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        12-06-2012, 10:37 AM
      #6091
    Weanling
    Corgi. Sounds like the ride of a life time. Those are the times that stick with us forever. Stan. I havent been around here very long. And I tend to get a little long winded..lol.. but I told the story of my horse that kept jumping off of mountains. Well.. I told that cause of your problems..and from the first time I found this thread the first thing I read was you and stella.and the problemsyou were having. By the time I finally decided to make her a brood mare. I was where you are saying your at now. After and entire life of horses by mid thirties. I just didnt have it in me anymore. When I rode a nice broke saddle horse..broke by me I might add.. the love or horses.and riding came flooding back.i havent read from the time I been here about you going on a great horse back ride. So for me..of course your not looking forward to riding.working a horse. I know if you keep at it. It will happen. Cause honestly. Horses and riding is really a love story. And love can be fickle we need successes for it to continue. Have your perelli trainer and you take both your horses and go for a long. Fantastic ride. She can help you. And you get out. On top of your horse. All summer I been working with a young man that always wanted to train horses. And so much of what I ended up doing was keeping him positive horse require all of us. Mind body and soul. And if any one of those three..mind body and soul is missing when your with your horse. The horse turns into a ship with out a rudder. Find what part is missing. Or two parts that are missing.fix them.. get them back. And it will be what it use to be. Good luck. Happy trails.. and ride safe everyone.
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        12-06-2012, 12:44 PM
      #6092
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by corgi    
    Hey everyone!

    Such a busy time of year. I hate the shorter days. Depresses me to leave to go to work when it is dark and drive home from work in the dark!

    Isabella and I hit a milestone is our partnership on Sunday. Hubby didn't feel well so I went to the farm by myself. A trainer was there giving lessons so I just rode around in the arena, staying out of their way. Isabella was very cooperative and I felt like attempting something she has always refused.....going on the trail alone!

    Isabella will go anywhere I ask her to go, as long as there is another horse with us. I understand that it is because she didn't trust me enough as her leader. I decided to see if that had changed.

    I told the trainer what I was going to do in case I didn't come back! LOL

    When I got to the entrance of the woods, Isabella hesitated and I urged her to walk on....and she did!!!!

    It was just a short trail but we did it. I stopped her halfway and made her bend for some treats. I could tell she was a little nervous still so I wanted to make it a nice experience for her. We stood there for a while while she ate a couple of treats.

    When we reached the end of the short trail, we can turn left and go over a bridge to more trails, or take a right and head back to the barn. I wasn't going to push my luck and planned on ending our day on a good note but Lady Isabella made the choice for me. She made a quick turn to the right and attempted to bolt back to the barn. She had a full on gallop for about 6 strides, but I got her back under control and we walked nicely back to the barn where I made her work some more before the ride ended.

    So, even though she tried to bolt back home when we were finished, I still view it as a major victory! We went on a trail by ourselves!!! We have come a long way.

    CW, glad to see you back on here!!

    Stan, so sorry you had to walk your new horse around on the trek but I am happy that Stella is loading for you now. I think you should keep both of them for a while.
    Corgi that is a great milestone congratulations
    Its nice to be back too
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        12-06-2012, 12:48 PM
      #6093
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by oobiedoo    
    CW congrats on the babies:) next thing you know all your money and time will be spent on little bitty boots and ponies, just speaking from experience.

    Stan. Maybe your confidence is wherever mine is? My energy has gone missing too. I haven't worked since early September and still haven't ridden Judy Judy Big Ears again.i did get on a friends mare, not even as tall as Judy and I thought my daughter and friend were going to hurt themselves laughing at my attempt to mount without a leg up.
    I did get a Chicks catalog today and they have a mounting stirrup for western saddles. Might have to get one.

    Y'all take care and have fun and you find my missing confidence and energy please send them home as they're very much missed around here.

    Thank you I don't really think so
    My money goes to Starbucks lol
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        12-07-2012, 01:36 AM
      #6094
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Corgi - Yay! That's an awesome accomplishment!
    CW - oh you know my money goes right to Starbucks as well...I try to stay away but the force is just too strong.

    Had our lesson yesterday and today. Were tough lessons, but we're progressing. Something new to share, we halted from a canter, and then departed the halt into a canter. She listened and it was an amazing feeling. I'm sure I was smiling like a big goof ball!
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        12-07-2012, 02:07 AM
      #6095
    Started
    Yep Stella and I are parting company for a while. Ill keep her healthy and on her toes now and again, but I need some me time. Last good time I had with Stella was March getting on 9 months ago now. Only just realised how long its been.

    Well new gates to be hung tomorrow then time working with Bugs, and with a little luck a ride on Sunday. He will have some issues dealing with new things but I expected that. We have had some very bad weather here over this week. A tornado went through a suburb in Auckland the other day, three men lost there lives and several persons are in hospital. It is a very rear ocassion for us to have that kind of storm in NZ, its cold at present and they say there is global warming. I wonder where.
         
        12-07-2012, 11:48 AM
      #6096
    Weanling
    Lets see stan. Global warming. Its still raining in montana. When I normally have a few feet of snow.was just thinking about planting some banana trees.hope everyone is having a great week..suppose to get a powerdering of snow this week. Would be nice if it froze finally to get rid of the mud. Im going to be having some serious hoof issues once it dries out. Im thinking that's what my winter is going to be. Doctoring hoofs. Ride safe everyone
         
        12-07-2012, 12:58 PM
      #6097
    Weanling
    fighting talk

    She is kind of obsessive/compulsive in that respect. We have an agreement. I overlook her one fault and she seldom mentions any of my many.
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        12-07-2012, 01:07 PM
      #6098
    Weanling
    Is there any way to immediately remove a post? Something weird is going on. I send a post and it doesn't post. I rewrite it and then it posts twice.
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        12-07-2012, 01:09 PM
      #6099
    Weanling
    Well at least your bride admits to only one fault..lol
         
        12-07-2012, 01:14 PM
      #6100
    Weanling
    No she doesn't. Is that a fault?
         

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