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    06-03-2012, 06:53 PM
  #3151
Trained
I am extra sore today
Hopefully I will feel better soon
     
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    06-03-2012, 07:26 PM
  #3152
Yearling
Congrats CW on getting to ride Belle!! I'm sorry you fell off and am glad you are ok.

Welcome to our newbie :)

Everyone else, hello, hope all is well.

Been a weird couple weeks around here. Will update more eventually maybe lol
     
    06-03-2012, 07:40 PM
  #3153
Weanling
CW: YAY for riding belle!!! Hope the fall didn't hurt too much Looking forward to more pics of you and belle

Hunter: Poor pepper, hope she feels better soon.

Nothing new on this side of the fence. Havn't seen the grey gelding as yet, trying not too get too excited *just in case* lol. Work is super busy, thank god lol. Hope everyone is doing well =)
     
    06-03-2012, 08:59 PM
  #3154
Green Broke
Hubby is home from the hospital-had to have an emergency gall bladder removal-(infected)-has not been a fun week. I'm going to visit my sister for 9 days starting next Sat. So he will have to take care of all the animals on his own. I definetely need this vacation!
     
    06-03-2012, 09:30 PM
  #3155
Trained
Good evening all
Tomorrow is my husband's birthday he will be 49
     
    06-03-2012, 10:54 PM
  #3156
Yearling
CW,
Sorry to hear about your unscheduled dismount. I, too, am a big fan of having a horse who can be mounted/dismounted from either side. Have had really bad knees at times in the past, which mean that I can't dismount without doing exactly what Foxhunter described - right leg over, hold tummy/ribs on saddle, kick left foot out of stirrup and sliiiiiiide down to ground or mounting block. Also, I wholeheartedly agree with Stan about a breast collar or breast strap, whatever they are called in Canada. I happen to have a brand new one, I think (black, nylon/felt which would match your saddle) that was sent to me in error with an order a few years ago - if shipping isn't too much to Canada I would be happy to ship it to you, as I don't want to bother trying to sell it. It would hold the saddle from slipping quite as easily, which is an extra bit of insurance for you in the dismount. Just let me know if you'd like to have it!

Best birthday wishes to Marc, are you stirring up something special for his dinner?

Foxhunter, Star the (Stinker) Pony was much less ouchie today. Did a fine job with the little kiddos on lead line, hubby said he wasn't keen on trotting but when he did, I saw no lameness. Thanks for your suggestion to identify shoulder alignment issues! I hadn't heard of that before but it is very good to know!
     
    06-03-2012, 11:31 PM
  #3157
Trained
I am just making grilling burgers and fries
Ladytrails likes this.
     
    06-03-2012, 11:35 PM
  #3158
Trained
Hunter may come out to give me some help

When I tried out Levi he was taller and I was able to dismount
From him to step stool I think he was trained that way
     
    06-04-2012, 07:58 AM
  #3159
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This is the only photo I have of the drive through the window of my truck while the rest and she who must be obeyed had a nice time riding. The hills in the distance was the destination. Photo from a cell phone so excuse the quality. 10 riders were spread out on this drive and for those that are used to 4 lane highways this is state highway 12 one lane each way. Only in New Zealand. After an hour we branched off onto a back country road The only difference, it was a metal road.

Today I got to have a ride and as predicted Stella was at the top of the bl----dy hill and the tart just stood there looking down as I crawled my way up to her. I did have a great ride though through the pine forest and dence bush. Very hilly and as it has been raining interesting going down hill. Stella has not learnt to drop her rear when decending steep slopes. Got to work on that one. 4 hours of hard riding I enjoyed it and I believe Stella did also. Only one incident she did a small buck and a few pig roots but I managed to pull her into her safe place kept her there for a few seconds and then on we went. That was a first for her she had not bucked before I think it was an issue with one of the other horses, Just two mare's sorting who was the top dog.

If the weather holds on tuesday I have another cattle drive and will remember to take the camera, I get to ride this time so instead of over the bonnet of the truck I will post a shot or two from between her ears.

CW, 49, that big 50 is getting closer leaving the roaring 40ies and entering the nifty 50ies catching up to me. Have a nice evening, and I hope your leg comes right quickly now you are on the horse you have lost time to make up.

Cheers all
     
    06-04-2012, 11:59 AM
  #3160
Trained
Hi Stan thank you for the encouragement
I am planning to some ground work with the saddle on and
Put the proper bridle on if Hunter can't make it

I am not that sore today
     

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