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    07-09-2012, 09:28 AM
  #3991
Green Broke
Can't wait to see the new horses!
     
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    07-09-2012, 11:45 AM
  #3992
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by jfmnyc    
Hunter - glad the staples are out, looks like it's healing well.
Stan - I will try to take some pics and post them so you can see what they look like. I'm sure it'll still be wide angle, since the lens is fixed. I'm very happy with the Hero2 - HD video quality is even better, and it's easier to use too.
CW - Good luck finding a lesson barn, I think that's a great path.

Glad so many of you seem to be able to ride early despite the heat! I had a good ride on Trooper yesterday, went exploring the trails further than I'd been before, and as usual he was perfectly behaved. I went again today and did some more exploring, unfortunately on the later part of the ride he got what seems to be a stone bruise or abscess in his right hind foot, so the poor guy is lame. I feel bad, but the barn owner says it's a fact of life on the rocky trails we have - I gave him a nice cool hose down, a big bag of carrots and we put the foot in epsom salts. He was nickering to me when I went to get more carrots, so I guess the pain can't be that bad... Hopefully he heals well/soon - the barn owner has lots of experience caring for such things, so I think he's in good hands.

In the mean time, I spent some time editing the footage from my vacation last week and here's what I came up with. I wore the new camera on my two rides this weekend, so I hope to have some of that to share sometime soon too.

Adventure Horse Riding NYS - YouTube

Thanks he seems to be healing quickly. I love the video! It gives a great perspective. I recently watched one of someone going through a cross country course and it was so cool to see it from the riders view. Keep em coming!
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    07-09-2012, 11:51 AM
  #3993
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by outnabout    
Also agree! Maisie unfortunately I can't see. Your picture now on my phone. But will look for it on home computer.
Does anyone here think about their horse's age and your own age and how that adds up to riding years? My yearling colt will be in his early 20's when I am too old to ride anymore, around 80. That is a long time!

There was a 35 year old gelding on our trail ride yesterday and he had more energy and stamina than most of the other horses there. You never would have guessed he was that old. I was impressed.
     
    07-09-2012, 01:21 PM
  #3994
Foal
I'm pretty new here, and I appreciate the list of members very much! To re-cap, I'm 57, live in Northern California, about 4 hours north of San Francisco on the Coast. I don't own any horses, but am considering leasing after a season or two of lessons. Never had lessons, don't know what I know and don't know, if you know what I mean. Rode this weekend on a trail ride, residual free rides from a feeding stint I did at a local trail riding stable. Connected with a lesson stable and decided to start in September.

I love reading everyone's stories here. Welcome, all newbies.
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    07-09-2012, 01:35 PM
  #3995
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Originally Posted by Stan    
Funny how when it come to doing the laundry makes some of us think about becoming a nudist. Not me its to cold.
Now, thereby lays another story!

I actually worked at a Naturalist Camp one summer. My b/friend was an electrician and had the job of rewiring several areas of the camp. As this involved traipsing through much undergrowth and climbing trees, he was dressed.

Some of the work needed two people and as he was working at weekends, I went with him on the Sunday.
Not sure what to expect I was very surprised to find what a relaxed atmosphere there was about the place. The fact that we were dressed made no difference to the naturalists, they knew we were working in the woods and that it would be insanity to try to do so without protection of thick jeans and jackets.

When we finished it seemed the most natural thing to strip off and go for a swim. There was no embarrassment, certainly nothing sexual. I can honestly say that after a couple of days down there was like having three months rest.

Being without clothes is a great leveller. This was, of course, when the UK had something called summer.
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    07-09-2012, 01:38 PM
  #3996
Green Broke
Okay, real quick .. more to come. I don't have pics of our new boys yet .. but soon ..

My girlfriends bay roan colt:




Double -- baby daddy






Silver Six Fingers (my fav stallion there)



The yearling filly pasture



Some trail ride scenery




Double and Deuce having a conversation..




I'll get more loaded when I can .. back to work!
     
    07-09-2012, 01:50 PM
  #3997
Trained
Wow very nice horses

I have contacted a stable for lessons so hoping to hear back from them soon
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    07-09-2012, 02:21 PM
  #3998
Started
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
wow very nice horses

I have contacted a stable for lessons so hoping to hear back from them soon
Good luck with that. Any more news on a horse.

Off to work now have to keep whats her name in the style she has become used to. On a probation officers wage not to high a standard
     
    07-09-2012, 02:21 PM
  #3999
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thread for the older folk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
Now, thereby lays another story!

I actually worked at a Naturalist Camp one summer. My b/friend was an electrician and had the job of rewiring several areas of the camp. As this involved traipsing through much undergrowth and climbing trees, he was dressed.

Some of the work needed two people and as he was working at weekends, I went with him on the Sunday.
Not sure what to expect I was very surprised to find what a relaxed atmosphere there was about the place. The fact that we were dressed made no difference to the naturalists, they knew we were working in the woods and that it would be insanity to try to do so without protection of thick jeans and jackets.

When we finished it seemed the most natural thing to strip off and go for a swim. There was no embarrassment, certainly nothing sexual. I can honestly say that after a couple of days down there was like having three months rest.

Being without clothes is a great leveller. This was, of course, when the UK had something called summer.
Remind me when that was?
I live in the US now and sweating in a heatwave while all my family & friends in the UK are wearing raincoats and wellies!!!
     
    07-09-2012, 02:22 PM
  #4000
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
wow very nice horses

I have contacted a stable for lessons so hoping to hear back from them soon

Who did you contact CW?
     

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