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    03-04-2012, 08:58 PM
Originally Posted by With Grace    
Thanks to you all so much for the support and encouragement! I rode Grace this morning and it cleared my head. We're showing this Saturday and I need to get my focus on that this week, so this morning's ride got me back to Grace (who I adore, she's just ultimately not the horse I want to own.)

I'm going to see that boy that rescheduled, this Wednesday. I'm really hopeful about this guy, he has the dressage training I've been looking for and is gorgeous. Fingers crossed! He ended up having an abscess on his foot last night, so hopefully by Wed he will be ok.

In the meantime hubby and I worked on our new trailer today, cleaning it and getting it ready to haul for the first time to the show. Hubby is so supportive in this whole process, I feel so blessed to have him. He even drove me across the state (and took the day off to do it) on Friday to see a horse I had doubts about, and didn't even grumble as we left and I told him it wasn't the right horse. He's even open to flying to California to see a horse my dressage trainer knows of! I'm just not sure I want to go that route...there's got to be the perfect horse for me in my own state!
As one who has a DH who is truly dear, I know exactly how heart-warming it is to have a hubby who will travel with you and be supportive and helpful. It is truly a blessing. We shouldn't forget to give them hugs and kisses and man-cookies!
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    03-04-2012, 09:03 PM
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Grace I don't know how the whole horse search thing really works...

I met Pistol when I was on a drill team, his owners had a ton of money and a big fancy house w/ a built in swimming pool. The first time I saw him, all I could think was SHOW HORSE... He shined like a copper penny. Three years old and REARED... How cool is that said the dumb teenie bopper! Anyway... the guy that owned him was a teenager that was pretty worthless. I should know... I dated him. He had a mean temper, a nasty mouth, and a hard fist. What a great first adventure in the land of dating!

Anyway. They had this great barn. They would put the horses in maybe on Monday... and lock them in to eat. Then maybe Wed they would remember they had locked them up on Monday. So sweetpea does not like to be locked in a stall obviously. They always had a full shipment of hay and grain in the feed room but since they only fed once or twice a week and locked the horses up for days at a time w/ no feed or water.... It really seems like a waste huh? Then they would sit on the deck and shoot the horses w/ their beebee guns beacuse it was SO funny when they bucked and ran...

They had a really pretty arab that coliced and died in the paddock... Poor thing. Anyway... about the third or fourth time the animal control was called they pretty much said... sell the horses or give them up... SO... I got my first horse for $500. He's 28 years old now and I love him dearly.
    03-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Originally Posted by LostInTheWoods02114    
Thank you With Grace. So true. Just being with them on the ground and nurturing them has been so good for my soul. I've been dealing with health problems and the more time I spend at the farms, watching them graze, even mucking the stalls and shoveling out the paddocks, I find it all so therapeutic and while there, not a worry in the world.

Yes, I'm bracing myself for the pain. Have lost so much flexibility through the years, and this guy is a very big horse, so we shall see.
Lostinthewoods, it shouldn't be painful, you probably will just have some soreness until your muscles get used to riding again. You are wise to try to stretch out some before you begin. I have one of those large inflatable exercise balls that I use to stretch lower back and riding muscles in the hip/thighs, can also stretch abdominals if you backbend over it. You are going to have so much fun!! Looking forward to hearing about it.
    03-05-2012, 01:46 AM
I am waiting for the drier weather before I start riding

Its been raining pretty hard lately
    03-05-2012, 02:35 AM
Green Broke
Well I took Stella for a walk over the farm this evening. I know the correct procedure was for me to ride her, however, I am recovering from an illness and have been told to walk a mile each day. I DON'T OWN A DOG. So I walk a horse but am thankfull for small mercies, at least a horse does not try and scent make every tree it goes past, or in Stella's case squat evey few hundred yards.
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    03-05-2012, 02:47 AM
Great idea Stan
    03-05-2012, 03:06 AM
Green Broke
I take ownership for the spelling mistakes in my post, scent mark, not scent make Any others well that's just the way it is.
    03-05-2012, 03:11 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Ladytrails    
As one who has a DH who is truly dear, I know exactly how heart-warming it is to have a hubby who will travel with you and be supportive and helpful. It is truly a blessing. We shouldn't forget to give them hugs and kisses and man-cookies!
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    03-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Well after riding at practice, in the 20 degrees last night, I feel closer to 80 than 40 this morning.
Someone remind me how much fun it is to keep up with all the young cowgirls>>>LOL
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    03-05-2012, 01:05 PM
I just want to have fun again

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