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post #5991 of 29437 Old 11-27-2012, 01:22 PM
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No, not a fan of the cold. It's 74 degrees in the house right now & I have thermals & sweats on. About 30 years ago, I did look at some property around Missoula, but despite the beauty of the area I knew the winters would be too much for me. Arizona is enough of a challenge-the summers are HOT & the winters are COLD-to me.
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post #5992 of 29437 Old 11-27-2012, 01:37 PM
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I've ridden when its 20 below.and I must say I really didnt like it to much..just one of those things that just had to happen. Driving some cows in closer to the barn cause the storm was going to be a bad one.not only 20 below plus..but was going to warm up a tiny bit and snow five plus feet.figured I better get the buggers closer to home. Think I have long johns on from november till the end of march.unless im setting by my fire sipping a hot cup of java. Its about 24 above right now here and thinking I need to go doctor one of my horses up. And might end up putting some shoes on the front end of another. Hate having shoes on in the winter but he has such soft white hooves that they break really easy. And this fall has been so rainy and muddy its been rough on all the horses hooves. Now that cold weather is finally here. Im worried he is going to screw up his fronts. One of my favorite horses but his hooves are such a pain. Seems I shoe him four times to every other horses once..lol.. anyways. Hate to leave my fire.but. Its just going to get colder..wish I could move south for the winter and north for the summer..would be great.. anyways.ride safe everyone.
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post #5993 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 12:27 AM
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Now I have a problem
The young lady who was trained by Pat Parelli arrived and started working with Stella. One hour, I'll repeat. One hour and Stella was in the trailer several times and when she backed out it was so calm. Then of course I had to have a little training as well.

Stella is now getting in the trailer, and out with no effort. And of course the heart strings began to twang a little.

I pick up the new horse on Saturday. Question is, do I still sell her.

I take my hat of to this young lady She knows her stuff. I'm a Parelli fan now.

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post #5994 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 08:42 AM
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Wow, Stan that is great news. I can see your upcoming problem though-sell Stella & be done w/her problems, work w/the new horse & maybe a new set of problems, or what? I can only imagine what's going through your mind right now. Stella is gaited, right? The new gelding isn't? Is the wife's horse gaited? How did your saddle fit the gelding? Does the gelding's owner have other interested buyers'? Lots to think about!
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post #5995 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 10:18 AM
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Now I have a problem
The young lady who was trained by Pat Parelli arrived and started working with Stella. One hour, I'll repeat. One hour and Stella was in the trailer several times and when she backed out it was so calm. Then of course I had to have a little training as well.

Stella is now getting in the trailer, and out with no effort. And of course the heart strings began to twang a little.

I pick up the new horse on Saturday. Question is, do I still sell her.

I take my hat of to this young lady She knows her stuff. I'm a Parelli fan now.
I would never knock anything that works but the real issue here isnr in any training technique but that Stella recognised the woman as a leader which is something you can achieve yourself. Stella sees you as someone she can twist around her little hoof and if you don't assert yourself with the new horse then that will soon realise it can treat you in the same way that Stella has
Why not keep both horses for a while until you see how things go with the new one and then decide?
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post #5996 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 10:35 AM
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Wow, Stan that is great news. I can see your upcoming problem though-sell Stella & be done w/her problems, work w/the new horse & maybe a new set of problems, or what? I can only imagine what's going through your mind right now. Stella is gaited, right? The new gelding isn't? Is the wife's horse gaited? How did your saddle fit the gelding? Does the gelding's owner have other interested buyers'? Lots to think about!
No neither of our horses are gaited and the saddle fits the gelding, only adjustment is the girth. Stella is consideraby larger in that area. I am most likely the only interested buyer at this time. The young horse does not have the experience of treking with a large number of horses or crossing rivers and creeks. But because it is located in far Northland the buyers are few and far between.

I think if I take the horse which I had mostly made up my mind, I could put a few miles on it giving it experence then decide.

I now pick it up Friday evening and will have it at the trek for the two days evaluating it. Not riding out with the bunch, but 130 horses are registered and paid to ride out on the first day so I get to see how it reacts in large numbers of horses. This particular trek has rivers and streems to cross and is in very ruggard country but ill get to see if it performs when stopped from following the main bunch, or it gets spooky when crouded.

When working with Stella over the past month she has been playing up I tried a number of suggestions and different methods and think that she had me beat, but by getting a new face to deal with her, took her down a peg or two which allowed me to step back into the leader roll again. She is always going to be challanging for that position, she is a dominant mare.

It looks like I will own two horses for a while, but deep down I think Stella responds better to females.

Riding another horse for a while will sort out how much of the problem I have been, as it may show up as a behavour in the new horse. So some learning for me as well. The other thing is, I won't have her around breaking fences or opening the wire gates to get into the better feed paddocks. A behavour she has, now she knows how to open Taranaki gates.

Cheers all
I'll be thinking of you all in the snow and cold, while I enjoy the sunshine. But as a foot note, please use wood as the fuel to keep warm. The use of heating oil puts the price of diesel up here in NZ and that impacts on my riding. Thanks in advance for that consideration.
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post #5997 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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Stan - are you sure that having two strong-minded females to deal with simultaneously isn't messing with you? Perhaps your frustration with the overall situation was being communicated to Stella somehow and that's why she balked at the trailer. She seems like the kind of mare that wouldn't deal well with anger and impatience even if it's suppressed. They can be awfully sensitive.

My horse education is coming along; made some breakthroughs on canter transitions and am now riding a nice OTTB for my weekend lessons. He needs work on bending and suppleness and so we learn together.

I keep resisting the urge to rescue some unfortunate equine and upend the learning experience.
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post #5998 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone nice to see you again
I need some advice I have a Black Horn Condura 283
I need to condition it what product can I use on the leather part

We are fine but finances are tight now so I can't ride

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post #5999 of 29437 Old 11-28-2012, 12:07 PM
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con grads stan. My rule of thumb is I try to stay under my hauling capabilities . Like if I have a two horse trailer I try for only one horse. Never works..you always end up with one more horse then your trying for.at least that's how it works for me.. if you have a four horse trailer..guess what..be in the same place im in. End up with five head..lol. Never fails. So yes. Im fighting getting a bigger trailer. It never works out..lol.. im a fan of any training that works. So ride safe every one.
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see if this work. Just seeing if I can post a picture after stans help.
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