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        09-02-2013, 01:33 PM
      #12901
    Started
    Omg Bre would love a Horse she could shoot off of. She wants to do mounted shooting so bad. My new boarder does it and I want to get her some training. Hope Shari is willing to work with her.
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        09-02-2013, 02:01 PM
      #12902
    Trained
    This is my dad who passed away 6 years ago
    He was the best dad a girl could ever have
    I miss him every day
    Love you dad
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        09-02-2013, 04:33 PM
      #12903
    Yearling
    Glad to see Stan is back, septic tank issues & all. Tracey, I have you teachers in mind alot; don't know how you do what you do, AND horses. Geez..

    Got up @ 4a to get out to Janice's little ranch by 7a. Somewhat cooler here today, so got thru alot of pens pretty fast (& all weren't doubled-up, for a change). I did dump myself beside the manure pile; caught my leg on the handle & went down to incur a minor abrasion on my left knee. No biggie, but reason I fell was because hadn't had a cigarette in 24 hrs, & w/what always occurs when I try cold-turkey, I get dizzy/disoriented, & can't make it beyond 2 days. This time it absolutely has to happen. I'm over it/done. I haven't enjoyed the d...d things in months when actually smoke one, just WANT one...Anyway. Gotta get thru this next week w/that, then maybe it'll be easier, just tough out for now.

    Janice tucked me in for a quick lesson before her 10a lesson (w/an autistic boy). She was worried the neighbors doing "YAY! It's dove season opening today" would freak him, but he turned out ok w/the noise. He was mostly concerned w/being able to 1st time Janice's Buccaner, but Janice watched Buc, & he seemed ok w/the firing next door.

    But that was after my mucking, & after my brief-but-good lesson. I learned to tack up Tommy w/a western saddle, & getting on that was..weird. I've gotten used to to the bareback pad I guess. I got him into a good walk pretty fast 'tho, but felt was leaning to my left. Janice said I wasn't, & when I adjusted myself for "comfort" she said I'd gone to the right. An AH HA moment; told her I'd tossed from the left, that was it, so now biggie, let's get on w/it. So...I did.

    Walked a bit, faster walk. Janice set out the barrels for the "real" barrel pattern exercise, so did that @ walk, after a bit of figuring out what was required. But..did it. Then Janice added something to my mix: showed me where/when to put my leg to put Tommy under, to turn. Got that right twice, before it was time to quit.

    Walked him back to post. Had a bit of a time getting him still to halter after his bridle was off, as lots of people around (a few ladies had come to have a fun ride on their horses on Labor Day, after helping Janice feed..I just mucked along, feeling...not envious,not jealous...just wistful. Mucked along...)

    The cookie-in-hat seems to be working (until he figures it out).

    I was, 'tho, a bit frustrated; Tommy is slow, & I wanted him to get on a bit faster when I was trying the barrel thing, so could work it out....but, LOL, @ the start, when urging him into a fast walk, Janice said "You urge him any more, he's going to trot; you want that?"....oooh. Not yet....or, maybe....I do.

    No lesson next week; am up to even between muck/lesson exchange. So, will go happily muck.

    This week: please send good vibes on this cigarette thing. Absolutely has to go this time.

    Hope all had a wonderful holiday weekend!
         
        09-02-2013, 04:42 PM
      #12904
    Trained
    My dad was the one who got me interested in horses
    He always loved horses especially the Draft breeds
    He worked with a Belgian named Sandy in the 1950,
    I have a few pictures of Dad and Sandy
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        09-02-2013, 04:42 PM
      #12905
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Can't figure out how to start a thread/question~so I will ask it here. How does being downhill affect a horse? I know the saddle may slip forward, but any other major problems? I saw a nice 18 yr. Old Morgan mare, but her hips looked at least a couple of inches taller than her withers. An older lady was riding her in an Aussie saddle which seemed to fit nicely. No breast collar or crupper. I have a lovely Aussie saddle & could see myself on this single-footing mare, especially if her price became a little easier on the pocketbook. They are going on about her bloodlines & what color she could throw, but I only want a trail partner.

    Also saw a lovely gelding that I just flipped over & besides his other attributes, he is affordable-I really, really like him. 13.2 & tons of fun! Should I call & let the seller know I'm interested?
    As the ride goes on I would imagine the saddle may work its way up into the shoulder. Long term riding may cause sorness
         
        09-02-2013, 04:48 PM
      #12906
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    Alex, thank you.
    he kicked her twice in the stomach. Picture a 1800 lb gentle giant shaking so bad through her neck and front legs, very sad. I believe that she wanted to do what he wanted but was not sure what it was as he was all over the place. When my husband got back he kicked her again and got in her face with his hammer and my husband said he bopped her with it. I didn't see that part. I was just sick, second guessing everything. I am not against putting an animal in their place when needed but the punishment should fit the crime. If she had tried to bite him or kick him, hell yes get on her and bad!! She didn't even try to defend herself when he was attacking her.
    I don't know, it just didn't seem right to me.

    Oh and she may be in heat. She was peeing and pooping a lot while he was doing her. So he mentioned heat and her not paying attention. She has not seemed to be acting different to me tho.
    Well, that first kick would have been the end of that farrier. If you can not control your temper you have NO buisness handling animals. If she had agressed at him, taken a swipe or snap, then a sharp smack with an open hand accompanied with lots of yelling and backing down the isle OK, but striking with an objest? Or kicking in the stomach for taking a hoof away? Someone needs to go to an Anger Managment seminar. If you like this guys work you can allways tell him in a polite way that you prefer to be the ONLY one to discipline your horses, Full Stop. He is there to do farrier work, if he has a problem with the horse's behavior he should speak to you and YOU will address it. Hopefully that will allow you to keep the farrier and make sure he never does anything but trim the dog gone feet again.
         
        09-02-2013, 06:07 PM
      #12907
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjtalon    
    hadn't had a cigarette in 24 hrs, & w/what always occurs when I try cold-turkey, I get dizzy/disoriented, & can't make it beyond 2 days. This time it absolutely has to happen. I'm over it/done. I haven't enjoyed the d...d things in months when actually smoke one, just WANT one...Anyway. Gotta get thru this next week w/that, then maybe it'll be easier, just tough out for now.

    This week: please send good vibes on this cigarette thing. Absolutely has to go this time.
    When my husband quit, he was a bear for three days. Then he was ok. Keep hanging in there. Take the money that you would use to buy cigarettes, put it in a jar, and pretty soon you will be able to afford more riding lessons.
         
        09-02-2013, 07:24 PM
      #12908
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Farmchic    
    koolio- almost forgot, what is a cream can?
    Basically it is an entire meal cooked over a propane flame in a cream can or tall stock pot. You layer the following ingredients (in this order)

    -Corn on the cob with 1-2 layers of husks still on (I break them in half and stand them on end in the bottom of the can / pot
    -Fresh new potatoes, cleaned but not peeled (I like the smaller ones so I don't have to cut them)
    -Chunked fresh carrot, cleaned but not peeled
    -Coarsly cut onion
    -Coarsly chopped cabbage
    -Bratwurst or Italian sausage

    Add about 4-5 cups of water and a can of beer and simmer for 1 hour, covered

    Then flavour of the sausage seasons the entire pot and everything cooks up beautifully. We strain and then pour the contents into a large roasting pan and serve with sour kraut, sour cream, salad and buns. This is an inexpensive and easy way to feed a lot of people and it tastes awesome, especially if you can use freshly harvested vegetables. I cook mine on the barbecue burner, but I've also had it cooked over an open cooking fire.
         
        09-02-2013, 07:32 PM
      #12909
    Yearling
    Cacowgirl - the downhill build may make it a little easier for the saddle to slip, but a well fit saddle that is wedged up in front should help avoid that. The biggest issue with horses being built downhill is their ability to work off their back ends and to get under themselves and round. This would be most significant for a performance horse in say reining or dressage. For pleasure and trail riding, I don't think it would be as much of an issue. When riding, you can feel the horse who is build downhill as they will often be heavier on the front. I think downhill horses also have a greater tendency to lean on the reins to avoid having to carry themselves. When riding an uphill built horse, you can feel the power in their hind end, and it is much easier to round and balance them. I'm n sure if being downhill will put a lot of extra strain on the front feet, but this would be worth checking. Poor feet and downhill might not be a good combination, but good feet, downhill and used for pleasure riding should be OK.
         
        09-02-2013, 08:18 PM
      #12910
    Green Broke
    Well I am no longer horseless! I called on the gaited Morgan mare & talked w/the owner at length-the battery on my phone started going out-LOL! But, the picture that looked like she was downhill was right after she bought her a month ago..on a whim...to rehome. She has since filled out, so that is a moot point. She has already had her blood drawn for a Coggins, her papers are at the Registry, maybe they'll be back to the owner by the time I can go pick her up. I'll meet her at the vet's office, & get the health certificate & brand inspection (he lives next-door to her) so I should be riding her in 16 days! She is also coming w/her companion donkey, so I will be studying about donkeys while I'm at my sister's later this week. I'm sure they will have something in the excellent Portland Library System. What a wonderful thing to look forward to! A beautiful red chestnut gaiting Morgan! I am over the moon! A Mare! -- I am so in love already! I must pack! Drive to Vegas-get on a plane. 16 days.......
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