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    03-30-2013, 04:26 AM
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    

I'm an adrenaline junkie and even though I'm "old" that hasn't waned at all. There are two adrenaline rushes I haven't gotten to do that are on my list, basejumping and skydiving, the only reason I haven't is because it scares my kiddo, if it weren't for her I'd have frequent flyer miles and a bat suit!
Totally and completely cannot understand this. I can't even go on the baby roller coasters...I scream myself hoarse! Hubby said a couple of days ago that he thinks I have an actual mild phobia. XD

Just reading your post put chills down my spine!!!!!
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    03-30-2013, 04:44 AM
Well, I'm going to introduce myself :)
Hello! I'm Amber. I am 31 have 3 kiddos. Ages 11,9,3 two girls and my boy. I am married to my highschool sweetheart! We have been together for 17 years married for 12. I have one horse that is ours and have my sis in laws horse out with her. I have two doxies, guineas, a guinea pig, a bunch of fish, two cats, and chickens. Hmmmm. I love reading, crafts, horses, fishing, just anything outside. I work at a hospital as a unit secretary and CNA. That is all I think.... Any questions just ask! :)
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    03-30-2013, 11:57 AM
Green Broke
I used to be an adrenaline junkie. I loved speed, heights, danger, whatever. I did some royally STUPID stunts when I was younger. When I had my kids I suddenly realized I no longer bounced like I used to, and now I'm not so daring. Always wanted to do some XC but never got around to it, other than just some playing over fences. Now I'm too out of shape to try it safely.
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    03-30-2013, 01:43 PM
SUP I'm Ian, a 33yo saddle tramp from California. Joined this community back in 2011 and have really enjoyed the discussions on horses and training and learned a lot. I started down in Florida in the racing scene and traveled around a lot, eventually finding my way back to CA and into Vaquero-style cowboyism and NH around a half-dozen years ago.

I'm pretty chill, but at the same time pretty wild too. Kind of like Willie Nelson lol. I'm not the same as most of today's professional horse trainers. I'm more of a throwback to the old days of the horse training business where wild cowboys lived like rock stars. At least that's what I've been told. I wear silly T-shirts and use silly emoticons when chatting. Allow me to apologize in advance for my sense of humor. I sometimes just say stuff. =P

My favorite way to train a horse is to get out into open country and go somewhere! Preferably, somewhere with enough room for a good gallop. Currently we're riding in a place called Henry Coe State Park, a vast wilderness with over 350 miles of trails and backcountry horse camping is allowed!

Nice to meet you guys. :)
    03-30-2013, 02:01 PM
I'm starting to get nervous, guys! Going for my first "lesson" today.
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    03-30-2013, 03:17 PM
Green Broke
Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great!
    03-30-2013, 06:48 PM
Got out riding again today - twice in one week, poor Bandit didn't know what hit him! After 18 months of barely doing anything... Kiddie was out and took a heap of photos of me... oh dear mother of god! I know what I want my body to do... but it clearly isn't doin it! But anyway.. I didn't have toddler in tow so was able to properly enjoy my time in the arena... both of us are out of shape so 30 min walking/trotting and a few laps of canter was plenty. Put him away and then kiddie rode the pony... I'm so delighted with how this pair is developing - she seems to have so much more confidence in this pony compared to the last one. She even hopped on bareback for the first time ever!

On another note: I reversed into a trailer today.... a low flatbed that I didn't see it in my mirrors... managed to park the car in a way that hubby won't see the rather large dent/scratches/can't not notice if your on that side of the car!! How long til he notices??? Doh! This will confirm in his mind that a woman + a jeep ends in disaster!
    03-30-2013, 07:49 PM
Aires, can't WAIT to hear about how lesson went!!

Maple, my hubby has about a 24 hour window for noticing things...less, like 15", if he's actually NEAR said thing I've damaged-lol- Luckily, he loves me and blows it off with a confused-looking shake of his head (like, "ugh, again??") but, tell your DH THIS (& he'll be very happy that at LEAST YOU were in a JEEP):
When we had our Jeep, all the stuff that "occurred" such as your "encounter" with the flatbed (done similar!!) went SOO MUCH BETTER for the vehicle than it has since we've had our SeBring! The SeBring is MUCH lower to the ground & made with lots of PLASTIC-crazy...I managed to literally rip the front bumper from the pegs driving over the lip in our driveway (where it goes up at an angle from street to sidewalk?) & after THAT $700 move, hubby started backing the car out of our house every night FOR ME BEFORE WORK! That NEVER would have happened with our lifted, high-clearance JEEP!! Haha :0) Best of luck with yer man/Jeep reaction! Heehee...
    03-30-2013, 10:22 PM
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Oh NO, Maple, that sucks. I am not much better, I backed into our truck while it was parked behind me in the driveway. I got flack for weeks from the hubby over the dent I put in the car. (The Beast wasn't damaged.) Karma's a b**ch though, a couple months later hubby was running late for work and backed right into my car, put the trailer hitch through the headlight and dented the crap out of the hood. I am still getting mileage out of that one, lol. Now anytime he snarks about "women drivers" I can remind him he still has to repair the mess he made of my hood.
    03-31-2013, 12:21 AM
*happy dance*

My lesson went AMAZING!!!!! We rode for two hours in the arena!

My saddle fit Bud (the gelding I rode), but my cinch didn't, and they couldn't figure out the new Smart Cinch they had, so she put her Circle A barrel saddle on him for me. It is a 16" and, other than the right stirrup not being turned right, was incredibly comfortable. She had me mount up and let me walk around the arena on Bud for about fifteen minutes while she saddled up her appy mare, Luna. She came into the arena, mounted up, and we started the actual lesson. I loved that she rode with me, because she was able to show me exactly what she was asking me to so, which helped a TON. We did small circles at the corners, clover leafs (to work on me looking up), we walked over poles, and we even worked on asking for a sidepass. It was awesome because not only was she teaching me, she was teaching me how to teach the same things to Aires.

I loved that she was very positive, even when I got something a little wrong. She would say "That was good. Now we're going to do it again and this time I want you to ___________." When I got Bud to sidepass well to the left, I said something like "He was much better going that way." Jean said "Maybe that's because you did it better that time!" (She said it in a positive way, not condescending).

After we got done in the arena (she let me dictate the length of the lesson), we went on a little "trail ride" around their two acres. After we untacked and groomed the horses, we sat around chatting for a good 45 minutes. She wants me to come show halter with her at the next local show and she said they'd come pick me and Aires up to go on trail rides.
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