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        05-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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    May I never complain too much about the climate here (wet, rainy, and more wet) , because we have NO poisonous snakes, NO black widows or othe poisonous spiders, and almost NO ticks.
    Just the thought of an insect burrowed into my body makes me want to run screaming under the covers of my bed. ARGH!!!!!!
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        05-15-2013, 01:31 PM
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    May I never complain too much about the climate here (wet, rainy, and more wet) , because we have NO poisonous snakes, NO black widows or othe poisonous spiders, and almost NO ticks.
    Just the thought of an insect burrowed into my body makes me want to run screaming under the covers of my bed. ARGH!!!!!!
    I was a Northeastern transplant for 4 years in Oklahoma (husband is military) and although there is a lot I miss about it there, coming back to a part of the country that does NOT have black widows, brown recluses, wildfires, tornadoes, and random other things that can kill/seriously injure you and your animals, is much appreciated. We're in tick season, but I treat the animals and tuck my pants into my boots, and do a sweep of myself, the dog and my toddler every night, so far nothing on anyone yet!
        05-15-2013, 01:52 PM
    I'm afraid of not being the owner my horse deserves. Granted I treat her like a princess.. minus when she gets a spanking. But I am a very young horse owner (I'm 15.) and she's my first horse, AND I'm keeping her on my own private property. I've always ridden with a trainer. I'm afraid sometimes to further our training, or to try new things. I don't want to be the person that ruins an amazing horse. So far we've gotten through everything, and she has been a saint through all my sloppy cues, mistakes, and dumb errors!
        05-15-2013, 04:12 PM
    Originally Posted by cowgirllinda1952    
    I am not actually a new horse owner myself, but one of my daughters neighbors just got her kids a horse, and I'm around her a lot. When they first got her, she was wormy and very underweight. They wormed her, and have put about 250 lbs. On her. When they first brought her home, she was very docile and laid back, now she is getting very stubborn with horrible ground manners, stepping all over people and such. She stepped hard on my foot, and bruised it, so now I'm afraid to even be around her, she is a huge horse, with obviously no respect, and I am disabled, and probably should not even be around her.
    Yep! The ol "I'm healthier and therefore a bratt cause I was babied and weak for so long" syndrome.

    Hopefully they get that under control... definitely keep your distance until then
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        05-16-2013, 12:15 AM
    I completely understand the jellyfish. A jellyfish almost killed me once.

    But I'm unlikely to run across one of those with my horse. :)
        05-16-2013, 12:28 AM
    I am terrified of spiders...I have been known to once or twice fly off my horse on a trailride and strip naked in 2.5 seconds because I think its crawling on me. Alot of people make fun of me for that one and Im pretty sure half the horse people here have seen me naked because of a spider. Then I think even the spider is laughing at me...stupid smug B*******!!!!
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        05-16-2013, 03:25 AM
    Clowns...creepy sonsa#!+&%#@
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        05-16-2013, 08:56 AM
    For everyone who doesn't like ticks - don't ride in/near tall grass, that's where they like to sit waiting to brushed off. Obviously, make sure you're covered on your lower half, wear pants and boots. Also, if you ever do get a tick on you (and this will sound kind of gross) they burrow clockwise into your skin. To get them off, 'unscrew' them counterclockwise. Also check your horses for ticks after each ride. Just a tip from the tick expert here haha

    What I'm scared of is not progressing. Getting stuck in one spot and not being able to move past it.

    I'm scared of being in a situation where I don't know what to do and have no one there to help me.

    I'm scared of not being good enough for a horse. I'm afraid that they could be getting better care/training from someone else.

    I'm afraid of not knowing when to persist and knowing when to quit.

    I'm afraid of getting hurt or someone else getting hurt by a horse and it being my fault.

    I have a lot of fears, but I'm determined to overcome them.
        05-16-2013, 09:17 AM
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    Jumping. I was always a timid jumper, but loved riding a predictable jumper. I HATE when a horse takes a long distance or over jumps. I guess I never got good enough to naturally follow the horse and predict its movements. I also decided my (well, the barns horse I used to ride exclusively. Everyone calls her mine) ex reiner might make a cute little jumper... Until she jumped over some barrels laying on their size big enough to EASILY clear the split rail fence... From a standstill, after refusing, without me asking. Yeah, she's honest and a hard trier alright!!! Well I did the scared cat, face planted on her in mid air then fell off. That pretty much ended my jumping career.

    Another thing I'm more worried about is life getting in the way of my goals. I want to own a reiner and I want to show. I also want my own horse property, just a small place for a few horses. Then there is school loans, bills, my career, kids and whatever else looming over my head.
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        05-16-2013, 07:20 PM
    Round penning or lunging my horse when he's saddled. He always bucks in my direction.
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