shake when they are gaiting, and you will hear all 4 hooves hit the ground. If you took pics you would see the right side going, then the left, so on and so forth. Does that make sense?
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