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        08-05-2013, 08:04 AM
      #12121
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    Morning all!

    DH is off for the week, so the first few days are ours..so jotting something down quick.

    Rosanne, I believe that silent thing in the sky is a little hover thingy(very scientifi, huh?). That shoots pictures and video. A survalance thing. If moms DH has lifted the 'silent treatment' from me I'll ask him. He's into all the dooms day/ government stuff. He is sure to know! Was this in a state or national park?

    Loved all the pics Rosann, just beautiful, beautiful,country!! I want to get back out that way. If they ever close my school.....I'm packing up my horses and heading WEST!

    Corgi, loved the video! I used to ride my QH backward as a kid! You go girl!! Have fun!!!! That's what it is all about!! Oh.....and as far as the chores....the benefits out way the sore muscles....I can now go back to school and not worry about the flapping under arm when I erase the board!! I've never had biceps til now!

    Had to share this next photo. I was about to leave corn husks out in the pasture. Everyone was munching on hay, so no worries....rainn's stall door was open, Jays was shut, but not latched....but like I said, they were busy munching....I dropped the bag where you see it bc I forgot something, when I returned......BUSTED!!!! I blame Rainn! she is such a bad influence on Jay. He does what she does, so he must have seen her munching and pushed his door open. Hahaha. These two crack me up!!

    Have a great day all!
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        08-05-2013, 08:43 AM
      #12122
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    Oh completely forgot!

    I found what JayJay is terrified of......little men on little horses!

    We were riding yesterday and a little Amish boy comes galloping at breakneck speed towards us on his little black pony. Jay is looking, looking, looking.....I'm preparing.....I holler, " please walk your pony!" He can't hear anything but the thundering sound of his pony's hooves.

    Well, Jay has no clue what this tiny tornado is, so he spins around and TAKES OFF! Luckily he is easy enough to bring to a stop. I turn him around and the boy is sitting there. I said, please walk your pony passed us.....Jay is looking and snorting.....What IS that? He's saying....Once they get beside us, Jay seems to realize he's another equine....and gets curious.

    We get down the road a little ways and I notice my legs are a quivering!!! and they did for a long time! Phew! That was quite an adventure! I thank my pony Teapot for taking off with me as a kid as often as she possibly could.....gave me the ability to spin nicely with Jay! Hahaha

    Over and out.......
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        08-05-2013, 10:23 AM
      #12123
    Weanling
    NM that picture cracks me up! So cute!

    I can't remember now what everyone posted (going to blame it on the paint fumes) but I love all the pics and hearing/reading updates.

    I'll probably get scolded but if you all saw how affectionate I am with my horses you would be rolling your eyes for sure. My one gelding that was born with me is super spoiled and knows he is going to get a kiss on the nose every time I walk by. My new foal well there's no hope for her, she has already taken a nap on my lap I know, I know. I am careful and I know my horses very well. I do only feed treats in their feeders because I know that can go south quickly. I've learned to be quick to get on to them if they cross the line and they are not normally nearly as friendly with others as they are me and they know what they can and can't get by with. I wouldn't change those early morning kisses and soft nuzzles of horse breath on me for anything.

    Well I'm off to paint.
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        08-05-2013, 01:01 PM
      #12124
    Yearling
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    Day off, here.

    I'm off for a motorcycle ride and meeting the family for a picnic at a local park.

    Ev's trainer is away and Ev is "not allowed" to ride Marcus until the trainer returns. We've been up to exercise him and I suspect we'll be making a couple of trips this week for more free schooling.
    Have a great (and safe) ride! What kind of bike do you have?
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        08-05-2013, 04:00 PM
      #12125
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    HI everyone.
    Sorry Crazy busy And the Crappy internet. Hopefully my hotspot will be here tomorrow and I'll be better.

    I have pictures to share sorta I hope I can post them all with this slow Crap.
    First here I am atop one of them there English contraptions this is Atillia he is the new boarders horse She begged me to ride him. I was sleep deprived and look terrible...



    here is that saddle I got Super Cheap.
    Anyone know the best way to soften up leather?










    We have Co Fair and horse show this week so be forwarned I will be Nutty Crazy


    And Melinda the kittens go in to get vetted and fixed tomorrow.
         
        08-05-2013, 04:02 PM
      #12126
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    Nicker That picture Cracks me up!!!
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        08-05-2013, 04:14 PM
      #12127
    Trained
    There are several things you can do to revive that saddle. One thing to think about is that you will want to not just oil the top, but you need to oil the underside where there is raw leather. It is so dry that it will probably suck up multiple coats.

    My Daddy used to use castor oil on old leather. He said that it was the best for dry rotted stuff.

    I have used gallons and gallons of Lexol over the years.

    I bought some non-oily neetsfoot oil and it took off some of the finish of the saddle. I would suggest using anything that you use in a small place to see how it does.

    There is no telling how much oil that saddle will take. At least your hands will be all smooth and soft when you get done rubbing it in.
         
        08-05-2013, 04:55 PM
      #12128
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    Amen to that Celeste I actually bought it as a project to help a friend fix up. I am going to make him do most of the work lol
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        08-05-2013, 05:22 PM
      #12129
    Yearling
    Nicker, I love that picture.Their expressions are priceless.

    Thanks very much,everyone,for all the advice on "what is affection?" Re FarmChic: am thinking you know your horses; me,I'm way too green to know the difference yet between a nuzzle & a"can I dominate you?" Like I've been told,a relationship takes a long time to build. Stan, I will try to avoid 1400# of love...but had a nice thing happen,when I went into "my" Tommy's pen to clean.He walked up to me & I stroked his shoulder & said hello; he turned his head & just laid it gently along my thigh (hip to knee,that's how big is head is).No nuzzle,no pushing,just a BIG eye turned up @ me looking gentle.

    Completed my duties (didn't have to do middle pens/stalls,as 1st half of front hadn't been cleaned yesterday..dang,that stuff gets heavy when it's wet!),then took a short break.Janice's Summer camp kids couldn't come today,so she said I could get Tommy for a lesson.Groomed him good while he ate his grain,then took him to tacking post for his bareback pad & bridle (no bit..I don't get bits & saddles yet,which is fine w/me & good for me).And:!!

    Did a whole hour!! (pats on back,incoming...) By myself. Remembered how to hold my hands on the reins,how to open my hip joints,how to sit on my seatbones,how to...enjoy myself,& just get into it.Walked Tommy 'round the round pen several times,both directions (& turned him to keep him from going to Janice). Then she had me walk him in a serpentine thru barrels(where I learned how to keep his attention, as Tommy is relaxed,& likes slow,&,well,wanted to sniff the barrels).Then we had a lesson of..sharp turning? Janice has an L-shaped thing of poles on the ground, so I started to learn how to get his hip under him,do my leg on him,& "open the gate" w/corresponding rein. Both directions,although Janice found he's tight on the left direction. Whew!

    I had to get off a few minutes & do a yoga#stretch on my legs/hips.Used muscles that are long unaccustomed..but got back on,& Janice had me get Tommy into a faster walk,as he has such a long stride,& she wanted me to really get into his movement (& said don't be scared if he breaks into a little trot,because he'll stop trotting quick..because he just does likes to walk!) He didn't go into a trot,but almost. I did get him going,& urged the movement.

    My hips will forgive me in a day or so; it was good for them. There's my long Monday story! Janice took pictures on her cell phone(she had me go into the pasture around the pen,to go back to the tack shed),as I said you guys want pics of me ON Tommy. She'll send them to my email eventually!

    I have one more work week before my vacation; a whole week away from work,YAY! Will go clean next Monday as usual, maybe get a short time in on Tommy,but Janice scheduled me Aug 15 Thursday for a lesson (I'll be there 9:30a) w/out having poo-duty first.

    I'm pooped. I'm really happy.
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        08-05-2013, 05:42 PM
      #12130
    Yearling
    BTW..I gave Tommy his cookie in his grain-pen after all was done,instead of my hand. He isn't my horse,but he'll be my school horse for quite awhile,so figured: my hands aren't food.

    Janice found a little bloody scrape on his right front (dang,I don't know the term); back of his ankle. She thinks he must've hit himself w/a back hoof when we were working. She cleaned it up,& put on antiobiotic salve,then a creme to keep the flies away. He does have a big stride. I'll keep a look-out for that.
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