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post #11 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 03:12 PM
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It is a weird spring. It's almost 80* today here in Nebraska, but the forecast says there might be some snow this weekend. Argh.

Glad Duffy was good for you this afternoon :)
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Feel that freedom on your face - Breathe in all that open space
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post #12 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Me too! She worked very well in w/t for 40 mins and didnt sweat at all... getting fitter!
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post #13 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 03:17 PM
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Mudpie's a spaztic mess! Not so much spring, as just coming off of stall rest... he's higher than a kite Gah! Gotta work on that stupid rearing thing he does –*he can catch some AIR! I was actually concerned that he would flip at one point, and I wasn't on him...

Once the fillary starts coming in... well, then we're all in for it! xD
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Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
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post #14 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 03:18 PM
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Me too! She worked very well in w/t for 40 mins and didnt sweat at all... getting fitter!
I love when you can tell when they're getting fitter! How do you get the motivation to work them during the winter? I'm pretty sure if I took my round guy out right now he'd be sweaty after about 15 minutes... I get very lazy in the last months of winter.

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post #15 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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I love when you can tell when they're getting fitter! How do you get the motivation to work them during the winter? I'm pretty sure if I took my round guy out right now he'd be sweaty after about 15 minutes... I get very lazy in the last months of winter.

WAAA because my trainer would beat me with a broom till I was black and blue if I didn't ride/work her daily ahaha

AND its been super important to be consistant with her for me, IME... you all saw the pics of when I got her -shudder- well building her up, and keeping on top of her education has been paramount. If I slip up, she's all over it like a tramp on chips- no joke, she's a freakin' tester.. so better she gets a daily 'I say we do it, and you do it' session under saddle, or lunge, and then she's happier too!
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post #16 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 07:15 PM
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You guys have got me scared for this weekend!!! I, nor the horse I ride, have ridden in two months!!! And it's been like spring on and off for the past few weeks! Oh joy!

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post #17 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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Not only is Casey shedding, my dogs are shedding like crazy also. Well, shedding more than usual- they are labs after all. Last year in one day, I brushed a whole 5 gallon horse bucket full of hair off of Ariella... Crazy.

Casey is getting happy. Our lawn has a good amount of grass in it- so I have been making little electric pens around it.. And well, I am NOT happy with Casey. She tore it ALL up. She ran around a LOT this afternoon apparently. There is slides almost as long as I am tall(I am 5.5). And the pen is only like 40 x 60 feet.

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post #18 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 09:58 PM
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I am beginning to have more horse hair on me than is on the horses...
They're all pretty hairy so now they've actually been sweating during rides!
I am not looking forward to spring-feel-good-freshness and the whole screaming stallions/mares in heat. Thankfully the stallion I ride is much more broke now, so hopefully he'll maintain his brains despite his hormones. However, it is nice to see horses sweating again.

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post #19 of 21 Old 03-06-2012, 10:16 PM
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I never thought I'd ever say this, but I sooooo wish I was covered in horse hair! No signs of shedding yet, and both horses are pretty chill, but every once in a while I see a little head toss thrown in as they trot around the paddock.

Can't wait for spring! Well, I have to of course, just finding it difficult.

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post #20 of 21 Old 03-07-2012, 06:58 AM
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It was an exciting ride on Sunday. After a warm week, we had a cold snap for the weekend along with 30 mph gusts and a constant 10 mph breeze. There were monsters around every tree on our trail ride. My normally steady horse was on edge the whole 3 hours. Between grass getting greener, a touch of spring fever, and the cold wind gusts through the trees, it made for an interesting ride.

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