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        07-25-2013, 03:40 PM
    Green Broke
    LOL, well, thank you!
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        07-25-2013, 03:42 PM
    Hi everyone!

    First Roaddy, that sounds like an unpleasant situation. I am guessing by your last comment that you've talked to yur friend about this already. The thing I don't like is that guy texted you that you owe him $$$$. Why doesn't he have the kahoonas to call you??? I think you were fair...I wonder if he isn't wanting a handout.... Secondly, you mentioned these txts took place Tuesday. It's already Thursday....I think it's his place to contact you again. Maybe he is thru trying to play you up for more $$$$, as a couple days have gone past.... just my thoughts from the peanut gallery...

    Rode today! Wasn't planning on it, but with a cool, perfectly blue sky morning looking at could I not??

    Back to having issues with standing as I mount... I don't know what that is about.... He was a tad spooky in the beginning of the ride, then I physically noticed I relaxed, and he relaxed and things went better. It's weird...we can travel down a dirt road we've ridden several times and he's very alert. I took him down this old gas well trail I've been wanting to venture....and he's a perfect gentleman..I don't get it???

    I'm not sure why the last few rides I haven't been totally relaxed....well, I do, for some reason I'm just waiting for him to blow up or do something crazy.....don't know why...he's such a good boy... I need to knock it off.. I'm affecting him.. Maybe it's the whole mounting thing....I don't know.

    I did do some ground work with JayJay after the ride. I feel he needs a bit of a tune up, and he's not moving over easily when I ask. He got a wollup in the belly today when I asked, and asked nicely.... woke him up a bit. Haha

    Once relaxed though...the ride was a total dream.. I do believe he's tired out from the last two days of rides. I'm asking more out of him...more jogging, more hills, longer distances. Get him in shape.. We will see what tomorrow brings....the weather man says our weather is going to be PERFECT for several days!! YEEHAA. I want to get in the saddle as much as possible before school starts....which I am starting to feel looming as the BTS catalogs fill my mailbox

    FCC great photos.

    NVR, been wondering where you have been!

    Hope all is well with everyone!

    Here's a pic of OUR moon just this morning!! You can see the sky is totally clear. Have been ALL day!!. Feels good!!
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        07-25-2013, 03:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Looks like it was a good time in the pics, Sherry. Gotta love those spin cycles they put us through unexpectedly.

    NM71, you posted yours while I was typing that to her. I am sure he is feeling your nerves and is affected by it. Have you tried mounting and then making him stand in place for a few minutes? If he moves then put him back where you were and make him stand still. Usually that will help them stay when mounting as they learn that you don't want to go anywhere right after getting settled in the saddle.
        07-25-2013, 04:12 PM
    I make him stand, but not long.....I'll have to try that. He's not one who likes to stand real long at any time, so something that needs to be worked on. I sometimes stop and stand while we are out riding,,,,but real long. He likes to go. I am probably contributing to his get up and go-ness....

    I think too on the rides I worry....worry about his purple bonnet strings obstructing his vision(I since trimmed them this morning). Worry about the wind....worry if the bonnet is making him skittish bc maybe he can't hear well...but it sure saves us from the flies!!

    I don't think it's the bonnet now that I have cut the could certainly have been me WORRIED about the dang I forgot totally about it cause I cut the strings near his eyes....I'm such a worry wart!.... Ugh!
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        07-25-2013, 04:29 PM
    Funny...after I posted, I opened up my HI magazine, and there was an article on mounting and the moving horse!!

    I was on the right track when I said we needed to review some ground work!!! Earn some respect back!! Now I know what we will be working on tonight.. Moving our hind quarters around some more!!
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        07-25-2013, 06:42 PM
    Here's my pooch. I took this one sideways lets see how it turns out.

    By the way, spin cycle very funny! I'm actually surprised I stayed in. I've gotten used to him spooking but this spinning was a new trick.

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        07-25-2013, 07:11 PM
    Well it worked! Yeah! But look at those eyes oh my! She really is a sweetie . )
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        07-25-2013, 09:10 PM
    Rick, It sound like you did more work on your truck than this guy- it just happened to be on his property.... I say you are square but to keep peace I would probably be the bigger person and give the grocery gift card or a max of 50 bucks. I totally understand not wanting to put off the trainer friend. Finding good local people to horse talk with is hard to come by and would suck to loose that.

    Hope it all works out!

    Can't believe I have to go back to work next week! Teachers go back Tuesday and we get students Friday. This summer has FLOWN by and I have not accomplished a dadgum thing except for making a permanent indention in this couch with my lazy rear end! I think I can count on one hand the number of rides I got in. I spent most of my time with the horses vetting Boo and keeping his stall cleaned while he was on "bed rest". That horse pees like the proverbial Russian racehorse! His stall had to be stripped daily. At least I got a workout shoveling it!
    I also learned that of all the bedding choices I like sawdust- best at absorbing.
        07-25-2013, 09:28 PM
    My dog, Blue. She is the sweetest dog on the planet. She won't hurt a kitten or a child or a chicken. Actually she is scared of chickens.....

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        07-25-2013, 10:33 PM
    Aww Melinda, thank you. Miss you, and everyone else too. Had a hectic week or two with what seemed like endlessly driving the kids around. But it should be calming down now with the weekend coming up.

    Am loving all the night ride photos, and the pics of everyone's dogs. They all look like such kind loving souls.

    What a mess Rick. To me the bigger issue rather than him asking you for help, was the weeks that passed without anything happening.
    Anyone can ask for help, and the person is free to say no, but he was asked to work on the car, and then just let time keep passing without any progress. That would be the issue for me.

    Out of interest, if he had done the job himself, in a timely manner, how much would you have paid him?
    I would take that figure, and reduce it by 2/3's as he didn't do 2/3rd of the task - alone and in a timely manner. And then give him 1/3 of what you would have paid. If you have already given him that, then fine. That's just my gut feeling, and what I would do if it were a situation with the kids. If that doesn't work for you, feel free to disregard. LOL.

    I do wonder if they are struggling because he's a lazy son of a gun, and doesn't especially want to work.

    And here's a photo of poor Lucas, he's so miserable being on stall rest. Although the big warmblood mare who is next to him during the day, is kinda sexy. They spend all day flirting through the stall dividers. He's such a horrid flirt, I wonder if he was gelded late. He gets rather obsessed, even though she is about 3 hands bigger than him.
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