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post #111 of 119 Old 07-22-2012, 02:46 AM
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"how big is your horse?"
"he is 16 hands."
"so he is 16 of my hands put together?"
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post #112 of 119 Old 07-22-2012, 03:24 AM
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If you ever plan on going to the Olympics or ride professionally then what's the point in trying to become really good at it?
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post #113 of 119 Old 07-22-2012, 08:03 AM
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Hahahahaha Toby Annow just made my day!!!!

I posted a pic of freckles on facebook back before we really knew what medical condition she had (which is now PLE). and I got all these comments about how maybe I should feed my horse more. I guess non horse people don't realize that some other creatures on earth can be sick. I wanted to personally visit every one of them.
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post #114 of 119 Old 07-22-2012, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by lives2hope View Post
*Failbhe, my husband wants to desperately get a mule and name it 'Jackie O'Asses.' I keep asking him WHY WHY WHY. And he says the same thing 'Cause it will be cool! And it will be my little buddy.' I am terrified one day I will breakdown and give into this.
Oh dear lord I am NOT letting my husband see this post - "'Jackie O'Asses'??? That's AWESOME!!!"

I'm hoping the Clyde is just a phase he'll pass through (not that Clydes aren't lovely horses, I'm just not sure I want one in my tiny little pasture!!!) - like the alpacas, donkeys, emus and whatever else he's been completely convinced at one point or another that we should get. (Apparently my desire to get a couple goats is just CRAZY. Emus, however, are not.)
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post #115 of 119 Old 07-23-2012, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by flytobecat View Post
One of the most irritating conversations I've had.
Person asks "So you have horses, we should go riding sometime" and my reply "I didn't know you ride?" and their response "No I've never been on horse, but you just sit there and hold on right".
Well of course all you do is sit there and hold on! Obviously the horse will just read your mind to know when and where to go, when to speed up and slow down and when to stop or turn! Duh!
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post #116 of 119 Old 07-23-2012, 01:44 AM
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My neighbor stops by, when I'm working with my horse in the round pen, just to say," Horse people are crazy" then smiles and drives on.
When I have the vet come, this same neighbor, slows down and rubs his fingers together, as you do, meaning, more money and drives on..
One friend of mine says, must be real " hard" riding in circles. ( When I'm working in the round pen).
Another favorite, " Do horses sleep?"
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post #117 of 119 Old 07-23-2012, 01:44 AM
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Can it be things they DO? Caus ei had a camper who kept putting her hands waaay down a good foot apart, arms straight and locked and she wondered why the horse wouldnt listen, I tried correcting her several times "reigns in one hand", I wouldn't have cared if she had her reigns in one hands or two but it was clear if she had them in two shed just hold them like she had been.
My friend had a camper who stuck her feet THROUGH the stirrups not in, through as in they were around her ankles apparently that's what her non-horsey dad told her to do....

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post #118 of 119 Old 07-23-2012, 01:51 AM
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A common myth I've heard among non-horsey people is that horses never lie down to sleep. Also, that they have to eat carrots daily as much as they eat hay or grass. :) Also, I've seen opinions that barefoot is cruel to horses, because it hurts too much to carry a rider unshod. Yeah, right. :)

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post #119 of 119 Old 07-23-2012, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Failbhe View Post
Oh dear lord I am NOT letting my husband see this post - "'Jackie O'Asses'??? That's AWESOME!!!"
Hey lets not be encouraging now. I already have a horse that can open any gate built and either needs a padlock or to be electrified to keep her in it I can't even imagine the shenanigans a mule would get into. Ironically however I did try to appease him by buying a Clydesdale TB cross He was huge. I thought it would appeal to his male ego to be riding this 17h animal next to my 15'2 pony, nope didn't work. I am pointing at pictures on the computer and giving him the thumbs up while talking to the sellers and he walks over opens craigslist finds a 14'2 mule for sale points the screen at me and gives me a thumbs up he's 6'2! While looking for baby daddies for Magic he kept pulling up DONKEYS!

My husband being a novice rider with a good sense of balance on a well trained horse now thinks that everyone can ride. Which reminds of me of another one Men at least my brothers and my husbands friends all think they are secret cowboys inside. My husband always lets them get on our horse. They get on our horse who is uber sensitive to body and leg ques they kick her as hard as they can and scream 'Giddy UP' She goes galloping off and they are yelling 'Yeehawwww' and I am in a dead panic. Luckily the majority of them are whitewater kayakers and have a better since of balance then I do. But they quite frequently go crashing into the woods because they don't know how to control the horse. This always happens when I am inside cooking dinner I come running at the 'Yeehawww...' Screaming 'HALT' at poor Magic who then comes to a sliding stop this is normally when they dismount...I really should get video of this and put it on youtube one day.

I am with you Faibhe on the goats, I'm not allowed to have a couple either border collies however who I think are about 100x more maintenance then a whole herd of goats, those I can have as many as I want.
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