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        06-26-2013, 04:45 PM
      #6421
    Green Broke
    The First Official Texas Thread Meetup....(6/29/2013)

    I'm also going to post a thread in the Horse Show section to see if anyone is going to the show ...
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        06-26-2013, 04:51 PM
      #6422
    Yearling
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    It's so hot and humid, I almost lost two rabbits on Monday. They were completely limp, like beanie babies. I grabbed two frozen water bottles and placed each of them on one .. like two beanie babies .. and they layed there until their core temps came down ..

    I broke down cages and moved them to a darker, shadier part of the property. Tonight I have to move the kennel that I hang the cages from to that spot and try to get them set up before we leave this weekend. DD16 would be devastated if we lost any rabbits on her watch this weekend...
    I did a dumb thing this morning - I set up a creep feeder - basically a cattle panel with part of the metal cut out so that two of the holes make one bigger hole, big enough for babies, but not mommas THEN I shoved the two new baby goats in there. THey went right for the pellets which was great! Then I forgot about them, left and went to the gym, met mom for lunch and was walking around until just awhile ago at the mall trying to find running shoes when I realized I didn't show them how to get OUT.

    I threw the human kids in the truck and flew home - the panel is set up at one corner of their lot in full sun, no water in there (they all use one big trough together, adults and kids so they don't need water in there) and I was SURE I was going to find the same scenario as you did when I drove up. TOld my oldest to get ready to help me hose off baby goats and get a bucket of ice.

    No worries - these little guys have brains thank goodness and figured out how to get out. They were all laying out in a big goat pile with the others out in the shade like nothing happened. WHEW!
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        06-26-2013, 04:57 PM
      #6423
    Green Broke
    Hey, did ya'll know that this thread has been active one year ... on 6/5..
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        06-26-2013, 05:23 PM
      #6424
    Yearling
    I'm glad I jumped on this wagon back when there was only a hundred or so posts to read to catch up.........can't imagine trying to read them all now Happy anniversary to us!
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        06-26-2013, 05:34 PM
      #6425
    Green Broke
    Omg, that's crazy! It does not feel like it's been that long since this thread was started!
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        06-26-2013, 05:39 PM
      #6426
    Yearling
    Time flies when you're having fun!!!
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        06-26-2013, 11:05 PM
      #6427
    Weanling
    I had my first real riding lesson tonight on my daughter's horse. Since she is away at camp, instead of canceling her lessons, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity.

    I have ridden horses off and on during my life, but I've had no formal training. I now have a deep appreciation for real riders and my 10 year old's skill. It's easy to stand on the ground and yell corrections, but now that I've actually tried to DO all the things I've been yelling at her (heels down, legs back, sit back, hands down, keep your legs on the horse, shoulders back, etc.) I realize how HARD it is. My muscles are screaming at me. I also realize what a passive rider I was.

    It's easy to ride a dead broke school horse on a simple trail or in a parade. But Acey is NOT a dead broke horse. She demands her rider give clear instruction. When you do, she is amazing. When you don't, she's a complete and total brat (with pinned ears).

    The instructor ended up putting me on a lead line so I could just focus on my position in the saddle. She says she saw lots of improvement from the start of our lesson to the end of the hour.

    I hope I can find the time/money to take a few more lessons. While I understand the "theory" of good riding, I would like more opportunities to practice it with an instructor.
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        06-27-2013, 09:28 AM
      #6428
    Green Broke
    Happy Thursday Texas Peeps!

    THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW >>>>>>> Whoot!
         
        06-27-2013, 09:41 AM
      #6429
    Yearling
    Glad it was a good lesson, HorseMom!

    Happy Thursday!
         
        06-27-2013, 09:44 AM
      #6430
    Yearling
    I know what you mean hm. The lesson I got from my friend the other day was very enlightening.

    Yep, 2 more days, woo hoo! !!!
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