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        08-01-2013, 08:32 PM
      #12041
    Green Broke
    The horse look great, Rick!
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        08-01-2013, 09:05 PM
      #12042
    Banned
    Thank you Rick <hugs>. You just gave us your whole youtube channel, just saying. LOL.

    I know nothing about western saddles, if it has a horn, then it's likely western, possibly Australian - that's about the extent of my knowledge.

    I have 2 kids on respite for the weekend, so I have a total of 5 in the house, it's loud.

    I made spaghetti earlier, had to use 5 lbs of beef, 2 packs of spaghetti and 4 pots to cook it all in.

    My farrier came out yesterday, and glued on the front two shoes for Lucas. The back two need glue too for him to be rideable, however that would have been $500, so I will do without riding for a while. It was $245 as it was for the 2. Sigh. Because you know, I have that just hanging around waiting to be spent.


    Edit to add, kid 1 is back on track. Kid 3 was amazing and spent a long time talking to him. Kid 2 lives in his own world, and stayed out of it all. So all my guys are back to being good again.

    Kid 1 & 3 are doing football, which is horrifying as they are both skinny but fast. Head coach is mentoring both of them, as he can see that being foster kids, they will be more in depth than the other kids - so he has taken them both on. He seems like a wonderful man, from our emails. I am really happy.
         
        08-01-2013, 09:21 PM
      #12043
    Yearling
    Just bought my first Kindle book.....Tao of Equus. Has anyone read it? My riding instructor recommended it! Can't wait to try it as well as reading a book on my tablet....not sure if I will like it....

    Have a good night all!

    Good grief Alex!! That's a LOT of spaghetti!! glad your boys are back on track!!
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        08-01-2013, 09:24 PM
      #12044
    Started
    Alex it's a western lol there are 2 ones a roper ther other a trail
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        08-01-2013, 09:38 PM
      #12045
    Foal
    Nicker, I love reading on my Kindle....but I LOVE my paper books more. I have not read that book yet. Let us know if its good.
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        08-01-2013, 09:39 PM
      #12046
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Just bought my first Kindle book.....Tao of Equus. Has anyone read it? My riding instructor recommended it! Can't wait to try it as well as reading a book on my tablet....not sure if I will like it....
    I read a lot, so Brad kindly bought me a kindle, it was a sweet and thoughtful gift, but I don't care for it. I like a real book. I even like the smell of books. So I 'lost' it, so I can keep buying books. It's hiding in my dresser.

    Have not read that book, and yes it was a stupid amount of food. I don't think there is enough left for them all to have lunch though. Teen boys, EAT!





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    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Alex it's a western lol there are 2 ones a roper ther other a trail
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    Any there you go talking that other language again.

    I don't know if I have shared my western riding experience before here.

    I used to work at a therapeutic riding barn for disabled kids and adults. I think of the owner of the place as a Dad figure to me, I love the angry little Italian man to death. Once he knows you are not an idiot, he softens, and is the kindest soul I have ever met.

    Anyway he got a new horse donated to him, on a trial. BO is in his 80s, so rides rarely now. Someone else rode the horse to test it, but they are not much of a jumper. I was called away from my chores to get on the horse and jump it. OK - no worries, I can do that.
    As I landed I must have moved my hands slightly and the beast spun, like out of control, totally unexpected spin as it was western trained and apparently I asked for that accidentially.
    I still don't know how I asked for that, other than I must have jerked my hands a little, and I am on my rear end feeling sore watching the horse leave me and go for the gate.

    That's the only time I have ridden a western horse, and I am not in a hurry to do that again.
    I don't understand why those horses respond so fast, and so severe.

    So thanks but no thanks.

    The worst part of the story, there was a kids baseball game happening in the adjoining field, not owned by the BO. Some of the Moms were bored, and so wandered over to the property line to watch the horse being ridden. Oh joy! As they were just Mom's and so I would assume, not horsey, they shreeked when I hit the dirt. I lay there for a second, cursing, and then had to wave to them to show them I was ok. Sigh.
    That's the only time I have fallen off as an adult (touch wood).
         
        08-01-2013, 09:49 PM
      #12047
    Green Broke
    Don't worry Alex. Most western horses are not going to spin for you.

    I love reading on my Kindle. I can make the print large enough to actually see it.
         
        08-01-2013, 10:03 PM
      #12048
    Banned
    I don't know who would and wouldn't Celeste, so if I have a choice I am done riding western horses.

    What on earth happens when you sneeze while riding?
         
        08-01-2013, 10:06 PM
      #12049
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    I don't know who would and wouldn't Celeste, so if I have a choice I am done riding western horses.

    What on earth happens when you sneeze while riding?
    Lol! My horse is used to my sneezing. Only a highly trained horse will do that spin thing unless the horse was just spooking or being a pain. Then any horse, western or English, can do that. My horse is certainly not going to be sensitive and obedient enough to do a nice spin when asked.

    I did train one horse to spin when I was a kid. My sister fell off of her because of it.......
         
        08-01-2013, 10:20 PM
      #12050
    Yearling
    Alex, I always wondered what you did horsey wise....I know you enjoy going to the grande prix. So you jump? Do you show? If so, how often? At what level?
         

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