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post #7351 of 29437 Old 03-02-2013, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all!

Back from the sunny beaches, I guess we had to come back sometime...a thick turtleneck sweater does not go well with a tan though. Got good pics of the trail ride throught the maui mountains, was sooo much fun. The guide asked how experienced we were (we were the only ones that morning for the ride) and when he heard we had a horse and had quite a bit of experience, he let us canter behind him up the trails and through little valleys! Have never done that before, I now see why treks and trail riding has such allure...its an incredible rush to gallop in the open not caring about your equitation, or what you look like. I even wore a cowboy hat, rode in a Western Saddle and neck reined! Aren't you all proud of me???? Pics to come...

I'm all caught up in the thread, now to see if I respond to the right people:

CW: hey lady! Hows the knee? Thought of you on my trail ride as the guide was telling us all about the horses there, and that he even had two that were so gentle anyone would have been safe to ride them. I thought how you would so love to gently walk that trail...if you ever go to Maui you have to go ride that trail.

Stan - yep, ladytrails is correct, I'm the one with the trailer cam. Best investment for trailering besides the BeKalm paste. I love it! I can clearly see whats going on back there while driving, and also attach it above my hitch as I'm backing to get it right on. Mines the Trailer Eyes model. Sorry about Kate, what a perfect example of being a mare

Corgi - congrats on the new car! How exciting! And so glad to hear Scuffy is doing better. I so know what you mean about colic, it is so scary. Our bout back in August still freaks me out to think about, and brings tears to my eyes remembering how miserable she was.

Critter - you mention using Ace to get Grace loaded...have you had success with that with Grace? I ask because it has no affect on Kes whatsoever. The BeKalm paste though sets in 2 hours and lasts I think another two, and does wonders. She doesnt even flinch at the trailer.

Montana - so good to hear from you again and that you've got internet again!

Anyone heard from Susan or Eagle or J in NY or Fahntasia? It's been awhile...

Awe Grace thank you for thinking of me
Way to go with riding western
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post #7352 of 29437 Old 03-02-2013, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hi! I've just found this group, and want to say hello! I'm 57 this Sunday, and just gotten back into riding. Haven't had a horse since I was 17!

Although one of the things I enjoy is being at a barn with lots of adults of different ages, and riding with them, I am interested in having a community of other "seasoned" riders.

I've got a 7 year old, never raced, VERY GENTLE thoroughbred rescued from a feed-lot auction in August. We've been doing short trail rides and walking along quiet(ish) roads. The winter has been very icy here. Last week something flew up right behind us and she spooked, jumping sideways a few feet. I hit the pavement on my right side (buttock and elbow). The rest of the horses at the barn, nearby, heard this and whinnied, and she galloped off to the security of home.

I was crawling over to put my elbow in the snowbank, when two different women in cars, having just passed my running horse, slowed down to pull around me in the road, (one even met my eyes), and kept on driving! A young guy was the next person by and he stopped. I was able to get in his car, back to the barn, and someone drove me home. My horse was frightened by the whole event (she's young) but had only some scrapes where she jumped a stone wall to get home.

After a week of being home and in pain, what my MD described as, "the biggest hematoma I've ever seen!". It's lucky that I landed on my "crumple zone", as no bones were involved, but I have a HUGE right buttock swelled with blood. Did I mention HUGE? I've changed my phone ringtone to, "I like big butts" in want of some comic relief.

Most difficult has been being inert for this long - the barn work, outdoors and horses are my therapy. I feel OLD, OLD, OLD - and I don't like it! I remember when falling off meant a couple of days of bruised ego and bruised body, not a significant injury with big impact on your activity.

I don't think I"ll be in the saddle for a month or more, and I know that the groundwork that I can do during this time will pay off, but RATS!!!

Any other tales of bruised butts appreciated!

Best,

Marcie

Hi Marcie welcome
That is some scary story
I am happy you broke no bones
People can be cruel in passing an injured person

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We are having lots of rain these days
Not liking it too much

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Hunter I am sorry you BO lost all the hay in the rain

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Yes she charges 25 a hour. Came highly recommended. Grrrrr
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Here is the trainer thats as far as we got

Here is wherever left it last night.

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How frustrating. I can't believe she got that far into the trailer and stopped. I had a horse that went that far into the trailer and stopped. There were several men helping to load her. They held hands behind her behind and shoved her on in. I think that they strained their backs doing it, but at least they got tough guy bragging rights.

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How frustrating. I can't believe she got that far into the trailer and stopped. I had a horse that went that far into the trailer and stopped. There were several men helping to load her. They held hands behind her behind and shoved her on in. I think that they strained their backs doing it, but at least they got tough guy bragging rights.
Can you send them up. At this point I really could use them
Yeah I will be having the trainer come back I think if we can get her that to that point we can push her ass in.
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Can you send them up. At this point I really could use them
Yeah I will be having the trainer come back I think if we can get her that to that point we can push her ass in.
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I'm sure that they would gladly load her and transport her, but the cost would be too much since it is so far. Just don't stand behind her because she may run over you. They held hands behind my horse and shoved. It worked. The whole things went so fast that the door was shut by the time she figured it out. One of the guys was a trainer and he took her home and taught her to load among other things.
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