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        08-23-2013, 10:17 PM
      #12591
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    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    Sam and I went trail riding (Stan is this what you call trekking?) today with a neighbour down the road. I picked the neighbour and her horse up and we hauled out to a local provincial park with riding trails. She wasn't sure how her horse would load, especially since the last time she tried she had some big problems, and I have a smaller two horse straight haul. I took my time working with her horse and she loaded and unloaded nice and quiet. I was proud of both of us!

    It was a beautiful, warm afternoon for an end of summer ride! While some of the trees were starting to turn, this field is still dressed in its summer finest.

    Any long ride can be refered to as trekking but normally the word trekking is related to a couple of days riding with a large number of horses. And some still have there riders on them. Generally a trek is designed to test horse and rider without injury. At times 130 horses set out. I guess you could liken it to half way between a trail ride and an endurance ride.
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        08-23-2013, 11:18 PM
      #12592
    Weanling
    Nvr2many, I'm appalled by the behavior of that crazy farrier. He shouldn't work around horses with that abusive attitude. Even if a horse bites or kicks, you go at it strongly to make a statement, not for vengeance or to defuse your anger. That teaches nothing.

    It's a normal reaction to freeze in face of an unexpected situation of anger and agression. Don't feel guilty of not reacting differently, or fret over what you could/should have done or said. Not your fault, really.

    Koolio, that picture speaks of liberty: open trail seen between your horse's ears, what a good feeling...
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        08-24-2013, 08:09 AM
      #12593
    Green Broke
    Good morning all. I got the electric fence strung up and power to it, but have a ground fault somewhere as it isn't hitting like it should. I'll be walking the fence after work today to see if I can find it as it was 8pm when I finally gave up on it last night.

    In other news, I forgot to tell y'all about this yesterday. My wife called me up about noon Thursday and asked me what yesterday(Wednesday) was. Took all of 2 seconds to realize we both forgot our anniversary with all the hustle and bustle with Jessa, 2 more daughters and 2 grandsons as well as our friend all being in the house. I feel cheated..

    I stopped by and picked up a western shirt and card on my way home that evening. I got a thank you before going out to the pasture to work on the fence after feeding and mending horses.


    Michelle took our friend over to her friend's house about an hour or so west of us and got home around 9:30, so we are back to just pure family in the house at the moment.
         
        08-24-2013, 10:36 AM
      #12594
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Any long ride can be refered to as trekking but normally the word trekking is related to a couple of days riding with a large number of horses. And some still have there riders on them. Generally a trek is designed to test horse and rider without injury. At times 130 horses set out. I guess you could liken it to half way between a trail ride and an endurance ride.
    Thanks for clarifying Stan! I wasn't sure if trekking required an overnight campout or not. We don't use that term around here. Is a trek considered to be an organized event?
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        08-24-2013, 12:51 PM
      #12595
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    No it wasn't the baby. She was strung out when she went to visit the oldest daughter at the baby's dad's house. Got into an argument with him and struck him. While he went to clean himself up she took off with the oldest daughter. Already having the youngest one in the car.

    You are right that the drugs are just as available in jail as they are out. Depends on how bad she wants to get back to her kids. The dad of the oldest has stated he is not taking Jaz up there to see her until he gets reports that she is improving and taking responsibility for herself. My wife has agreed to wait a couple of weeks to see what she does before taking Jessa up there. I think when that time comes I will be the one to take Jessa for the visit because she knows I'll up and walk out if she starts her blaming game with me.



    Hunter, I am glad to hear you found a possible new home for Hunter. Is there no one who can step up and take over the BM job like CS did at her barn?

    There may be someone coming in to take over. No one who boards here wants to do it. Its a huge expense and a ton of work. I may be able spend another month there. Am off to look at a couple of barns today and then off to see Hunters new home and get a deposit. Pre purchase exam on Monday, hope he passes. I really hope Hunter behaves for this lady, he was so good when she tried him.
         
        08-24-2013, 01:33 PM
      #12596
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    Hi all!

    Been reading, now is the first time to post.

    NVR, so sorry to hear about your farrier story. I would have been in shock too...aNd then as I walked away would have become livid!! I think sometimes farriers become intimidated by big horses. We had one who really didn't like doing the Belgiums...he was tough on them.

    WOG, loved your story about your school days. I actually prefer the 'bad' kids! I like the challenge. I have my school 'history' ...hated school....I wasn't good at it. Cheated when I could, got no support from home. I wasn't bad, but found it to be hard...hence why I cheated....I would often sit in my bedroom and cry while doing HW bc I just 'couldn't get it'...my friends called me dumb, I felt dumb, but back in the depths of my brain I thought...."I can't be this dumb!"

    Fast forward MANY years, about nine years ago really, I found brain research. I came to find out I wasn't really as dumb as I thought...actually my brain was in 'survival mode' most of my childhood. Survival brain = zero learning. This changed EVERYTHING!! It changed the way I perceived myself as well as my students. My teaching has changed dramatically!. I also learned I am a verbal/kinisthetic learner.....my teachers were totally lecture! Forget it! I have a very hard time remembering what I hear!

    Speaking of...yesterday was out inservice, and it was the best, positive inservice I've attended in a LONG time. We have a new superintendent now, our elem principal has returned....we've gone though 4 principals in the last 5 years. That does something to morale. This admin came 1/2 way through the year last year, so it was nice having her start us out on a very positive note. I'm eager to begin!!

    Saying that, corgi, it's good of you to step into the school....so many people forget what it's like in the trenches.

    Stan, savannah is beautiful!!! I love BIG horses!! Although, I'm nearly 6 feet, and have very long legs, so we fit well together.. I just measured JayJay, he's 15.1 and Rainn is 14.2.

    Speaking of Jay we road this morning. Glorious cool mornings. I had to wear a vest and gloves! he didn't seem as ouchy. So I don't know if it's the MSM setting in already, or the day off. We didn't go far cause I would like ride again tomorrow, but I do like to keep him moving, so he stays limber.

    I also learned that although the thrush is 'cured', when he is newly shod, new pockets could arise aNd cause tenderness. ( thrush is techniqually never gone). He is teaching me so much!

    Roaddy, how long have you been married?

    TJ, here's the reason I couldn't work with the 'older' population. I go to buy fresh donuts from the Amish lady today. I push the door open and there is an older husband/wife there buying stuff too....but standing right in front of the door. So I inch my way in. Now....I'm dressed to ride aNd do chores, no make up, but a hat....I'm not THAT bad....they give me 'the look' like am I scum. Then the lady is like....ya know you could go look at the stuff. (Apparently she didnt want me to see her bill). No thanks I say....they wouldn't let me past anyway! They aRe standing in the way!! I do finally inch past them....they have NO clue they are in the way of other customers. sounds silly...but just aggravating!

    Good news....I took fresh donuts back out tot moms, and we sat watching the horses munch grass as we munched fresh, ooey, gooey, donuts!!! . It was nice!!

    Btw Stan...I really don't think 65 is old....well it depends...some 65 yo ACT old! You don't!

    Here's a pic from this morning back at the pond. I know I shared a pond pic before, but not this angle, and without purple ears!! Lol. Seems the deer fly season is over! Yea!!

    Have a great Saturday all!!
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        08-24-2013, 01:35 PM
      #12597
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    Here's a picture of Duerks. He's the bigger of the two, aNd the one who seems taken with me.
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        08-24-2013, 01:42 PM
      #12598
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    One last pic from this morning. This is when I first arrived. The sky was BEAUTIFUL!!

    Our sky is a major skyway for planes! No joke...it's a big corridor between major cities like NYC, Detroit, Chicago, etc.
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        08-24-2013, 01:46 PM
      #12599
    Green Broke
    That pond picture is great and could easily be a wall hanger.

    We have been married 11 roller coaster years and together for 15.


    Those streaked skies look familiar to here as there is an Air Force Base 3 miles, by road, from us. They train the pilots in the Raptors here.
         
        08-24-2013, 02:33 PM
      #12600
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Stan    

    You may need to go out and handle the horse, lifting its feet and tapping on the shoes just to re-inforce it is not a thing to dread. And stay away from that farrier. I would warn the new farrier what happened so he/she can deal with any problem in a civilised manner towards the horse
    Ah, Stan. Thank you for this!!! I have showed her extra attention and handling but was unsure of what to say to the next farrier. I will let him in on what happened and hopefully he will be kind and understanding.
    I do know I learned a lot and something like this will never make me speechless again!
         

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