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        07-27-2013, 06:04 PM
      #11861
    Trained
    Hi Melinda that is a nice shot of your gelding

    Have a nice day

    See you around
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        07-27-2013, 06:05 PM
      #11862
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Hi all! Happy Saturday!!

    Had a great ground session with JayJay today! I took my 101 ground training exercises book. We worked on Turning on the Forehand, yielding to poll pressure, sacking out, flipping the rope....and much more. He was a real trooper, and did fantastic!!. As a reward...he got a makeover! Lol

    Gave Rainner a makeover too. She really needed it with her skin condition. Actually, I am really beginning to believe the bigger issue was the MSM. I think she had an allergic reaction to it. since I've pulled her off of it, she's less itchy, and has virtually stopped scratching her skin off! I gave her an antibacterial bath a few days ago bc she was just looking BAD, and let her go natural ( no sprays or lotions). Thought I would let nature take its course....that it did...so today I just basically exfoliated her skin. She was [I]very[I] thankful!!

    Oh, I am seeing real nice progress on Jays thrush. His left side is nearly cleared up. The back right will take a while, since there is that cut as well. Thank gosh for the dry weather, that helps a ton!!

    Looking forward to hearing how all of your Saturday activities turn put. Quiet and layer back here....just what the doctor ordered.

    Have a good one!
    Sounds like a great day Nicker
    Have a great day
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        07-27-2013, 07:27 PM
      #11863
    Foal
    I've been getting killed at work, 14 hour days from door to door, so I haven't been too active in here.

    Ev had her first show on Marcus today. The day had lots go wrong. He lost his halter last night. I went to look for it in a field filled with poison ivy, never found it. Epic rain.



    Ev had a good time and that means not of the bad stuff matters.



    She did very well. :)
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        07-27-2013, 09:03 PM
      #11864
    Yearling
    Wow..lots to catch up on and lots to tell!

    Nicker, glad you had a great session with Jay today!

    Dave, so happy your daughter enjoyed her first show with her horse. That's all the matters in the long run!

    CW, hope you have a great time at the ride.

    Melinda, I LOVE the Captain America conchos!

    Alex, Stan, Rick, Critter, Tj, Celeste, Ladytrails,Hunter, CaCowgirl, and everyone else I may have forgotten, Just a shout out to say hello and I hope you had a great Saturday.

    Ok, so Isabell is still in heat and still obsessed with the mustang mare. I know for sure she not eating and I don't think she is drinking either. Tonight, we had to place her feed bucket outside of the mustang's field. It was the only way she would eat. I am only concerned about the eating because she has supplements in her morning grain that she needs to eat! I am more concerned about the drinking. The reason I don't think she is drinking is because she spends 24 hours standing at the fence line closest to the other mare, running that fence, calling to her. The water trough is at the other side of the field. I am worried aout dehydration or colic if she is not drinking...and you know the saying...you can lead a horse to water. I tried to get her to drink and she wouldn't.

    She doesn't act sick or tired...just obsessed with this horse. Please tell me this will only last another day or two. It started on Wednesday. Its gotta end soon.

    She is still fine under saddle. Today was the riding with music clinic and it poured rain. I mean buckets. We don't have an indoor and this guy traveled a distance to be there so we had the clinic in the rain...but couldn't have music because we couldn't run the extension cords to the speakers in a downpour. Sounds miserable doesn't it?

    It wasn't bad. We rode to beats instead of actual music. The rain came and went and came again. Isabella ate lots of wet grass so I hope that hydrated her some.

    The rain ended just in time for my private lesson. It was with a Level 2 Parelli instructor. I board at a Parelli barn but am not what you would call a Parelli follower. I take techniques and ideas from lots of different trainers. Parelli has some good ideas and I take and use what I like.

    Today the instructor asked me what my riding goals were and I said my goal was to ride bareback and bridleless. I have the bareback part down, but can't ride without reins because my leg cues suck!

    Let's just say that by the end of the hour, I had Isabella riding along the rail with no reins. I could turn her around and back on the rail with no reins...and could almost stop her without reins...he gave me what I need to do to make thAt happen...i just need to practice.

    Interestingly enough, he told me I should back up Isabella two or three steps each time I stop her. That is something we learned out in Montana while staying at a Buck Brananman ranch. I had forgotten that.

    So anyway, it was a great lesson and despite horse hormones and soggy jeans and socks, I learned a lot!

    Now I am curled up on the couch and eating chocolate chip cookies! Life is good!

    I am ending with a pic of my hormone crazed girl eating dinner with her obsession, PC, the mustang!
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        07-27-2013, 09:04 PM
      #11865
    Started
    I picked up Bugs this morning he was full of beans and had energy to burn.
    Tick treatment on his face which will be ongoing over the next month until our grass grows.

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    I learnt how to use the new washing machine this morning. I think a dinner out and some bling is in order. Did not see the practical side of having a washing machine for a present. Guess I'll forget about the stove. Someone could have warned me.
         
        07-27-2013, 09:14 PM
      #11866
    Trained
    Ok Stan.

    A stove, a washer, a dryer, an iron, a weedeater, a lawnmower, these are not romantic.

    A new car, jewelry, dinner out, a gift certificate for a massage, or a home massage, a bottle of fine wine, these are romantic presents.

    I must admit that a pocket knife with a hoof pick in it was one of my favorite presents from the old DH..........
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        07-27-2013, 10:51 PM
      #11867
    Foal
    Got back from camping a week ago. Then the internet went down for a week. It took me a couple hours to catch up....whew.
    Camping was good. I need to download photos from my camera to post.
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        07-28-2013, 04:49 AM
      #11868
    Banned
    Hi everyone. MIL's birthday today, busy day. VW car show with Brad this morning, then dinner with inlaws and mini golf with all. I came in second to last - grrr - I don't tend to like things that I am not good at.

    Tomorrow is a day of house cleaning - yes it's that bad. New kid coming in is from a new county to the agency. So his county workers are coming out, and my program manager is coming out to so she can walk them through. I could do with some help here, if anyone wants to. LOL.

    TJT. Thank you for what you do for our seniors.
         
        07-28-2013, 09:05 AM
      #11869
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
    Alex, that is simply hilarious about Brad's dream. (PS - remember never to let him see your HF posts.) At least you know now what one of his biggest fears is. As a married lady I advise you to only use this information for good, not evil. Even if using for evil would be way, way more fun! I've had the dead DH dream sequence, too - really creepy.

    More later, we're headed to bed. I walked lead line and horse encourager for young riders for around 4 1/2 hours today in 88% humidity and I am toast. The pony was the star of the show, he knuckled down and did his job admirably. Gentle as a butterfly with the babies and walked/trotted all over with the 9 year old. We used my TWH mare for the oldest girl, around 12, and while she didn't want to 'go' a lot of the time, she was safe as houses. I think she is so sensitive to cues that the young lady was giving her a lot of mixed signals. We had a talk with the young lady and I think she understands that, but also I just don't have an in-between kid horse that is tolerant of the little mistakes they make when they're learning. Actually, though, Windy is very tolerant - she just does her best and if the kid pulls back too much on the reins, Windy just stops. I think that is at least 1/3 of the story; it was hot and boring, another 1/3; and the young lady didn't know how to deliver strong cues yet. Still, they had a good time so all is well.
    Oh GAWD I LOVE ponies! They are just so game! I'm too big but golly I love them - one of my favorite stories is True Grit. Mattie is a little nuts but when it comes to horses, she's a love. Little Blackie if I recall right was the pony she bargained for and there's the moment where it's down to Rooster (a big man - John Wayne was about perfect for the role) and Mattie with the snake bite and they only have Little Blackie. So he hauls her up on to her pony while she protests "you'll kill him! You'll kill him!" before she passes out. They ride like all hell until the poor horse drops - what a scene!

    Ponies have that little extra heart..
         
        07-28-2013, 09:36 AM
      #11870
    Green Broke
    Good morning to all...
    Corgi-Isabella looks great, sounds like a great lesson & a fun time at the clinic despite the weather.
    Stan-sorry to hear about the ticks-right now I am fighting them on my dog-they are going for the ears-Yuck! I got a vacumm one Christmas after being told many times I was going to get a ring-I looked everywhere for it, & it took me a couple of months to ask what was going on?!? I was quite miffed, but he did come up w/a ring the next Christmas & we have had our 11th anniversary. I took my time planning the wedding & did it my way, but he is a happy camper-LOL.
    We finally got a settlement check in our account, & bought a swamp cooler last night, we have to go to the next city over to pick it up this morning. Then we have to build a platform for it get it high enough for the window, but some heat relief is on the way! Yayy! We will also check out a small chest freezer while there-a new posting on CL-and hit a couple of stores that aren't in our town., for some of our favorite things. Smart & Final, Sam's club, etc.

    Things are looking up for us & some of the stress will be relieved.
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