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post #2181 of 3149 Old 09-23-2012, 02:25 AM
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Failbhe, looks like you and Eowyn had a lovely time! She looks super relaxed and I love the running braid

Well, plans to go down and ride Brock failed, I was too sick to get out of bed til about 15 minutes ago (4pm). Really annoying as I have a lady looking at him next weekend and I wanted to get a feel of how he's going to behave so I don't make a total fool of myself in front of her

I've decided, so I have something to remember Brock by when I sell/lease him, I'm going to make a model horse exactly like him (fat, fugliness and all!). I've done lots of modelmaking in the past, and lots of 2d horse art, but haven't made a model horse before so it'll be fun. I thought about repainting a Breyer horse but none of them look anything like him, and it's more effort and more expensive to do major customisation than it is to build one from scratch. It probably won't be as big as a typical Breyer because the wire armature might struggle to remain upright under the weight of the polymer clay (all that fat!!), so I'll probably be looking at a 1:16 ratio model (4" at withers). I could make a wooden stand, maybe with "grass" and "gravel" surface, and a little brass engraved nameplate.

My friend is thinking about selling Star too, so if my modelmaking is successful and she does sell, I'll make her one of Star so she can always have her (especially as she may be moving back overseas and won't have any opportunity to visit).
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post #2182 of 3149 Old 09-23-2012, 09:33 AM
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I was so impressed with her yesterday. She did have a few 'moments'... she decided that she was in love with Private, my farrier's gelding, but she hated the other two geldings that were with us. We even cantered on the trail and she went into a nice smooth lope, I wasn't sure if she'd think it was a race and push into a flat-out gallop.

I had never been to that park before - there were some absolutely gorgeous trails. I will most definitely be going back!

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post #2183 of 3149 Old 09-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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Failbhe,it looks like you had loads of fun! That's something I really miss,riding with others. Constantly riding by yourself gets old after awhile..

So,someone came out to look at Savana today.The lady seemed to like her,and wants to come out again next week,so hopefully..
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post #2184 of 3149 Old 09-23-2012, 11:07 PM
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is anybody else having problems with HF? My top bar is all wierded out. I have no option to go to hrose chat and I can't get to my threads or posts from the search bar.....

Anybody else having problems???

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post #2185 of 3149 Old 09-23-2012, 11:20 PM
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Yup, we're all having problems! Something's up with the system but at least we can still post or I'd be bored to death stuck in this bed!
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post #2186 of 3149 Old 09-23-2012, 11:22 PM
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haha yeah. I just saw the thread about it right after I posted! Id be soooo sad if I couldnt post right now!

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post #2187 of 3149 Old 09-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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So I've been riding Snickers in a LG hackamore lately. I am careful not to overdo or force anything, but I must say, he's really doing better in it than in a sidepull! It seems that the different pressure points let him understand better and we're progressing slowly into relaxing his neck, nice flexing and overall responsiveness. And I have to really take my time to make my hands softer and the contact softer. Our trainer complimented us on a visible progress and I'm just so happy with my boy! :)

One of the barnmates also let me try out her horse, an experienced jumper. He was ah-mazing! So valuable to ride a different horse from time to time, especially, someone who can teach the rider a lot! We jumped a little and it felt like he was telling me what to do and how to move, and really helped me over those jumps! :)
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post #2188 of 3149 Old 09-24-2012, 03:25 PM
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Oh my goodness. What a fun weekend with Classy!!

I'm so glad you're having better success with Snickers. I have never tried jumping - something I wanted to do when I was younger but my mother was always a little scared of horses since a bad accident with them when she was younger. Don't worry - she's now got a reliable old mare named "Midgie" that she rides (althought it is the ONLY horse she will ride) and is slowly earning her confidence back and enjoying horses again.

And I can't wait until I can try a running braid with Classy. That one looks soooo good on Eowyn!

If you guys want to see Classy Pictures... Link is Classy's First Couple Days at Home

Have a good day all!
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post #2189 of 3149 Old 09-24-2012, 03:32 PM
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Classy is a cutie, sounds like she is going to be one of those smart, stubborn types lol
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post #2190 of 3149 Old 09-24-2012, 03:39 PM
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Too smart! Hahaha. Ah jeeze.

Oh well, I just love her already. She definitely knows how to test the boundaries.

And thanks alot - her biggest fault is that she's never been handled before. She's gotten a few scratches here and there but nothing like what she's been thrown into so I have a little empathy for her there, but I'm still trying to command respect and reinforce every boundary.

Phew. Haha. Can't wait to go out tomorrow!

Hope your bronchitis is going away!
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