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        12-08-2012, 01:18 PM
      #6111
    Trained
    Hi everyone nice to see everyone here again
         
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        12-08-2012, 01:36 PM
      #6112
    Weanling
    Anyone ever notice that on our thread of oldies.that we post and talk more then any thread I've seen..its like we don't know when to shut up..lol..i love that..lol
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        12-08-2012, 01:47 PM
      #6113
    Started
    Hi all, the photo I posted of the horses in the swimming hole is my aim with Bugs. And of course a ride.
    Yesterday I hung the gate and stretched some wire. Bugs was there the whole time. He took off when I towed the trailer behind the quad but got curious aftr a short time and come on up for a look. The fence was the most interesting his behaviour was more like a dog than a horse. As I was stretching out the wire and fixing onto the posts he was beside me the whole way. I would pull the wire through the rings making a lot of noise stopping every 4 yards for each post and there he was right beside me. I moved he moved, I stopped he stopped. The metre distance I insist he keep between us got a little close at times and I had to push him away as he was crouding me a little and getting in the way, but his nose was into what I was doing.

    The trailer, he started mouthing the tools that were in it, thought he was going to pick up the tape measure and check out my work for a while there. However while he had his head into things I started tapping on the steel side making considerabe noise, Bugs, well he continued doing what he was doing and his head was only feet from the hammer I was using.

    I was impressed with his attitude he followed me around like a puppy. Plastic bags rattling got him moving, so today is going to be new experence for him I am taking the puppy for a walk along the beach. Ill trailer him the mile to the beach that will give him more practice with loading. The beach is also a road so there will be the odd car which will give him a little more experence, the surf crashing, the wind. The feel of sand. Ill walk him a mile or so, so he settles, get him into the water and see what happens. If all goes well and he continues to listen to me when we get home Ill saddle him up and go out on the neighbours farm. I also put zink ointment on his nose for sun burn which he promply tried to share with me, all over my shirt.
         
        12-08-2012, 04:16 PM
      #6114
    Weanling
    Seventy two here and I intend to ride at least until I'm ninety.

    I used to ride the 16 plus hand tbs and did some of everything, fox hunting, events, endurance, showing, etc. Now I ride trails and love the technical ones. Now I ride a 14 h. "hony" and having the time of my life.
    I was always competitive but now I only compete with myself. Nothing to prove just pure enjoyment.

    I always heard that you must use it or lose it so I use it cause I sure don't want to lose it and be some old person who putters around the house.
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        12-08-2012, 05:55 PM
      #6115
    Yearling
    Welcome, Acorn.

    Just a quick note to you, Stan. This Bugs is sounding very, very good. I love how he is following you and interested in what you do, and settling quickly after new sounds/sights startle him. I have one like that and that behavior has a tendency to worm its way into your heart, doesn't it? Good luck with the beach experiment! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
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        12-08-2012, 11:18 PM
      #6116
    Trained
    Welcome Acorn nice to meet you
         
        12-08-2012, 11:44 PM
      #6117
    Weanling
    Some thoughts: With age comes wisdom and caution...and being chicken.
    Is there any other place except the doghouse?
    Stan I really comiserate with you for the cold weather you are experiencing. It was 19 degress f. (7.2 c.) here last night. P. Rose, you " ..finally got him in the saddle????"
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        12-09-2012, 12:14 AM
      #6118
    Weanling
    LOL Eliduc! Git to yer doghouse! :)

    Yea, I always thought I'd marry a rancher, but instead fell for this tall fella, totally city boy. Couldn't be more opposite. :)
    He knew from day 1 though that I am all country and that is that.
    We've been married almost 25 years and he has learned to build a darned nice fence, haul bales, vet a horse, etc. :)

    Here's the aforementioned saddle.


    Hubby aboard. I told ya, he is tall. My appy mare is about 14 and a half hands.
    Need to get the husband a taller husband broke trail horse.
         
        12-09-2012, 12:17 AM
      #6119
    Weanling
    She who must be obeyed, aboard. LOL. Right Stan? :)



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        12-09-2012, 12:18 AM
      #6120
    Weanling
    Profile of my mustang mare
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