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post #13441 of 29438 Old 10-06-2013, 07:42 PM
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Welcome Yissy! We are looking forward to hearing more about your life with horses.

Well, a busy day today. Since I'm not sleeping much anyways, I got up and worked on school work for a couple of hours, then went out to feed the horses. I ended up checking and tightening all the fences, and then harvesting the remainder of my carrots and tomatoes. Next, I went town for a haircut, groceries and a new pair of slacks (dress pants) for school. I guess I should add here that stress is not good for you and is the reason I have been losing weight ( hence the need for new pants). Once I got home, I put away the groceries, cleaned the fridge, made lunch for my son and I, then headed out for a ride.

I rode in the western saddle because I tried out some new spurs. I've been killing my thighs trying to get Koolio to move off my leg and my instructor suggested a mild spur might help. Well, wow! What a huge difference! He was awesome and I was able to use my seat much more to cue him since I didn't have to be continually kicking him to say "move off my leg you big lout!". He picked up the correct canter lead every time and side passed beautifully down he fence line at both a walk and a trot.

After riding Koolio, I took old man Sam out through the neighbours field for a ride. I wish I had my camera as the field stretches up on a big hill where you can see the whole countryside in fall yellows anf goods and then the skyscrapers of the city downtown on the horizon. We also found a path into a small secluded field surrounded by trees dressed inntheir fall colours. It was a lovely ride, and gave me some much needed relaxation.

Once I got home, I brought all 4 horse in for a thorough grooming, grain and worming before afternoon feed. Now everyone is relaxed, munching, wormed and happy.

It feels good to have a productive day and a healthy dose of much needed magic horse breath. Hopefully it will be enough to help me get through the week at school.
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post #13442 of 29438 Old 10-06-2013, 08:16 PM
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Welcome Yissy!

Roadyy I'm glad you are OK.

Stan you are a piece of work.

I went horse camping again this weekend.
This has been like 5 weekends in a row, I can do it again this coming weekend.
And the promised pictures.

A steep hill as we were heading out.
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A small deer we saw through the brush near the trail.
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Rutted out trail.
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Small hill leaving a water crossing.
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More rutted out trail.
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Cliff edge we ride that overhangs some tracks.
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Ok it gets more steep, the horses almost slide on their backside here.
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We have to ride some track for the trails to connect.
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A little autumn color getting started.
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A spot wher we ride under the highway.
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post #13443 of 29438 Old 10-06-2013, 09:03 PM
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Welcome Yissy! Yes, this is a nice group and don't hesitate to ask any questions. And we'd love to see pictures of your Clyde!

Koolio, that's sounds like a much needed day of magic horse breath. Hope your week flows peacefully, one day at a time...
Hunter, did you take your own horse to the old barn or borrowed a horse there?
Maryland rider: that looks like great trails, not for the faint of heart! Your horse must be quite fit.

I did a good ride on my mare yesterday, weather was perfect again. Leaves are falling. It was unusually warm and she was sweating with her winter coat. It was warm enough to give her a shower before turning her out with her friends.

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post #13444 of 29438 Old 10-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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I rode 6 miles yesterday. I wanted to ride today, but my body wouldn't let me.........

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post #13445 of 29438 Old 10-07-2013, 12:53 AM
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Wifes birthday on saturday so I took her out for a meal, Dargaville Style sit down for take aways. Not really that bad but we don't have to many choices. She even had desert not the norm she just wanted to run the bill up. That's a women thing.
My grand son is staying for a week and today he went riding on smoky. That was a big thing really a big thing He is 4 years ild and mum is a little to close. Roslyn threw him on infront of her and away they went screeming. Smoky is a very experienced horse and ignored the noise and kept on walking. With luck I'll post a photo when and if they arrive.
Welcome to the new and not so new. I have not answered the posts personally so this will have to do.

Cheers all and it is getting warmer in my part of the world. Riding for me is just around the corner.
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post #13446 of 29438 Old 10-07-2013, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Yissy View Post
Hello all! I've been reading and reading this thread and it seems like a great group. I'm 41, so I think I fit the age requirement!
Hallo Yissy, welcome!
I suppose you are the youngest in here...
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post #13447 of 29438 Old 10-07-2013, 05:19 AM
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Welcome Yissy! So, you are boarding your horse? Did you have trouble finding tack to fit? We'll have questions, too!
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post #13448 of 29438 Old 10-07-2013, 05:42 AM
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Morning all and welcome Yissy!

Had a really great and beautiful ride yesterday!! Straying farther and farther away from home now that I feel Jay is up for it. Exploring old rodes I've never been on. The fall colors were popping, leaves were blowing, and the sun was really warm on my skin.

Have to skedaddle early this morning.....I did absolutely ZERO school work! too busy at the barn and then my dad ended up in the hospital with by the time I got brain wasn't I'm a much better morning I go in at 6:00!

Here's a peak at my ride,
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post #13449 of 29438 Old 10-07-2013, 05:43 AM
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post #13450 of 29438 Old 10-07-2013, 07:05 AM
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Welcome, Yissy. Sounds like a reversed introduction to horses. It's usually the parents who get the kids started around horses.. Can't wait to see pics of Shiloh and you out riding.

Hunter, glad you were able to connect with your friend from the other barn and enjoy a ride. Pic?

Celeste, I'm almost ready to get back to a steady feed of saddle time and hope to be able to make up alot of the distance between our mileage. Lol

MR, that trail looks great. I'm jealous.

NikerMacker, hope your dad is ok. Glad you were able to get some beautiful riding in. Those pics are nice. Sounds like Rainn is coming around on her feeding and I know you will stay diligent keeping an eye on her.

Stan, sounds like the gs and wife had are enjoying themselves. Have you been able to bring Bugs home yet? How is he looking?

Spent the weekend hanging around with wife, mom and kids. Karen is still leaking aqua on us here so it will be an ugly start to the week. Hopefully it will pass today and things will dry out enough I can start riding this weekend.
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