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        01-04-2014, 02:30 AM
    Green Broke
    ..on my usual try-to-wind-down from Friday swing shift, so reading & "liking". Welcome Cinlee! Freddy Krueger still freaks me out..I would have nightmares after watching the show, so stopped watching; am way too visual of a person.

    Am stealing Nicker's designation for AlegUp: ALU! Beautiful horse!

    MR: will try to explain. My idea was that I needed something to practice with @ home, since I've had trouble (esp w/infrequency of lessons, if I could practice for real everyday things would be different, & progressing much more rapidly) w/my hands being all over the place, while trying to remember leg cues, then coordinate those 2 things w/tuning into the horse. So: Janice showed me how to put together nylon laundry rope w/little pulleys attached to weights, that can be clamped onto the back of the chair, idea being, while imagining hand positions & turning (as in "until you see the horse's eye"), doing the hand/arm thing as softly as yanking, no pulling hard.

    I've got it in my head now that the cues not only are coming from legs, but from my own core & mind (in my head at present, mind you; implementation on horseback forthcoming). Therefore: as much as I like the "rein-board" (Janice said a friend of hers uses it for students learning to drive a team), I felt I needed a "real", a "horse head" that I can see, to build a mouth/head that I can really feel (as much as possible). So, so far, I've constructed a flexible/bending thing w/"give, so when I pull, I can feel the resistance but also the give, which will remind me that there's a very sensitive mouth/tongue/lips on the real thing. I want to somehow utilize the rope/weights of the rein-board (weights are horseshoes) onto the mouth of the "horse head", so when I pull, I'll not even pull enough to really lift the weights. Hence: "soft hand" practice, & be sitting on my exercise ball, to imitate movement (practice my hips/pelvis; legs won't be possible, but can visualize).

    MR, is that any clearer? It's an experiment, I admit, & goes beyond the making of something just to make the something; it has a purpose. I've also ordered a DVD to watch while practicing, so hope it will be useful too.
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        01-04-2014, 02:56 AM
    Green Broke
    That's going to be one nice bathroom, MR...

    Nicker, re pic: that Rainn of yours obviously wants a cookie from the cookie-sorting you're doing. What a cute look in her eye!

    The weather is insane east of the Divide. That kind of cold in Fla & GA is nuts. You Canadian guys are getting weather beyond nuts. My sister in Iowa txted it will be unbelievable tonight & tomorrow. Here, it's just weird @ the moment (even weirder than CO usually). One day it's 50 degrees or almost 60, then plummets to freezing & below w/wind/ice-rain/snow, then back up to whatever, w/in a few days. Today was 50 & windy, w/snow predicted early morning, then going into a few degrees below zero. My HorseMonday predicted 20 degrees @ high, w/early morning -4. Geez. I'll go mucking on Monday & will deal w/cold (many of you are dealing w/much colder) but just won't do icy roads (a fear of dieing in a car crash thing); so, will see.

    I better hit the sack now, have finally winded down.
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        01-04-2014, 03:26 AM
    I wish I could wind mom just called to say she's "pretty sure" her one goat is going Into's 2:00 am, zero degrees, seven miles out of town, in an unheated barn....for a maybe....I'm just not feeling it, yet I'm wide awake. It could be hours before she goes, so I'm still tucked in bed. Bad daughter...

    The weather is insane. To be in the 30s to 40s tomorrow and Sunday, but drop back into the negatives Monday and Tuesday. That will mAke going back to school interesting....we have some back country desolate roads, so if it's really cold we often delay something to do with buses as well as children standing out improperly clothed.

    Anyway, hoping to get a ride in with. The heat wave....but depends on the roads of course. The dirt ones tend to stay slick, and the snow we have right now is sticking in their hooves terribly. Making it hard to walk on balled up feet. A friend and I wondered if putting Vaseline or something on the bottom of,their feet would keep the snow from sticking....

    TJ, Rainn LOVES her cookies!! Hahaha. And when she crunches into them, it sounds like she's eating potato chips...and I get a hankering for a bag of Lays!;). Hahaha. Her head is blurry in that last pic bc she stands behind me shaking her head up and down begging for more! Silly girl. Lol.
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        01-04-2014, 03:56 AM
    Green Broke
    Nicker, am not wound down as much as I want to be & not in bed yet, but should be.

    Was wondering about goat-in labor. Well, don't feel bad about being in bed; the goat's the mother, you're not! (loll). Am sure goat & lil goat will be of baby goat!!
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        01-04-2014, 03:58 AM
    Green Broke
    Nicker, your weather sounds as stupid as it is here.
        01-04-2014, 04:05 AM
    Green Broke
    Wouldn't vaseline w/the snow/wet/then not-thing get into Rainn's hooves & possibly implement a thrush thing? What do I know, just a thought...just thought it could hold in a greasy thing to harbor infection..
        01-04-2014, 04:11 AM
    Originally Posted by tjtalon    
    Wouldn't vaseline w/the snow/wet/then not-thing get into Rainn's hooves & possibly implement a thrush thing? What do I know, just a thought...just thought it could hold in a greasy thing to harbor infection..
    Yeah, I don't know...that's why I never tried it''s bad enough fighting the thrush with all the wet let alone added to it.

    Just googled it...yep people recommended spray Pam! Vaseline! Or ski wax!! I may have to give it a whirl!!
        01-04-2014, 04:19 AM
    Green Broke
    Ummm,Nicker: as greenhorn as I am, my medical instincts say don't go there w/the vaseline.
        01-04-2014, 04:29 AM
    Green Broke
    Maybe you could try a salve of some sort that's that's made for fighting thrush in the first place, cleaning hooves thoroughly before & after. Grease for riding maybe.. but clean/wipe it out when done. Or an horse antibiotic creme thing.
        01-04-2014, 09:03 AM
    Green Broke
    At your school, do you not have those paper back boxes that have a wax feel to them? Made similar cardboard. You could trace the hoof out on them for each hoof then trim them to fit inside the hoof wall over the sole. Apply small spots of adhesive to hold it to the hoof sole then apply the wax around the edge to keep moisture from getting between hoof and pad. This will also add padding to their feet like some of the owners do for their horses in really rough country.

    Welcome Cinlee and Womack to the 40+ group. I'm excited seeing all the new names in here. We love pics in here and hope to see some of you and the horse you are riding.

    Cinlee, glad nothing was broke and that you are not deterred from riding due to it. Look forward to hearing more about your experiences.

    Alegup, that's a good looking horse you have there and your mom's saddle looks a lot like one of mine. Hope to read about your adventures if you get into it with him.

    MN17, great pics of the barn. I am envious of them for sure now that I am starting from scratch and not even sure where the horses will be in order to build them something. Lol The horses staying tuned to you out there is very warming.

    Ccg, glad you have tires coming and will be able to get water now. I am sure the whistle needs wetting if you have been thirsty for a long time without water...

    MR, welcome to first world problems of indoor plumbing. I'm sure the rest of the family will be happy they don't have to tread the cold winter weather to do their business. You will never want to go back to the old way after experiencing being indoors while going.

    Stan, I hope I didn't offend you as it was not my intention. Didn't see a post from you yesterday or over the evening.

    Now that my wife will be starting to work Monday-Friday 7- 5:30, I told her I would start getting up at 5am to go feed the boys before waking her to take me to work. We still have some of the details to work out like getting her mom to work and me home from work. She will only be 10 minutes from by the walk if I take the car, but then that leaves no way to get MIL to work. I can catch a ride home with my cousin for the first week, but then he is suppose to the port which will stop me from riding with him. We talked about her walking to work on the days her mother doesn't work and her taking me when MIL does work. I'm sure we will work it out as this is a 1st world problem, right? Imagine trying to figure this issue out as a 3rd world problem.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend and look forward to seeing some pics where some one rode this weekend!!!

    HP, cover the boys eyes and ears for this response........

    Hubbahubbahubba,,,you really should hang out in this thread more often. You surely do belong in here with all these other beautiful ladies me and Stan enjoy the company of.

    Great looking son you have there.

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