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    07-17-2013, 06:40 PM
DB - are you affiliated with any local Arabian groups, associations, or breed associations to find an appropriate trainer reference? If showing Flame is the goal, seems you definitely need a trainer who is familiar with the nuances of the Arabian show world.

That said, my barn owner takes in a few training horses here and there. She's a dressage enthusiast, but a good foundation on a horse is a good foundation for any direction, IMO. She owns an Andalusian stallion and works with a little gray Arab stallion, among others. http://geminifarmstx.com/training.html

CC - are you a seamstress or is this costume making idea a seat of your pants experiment? I hope you share pictures of the final outcome!
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    07-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Originally Posted by Cynical25    
The Duggars anger me. I understand they feel they are doing what God has told them, but I do not agree with the amount of childrearing responsibility the older kids had over the younger kids. Nevermind the impact to our already overpopulated world. A close family of friends had more than a dozen kids and raised them similarly to the Duggars. Half of those kids had numerous issues adjusting to the "real" world as adults, including one committing suicide. *end rant*
I lived a town over from the Duggars for 3 years. It seemed like everyone I met was cousin or somehow related to them... My brother would always ask for the day off when waiting tables every time the Duggars were scheduled to eat at the restaurant he worked at. He said all the little kids just wanted mommy and there was nothing the older kids could do to calm them down. I met them a few times and just avoided them due to constantly crying children.

I just had some good homemade fried okra and catfish. I am set with that one meal for the rest of the week lol!
    07-18-2013, 02:17 AM
Thanks cynical. Maybe I can make an appointment to tour the facilities and talk to the trainer about my goals and horses. Mind if I use you as a reference?
There are a few arabian trainers around and most are a little too involved in the politics of the show world. Why I have avoided showing for years. But Cassius needs a job and to promote him in the future I need a professional to train him and me of course. Shalom
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    07-18-2013, 10:41 AM
Good Thursday morning my fellow Texans! Hope everyone has a fabulous day!
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    07-18-2013, 10:50 AM
So, the last couple of days, I've put Gunnie and Badger in the back together and left Charm in the pen.

This morning I put the boys out back, they were eating hay, and then decided to put Charm out there with them. Not expected to rain and it would give them all day to get acquainted etc.

Gunnie thought she was reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal purdy .. and Badger was like "HELL TO THE NO! ... She.is.MINE..." and the fight was on. Those boys looked like two mustang stallions going after it .. and hussie was squatting and peeing .. lol.

After about 5 minutes, they pretty much worked it out...

Fun stuff.
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    07-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Happy to serve as a reference, DB! Colette is no nonsense, no drama. I get the feeling she will push the horse as far as she safely can, not slowly baby them through things. She bought Gemini a few years ago to be her quiet retirement, so she is limiting the number of horses or riders she works with. However, she has an extensive horsey network, so even if she passes, she might have another trainer recommendation for you. Happy to gauge her interest first, if you wish. Otherwise, you're a big boy and can handle yourself, lol.
    07-18-2013, 10:55 AM
Haha, TG! I was wondering how things were going with the new herd.

KC, have things settled down? No more murphy's law with everything going haywire at once?
    07-18-2013, 10:59 AM
I love to watch the horses when they think they're all that! They cock their heads, arch their necks, hike their tails and dance around like they own the place:)
Then throw a mare into the mix and everything is laid out and pinned back and like you said tg, the fight is on but normally is over quickly.
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    07-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Oh, they were posturing and I think they grew a full hand ... I wish I had my camera, but it was barely daylight..
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    07-18-2013, 11:13 AM
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I had put the boys in an extra paddock by the round pen to let them get some exercise while I cleaned their stall. One of the other boarders let out his horses(who happen to be the alphas) and they were all going crazy running and bucking everywhere. Henny even popped a few bucks in there LOL. Then the gelding chased my two and of course Henny, who likes to run towards the fence and slide to a stop for fun, actually slid in the mud and busted his butt and landed on his side. He got up fine and trotted off like nothing happened. Bubba was posturing to the gelding, arching his neck and pawing the air. He's a midget but he knows how to show off!

Then when I took Henny out of the paddock to bring him in, the other boarder let his horse loose in the main area(like he does every. Day.) and he BIT HENNY'S NECK while I was closing the gate. I smacked him in the face and he swung around and took off kicking at me. I swear, I am getting sick and tired of that horse. I can't go in and out of my paddock without being harassed by him. I'm tired of it. The old man is in denial and thinks his horse is harmless. Right, that's why he's taken skin off of Henny's face before and bit him right in front of me! That was the last straw, I need to talk to the BM about it because I am fed up with it. /endrant
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