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    01-13-2013, 03:10 PM
Caught up on the thread yesterday and just checking in with you all... made it through the first week back at school after winter break, what a loooong week. Next week should be better. Loving the cold weather, just thinking about all those frozen flies and mosquitos from last summer haha. Got about 3 inches of rain last week, too. Strangles outbreak at my barn, some guy didn't have their horse vaccinated and brought it back after a show. Mine have their vaccs, and no runny noses yet, hope they hold out.
Kctop, sorting is really fun and that is what I would be doing if I had the time. Maybe this summer. We've got a local arena with sorting practice one night a week, and also regular clinics by an individual. Seems like if your horses have cow and are conditioned to do the cutting moves they should catch on real quick. My mare loves it, as she was a cutter, but she would definitely need some conditioning andI'd have to put spurs on haha.
Clippityclop, speaking of finding Zen, that's funny, as I always thought of raking out the lean-to as working my zen garden. It really does have an amazing, relaxing effect.
Gotta go... everybody go out and enjoy the sun today!
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    01-13-2013, 06:38 PM
Today the farrier came. Happy dogs ;)

The cold weather is making my 2 fruity. After the farrier got done I let my old guy go. He spun almsot 360 on his forehand, then stopped and looked at me. I told him to go run it out, but he rather followed mecaround and arched his neck every now and then. Silly one. Also bought a jolly ball for my young one. We'll see if she enjoys it. Right now she rather followed me around. Hey, at least they like hanging out with me ;)

School starts tonorrow, but I already have homework :/
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    01-13-2013, 11:09 PM


I am new to the horse world. I have never owned one, but have dreamt of having one for as long as I can remember. I haven't had the opportunity to be around horses much, but I hope that will change soon. I am thinking about volunteering at an equine therapy ranch.

Recently I babysat for a family for about 8 months who owned one. The mom let me spend an hr/week for a couple of months with their horse and it made me feel more comfortable around horses. She taught me a few things about horses. Working for this family reawakened my love for horses as I never really thought it possible for me to have my own.

I'm 27 and work as a nanny/babysitter. I am hoping to meet other's around the DFW (TX) area that are around my age or older who wouldn't mind my being so unexperienced with horses. I am very quiet at first, but when I get comfortable I talk more.

Any Buck Brannaman fans out there? I recently saw the documentary (Buck) on him and just love him. I like his story and how he came out of such hardship. He seems like a very compassionate person and I like how he treats horses. I would love to attend one of his upcoming clinics (just to watch) that is about 3hrs from where I live, but I wouldn't know how to prepare or what to expect. Any suggestions?

I am happy to meet others on here as well and just chat.

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    01-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Welcome to the forum and the Texas Thread. As I was told when I started here this is the most talkative group on the forum haha.

I sincerly hope you get the chance to have horses in your life as it is the most rewarding thing. My wife and I have gotten the chance to ride and work at some stables near our home and it is the joy of our lives.
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    01-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Oh and one other thing be careful as texasgal is the chupacabra so protect your chickens and goats. I feel we have a duty to warn as many people as possible.
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    01-14-2013, 11:29 AM
Yes! Welcome! Sorry guys I've been reallllyyyyy busy this weekend (unusual). And we didnt go to test those horses because my trainer is down with the flu :( pray for her guys. And as WW said, this IS the most talkative and closest knit thread on here. Were Texans for cryin out loud! Hhahaha
    01-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Originally Posted by texasgal    
I love Love LOVE Storm Cat ... *swoon*


Sky Magic Horse Pedigree
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    01-14-2013, 11:33 AM
Originally Posted by barrelchick97    
hi I have only ever had quarter horses but I just got a 5 year old thoroughbred and have no clue on her bloodlines.. could anyone tell me if they're any good? I got her as a barrel prospect! Here's her bloodlines.
One Nice Kitten Horse Pedigree
If I get a jumper named Ozone, our horses will be related!!!! Hahaha Both have the same grand daddy! Hehehe
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    01-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Originally Posted by kctop72    
I would love to do some sorting this year. Got 3 capable horses for it but we don't know much about how to do it. It seems fairly easy but you never know!
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Where are you at? The barn we board at has team sorting practice every Friday night. They have a knowledgable trainer who helps...it's very social and low key. My daughter (10) and her QH occasionally join for a change of pace from showing. :)
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    01-14-2013, 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by ThoroughbredJumper    

Sky Magic Horse Pedigree

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!!! That was the only name on that pedigree that my brain would go to .. all I saw was Storm Cat after that... hehehe

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