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    04-11-2013, 08:27 AM
  #7861
Green Broke
Shoot fireworks off at the cloud and see if that helps bust the water bubble.

Not much update on my end as we treated Boo's injuries and piddled around the pond watching the new baby ducks following momma. I'll try to get a better pic of them as they were born day before yesterday.There are 9 in total even though only 8 are in this pic. I like the top hat on the one at the bottom left....

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    04-11-2013, 09:13 AM
  #7862
Foal
Jealous of your ducks, Roadyy! We were hoping some ducks would settle on our pond when a male and two females started showing up regularly this past winter but I think they've been scared off by the neighbors' incessant gun-shooting.
     
    04-11-2013, 09:42 AM
  #7863
Foal
Hey over-40s crowd. Just curious if anyone has used a dressage saddle for trail riding? I'm a western rider, but want to learn dressage so recently got an Isabell Werth dressage saddle, which I love and it has to be the most comfortable thing I have ever sat in! I'm recovering from a tailbone fracture and just getting back to riding. What I love about this saddle is, it's almost springy, easy on a sore tailbone, and puts me in the correct seated position naturally without having to try hard to do so (something that's been hard for me to get right in my Western saddle...at my age and being a new rider)
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    04-11-2013, 10:26 AM
  #7864
Green Broke
I have ridden with people who sit in all different kinds of saddles. Remember the endurance saddle is ridden on long rides and as long as you are comfortable in it then I can't imagine there being a problem anymore, only a solution.

Glad you found something to allow you the comfort to RIDE and not detour you from it due to pain...Just remember the pain you are in when riding in an uncomfortable saddle and elate that to how the horse feels in an uncomfortable saddle...I guess I'm saying to make sure it fits the horse too...

Happy trails..


Fifi,, the ducks were in the pond when we moved in at the first of the year and I'm sure they were wondering what kind of roommates we were going to be until we started providing them with extra groceries...lol They have realized we intend them no harm and come right up to us when we are pouring their feed out by the pond. Can't touch them , but get very close. It's fun watching the male play with the dogs as he will come on the bank long enough for one of them to run at him, he jumps in the water until they walk away and replays this until the dog gets bored....lol
     
    04-11-2013, 10:39 AM
  #7865
Foal
Thanks Roady...by the way, your ducks are just adorable! The dressage saddle is actually a better fit for my mare than the Western saddle. It has an interchangeable gullett system, so with the medium-wide gullet, it is just about perfect for her. It is synthetic, so lighter weight as well. It's a bit to get used to though, as I feel so much more secure with that Western saddle horn I have always known to be there "just in case"
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    04-11-2013, 10:46 AM
  #7866
Weanling
Hi everyone! I haven't posted on this thread lately but have caught up on the news of the OPs in the last few weeks. All my best to all out there! Today is the day I get a little further from 40 and a lot closer to 50. I suppose it's not all bad but I find it just makes you think a little bit more than usual about your life so hence the post in this section.
Now with my reflection over to more serious matters. I am still on the lookout for spring. It has been an elusive season thus far and with the forecast of ice pellets and snow for tomorrow it appears it will be trumped again by Old Man Winter. Might get 20 to 30 cm of the white stuff. Just wondering...Has anyone seen spring? If you have, please redirect it towards me. I will be forever grateful!
     
    04-11-2013, 11:04 AM
  #7867
Foal
Hi Paint. I am inching closer to the big 50 too. My goal is to lose some more weight and be in the best shape of my life and to be a really good rider when 50 hits..2 years to achieve. We are still in winter wonderland here too. Dying for the snow to melt so I can do some raking and manicuring the yard

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Originally Posted by Paintlover1965    
Hi everyone! I haven't posted on this thread lately but have caught up on the news of the OPs in the last few weeks. All my best to all out there! Today is the day I get a little further from 40 and a lot closer to 50. I suppose it's not all bad but I find it just makes you think a little bit more than usual about your life so hence the post in this section.
Now with my reflection over to more serious matters. I am still on the lookout for spring. It has been an elusive season thus far and with the forecast of ice pellets and snow for tomorrow it appears it will be trumped again by Old Man Winter. Might get 20 to 30 cm of the white stuff. Just wondering...Has anyone seen spring? If you have, please redirect it towards me. I will be forever grateful!
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    04-11-2013, 11:15 AM
  #7868
Weanling
Glad to hear LITW, someone else is in the same situation with regards to the weather. We were spoiled last year with awesome temperatures in March. So it's just hard to see it drag on. I too have a new exercise plan this spring and will be starting it in the next few days. Have to get rid of the winter spread. I always feel rejuvenated by the spring and start exercising more and try to eat healthier too. I love the spring flowers and when the leaves come out on the trees. It makes me feel so good to get outside more. It definitely makes you feel better and a more confident rider when you're in better shape. Good luck to you!
     
    04-11-2013, 11:17 AM
  #7869
Green Broke
We have spring here mostly, but w/some backsliding, but that Hot stuff is coming soon, then the monsoons-which is quite an experience. I still miss the more mild climate of S. Cal., but life happens.
     
    04-11-2013, 11:24 AM
  #7870
Green Broke
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Critter, that video is TOO funny!!!�� Thanks for sharing, I passed it on!!!

Hunter.....a rib and hip out? Like out of place??? Holy smokes! No wonder he was a bit bitey, that would hurt wouldn't it? Wow, never heard of such a thing....gosh I am learning a lot! :)

I learned a lot from her, she said if the first rib was out it puts the following ones out and can make a horse very cinchy. Did you know the first rib is at their shoulder? Here is a short article you can google for more info. This lady also uses the Bowen technique which I googled the other night and is quite interesting.
Holistic Horse Health: Does your horse have a rib out? Blogging from Madalyn Ward, DVM
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