Sure hope Kes and Stella are feeling better.
Welcome to the newcomers.
Had a bit of a scare on Friday, took the day off to ride, Trooper was going to be used for an early lesson and when I arrived the trainer said he was lame. I took him out, groomed and put his new boots on (Easyboot Glove BackCountry) and took him around the ring a few times and thankfully he was only a little bit out. Let him rest during the day, then in the late afternoon he was perfect. Not even slightly off. Weather was perfect all weekend and the riding was great. I spent some time training him to back up by voice command and smile.
With Grace-Wow, Kes is for sure putting you though the wringer-poor girl. Glad you were there & caught it right away. Too bad about the show,but will give you more time to work on her trailer fear. Wasn't that nice to be able to work on your own horse & feel what's going onw/her? Did she seem to enjoy the massage, or was there too much else going on w/her at the time?
WE had a Major monsoon yesterday-hubs was out on an ATV ride w/neighbors for over 5 hours-I was home continually opening & closing the windows to keep the rain out, but try to let the cool in-haha. He was totally water soaked when he got back-there was even hail! What a day! We have really greened up & flowers are blooming.
Stan-any improvment on Stella yet? My Arab has a "fly" sore right where the girth goes, so I'm treating that,& he rubbed a spot bare on the underside of his neck & the flies have made small sores on his fetlocks-nasty little critters.
Hi there, what a nice place you have here.
I'm 45, just started riding again after several years wasting my time doing unimportant things
I lease a lovely horse and also do some work around other barns and occasionally ride horses I don't know. Last night during a beautiful trail ride I did an emergency dismount just as things started to get crazy and Horsie started to gallop off after his stablemate, who was madly dashing up the hill. I landed pretty optimally, all things considered, largely on my butt (glad now I hadn't yet lost those extra pounds) but got quite a bump on the head (I remember hearing my helmet crack. RIP helmet) and now my neck is rather sore. I wish I'd had the opportunity to get back on right away, but instead went off to find the runaways, and as one of the other riders was sent to the hospital (she is fine now) things were a bit nuts and I was distracted and somewhat dazed.
I have a lesson tomorrow so that will have to do. This was my first unscheduled dismount that I recall since I was 16. I'm not afraid, as far as I can tell, but a bit stressed and am thinking I'll probably burst into tears at some point during the lesson. Sigh. Crying is just not an attractive look for me.
Anyway, hello and I've enjoyed reading through this thread :)
The Over 40 Lounge - post your stats if you want to be listed! If I've missed anybody, let me know.
Edited to add: EmmJayCee, darlaflack, Newfie, and Quail.
Currently I'm listing in alphebetical order. At some point we may want to list by geographical location? Or some other way .. open to suggestions. I figured alphebetical was easiest initially. Cheers!
ArabBossMare (f) - 44, Texas, USA artemis72 (f) - 40, the midwest, USA Blue (f) - 56, Camp Verde, Arizona, USA Cacowgirl (f) - 63, Arizona, USA Chance59 (f) - 53, upstate New York, USA chrislynnet (f) - 58, Wrightwood, California, USA corgi (f) - 43, Virginia, USA Country Woman (f) - 48, Surrey, BC - our fearless leader! darlaflack (f) - 70, Keremoes, BC dee (f) - 54, Oklahoma, USA Eagle Child (f) - 59, eliduc (m) - 71, Oregon, USA EmmJayCee (f) - 39, Southeastern USA Fahntasia (f) -40, Canada Quebec fastfory(m) - 49, Foxhunter (f) - SW UK Hope7985 (f) - 44, Tennessee, USA Horsnaround64 (f) - 48, The Midwest, USA Hunter65 (f) - 47, Vancouver, BC jaydee (f) - Connecticut, USA (UK transplant) jfmnyc (m) - 36, New York, USA Jlondon (f) - 48, Magnolia, TX, USA Ladytrails (f) - 56, Missouri, USA. maisie (f) - 57, New York City, NY, USA Newfie (f) - 45, Newfoundland, Canada oobiedo (f) - North Carolina, USA. outnabout (f) - North Texas, USA ozarkmama (f) - 48, The Ozarks, USA pepsipop - South Africa Quail (f) - 45, Pacific Coast, USA sinnabun (f) - Pacific NW, USA Stan (m) - 63, New Zealand - Our VERY FAVORITE token male EVER!!stormylass (f) - 49, Dallas, Texas, USA Susan Crumrine (f) - 42, Ohio, USA TB Lover (f) - < 60, Georgia, USA Texasgal (f) - 49, Texas, USA. TheseCreakinBones (f) - 57, N. California, USA WeatheredtheStorm (f) - 52, South Carolina, USA wild old thing (f) - 65, Connecticut, USA With Grace (f) - 38, Pacific NW, USA.
Thanks Blue and thanks TexasGal for the welcome!
Regarding the helmet, I started riding around 4 years old and it was drilled into me that I must never be without a helmet when around a horse. It's just habit now that when I'm in a barn, I have a helmet on along with decent protective boots. I would never get on a horse without both. I know some people feel differently and that's fine with me. My head and feet have been saved numerous times and I'm going out today to buy the best new helmet I can afford. In fact I may also buy quick release stirrups. The safer I am, the less time in the hospital or healing up from some avoidable injury, the more time for riding
Also obviously I need more training on the flat. I should be able to stick a gallop (like when I was 13, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah). Could use some core strengthening too. More excuses to ride
Hi everyone.Wondering have any of you ordered a treeless saddle online? They are suppose to fi practically any horse due to the fact that they don't have a tree.Just wondering what peoples thoughts are.
With Grace: gosh Kes really is giving you a baptism by fire. I am sorry you are going to miss the show.
I don't think I am going to the foundation show in September either, I just don't have the money to go that far for two classes. I am going to try in the spring.
Quail: Welcome. Sorry about you spill, it happens to us all though. I am hoping to get to know you better!
Jfmnyc: I love the pictures. Great job teaching him his smile!! Too cute.
Caco: Good thing you got some rain and things are blooming!
Had a great and full weekend. Friday I took Bowen trail riding and his Lion proved himself a great kid's horse again.
Saturday I took Diamond to an open show and took four firsts...a third (my fault not his, )...and a fifth in Good Grooming.
Sunday night I went to practice in a new arena we have never been too. Sophie was amazing. She ran the drill four times and never put a foot wrong.
Now we have to sharpen her up a little, her rate and collection. She has to learn to carry the flag, and I have to get her in a shank before November..
SHE IS IN. The team have us in my spot for the November competition.
What a vote of confidence, to put my mare in so soon.
Now I have to make sure we don't let them down.
I also stood up on her....( thinking about hippidrome riding...)
I know it's crazy at my age but I NEVER had a drill horse quiet enough to do it before....
I am dreaming of galloping around standing on that white horse, with that 10 foot American FLag.....
( Probably never happen) LOL. It's fun to dream though.