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        03-11-2013, 10:52 AM
    Morning my friends. I trust everyone had a wonderful weekend.
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        03-11-2013, 02:08 PM
    Top o' the mornin' to ya, my friends!

    Fence work Saturday.

    Sunday was fun. We were invited to church by a friend of DH's .. down in Katy.


    Great experience! Then we went into Houston to the:

    Spanish Flowers Mexican Restaurant, Houston Texas

    For some authentic Mexican food .. Yummmmmy!

    Then to Party City for some more Irish bling for my office.

    Then we watched some hokey Net Flix movie:

    It was 2009 .. but hokey.. lol.

    That about wraps up my weekend!

    And I just want to add how WONDERFUL it is to have all three of the horses close to home. It delights my heart to see my Charm-girl every day!

    Love my girl

        03-11-2013, 02:25 PM
    Morning y'all.

    I did try out my new safety vest and practiced emergency dismounts. My old man was my poor lab rat. Amazingly enough, whenever I shifted to bail, he would slow down or stop. He takes care of me Made practicing bailing of a faster moving horse a little hard though He also stayed right by me whenever I landed. So someone got some cookies for being a good boy

    My girl was rather confused about what I was doing. Soon enough, she will know too. Though bailing off a 16h horse takes a little longer

    No further gardening as it keeps getting cold, but hopefully this weekend. We did finish tiling at least.

    Now just waiting for a friend to let me know when I can come over to ride with her. Yeay!
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        03-11-2013, 03:30 PM
    That reminds me, when I was a kid, 13, 14ish, my friend and I decided we would learn to jump off our horses and jump back on at a run..... everything started find (actually was doing a slow lope). But, every time I would jump off, my horse would stop in his tracks, look at me like WTH! Lol Never did learn how to jump on at a run. Looked so fun at the movies! Lol
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        03-11-2013, 03:38 PM
    Haha, yeah, they make things look all sorts of fun and easy in the movies.

    Sounds like that horse and my guy have the same idea :) But hey, I'd rather him try and prevent me from falling and not take off when I bail than getting practice in and having a naughty horse :)
        03-11-2013, 05:24 PM
    Originally Posted by nuisance    
    that reminds me, when I was a kid, 13, 14ish, my friend and I decided we would learn to jump off our horses and jump back on at a run..... everything started find (actually was doing a slow lope). But, every time I would jump off, my horse would stop in his tracks, look at me like WTH! Lol Never did learn how to jump on at a run. Looked so fun at the movies! Lol
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh we used to do that on a couple of good sized ponies when I was a kid.. what fun! Hand full of mane, off and hit the ground, sling back up and on ...

    Fearless .. we were.
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        03-11-2013, 05:38 PM
    Oh boy! The horses are jumping the fence where a tree fell on it - did you all get any of this wind? Guess hubby will be running the chain saw this eve - I'm a big fat chicken with chain saws - can't do it. Scares the beejeezus out of me.

    The arab and I have been having issues - he doesn't like to pick up the right lead canter when asked on the centerline or even on a right turn. So I when we work in the arena, I work the right twice as much as the left but he likes to show his butt and acts like a booger and will even buck a little when I start a slow long trot to the right around the corner....then he will just throw himself into a canter to the right as if to say 'let's just get this over with' and then fuss and cuss the whole time. This weekend he was nasty with bucking and stomping and trying to break gait and 'be free' throwing his tail and head up and trying to be the black stallion on the beach. Yeah right! Yes, the wind was blowing hard too but I don't care...

    So I rode up onto the back porch and hollered for hubby to please bring me a carrot. What is the fastest way to a mans heart? His stomach, that's right. So we resume our nice, slow collected trot around the arena to the right - trying to be spontaneous so he won't anticipate - and then ever so slightly I offer the right lead cue (for me it is the left leg behind the girth) and he picks up a beautiful right lead canter - I circle round once, and give him a carrot. Good. We do this twice.

    Now that I have his attention, I put him in a nice collected frame going to the left. We circle the arena twice and come down the center line. I apply my aid for the right lead on the center line about at X if you know your letters, and he picks on the right lead AGAIN like a pro. We did this twice then I didn't have any more carrot bits so we were done.

    Who says bribes won't work? I plan to do this for the next few go arounds until he gets the feel of it and then I'll wean him off. Just like this eve - I'll be waiting for hubby with his chainsaw ready to go when he gets home, and an ice cold beer.
        03-12-2013, 01:38 AM
    Anyone aware of any nurse mares in north Texas? The foal is located in McKinney. Not mine, just reposting for a friend.
        03-12-2013, 11:10 AM
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    Mare stare this am. Mare keeps trying to hurt her foal. Tried cow kicking it when they tried to help it nurse. They've had to put a divider up between mare and foal!!!
        03-12-2013, 11:51 AM
    When they bring the foal in to nurse, they put a lead with a chain on the mare, she's calmer than she was, but if the foal roams around her, her ears are flat and she wants to bite! Poor baby!

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