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        07-04-2013, 01:46 PM
      #11211
    Yearling
    Happy 4th of July everyone!!

    Had a nice ride this morning. JayJay STOOD still for me to mount up!! Yippee!

    I don't know of he is feeling better, but he was more alert today. Looking twice at things he's seen before. Jumped a little, and I mean a little when a ground hog shuffled threw the weeds. This is different reactions than before.. He typically lumbers along half dead...today a bit more up. Any thoughts. Feeling better? Testing? Like I said, not really bad, but 'different'. Oh, and I had to hide the halter behind my back today to catch him!! That's a first!, bugger!!

    Hoping everyone has great weather for picnics and fireworks! . God Bless the USA!!

    Have a good day!
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        07-04-2013, 01:48 PM
      #11212
    Trained
    He is most likely feeling better and testing you a little. From all you said, he is a great horse. Just don't let him intimidate you. I don't think he means it.
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        07-04-2013, 02:13 PM
      #11213
    Yearling
    Thanks Celeste, that's kinda what I am thinking too. The one thing I can say...is I'm not afraid, like I have been with other horses...but I am cautious...as I still feel like I totally don't know him yet. I felt like it took a good 6 weeks until Rainn was 'herself'. Funny, that's about how long I find the kiddos take to settle into school too! ;)
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        07-04-2013, 02:26 PM
      #11214
    Yearling
    Nicker, I agree with Celeste. Would also point out that if your neigihborhood is like mine, there are random fireworks going off and they can't tell where they're coming from. He can hear them even if you can't. Be careful and alert, but don't be alarmed. (PS - That's probably what Jay Jay is saying to himself, LOL.)
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        07-04-2013, 02:32 PM
      #11215
    Yearling
    Yes!! LT, you are right! I never thot of that, but now that you bring it up,I recall hearing a couple booms in the far distance. One he jumped a bit to....you guys are so smart!!

    What would I do without ya?
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        07-04-2013, 05:28 PM
      #11216
    Green Broke
    Well, I am caught up reading but not with telling how wonderful a day yesterday was. Morning ride with DH while waiting for the farrier. We got a lot of WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE factor in! I love that!!! Then went for a swim in the pond, a little together time, dinner, dessert, and topped it off with a walk through the vineyard. Now keep in mind that was a workout walk not a stroll, lol. But everything was great!!!

    Now for today, well...................... decided to hop on Ashley bareback and go for a ride. Went up to check out the road that goes behind the pond since the gates were open and I didn't have to get off. Once through I decided to go up this really steep hill to check out where FIL moved his horses and after that I do not know what happened! Ashley was unsettled and nervous I didn't want to go back down the steep hill (that we loped up) and was going to go through the trees along the fence to get back down. Back to her being nervous, she spun around then backed us into the low hanging fir trees, ouch! Then turned to the right and started walking right into branches that well, clothes lined me!! I was like oh **** and ducked and decided to slide off the side of her. Hit the ground on my bad foot, scuffed up my shin, banged the side of my knee (it still feels weird) and wondered how I was going to get back on this 17.2 hh horse! I said, dammit Ashley as we limped down the hill over to the 50 chevy and used the tire (no bed on the old truck) to mount back up. Thank God she stood for that.

    On way home I decided even tho my leg was stinging I was not going right home. So went through the vineyard, saw my farrier (he works with the drafts that belong to the vineyard) talked for a bit and on we went up the back side of the vineyard and back home.

    Don't think I am hurt too bad to slow me down much but does hurt.

    Anyway, that was my morning. Called DH and asked if he would so stalls for me tonight when getting home while I cook dinner. Of course, he says, .

    Guess I had to fall (or slide) off sometime! Gah! I have some pics to post of my last two days and will do that a bit later, or tomorrow. Need to get ready to go see fireworks tonight! FUN!

    Take care all!
         
        07-04-2013, 11:36 PM
      #11217
    Started
    Hi all I have pictures I will post tomorrow

    Hope all had great day

    I will post the Cuteness overload tomorrow
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        07-05-2013, 02:01 AM
      #11218
    Started
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    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Happy 4th of July everyone!!

    Had a nice ride this morning. JayJay STOOD still for me to mount up!! Yippee!

    I don't know of he is feeling better, but he was more alert today. Looking twice at things he's seen before. Jumped a little, and I mean a little when a ground hog shuffled threw the weeds. This is different reactions than before.. He typically lumbers along half dead...today a bit more up. Any thoughts. Feeling better? Testing? Like I said, not really bad, but 'different'. Oh, and I had to hide the halter behind my back today to catch him!! That's a first!, bugger!!

    Hoping everyone has great weather for picnics and fireworks! . God Bless the USA!!

    Have a good day!
    Yep I agree he is trying you on and it may go on for a while. If the crackers made you feel uneasy he would sence that. Bugs has been with me 6 months now and not had the riding he should of had. He follows but there is a but floating around in him. He is trying it on.

    We don't lunge our horses we expect to be able to catch them, saddle up and ride, and expect them to behave themselves. Most of the time its O/K but when I get the horse and its head stays high I walk it for a few minutes stopping and starting, backwards a couple of times, left and right turns while on my way to the saddling area.

    This gets there attention and I find they calm down while being saddled. Saddle on, climb on, and all bloody hell breaks loose. I forgot to tighten the saddle. Nah having you on. Ill lay odds JJ is feeling better and beginning to feel like moving. Don't take any notice if he is now seeing things for the second time and reacting he has just got his eyes open.

    There is something you may want to consider, if he feels he has to be the leader he will react with flight responce. Not that he will take off, but he may feel he has to protect, therefor he will react to what ever is around, where last week he ignored. Feed can warm them up. I don't feed gain, or any feed with molasses they don't need the sugar but I do give a mineral suplement high in magnesium.

    You will have a great time on JJ. He is alive and willing, he is also in new country. Different sights and sounds and smells that he may not be used to.
    Horses are like teenagers, always trying it on.

    Enough rambling
    Cheers
         
        07-05-2013, 02:13 AM
      #11219
    Started
    No I do not have more to say. I just changed my avatar to something more fitting and wanted to see if it worked.

    But in passing another thought

    IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES, THEN YOU'LL BE TOO AFRAID TO COUGH.


    o/k i'm going
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        07-05-2013, 12:13 PM
      #11220
    Green Broke
    Off to our property for the weekend. Haven't been there in almost a year. So excited to have a campfire. Gotta take the boat up so we can haul Hunter up next month.

    Here is my little show pony yesterday
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    Then he did some jumping. They are getting bigger. Considering he is so green and has only been jumping for a couple of months 1 or 2 times a week he is doing very well. The first one he jumped he looked like a deer but he figured it out.

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