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post #11421 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 03:05 PM
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Hi all....
I love the pictures of the driving team.
I took the day off . I needed a mental day
Hey do any of you know how to train a horse not to "talk" while in the ring..?
Bre wants to duck tape Cody's mouth so he'll hush while in the ring at the shows. He is very noisy....
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post #11422 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 03:12 PM
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5-30 Saturday morning. What a hell of a time to get up on the day off. Its cold made a cup ot tea and sat in front of the TV to warm up. RAIN fade no signal. Thats just great, we are moving the cattle this morning and it will be Bugs first time on a drive and working on the road, add to that cold wind and RAIN and he has not had any one on his back for a while.
At rising 65 I have to be certifiable, scratch that, I think i spelt it wrong so Ill settle for nuts.

It should be Stella I take as she has the experience. Just like a mare, but we have loading problems still and if I did not manage to get her on it would strenghten her resolve and mine thinking about 12gage.

So its off into the back waters of Dargaville, in the rain, on a green horse, driving cattle to new pasture. Wearing the latest in riding gear. No I will not take a photo of myself cause all you would see is the smile.

But if Bugs allows me, and I'm not hanging on for dear life, I will take a few of the ride.

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post #11423 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Critter sitter View Post
Hi all....
I love the pictures of the driving team.
I took the day off . I needed a mental day
Hey do any of you know how to train a horse not to "talk" while in the ring..?
Bre wants to duck tape Cody's mouth so he'll hush while in the ring at the shows. He is very noisy....
I just love it when the horse talks. Kate was very vocal could not shut her up. They say its a sign of intelligence. In a horse I mean.

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post #11424 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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Hey Stan, you have a great time today!! Be careful, but have FUN!!

And...I think I can speak for the rest....we want a picture of that grin!
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post #11425 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Stan have fun take some pictures if you can

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post #11426 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Thank you all for the nice comments on the barn. Your all too kind : ) I'd like to start on painting the arena right away but hubby informed me he doesn't trust me to roll it. I'm insulted, I think. : (
Found a good deal on some barn decor at Tractor Supply I had to spray pair it though cause it's the same brown as the board I'll be hanging it on.

Rick I'm sure Lori and I would just love to give you a free vacation and two free horses to boot but do you realize how jealous Stan would be? I guess I'll just have to find a different owner for my Paso. : )

We're starting to cut hay again tonight. Yeah! More hay. We might actually get enough to sell some this year.

Have a good weekend everyone. Keep us updated with pics. And if anyone ever need a layover in mo you know your horse is welcome here.

Oh yeah, Stan we do have hot water on the tie stall, even have a couple of clear shower curtains for privacy and two heat lamps.
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post #11427 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 11:52 PM
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Celeste, sorry you had the shoe mishap! And both horses. Hope the farrier can get out soon so you won't be grounded long.

Sandi, thank you! And I love the video of hunter. Best music I have heard watching a video. Most think you have to rock it or get really loud for some reason. I never understood that.

Thanks Lori and totally funny how Cody talks. You need to get a video of it.

Stan, cannot wait to see pics of your cattle drive.

Sherry, you amaze me with what you have done with your barn and now you are on to the arena. Wow, just wow!

Didn't get a ride in today because we were going to wait until it cooled down but with all the chores we did today we are beat! So tomorrow for sure! We did get the riding mower going tho. I am thrilled to death!

Hope everyone had a great day!!
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post #11428 of 29438 Old 07-12-2013, 11:54 PM
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Oh and finally got an appointment. for the podiatrist. Maybe I will finally get this darn foot fixed and I can stop being a cripple. I swear I need crutches but they would slow me down too much so I suffer! Appointment not until the 29th tho but I am hopeful.
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post #11429 of 29438 Old 07-13-2013, 12:11 AM
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Checking in after being on vacation with a road trip for most of the past week. Our itinerary included Horse Progress Days in Arcola, IL, which was awesome. Something like 3 football fields' worth of Amish buggies parked wheel to wheel, buggy horses tied to a field-long hitching post, and several acres of cars and trucks from people like me. Besides all the vendors, there were demonstrations of horse-drawn equipment used for Amish farming, organic produce farming, and much more. I got some interesting video of horses pulling a haybine and big round baler; it was really amazing some of the equipment that they have invented to place and remove/roll up long black mulch plastic on the produce farm rows. I had never realized how much work that would be to do it by hand; these inventions loosen the edges, and pull it up and roll it on a spool (either motorized - 2 horses to pull, or ground-driven - 1 horse to pull) and shake off the dirt while doing all that so that it makes a nice, clean, tidy, reusable roll.

Also saw a demonstration of a six-horse team of Percherons being ridden Roman style, and got some video of that. If I can figure out how to post it, I'll do so. It was really amazing. The guy is here: Home Page One of the 'wheel horses' that he rides is 18.2 hands - DH took pics of me standing next to this big fella, and the top of my head was about halfway up his shoulder. I am a sucker for Percherons....and Shires.... and Black Clydesdales....and now also a sucker for miniature Haflingers after seeing some in Illinois (didn't even know there were such a thing!).

Critter, glad you got things squared away with BO. Might want to put that in writing and sign and date it; better yet, have her sign it, too!

Farmchic, your barn is lovely. You've done a great job!

Stan, you're hopefully on your trek already, and having a fun by the time I am writing this. We're all anxious for you to have a great adventure, just enough of a thrill but not too much of a thrill. I hope Bugs works out well for you, with all that he has the potential to be.

Alex, I hear you about football. What is it about football? If we made our kids run into each other in any other setting and concuss their growing brains and wrench their muscles and ligaments and tendons it would be child abuse. But since it's football, it's okay. I hope Kid 1 proves to be able to outrun all the other guys.... or is the QB. At the very least, if he gets hurt you can pull the mom card and make him sit out until you and his doctor are satisfied he's ready to play again. I don't trust coaches and trainers to protect our kids, especially in the case of concussions. Just sayin', I have personal experience from soccer when my son had a concussion and they put him back in the game as if it was nothing.

Celeste, we aren't having mud but we have dry, dry ground and they're stamping I have one shoe lost as well. Such a pain. I know I'd be aggravated with mud but right now I'd gladly put up with sucked-off shoes; it looks like we're in for another drought-y summer. Farmers have one cutting of hay, some of which got rained on because there just weren't 3 days without rain until this past weekend. Most don't think they'll get a second cutting and folks from Colorado are already reaching out to Kansas and western MO farmers for hay to buy and transport.

Country Woman, it's good to see you back online more often. We missed you and it's good to hear your encouraging comments!
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post #11430 of 29438 Old 07-13-2013, 01:38 AM
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Bugs his day out.

This morning he was a little cranky not listening, barging around but I managed to get the bit in his mouth and loaded into the float, so far so good. Drove out of town leaving the rain behind this time, it stayed on the coast and we were inland.

Well what can I say. We arrived at the farm second in line there were seven of us unloaded and saddled up. Tied him for a while, while I had another prozac and a double rum. Checked the rum a mean water bottle was on the saddle. Panic. I left it at home no anesthetic. So I took the bull by the horns so to speak, remembering folks, Bugs has not been on a cattle drive, no experience on the road and cars. And had not had a decent ride out for about 4 months according to one of the ladies. Only the short period in the ring across the road. On I got, I could feel him set himself, legs slightly spread, his back arched, head down. My u know what sucked onto the saddle big time in readyness of him letting loose. Bugs started eating grass.

I relaxed released the grip i had, and started to breath.

What a horse, WHAT a horse, we all went out together to get the cows and while four riders went ahead, two went into the paddock. I held Bugs back and he did it, stood taking it all in and did not get upset. Moving along he got used to the cars and by the time the third one had gone by he was an old hand at it. Would not jump the ditch when the cows made a run for it but got the idea after one of the other horses jumped he figered it was O/K and over he went and yes when he landed I was still in the saddle.

He took to it like a duck to water, I could not fault him. No riding for ages and to go out like that unload from the float saddle on and away.

I have one tired horse though. He is not fit, but now we have got over a hump I'll take him out on his own to bring up his fitness and to get him more intune with me
Sorry If i sound full of it, I am, he did great. An I did not need the extra rum. No spooking shying nothing he just took it in his stride. No Photo of me I was holding the camara. And the one with only the cows. Just Bugs and me







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