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        12-29-2013, 07:49 PM
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    Showing
    The daily(ish) update thread - what did you do with your horse today?

    I follow a thread like this on another forum, and found it kinda fun :) This is a thread for any riding updates/what you're working on/random talk etc.

    I've given Zoe most of the month off, went from riding 4-5 days/week to really not at all this month to give her some time off - she's been worked with maybe 5 times.
    Today she went right to work, after over a week off, without any fuss at all. We worked on trot poles and set up a plank to work over as well - no issues whatsoever. My friend's horse was being super spooky and Zoe didn't so much as blink at her being a knothead. We're working on keeping contact and not allowing her to duck BTV; she was much better today!
    Jumped on my friend's horse to work on shoulder-in and leg yielding.. I really enjoy riding that mare.
    Got on her bareback with just a halter to cool her out, and ponied my friend's horse along as well - she was a superstar. Even kept her cool when the other horse spooked badly at my friend dropping a pole; she jumped forward a bit but settled down right away. She's picked up on neck reining (or, rather, working off leg pressure mostly) so I don't even bother doing up the leadrope on the other side. I'm so very ecstatic with my 3 year old. She's just awesome.
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        12-29-2013, 08:23 PM
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    Yearling
    ^That's so awesome! Congrats on getting the best three year old!

    I just rode my mare around bareback. Just plodded along and ran a few errands into town with her. Probably looked like an alien because she's furry, pot bellied and I was out in my pj's because they were the warmest thing I had for our 10 degree weather. :p
    I also managed to find a cutting barn so when spring comes me and her will be going up there to work some cows again and do something different. I'm actually going up tomorrow to talk with the guy about competing for him so I'm excited about that!
         
        12-29-2013, 08:28 PM
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    Showing
    ^ That sounds like an awesome ride - bareback and in PJs .. *dreams*

    Yes, I've been just thrilled with my little girl. During our last ride, I picked up poop with a manure rake from her back; she was a tiny bit concerned but never said no. The ladies I was riding with were poking fun that I was just trying to show her off ;) hahaha!
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        12-29-2013, 09:04 PM
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    Foal
    I had a five day weekend last week because of the holiday and spent those days riding, so today since I was being lazy we plodded along on a couple of trail rides with some of the barn friends. I don't usually get to ride as often since work has been getting in the way. Also brought over my new saddle cover for my new (used) saddle, which was a surprise Christmas gift
         
        12-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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    Weanling
    I've been trying to ride for the last week, the weather juts doesn't want to cooperate. *grunt*

    I chose to ride Harley after she proved to be too strong for my husband. Did lots of walk/halt trot/halt transitions. She's very patient, but between weather, lack of use, my husband's inexperience, etc. she isn't nearly as tolerant. My husband is still learning to ride and so sometimes he forgets to release at his half-halts. Harley has learned this, coupled with being already strong and in turn as has gotten fairly hard in her mouth. So I'm working on softening her up, tuning her some, and selling her to a more show suitable home. She's too nice of a horse to be used for trails and she's too much for my hubby.

    However, after our ride we decided to separate the girls. They are far too attached to one another. Fiona wasn't going to have any of it. Jumped a four rail fence, taking out the top rail with her, and cantered back to Harley. Took her back and once she started sizing up the fence again, we gave in, took her back to Harley and intend to find a different route.

    Very... eventful day with the horses :P
         
        12-31-2013, 05:01 PM
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    Foal
    Nothing and won't be doing anything with them for at least 2 weeks due to getting injured at work today. There was a loose rail on one of the racks at work. It decided to let go when I was near it. Went into the side of my knee and ripped it to holy hell. Stitches wouldn't work. They had to use staples. I'm home from the hospital now, but bits and pieces of my flesh is still at work.
         
        12-31-2013, 05:12 PM
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    Originally Posted by dlady    
    Nothing and won't be doing anything with them for at least 2 weeks due to getting injured at work today. There was a loose rail on one of the racks at work. It decided to let go when I was near it. Went into the side of my knee and ripped it to holy hell. Stitches wouldn't work. They had to use staples. I'm home from the hospital now, but bits and pieces of my flesh is still at work.


    That's awful! At the very least, do you ge t worker compensation for med expenses and time lost?
         
        12-31-2013, 05:27 PM
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    Foal
    What a good idea for a thread.

    Dlady I'm so sorry to hear that!!! Ouch...Rest up and heal and youll be back riding in no time..so sorry to hear that.

    Was lazy today, just lunged! With the weather off and on I have not been riding as much as I usually do...I got warm weather carhart overalls for christmas though so thatll help :)
         
        12-31-2013, 07:53 PM
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    Foal
    Yes, worker compensation is paying for everything. A friend is coming over tomorrow to go get my car from work. There's 1 piece of flesh that the doctor says will probably fall off. I'm lucky that I saw the rail coming and turned to move, otherwise it would have went through my knee. No broken bones, but a lot of scaring and torn flesh.
         
        12-31-2013, 08:52 PM
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    I haven't ridden Riley in probably two, maybe even three weeks. It's dark by the time I get off work and then it's either to wet or to frozen to ride and then when I do have good days, I have things that have to get done first and I miss my window of daylight!

    I did play with him today. I rubbed his chin and scratched his ears and then we played tug of war with my scarf for a while. I kissy kissied his fuzzy wittle horsey nose and rubbed my face against his and then headed back up to the house...
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