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        09-07-2013, 03:35 PM
      #13041
    Trained
    Stan, it was a hypothetical statement. My DH still has hair ............
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        09-07-2013, 03:42 PM
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    Stan, it was a hypothetical statement. My DH still has hair ............
    I was just playing with you, oops, I mean taking you for a ride. Heavens I'll stop trying to explain myself, I just keep digging a deeper hole to fall into.
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        09-07-2013, 03:46 PM
      #13043
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    I was just playing with you, oops, I mean taking you for a ride. Heavens I'll stop trying to explain myself, I just keep digging a deeper hole to fall into.
    And I was just playing back.
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        09-07-2013, 04:03 PM
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    Only one photo of the cattle drive. I only attended one day.
    The photo was taken between Bugs ears and he was not a happy horse.
    My job along with the other rider was to come up the rear and keep the calves out of the bush or bolting backwards. Thank god for the cattle dogs we needed them.
    As for Bugs he was an A H but so were most of the other horses Must be the spring grass but I will make allowences for Bugs it is only his second time on a drive and he had to carry an injured rider.

    It was his first time working with dogs and it took an hour or so for him to settle but once he had he then decided to bite the dogs was fun. I had to do a bit of growling.

    I injured my back early in the piece pulled the muscle on my hip. So some of his behavour was attributed to my riding and the very mixed signals he was responding to. I could only ride for short distances then I had to walk. Chopping from walking and riding every couple of hundred yards. Bugs must have been measuring the distance as he would stop and refuse to go untill I got off and walked a bit then I would ride. That's an issue I now have to fix.

    As for his behavour I was in so much pain I ended up clinging to the saddle my arms supporting my weight on the pomel trying to keep my back straight and take the pressure off transposing it to the pomel, my legs holding firm around his barrel and the reins in the halt position. Poor horse, he did not know whether to go left, right, stop, run and the weight on the front of the saddle was also giving him a new signal. This went on for most of the day. Not a good day and I'm still tender.

    Cheers all
    Get out there and ride the weather is warming in my part of the world.
         
        09-07-2013, 04:08 PM
      #13045
    Trained
    Stan, this riding long distances thing was easier several years ago.
         
        09-07-2013, 04:15 PM
      #13046
    Green Broke
    Well hunter was delivered safely and I did it with no tears
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        09-07-2013, 04:55 PM
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    Congrats Hunter!

    And ouch Stan. Sounds like Bugs did great considering everything, and what a great horse to stop when it was time for you to get off like that.

    How's your back now?
         
        09-07-2013, 05:14 PM
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    Congrats Hunter!

    And ouch Stan. Sounds like Bugs did great considering everything, and what a great horse to stop when it was time for you to get off like that.

    How's your back now?

    Very sore I'm watching the americas cup its one up to NZ at this time but second race is about to start then its deliver Stella to her new owner.
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        09-07-2013, 05:16 PM
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    Stan, this riding long distances thing was easier several years ago.
    I'm spending to much time behind a desk and need to work on my fitness NEVER to old to ride.
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        09-07-2013, 05:21 PM
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    Hi everyone!!

    The field trip went pretty well!. They sent help with me to corral the youngin's. The help was a youngin too...straight out of college, so she wasn't a huge help, but not bad. When we split the group up, it was even better, more manageable. Can you imagine 25 eight year olds loose in the woods???? Hahaha they had fun, I was still standing in the end with energy to spare, so I guess it was OK.

    Mom and I went tot the local and last fair of the season last night to gorge ourselves with junk!(see I did have energy!). Had to have a funnel cake. They make me sick in the end from being all fried and stuff....but SO worth it going down!

    This morning I slept in it was cool, so I could ride later than normal. While riding I ran into the neighbor brothers. They told me I could ride on their property and that there was a old gas well road way back in to look for. So I did....

    You guys....it was the BEST morning ever!! There is something about discovering a new area for the first time. You senses are up and the first sight of everything is breath tAking.. We first entered a soybean field where momma and baby deer were eating. We worked out way down and found the gas well opening. It was well groomed and went far! The smell of fall is definitely in the air, and the warm sun felt good on my back. The pictures can't do the experience justice at all....like I said, it's the FEELING you get first discovering a new haunt, being on horse back, and the autumn air that made the experience so very glorious! The entire time I rode I was so thankful for where I sat!

    When I came out of the woods and back into the hayfield, in the distance munched a big old Belgium and a dog....loose. I sucked in my breathe afraid they would see us. If they did....what would happen???? We got halfway tot the dirt road (my exit to safety) and he spotted me and nickered. I literately said, OH SH*T! I don't know if I qued Jay or if he knew my tone....but he took off into a canter across the field!!!! I wanted to get out of there. My fear....the big Belgium would come barreling towards us! Yikes!! I slowed to a trot, and looked from around an island of trees that seperated us.....he was back to snacking! phew! We were safe.....but my legs still were quivering like jello!!

    The rest of the ride home was calm. I even dropped my stirrups most of the way. Stopped the quivering! I need to gain strength back in the inner thighs! Felt good, not as fatigued as last time.

    So....that is my story. I've since taken a nap...and it's time to go do,it all over again!!. Oh, the best part! Jay rode fenominally Oh, and when we got back to the barn, he didn't favor that right front!!! That's huge....the supplements appear to be working!! Yeah!

    TJ, DH could mean dear husband, dumb husband or sometimes.......d**k h**d...depending on the situation! how's the smoking going?

    Hunter nice job! That shows you're ready for him to be gone!

    Now I need to catch up on posts!

    Have a good night all!
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