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    04-25-2012, 11:01 PM
It's still early, if it's a stable she may still be doing chores.
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    04-25-2012, 11:09 PM
Like I said to Hunter65 if Levi the Paint were closer I would take him
I got to ride him and I was very happy
    04-25-2012, 11:14 PM
Here is a picture of me on Levi

He is about 40 minutes from my place
My hubby was griping the whole time while driving
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    04-25-2012, 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by Northernstar    
I'm not sure if my husband realized how much would be needed to bring Star home, but I've always had the go ahead! It makes him happy to see me happy, as I am with his hunting. Did you know a 'sparrow hawk' is a kestrel? If a male, and you have some binocs on hand, you'll see the prominent markings on his head.... such a beautiful bird :)
I did not know the Sparrow Hawk was a Kestrel! He is so darn quick in swooping in that all we see is this flash of copper/ brown from under his wings as he lifts up with a poor finches from the feeder. We haven't been able to identify exactly the kind of hawk he is - but I always said I thought he was a little falcon.

My first package arrived today - an eggbutt snaffle. I'm thinking I may use it for lower level dressage, she seems to like them better than the D rings. Hubby commented how pretty it was...gotta love that he thinks tack is pretty
    04-25-2012, 11:20 PM
I hope the egg butt snaffle works for you
    04-26-2012, 12:35 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Northernstar    
Oh my gosh, hunter! I'm cracking up at that sign on the stable wall! Would definitely make me think twice if I were a first time rider! My husband just walked up as I was laughing, and said, "See, that's what I've always said!" What's funny about his comment, is that he's deathly afraid of horses! Haha Your daughter is a lovely girl, by the way :)
Thank you. That was 4 years ago she is growing up to be a beautiful woman :0) proud mamma
    04-26-2012, 12:37 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Northernstar    
Love it!!! Those are Star's "I'll show you the white's" eyes if she thinks I'm late getting out to the pasture for her feed and of course an extra 10 minute wait is cause for alarm :)

Hahaha ya he used to be able to scare me with those whites but not any more lol
    04-26-2012, 12:41 AM
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Here is a picture of me on Levi

He is about 40 minutes from my place
My hubby was griping the whole time while driving
He would hate living where I do it's an hour to town to go shopping.
    04-26-2012, 12:56 AM
CW, so glad to hear that you liked Belle! I am going to chime in to support you in your decision not to sign a lease until you've seen her ridden by the owner or ridden her yourself. In my opinion, a good owner would want to see how you handled her, and would understand that you needed to ride her before signing the lease. After all, you want to ride, not to train a project horse! If she's not responding to you, maybe you could call or e-mail with some compliments about how much you liked her, loved her color, etc., so that the owner knew you were still serious about leasing the horse.

I agree that her grumpy face doesn't necessarily mean that she won't be good under saddle. It just means that she doesn't seem to be an outgoing horse - or maybe didn't know what a camera was! You will win her over in time, I'm sure, as long as she's not truly mean or ill-mannered!
    04-26-2012, 01:02 AM
Like the owner said in the post she needs to warm up to the person
Riding her, she seems to be laid back in her stall more interested in her food

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