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        05-11-2013, 11:32 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by nvr2many    
    I guess I am on top,

    so to speak
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        05-11-2013, 11:43 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by cowgirllinda1952    

    That Dun is very pretty, and so are the other ones on that site. Wish they weren't so far away!! This a place I'm going to try out when I get my $$$ saved. They seem honest. What do ya'll think?

    Honest or not you still have to check out the horse and have vet checks. Then its the ride, the first ride. Always a thing that gets the heart racing.
    Get a horse that has lived on its own, my view is it wont be heard bound and will walk out confidently on its own. Safer to ride. Any other comment on my comments.

    We generally keep them apart They can see and call to each other but are also independant of each other. It avoids the issues of one not going out without the other. My opinion again. If they are herd bound to a paddock mate then the one doing the riding is not the lead, the other horse is.
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        05-12-2013, 01:31 AM
    (This entry is in reply to Stan, mostly, posted 5/08, but it's for all of you too, who have been so helpful). Stan, I read first section of your blog, re Stella, & your cardiac episode. Imprinted in my head the symptoms, as an an EMT-B, for something to be aware of w/the med calls I have (& **** yr tough). As for my HorseAdventureBegunAgain: no, I won't give in, but have to accept current $facts. Will have 3rd lesson May 26. Can't go volunteer tomorrow & likely May 19, because of other stuff, but now I know the muscles I need to concentrate on for the next 2 wks, while I get my life in order somewhat/as possible. I'm going to be able to afford lessons every 2 wks, on Sundays following payday Tuesdays. In-between Sundays I can volunteer. This every 2wk lesson schedule is more than likely till end of the year (instructor said she has to have a firm thing, for the good of the horse), but it's the best I can do. @ least am beginning again,can work on my old-yet-not-so-old body (just neglected), & maybe get my lost piece (peace?) of heart/soul back. Thanks for listening, you'all out there. I'll be back, no giving in. Light a candle for me for physical progress; as for the fear, my 2nd lesson was so good I can carry it w/me, & visualize that, yes, I can do this.
        05-12-2013, 01:36 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    I worked her in February with zimectrin gold, which has the ivermectin in it. Vet recommended panicure power PAC in the spring for our area, and said its not too late to give it to her now. I have it on order.

    I was also recommended by a couple people around here to use MTG, a topical oil based product. So I bought that this morning and rubbed it all over her. She seemed to enjoy it, and the couple hours I was there didn't really itch as bad, so it at least gave her a bit of relief, which relieves me a bit. We also started the steroid and antibacterial treatments this morning.

    The only other pic I got of the dun is this head shot. Yes, his ground manners were impeccable. Actually somehow as we talked we moved over to his stall, just chatting about horses in general...not to 'look' at him( because he is/was out of my price range) just to chat. I ended up in his stall feeling him, petting him, etc. I felt very safe in that small space. (And it dawned on me...hey, I'm really comfortable being in here with this guy). That's when I asked to bring him out. I did all the tests, shaker, flinging the rope up and around. Rubbed the whip all over his body, pinched his spine, tapped here there, every where, played with his ears, put on his halter, moved his front end/backed easily, backed up and moved out of my way easily too. Yes, he payed attention to me, but didn't get the scary eyes like the black gelding. OH, I also ran AT him, and flung my arms unexpectantly at his head too. He raised his head a bit as if to say, what is this crazy lady doing, but never moved his feet. Hey, I figure, I'm going to act as if im at home and experiment going to do anything he might experience with me!
    So cute
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        05-12-2013, 01:42 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Grow a Pair: Just wanted to put you on the spot and see how you got out of it. Well done.
    The song lord its hard to be humble, when i'm perfect in every way, comes to mind.

    Round pen, don't have one. Some of the trainers I have seen use one but only with green horses. Its a small paddock at my home, however with Bugs and being green, and inexperienced I have taken him to the neighbours arena as a safety feature for me, just incase he tossed me. The landing would be soft and if I get hooked up he can not go sailing off into the distance with me dangling on behind. He has never tried to throw me. So its back to riding out on his own now for experience. I can't wait for him to get some experience under his belt. He may not be much to look at but he has a good nature. We go well together rough and ready.

    Now just to cover the down under. Down under is considered as Australia so what could one refer to for NZ. Down under down under which may infer that we are cling ons.
    Awe Stan I LIKE bugs he is cute!
        05-12-2013, 01:45 AM
    Vent away. This is a great place to share our happy things and our woes. Sometimes we can get sound advice, and it is a good thing to lean on each other now and then.

    On ground humble thoughts and experiences.....
    Each horse is, of course, individual. We taylor the ground work to how the horse ius responding--and retaining the lessons.
    I am a fan of Clinton Anderson's type of ground work for respect.

    Most horses are pretty sharp and figure it out quickly. Reminder lessons now and then--because most horses, being sharp, also figure out the second they have gotten away with something.

    I would begin with some round penning--but just enough to make sure the horse is doing as asked, when asked. I like to send around a couple times in each direction at all gaits. Watch the ears--is horse paying attention? Keeping focus on us? Keeping hindquarters turned away from us? Etc.

    Then I ask horse to whoa. He may stop, turned to watch me. Next I place my hands or carrot stick on horse, asking him to give to me. Shoulder, hind,etc. Do all sides. Then ask horse to aback with very slight pressure.

    Next I will do the same under halter.

    Next, under saddle.

    Staying a respectful space is huge to me--in all of above steps.

    Now, that said, I agree with Stan that I want my horses rideable at any time, without having to do a ton of pre-ride workout. I 'expect' my horses to know their job and behave at it.

    The above groundwork is a great reminder lesson, or if I just want to work on getting my horse 'softer'.

    As you and your horse learn more about each other, the reminder lessons will become less frequent.
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        05-12-2013, 01:52 AM
    On horses and strange skin issues....

    My friend's big made was fine for years.
    Then one spring---she got itchy, lost hair, and it was bad. She was even sensitive to touch, such as grooming.

    Nothing had changed....same feed, same water, same pasture.

    Several vet trips and tests later it was finally figured out. A new weed had crept into the pasture. In spring as it bloomed, poor Reba had her issues. She had an allergy to this weed.

    Now it is dang hard to totally eliminate weeds once they creep in.
    Weed control as best as possible and avoiding the are til mid-summer when the weed was drying up has solved the problem.
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        05-12-2013, 01:54 AM
    Please pardon my Xoom's auto-correct feature on words at times.
    My friend has a *mare* , not 'made'. Lol!
        05-12-2013, 01:56 AM
    Happy Mom's Day to all the moms on here!
        05-12-2013, 01:58 AM
    Green Broke
    Thank you, and " Happy Mother's Day " from me to all the moms also!!
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