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    06-27-2012, 04:44 PM
Originally Posted by maisie    
Last night I rode Remy, a big ole warmblood who ditched me when I rode him 6 months ago. Remy seems to have his ears back whenever someone is on him and he isn't cooperative until you convince him. He bucks when a new (to him) rider tries to get him to canter. So he gave me a buck in the middle of that fast bouncy no-I-will-not-canter trot but I managed to get my legs back on him and we cantered - both ways and all the way around the arena. It's another little milestone in my journey to competancy. Best birthday present I could have given myself.
Happy Birthday - sounds like a fun one! I'll have to check it out one of these days, maybe after work...
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    06-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Hi everyone, Nice to see everyone again
We moved on Monday, we are slowly getting oraganized
Its way brighter than our last place
Susan Crumrine and Ladytrails like this.
    06-27-2012, 06:08 PM
Green Broke
Thats great CW.
    06-27-2012, 06:14 PM
Yea I really like it
    06-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
yea I really like it

Windows and all YAY!!!!
Now to start lessons, did I tell you that Megan isn't taking on any new students at the moment. Sorry she is just super busy with shoeing and training and waitressing etc. she is a busy busy girl. I get tired watching her.
    06-27-2012, 06:25 PM
Hi all!

Got to the barn extra early this morning for a ride before it gets too warm (yes, 70 degrees is what we call too warm around here LOL) Had a great ride. Am working with Kes on picking up her correct leads in the canter for the past few days. Today she did it perfectly over and over. Rode again in the double, am getting better with it and not so clumsy with the reins and finally have figured out when to use the curb and when not to. We've decided to get ready for our show in the double, then after the summer get back into training her in the snaffle so that next spring we can enter dressage tests together.

Not so patiently waiting for my new show saddle to arrive...UPS is so slow out here!

Stan - good luck with the seahorses. I have a feeling they aren't going to be as cooperative as Stella out on a cattle drive. Glad to hear your leggings are going back out on the range...

CW - good to hear from you again, sounds like you are liking your new place. Are you closer to any barns?

Heading out now to work in the yard and soak up some Vit D before the rains return.
    06-27-2012, 06:30 PM
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Glad the move is going OK.

I have moved about quite a lot but, the worse two moves were with my late boss.
Ever the optimist he arranged a date to move - several months ahead, but, nothing was ready.
There were five mares and foals, about eleven other youngsters and five or six ridden horses.
The stables were just about safe to use but there were ditches across the yard for water, electric and drains, to be negotiated. My cottage was nowhere near ready, so I had to live in a little trailer. Not funny with two dogs and a parrot!
None of the fields were fenced bar one so I had to turn everything out together. This was not as bad as it might have been but going out to feed was a tad hectic!

Actually moving was something else. Besides all the horses I had fifty or so sheep. The ewes went down in the horse box and I took the ram in the back of the Land Rover, along with a lot of other stuff. I had to stop for fuel and as it was assistant only service I felt sorry for the lad filling us up when the ram stuck his head through the window and let out a very loud "BAAAA" in the lad's ear, poor chap needed a laundry change.

I tell you I was so exhausted with the stress of it all - and I am not a stressy person. It was hard work as I had to cart water to the stabled horses and as it was all on the side of a steep hill, it was hard work.
Oddly, when I made the builder in charge carry all the buckets the water was connected the next day.

Worse thing was that I had nowhere to dry out wet clothes, hectic time but, I survived it.
    06-27-2012, 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by Hunter65    
Windows and all YAY!!!!
Now to start lessons, did I tell you that Megan isn't taking on any new students at the moment. Sorry she is just super busy with shoeing and training and waitressing etc. she is a busy busy girl. I get tired watching her.
Yes Hunter I understand, Hope she gets some rest too
    06-27-2012, 08:53 PM
Well no not closer to any barns
But for now its ok
    06-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Green Broke
Glad you are back online CW. Moving is just the pits. I still have so many boxes & miss so much of my kitchen equipment. It's a wonder I ever manage to make any kind of a meal.

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