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        07-06-2013, 11:50 PM
      #51
    Showing
    She has grown soooo much! I went through all the threads and cannot believe how much bigger she has gotten she looks great!
         
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        07-09-2013, 05:55 PM
      #52
    Foal
    Wow! She's HUGE and gorgeous! Do you know how tall she is now? My how time flies...

    Did you end up moving to Riverside? That's where I go trail riding. I don't have a horse, so I use rental strings. I've also rented and leased in Norco. She's really looking good.
         
        07-09-2013, 06:02 PM
      #53
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by SoldOnGaited    
    Wow! She's HUGE and gorgeous! Do you know how tall she is now? My how time flies...

    Did you end up moving to Riverside? That's where I go trail riding. I don't have a horse, so I use rental strings. I've also rented and leased in Norco. She's really looking good.
    Thanks! She's my little piggy! She's approx 15 hands though she kinda looks bigger lol.

    We moved to Nuevo but really Im told we are more towards Perris I think. Somehow we are in the middle of nowhere XD

    We went to Norco the other day...I want to explore more. Its totaly crazy they have a horse crossing sign outside the 7-11, right on the main road! O_O

    Also I just saw ads on cragslist where you can rent horses. :O Pretty cool stuff.

    And um...how does anyone ride around here?! Its SOOOOO HOT!
         
        07-09-2013, 06:18 PM
      #54
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by demonwolfmoon    
    Thanks! She's my little piggy! She's approx 15 hands though she kinda looks bigger lol.

    We moved to Nuevo but really Im told we are more towards Perris I think. Somehow we are in the middle of nowhere XD

    We went to Norco the other day...I want to explore more. Its totaly crazy they have a horse crossing sign outside the 7-11, right on the main road! O_O

    Also I just saw ads on cragslist where you can rent horses. :O Pretty cool stuff.

    And um...how does anyone ride around here?! Its SOOOOO HOT!
    You're right, she does look bigger. Nice size so far, I'm sure she's not quite done though haha.

    I've heard of Nuevo after seeing some horses for sale around there and google mapped it. It looked like a pretty small town/city surrounded Perris smack in the middle of hot, hot and hotter.

    There are quite a few places to rent horses around here. They vary in quality of horses and trail but most are good. I've been sticking to the one in Riverside for about a year and a half now. We ride in the Santa Ana Riverbed and surrounding hills.

    Oh, it for SURE gets he!!ishly hot so riding eaaarrrrrrlllllyyyyy in the morning or evenings is best. Thank goodness for long summer days, we can ride as late as 7pm which feels much much better (usually).

    In fact, I was hoping to schedule a ride this weekend, but saw that it's supposed to be 93, so ummm maybe not. Besides, the barn owner doesn't take rides out if it's over 90 usually. It's just not comfortable for the horses nor the riders.
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        07-09-2013, 07:27 PM
      #55
    Green Broke
    Wow, she has really grown up! Yes, Nuevo is quite hot, & not a lot of trees. Norco is a fun place to go-if you need tack check out Thrifty Horse-they are on 6th street next to Boot Barn. If you can trailer, riding the river bed is nice & much cooler.
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        07-09-2013, 07:37 PM
      #56
    Foal
    ^^^ what she said! Love me some Thrifty Horse. They have a horse "parking lot" outside there too so you can leave your horse while you shop. I still always get a little shocked and laugh when I see horses in the drive thrus around town.
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        07-09-2013, 07:49 PM
      #57
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by SoldOnGaited    
    ^^^ what she said! Love me some Thrifty Horse. They have a horse "parking lot" outside there too so you can leave your horse while you shop. I still always get a little shocked and laugh when I see horses in the drive thrus around town.
    must try this!!!! Lol

    Ill check out the store. Of course I could probablypopulate a small tack shop myself.
         
        07-30-2013, 12:07 AM
      #58
    Yearling
    Ok so update: I've ridden Kiera (I say that loosely LOL) three times total, the last being today.

    I got her to trot! I can definitely see the "green thing". I've been pretty sick for weeks now, it's hard enough to get out of bed and off the couch, let alone go out in this nasty desert heat and ride a horse!!!

    Anyway I finally got a real trot out of her today! It did take a riding crop. I gave her the cues many times and all she did was flick her tail at me and refuse...so...I pulled out the crop and whacked her but. At first I couldn't make myself smack her really, I know I need to get over that....lesson horses mostly need to know I have the crop, and my other horse definitely doesn't need any encouragement to GO...so I smacked her I'd say medium hard, and she picked up a trot! I immediately praised her and after we did a circle, I got off. My body definitely feels the last few weeks of sickness and couch surfing LOL. She stood to be dismounted like a good girl, and then I gave her a big old handful of hay and put her back with her buddies.

    So, short, and ending on a positive note. Not really sure where I'm going to go from here though. I'm torn between wanting for her to have consistent light training and leaving her completely alone for the next year.
         
        08-19-2013, 11:00 PM
      #59
    Yearling
    Quickie update because tablets suck. I have NOT been riding Kiera, in case anyone is worried. ;) I realize that she is probably not hurt by a walk, which was 95 percent of what we were doing, but right now, between her age, motivating her, this HEAT, and my own lack of motivation....she ia getting some time off, lol.

    She is doing good thpugh! I got up the energy to bathe her for the first time since we got her back, and 90 percent of the time she stood like a lady! She did knock DH's hat off trying to kiss his face, and she slobbered my right cheek doing the same. TBH, I think the bath must have felt good, since its been anywhere from 90-100+ degrees! ;)

    It was funny because while DH went to rinse her tail, I was holding the lead rope and she brought her knee up to paw. I just gave her a LOOK and went "AAH!". She slowly brought her leg down with this embarassed expression on her face, like..."sorry, Mom"!

    I had wanted to take pix, but she is missing fur and scabby in a bunch of spots. Needless to say, I am NOT pleased with Hubbys mare....So...hopefully Ill get some new pix soon.
         
        08-20-2013, 09:26 AM
      #60
    roo
    Foal
    I just wanted to say its wonderful you wrote all of your experiences on here.ive been enjoying reading it and some things will help me raise joker when he comes home.I think youve done a wonderful job with your horse and can't wait to read more.
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