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        03-25-2012, 07:38 PM
    At the rate I am going I think I will be brilliant when I am 85!

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        03-25-2012, 07:39 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Eagle Child    
    Honey, I got my first horse at age 57 and I'm turning the big 6-oh! My next birthday. I'm older than dirt.

    Horses keep us young.

    Howdy, and welcome!

    Eagle Child, turning 60 and older than dirt, then I must be considered volcanic, 63 and climbing. My children lovingly call me wrinkly, well I think its lovingly. Got to be amoungst the eldest on this forum or the eldest
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        03-25-2012, 09:35 PM
    Green Broke
    Congrats on getting those stocks! WG~sounds like a lovely horse-glad you had such a good lesson.
    I rode today-my mare was "marish"-for the firt time ever-a few hops, some spooks & a "sinking". I think I've had her 3 or 4 years, so I was a bit surprised. But she settled down & we rode for a couple of hours-we did just beat the wind that's been howling for the rest of the day-we'll have rain tonight.
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        03-25-2012, 10:02 PM
    I treated my Isabella to a spa day today. I brushed her, massaged her, pampered her, and fed her carrots. The shampoo I bought her cost more than mine. I came home muddy and hungry. I guess this is just the beginning isn't it? LOL
        03-25-2012, 10:26 PM
    Well, my idyllic, peaceful Sunday morning on the ranch almost turned into a rodeo. Journey decided, for the first time ever, that she wasn't moseying in from the pasture to the barn with me.

    First off, I arrived later than planned, about 2 hours after breakfast and morning turnout, but still the first of the boarders to get there. She and her buddies were wayyyyyy back in the far corner of the field munching some nice new grass. She happily allowed me to lead her all the way back to within sight of the barn and then got this look in her eye when we hit a muddy patch heading down the hill. "Hey, all my buddies are back there munching, and I might be going to work!"

    She let out a short whinny and pulled away from me! I was on a slick spot and just about went down. So mad!!!! I calmed down, retrieved her, but there was no way she was going down the steep slick spot. Never mind that we'd done it a gazillion times before. In the mean time, all the other horses had heard her little whinny and came tearing up to us. I decided to swing my lead a couple of times to see if they'd go on down to the barn, Journey following. Not. They all stopped at the top of the hill and looked at me.

    I calmed down and went back down to the barn to shake a grain bucket. Nada. They all just stood there and kept looking. Next I doffed my jacket and headed back up the hill. By then she was saying, "Catch me if you can", so I drove her away from the barn. She stopped about halfway back to the far corner and looked back with her quizzical look, and I clicked on the lead.

    I then led her AWAY, around the long way where we circumvent a big ridge area, and made a huge loop to the lower field, and back to the barn, with a couple of lunge sessions along the way. Needless to say, she was shocked, and I was pooped. Now, to get ready to ride!

    I was there until 4:00. Good day, once we got to the barn! Lunged, groomed, rode, cleaned and sorted some tack and stuff. I'm hurting all over tonight. This neck definitely needs a heating pad tonight. Hope I'm up to the huge day at work tomorrow.

    What can I say? She's a mare, she was feelin' good, she's been in and out of heat 3 times in this wacky Feb/Mar weather we've had. Still, I won, and ended up having a good time! I was indeed the leader, after all that fuss!
        03-25-2012, 10:41 PM
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    I haven't ridden in four days. I'm such a slacker. I did get 3 of my flower beds finished though. I still have to do the front of the house and a big tree on the side of the driveway...

    I was pulling dirt against the border that I set up, a toad jumped out of the dirt and I thought it was a copperhead. I mean, I realized it was a toad pretty quick but I was still reacting the copperhead. I jammed my finger so bad that the whole thing is swelled and it won't straighten! Darn toad....
        03-25-2012, 11:03 PM
    Farmpony, glad it was just a frog but sorry you hurt your finger.!

    Eagle: spring fever is rampant right now. Good job on sticking with her.

    Corgi, spa days are fun for us too....I love it when my horse is gorgeous!

    Well, I rode with belly cramps and a fever. LOL

    There was a good 20 MPH wind so we went outside for some flag training.

    Patsy only carried it once before, indoors. I was proud of her! We are in the front

    On the right...

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        03-25-2012, 11:14 PM
    Wow, Susan - the flags and the forelocks are blowing straight back! You guys look great! I can't believe how well they are going with that kind of wind - awesome bunch of riders and mounts. I hope you're still on the mend tomorrow, that can't have been good for your fever!
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        03-26-2012, 03:26 AM
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    That is very impressive Susan!
    The only time I have ever tried to carry a flag on a horse was many years ago when the Queen visited the Isle of Wight and we decided to wait on the horses along part of the route.
    One of the girls had a flag made and she mounted her pony and took hold of the flag and disappeared - flat out across the field leading to the stables.
    There was no way she was going to drop the flag and n way the horse was going to accept the 'dragon' she was clutching.
    Surprising how, after a few laps of a field flat out, a horse accepts anything!

    FArmpony - I haven't ridden in a bout a month. Horses had a virus and were coughing so we got busy in the garden! They have had the time off and will have this week too so we can finish the planting etc.
    I turned the six youngsters out in a fresh field and they are happy as Larry (whoever Larry was, I haven't a clue!) Never touched the hay I put out and were not really interested in their hay.
    We are in need of rain, it has been extraordinarily dry. The temperatures have been up in the high 60's, usually March is wet and windy and apart from the odd shower there has been nothing.
    Off to get some seeds planted and the early potatoes in.
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        03-26-2012, 06:35 AM
    Foal trails on the property(I board close to my house...well 15 minutes)...barn is a mile ride to a great state park with equine trails. We have to maintain them though if we want them to stay equine. Although we share with bikers and hunters but for some reason they just don't care for horse poop in the middle of the trails...go figure!

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