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        01-06-2013, 08:13 PM
      #6561
    Green Broke
    Oops lady trails. Stupid smart phone lol
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        01-06-2013, 08:14 PM
      #6562
    Green Broke
    Just dropping hubby at airport. Gone for 2 weeks. Oh we'll more pony time
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        01-06-2013, 09:08 PM
      #6563
    Yearling
    Hi all!

    Go HAWKS!!!

    Had such a fun lesson last week I just had to share. My usually unflappable mare was completely flighty. There's an Arab mare in training at our barn, and for some strange reason, she freaks Kes out. We were in the arena for our lesson, and the mare was in the crossties in the aisle way next to us. We were cantering, and every time we'd pass the Arab, Kes would jump sideways and break into a gallop. I'd tell her to quit it, and bring her back to a canter, and then as soon as we passed the Arab she'd ZOOM and jump again. It became her test, to see if I'd let her stop working or to see if she could get away with it. Then, the arab came into the arena to lunge. That's all she could think about, so we worked on getting her focused back on me. She finally got to rest when she listened again, but it took awhile and I enjoyed seeing a new side of her. I don't want it to continue, but it definitely changed up our usual lesson.
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        01-06-2013, 09:19 PM
      #6564
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by With Grace    
    Hi all!

    Go HAWKS!!!
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    What a painful game to watch as a Redskins fan! But congrats to all the Seahawk fans!

    Way to go Grace! Sticking with it and making her listen. It's things like that that make us better riders!
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        01-06-2013, 11:57 PM
      #6565
    Weanling
    Welcome to all the new folks

    Grace: Im glad things are going so well, your post had me LOL'ing, glad to see it's not only Sassy that get's the devil in her

    Corgi: Everytime you post about going on a long trail ride in your new saddle I cringe at the pain you might go through! Is the saddle any better?

    I watched my trainer ride Sapphira on Thursday, she has such beautiful movement, and she is sooooooo pretty it takes my breath away that this stunning horse is actually mine. She pulled her I am not working fit on the lunge line, apparently she was quite vigorous about it lmao! My trainer says she's going very well, is VERY stubborn and VERY smart, not a good combo, but she does want to please lol, she really does work her heart out when I ask her for just that little bit more.

    Had my lesson on Friday, it.was.fantastic! Sapphira went extremely well, she is so forward at the walk, trot, and canter it takes my breath away. Did groundwork, trotting poles, circles, yielding of forehand and haunches, whoa's, and stand over the weekend. Going to ride tomorrow morning, I don't want to bore her with -only- riding.

    She lost another tooth, this was her 4 year old tooth, the one in the front. She kept lipping my jacket, and tugging on it, I kept reprimanding her, and when I tried to check her mouth she kept tossing her head until......she spat it out of the side of her mouth. I laughed so hard at the expression on her face, it was priceless!! I picked up the tooth and put it with her things at home.

    Back to work for me on Tuesday, my week off was super! Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, happy trails and ride safe folks
         
        01-07-2013, 12:11 AM
      #6566
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    I must be one of the kucky ones and don't have horse injuries to speak about and I tip my hat to those with pain but still riding.

    Savanah is the only horse that has bucked and I had to dismount in full flight. Sav is a TB clyde cross one big girl and it was a long way down. I think what saved me from injury was my training when young, the way to land came automatically.

    She who must be obeyed is only just coming right after three weeks from her escapade with kate.

    CW if you were close Im sure Stella would be a great ride but you have to be the boss. She automatically tries to be the chief and takes on the roll of protector. This is some thing I have realised after riding Bugs he follows what I ask but Stella if she thought you were unsure she would take over and play the part of the leader checking out every nook and cranny for horse eating things.

    The trailer training she is going through is bringing her back in line so when I get brave enough Ill start riding her again. A little more ground work to make sure she is listening, at this point she is, but she is a red head and they are prone to changing moods. I know. Back to the corner for that one.

    For those that don't know Savannah is the horse at the bottom of the page and Stella is the avatar Bugs is still to make it.
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        01-07-2013, 12:18 AM
      #6567
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    Originally Posted by Fahntasia    
    Welcome to all the new folks

    Grace: Im glad things are going so well, your post had me LOL'ing, glad to see it's not only Sassy that get's the devil in her

    Corgi: Everytime you post about going on a long trail ride in your new saddle I cringe at the pain you might go through! Is the saddle any better?

    I watched my trainer ride Sapphira on Thursday, she has such beautiful movement, and she is sooooooo pretty it takes my breath away that this stunning horse is actually mine. She pulled her I am not working fit on the lunge line, apparently she was quite vigorous about it lmao! My trainer says she's going very well, is VERY stubborn and VERY smart, not a good combo, but she does want to please lol, she really does work her heart out when I ask her for just that little bit more.

    Had my lesson on Friday, it.was.fantastic! Sapphira went extremely well, she is so forward at the walk, trot, and canter it takes my breath away. Did groundwork, trotting poles, circles, yielding of forehand and haunches, whoa's, and stand over the weekend. Going to ride tomorrow morning, I don't want to bore her with -only- riding.

    She lost another tooth, this was her 4 year old tooth, the one in the front. She kept lipping my jacket, and tugging on it, I kept reprimanding her, and when I tried to check her mouth she kept tossing her head until......she spat it out of the side of her mouth. I laughed so hard at the expression on her face, it was priceless!! I picked up the tooth and put it with her things at home.

    Back to work for me on Tuesday, my week off was super! Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, happy trails and ride safe folks
    Does the tooth fairy visit horses
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        01-07-2013, 12:32 AM
      #6568
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    TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
    LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand....
    ______________________________________
    TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?


    SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.




         
        01-07-2013, 01:20 AM
      #6569
    Trained
    Good one Stan

    Good evening to all my friends here

    We are going to have a hockey season
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        01-07-2013, 03:10 PM
      #6570
    Weanling
    Hi everyone! Hoping you all enjoyed your first week of the new year.

    I just got home yesterday from spending an amazing weekend with my son at his new place. It's hard to believe that the little monkey will be 22 next week! Man time flies!
    It was so nice, though. It was like role reversal...he waited on ME hand and foot, cooked for me, and everything. We even got back into playing chess (something he and I always did when he was a kid)...and he whooped my fanny at it! I lost 5 of 6 games to him and that one was a stale mate. Since when did HE get so good?!

    Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say hello. Hoping with the warmer temps this week that some of the ice melts and I can get back in the saddle....I'm jonesing for a good ride!!!!
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