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post #6781 of 29438 Old 01-23-2013, 10:11 PM
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I am a month away from 72. I didn't think I would still be breaking horses at my age. My five year old Qtr. horse had not been ridden before I started him. The Standardbred we bought last fall drives and had been ridden and is gentle but didn't know any basic things like stopping so I was working on him before the snow got deep. I figured Gilly was the last horse I would be starting from scratch but then he died at the age of four and I had to start over again. The thing is, I just can't stand to ride a horse I haven't trained myself. I shod horses for Jo Durham. She was a racehorse trainer in our area and still breezing race horses when she was over 70. Some of the ranchers in our area are are still riding into their eighties. My daughter says it is what keeps me alive. Yeah, it's great if it doesn't kill you. You know, it's not only the riding but the cleaning and shoeing and building and stacking hay. Keeping busy doing healthy things really does keep you young.
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post #6782 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 04:51 AM
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Took Bugs out for a two hour ride this evening. He was a pain in the butt, but I persisted, hell he is an uncomfortable ride when he is in this mood.
Our treking horses have to stop on command and stand and wait. Bugs had basic training by a rodeo rider who specialises in roping calves.
So when the command to Woah is given he stops and wants to back up and then go forward again so we are having an argument. I've got it sorted on the ground but not on his back.

I have got to say short backed horses can be uncomfortable when striding out. I intend to get Stella going this weekend to compare. She may not be a pretty horse but with the longer back, in comparasion, she glides and covers the distance with long strides.

Bugs will need much training and in a hurry if he is to graduate to any status as a trekking horse. But it was a good day even though he was confused.
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post #6783 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Awe Stan sorry to hear Bugs is having a hard time
hope he gets more training too

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post #6784 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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good morning everyone
nice to see you all again the swelling in my knee has gone down
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post #6785 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 02:00 PM
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Cw I am glad the swelling has gone down. I hope it keeps it up

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post #6786 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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I hope to start riding my stationary bike soon

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post #6787 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 04:54 PM
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Just stopping by really quick to say hello.
CW, glad your kneww is doing better! Take it easy.
Grace, I hope you had a great time today.

We got our first snow overnight. I had to come in to work but stopped by to see how Isabella was doing in the snow. Can't tell if she likes it or not. I am thinking not. She has arthritis and I am sure her joints hurt when it is cold.

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post #6788 of 29438 Old 01-24-2013, 08:15 PM
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Wow 72 that is awsom, I hope I am still going strong at your age :)

Yesterday, we had all the babies branded, had their tet shots, and then the farrier, so all tootsies were done, quick halter, leading lesson and then within the hour they were all fast asleep in their paddocks. Today, more hadling with the 4yr olds, man they are so big, but big softies so thats good, then riding my youngster this arvo.

Tomorrow they get a day off as its Australia day :)
- Have a great day everyone
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post #6789 of 29438 Old 01-25-2013, 12:30 AM
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Just stopping by really quick to say hello.
CW, glad your kneww is doing better! Take it easy.
Grace, I hope you had a great time today.

We got our first snow overnight. I had to come in to work but stopped by to see how Isabella was doing in the snow. Can't tell if she likes it or not. I am thinking not. She has arthritis and I am sure her joints hurt when it is cold.

Once again, my picture is sideways. Why does this happen sometimes?????
Are you turning the camera on its side to get a better photo if you do, that is how. It will down load or up load on its side. What ever I'm confused now. I some times display your photos on my wide screen tv 50 inch but found it to **** difficult having to get she who must be obeyed to hold the TV on its side so I could view the photo right way up. Took a while to work out if i turned my head all would be fine, Thick aye.
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post #6790 of 29438 Old 01-25-2013, 12:43 AM
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Awe Stan sorry to hear Bugs is having a hard time
hope he gets more training too
Hey CW Bugs will be fine all he needs is to learn patience, and the rest will follow. He will get the training he needs. This weekend its a long weekend we get monday off work so three days of working horses rain hail or shine.

He has stopped trying to lunge up hills, only took two outings to get that one sorted. He gets his teeth done in a week so ill have a better idea of his age. Bugs is supposed to be 6 years, I have my doubts, I have the feeling he is younger. His behavour and his voice. It has not dropped down yet and is very immature sounding.

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