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post #11311 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 02:04 PM
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Hunter I am sure you will find the perfect home for hunter. What about the girl that has been showing him?
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post #11312 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 03:27 PM
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Glad it ended as well as it did with Cody. Also glad you didn't get hurt in the process as he could have accidentally caught you in the head with a hoof on the way up and back. Both of you were very lucky.

I'll see about fresh pics of Trusty, Doc and the others this evening as you requested before heading to work on the dually and drop off a water heater I got for my her new property.
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hi everyone
Good to be here again
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post #11314 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Did my poo-duty & had my lesson.Very hot here,so was hard for both.Abit deflated today,don't know when I'll get stamina.Was wiped out before I even got on Tommy.Funny event was 1stpen-clean;mare Bailey barreled out the gate,even tho I took precautions.Somehow got her back in w/no!/stay!,going to her head to turn her then getting her mane right hand & a slap on the butt w/left & Get-in-there!Geez.

Guess this was a learning curve day.Janice let loose of the leadrope w/in minutes.On Tommy bareback-pad did walking,turning,worked on balance/hands/legs,getting him to pay attention to me.2 rounds in round pen we just followed Janice,as she's his security,& I wanted to just feel the motion.Then a bunch more on my own;alot of turn practice as he wanted to got to her,but I think we both finally "got it"(Tommy new @ this,has just been ridden by his owner,&lead w/little kids on his back.I'm a new experience,so we're learning together).Did get him to pay attention to me,not Janice,after a few tries.She let us work it out,while correcting me on my legs/hands/balance.All good.It amazes me how the horse will actually go where you look!Janice explained how the eye focus travels thru the body & transmits to the horse.

I walked Tommy to the hitching posts,to slide off rather than get off on the block.Janice said I could help her let all the horses loose for their fun-time in the pasture.That sounded like fun!After I put Tommy in his pen w/his cookie treat,on instruction got Addie & put him in a roundpen w/hay & water (he doesn't play-well-w/others;gathers the mares & challenges any approaching [other]geldings.All good.Then I managed to totally jam the gate lock somehow.Janice had to get it loose w/a hammer.I felt bad.

So between Bailey's escape,the gate lock jam,being wiped out-out-of-it w/the heat,fighting a jacked-up back from work,& generally feeling like I was a mess all'round...it was kind of a funky day,but will dig out the good bits to feel good about.Want to concentrate on the "ride";had alot to learn today,hope it sunk in.
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post #11315 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 05:01 PM
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Oh BTW..all the horse being free was so pretty!!
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post #11316 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 05:19 PM
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I'm glad that you are getting to ride! It sounds like you are doing great. Sure you are tired, but you would be if you worked out at the gym too, and this is much more fun.

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post #11317 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 06:13 PM
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Hunter I am sure you will find the perfect home for hunter. What about the girl that has been showing him?

She is helping me sell him. She has her own warmblood that she shows.

I really want this Morgan his barn name is Scotty. My brothers name was Scott.
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post #11318 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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Do you have pictures of Scotty?
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And hoping your daughter doesn't need the surgery Dave.

Here's the hot German Potato Salad recipe. (it's super sour, like sour kraut, so heads up).

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post #11320 of 29437 Old 07-08-2013, 08:10 PM
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Hi all!!

Critter, OMG that story you told is so frightening!!! So glad neither of you were hurt!!

Hunter, although it's hard....it seems you know it is best to find another horse....it wasn't that long ago that I returned Skye to her original owner...it was hard at many different levels...but I had to think of ME first in this circumstance!

Heard from my editor....our proposal for book nUmber 2 is ready for me to put my two sense...although it was my idea to jump into this....I am having SO MUCH FUN this summer spending it with the animals, I'm not eager to sit down in front of my laptop and write stuff....I am not in the school frame of mind.... That's terrible of me isn't it?

Speaking of....decided most of this summer has been about the horses, so I took Maggie, our dog to our favorite state park today to walk the trails and swim in the lake. She was in her glory!!. She stood in that lake forever...as if to say "ahhh, coolness!" Hahaha. Here are a few pics! Wish I could horses there...nice trails!!

TJ, I think we could all say the same thing when dealing with horses....you have to take it day by day, and pick out the little itty bitty good things that occur...becauses working around LARGE ALIVE animals....you never know what is coming next!! It's all about learning from each and every experience you have with them!

That being said....tonight I went into Jays stall to put his halter on so I Could treat his feet. He moved to the side of the stall with the most scared look in his eye! Now I've never been rough with him, on the contrary, getting the impression someone was rough on him, I'm slow and kind....just made me look at him differently, and reminded myself to continue to be cautious....you never know what they will do....look at critters situation!! anyway, he was fine after that , but he could have swung his bumm around or something...like my dad preached to me forever.....you can never fully trust an animal...they are purely that....an animal with instincts!

Positive note....twice today JayJay was the first to come in to be fed!!
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