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post #6271 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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yea it may snow here too
Does not feel like Christmas with out snow
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post #6272 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 05:16 PM
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the cook that wasnt impressed. Part due
So this darn horse didnt have a whoa on him at all. And if I pulled on the rains it decided it was time to take off.. so I put this really kicky mule in last place on the back string. And of course explained my reasoning to the cute cook. That when I said whoa pulled the rains and it took off. It would run into the back of the kicky mule..get kicked and learn that when I say whoa he should stop or he will get kicked. Well that worked so well I felt like I was making up for some lost time with said cook. And after about four days traveling. The horse had a pretty ok whoa. But when ever I stepped on him as I swung up the horse would take off side ways and run as far as it took me to get my leg over it so in my mind I thought the mule kicking worked so well.. I figured I would do the same thing with the running tothe side as I mounted. Well after explaining to the cook what a genius I was. And setting the whole pack string ready to go. Lead my ex rodeo horse out about twenty feet from them onthe side and proceeded to swing on.. well as planned.the horse takes off sideways a mile a minute. And I just stood in my stirrup with my right knee on the saddle waiting for thim to run into the mules. And im pretty sure I was looking good at this point. The old ex rodeo horse ran into the side of the pack string. And as I figured one turned and was going to kick the horse as I calmly said whoa and it was at this time I got this idea that with the mule right on his side. There was no way I could put my leg down or im going to get my knee busted with a big old kick from the mule and as I stood in the saddle. Debaiting how im going to look good as this unfolds when this old ex rodeo horse spun and took off across this huge meadow we camped in. I mean just laid down and ran. But instead of falling off the back of the horse as it spun I went down by its front shoulder and as much as I love saddle horns for roping. Dragging things.holding on im shear tear when it slide down my stomach and became lodged under my belt and shaps suspending me feet straight up in the air . Im sure this old horse didnt know what to make of it. I know I didnt. Front hooves beating across a beautiful meadow inches from your head isnt a very fun way to go. And I got to thinking this oll meadow is almost a mile across it and at this rate we are going to hit the trees flat out. With me dangling feet up off this horse/. I figured I might have just out foxed myself on this one but the old rodeohorse decided about half way across this meadow that he would rather buck then run so he dropped his head..and went to pitchinghard. Ever try to suck your stomach in and try to help lift yourself off a saddle horn as a horse bucked and every third jump made my legs curl and my spurs would dig into my //well you understand. Well with some luck.alot of praying somewhere between 8and 13 jumps I finally lifted off the saddle horn and lit face first in the beautiful meadow. Was actually the one time I really didnt mind hitting head first/.. so.. as I got up.. and the cook comes riding over to me. Trying to keep a straight face and act concerned for my health.. it was one of many times I swore I would never try to look good around anyone ever again. And no. Many times I have wished I kept my word to myself on never trying to look good. We did finally get the trip through the wilderness. I lived. Little banged up// but pride very beat up. She laughed about that till she stoped cooking for the outfitter five years later. Long five years too .. ride safe everyone
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post #6273 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 05:23 PM
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Hi all! Just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!
Looks like we're going to have a white Christmas this year thanks to the storm that blew through here last week. We still have plenty-o-white left over from it to make it really feel like Christmas. :)
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post #6274 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 06:51 PM
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Merry Christmas to all of you.
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post #6275 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 08:48 PM
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We went to my BIL's for the holiday-about an hour & a half a way-higher elavation-we had some rain & snow while there & wind, but their new pellet stove is really effecient-I had to take off a couple of layers to be comfortable.
We had a nice meal & I got the turkey carcass to bring home & will make a pot of soup tomorrow. The fire is going here & we are comfy-it is a lovely day.

Merry Christmas to all!
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post #6276 of 29437 Old 12-24-2012, 11:28 PM
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Merry Christmas everyone, hope santa brought you and your family (2 legged and 4 legged) everything you wished for! =D
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post #6277 of 29437 Old 12-25-2012, 12:12 AM
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post #6278 of 29437 Old 12-25-2012, 09:10 AM
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Merry Christmas Horse Forum friends!!!
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post #6279 of 29437 Old 12-25-2012, 11:23 AM
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Merry Christmas to one and all. Still snowing here.so its a very white one.
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post #6280 of 29437 Old 12-25-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Good Morning everyone
Merry Christmas to you all

This is what I received from Marc
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