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post #13611 of 29437 Old 10-19-2013, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
Oh look at Loco!! Best wishes, as my three year old pup just chewed through the power cable to the stove.

Stan. Horses do choose us, I believe that.

Hi happy place, I ride English, so I am of no help.

Alex, shame on you, when in Rome do as the Romans do. Riding English. Get a saddle with a horn on the front, makes for an interesting time when traveling over the front of the horse unexpectedly.
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post #13612 of 29437 Old 10-19-2013, 08:39 PM
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Cold and rainy week end, but I'm working so I don't mind too much. Maybe some snowflakes tomorrow...
CS, that puppy is adorable! Looks border collie in colors, but has the face of a long-haired teckel. How is your daughter?

Stan, I like your story, you have a special horse. Horses surprise us if we let them. I know the exact moment my mare "chose" me, 12 years ago. She was a 13 months arabian filly and I, a fairly green rider and first time owner. Not the best match, in theory, but it turned out great even if it wasn't the easiest way to learn. I believe we have something to learn from each horse that crosses our path.

Stan and Roaddy: totally agree on chosing the right fitting saddle. I learned from many mistakes... poor horses.
Now heading to the barn for the evening hay distribution. It's about 50' from the house: short run in the pouring rain.

AlexS: glad you're back on the thread!
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post #13613 of 29437 Old 10-19-2013, 09:24 PM
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Hey everyone!

First of all, Critter, that is one adorable puppy! Congrats on the new addition. How is your daughter doing?

I am back home. Leaving Mom down in what I consider the armpit of Virginia was tough. I need to get her up this way. My Aunt and Uncle are looking at apartments near them in MD. She enjoys spending time with them and they would provide her with lots of activities to keep her busy.

When I went to see Isabella yesterday, she was a little standoffish but once I got her under saddle, we had a nice solo trail ride.

Today was the charity show. It was cloudy out but the rain held off. We won first place in pony express (my partner and I had a time of 17 seconds flat), key hole, and simon says. Isabella won Simon says by cantering from a dead stop. Wohoo!

Our barrel run was interesting. We missed the first barrel! LOL. If you watch the video below, you will hear my very undignified and very uncowgirl like scream of surprise when we missed it.

But we had a blast!

I am a little worried that I pushed her too hard today. Really scared she will be sore and lame tomorrow..but I know that most of my worrying is displaced. I am worried about Mom and still mourning my Dad and worrying about Izzy gives me something different to fret about.

I am trying to get my eating habits back on track. While in Southern, Va, I was basically living on Ho-Ho's and wine. Dropped 5 pounds...the grief diet...i don't recommend it. I need to lose about 20 pounds but that is not the way to do it. Today was the first day that I have had 3 healthy meals in a long time. I think that has a lot to do with feeling a little better.

Anyway, here is a pic from today and a video!

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post #13614 of 29437 Old 10-19-2013, 11:48 PM
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Popped in for a minute, & good to hear from Ladona;( "grief-diets" are no, not recommended. Did that not too long ago myself, & didn't have weight to lose to begin with! You hang in there, get in some protein,fruit,lotsa water...) Getting w/your Isabella musta been the best thing ever, & bet she missed you. Watched the vid w/close attention, as still learning to walk the pattern.

Tonite I'm attacking my living room. It's cat-play area, so gets messy, & trying to get a better space (in this small space) for my Gazelle & weights. Only things I can't move around are tv & fishtank, so hope to have a successful putter-session.

& hope more for a successful Monday, get lots of rest tomorrow night. Want to have a good lesson. Have paid close attention to the saddle-fit discussion. The saddle Janice is using for Tommy isn't quite right. She's using a thicker pad to compensate, but it doesn't fit his withers, & slides back. She said w/just the walking & the short time I'm on (& being light-weight) he's ok, but have filed away the chat info in my head. He's a broad guy.

Guess have blabbed enough. Hope all have a good Sunday. Sibyl has a new story on her blog, read it quick this morning; going to go read again, then get back to living room piddling 'till I crash.
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post #13615 of 29437 Old 10-20-2013, 02:08 AM
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Corgi, it seems you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing the video!
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post #13616 of 29437 Old 10-20-2013, 09:33 AM
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Went out to see Shiloh Friday after work, had an awesome ride!! I'm really trying to get more comfortable with trotting, so I had her trotting everywhere! I'm feeling much more comfortable with it, my stomach doesn't flip flop when she gets going now. Still waiting for the corn to be harvested, so I can go on a little trail ride alone with her.

Going out to see her today, her winter fur is coming in and it's glorious to run my hands through! She's sooo soft!! More trotting practice practice practice!!
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post #13617 of 29437 Old 10-20-2013, 09:49 AM
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Took Wendy out alone yesterday -trying out some Western tack on her. After I got back, I was conditioning the bridle & kept thinking there just doesn't seem to be enough leather here~~hmm, started on the silver & finally the light bulb went off-no curb strap! So I put one on & will try that out later today! She stood very well while I used the mounting block & she very calmly stood while I cleaned out all 4 of her feet! That is a real breakthrough, as she was very shy of anyone touching her lower legs when she first got here. Woo-Hoo!

Got a gallon of Leather Honey as the chinks I got will need a lot of work to restore them to usefulness & the air is so dry here-it just sucks the life out of things! That is what I used on the bridle-it seems to do a good job.

Have a great Sunday & hope you all get some "horse time"!
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post #13618 of 29437 Old 10-20-2013, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
Oh look at Loco!! Best wishes, as my three year old pup just chewed through the power cable to the stove.

Stan. Horses do choose us, I believe that.

Hi happy place, I ride English, so I am of no help.
HEHehe her name is Vada

My life is Loco;)
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post #13619 of 29437 Old 10-20-2013, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl View Post
CS-cute pup! Are you keeping her no matter what? I had a dog go blind & he did just fine-my girl terrier became his "eyes". They were so cute together. I got some shelves up in my container & got about 8 boxes unpacked-so nice to see my things again & to know what I have.

Yes She is here Forever and ever!. I seriously Believe Gracie Rose My deaf BC who passed lead her to me.

Her and Hubby have became very attached. I will be calling the K9eye dr this week to get her in to see how much she can see. With her being Deaf I want to see if I can help her eyes as much as I can
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post #13620 of 29437 Old 10-20-2013, 11:34 PM
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A few random pics

It looks like everyone had a good weekend. Our trip to my FIL's birthday party was quick but good. Lots of driving but good to see family. We did catch a few interesting sites along the way. In the wide open prairies, little things catch your attention.

Here is a herd of wild antelope. Hunting season hasn't started yet, so they aren't too shy of the vehicles.

You wouldn't expect to use a ferry in the middle of the prairies, but this is one of the more efficient ways to get across the North Saskatchewan river.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the snow geese, but we saw several flocks that comprised of hundreds, if not thousands of these graceful white birds. When they stop to rest and eat in the fields, they look like giant drifts of snow, until they take flight. Then it looks like snowfall, in reverse. Very cool!!
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