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        08-02-2012, 10:37 AM
      #4671
    Green Broke
    On another note .. DD20 and I did a midnight airport run to pick up her BF from California. Airport is 1 1/2 - 2 hours away .. we got home at 0230am ...

    I just got to work and am sucking down coffee...

    They are cute together .. hehe
         
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        08-02-2012, 10:43 AM
      #4672
    Yearling
    I guess each trainer has thier own way of teaching. My sons been watching me ride for the last year and in his first lesson started posting at the trot. When I asked him why he said it just seemed like the natural thing to do! He also sits the trot half of the lesson, he figured that out waaaaay faster than I did...
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        08-02-2012, 10:51 AM
      #4673
    Trained
    Hi everyone will take pictures for sure
    Looking forward to going
         
        08-02-2012, 11:09 AM
      #4674
    Super Moderator
    Time to duck

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Thats O/K we are used to it, well I should only speak for myself its only the depth that varies and really its like water off a ducks back after more years than I care to admit too, I have learnt to stir and run, stir and run.

    Wife can stop cooking, no problem, I can handle the stove. Cleaning, I can handle the carpet cleaner. Clothes washer, dishes, make a bed, and I can iron my shirts. I remember my commander saying, women can't iron a mans shirt correctly and he was right. And if all else fails I can hire a maid to come in and clean the house.

    But I still love you all even if its get men day.
    Its only the last bit that's saved you...............................and the fact that I can't remember where I put the instructions for the 'make it yourself' long range missile launcher
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        08-02-2012, 11:11 AM
      #4675
    Green Broke
    CW-so excited for you-hope it goes great.
    Stan-that was a cool joke. When that equality bit started-way back when-I had a feeling it would be tough on women,but we certainly have more choices now because of it.
    Hunter-have a lovely time & enjoy your rides.
    Susan-Hope Sophie picks up the drills well & becomes a great team member.
    Foxhunter-so many times folks won't admit to being hungry-but put food out & it disappeares!

    I think our rains are over for a few days-now we'll get hot again. Was using some floss the other day & a filling came out, so now have to find a dentist. Always something.
         
        08-02-2012, 11:17 AM
      #4676
    Super Moderator
    Learning to ride

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    I never teach any novice rider how to post to the trot until they can do a good sitting trot. Often they are cantering before I let them post.

    The reason for this is so that they develop a good seat. I do not care what the rest of them is doing (within reason) as long as they can sit deep - the rest will come very quickly once this is established.

    The children yesterday were trotting, reins in one hand and front of the saddle in the other, pulling the front of the saddle off the horse's back. This makes them lean back and inclined to put their feet to far forward but they learn to sit deep and when they let go of the saddle they will be sitting up and as I said, they then can be corrected to the right position.
    It also teaches them the 'back' is a safe position and anything untoward they will lean back rather than forward.

    I want the novice to feel the horse, learn to relax into him, and only after they are naturally feeling comfortable do I start to tidy them up.
    I learnt to ride when I was 4 on a grumpy ancient pony that belonged to a relative of my Grandfathers who had a racing yard. I wasn't allowed to hold the reins - had a neck strap - or have my feet in stirrups until I could stay on with my arms folded at the sitting trot. I fell off a lot but it was a sand paddock and children seem to bounce better, can't remember hurting myself but it does teach you to sit deep and not lean forward
    Sound like you are getting ready for the cubbing season - I had this sudden warm glow when I read your post, recalling coming up to the time when the days were still warm enough to be pleasant, the flies were dying back and the kids going back to school. The yard used to seem to peaceful and tidy!!!! Happy days
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        08-02-2012, 12:19 PM
      #4677
    Yearling
    Good luck today CW!!! Will be thinking of you at 3:30!
         
        08-02-2012, 12:46 PM
      #4678
    Trained
    Thank you very much
         
        08-02-2012, 02:14 PM
      #4679
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    Its only the last bit that's saved you...............................and the fact that I can't remember where I put the instructions for the 'make it yourself' long range missile launcher

    Even with the instructions you'd miss. I'm to quick on my feet. She who must be has been trying for years. Funny how a man survives all the dumb things others think we do.

    I do however know how it feels to do a task only to be told its stacked in the wrong place. I have also done the same thing myself, but she who must, knows how to manipulate the situation to her advantage. I always end up paying, that's why, when ever I go shopping for the horse, I by two of, and stack one away because it is never long before I need a shovel to dig myself out. This wise action only came after many years of blunders and trips to town for the make up gift. I figured get it in advance and save on fuel.

    In all the years of being married my wife, she who must be obeyed, has never said sorry to me or brought me a make up gift. Now I know I am only a mere male but the laws of average will clearly demonstrate a man can't be wrong all of the time, or can he

    Hi ho Hi ho its off to work I go.
    Have to keep the mares in my life in the style they have become used too, and as a bonus I'm out of the house so can't get into the poo. Or can I

    Cheers all
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        08-02-2012, 02:30 PM
      #4680
    Foal
    Well, I don't have to post about not riding today! Yipee!! Because we had a great session in the arena today, me and my Journey. She was so good. Yesterday morning I bathed her and fussed over her for a good long while. Poor girl. She hadn't had a bath in a month! She was so happy.

    Today she listened very well and we both had a great time. So hot, but she seemed happy that I was back in the saddle. She got another good hosing off after our ride and a nice hand grazing to dry out. Back in to her tie spot for a carrot or two, she just kept sighing and hugging me with her big old head like she does. "Ahhhhh, my mom is back!"

    I felt the same way, Journey! *happy sigh*

    Susan, as you can see by my signature line, I loved watching you and Sophie "fly without wings". Journey and I rarely go above a jog, but that feels like flying to me!

    And now the day has arrived for CW...Waiting with baited breath....

    Everyone else, have a great day!
         

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