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        05-27-2014, 01:13 PM
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    (Got al lot out of the book I just read too, that I borrowed from Janice. So much of it was about advanced training, which was way beyond my comprehension, Have a very good day,all!
    TJ don't worry to much about the advanced training. Now you have gotten to that age get a friend to help you. I'm sure with their help and the fullness of time you will come to understand the signals, respond better and become a better person for it. And all bitless

    Could not resist sorry.
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        05-27-2014, 03:15 PM
      #17772
    Yearling
    Yes, Ellen, I am careful! It's scary for sure.

    I used my detective skills and looked for new human footprints where I was heading. None, so I felt pretty safe. I also sang a bit (in case the boogie man was learking, or coyote or bear). LOL

    Really, I think it's probably Amish that go back in there to hunt....but better to be safe than not.

    Yep, I am happiest on horseback!
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        05-27-2014, 07:13 PM
      #17773
    Green Broke
    I can't believe how much there was to read after not logging in for a day! Haha

    Roadyy, that sweet little grandson is a mirror image of you! It's very clear to see you're a proud grandpa :)

    Ellen, it's been in the 70's here for days, and humid yesterday... I'd be melting down there with you and Roadyy. We tend to skip from winter to summer up here, and just when the leaves turn bright in the fall, it snows! That's ok-we're very adapted. It sounds like you have awesome plans to look forward to, and keeping very organized. Good for you! :)

    Stan, busy all week end with many things, and spent all day yesterday on house/horse/yard projects with DH...was hot (for us anyway!), and the only riding I got in was taking Sugar at dusk all around the property. Bareback and bit less :) ** Just a funny photo I took of our reflection near the walk out basement... (should be 'frost safe' to plant flowers within a week)

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        05-27-2014, 07:18 PM
      #17774
    Green Broke
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    Only 2 days ago, there were 1/2 leaves and pink dots springing out of this little apple tree in the horse paddock. This is what had burst by dawn this morning! :)

    * Of course there's a bonus shot of Star's rump haha
         
        05-27-2014, 07:41 PM
      #17775
    Weanling
    Hello All:
    Good rides this weekend, good meals, and I remembered an extra pair of pants!
    Pics didn't happen this weekend, have to get that GoPro video camera.
    It's tough taking pictures,we had larger groups this weekend and really did some moving out on the trails.
    Terrain pretty rough, river almost down to normal, lots of deep silt at some crossings.
    This weeks rain won't help the coming weekend.

    Reached 90 today, not so bad and we are itching to swim the horses through the river.
    River water is still a bit cold though.

    Interesting situation occurred this weekend.
    I always have something strange happen to me.
    While on a steep hillside trail we had to dismount.
    Standing there near the tracks a very long train decides to travel by.
    When trying to bet back on my horse kept taking off, train,excitement,etc...
    All of a sudden he parked out to pee, my "golden" opportunity to get back on!
    Well I got a wet foot and pants leg out of this, didn't smell to good either.
    About a mile & 1/2 later we got in the river and I rode in about thigh deep water to wash off.

    We did have a great weekend and will try again for the next two weekends.

    An awful lot went on here, rather difficult to catch up on all the posts.
    I will have to try to keep reading.
         
        05-27-2014, 08:47 PM
      #17776
    Yearling
    Evening all!

    MR, glad to see you made it home safe and sound....even if you DID get peed on! Hahahaha

    DH came out to the barn tonght for a bit tonight. He doesn't come often, so it was nice. Do others have DHs who encourage horses, but don't really get into them?

    Talking about horses and affection. Tonight prior to going, I walked up to Jay and laid my arm over his rump. Next thing I know he's trying to back up, like to get my arm more up by his head.

    So I start petting him and then begin to mess with his mane, braiding it. The next thing I know he's inching over closer and closer....I had to watch my toes! His eyes were half closed....he was enjoying the moment.

    So....do horses show affection or like attentnion? My guy does. Yes, I truly believe they need a strong leader, but they also like attention. I even think Hammy the Hamster likes attentnion. He's gotten to the point when I walk into the classroom and turn on the lights, she gets up. She knows I put her in the ball to run then! Crazy.

    So tonight my coworker came over to see about moving my manure pile. He and I walked here and there inspecting the best way to take it out to the back field without wrecking my mother's yard. As he and I crossed the front yard, mother's DH stands on the front porch...cocky like, watching us. My friend speaks....nothing....my friend speaks again....we get a grunt.....I shake my head. Luckily my friend knows he's a jerk.

    I swear when anther male is on the property, mother's DH gets all cocky and testoteroni. (yes, that is a word LOL).....he even gets that way with my DH. He acts totally different with just us girls. Is he trying to be macho? He's such a jerk!


    CCG how are you?

    Sue, I can't seem to see your videos.

    NS, pretty flowers. I suspect you are close to the Canadian border?

    Ellen, did you say you own both houses? The one with the methheads and the elderly couple?

    We wonder about our new neighbors. They have their windows open when it's really cold out...are they smoking pot in there? I think more people do it than my na´ve self realizes.

    TJ, was wondering about your horseMOnday. Glad it went well. Don't let the pain in your ankle and pelvis set you back, you can do it. I have to make adjustments all the time. I really start shifting in the saddle by the 2nd hour or so. Three hours....and I'm really starting to hurt. I don't complain, but need to get off and walk a bit. I hurt a bit SAturday....but I wouldn't tell. LOL I suffer through. I am wondering if I need a different saddle. Need to maybe go back to my sheep skin cover for those longer rides. If things don't get less painful, maybe I'll think about a different saddle.

    Stanley, are those Tucker's comfortable?

    OK, chatted long enough. Have a good night all.
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        05-27-2014, 08:49 PM
      #17777
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    TJ don't worry to much about the advanced training. Now you have gotten to that age get a friend to help you. I'm sure with their help and the fullness of time you will come to understand the signals, respond better and become a better person for it. And all bitless

    Could not resist sorry.
    Forgiven, Stan, but what my blooper was is what I didn't clarify: the advanced training involved training horses, not riders! This got into heavy-duty dressage stuff....little me got to look at some pretty pictures of big horses doing fancy things, lol!
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        05-27-2014, 09:04 PM
      #17778
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Evening all!



    TJ, was wondering about your horseMOnday. Glad it went well. Don't let the pain in your ankle and pelvis set you back, you can do it. I have to make adjustments all the time. I really start shifting in the saddle by the 2nd hour or so. Three hours....and I'm really starting to hurt. I don't complain, but need to get off and walk a bit. I hurt a bit SAturday....but I wouldn't tell. LOL I suffer through. I am wondering if I need a different saddle. Need to maybe go back to my sheep skin cover for those longer rides. If things don't get less painful, maybe I'll think about a different saddle.



    OK, chatted long enough. Have a good night all.
    I'll keep on trucking' & adjusting, my friend. (You have more accident stuff to deal w/than I do, even at your young age!) I need to get off my booty & EXERCISE (rather than sitting at my dining room table fretting about things...). And am going to tape up my ankle every Monday, lesson or not (as once in awhile Janice pulls a surprise lesson on me, so will always be prepared...I always have my riding boots & helmet w/me, for that reason!). I get mad at the stiffness in my lower body; Janice asked yesterday for the specifics; explained both sides of pelvis had been broken, then the surgeon put fixators thru my hips to stabilize the pelvis while those breaks healed. I had (have) trouble w/my left hip, I swear they did something weird w/that fixator (it was excruciating when they removed that one, right side wasn't so bad). I think they created an at least hairline fracture in the left hip (they denied it). Well, is what was. W/the duty belt (being in the patrol car) & a not so good mattress, most times I can't sleep on my left side. But, whatever. I've come this far, I will do what it takes to keep on my little Journey!


    Sheepskin cover sounds like a really good plan, & maybe the new saddle too..anything to make it work!
         
        05-27-2014, 09:11 PM
      #17779
    Yearling
    Ah, broken pelvis is a BIG thing TJ. I feel for ya. It's not my hip that hurts...it's my pelvis...which has shifted with being nearly 1/2 inch off with my legs. I can feel my pelvic bones sitting differently in the saddle. My right seat bone really takes the brunt of the ride. That's what hurts after a couple hours.

    I must say tho, the stretching I have been doing has helped.

    Whatever it takes!!
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        05-27-2014, 09:31 PM
      #17780
    Yearling
    MR, that sounds like it was a wonderful trek! Sorry you got peed on (um, much giggles on that one!), but a good turn getting to go into the water!

    Hope you get that GoPro video camera soon!

    Oh, I like the way you post, by the way, breaking things up instead of one long paragraph. Easy to read. I may adopt that method for my long winded HorseMondays (Eole's soap) editions!
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