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        10-08-2012, 09:56 PM
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    Was wondering where you were!! How's nyx progressing?
         
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        10-08-2012, 11:51 PM
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    nyx
    Weanling
    Lol I got a new phone and well just got lazy I spose!! She's going great! Although I been working heaps on desensitising and she has managed to forget how to lunge lol so were working on that again. So she will have everything down pat before her first 'real' ride lol. How ya going with Brock? Still trying to sell?
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        10-09-2012, 12:15 AM
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    Ahaha I'm sure she'll remember lunging again after a few reminders! Desensitising is more important anyway, she has her priorities right

    Yeah, still trying to sell or lease - have one girl really interested in a lease and another interested as well. Thankfully he's retained all his training or it'd be a nightmare lol.

    Sad news - my friend is selling Star too. And the girl who leases her was interested in buying but she just got engaged and can't do it anymore. So it will be a heartbreaking farewell to both of them
         
        10-09-2012, 09:04 AM
      #2284
    Foal
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    With any luck, they'll just treat you as some welcome eye candy. Not enough guys in barns.

    Which reminds me, some of those Spanish lads who show Andalusians... *grabby hands*
    Forgot to respond to this yesterday. But thank you, for considering me eye candy As far as your other comment, I could care less about the lads, but I wouldn't mind getting my hands one of those pretty horses. Bit out of my price range though.
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        10-09-2012, 07:06 PM
      #2285
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    So, our first attempt at collecting at liberty...or is it just wishful thinking?

         
        10-11-2012, 09:51 AM
      #2286
    Yearling
    He has a fun look on his face :) Like he wants to play almost! Do you guys play with your horses at all? I taught my boyfriend how to play with Hunny this past weekend because he was giving me the "how do you play with a 1000 lb animal?" face and oh surprise to him he had a blast! Do you guys play tag or just goof off with your horses at all? I know I try to have at least one day of horse play a week with my orange fluffball
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        10-11-2012, 10:16 AM
      #2287
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    Yes, of course, I play with Snickers all the time and I try my best to make our groundwork as close to horsey games as possible. For example, this picture was made in a moment when I had encouraged him to trot towards me and then quickly shifted my body language to tell him to back up, in hopes that he will shift his weight on his hindquarters and round his back, in order to be ready for the next trot. To do so, I had observed how geldings challenge each other out in the field in their games and am trying to mimic their movements and feel it all as something fun for both of us, so that Snickers can also be relaxed, proud and energetic at the same time. I love seeing how he opens up through such games, discovers his strenght, speed and agility, and how it makes me to stay fit in order to keep up. :) When we are working on something slower from the ground, I tend to switch to something faster and more energic as soon as I get a good response, to keep everything light and fun, for example - after working on lateral flexion we will trot or canter in a game of tag, after flexing in a circle I'll let him buck around the arena (and buck around myself ) if he feels like it, or suggest a rear or a good roll after something else. Anything that he likes and feels like doing, I'm happy to do with him, and so, step by step, everything that we do slowly turns into "feels like doing this!". Games are SO important for horses, I really think many people underestimate them greatly!
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        10-11-2012, 02:54 PM
      #2288
    Yearling
    Agreed! Yay horsey games! Since I haven't had a whole lot of riding time lately all we can do is play for about a half hour or 40 mins every few days :/ Honey has been cranky with me and it feels awful to not see her so often as this summer but hey what can a person do? School is important and when I am done she will have her own place to romp instead of being surrounded by a ton of other horses (she gets antisocial and cranky when there is more then 1 horse to associate with in her personal space). Encourage me that she doesn't hate me please ha
         
        10-11-2012, 02:58 PM
      #2289
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    She most probably doesn't hate you as I don't believe that horses can actually hate, as hate requires contemplating about the past and the future, yet horses live in the "here and now" moment and just express honestly what they feel. How is the interaction between you two? How she reacts to what you offer doing and do you tend to offer basically the same things each time you meet? Maybe a hack with you leading her or just some communication in the pastures might cheer her up? Some horses need lots of fresh things to do all the time to keep themselves happy. :)
         
        10-11-2012, 03:06 PM
      #2290
    Yearling
    I was being dramatic with the whole hate thing she wouldnt hate me but it just feels awful going from being with her for 3-4 hours a day to 3-4 hours a week. Can college be over so life can start? It is going to be SO NICE to have a weekend where there is nothing to think about instead of work, school, homework, work some more, AHHHH!!!!!!! STRESS LEVEL AT A 10! Is it summer yet
         

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