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        08-15-2009, 09:30 PM
      #41
    Foal
    Thank you for the welcome back Iluvjunior!

    Haha. I understand how you feel anrz. Grace is the same way. She's got a horrible trot but a fantastic canter and I always hate going back to the walk cause we go through that ugly trot first. Lol.

    So today I went out to the barn to ride. (duh) We decided to work on our flat because Grace always anticipates when I shorten up my reins and stuff so we were working on that. And I got my mom to call out 'All Canter Please'. Because whenever Grace hears that she knows what it means and goes without me asking. So I get frusterated and so does she... and let's just say it's not too pretty. Anyways, I'm happy to report that she was a good girl and she listened to me throughout the whole ride. Then after, I got off her and she followed me around. I even ran and she trotted after me. When I looked back at her, it was like she was saying "Where are you going? Wait for me!". Lol. Then I tried to run over a cross rail and see if she'd jump it. She didn't. Lol. She stopped, walked over it, and knocked it over!! Lol. It was hilarious.

    So then after we were done in the ring, I brought her back to the barn and got her ready to go outside again. When I was bringing her out she suddenly stopped. I urged her forward but she wouldn't move. She put her head down and started smelling this one spot on the ground. I kept tugging on the lead line, but she wouldn't budge. I had to wait until she was done smelling that one spot for her to move. Lol. It was so funny. Eventually she was done and I put her outside. I just thought it was cute how she was determined to smell it.
    And now!

    Today's Question:
    Has your horse ever stopped in it's tracks to look/smell/eat/ect. Something and you couldn't get him/her to move until they were done? Lol.

    Well, got to go!!
    X Danielle
    && Grace

    PS - If anyone is wondering about the little stallion Chase, he's fine now. He has Teddy (a fjord pony) as a pasture pal. Teddy's such a good pony so he doesn't mind. Chase has a lot more spunk to him now. And we got a halter on him. So he's going to be just fine.

         
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        08-15-2009, 10:04 PM
      #42
    Yearling
    I haven't been to very many shows but I <3 Elkrun! It's sooo laid back & easy! =]
    And I loove riding bareback! :)
         
        08-15-2009, 10:05 PM
      #43
    Yearling
    **sounds like you had fun!
    Yess, my horse does that alll the time. He gets scared easily so he always stops to sniff stuff and make sure it's okay. Then he gets scared, freaks out, and runs off. XD
         
        08-15-2009, 11:29 PM
      #44
    Weanling
    Haha yea old horse chilly we have cows and she used to be a cow horse and she seems to have a cow sense they call it that she can tell what there doing and she wont move til they stop moving! Awww sorry about grace not behaving we all have those days two fridays ago I was bucked off so yea....
         
        08-16-2009, 07:50 PM
      #45
    Foal
    IheartPheobe, whats an elkrun?
    And I'm sorry to hear that you got bucked off Iluvjunior. But all you have to do is get back on, right?

    So today, I went to the barn to ride, and I was in a tired mood so I really didn't want any crap today. Of course I get some though. I go out to get Grace and usually when I call she comes and no one else. (Like they all know there names.) Grace is in a pasture with a pony named Hope, a baby appaloosa named Cleo, and a chestnut mare named Bunny. So I call, and Grace looks up and walks over. Then Hope freaks out and starts to run behind her. And where ever Hope goes, Cleo goes. So Cleo starts to run behind her too. So Grace freaks out and starts to run and almost runs into me and Hope almost runs into me too. Then when I get to the gate, Bunny's there and Grace hates Bunny. She is soo afraid of her. So whenever Bunny goes near Grace, Grace starts to run away. So I try to bring Grace through the gate, but Bunny is there and bites Grace's butt. So Grace flips out and runs into me and I almost fell over. I had to scream for my mom to come and help me it was so bad!

    So eventually I get Grace in and tack her up and so-so. And I take her out to the ring. I decided to work on some basic flatwork because it was really hot and I didn't want to work her too bad. She was super good and I was proud of her. She listened so well!!! Tomorrow I have a lesson and I'm excited. I'll see if I can get some pics and post them so you can see.

    Today's Question:
    Have you ever came to a "close call" with horses?

    well gtg! Ttys!
    hopefully pics tomorrow

    X Danielle
    && Grace <3
         
        08-16-2009, 08:24 PM
      #46
    Weanling
    Lol im sorry yea I have horses hungry dark and in a pasture...enough said
         
        08-18-2009, 12:22 PM
      #47
    Foal
    Sorry I didn't write yesterday! I was just so busy! Lol.

    Anyways, so my lesson was great! Grace was so good and she listened very well. I have another lesson tonight. So I will post some more pics. Here are some pics from yesterday:

    Grace and I doing a roll back turn.


    Grace, standing looking pretty.


    Grace, standing in the barn. Wandering around ...


    ... and then running into me.


    So, it was an overall fun time.

    Guess what? We might be getting a trailer! Yup! I'm so excited. We still don't know which kind though. If you read this thread (What trailer should we get?) you can proabably guess how confused we are.

    But then my whole good day turned upside down. My coach Nicole called me and wanted to talk to my mom about Grace's rash. (Grace has had a really weird rash on her side ever since we moved to our new barn.) Because our barn does not have mats, it's just dirt. Nicole said that it could be serious. She thinks it's from the ammonia in her pee, which gets soaked up in the dirt and gives her rashes. Not only that, but this could lead to respiratory problems! Which is super bad since Grace is a working horse.

    And to add on to all of the worries, we might have to switch barns. Marcel(the owner) blew up in one of my coaches face and told her that she had to move her horses. So now all of us might have to move too. And I may never see my friend Sam again cause I don't know if we're all going to the same barn! It's just so stressful and everything! We just moved there in the winter! This could be our third move! I hate it.

    Today's Question:
    Have you ever switched barns?

    Hope fully I will have a good lesson tonite and just forget about it all. Got to go.

    X Danielle
    && Grace
         
        08-20-2009, 09:05 PM
      #48
    Weanling
    Awww I'm sorry danielle that must suck I hope you don't have to move no I have never moved the pics aren't showing up for me but i'm on my touch so that might be it!
         

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