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post #61 of 68 Old 08-04-2010, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Juliyana- Haha, I could tell! But you guys did fine. Yeah, she tends to counterbending when going counter-clockwise, to the outside. And I can't use that martingale, it's too large. I've tried before. :/ It's okay though, I don't mind getting a martingale. Any excuse to shop, right? :) Once I'm done with it, I can either sell it to Sarah & Laura or take it to tack swap, or even keep it. You never know when you're going to need something.
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post #62 of 68 Old 08-04-2010, 04:47 PM
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= You never know when you're going to need something.
You make a point there. Lol. :)

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Haha, yep. That's why I'll be keeping my Kimberwicke after Rainy doesn't need it anymore, and why I'll keep her bridle after I get a bigger horse, and my Wintec after I get a dressage saddle...etc. :)

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Something else I forgot to write about. I've seriously been considering asking the barn owners, who are also my instructors, to move Rainy to a gelding field, preferably the first field. Simply put, she's never going to get along with the other mares, nor will she stop trying to dominate [read as 'beat up'] the new boss mare. And I'm sick of finding swollen marks on my horse. >:(
Anyway, my fantastic idea was to put the gelding she might have a problem with in the back field, where he used to be [Poco], put Honor, who she used to live with in the first field, and stick Rainy in there with them. I don't think there would be a ton of problems after that, but this idea probably won't go over too well with...anyone. :P Anyway, we'll have to see, I guess.
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Just got back from doing chores-it's cooled down a little bit, but not enough for me! :)
Anyway, chores went well, and my instructor agreed with the martingale I found on ebay- now to convince the parents.
Blaze, a quarter horse mare that just came to the barn, was being ridden by her owners. She's technically owned by the mother, but her two daughters ride her, they're 8 and 5. :/ Kind of young, in my opinion, to have a horse, but to each their own, I guess. The daughters are really sweet and eager, but that doesn't replace experience and know-how. Already the 5 year old has fallen off the mare, and they've had to be reminded to wear helmets when they ride. So, really, not exactly the people I'd want to be owning a horse right now. She's also partially owned [like 20% or something] by their friend [C], who's also a friend of Sarah, our co-barn owner. She has more horse experience than they do, so she helps them out and everything.

The thing that bugged me tonight is that the friend, C, doesn't really help with some of the things that seem like common sense. Case in point, the ground poles & cavalettis. They had them out tonight, three ground poles and two cavalettis [just 8 inches]. C let them set the poles & cavalettis up, and instead of checking them over, or telling them how to space them out, she just let them do whatever. Then they kept getting upset whenever Blaze stumbled or tripped or hit one. C didn't say anything. So I stepped in, asked if they wanted me to show them how to set them up so Blaze could step over them better, and when they said yes, showed them how. Now obviously they aren't going to remember, so I hoped that C would listen and realize that she needed to step in.
I'm not sure if she gets it or not. :/ Other things, like the shanks they ride her in, kind of bother me- not that I'm against shanks at all, they have their time and place- because Sarah's mentioned a few times that it's too large for her [length wise] and because I've noticed how hard they jerk on her mouth. And if their mare is anything like my own [from what I can tell, she is] eventually something bad could happen.

ERGH! I'm thinking, the next time I see them out, I could tell them I'd be happy to help whenever I see them out, but I don't know...
Oh, the joys of a boarding stable.
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Something else I forgot to write about. I've seriously been considering asking the barn owners, who are also my instructors, to move Rainy to a gelding field, preferably the first field. Simply put, she's never going to get along with the other mares, nor will she stop trying to dominate [read as 'beat up'] the new boss mare. And I'm sick of finding swollen marks on my horse. >:(
Anyway, my fantastic idea was to put the gelding she might have a problem with in the back field, where he used to be [Poco], put Honor, who she used to live with in the first field, and stick Rainy in there with them. I don't think there would be a ton of problems after that, but this idea probably won't go over too well with...anyone. :P Anyway, we'll have to see, I guess.
As long as Sonny doesnt get any cuts or more little nicks, well, I still don't think its the greatest idea. But you have to realize it will get better. Rainy just needs to find her place in the rankings now that blaze is here. But they wont move honor I don't think cause they moved him to the back field for a reason. And IMO he is doing really well there. But its not my desicion, I just don't think its a very smart idea.

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She's not going to though. Laura put it this way- for so long the only way for her to survive was to be the boss, so she likes to keep it that way. I really don't think she's going to settle down.
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She's not going to though. Laura put it this way- for so long the only way for her to survive was to be the boss, so she likes to keep it that way. I really don't think she's going to settle down.
I still don't like the idea.

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I know you don't.
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