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        12-09-2012, 12:19 AM
      #6121
    Weanling
    My QH gelding. He's a Doc Bar/Two Eyed Jack bred fella.
         
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        12-09-2012, 12:22 AM
      #6122
    Weanling
    Montana Cowboy,
    It's nice to chat. I enjoy it, ya might have noticed. :)

    Acorn, my good friend Fran rides the Badlands still, and she's in her 70s.
    I like your philosophy.
         
        12-09-2012, 12:22 AM
      #6123
    Weanling
    Welcome acorn. Great pictures prairie... its either a taller horse or a shorter hubby..lol.. but then if he hauls hay and fixes fence..send him my way... hope everyone is doing good.finally got to winter here. Snow..sub zero weather. Darn it.ride safe everyone.. happy trails
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        12-09-2012, 12:25 AM
      #6124
    Weanling
    Prairie.. you have to admit.nothing is better then a solid built quarter horse. Just makes my happy seeing one. When you send your hubby to me for the hay hauling and fence fixing.just tell him I have a very tall well broke horse for him.. and I really do like that last picture.. can't beat that build.. ride safe
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        12-09-2012, 10:03 AM
      #6125
    Weanling
    Hi everyone, welcome Acorn

    Grace: I'm sooooo happy for you with all the progress you have made with Kes! Love hearing about them

    Stan: Sad that you have decided to "cut the cord" with Stella, but sometimes enough is enough. Glad that your looking forward to training your new boy

    CW: good god woman, where have you been! Sooooo happy to see you back on here

    Rose: your mustang is gooooorgeous!

    On to my sassy mare....I decided to have my trainer ride her once a week for a little while to get her trained up a little faster. I really thought I could do it with bi-weekly lessons but I got in over my head a little bit. Yes...i'm a soft touch with her....when she acts up I panic....is it the saddle, is she sore....did she hurt herself....

    My trainer told me to stop molly coddling her so much lmao and ride her through it. She is just being a baby and has my number. Yes yes I got everything checked out, neurotic mama that I am, her saddle is fine, she has no booboos except for the gauge on her forehead that makes her look like a 3 eyed poneh and got it from god knows what that's finally healing lol. (...must get some more bubble wrap....)

    Went for a trail ride with my trainer last week monday, she was fine, I was a mess, but we got through it.

    It is soo different when it's not your horse. Not that you don't care about it, but once you have your own, it becomes an extension of the family. I need to get a little tougher with her, and ride her like I should be.

    On a good note, when she does act up she has a natural "piaffe" with ALOT of knee action, I was sooo happy and pissed off (peed off that she was being a brat) at the same time lol! For those that do not know what on earth I am talking about heres a video of a piaffe it starts at 56 sec.:


    Off to work this morning, then going to ride my big Sassy mare. Have a great day everyone!
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        12-09-2012, 12:38 PM
      #6126
    Yearling
    Hey everyone!

    Went on a quick whirlwind trip to New York City yesterday. Spent 10 hours walking around the Big Apple and got home today at 2:30am. Now I am like a zombie today. I try to make it to NYC every December but I fear my aches and pains the next day mean I may be getting too old for that much walking!

    Haven't seen Isabella since Wednesday and haven't ridden since last Sunday. Trying to muster up enough energy to drive to the farm. It is drizzling and gloomy out so the chances of me getting motivated enough to do that are very small.

    I feel guilty when I am not riding or at least spending time with her.
         
        12-09-2012, 02:07 PM
      #6127
    Trained
    Nice Pictures Prairie Rose
    Nice to see you all again

    I was a bit depressed for a bit the rain does that to me though
    I still have the desire to ride still

    Nice to see you all again
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        12-09-2012, 04:03 PM
      #6128
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Prairie Rose    
    My QH gelding. He's a Doc Bar/Two Eyed Jack bred fella.
    Has anyone ever seen a four eyed jack?? Just curious.if two eyed jacks are good. Just think??????..... happy trails everyone..
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        12-09-2012, 04:15 PM
      #6129
    Weanling
    think they want to eat??

    Here is part of what I run into every morning . They think there starving to death. After the gate opens.they race to beat each other to the hay. Guess its important to them who gets the first mouth full. Notice the two on the right?? Curly hair. There my new curly horses. Interesting breed.never heard of them till this spring. Like poodles there anti-alergic.. some thing like that. People with alergies can be around them. Plus..trivia knowlege.the first picture of a curly horse was setting bull in late 1800.. I figured if people buy poodles..then why wouldnt they buy a poodle horse??? On my way to independently poorer then I already am..lol..ride safe everyone.
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        12-10-2012, 12:13 AM
      #6130
    Weanling
    Montana,
    Buddy is built like a brick you-know-what house. He is really coming along nicely under saddle. I have found that he eases into a nice, natural slow lope that is wonderful! He is really powerful, and when I gallop in a plowed field, the push from those hindquarters is kind of awe-inspiring. He packs some speed as well. He is pretty level-headed, thank goodness. I am no longer a fan of shenanignans. I like a horse that 'thinks' and doesn't just 'react'.

    Love, love love your curly horses! Do those curls shed out in spring? Great looking herd you have there!


    Country Woman,
    Sure wish you could come and visit me. I lead a rather wacky and constantly busy lifestyle, but I promise, we'd keep you in laughter in this household. Never a dull moment. I have horses that need riding also. You would not get bored!

    Hi Fahn,
    Your lady horse will be a fun one. :) She sounds like quite a character! I enjoy reading the 'happy' in your posts about her. :)

    Corgi, hope you had good walking shoes on for the Big Apple! :)
    I feel guilty sometimes too, that I don't get enough time to ride my horses as much as I want or I think they need....but a good horse friend told me something and it is quite true.
    He said, 'those horses in the field look really content and they aren't complaining, heck, they have it made'.
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