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post #6071 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Stan nice to see you again too
I would love to go to New Zealand too as well as Australia
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post #6072 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:08 AM
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The first big challenge of the day, before your back loosens up, trying to stand on one leg to get your other leg into your jeans.
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post #6073 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:11 AM
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just set down and do it...lol
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post #6074 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:21 AM
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I would but my wife piles junk on every thing that has a surface.
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post #6075 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:28 AM
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I had a lesson on a "real" dressage horse Saturday. By real, I mean well trained and has competed to 3rd level. Dain is a tall dignified Dutch gelding with such a quiet (pained) air about him that his registered name, Ordained, fits well. He reminds me of an Episcopalian priest or vicar.

Anyway we trotted and cantered in circles and practiced bending, flexing, all that good stuff. Interesting to ride a horse who's so responsive that he over-bends.

I must admit that I had just as much fun on Sunday when I went over and just groomed and tacked up horses. I'd intended to only work on the old mare Dancer who has a grizzly bear winter coat now, but ended up fussing with the OTTB I've ridden recently, then Dancer and then Dain. Still can't figure out how he took a couple of chunks out of his hind leg in the round pen. Nothing serioius though.

Folks at the barn must think I'm weird to be there just fussing with the horses; someone even asked if I now worked there! I just like grooming them, talking to them and generally helping out. My instructor, the manager, seems to like that I come over, and do work.

I've been reading everyone's posts with interest. Glad you came back CW and looking forward to the further adventures of Budgs & Stella.
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post #6076 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:43 AM
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hey everyone... Sorry I have been so quiet...
The MIL is failing health even more, so we have been spending as much time with her as possible.

Horses are doing Great..

Still working on Grace and Trailer training. That is kinda the biggest thing we have.

Cody has decided that the big blue ball in the arena is a huge horse eating monster. So I have been spending time showing him it will not eat him.. he is so funny. He keeps trying to hide behind me.

Welcome to all the newbees here .. I love all the pictures!!!

I will have to get new pictures up soon

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post #6077 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Good morning everyone nice to be here again
I was MIA too for a bit
Just feeling discouraged that is all
But Marc and I are grandparents his daughter had a baby girl in
October and we are an aunt and uncle as well. My sister and her husband
Adopted a baby girl in Oct
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post #6078 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 12:17 PM
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con grads cw. That's good news. Hope everyone in your family is doing great.. and you. Ride safe everyone
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post #6079 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:32 PM
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hey everyone... Sorry I have been so quiet...
The MIL is failing health even more, so we have been spending as much time with her as possible.

Horses are doing Great..

Still working on Grace and Trailer training. That is kinda the biggest thing we have.

Cody has decided that the big blue ball in the arena is a huge horse eating monster. So I have been spending time showing him it will not eat him.. he is so funny. He keeps trying to hide behind me.

Welcome to all the newbees here .. I love all the pictures!!!

I will have to get new pictures up soon
Trailer training and potty training is all the same, you got to show them whos the boss and that they can do it for themselves.

Back to Stella and her trailer training. I mentioned earlier I gave up and got a young Parelli trainer to come around. Now this is after months of fighting Stella and within an hour Stella was loading and unloading with ease and not being lead on, but getting on by her self. Unloading, Stella used to come out of the trailer like a cannon ball, now calm.

Bugs had only been in the trailer a couple of times so on sunday when ready to come home I changed the way he was loaded from being lead on to being pressured from behind. What a difference no issue with loading.

I am a convert. I said convert not convict, to the Parelli method and intend learning more. The young lady I mentioned was Knee high to a grass hopper and Stella was 10 feet tall and would not mover her shoulders, she would swing her ample butt out of the way but not her shoulders. She explained what Stella was playing at, stood her ground untill Stella gave in and moved her shoulders away from pressure then it was all over she reduced Stella's standing in the herd to second place.

Me, Im still at the bottom of the pecking order with bugs. So the pecking order is Wife, (Kate, wifes horse) (James, Erne, the cats) and fighting for the next position is myself, Bugs, Stella.

On a serious note I intend to take a few lessons from this young trainer I am sure it will help me.

Now a question for all What do you do to get the confidence back, mine seems to have gone on holiday and there is only so much rum I can drink before I can't even see the horse, let alone ballance on its back, but the landings don't hurt. I feel my confidence was higher after I had the heart attack last December than it is now. Got me scratching my head.
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post #6080 of 29437 Old 12-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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I would but my wife piles junk on every thing that has a surface.
In a forum where we are out numbered by 99 to 1 by the fairer sex not to mention mare's, your comment may be viewed as fighting talk.
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