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    02-17-2013, 10:53 PM
Aww countryryder, best to the momma & her puppies! How sweet! Can't wait to see the final count & more pictures!

I had an interesting ride today... having mastered our relationship in the arena and around scary objects/obstacles (finally!), Jax & I have been hitting the trails with a friend and on Friday, we went solo for the first time. Other than being nervous about a "private property" sign that Jax quickly got over, we did very well! So I planned on following the wash a little further down today, and maybe bringing some lunch. Boy, did I have the wrong idea... Jax decided overnight that he was buddy/trail sour.

We left the property, got to the road, and Jax STOPPED. Backed up, crow hopped, made a huge fuss. So of course, I turn back and check my saddle/pad, which are fine... so we do some roundpen to let him know I'm not dealing with it. He's gets some faux-stallion prancing and ay-rab dragon nostril snorting out of the way, calms down nicely and I hop back on... this time he won't leave the property. We head into the arena and I make him really move those feet (and make sure he's just being fussy about the trail, not in pain), back to the edge of the property, refusal, rinse and repeat THREE TIMES.

Finally, my thighs are starting to sore and my sweaty horse makes it a step off of the property and starts up with the crowhop/mini buck-rear threat thing he had going, so I hop off and run along side him trotting across the intersection and to the road that leads to the wash! Of course a man sees us and I feel like an idiot running with my horse down the road. Anyway, we mount up again and Jax occasionally tries to refuse, but I whap him on the butt with the reins and ride out his fuss (really nothing too bad, it was mostly bluffing, I think) and at LAST, he calms down and moves out. The rest of the ride was pretty nice--didn't even spook at the sign!--and the wash was peaceful, but we only went as far as our last short trail... we were both pretty exhausted.

His attitude today was really disappointing to me (one step forward, two steps back...), but I was proud that I rode through it and proved to Jax that he doesn't have my number!
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    02-17-2013, 10:56 PM
Good for you for sticking with it! Sounds like you had a rather interesting ride. :)

Final count puppy-wise is seven,four boys and three girls. I'll post pics soon!
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    02-17-2013, 11:01 PM

    02-17-2013, 11:49 PM
Aren't they cute? :)
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    02-17-2013, 11:54 PM
Aww! Love the puppies!
    02-18-2013, 12:30 AM
Ah I love that you created this! My name is Julia, I am 21, and I have to say I am at a kind of awkward "in between" age at my barn. Everyone is either 30 and up, or 16 and below. I enjoy it though, it certainly keeps things interesting as everyone is having such different experiences :)

I have a little paint mare named Raisin, we're working on dressage, and thinking about starting some jumping soon to mix it up!
    02-18-2013, 12:38 AM
Welcome! :)
And just so you know,pictures of your horse are a requirement to join this thread.. Not really,but we'd still like to see some!
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    02-18-2013, 12:41 AM
Pictures would be lovely!
    02-18-2013, 12:42 AM
Originally Posted by GallopingGuitarist    
Aww! Love the puppies!
They are so sweet and cuddly,and make the funniest little noises.. :)
Took a look at Teslin's paper work from when we got her and discovered she's not purebred as I thought,she's actually a Husky/Malamute cross. Not sure how I missed that,lol.
    02-18-2013, 12:44 AM
We've raised a couple batched of puppies. GPs and and GP crosses. They are adorable! Even more so when they are at weaning age!
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