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        08-15-2013, 05:52 PM
      #12361
    Yearling
    Hi! Reading posts,finally got to "now". Janice forgot again 'bout the Tommy/me pics, so left her a "pleez? When you have time?" note on her table just inside the door to her inner house(outside of that is a muck-room & restroom we can use). But, have a few pics I can share,that I took today, of Janice's Bailey (she'll be the red mare, the one I'll be on,when I'm ready for canter),& Janice's Fire (my current ha-ha--the joke's on you! Escape artist/manure 'barrow-kicking guy).

    Today's lesson was GREAT. Learned alot, both w/riding & horse behavior (was so nice to not be wiped out from poo [from work or poo-doo]). In roundpen (still bareback pad) did alot of walking,got Tommy into fast walk on my own,got centered/balanced,practiced (w/out couching; Janice sat on a barrel in the middle & just let me do it) turns,cornering,to-rail away-from rail. I kept him handily from going to her. Then, she said we'll go the the arena, because Tommy's stride is so big,he'll be able to to get things better,I I can feel it all better (she said usually she doesn't bring students to the arena until they can walk/trot/canter). So Walked the big boy over there.

    We did well, right side. Then up in the far end the neighbor's coon dogs in their kennel started to bay,which made Janice's lab hanging out outside the arena bark. Tommy noticed,but did fine. Halfway down,she asked me to turn him @ a pole, to go the other direction. When we came to the coon-dogs,still baying,Tommy got scared (Janice said later he didn't like them on his left side,as all was "new"), which scared me,which scared him. Not a bad scare for either of us, but I got into my consciousness that my uncertainty fed his, so both of us needed to go back to the safety-zone of the round pen.

    I walked him back. Had to dismount, but Janice reassured me. I was surprised that a "scared" level arose in my body that was unwarranted for the minor circumstance. She said I'm "not back yet, but it'll come. Back in the round pen, I got my peace back, & Tommy was comforted. We did a bit more of what we had been doing, then 'tho my head/heart wanted more, my body said "that's enough". A very,very good lesson.

    I did tell Janice that the only reason that I eventually want to learn the canter, is that if a horse I'm on gets scared of something & goes for it...She said "so you can ride it". Exactly. So I can ride it.

    I'll do those pics of Fire & Bailey in a bit...
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        08-15-2013, 06:01 PM
      #12362
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    I must be sicker than I thought as I did not read anything funny, or a little off colour. Or every one has been behaving, except wild old thing, doing nothing for the older set is what we say when we can't share.
    70 year old cop. Don't mess with oldies thay have a wealth of experience to call on to get their own back. And no doubt he has kids who are now your age and there was a little pay back.
    Rick good luck with the land venture it is a good feeling not having to worry about the next door folks.

    Now i'm off for a wrinkly nap, and with a little luck my mind will have cleared a little more when I wake.
    On parting. I had to did a hole this morning about 18 inches deep and the ground is dry, very little moisture. That is a worry.
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        08-15-2013, 06:02 PM
      #12363
    Weanling
    Koolio, your tractor shopping makes me dream. We do our chores with either the Quad (on tracks) or our dear 1950 Ferguson. That machine is impossible to kill. Would be nice just to have power steering though.

    Celeste and Roadyy, buying neighbours lands around is appealing. But sometimes, the timing is just off. I passed an opportunity that I regret. I Grabbed another one that I don't. I'm in a touristic area by a lake and rich city folks had the land prices increase dramatically. Soon we'll be the only decent size land left in the area. So if I can buy, I will. I don't want close neighbours either.

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    If people keep teaching the same way year after year, and the kids don't improve....who's the slow learner???
    So true! NM71, your class looks neat and inviting. Bet the dog would be a hit with the kids in class.
    FarmChic, I won't be any help. I said no to every request of boarding at my place. I like my peace. Moving around would be a redflag for me as well.

    Single day off. Had my dressage lesson and just love the new coach. I think I worked harder than my mare. Then I watched the coach do ground work and lunging with DH's gelding. He's done trail and eventing before, but nothing much in the past 3 years. He's so athletic, it's a waste to have him do nothing.
    Then, I've had a three legged canadian mare for a couple days now. Abcess I believe. Hope it bursts soon. More soaking/poultice tonight...
    That's Rafale on the lunge
    IMG_3290 - Copie.jpg
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        08-15-2013, 06:09 PM
      #12364
    Weanling
    And Stan, you're still sick? How many days now? Even by "Man-flu" standards, it's taking long to recover. We have the very same expression in French: " une grippe d'homme".
    If you still have a fever, get yourself checked.
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        08-15-2013, 06:51 PM
      #12365
    Yearling
    Fire lookin' for a snack.Then Fire knownin' one isn't coming, & he can't corral me somehow.Bailey looin' for a snack. Then bored w/me;can't play.
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        08-15-2013, 06:53 PM
      #12366
    Yearling
    Oops..did that wrong..have to do it one @ a time,]. That's mare bailey, bored w/me, no snack,no play..
         
        08-15-2013, 06:56 PM
      #12367
    Yearling
    Bailey lookin' for snack
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        08-15-2013, 06:57 PM
      #12368
    Yearling
    FFire lookin' for snack!
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        08-15-2013, 06:59 PM
      #12369
    Yearling
    Fire..like, oh well, can't mess w/greenie's head,guess I'll see if Bailey wants to talk
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        08-15-2013, 07:01 PM
      #12370
    Yearling
    Well. It all got there..red one is mare Bailey, white (goldish tint) is Fire.
         

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