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        10-23-2012, 12:37 PM
      #5711
    Foal
    The subject is how to add Aboriginal knowledge and learning techniques into a pre-existing course. Since the course is on the history of Aboriginal education, we want to see if we can make it even more of an "Indigenous experience".

    I am writing, and listening to some drilling going on in the street outside. Annoying, but you do what you have to.. :) I take breaks to catch up on various message boards and to retain my sanity!

    Good morning all, hope you have a great day.
         
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        10-23-2012, 03:56 PM
      #5712
    Started
    Hi every one

    OMG I am giggling so hard right now stan. That is too funny.

    I am excited I have a new bit coming.. I won a myler on ebay.

    Baroque I That sounds like a fun subject . Congrats on going for your PHD
         
        10-23-2012, 05:17 PM
      #5713
    Green Broke
    Stan-almost sounds like you are a a bit short-tempered this morning, although I can certainly see why-on vacation & she who must took the truck & trailer while Stella wouldn't load & you could have used some help. Now your weather is not co-operating & there aren't a lot of posts to distract from all the troubles of life.

    We are much cooler here, but the wind is really whipping around. Life hasn't been much fun this year & I had hopes things would be very different than what they are. I'm hoping you find a positive & get a chance to have a good session w/Stella soon. Look forward to your posts & the jokes you relay to us.
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        10-23-2012, 07:50 PM
      #5714
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Rode Kes yesterday...our trainer is out of town, so was the first time Kes and I have spent alone together since we moved. She did so well, that I put my phone on the rail to video her lovely canter for you all. Unfortunately I had it turned towards the stalls instead of the arena, so the only proof of our canter is the hoof beats...will try again another day LOL!
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        10-23-2012, 07:56 PM
      #5715
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    Hi every one

    OMG I am giggling so hard right now stan. That is too funny.

    I am excited I have a new bit coming.. I won a myler on ebay.

    Baroque I That sounds like a fun subject . Congrats on going for your PHD
    I use a myler on Stella but with the reins connected at the cheek ring giving minimum pressure so the handling is soft. With the long shanks the bottom ring puts an enormous amount of pressure and could cause the horse to go over with the reaction. But on the whole she responds better.

    Ill post a photo of mine.

    At this moment Stella is going through part of her attitude adjustment. She is in the jenny craig paddock with the trailer and some food inside. She is being left alone just to see if she will venture in. If so I will know she is not scared of the horse eating spider but is having me on, then Ill get down to the business of putting her in. I do not advicate feeding a horse in the float but it will give me an idea if she ventures in on her own.
    Roslyn has just informed me Stella is walking in and out. Funny how all the fear seems to go when its food time.
    The little grey ***** is at the vet. Its C, day the day he loses his zest for life but that's better than the alternative, a 12 guage. By the way we now call him Earnest. In keeping with the other cat James.
         
        10-23-2012, 08:54 PM
      #5716
    Yearling
    Hi Everyone :)
    I am going to be 53 very soon.....I always loved horses, as a kid I would ride the fence in our yard....using a rope to make stirrups and reins! Then when I was around 10 I got my parents to drive me every weekend to a trail riding stable where I would help clean stalls or groom horses. I was around 12 when my parents moved us outside of the city and then bought me a horse that spring! I spent all my time with my horse, riding every day.....I rode bareback and with a hackamore. When I was 18 my parents sold my horse (I didn't know until the people came to pick him up) because my older sister had lost interest in her horse and they figured I would too :(
    Needless to say life continued, I got married, had a family and then divorced after almost 20yrs. Of marriage. I remarried over 6yrs. Ago, we've been living outside of the city for 12yrs. Now and I got my first horse when I was 41! LOL well he wasn't a horse, he was a 6 week old appy colt that his Mom came with him and then the owner wanted her back to breed her after a couple months. I still have Chips who is 9 now and I have a friend who comes to ride him. I got myself a shorter (I don't like to fall from too high) mare over 7 yrs. Ago, she was 3 and had 30 days of riding on her....what the hell was I thinking!!! I spent 2-3 months just working with her in the round pen, I used a bareback pad and halter on her for the first three years. I must have a death grip with my legs because I never fell off her once when she spun because something spooked her.......I started using a saddle about 4 or 5 yrs. Ago, I had a hard time getting used to it but now I ride mostly with the saddle, sometimes just the bareback pad. I am so blessed to have alot of friends/neighbors who ride horses that I go out with and also one that boards his horse here and we trailer the horses to different areas for day rides or camping. My hubby doesn't ride but he loves the horses and loves to camp so it works out good.
    I bred my mare who is a strawberry roan, just under 15hh when she was 6, I wanted her to have one baby. Now her boy is 3yrs. Old and we're starting him. My friend has been helping with him, I use the bareback pad/halter with him and he uses the saddle/bridle with him. We're taking it slow with him, he's still young yet.
    I also inherrited a 18yr. Ex-barrel racing horse from my best friend who passed away this past May. I now have a young 15yr. Girl who comes out and rides her so she gets exercise.
    I have three grandkids, the oldest is going to be 13 in two weeks, another who is 11 and one who is 8 1/2. They all ride when they are out here but only in the outdoor arena and yard. Last year I let the oldest finally come out on trail rides with us.
    We also have two dogs, Bud and Weiser......their Mom is a blue healer/sheltie and their Dad is a beagle/border collie, they keep me on my toes every day!
    I came across this site through one of our local websites and joined a couple weeks ago......it's nice to know there are others over 40 out there still living their dreams of horses......
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        10-24-2012, 01:20 AM
      #5717
    Weanling
    Howdy everyone,

    It's very late (where I am, anyway :) ). I just got home from work a little while ago. I am in retail management, so work crazy, upside down hours, and lots of 'em.

    I am slowly going back and reading a bit, trying to figure out who's who. As this thread is a few hundred pages long, I don't know how far back I will get, but that's ok. It's really nice to meet you all!

    I posted pics of my horses a few pages back. In addition to my three horses, I have 3 kids. 2 are grown, and one is almost grown.
    A husband, two house cats and a dog complete the family.

    I live in the far north-central part of the United States.

    I pretty much grew up on a horse out here on the prairie. It's a good place to be. :)

    I ride western, mostly trails and sometimes chasing cows. My favorite place to ride is in the Badlands. I trailer out there as often as I can. A nearby state park is pretty nice too, for a short day ride.

    Got out for a ride with my best friends last weekend. Here's what my area looks like from between my mustang's ears.
         
        10-24-2012, 01:23 AM
      #5718
    Weanling
    My mustang and my appaloosa, both mares, out in the pasture
         
        10-24-2012, 01:24 AM
      #5719
    Weanling
    My quarter horse gelding. He was feeling pretty full of himself the other day. :)
         
        10-24-2012, 01:25 AM
      #5720
    Weanling
    My mustang, again, right before a ride.
         

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