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        07-16-2012, 02:08 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    This lady who is close to 70 I believe was featured in a February edition of Horse & Hound. This was her 65th year of consecutive hunting seasons and still hunts with the Ledbury (Herefordshire UK) twice a week despite suffering with asthma and having a hip replacement in 2010 when she took 10 weeks off!!! She evented at intermediate level until she was 60 and still competes at lower level
    Not sure if it inspires me or makes me feel totally inadequate but for anyone who tries to say that women can't handle horses (and sadly there are some who seem to think it) she is an amazing example of just how capable and enduring we can be.
    Oh wow, I have no words. That is amazing and the last time I would have even thought about jumping something like that was when I was 14.
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        07-16-2012, 02:09 PM
    Green Broke

    Ill never drink that much again

    The morning after the night before

    Not to much trouble loading she remembered her fall so encouragement was required. Then as the vet entered the trailor you could see the recognition in her eyes, and the glance she gave me. Had the Ill get even with you. Just as well she can't read. ( I'm referring to Stella not you know who)

    This is my girl after one to many, Nah. She had to be sedated but the photo was worth sharing. Back leg attended to, they cut of some flesh, but not infected. She is now sporting a bandage showing off her war wounds to the sheep. Three flesh samples taken from her chest around the front legs and stitches. The concern is it is the wrong time of the year for reactions to insects to cold at present so I wait and see, the results should be available at the end of the week.

    I feel good, Thank you foxhunter 23/11/48 do you beat that.

    CW hows the horse hunting going. Every horse you see and don't choose gets you closer to the one waiting for you.

    Hi to all and the new ones. Any one else older than the date above.

    Cheers to all
        07-16-2012, 02:14 PM
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    too old for what?

    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    Oh wow, I have no words. That is amazing and the last time I would have even thought about jumping something like that was when I was 14.
    Not sure I actually thought about what I was doing at that age which is probably why I did so many dumb things!!!!!
        07-16-2012, 02:43 PM
    Green Broke
    Hey Stan Was Stella out with Hunter? I keep telling him to quit drinking all the wine.


    Seriously, hope Stella heals up soon!

    I am fretting some today as BO went away for 10 days on Friday. Sat when I got to barn all was ok. The 4 horses left in the paddocks all have round bales and all were happily stuffing their faces in them. Sunday was different, Hunter had paced a trench in the front and side of his paddock and wouldn't settle. I took him out and lunged him to get some of the energy out but when other boarders were at barn last night their one mare was all stressed out and hunter was still pacing. He doesn't usually do that and I can't get to barn til after work and no one there to check on them. I am just worried he is going to hurt himself.
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        07-16-2012, 06:13 PM
    Hunter: that picture made me giggle, poor guy! Hope his ear is healing well.

    Stan: Stella looks drunk, poor thing, hope her leg gets better soon.

    On to my news of the day. I had a fantastic lesson with Sapphira today. I lunged her to get the kinks out so to speak, and when she looked nice and relaxed, I got on her. She was FANTASTIC. No buck, spook, or drama of any type. I walked her, while trainer had her on the lunge a few times around the dressage ring, next lesson will be without a lunge line. Now I need to google "how to teach your horse to steer" LOL!
        07-16-2012, 06:47 PM
    Hi all!

    Fahntasia - CONGRATS on a successful ride with Sapphira! You must be elated.

    Stan - so sorry to hear you missed your big weekend ride. Poor Stella, hope she gets to feeling better soon, and hope she doesnt take the vet visit out on you too harshly! Great pic of a drunk Stella though.

    Cacow - happy belated bday!!

    Hunter - Oh wow that pic had me giggling, poor boy, with that tongue out and all. I'm pretty sure you could submit that somewhere and win for funniest horse pic.

    CW - sorry hubby is sick, hope he gets better soon so you can get to riding!

    So, I rode Kes both yesterday and this morning. Wonderful rides, but best part of all...drum roll please...she went light and well in a SNAFFLE! I'm so thrilled, all our training and long lining is paying off, she's learning to get softer in the bridle, which means this time next year we will be heading for some dressage tests! In the mean time, we're really working to get muscled up for the breed show, and preparing for our open show coming up. Getting nervous and excited, I know she'll do well, it's me I have to worry about, cantering in a ring with 15 other horses makes me want to throw up just thinking about it

    Including a pic as proof that we are now in a USDF legal bit
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        07-16-2012, 10:47 PM
    Congratulations Grace!! So glad you guys figured out her bit issue. She is a very pretty mare, you must be extremely proud with her progress too. *hugs* im sure you'll do great in the showring, just keep focused on Kes, BUT if your going to throw up, do it on another competitor LOL!

    Yes i'm delighted with my girl, she has her "diva" moments but they are few and far between. Now I need to get her topline in shape, some stronger ab muscles (for her and ME lmao!) And lots and lots of fun time so she doesnt get bored. I am playing with the idea of doing some dressage tests next year if she keeps progressing the way she does.

    I bought her some boots front and back for leg protection. The Sesamoid, canon and tendons are protected or so the info said. Can't wait to put those on her, then I wont be holding my breath and checking her legs like a neurotic mama.

    I found out today that the sound the drain makes is a big scary thing....she actually eye-balled it and moved to the far left side of the shower area to try and avoid it lmao.

    CW: hope your hubby get's better soon, we need pics of you riding!!
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        07-16-2012, 10:53 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh Grace I LOVE Kes she is so pretty. Congrats on the ride. We had Hunter in a snaffle but he figured out how to work around it and didn't listen at all so now he has been in a kimberwick. Hope to work back to the snaffle or even my bitless one day soon.

    All was well at the barn today but it was too stinking hot to ride.

    That picture of Hunter was when he was gelded 3 years ago but I still love it!
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        07-16-2012, 11:25 PM
    Just typed a long post and lost it...

    With Grace: I love Kes, she is very pretty. I miss my Morgan horses. I am sure you guys will canter around there like pro's..
    Fahntasia: Must be a monster in the drain.
    Stan: I'll have what Stella is having, please.
    Hunter: I was way to nervous to take pictures when Diamond was gelded. As a matter of fact, he is vet phobic now thanks to my full blown panic attack. I had a good friend who gelded her stallion and lost him that same week and I freaked out.

    WE took Bo and his horse on their first trail ride.
    Cobilion and Bo

    I was very proud of Sophie for loading in my friends big trailer.

    On the trails...
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        07-16-2012, 11:42 PM
    Thanks you guys! I'm just so pleased we are in a legal bit now, I really got nervous when we put her in a snaffle and realized she didn't respect it. I was thinking perhaps my dressage horse was never go to be able to do dressage with me.

    Fahntasia - As I canter in my classes I'll think about getting sick on the other competitors, that ought to at least make me smile through the stress.

    Hunter - Grace went in a Kimberwick really well. If Hunter does well in that, maybe try the Baucher bit, that's the bit Kes is going in now, and its still a snaffle but has just a bit of leverage and a little poll pressure. I hope to work down to a jointed Dee next...we'll see.

    Susan - what a precious pic of Bo and his horse. He must just be in heaven. And as always I just swoon at the pics of Sophie!

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