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post #4101 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 10:43 AM
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Wow Stan that is some extreme trail riding! Enjoy your Bachelor weekend, hope Stella is feeling well enough to go on the the drive!

CW - one more day and you'll finally be on horseback!!

Outnabout - :) Once you give a Morgan a try, I should warn you, you'll be hooked.

Fahntasia - Can't wait to hear about your adventures in training Sapphira in dressage. She's going to be one of those that catches the judges eye before they even get to the ring.

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post #4102 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 10:46 AM
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Stan: That looks FANTASTIC! I would love to do that one day with my Sapphira! She definetley has the smarts to be able to pull that off, just wondering if I do ....LOL!

I think I will start up a "trek" like that in my neck of the woods, there are definetley enough horse owners around here to set that up. Thanks for the fantastic idea! As for the horses getting revenge amongst the branches and bushes, I agree, they are getting thier own back lol.

Grace: She is so smart, she catches on so quickly! I have been training her to lift her feet by saying "up up up" and tapping her thigh or shoulder. She learned that within a few days....A lady that boards at my barn, wanted to see her feet, so she did the usual run down the leg and squeeze, Sapphira just stood there looking at her, I said *soandso* you need to tell her "up up up" as soon as I said it her leg popped up LMAO! I truly adore this mare, her good looks are just a bonus. I'm not sure if i'll compete with her yet, that's another ball of wax I am not sure I want to open. For now I am just enjoying her as much as I can, learning with her, and watching this stunning being grow.

CW: We need pics, can't wait to see them!

The blood runs hot in the Thoroughbred and the courage runs deep. In the best of them, pride is limitless. This is their heritage and they carry it like a banner. What they have, they use. - C.W. Anderson

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The lessons maybe on hold because a step stool has to be found
She is thinking of my safety
So I will let you know more

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post #4104 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 12:35 PM
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Hi everyone -- I'm a lurker. I just went back to riding after *mumble* decades. :> I'm 58 and leased a horse for my son's 16 birthday. When he's out of town with his dad I'm taking lessons and riding the horse. I never really knew anything except how to stay ON a horse, so it's so fun to learn how to ride again. Also things I never knew how to do like saddling, hoof picking, lunging, etc.
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post #4105 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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STAN
Fantastic!

Just as a matter of interest, roughly how many miles would you travel on such a trip?

Certainly need a confident and bold horse. Mind you, in my youth that is the sort of ride I would have liked to take a problematic horse on, it would certainly have sorted them out. (Or killed us both!)
I have ot measured the distance but generally 6 hours of riding each day. Some times a little less on the second day. I intend to buy a GPS for the summer treking. That will give me the distanced travelled. In those photos the country was hard work great fun but hard work. The creek was bolders and broken rock, not the place for new horses, one could get killed quite easly if the horse is not ready for it.

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post #4106 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 02:11 PM
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The lessons maybe on hold because a step stool has to be found
She is thinking of my safety
So I will let you know more
A little project for Marc make a transportable step stool. I have a large plactic one its round, with three levels. Light and steady. Roslyn uses it when at home. On the trail one has to look for some raised ground or a ditch to put the horse in. Makes getting on much easer. There is generally something to use just a matter of looking at the unthinkable and re-asses its use. A bit like Roslyn and I, she often has to think outside of the square to justify marring me.

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post #4107 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 02:17 PM
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Hi everyone -- I'm a lurker. I just went back to riding after *mumble* decades. :> I'm 58 and leased a horse for my son's 16 birthday. When he's out of town with his dad I'm taking lessons and riding the horse. I never really knew anything except how to stay ON a horse, so it's so fun to learn how to ride again. Also things I never knew how to do like saddling, hoof picking, lunging, etc.
Hi and welcome don't lurk any more you are home amoungst some of the most thoughtfull posters (No not of firemen on a calander) I mean folks that enjoy their horses but have not yet learnt to conform.

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post #4108 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 03:03 PM
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kids have show tomorrow horses all plaited ears trimmed and look stunning. Oh hell I hope Hannah my daughter keeps it together. She always falls apart at a show
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post #4109 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 09:22 PM
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kids have show tomorrow horses all plaited ears trimmed and look stunning. Oh hell I hope Hannah my daughter keeps it together. She always falls apart at a show
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Good luck tomorrow, hope all goes well , as for poor Hannah, maybe try and distract her with something else so she doesn't panic?

The blood runs hot in the Thoroughbred and the courage runs deep. In the best of them, pride is limitless. This is their heritage and they carry it like a banner. What they have, they use. - C.W. Anderson
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post #4110 of 29437 Old 07-13-2012, 09:28 PM
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LOL, thanks Stan!
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