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        07-28-2013, 05:33 PM
      #11881
    Weanling
    Celeste, it's going to depend on what horse I'm assigned at the school. This guy needs........a lot of something - lots of work and probably a session or ten of despooking, someone said maybe his teeth need to be floated, someone else said (a very experienced rider) for her his weak side was the right, not the left side.

    Quite the mystery, Mr. Teddy.

    Maybe mostly in his head - looking at the videos I could see him worrying himself - looking at all the horses, the noises and things on the ground, lots of distractions -different things going on - and he went from weird to weirder....so I'm thinking he probably needs tons of despookification from every which way and that may never happen. He's not mine, he's a school horse. I love this guy and I'll work hard to get things right with him until they take him away and give me another horse.

    I think this is my last show for a while but don't quote me.
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        07-28-2013, 05:50 PM
      #11882
    Foal
    The next day was to be our long ride on the main trail. It is a multi-use trail. So mountian bikes, atv's, dirtbikes, and hikers. There was a huge sign at the trailhead giving trail rules. I am never saw more than one or two people stop there. We werr doing great for a while. My horse was nervous about the atv's we met but they were curteous and my horse went by with little issue. From ther it was downhill. We met several groups of hikers and only one group actually did as we asked and spoke to us and our horses. Most just walked on past. My mare Geshia had issues with one kid in particular whom had a hood on. But we managed as long as the hikers came from in front of us. About two miles in we went off trail to get photos in a creek against a cliff. When we had just gotten back up on the trail a family of five somehow snuck up from behind and spooked the heck out of Geshia. The were totally silent. Anyhow that was my first time coming off a horse in the 12 yrs since I had gotten back into horses. My friend was right...I was more afraid of falling off than I should have been. It was not too bad, I twisted a knee and ankle and bruised my hip on landing. My mare just moved...she under me then she wasn't. She just walked off a fewe feet and stopped. With my bad knees I had to find a rock to climb back on her.
    We continued for a bit and a group of mountian bikes came up from behind and called out asking to pass just as the atv group we had initially passed came back. Caused Geisha to bolt forward and try to go over the atv's. We calmed down got our rain slickers on and decided not to chance the rain(we did not know it would amount to nothing). So we turned around after going only about three miles and started back. Now Geisha was being a pill and as we got back to the area I had fallen off we could hear some dirt bikes coming. Since Geisha was REALLY acting up and the drop off was steep I just got off her and walked off the trail as much as I could. My friend was in the middle of the trail and forced them to stop. She then started to dismount she was giving them the riot act because the were going to fast and would not shut off their bikes so we could pass. Her horse was now acting up pretty bad now to. They would not shut off their bikes so my friend told them to just go and walked off the trail. The gunned their engines and sped past causing her horse to rear and bolt. He down the embankment, across the creek ans up into to forest and we.lost sight and sound of him. Thought he was gone for sure but my hussy mare started calling for him and sure enough we hear him galloping up the creek and right up to my mare. Whew! Geshia gave me **** when I tried to remount but we made it back to camp with no more issues other than bad attitude from both the horses at the gate.
    So my mare needs more work before I can take her back on that trail. Lucky there are alot of single track trails only suitable to horses or hikers. My friend actually suffered from a twisted back that day that was worse than the injuries I took from my fall. So we did not try ride anymore that day or early the next day. We did get in an evening ride that last day and Geisha amazing. We were out in front the whole time, she was perfect to handle and she kept trying gait. I was.trying to figure oit what she needed from me to gait but when we reached camp she was back.to being bratty and my friends horse had been a pain the whole day. So we called it quits as my friend was still sore. My mare being so herd bound I knew better than to try riding out on my own, especially when she was in heat.
    So we had lots of fun. Took some awesome photos I will post soon.
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        07-28-2013, 05:54 PM
      #11883
    Trained
    Good afternoon everyone good to be here again
         
        07-28-2013, 06:01 PM
      #11884
    Green Broke
    Wow wow wow so much to catch up on. CW glad you had fun at the ride. I love seeing them. Had a great weekend took hunter and Scotty up to the riding club and hot some video of hunter on the cross country jumps and had him in a schooling show today. He did well will post video and Picts soon. Still not much interest though. Scotty looked very dapper in my new English bridle. Will post picture later. We leave next Saturday for 2 weeks at our property. Only get Internet when in town so will probably take me the whole 3 hour drive he to catch up with you folks
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        07-28-2013, 06:09 PM
      #11885
    Trained
    Sandi I hope you have a buyer soon for Hunter
    Happy you had fun at the show
         
        07-28-2013, 06:21 PM
      #11886
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Sandi I hope you have a buyer soon for Hunter
    Happy you had fun at the show
    Did I tell you there was a cougar spotted up at the riding club? Eek and I worry about them up in Merritt. Here they are in the middle of the city. Well at least Scotty has seen one before.
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        07-28-2013, 06:25 PM
      #11887
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    I'm not afraid of Spiders but can not stand Banana spiders!

    I hate them all. And I'm not phoebic. They bite. I don't care how many insects they eat. They bite ME too.

    I just think they have their place ...
    way over here. <--------------


    and I have mine.

    it's ----------------------->here.

    I also figure if they venture ------->here, I will be the hand of darwin and this stupid sucker will die and his line will be no more.

    And I will make the species that much stronger and smart enough to stay away from here and stay way over there.
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        07-28-2013, 06:36 PM
      #11888
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Here is another picture
    Oh I LOVE pageantry and that kind of thing. It gets me all teary and then my grandkids laugh.

    Oh wait, in yesterday's show they DID a musical dressage to justin timberlake, which I managed to miss. I don't think it was that song about the box.
         
        07-28-2013, 06:43 PM
      #11889
    Weanling
    Roseann, I think your vacation is about as heavenly as it gets. I love riding on mountain trails. Amazing. You're a brave woman. I don't know if I'd do it with a horse that didn't know the trails....are the paths easy?...no rock climbing?

    I've done trails where horses literally gallop up steep rocky hills. Those were my first rides! I spent a week with my heart in constant palpitation.

    Hooked me good.
         
        07-28-2013, 06:53 PM
      #11890
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by roseann    
    The next day was to be our long ride on the main trail. It is a multi-use trail. So mountian bikes, atv's, dirtbikes, and hikers. There was a huge sign at the trailhead giving trail rules. I am never saw more than one or two people stop there. We werr doing great for a while. My horse was nervous about the atv's we met but they were curteous and my horse went by with little issue. From ther it was downhill. We met several groups of hikers and only one group actually did as we asked and spoke to us and our horses. Most just walked on past. My mare Geshia had issues with one kid in particular whom had a hood on. But we managed as long as the hikers came from in front of us. About two miles in we went off trail to get photos in a creek against a cliff. When we had just gotten back up on the trail a family of five somehow snuck up from behind and spooked the heck out of Geshia. The were totally silent. Anyhow that was my first time coming off a horse in the 12 yrs since I had gotten back into horses. My friend was right...I was more afraid of falling off than I should have been. It was not too bad, I twisted a knee and ankle and bruised my hip on landing. My mare just moved...she under me then she wasn't. She just walked off a fewe feet and stopped. With my bad knees I had to find a rock to climb back on her.
    We continued for a bit and a group of mountian bikes came up from behind and called out asking to pass just as the atv group we had initially passed came back. Caused Geisha to bolt forward and try to go over the atv's. We calmed down got our rain slickers on and decided not to chance the rain(we did not know it would amount to nothing). So we turned around after going only about three miles and started back. Now Geisha was being a pill and as we got back to the area I had fallen off we could hear some dirt bikes coming. Since Geisha was REALLY acting up and the drop off was steep I just got off her and walked off the trail as much as I could. My friend was in the middle of the trail and forced them to stop. She then started to dismount she was giving them the riot act because the were going to fast and would not shut off their bikes so we could pass. Her horse was now acting up pretty bad now to. They would not shut off their bikes so my friend told them to just go and walked off the trail. The gunned their engines and sped past causing her horse to rear and bolt. He down the embankment, across the creek ans up into to forest and we.lost sight and sound of him. Thought he was gone for sure but my hussy mare started calling for him and sure enough we hear him galloping up the creek and right up to my mare. Whew! Geshia gave me **** when I tried to remount but we made it back to camp with no more issues other than bad attitude from both the horses at the gate.
    So my mare needs more work before I can take her back on that trail. Lucky there are alot of single track trails only suitable to horses or hikers. My friend actually suffered from a twisted back that day that was worse than the injuries I took from my fall. So we did not try ride anymore that day or early the next day. We did get in an evening ride that last day and Geisha amazing. We were out in front the whole time, she was perfect to handle and she kept trying gait. I was.trying to figure oit what she needed from me to gait but when we reached camp she was back.to being bratty and my friends horse had been a pain the whole day. So we called it quits as my friend was still sore. My mare being so herd bound I knew better than to try riding out on my own, especially when she was in heat.
    So we had lots of fun. Took some awesome photos I will post soon.
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    oh Lord Roseann, that's something. You ladies are brave as hell though. I think I may be too old to do trail, just because I don't know if I could stand being around non riders with a horse. People today very often have no manners and they're downright stupid and/or mean. Not everyone. I know many people are decent but I keep hearing about nastiness or rudeness towards riders on trails. It's a little scary. I'm glad it turned out okay and no person or horse was hurt and you had fun because that last post was justabout the most wonderful description of a camping trip I can imagine. Except maybe being able to have a fire. I like campfires and cooking on them.
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