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post #421 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 10:58 PM
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I've known a few mares that just flat out liked men better. I wonder if that's the case with Witch, or if she is just living up to her name? Give it a little time, maybe she's just testing her boundaries since she's settling in now.

Percy is so very cute. I had a couple potbelly crosses years ago. The older one was a stray that showed up and stayed, he adored my old mare and they even ended up sharing a stall. If he wasn't put in with her, he would tear up the area around the door trying to get in. She was so careful not to step on him or bump into him. I would even see him standing between her front legs in the pasture, using her for shade on hot days, lol. The little one was an orphan that I took in and bottle fed. He stayed in a Pack N Play until he was old enough, then he got moved out to the barn too. I have pics somewhere, I'll have to dig them up.

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post #422 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 11:22 PM
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Good evening everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend!
I attempted my beach ride but it didnt go so well :(. Does anyone believe in a horse faking sick? I didnt until today....Got all saddled up ect and headed on the road with a friend. Normally even though my horse has super short legs he is always in front, walking faster then anyone else. Well today he was slow and sluggish. Got to friends house and got off, he started stretching like he wanted to pee, trying to lay down ect, ALL signs of colic of course. He wouldnt even eat the beautiful green grass I am always fighting him to stay out of. So, checked feet, legs, saddle and decided we were going back home. We turn around in the direction of home and I still had to pull him which is not like him at all, usually he walks to fast for me to keep up. Get home, untack, then suddenly he is fine. Trying to eat everything in site, looking everywhere for treats, walking and trotting right next to me like normal. I was so mad! Anyways, still have no idea what happened. I know there was something wrong with him because he wasnt himself. Who knows maybe he really can fake it?!
So that was my interesting day....
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post #423 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 11:25 PM
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Yes, I can, but I'll definitely have to send it to you privately haha!!!!

I have her in an O ring snaffle right now, is that not ok if she's gaited?
LOL ok I'll pm you my email address. A snaffle is fine to use, assuming she responds to it correctly. (which is the case gaited or not) It's easier on the mouth than a long shanked bit like a lot of walking horse people use.
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post #424 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 11:52 PM
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Talking

I just bought Cheyenne a beautiful bridle and reins on ebay for $34.50. I can't wait to see it on her! Here's a pic, lots more will follow when I get it and try it on her.


Bridle.


Being horseless is the pits!!

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post #425 of 4288 Old 04-15-2013, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I survived paintballing with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR former members of the military, three of which were former Marines! There was one other girl (a former Marine). We played four games of Capture the Flag, two traditional (one team defends and one team attacks) and two free-for-all (flag in the middle, both teams start 50 yards away from the flag at their base, and then try to evade the other team while trying to grab the flag and make it back to their base). My boyfriend was on the other team with the other girl and her brother, who is in the Army. We ended up winning two games (one traditional where we were defending and one free-for-all). In the traditional game we won, my boyfriend was the last one from his team left "alive" against me and Nick. He was hiding in some rocks and got me pinned down behind a tree. Nick saw that I was pinned down and went around to flank Robert. I kept Robert occupied until Nick got right on top of him and shot him four times in the back (Robert was laying down behind a rock). We teased him the rest of the day that "old and slow" took out his Marine a$$. I only got hit twice. Once in the side of the boob (OWWWWIE!!!) and once in the upper left thigh.

Here's a pic of Robert's "war wounds":

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post #426 of 4288 Old 04-15-2013, 01:29 AM
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Sarah, Maple. I grew up on the track. My Dad owned race horses and Mum would send Dad off with my sis and I to the track. It became problematic when children were not allowed into the winners enclosure, so Dad did some research. From then on, my sis and I owned all the horses, as they could not refuse entry to the owners, children or not.

I think we owned about 30-50 horses.

Percy is adorable.
And from a few pages ago, there's no way in heck I could do your job. And thanks for giving that family extra time.


Did I mention that I managed to pull a muscle in my neck yesterday by moving my neck at a normal speed? Pathetic! Today it hurts even worse, and I can't move my neck more than a few degrees.

I am irritated that I injured myself by asking my body to do something that is perfectly normal, and I am whining, that it hurts.
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post #427 of 4288 Old 04-15-2013, 03:19 AM
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That is the cutest pig ever! =) The naughty only makes him cuter lol.

I think the first man that decided to eat a bird embryo was thinking "Ugh....HUNGRY! I wonder if this is edible....maybe it tastes better with FIRE!" lol

So on the topic of naughty animals, right now I'm thinking of killing Witch, making her into burgers and using her skin for coats.

I go to ride her tonight, and she's even worse than last week. She's tossing her head, half the time refusing to back up, TROTTING when I don't ask for the trot (really didn't, trust me), and at the walk, pulling at the bit and trying to bring herself over to my husband. Oh, and pretending that she doesn't know how to "Whoa"...I loved that one.

So after the zillionth time of her trying to force her way over to my husband, I ask him "FINE do you want to ride?!"...now he's had exactly one lesson. And do you know, though it's clear she doesn't like going slow, she only tried to trot on him ONCE, and if she tried slightly veering towards me in the arena, he barely had to do anything to redirect her. =/ She's all lovey dovey towards him. Reminds me of his Kat...she will meow and roll for me, and purr, and when I get close enough, sometimes she will just bite me really hard and run away. Witch is the same way. After he rode her, I got back on, and she was worse, I kid you not! Tried a CANTER, straight towards the mounting block and stopped.

I know I'm taking lessons, but I may also send her away for a tune up so to speak. Hubby is somewhat pleased that she likes him so much, which makes me even MADDER because though he wants to learn to ride, HE DOESN'T EVEN GENERALLY LIKE HORSES!!!! =/

EVIL WITCH!!!!!!!!! I'd rather ride Mama Pony at this rate! At least I know she'd be trying to get rid of me out of fear, not out of spite lol
That horse is not yours and has chosen to be with your husband. I know it is a kick in the butt, but get used to it and ride mama pony. As for him not liking horses, he may warm up to this one and get seriously involved which has a spin off for you. More riding and maybe a horse that has chosen you.

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That horse is not yours and has chosen to be with your husband. I know it is a kick in the butt, but get used to it and ride mama pony. As for him not liking horses, he may warm up to this one and get seriously involved which has a spin off for you. More riding and maybe a horse that has chosen you.
I am of a mind to agree, and it is a kick in the butt! =(
I am pretty sure that my 2 year old filly picked me and is my girl, but I did not want to get her trained too early. *Sigh*. As for Mama Pony, I'm too chunky to ride her, but it's a thought =P

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post #429 of 4288 Old 04-15-2013, 03:37 AM
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My gelding Bugs follows me around like a puppy, he has his nose into every thing I am doing around the property. That is why he will be a better horse for me than Stella. He has demonstrated he wants to, and is happy being around me. Stella has demonstrated she prefers my wife. Aren't mares fickle.
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My gelding Bugs follows me around like a puppy, he has his nose into every thing I am doing around the property. That is why he will be a better horse for me than Stella. He has demonstrated he wants to, and is happy being around me. Stella has demonstrated she prefers my wife. Aren't mares fickle.
Haha, just the mares, right? ;) Is Bugs not rideable? Does Stella indicate her displeasure if you ride her (not necessarily by acting out)?

As far as Witchy-Poo goes, I think that she'd make a better match for my husband if he had a few more lessons. He likes fast a lot more than I do, and something tells me that it's her favorite thing as well. I'm still going to ride her, and expect her to deal with my s***, but it would be easier if she bonded with me a little more.

On a similar note, my shetland colt follows my son around like a dog. I tried taking video of it one night...my son would start running, the colt would run after him and investigate what my son was up to...my son would walk backwards into the colt, the colt would just stand there ("Oops! Sorry Pumpkin!"), then turn to follow once my son passed. The odd thing is, this colt is still a bit nervous around us big people.

Hm, I'm starting to feel left out here, since the only horse I still have in this state is my daughter's pony, and she doesn't exactly show much love haha.

God save me from opinionated females!!!.... The animals, of course

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