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post #18961 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 10:30 AM
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That one was in the pouch when the mother got killed on the road. Raised at the centre for re-release. They had named it "Nugget"! It was about half grown. They get quite large, like a big pit bull. In the wild they can be quite wary. Once we were on the Shadow Lake circuit in Tasmania, in the snow, and there was a very shy wombat on the path in front of us. It made growly/snuffly noises until it found a side track where it felt safe from us. Very memorable experience. We have no wombats in WA. Allegedly there are echidnas here, but so rare I've never seen them out in the bush.
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post #18962 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 12:10 PM
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Have a look here if you've never seen a showjumping cow before:

Showjumping Cow
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post #18963 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 03:44 PM
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NM, can you imagine shopping a saddle for THAT???

Roaddy, the video of ground work is very cool, you've got your horse's respect for sure.

Corgi: CONGRATULATIONS! There's your happy dance, you so deserve it.

Sue, I'm Learning about wombats, totally unknown creature to me. Cradle Montain looks spectacular. Is it far from where you live?

HP, sounds like a nice place to volunteer and they seem to appreciate your skills. That donkey is so cute.

Ellen, where are you? How's the knee?

Stan, power off is annoying, but candlelight dinner and fireplace burning can set a romantic mood. But here, we have an old generator for power failure, and the noise-vibration is enough to kill any thought of romance...

Day off, sunny and cool. Just had a 2 hours ride on Alizé to explore a new trail. She's a true 4X4, as we went over, under and through branches of a poorly maintained trail. I ask her to push through the obstacles, and she does. Glad I had sunglasses and a helmet, those tree limbs were bad. I love my mare.
Short break in the wild. We followed some moose tracks down to the water.
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post #18964 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 06:31 PM
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Nathalie, isn't Alize looking gorgeous! ...I have Arabian deficiency ATM. One day I will fix this.

It's a 5-hour flight to Tasmania and we've been there four times in the last eight years. Last time we drove and stayed 4 months - Brett had a portable job, and I found some work, so extended bushwalks and exploring. There is a car ferry from Melbourne to Devonport and you're on it all night to get there.

Where is Ellen? She's into gardening and would appreciate these tulips:




This is at a tulip farm, really pretty!
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post #18965 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 07:21 PM
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Have a look here if you've never seen a showjumping cow before:

Showjumping Cow
I saw that on youtube a year or so ago... apparently that girl wants a horse so very badly, so she finally threw up her hands and trained that cow! So many horses @ rescues needing homes - I wish she could adopt one! Nonetheless, she's done something so cool until then :)
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post #18966 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 07:24 PM
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NM, can you imagine shopping a saddle for THAT???

Roaddy, the video of ground work is very cool, you've got your horse's respect for sure.

Corgi: CONGRATULATIONS! There's your happy dance, you so deserve it.

Sue, I'm Learning about wombats, totally unknown creature to me. Cradle Montain looks spectacular. Is it far from where you live?

HP, sounds like a nice place to volunteer and they seem to appreciate your skills. That donkey is so cute.

Ellen, where are you? How's the knee?

Stan, power off is annoying, but candlelight dinner and fireplace burning can set a romantic mood. But here, we have an old generator for power failure, and the noise-vibration is enough to kill any thought of romance...

Day off, sunny and cool. Just had a 2 hours ride on Alizé to explore a new trail. She's a true 4X4, as we went over, under and through branches of a poorly maintained trail. I ask her to push through the obstacles, and she does. Glad I had sunglasses and a helmet, those tree limbs were bad. I love my mare.
Short break in the wild. We followed some moose tracks down to the water.
Gorgeous land there, Eole!! Reminds me exactly of N MI! Alize is a lovely horse to be sure..... Tres Beaucoup :)
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post #18967 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 07:35 PM
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And this is my favourite Australian animal at Cradle Mountain:



Beautiful hiking country!!! And such a very 'Gilbert Blythe-like' congenial smile there, Sue! I know for a fact our DH's would get along splendidly :)
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post #18968 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 07:41 PM
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Nope. No stirrups.

I ride in only 2 ways - bareback on Sugar, (sometimes on Star) or with my favorite lightweight Fels Bach English saddle, (also have a Cortina).....

I dismount the same way regardless - swing the right leg over the horse's back, hold both legs straight and land solidly on the ground. Always on the near side. That's how I was taught, and have never done differently. Works well! :)
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post #18969 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 08:04 PM
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We were taught to vault off by putting both hands on the front of the saddle, swinging both legs backwards, and clicking our heels together like in The Wizard of Oz over the horse's rear while sailing down and then landing on both feet. I kind of think it helps to have learnt it in childhood and have it become routine then.

We need a TARDIS, NS. Would do some companionable hiking in great places!
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post #18970 of 29438 Old 07-10-2014, 08:19 PM
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I ride in only 2 ways - bareback on Sugar, (sometimes on Star) or with my favorite lightweight Fels Bach English saddle, (also have a Cortina).....

I dismount the same way regardless - swing the right leg over the horse's back, hold both legs straight and land solidly on the ground. Always on the near side. That's how I was taught, and have never done differently. Works well! :)
I know how to dismount. I was sharing an awkward moment that I encountered, because I thought it was funny.
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