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        02-08-2013, 05:42 PM
      #2811
    Yearling
    Wow he's GORGEOUS!!! Glad you guys are connecting well :) isn't it always fun when the "bomb-proof" horse gets jumpy and the new guy at the barn is calmer then an old plow horse? Not comparing your gorgeous man to a plow horse by any means! I just mean when they're all nice and delightfully calm :)

    Anyways, here's me checking in...

    Some news from the lovely Dakota state, (the freezing arctic North one that is), my man and I are expecting our first baby! We are excited, albeit scared like any prospective parents. School has been taking a tough toll on me being able to spend time with my dear mare and I miss her so so much. Every time I go up there it is usually freezing cold so all we have time to do is go into the indoor arena long enough to do a quick free lunge and work on some bonding things. I want to train her to voice commands as I had a horse I once trained to "whoah" so well that when someone else rode him and was nervous about his trot all I did was say whoah from 20 yards away and he stopped on a dime :) I want that with her too.

    How far away are you guys from your horses? Hunny is about a 30-40 minute drive which isn't bad at all considering how much I love where she is, but sometimes it is so hard to get up there to see her :(

    How well do you think horses recall training/learning something? I am trying to do some little work with Hunny but I am almost nervous that if I teach her something and then don't get up there for a week or goodness forbid two it will just go out her other ear! (She is blonde so it wouldn't surprise me just kidding she is incredibly smart)

    Aaaaand the most recent photo of my blonde partner in crime <3
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        02-08-2013, 10:22 PM
      #2812
    Yearling
    I'll check in. Not too much new for me. I did finally get to go to my guitar lesson this week! I missed my lesson for 6 weeks in a row, because every Thursday evening there would be snow and wind or freezing rain. My lesson is a little over 45 minutes away. I changed my lesson time from 7:30 pm to 3:00 pm. I work till 2:00 on that day and my first student is at 5:00 so it works out well. I love my teacher! He is teaching me finger style blues! My original style is bluegrass flatpicking, so it's been quite the change for me. I love playing both. My teacher is Ken Hamm, he has won a Juno award for his blues singing and playing.


    Here is song that he wrote. He is playing slide guitar. I have just touched a bit on slide guitar, it is fun though!

    Onto to a more horsey subject...
    The rescue put up more pictures of my girl, Ruby!
    (Warning, here comes picture over load!)

    Having fun


    They are leaving halters and leads on each horse, not so sure how I like that.


    Being frisky


    Sparring with her half brother... The possible dad of her possible foal


    Ruby is the one in front of the herd


    Today I was talking with a customer in the store. They mentioned that they have horses. I was standing there thinking later and really missed grooming and doing ground work. I could almost smell the horse sweat, and feel the tension and give on a lead rope. I think I miss my horse a bit! The end of May is a long ways away!
    To answer your question Cowgirl928, One of my horses is 3 1/2 hours away, and the other is 4 1/2 hours away.
    BTW, I love your horse!
    EP, I love your pictures! You horse is beautiful! Looks like you're having a lot of fun with him!
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        02-09-2013, 12:18 AM
      #2813
    Yearling
    Well,I'm getting packed to go on a little holiday to the mountains,really looking forward to it! :)

    As for what's new horsey-wise:
    Juno continues to improve;she still needs ALOT of work,but at least the aggression issues have greatly improved,in fact,at times she is downright affectionate.I moved her from the round pen,back to "civilization" yesterday;so far,so good.
    Carmela is leading and tying quite well now.She's still not too sure about people,but if I take it slow she will let me approach and pet her when she's out in the pasture.Biggest thing now is getting her used to having her feet/legs handled,she absolutely hates it at the moment,lol.
    A number of weeks ago,Lena ripped a chunk of hair out of Missy's chest during a debate over who's hay pile belonged to who;didn't think anything of it as it didn't even really break skin,but problem is,Missy is constantly scratching it now,and now she's got these big bald patches on her chest and the skin there is all scaly and dry looking and appears to be very itchy. Any suggestions on what to put on it? She also somehow gave herself a puncture wound under her chin;I've been treating it and it's healing quite well,but same thing,she's constantly rubbing it and irritating the skin. It's only these places where her skin looks like that..

    Anyways,here's some recent pics of the crew. :)
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        02-09-2013, 12:20 AM
      #2814
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cowgirl928    
    Some news from the lovely Dakota state, (the freezing arctic North one that is), my man and I are expecting our first baby! We are excited, albeit scared like any prospective parents. <3

    Congrats on your big news,that's exciting! :)
         
        02-09-2013, 07:35 PM
      #2815
    Yearling
    Not letting this go to page three..
    Yesterday I drove into work and the fog was pretty thick. Coming home (around 6), it was even thicker. Today it was clear and sunny and the temp was -2*C. It was lovely!
         
        02-10-2013, 12:55 AM
      #2816
    Weanling
    We've had slightly better weather here in AZ. ;) Our high has dropped from the 70's down to the 58-60 for a few days, and there was even snow up on the mountains this morning! It's also been terribly windy, which has made for some excellent exercises in trust for Jax and me... haha!

    He did so well today that I am actually taking him to a gymkhana tomorrow with a friend! We will probably stick to walk/trot classes since he is unfamiliar with running patterns (silly former WP horse), but it will be fun and good experience for us both. I had him trotting 10" poles today (well... jumping at first, but he figured it out quickly!) in preparation for their 2-jump cowhorse course. ;) Lots of pictures to come!

    By the way-- congratulations cowgirl!! How exciting! :-D And about horse memory... I think they remember more than we think! Especially if they're fast learners to boot. Jax typically learns after 1-2 days of repeating something.
         
        02-10-2013, 01:38 AM
      #2817
    Foal
    Im glad I found this one haha. I keep seeing this 40 mature forum. Well im 20 something and love my horses.

    Im 23 have my own farm in Southern Alberta, Canada. Work alot and what spare time I have its on my horse.

    Hows everyone doing tonight?
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        02-10-2013, 11:59 AM
      #2818
    Yearling
    Yay! Another person! Welcome! I am from Southeastern SK. I'm 20. Right now I don't have my horses nearby.
    We're all crazy here! So you have to be a little off your rocker to understand most of what we say.

    Again, welcome!
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        02-10-2013, 12:50 PM
      #2819
    Yearling
    Another Albertan,sweet! :)
    I am envious of you having your own farm;that's my dream for someday,but in the meantime I enjoy helping out on my folks place.
    You've got a gorgeous horse,by the way..


    Now,for some non horse related news;just discovered that we're going to be having puppies!Teslin,our purebred Husky,is not spayed,as we were wanting to someday get her bred,plus all the surrounding farms have female dogs so it's never been an issue.She's been looking quite round,which is not unusal for her in the winter,but then the other day when I was petting her,I discovered that she was developing a milk bar to go along with the belly! Started phoning around trying to find out if anyone had seen a stray dog around,only to have our nearest neighbor sheepishly admit that they had recently gotten a male and hadn't quite gotten around to fixing him yet,oh,and by the way,we saw him breeding your dog but we were sure he was too young to do anything.Really?! Well,at least we know who the father is..So,about the middle of March,we'll have Husky/Great Pyrenees puppies!

    Here's the mom
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        02-10-2013, 07:09 PM
      #2820
    Started
    Ooooh all those lovely wintery pictures! We've had a weird summer down here in Melbourne - it can be 35C at the hottest part of the day (around 4pm) but 12 or 13C in the early mornings. I've been sleeping in a furry jacket under my doona, but by midday I'm in shorts and a tank top!

    Brock's still with the lady who is leasing him - she's decided to separate him from his buddy to hopefully fix the buddy sourness of both and so far it seems to be working. The great news is that he's been perfect for her in his ground manners from day one - he had been for me for a few months, but I was worried that he might go back to his bad ways. I'm going up there to ride him the weekend after next, get his under-saddle behaviour back on track hopefully.

    Here he is munching away at the hay by the barn:
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