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        11-29-2012, 03:52 PM
      #6011
    Foal
    Hay ya all, I enjoy reading all your news in the posts, but this CARROT thing gets me. How do you steal carrots?
    Sorry to be an ORANGE pain in the butt!! But I want your carrots, mine keep disappearing :(
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        11-29-2012, 03:55 PM
      #6012
    Yearling
    I have given up on the carrots. Eeryone keeps stealing mine. I was able to get up to 10 at one point and then they were taken away..one by one.

    You steal carrots when a message comes up on the top of your screen that says a member left their carrots unguarded and you have a chance to steal. You hit the button and sometimes you are successful and sometimes not.
         
        11-29-2012, 04:18 PM
      #6013
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by corgi    
    I have given up on the carrots. Eeryone keeps stealing mine. I was able to get up to 10 at one point and then they were taken away..one by one.

    You steal carrots when a message comes up on the top of your screen that says a member left their carrots unguarded and you have a chance to steal. You hit the button and sometimes you are successful and sometimes not.

    Thanks Corgi, that's what I was trying to do and it didn't work. Thought I must have to do something else. I'll keep trying.
         
        11-29-2012, 04:34 PM
      #6014
    Green Broke
    Also, sometimes a few show on the page, w/a basket near the top bar-you click on the carrot & drag it into the basket. Or you may see a carot locator on the top & it tells you where a carrot is located, you chase it down, click on it, & you've captured the carrot. For me it was very slow getting the first 60 carrots, then it just got to be a lot more real fast. Then there's the carrot bandit & the message is really loud-I keep my volume turned down-LOL.
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        11-29-2012, 04:47 PM
      #6015
    Weanling
    Beautiful, stout horse. I thought she might be a Morgan before I read your posts. And what a nice job you have done with her. Really. Riding her through a shopping center!
         
        11-29-2012, 04:52 PM
      #6016
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Also, sometimes a few show on the page, w/a basket near the top bar-you click on the carrot & drag it into the basket. Or you may see a carot locator on the top & it tells you where a carrot is located, you chase it down, click on it, & you've captured the carrot. For me it was very slow getting the first 60 carrots, then it just got to be a lot more real fast. Then there's the carrot bandit & the message is really loud-I keep my volume turned down-LOL.
    Thanks Cacowgirl, Sometimes the carrot locator is blank, how do you get it to tell you where the carrots are. I've only seen the locator a few times: once it said "Expired" once "Draft or Draft Horse" and the last time it was blank.
         
        11-29-2012, 05:04 PM
      #6017
    Weanling
    Stan. Here in the states real men don't wear panties either. We wear chaps. Only chaps. Do you get the picture? So your mare gets irrational once a month. Isn't that normal for a female? So much for the gender comments. Maybe that bio stuff you have been giving her had a reverse reaction. Just kidding. I don't want to paranoid you out more than you already are.

    People tend to make a bigger deal out of trailer loading than it really is. Ever so often I have run across a horse that was a real problem and I have a couple of stories to share in another post. What I wanted to say is that my system has always worked for me. The two main things are having confidence in what you are doing and being persistent. You might consider taking her to a professional trainer. It might only be a two hour training session to get her loading where you can carry on.

    This story I will tell you. I lost my driving and riding horse that we raised from a foal to a sudden illness last year. I had three years of training into him. He was a QTR/Fjord cross and a beautiful horse. I replaced him with a five year old unbroke Qtr horse. The horse had some ground work and seemed to be very tractable. I hadn't had the horse home very long when one day I was leading him and he spook exploded and ran over the top of me nearly knocking me down. This isn't normal horse behavior. Almost any horse will try to avoid stepping on you and their natural tendency is to move away from you. This happened two or three more times. The last time the horse did knock me down and stomped on my ankle and instep with a hind foot as he bolted. My foot swelled and turned blue. I couldn't wear a shoe for two or three weeks and I felt the effects of it for months. I didn't know whether the horse was doing it on purpose or not and I considered having him put down. The other side of his personality is that he is a big affectionate puppy dog normally. Spring finally got here and I started working him on the ground every day for a period of two months or so. He would do any thing on the ground that I asked him to do. The first time a person gets on an unbroke horse often the main problem is getting the horse to move. When I mounted Trampus the first time he walked right off. It wasn't any time at all and he was trotting around my braking pen and reining a little. I've taken it real slow with the horse. I have been riding him for five months now and he has not done one dirty thing and he hasn't bolted on the ground. The bottom line, he was just a green five year old that had never been worked with and he needed to be taught some manners.

    I have broke quite a few horses to ride and have trained professionally. I had a pulmonary embolism in 2003. A year later a horse I was shoeing kicked me and put me in the hospital for a month. I had a hematoma in my lung that ruptured and I almost drowned in my own fluids.

    I take a blood thinning medication now and I have to be careful. I didn't ride again for a period of three years and retired from horsehoeing after the accident. When I did start to ride it took awhile to get my confidence back. There wasn't a thing wrong with Trampus. He was just green plus he is a little high powered. He's turned out to be a really good horse. I have been messing around with horses for over forty five years. I have to admit that I was suffering from a lack of self confidence after the accident mixed in with a little fear after Tranpus ran over me. I will be 72 in February. I never thought I would be breaking another horse at my age but a horse is such a personal possession that I don't like riding a horse another person has trained. The whole object is to make the horse into what you want it to be. A lot of times when there is a problem with a horse we just need to back track and do some good basic training in order to mold the horse's mind into more of what we want it to be.

    We recently bought an off track Standardbred for a driving horse. He drives nicely and rides but didn't know how to stop, back or trot. But that's another story. I will have to put up some pictures. I will say, I would recommend a Standardbred for just about anyone.
         
        11-29-2012, 05:12 PM
      #6018
    Weanling
    Stan. Here in the states real men don't wear panties either. We wear chaps. Only chaps. Do you get the picture? So your mare gets irrational once a month. Isn't that normal for a female? So much for the gender comments. Maybe that bio stuff you have been giving her had a reverse reaction. Just kidding. I don't want to paranoid you out more than you already are.

    People tend to make a bigger deal out of trailer loading than it really is. Ever so often I have run across a horse that was a real problem and I have a couple of stories to share in another post. What I wanted to say is that my system has always worked for me. The two main things are having confidence in what you are doing and being persistent. You might consider taking her to a professional trainer. It might only be a two hour training session to get her loading where you can carry on.

    This story I will tell you. I lost my driving and riding horse that we raised from a foal to a sudden illness last year. I had three years of training into him. He was a QTR/Fjord cross and a beautiful horse. I replaced him with a five year old unbroke Qtr horse. The horse had some ground work and seemed to be very tractable. I hadn't had the horse home very long when one day I was leading him and he spook exploded and ran over the top of me nearly knocking me down. This isn't normal horse behavior. Almost any horse will try to avoid stepping on you and their natural tendency is to move away from you. This happened two or three more times. The last time the horse did knock me down and stomped on my ankle and instep with a hind foot as he bolted. My foot swelled and turned blue. I couldn't wear a shoe for two or three weeks and I felt the effects of it for months. I didn't know whether the horse was doing it on purpose or not and I considered having him put down. The other side of his personality is that he is a big affectionate puppy dog normally. Spring finally got here and I started working him on the ground every day for a period of two months or so. He would do any thing on the ground that I asked him to do. The reason I did so much ground work with him was that after witnessing what he was capable of I was chicken to get on him. The first time a person gets on an unbroke horse often the main problem is getting the horse to move. When I mounted Trampus the first time he walked right off. It wasn't any time at all and he was trotting around my braking pen and reining a little. I've taken it slow with the horse. I have been riding him for five months now and he has not done one dirty thing and he hasn't bolted again on the ground. The bottom line, he was just a green five year old that had never been worked with and he needed to be taught some manners.

    I have broke quite a few horses to ride and have trained professionally. I had a pulmonary embolism in 2003. A year later a horse I was shoeing kicked me and put me in the hospital for a month. I had a hematoma in my lung that ruptured and I almost drowned in my own fluids.

    I take a blood thinning medication now and I have to be careful. I didn't ride again for a period of three years and retired from horsehoeing after the accident. When I did start to ride it took awhile to get my confidence back. There wasn't a thing wrong with Trampus. He was just green plus he is a little high powered. He has turned out to be a really good horse. I have been messing around with horses for over forty five years. I have to admit that I was suffering from a lack of self confidence after the accident mixed in with a little fear after Trampus ran over me. I will be 72 in February. I never thought I would be breaking another horse at my age but a horse is such a personal possession that I don't like riding a horse another person has trained. The whole object is to make the horse into what you want it to be. A lot of times when there is a problem with a horse we just need to back track and do some good basic training in order to mold the horse's mind into more of what we want it to be.

    We recently bought an off track Standardbred for a driving horse. He drives nicely and rides but didn't know how to stop, back or trot. But that's another story. I will have to put up some pictures. I will say, I would recommend a Standardbred for just about anyone.
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        11-29-2012, 05:42 PM
      #6019
    Green Broke
    Pony gal-it's intermittent & recently it's been lying-LOL. Or they send the messeage out to others & they get there first-I don't know. You have to be patient & alert. CW is very good at this game. She originated this thread.
         
        11-29-2012, 05:49 PM
      #6020
    Trained
    Yes that I am lol
         

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