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        12-13-2012, 01:42 PM
      #6161
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Yesterday and today are my lesson days...she did great yesterday. We had quite a bit of collection in all three gaits, she was listening to me much better (I was tougher with her, no more babying the horse). We're working on transitions, she's halting much better, she's half halting much better. Our trainer is awesome, Kes has come a long way since September.

    Speaking of dogs...I have a five pound min pin, the most loyal dog I've ever known. Min Pins are family friendly, but pick one person to be loyal to. Since I am the alpha in my house, she plicked me. She is also an alpha and between the two of us we run this place. She will love on the hubby, but only if I am home. If I'm gone, hubby says she will not come out of her den for anything. He thinks she's a traitor. Nope, she's just mine LOL
         
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        12-13-2012, 02:14 PM
      #6162
    Trained
    Good morning every one nice to see you all again
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        12-13-2012, 03:42 PM
      #6163
    Weanling
    I've been doing mostly arena work lately with Trampus, my Qtr. Gelding. We have three inches of snow on the ground so I decided to ride him out. He was a nut cake for no good reason since he has been getting ridden every day. He was spooking at non existent boogy men and on the muscle. I guess everything looks different when it's white. I decided to trot him up a nice long hill that he is familiar with to take the spunk out of him. It was a stupid mistake. He was fine going up but coming down he slipped, his hind quarters scooted out from under him and he went down kabam! I pushed my self out of the stirrups and avoided having his side land on my leg. He missed stepping on my hand by inches as he was scrambling to get up. That's the hand that I already had half my thumb amputated from after a previous non horse accident. (I tell people that I can only hitch hike going north now or that I used to be a virtuoso recorder player but now I can only play half notes. I sometimes say that I used to be a logger or a roper or that before the accident I cut up French Fries with an electric french fry machine for Inn & Out burgers which brings up all kinds of possibilities.) Anyhoo, I got back on and started to ride him down the hill but he was slipping so I got off and walked to the bottom.

    I thought at first I came out of it unscathed but then my chest started hurting. The trail on the hill is strewn with volcanic rocks in places and I must have landed on a small one. I had a bruise about the size of a half dollar on my chest. Bruised pride kept me from telling my bride about the incident until this morning.... not wanting to scare her away from horse activities. She asked if it still hurt. I said "Only when I move. I have a bruise on my chest." Then she asked, "Where was it?"

    I replied, "About two inches to the right of my left nipple." Then I realized that she meant where did it happen?

    This reminds me of when I was a down hill skier when I was younger. I was getting kind of cocky, thinking I was pretty good. Then one afternoon I found myself alone on this steep slope covered with a sheet of ice and with mogals four feet high. I was falling about every six feet. It was closing time and a ski patrol guy checking the slopes appeared at the bottom of the hill. He finally asked me, somewhat rudely I may add, if I needed help. "No No. I'm fine, " I lied.

    This morning my sweetie reminded me that I am not twenty years old anymore. I used to think I was a hell of a horse trainer.
         
        12-13-2012, 04:20 PM
      #6164
    Weanling
    Glad your ok eliduc. Sounds like a wild ride..lol. Gracy I never had any doubt you were in charge...lol now you got me thinking about past wrecks. Past ouwwies and dumb things I've done over the years. There is so many I can really set on just one. Maybe in time ill remember one that I actually got to walk away from..lol. But then if it wasnt for the wrecks how could we possibly know when to enjoy the good rides. I enjoy doing arena work..well with some horses. Some are just not made for arena working . I spent two years in new mexico breaking arabs. Had me some wild wrecks there. Got hit by a little lighting once. Chasing horses over a ridge. Thank my lucky stars my horse had shoes on. Or I probably would have been curly headed for life. Instead of just numb headed for years. But glad to say after a few weeks the horse could walk a straightline again.my eye stoped twitching by itsself .and the horses I was chasing came back on there own. So.. good ending after all..ride safe everyone..happy holidays
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        12-14-2012, 01:48 PM
      #6165
    Trained
    Hi everyone nice to be here again
    Love being here too
    Have a great day
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        12-14-2012, 02:20 PM
      #6166
    Started
    Just to anoy those experencing cold wet weather. In my neck of the woods the sun is shining no wind clear skys and warm.

    Bad weather is on its way though expected to arrive in a week.

    Off riding for the remainder of the day.

    Cheers all.
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        12-14-2012, 06:00 PM
      #6167
    Started
    I know I'm quite emotional anyway, so this story especially touched me...

    A couple was Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve and the whole place was heaving, packed with other last-minute shoppers.

    Walking through the shopping centre, the surprised wife looked up from a window display and noticed her husband was nowhere to be seen. She knew they had lots still to do and she became very upset.

    She rummaged in her handbag and found her mobile phoned and then used it to call her husband to ask him where he was.

    The husband in a calm voice replied: "Darling, you remember the jewellery shop we went into five years ago, where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we could not afford and I told you that one day I would get it for you...?"

    His wife's eyes filled with tears of emotion and she began to cry softly and stifling a sob she whispered:"Yes, I remember that jewellery shop..."
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    "Well," he said, "I'm in the pub next door to it."





    Back to my corner again.
         
        12-14-2012, 07:45 PM
      #6168
    Foal
    Fun reading eliduc's and montcowboy's tall tales...er...true confessions.....

    Or, I should say, thank God you're ok, but you both have a way with words that makes your hair raising tales pretty funny. Glad you have a sense of humor about almost buying the farm!

    All this from an old 60 year old lady who is chicken to lope because of her bad neck. O_o
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        12-14-2012, 10:21 PM
      #6169
    Trained
    Today I am not talking horses
    I pray for all the families that lost loved ones in the tragic
    Shooting that claimed the lives of 26 people 20 of them children
         
        12-14-2012, 11:41 PM
      #6170
    Foal
    The weather was nice again today, I went riding with some friends instead of getting the Christmas tree up. I think it's suppose to rain tomorrow so there's still a chance I'll get it up sometime before the 25th.
         

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