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post #381 of 647 Old 02-12-2011, 10:52 AM
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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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post #382 of 647 Old 02-12-2011, 10:57 AM
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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

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post #383 of 647 Old 02-12-2011, 11:22 AM
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I don't know about the horse HITS, but the greyhound looks a little uncomfortable...LOL
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post #384 of 647 Old 02-12-2011, 02:12 PM
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Hoofprints in the Sand- that's such a cute X-mas pic! She's like "I wanna be in the picture too!"

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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Aw, I love Sandie, she's such a doll and I can certainly tell that she is horribly abused:roll:.

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post #386 of 647 Old 02-12-2011, 02:41 PM
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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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post #387 of 647 Old 02-12-2011, 06:21 PM
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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.
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post #388 of 647 Old 02-13-2011, 08:02 AM
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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.

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post #389 of 647 Old 02-13-2011, 11:06 AM
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HC, he's probably a masochist.... That's why he likes his bit so much.
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post #390 of 647 Old 02-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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Ah, Hoofprints, that Christmas photo brought tears to my eyes! Do you send out Christmas cards with it?
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