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        02-12-2011, 11:52 AM
      #381
    Trained
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    Darn, she ran off again.

    I wonder if she is one of those trolls who comes over from other forums to try to rile us up? Second to that, I wonder if she even knows that starting all this drama is actually fun for some of us?
    I agree. I hope she sticks around.
         
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        02-12-2011, 11:57 AM
      #382
    Trained
    Oh that Santa hat is causing so much pain. You need to stop that right now. Look at that horses face. Look at the pain. I tell you are being so mean to her. LOL
         
        02-12-2011, 12:22 PM
      #383
    Banned
    I don't know about the horse HITS, but the greyhound looks a little uncomfortable...LOL
         
        02-12-2011, 03:12 PM
      #384
    Green Broke
    Hoofprints in the Sand- that's such a cute X-mas pic! She's like "I wanna be in the picture too!"
         
        02-12-2011, 03:20 PM
      #385
    Showing
    Aw, I love Sandie, she's such a doll and I can certainly tell that she is horribly abused:roll:.
         
        02-12-2011, 03:41 PM
      #386
    Green Broke
    Lol yeah Kemper our Whippet wanted to go eat the barn cats who were playing in the trees while we were trying to take that photo! :)

    And oh yes can't you see how much pain I cause my horse? ;)
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        02-12-2011, 07:21 PM
      #387
    Trained
    I'm going to ignore your ignorance right now, loveeemyhorseee and say I ride bitless and WISH I could use a bit. I don't because my throws a huge fit because she doesn't like things in her mouth. Riding her with a simple O-ring snaffle results in pinned ears, deviant attitude, and head throwing.

    I ride her in a sidepull with pressure knots on the noseband, which she does much better in, but I would rather use a curb on her. Before I got her, I was used to riding a different mare that would pick up a bit from my hand and hold it while I put the rest of the bridle on and I could barely move my hands to get her to move how I wanted. I don't have that anymore. I have to move my hands all over the place. I can't just make small movements with my pinky fingers to get a response; I have to move my entire hand a at least an inch.
         
        02-13-2011, 09:02 AM
      #388
    Green Broke
    You know what I love? When a total newbie comes on and tells some of the most respected members that they know nothing! It's hilarious!

    Now, if you will excuse me I have to run out to the paddock and tell Rex that obviously he just doesn't know any better and that is why he acts up when I ride him in the halter. All that relaxation and focus he has with his lovely snaffle is obviously just because he is so used to it.
         
        02-13-2011, 12:06 PM
      #389
    Trained
    HC, he's probably a masochist.... That's why he likes his bit so much.
         
        02-13-2011, 12:54 PM
      #390
    Foal
    Ah, Hoofprints, that Christmas photo brought tears to my eyes! Do you send out Christmas cards with it?
         

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