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        07-26-2013, 12:58 PM
      #11831
    Green Broke
    Yes, it has blue wings with an orange body. It's actual common name is Spider Wasp or pompilid, but it's scientific name is Pompilidae. I've seen a few around the barn and glad they are there. They actual do like ground bees and have their nest underground. I've seen one dragging a Banana Spider. That was a site.
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        07-26-2013, 02:18 PM
      #11832
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Thanks STAN for the words of advice and confidence builder talk. Keep reminding me each time I lose my confidence....which it seems I do,often!!

    Today's ride was SPLENDID!!. We......how did corgi say it....had a come to Jesus meeting prior to riding!! thank gosh I took that natural horsemanship clinic in the spring. Did some ground work moving the hind quarters, touched with the lead rope all over, and sacked him out! After that he even fly sprayed better!!

    Next came the mounting. He wanted to spin...so spin we did! FAST!! (That's what the article said to do) I made him work harder than he needed to. Got him to realize allowing me to just get up there was the easy part! then we stood......and stood some more. I did this about three times prior to taking off.

    I must say....he was the horse I bought! Very quiet, docile, and obedient.. I don't know what that ground work does...but it works!!

    We took another lengthy ride, did some exploring of areas I spotted on Tuesday. He did a really nice job. We worked on stopping and standing in the middle of our trek too. He doesn't just like to stand and wait...but we are working on it.

    I washed him down when we were done, which he seemed to enjoy. Wishing I had some asorbine Jr, as I think he is a tad sore. Will be stopping at TS tonight I guess.

    Here is an interesting discovery. My tush was getting a tad sore, so I thought I would drop my stirrups for a bit. Wow! You should have seen his ears!! He was a very worried soul!! by his reaction I suspect no one ever did that before on him.. So another thing I practiced, but only one stirrup at a time....as not spook him and have him take off on me!!

    Here's a shot from the new area we explored this morning. I thought the scenery was just beautiful!!.

    Happy Friday!
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        07-26-2013, 03:08 PM
      #11833
    Green Broke
    Very nice view. Glad you two are apparently getting your wires straight and learning each other. He is learning to look to you as the leader instead of trying to make the decisions of when to go and when to stay himself. As far as the sore muscles you can use that same Amber colored Listerine to rub him down to relax the sore muscles.
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        07-26-2013, 03:43 PM
      #11834
    Trained
    This has been a hard day. Early this morning the sheriff's deputy drove up in the yard and honked his horn to inform us that the horses were out dancing in the highway. Thankfully they were no trouble to catch and not hurt. The farrier was already on his way to put on their new shoes and to trim the freeloader bums. As I was moving the freeloaders to the house, two of them escaped and ran off. I had to go find them on the 4-wheeler. They also were easy to catch after that and at least they didn't head toward the road.

    We got all the feet done. While I had them caught, I decided to deworm and catch everybody up on their shots. Then since we haven't found the hole, I turned them all out into another pasture. As they were trotting off into the wild blue yonder, I noticed that my best horse was starting to get a welt from her tetanus/WEE/EEE shot. It had been three hours, so she won't be dying of anaphylaxis, but daggon it, she is now in a 200 acre pasture with lots of woods.

    I will go check on her again in a little while. All work and no play today. Until we get the fence by the house fixed, it is going to be hard to catch them to ride. Dang it. Not my day. And while I am whining, I have have to work tomorrow and I am not supposed to work on Saturdays.

    There. I'll shut up now.
         
        07-26-2013, 04:10 PM
      #11835
    Green Broke
    OK Rick I did NOT need to see that spider now I have them crawling all over me (in my mind) lol. You did the right thing too with your friend.

    Well here is my puppy doggie and another picture of Scotty.

    I do believe that Hunter is jealous. I was bringing Scotty in from the field the other day and I heard this familiar high pitched whinny. I look out to the paddocks and its Hunter straining to look our way and he kept whinnying.

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    Oh yeah went for a trail ride with my friend the other night. BOY can Scotty move. We left her in our dust and we were only trotting. She was cantering lol I did get him to canter though. Thank goodness his trot is so smooth.
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        07-26-2013, 04:36 PM
      #11836
    Trained
    Hunter Pepper looks so cute and
    Scotty looks handsome and calm
    I am happy you had a good ride with him
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        07-26-2013, 04:38 PM
      #11837
    Yearling
    Roaddy, yes, JayJay and I are still learning....it's only been six weeks! I have seen small 'disrespectful' things he has been doing, not bad-bad, but if leftgo, could turn disastrous! So, I need to make sure I continue the ground work as well as the riding.

    Also, Roaddy, I think you made a good decision with that guy situation!

    I am finding Jay recognizes my car! As soon as he sees me, he heads to the barn. That pretty cool I think!

    Alex, never heard of a horse stomping off his shoes.

    Celeste, sorry it was a bad day. On the bright side, everyone is safe.. Also....what does freeloaders mean, are you referring to the horses in general, or am I missing some terminology?

    Hunter, I know when I brought Rainn into the picture, sassy pants was VERY jealous, and got MEAN towards both of us to the point I couldn't handle her.. Hence why she is gone! Glad you are having fun with Scotty!

    A crazy robin has been running into my upstairs window for days now....what is that all about?
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        07-26-2013, 04:40 PM
      #11838
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    This has been a hard day. Early this morning the sheriff's deputy drove up in the yard and honked his horn to inform us that the horses were out dancing in the highway. Thankfully they were no trouble to catch and not hurt. The farrier was already on his way to put on their new shoes and to trim the freeloader bums. As I was moving the freeloaders to the house, two of them escaped and ran off. I had to go find them on the 4-wheeler. They also were easy to catch after that and at least they didn't head toward the road.

    We got all the feet done. While I had them caught, I decided to deworm and catch everybody up on their shots. Then since we haven't found the hole, I turned them all out into another pasture. As they were trotting off into the wild blue yonder, I noticed that my best horse was starting to get a welt from her tetanus/WEE/EEE shot. It had been three hours, so she won't be dying of anaphylaxis, but daggon it, she is now in a 200 acre pasture with lots of woods.

    I will go check on her again in a little while. All work and no play today. Until we get the fence by the house fixed, it is going to be hard to catch them to ride. Dang it. Not my day. And while I am whining, I have have to work tomorrow and I am not supposed to work on Saturdays.

    There. I'll shut up now.
    awe Celeste
    That must be hard for you sorry you had a hard day
    Hope you get the fence fixed soon
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        07-26-2013, 04:41 PM
      #11839
    Trained
    Freeloaders = horses that do absolutely nothing productive.....
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        07-26-2013, 04:42 PM
      #11840
    Green Broke
    I was suppose to be off tomorrow for a church board retreat, but that isn't happening. I'll try to get off at 12 instead of 3 though. Going to meet them at the lake this evening for a cookout then head to the house. I had planned on taking the camper up there to stay in and everything, but it just wouldn't stick. The plans that is. Hopefully I can catch up with them early afternoon to enjoy some fellowship and bonding. I always feel like the odd man out being the newest christian in the group. They have all be faithful Christians for many years and I've only been for a couple 4 years.

    Will check in tomorrow morning when I get to work.


    NM71, I knew you had the ability to get him to stay in check and happy for your growth together. Its great reading how you two are coming along.
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