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        07-10-2014, 02:55 PM
      #2041
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by frlsgirl    
    I had to share this with you guys. My poor horse was stoned out of her mind from the sedative. She could barely walk; it took two of us to get her into the nearest stall so that she could sleep it off.

    Poor girl! (I wont lie, it kind of made me chuckle... mostly because you used to word "stoned")
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        07-12-2014, 09:42 PM
      #2042
    Weanling
    Hi All!
    Decided not to get the horse. He kept going from trot to pace rather than canter, even with an experienced rider, and he cribs too. I've got enough issues with Rose at the moment.

    We've made the decision to bring Rose home. I've been really unhappy at the riding school lately. Its cheap, but DDs riding is not progressing, lessons are disorganised, and Rose is not getting any better at handling the big scary world. So I'm giving them three weeks to get DD riding Rose, but either way I want Rose home on the farm by mid August. I've organised some friends to help with training advice when needed, and possibly got another instructor for DD. Biggest issue is going to be getting Rose back on a trailer and bringing her home. Not looking forward to that at all.

    Its silly, but I feel a bit like I'm quitting, and I HATE quitting!
         
        07-13-2014, 01:59 PM
      #2043
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by VickiRose    
    Hi All!
    Decided not to get the horse. He kept going from trot to pace rather than canter, even with an experienced rider, and he cribs too. I've got enough issues with Rose at the moment.

    We've made the decision to bring Rose home. I've been really unhappy at the riding school lately. Its cheap, but DDs riding is not progressing, lessons are disorganised, and Rose is not getting any better at handling the big scary world. So I'm giving them three weeks to get DD riding Rose, but either way I want Rose home on the farm by mid August. I've organised some friends to help with training advice when needed, and possibly got another instructor for DD. Biggest issue is going to be getting Rose back on a trailer and bringing her home. Not looking forward to that at all.

    Its silly, but I feel a bit like I'm quitting, and I HATE quitting!
    I don't know the full extent of the situation, but I DO NOT think you're "quitting". I think you've recognized that a situation isn't bearing fruit, and you're taking the next logical step - trying something different. Remember, the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." If you're not getting the results you wanted, "sticking it out" is only going to frustrate everyone involved.

    I trained and taught for over a decade, and I spent a goodly portion of that time as a mobile trainer. In my area, there are a lof of people who have horses on small properties - they poured everything they had into owing horse property in an area where real estate prices are outrageously high so they could have their horses at home - but that meant that sending a horse out for training (thus paying board when they have a perfectly good barn at home) made no sense. My own coach comes out to my barn to work with me intermittently, even though she's established at one of the big barns in town. Many dedicated trainers will come out to you (though frequency may be a bit of an issue, and you may be asked to pay a mileage fee). If you ask around, you may find someone who will work with your daughter and horse who can meet your expectations. And the cost of getting someone effective to come out to you may well be offset by the savings of keeping a horse at home v. Boarding.
         
        07-13-2014, 08:53 PM
      #2044
    Yearling
    Vicki you are not quitting!

    So Titan is going home at the end of the month. The first week and a half I had him, he was missing shoes and couldn't be ridden. FINALLY got shoes on him, and he's still ouchy.

    And.. AND...

    I'm bringing home a Standy. A plain brown 12 year old Standy. No spots, no flash, no outstanding pedigree. He'll be on trial lease for a bit but I will probably buy him.

    I went to try him out and we went on a mini-trail ride by ourselves. Horse I didn't know. Trails I didn't know. Saddle that didn't fit me. Talk about adrenaline rush.

    This is the Standy, Bravo
    Registered as "Regal Lad"


    Oh, and my car took a crap over the weekend. Well really on Friday, it wouldn't start. Turns out my alternator busted. It cost me 578 dollars to fix it. Someone stick a fork in my eye. They tried to say I needed a new battery but I couldn't afford it, so was like "screw it, just lemme bring it home!" Turns out my battery is FINE (I thought so, had it tested Friday at Advanced Auto parts). Lajsljfasdfaljdsf <- that's what I say.

    I should update more than once every week or two weeks, I apparently hav e a lot going on. O.o


    Anyone know what those white scars on his legs are? I thought pin firing but they're not in a neat row. He was a racer, then an amish cart horse. Maybe marks from the amish stuff?
         
        07-13-2014, 09:51 PM
      #2045
    Trained
    There was a thread a week or two ago about a horse with similar markings on its legs. The general consensus was that it was from too-tight wraps/bandages being left on for too long.

    He is just too freaking adorable! Sometimes it's the "nothing special" ones that turn into the best ones.

    This is why I hate taking cars to mechanics. It's highway robbery, plain and simple. Nearly $600 to fix something that would take you a half an hour and a wrench or socket to fix if you had a Chilton/Haynes manual. Ugh. So glad my dad taught me about cars.
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        07-13-2014, 10:03 PM
      #2046
    Yearling
    He is cute. I like his color. I have said multiple times I would never have a bay (brown) horse. Goes to show you. Something about his eye just really caught my attention when I was browsing. We shall see!

    The lady who has him can't ride, bad back, but she rescues a few horses from the kill pen, fattens them up, has some volunteers ride/retrain them and finds them good homes. She's bringing in 2 really pretty morgan mares after Bravo is gone. I'm going to drop off some better tack for her. A snaffle bit, western headstall, curb chain, and a saddle pad or two.

    My ex was a mechanic. I miss having his handy.. hands.. available for things like this.
         
        07-13-2014, 10:16 PM
      #2047
    Started
    He's very cute Drifting!

    Car trouble sucks! Last summer, my car broke down on the highway with carpoolers inside; the belt just fell out of my car and suddenly all the lights started flashing and I had no power steering. Yeah, that was fun...NOT!

    All is well on my end...sort of...been really down all weekend. I don't know if it's because I have a bug that's going around or something else. Now it's back to work tomorrow morning so I better shape up! Oh yeah, and all I want to do is eat, sleep and play with my horse. Nothing else interests me. DH is flying back from Alabama as I'm writing this, so I better go and clean up the house so that it looks like it's been perfect like this all weekend.
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        07-13-2014, 10:47 PM
      #2048
    Trained
    frlsgrl.

    I know how that goes. Robert just got back from two days (more or less) at his family reunion. The house is still a disaster and all I got done was the dishes. I had planned on cleaning the house and having it all ready when he got back, but guess what? I was dead tired from working. So, it didn't happen. Oh well.

    The "moody blues" must be going around because I've been pretty down myself. Could be because my ex-husband served me court papers for back child support ($19,800 worth). I don't know. Whatever the reason, it sucks the big one.
         
        07-13-2014, 11:09 PM
      #2049
    Weanling
    Thanks Avishay and Drifting, this is very stressful for me. I was going to call the instructor and let her know what we've decided to do, but I think it would be better face to face, so I will tell her either Saturday or if I can get there, Thursday. However I've since found out that a friend we made at the barn/school is taking her three horses elsewhere too. She's been there a lot longer than us.

    So, ideas on best way to get a petrified pony onto a horse float/trailer? Last time was pretty disastrous! Rose sees a horse trailer and literally starts shaking and sweating in fear. Because the focus has been on getting her quieter under saddle, not much has been done to overcome her fears. I can get her to stand at the foot of the ramp, and she can be around the trailer without a meltdown, but that's about it.

    DD has been crying off and on since we told her what we plan, mostly because she will miss her friends and the horses, but she is a bit of a drama queen, so I'm sure she will be fine.
         
        07-13-2014, 11:18 PM
      #2050
    Started
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    frlsgrl.


    The "moody blues" must be going around because I've been pretty down myself. Could be because my ex-husband served me court papers for back child support ($19,800 worth). I don't know. Whatever the reason, it sucks the big one.
    Oh dear. That does suck!
         

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