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post #7631 of 29437 Old 03-24-2013, 11:31 AM
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Great to hear from you Fahntasia Doc is doing Great Bre Loves him so much. She has taken him on mini trail rides and he is so easy going bare back and in saddle. I thought for sure he would get antsy in the pasture riding but he didn't. I have only been on him once and he felt good.
I know the Pooped thing .. I am just lucky owning my business I can get on at work in down time. But at the salon in kinda my relax time after that it is GO GO till bed time. Between the pet sitting business and then the the barn and doing chores and feeding and trying to ride..... I actually may enjoy the move with no more work for everyone elses horses......
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Critter: your new boy is adorable, how is he doing?

If I forgot anyone, very sorry, there were a ton of pages to go through!

I've been trolling the thread when I have had time, it's been totally mental here, between Sapphira, work and home im pooped! We have been preparing for show season, we aced a mock level 1-A test last week in dressage, and "I think" we are ready......

I am also going to change barns. Reason is a whole bunch of things that accumulated to the breaking point of me saying enough is enough!

Today my girl had a gash on her head behind her ear, no idea how she got it and she was completely head shy for the first 20-30 minutes I spent with her. Done with always wondering what I'll find next...So im changing to a barn that is WAAAY nicer, air exchanger in every stall, nutritionist, very open barn area, all day turnout seven days a week with their own personal paddock, and its only $25 more expensive then im currently paying ha ha ! Ill post pics once she gets settled in. I am so angry still at finding her hurt, it was just the last straw.

Sapphira and I are getting along like gangbusters, she's very curious, and still such a baby at times lol. She's going very well under saddle, but is still testing me with every ride for the first 10 minutes She is quite the funny mare, her trick of the week was diving into her mash and flipping it on me from her feeding trough, she then bobbed her head at me lol, i'm sure she was a pig in another life lmao!

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post #7632 of 29437 Old 03-24-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry no updates on me riding yet

We need to focus on moving to a bigger place

Welcome all the new members

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post #7633 of 29437 Old 03-24-2013, 08:06 PM
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Cacowgirl, yes tack shopping! Well...I didn't exactly go, as our nearest one is an hour and a half away. I usually try to make a day of it!
Actually I've been holding off buying tack b/c I'm going to a big symposium soon, and I was hoping to trade in my old huntseat saddle and find something that would work now! Fun stuff for sure!

Also Cacowgirl, I believe you are the one who asked...7 hour trail ride.....yes, I wasn't exaggerating. My husband and I took a two week, 6 state tour last summer. My uncle lives in MT and got his friend to take me into the mountains...it was a 'bucket list' thing for me. I felt OK during the ride, it wasn't until we jumped in the car to head towards WY the next morning that yeeoooww my bumm hurt! THREE days later when we made it to CO and I took a ride through the Garden of the Gods it STILL hurt...but of course I didn't tell anyone! This was a chance of a lifetime!!



Sunday night.......back to the grind tomorrow, but only a three day week for me......I can hang on! HOw about all of you?

Thanks to all of those who are welcoming the newbies! I think I am going to like it here!

Have a good one all!
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post #7634 of 29437 Old 03-24-2013, 10:56 PM
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This week is crunch time I have alot to do. And I'm going to be nervous this next month. Till I get the boys moved.

I did do something this weekend that made me feel good. A fellow friend And former hf lady had $500 I. Hay stolen from her The man is a Canadian living in the is so there is nothing they can do. ;(. Well her horses were going to either starve as there is 8 to 10 feet of snow on the ground. I helped her fine and paid part of the fee for more hay. They are delivering it tomorrow. I feel good that I could help the horses.
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post #7635 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 06:46 AM
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Morning all

Critter: Doc looks like a REALLY comfy ride, I'm so glad he settled in so well and that Bre fell in love with him I fully believe in karma, you did a great thing, and will be rewarded for it!

Nicker: Welcome to the forum, we are a great bunch on this forum, some of us are a bit scatterbrained, but that is the prerogative of age

Eh tack shopping....I have accumulated so much crap in the 8 months I have had Sapphira it blows me away.....I need another locker just to put stuff in lol. Next "big" purchases are a beautiful dressage bridle, and a gorgeous dressage saddle. But the saddle wont be until next year as she will be 5 and pretty much filled out and up.

I made the leap, I went to see the barn yesterday, its gorgeous, windows in every stall, well lit, horses are the main priority, and it smells clean...
Shipping has been arranged, she will be in her new home on Sunday, I am soooo nervous, no idea why....I wont be telling the barn owner until the last minute that I'm leaving. My only problem is this, I really like my riding coach, but she's friends with the BO, do I tell her today at my lesson, or wait to tell her?

I lunged my sassy brat yesterday, she now does transitions properly, before she learned some manners it was just a mad dash around the ring with me spazzing and yelling WHOA! Continuously and praying to all the gods out there that she doesn't break something lol. She did decide that at the end of our session there was a horse eating monster somewhere in the arena, and wanted to spook, we just couldn't find it

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post #7636 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 07:05 AM
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Morning all

Critter: Doc looks like a REALLY comfy ride, I'm so glad he settled in so well and that Bre fell in love with him I fully believe in karma, you did a great thing, and will be rewarded for it!

Nicker: Welcome to the forum, we are a great bunch on this forum, some of us are a bit scatterbrained, but that is the prerogative of age

Eh tack shopping....I have accumulated so much crap in the 8 months I have had Sapphira it blows me away.....I need another locker just to put stuff in lol. Next "big" purchases are a beautiful dressage bridle, and a gorgeous dressage saddle. But the saddle wont be until next year as she will be 5 and pretty much filled out and up.

I made the leap, I went to see the barn yesterday, its gorgeous, windows in every stall, well lit, horses are the main priority, and it smells clean...
Shipping has been arranged, she will be in her new home on Sunday, I am soooo nervous, no idea why....I wont be telling the barn owner until the last minute that I'm leaving. My only problem is this, I really like my riding coach, but she's friends with the BO, do I tell her today at my lesson, or wait to tell her?

I lunged my sassy brat yesterday, she now does transitions properly, before she learned some manners it was just a mad dash around the ring with me spazzing and yelling WHOA! Continuously and praying to all the gods out there that she doesn't break something lol. She did decide that at the end of our session there was a horse eating monster somewhere in the arena, and wanted to spook, we just couldn't find it
On that is a Delma. We are getting ready to move too. I found a barn I love. It's way way more. I told bre if we went there I would have to sell Cody. Bre said mom I don't need all that fancy stuff lets go to the less $$ one. So we went and looked and talked to the BO . Now we move at the end of the month. My BM knows. But BO don't. So we will see what happens. I don't have issues at all with the BM other than she's moving ;(. Just the BO
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post #7637 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 08:15 AM
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The man is a Canadian living in the is so there is nothing they can do

That's a load of hooey. Either the police don't want to do anything or someone has told an untrue story about the theft of the hay.
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Had a really wet day Saturday morning that turned into a beautiful afternoon then enjoyed a gorgeous afternoon yesterday after church. Spent most of it out in the yard with the kids...

Here is a pic of the DW and 5 of the 10 kids. The new big kid is enjoying being alone with the the hay ring at the time of the pic and the other 4 K-9 kids are relaxing in the house watching Lady and the Tramp.

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post #7639 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 10:16 AM
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The man is a Canadian living in the is so there is nothing they can do

That's a load of hooey. Either the police don't want to do anything or someone has told an untrue story about the theft of the hay.

It is VERY true on many counts SB.. you want his name and you can try to go after him?
All they can do is ship him home.

You may not believe and are a skeptic of alot of things. But I know this to be 200% true. The a$$ took $500 for the hay and then Sold the hay to someone else that he was supposed to Hold for the Buyer. IT does not matter Karma will get him and the horses have more hay now. And will be taken care of.
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post #7640 of 29437 Old 03-25-2013, 10:45 AM
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Must practice loading today

My awesome DH dug my horse trailer out of the snowbank so daughter and I could take my Arab gelding, Koolio and our very green Welsh x Hano mare, Himmy to the stable yesterday for a ride. Part of the reason for this trip was to give my daughter a chance to try out her new dressage saddle before the fitter comes on Tuesday. As always, Koolio was a perfect gentleman in all respects and Himmy, although very green, was pretty good.

Trailering was a little more challenging. Again, Koolio was awesome, but Himmy was a bit reluctant to load up when we left home. I drove very slowly as the roads were rough with snow and ice in spots, but then we met the train at the crossing, and the conductor blowed his whistle over and over. Poor Himmy couldn't see what the monstrous noise was. She settled as soon as it passed, but the event seemed to have rattled her for getting back in the trailer when it was time to come home.

I don't think she was really scared, just being stubborn, but she had no intention of getting on that trailer. We pulled and pushed and prodded and coaxed for over 30 minutes to get her in. Working in the slippery snow made it they much more frustrating for all of us. We did finally get her in and get her home, but tomorrow we take her and the other mare back for saddle adjustment and fitting. She will also be hauled regularly to lessons once the snow melts, so we will have to work on practicing loading ASAP. The trailer is a two horse straight haul, so if anyone has any suggestions for loading a reluctant horse, please share them!
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