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    03-13-2013, 02:21 PM
  #7511
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Originally Posted by Roadyy    
Stella has that look like you took the pic before she could do her hair or makeup...I've gotten that one from my wife before...lol


Good morning all,..

I got out in the smaller pasture/ paddock and pinned marker flags for a 50' round pen after feeding the horses.

There is a young man age 12 from my church who is the middle child, between older sister and younger brother who is trying to figure out his identity. After speaking with his mother about him and what is going on at this time in his life, I decided to offer bringing him to the house and letting him try his hand at horse work. He went from head down and Blah,,to head up, hoodie off and bright as the morning sun with no cloud in the sky.

They came out Saturday for an initial introduction to the horses and all went very well. I explained that it wasn't all play and there is work to do before the fun begins. I explained about the round pen needing built, stalls mucked, horses groomed and looked over, pasture poop drug and repairs on barn roof. He got more excited with each thing added to the list as if he was thankful for something that he can do.
He is a good kid who is part of a family we love dearly who are wonderful lovers of God. His mother is a preacher's daughter and his father is the music director for our church, so he is on a strict diet as to what aspects of the outside world he is subjected to. They are home-schooled as are our daughter and other daughters were.

This evening will be his first real work day as I pick him up this evening on my way home. We discussed him doing ring work with Sugar the 3 yr old so that they could see if they could train together in their growth. He knows that if after a 3 week trial period he still wants this then we will sit down and make a commitment contract so he doesn't decide in 3 months that his friends party is more important than his commitment to his work. I'm hoping this will build his already strong ethic values. I'm looking forward to it.
Good luck with mentoring this young man
     
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    03-13-2013, 02:37 PM
  #7512
Green Broke
To post pictures go to the advanced button below the box where you type your info. Click on the paperclip, browse and upload your photos, close window, click on paperclip again and insert photos.
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    03-13-2013, 04:50 PM
  #7513
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Good luck with mentoring this young man
Thank you. He is eager to find something that can be his thing. I'll make I have his mother's permission to post pics of him working with the horses before posting those. I figure he will get some time leading a couple of the horses around this evening while I finish marking out the lay out for the round pen then let him work the manual backhoe.
     
    03-13-2013, 05:43 PM
  #7514
Green Broke
Roadyy-that is awesome to give this young man a chance to actually do some work & maybe find out if he likes horses. Sounds like it will be beneficial to you also.

Stan-has your wife ridden Stella before? Sounds like your friend's horse is coming soon, though?

Hope everyone is doing ok. We are having some nice, warming spring days. It really feels good to not have frozen body parts-haha. I plan on going into town tomorrow for groceries, etc & having lunch w/my neighbor that works there.
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    03-13-2013, 09:17 PM
  #7515
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Smile Funny guy!

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Originally Posted by Stan    
Its really quite simple but being over 40 that adds a different dimention to the delima of posting a photo. Remember some of us are +20 years north of forty so may not have that long to spend waiting. Don't take offense. I'm only playing with you. My first dozen or so attempts at posting photos went into cyber space never to be seen again.

CW your question of a safe horse for Roslyn. That horse is in the front paddock nursing a sore leg and is called Stella. She is safe won't do anything dirty. Just does all the horsey things one expects from a mare
And here she is.

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Sounds like Stan has a bit of a witty humor! I think I'm going to like this forum! Hahaha


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    03-13-2013, 11:22 PM
  #7516
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It was a nice evening for a bare back ride in the snow.




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    03-14-2013, 01:31 AM
  #7517
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Love Stella I know I would like her
How is Stella doing Stan?
She keeps chewing on the flesh that is hanging so tomorrow its the vet and have that piece cut off then cover it with manuka honey.

Does one ever wonder why something the hangs of the rear end of a bee can be so sweet that we try to farm it, remembering, it comes from the rear end and in flight do the bees take care of their ablutions thus adding that little bit of extra as they go. Makes you look at honey in a different light now doesn't it.
     
    03-14-2013, 01:33 AM
  #7518
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Originally Posted by Hunter65    
To post pictures go to the advanced button below the box where you type your info. Click on the paperclip, browse and upload your photos, close window, click on paperclip again and insert photos.
It worked for me
     
    03-14-2013, 02:07 AM
  #7519
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[QUOTE=Cacowgirl;1936360]Roadyy-that is awesome to give this young man a chance to actually do some work & maybe find out if he likes horses. Sounds like it will be beneficial to you also.

Stan-has your wife ridden Stella before? Sounds like your friend's horse is coming soon, though?

I love my wife but I love my horse more Roslyn has only ridden Stella in the paddock not out in open country.
I remember when she rode Savannah and inadvertantly gave her the signal to go. Well Savanah was only 17.2 hands at that time and young. Roslyn hung on for dear life as Savannah navigated around the cattle tracks on the side of a rather steep hill. Savannah thought it was great. She was brought up in hill country so going up, around, coming down, or crashing through under grouth it was all a big game to Savannah. Not so Roslyn.

Back to Stella. I have a different riding style to swmbo I talk to my horse and give verbal instructions I also try to stay as light on the bit as I can. Roslyn tried to teach Stella to back up but using the method seen in the rodio stopping on whoa and backing up a few paces.

So whoa and the associated rein signal means go back wards. Good for brakes. Not good in my mind for treking horses. Whoa mens stop and stand still. A very clear signal. Kate had the problem of going backwards and I think it was because the signal she had learnt to stop also ment go backwards. Confused horse. So in short is Roslyn riding Stella or Bugs. No, unless she can ride them my way and learn what the one rein stop is. Its the safe place for the horse and for the rider Stella knows it, Bugs is still learning. And after I saw Savannah take off I taught her it as well. But I've got to say. Take away the screeming and Savannah was very impressive. She is half clyde and half TB that's a hell of a mix if you want to have a horse to use for the hunt.

Bugs and Stella are safe from she who must be obeyed when I'm at work. I hide the ladder, she is to short or the horses to tall

Would I let her on Stella again, yes, and the reason. No not because Im soft, Not because I like my wife more than the horse, but because if you don't do it Stella's way, you don't do it. I learn't that one very quickly. Stella taught me to listen to her signals.

And to finish off my little rant. Stella on her first try bitless and no photo shoot is complete without Bugs.

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    03-14-2013, 02:08 AM
  #7520
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Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
It was a nice evening for a bare back ride in the snow.




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Great photos.
     

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