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        09-29-2013, 08:46 PM
    Hello All and welcome HP.

    I'm truely sorry but I have failed you all.
    I did not take any pictures of Sat or Sun's ride.
    We rode in some beautiful areas of the park we haven't rode since last year.
    Gaited horses and scrambling through the woods; not good for camera.
    The cheap camera takes good stills but moving blurs it all.

    About 3-4 hour rides each day, maybe 4-5 mph average speed.
    My horse was a mess Saturday, rearing and carrying the bit shank.
    Today he would grab the shank in his mouth for long periods of time.
    With this no steering effect sliding down some hills was interesting.

    I am very tired now and sleep will come soon.

    I hope everyone enjoyed their rides.
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        09-30-2013, 07:29 AM
    Morning all! Quiet....lots of saddle time?

    Maryland, your trip sounds scary!

    Got a ton of saddle time in yesterday!!. Took Jay on a new! Longer route yesterday. Wasn't sure what we would find on this ride, but we encountered llamas, alpaca, lots of horses, as we were in the heart of our Amish community, bridges, dogs..oh and a loose goat (that's the pic I shared)...he snorted a couple of times at that black tarp stuff they put down when they rebuild bridges, and at one point I felt his whole body quiver under the saddle, but as long as I talked to him, he was fine! . What a guy!!!

    Took a break and helped my mom with her BIG billy goat, and then jumped back in the saddle with Rainn. Since I had her buted up for Saturdays ride, I thought I would take her for a short jaunt and enjoy her myself. It was pleasurable and she held up well!

    Now I can go back to work feeling quite satisfied with my saddle time. But beginning to long to do it again.....a bit of an addiction!

    Hoping this week is quiet compared to the last two. Not seeing anything on the calendar....maybe I will finally get to teach without interruption, and get home at a decent time with out after school meetings!!!

    Here's to a good week everyone!!
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        09-30-2013, 08:09 AM
    Green Broke
    Good Morning! That auction just wiped me out-no longer used to standing all day! Did get the small box of new grooming tools, & the box of tack. Got some good buys, Lost some to higher bidders, but we had a good time. And got a lot of value for the money.

    Nicker, yes I can trim-was married to a master farrier for 11 years-so a lot rubbed off-LOL! I do have his old chaps, but the ones I just got are much softer. And well worth the price.

    We get our 2nd container today-a 40' high cube-this one will be for me-I'm pretty excited! Eventually the two will be joined with a roof overhead, and a concrete floor, etc-then we will have a nice big garage, w/power & eventually solar.

    So, dinner last night was just a frozen pizza, & I conked out soon afterwards, then got at least 6 hours of sleep in bed, also-so-Yay for that. I'm hoping we get the trash bin pretty soon-I have piles outside the pens waiting for it to arrive! I see some Epsom salt baths in my future-haha.
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        09-30-2013, 04:17 PM
    Where is everyone???

    You all better be riding!
        09-30-2013, 04:21 PM
    Green Broke
    Just got caught up again on everyone's news, & finally can share a Horse Monday. After 2 wks (felt like longer) my pea-brain kicked in w/"are you sure you want to do this? Are you sure it's right? Are you sure you aint' too OLD?" So much for pea-brain,bagged it up I put in in the trash...

    Did me mucking, all 18 stalls & pens. Was close to hay-breakfast,& when went into 2 y/o Black Beauty's area, she was antsy, & nipped my upper left arm. I yelled @ her "NO!! Back up!! Bad girl!!" She did, but then wanted to nip again,so threatened her w/the rake & backed out of the pen. Told Janice,when I saw her. She wanted to make sure I'd corrected immediately,which I did. She'd told me previously that Beauty is lacking in ground manners as yet (although behaves w/Janice),& the owner is rarely out to see her. Hmm. As for me,I'll muck her stall from now on after she's been fed. Just a tiny bump & bruise, but she won't do it again. She did need a nose scratch after I'd closed the gate, & she strikes me as lonely for affection. Plus, I saw a healing scratchlike-wound on her shoulder by her neck that Janice said was a bite from another horse. Baby Beauty must be going thru learning curves.

    I had lesson #10: first in the round pen,w/Tommy saddled. Worked on getting him into a good walk,then practiced barrel pattern, working on my erratic hands/reining & my legs. Did pretty good. Then we got out of the pen so Tommy could get his big stride going good. Janice said I needed to get into the feeling,get my seat for it,& that Tommy gets confused by the round pen, as he's a trail horse. I did a path that runs along the outside pens by the round pen, up & down, practicing the turning/reins/legs w/Tommy able to get into his long stride. Came up to Janice, & she said I did REALLY well. I busted into a smile & she said "look @ that smile!" What was different about that smile (which I didn't tell her) was that it felt like it came from way down deep inside. I was suprised by the sensation. I know it sounds pathetic, but gut-level happiness is an incredibly rare thing for me!

    So, pphhhhhtttt on pea-brain!!

    Hope all are well, & I loved reading the week end riding adventures. I do have Epsom Salts stuck away somewhere, hope I can use them eventually (lol). &, the Americans won the Regatta because they had a NZ boat...!

    Happy Anniversary last Friday, Nicker! My "friday" (Saturday) got really slammed, but I got thru it. Talk to you soon.
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        09-30-2013, 06:54 PM
    TJ: back in the saddle, good for you. Don't listen ever to that little voice saying you're too old. I work in a hospital and took care of a 87 yo lady yesterday. Sharp as can be. We were discussing treatments options and she told me: not now, maybe when I get old!

    NM: always nice to see your ride pictures.
    Maryland: we'll forgive the lack of... but just this once.
    Stan: glad your horse is home, looks like a nice fellow.

    Worked all week end but was off today. My mare had a belly rash so couldn't put a girth. Decided to go bareback, and what the h... no bit, just the halter. My mare is an angel. I'm short so had to climb on a rock to jump on her back. This is a very hilly area and I was sliding back when climbing uphill. I gave her a grass-eating break at the end of the trail. The colours are fabulous now.
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        09-30-2013, 09:00 PM
    Eole I love the changing colors in the background.
    Everything around me is still green with some leaves on the ground.

    NM, not a scary ride @ all, just more interesting.
    My horse is a little fresh with the cooler weather.

    Stan, ditch the kite and go for the other!

    I need to resolve this picture issue.
    I ride on some awesome park and farmland.
    If I had a horse that just walked, I could take the better camera.
    I will be out with chain saw doing some trail cleaning, better photos then.

    The volume of posts has decreased somewhat.
    Catching up has been easy.
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        09-30-2013, 09:06 PM
    Eole, those colors are AWESOME!!!!

    I was looking at our trees tonight...they are coming, we are a few weeks behind. But we are having sunny days and cool nights, should be brilliant like yours...I hope,

    Not much here...good day, just puttered around the barn. Hoping to get a ride or two this week. The weather is to continue to be nice!!!

    Oh, my friend who rode with me Saturday and I made plans with another girl to TAKE my horses else where for a trail ride in a couple weeks!!,let's keep our fingers crossed that all works out!!

    This coming weekend was to be a big ATV tour, but we are canceling. I don't think I told you guys that my DH had a couple cists removed. Well over the weekend one became now he has a gaping wound on his back, we don think he should be ATVing while healing.

    TJ, so happy for you that your ride was so successful! Don't you EVER give up!!

    Ok, talk later.
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        10-01-2013, 12:06 AM
    Hi everyone Roaddy need your prayers he was admitted to the hospital and will be having a heart cath in the am. He says he is feeling fine And expects to be released in the evening tomorrow.

    Please say a pray for him..
    Thank you
        10-01-2013, 07:17 AM
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    Hi everyone Roaddy need your prayers he was admitted to the hospital and will be having a heart cath in the am. He says he is feeling fine And expects to be released in the evening tomorrow.

    Please say a pray for him..
    Thank you
    What??? OMgosh! I figured we weren't hearing from him bc he was taking his daughter home.....prayers for a speedy recovery Roaddy!!!!
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