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    05-22-2008, 09:44 AM
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Dumas Rocks!

So... I practiced your silly leg yielding exercises in my office chair, I know people thought I was a freak with some kind of nasty itch!... but... anyway, I had my lesson on Ri last night... AND IT WORKED! YOU ARE KICK BUTT! YOU ROCK! IT WORKED SO AWESOMELY! Althoguh I did have to be careful cus of that spur stop....
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    05-22-2008, 01:20 PM
That's awesome!!
    05-22-2008, 01:29 PM
LOL.... Thank You!!!!!!! I'm SOOOO happy I could help!

I have to confess that I am still kicking myself for not actually BEING on my horse more... I have gotten older and overweight and I probably spend more time on here than I do on my horse. I know what to do, I just can't seem to get my confidence up enough to keep my arse in the saddle long enough to do it. :roll: I know I need to just do it so how about you save the applause and return the favor by helping me get my confidence up enough to actually ride more!

Dumas is just not dog broke like I wanted for my new horse and every day he is in the pasture is one more day he isn't being rode. Maybe I have just gotten too used to how well this chair rides...It only bucks me off a couple times a yr. and is only like 4-5 hands high...not 15! Maybe it is just because it has been so long since I have ridden consistantly...like 20 yrs... :roll:

I have a friend (the guy that used to own them) comming out today to ride Dumas and Twister to get some of their spunk out...Maybe we will dedicate the weekend to riding and relaxing. I think that is the root of my problem...I can't relax in the saddle and the horse sences it so we are not clicking. I need to just take a deep breath and calm down... *breath amy* lol...

Anyways.... I am more than happy I was able to help!
    05-22-2008, 04:02 PM
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You know... I read an article in one of my magazines just this week, it was either AQHA or Horse Illistrated. Anyway, it talked about stress and losing confidence and it actually talked about how more people than you would think get anxieties or even lose confidence WITHOUT having a tramatic experience. And I know for me it's true, I look back at the things I've done and the way I've ridden and I think, was I insane? I rarely go above a controlled canter now and I used to GALLOP across open fields and fly across creeks and jump 2'6 bareback... yeah... now I'm like, hmmm... maybe I should lunge first? Funny...I never sent a horse to a trainer and look at me now, I didn't even think twice before sending Ri off. You know, when you get... um... well... years go by and you start breaking! Lol...

You just need to grab your hubby and mount up and go for a long slow trailride. You'll feel SO good afterwards! SO good....Sucks not being able to ride like we used to doesnt it????
    05-22-2008, 05:15 PM
I think you have hit the nail on the head! My Aunt used to throw us up on her horse's back (we spend most everyday with her) in the pasture bareback and we would go bitless and bridless and halterless zooming up to the barn...with nothing but our hands full of mane and legs to steer with... and I loved every minute of it!

We were doing sliding stops before I knew what they were! We used to do pickup races and crawl all over our horses riding 3 at a time....not to mention the endless nights after the rodeos with cans of budlite and horse'n around that happens after the work is done. NOW...I get nervous that I won't be able to get Dumas off a trot :roll: I havn't cantered since we got the horses.... They just aren't the same...and neither am I... Kip...My aunts horse , the one I loved, was one in a million...and its not like I was never around crazy horses either...Her barrel horses were about as hot as they came!

I think you are right...I need a good trail ride to breathe on, an fall in love with the fact that this beast below me is once again my love and trusty steed

SO yeah... Getting *gulp* older sucks!
    05-22-2008, 05:17 PM
LOL... sorry for the double post but this feels like Taxi cab confessions!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!
    05-22-2008, 05:25 PM
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LMAO!!! It does doesnt it???? I also must admit that I NEVER got nervous about a show... now every show I'm like a basket case, what is up with that? Been there, done that.... now I'm like... breath, just breath... uh.... breathe some more!
    05-22-2008, 05:51 PM
I dunno? Lol funny how this gets us sometimes isn't it. Like I can do anything from the ground but ride...lol duh obviously...but its like I would rather be kicked than fall??? How does that even make sence? LOL :roll: If the weather holds out I think I may actually ride later this afternoon. Thanks for the laughs and pep talk...I really appreciate it!
    05-23-2008, 11:00 AM
Dumas did you go riding yesterday?
I haven't gotten the confidence to saddle Henry yet. Being a TB who hasn't been ridden in almost 3 years, I'm not sure I have the ability he requires to get up there that. I've been lunging him regularly, his ground manners are pretty good and his old owner says he is a conciderate horse with new riders but I'm not sure if either he or I are ready to try it. He and I are both "old" and neither will heal like we use too. I'm thinking we both need a trainer!
    05-23-2008, 02:28 PM
I had our friend out yesterday and he rode both horses and they did fine. They were a bit sour on riding out one at a time but overall they both did really well. Neither even offered to buck. Twister was our problem child and he just needs a tie down and some miles on him. He just didn't seem real sure what we wanted of him. Dumas got a little jumpy when he was first mounted then was solid as a rock...I mean just super dandy. And I don't use dandy lighty I do however think that because these guys haven seen a lot of trail they could still spook out from under us but we will see. My husband rode twister for just a short time and it got too late to for us to ride. Everybody had school and work and it got dark it was almost 9:30. So to answer your question no I did not ride. We are going camping this weekend and I am going to make myself get up there. I will let you know when we get back. Thanks for asking!

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