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post #21 of 51 Old 01-06-2013, 01:12 AM
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DS just turned a year so it's hard to tell...he LOVES going to the barn and patting the horses though! If he's not, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a horse crazed little girl next :)
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post #22 of 51 Old 01-07-2013, 05:15 PM
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I moved Bandit on Saturday - he's now just down the road from me (yay!) so my young lad has been given the opportunity to help me out and he is LOVING it. I went out to Bandit yesterday evening by myself, came home and he kept tryin to give me my yard jacket to go again

He got his first pair of yard wellies yesterday (on sale, marked down to 10 yay!) and is SO SO proud of them.

Fingers crossed he's got the bug... although we are struggling with what the horsey says - he's convinced they say moo!

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Mom! You didn't close the door properly!!

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What do you get after a hard days work??

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I will be kind of devastated if my soon to be here son isn't into horses....

I hope, I hope, I hope..
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post #24 of 51 Old 01-09-2013, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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I moved Bandit on Saturday - he's now just down the road from me (yay!) so my young lad has been given the opportunity to help me out and he is LOVING it. I went out to Bandit yesterday evening by myself, came home and he kept tryin to give me my yard jacket to go again

He got his first pair of yard wellies yesterday (on sale, marked down to 10 yay!) and is SO SO proud of them.

Fingers crossed he's got the bug... although we are struggling with what the horsey says - he's convinced they say moo!

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Mom! You didn't close the door properly!!

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What do you get after a hard days work??

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OMG He is insanly cute, like insane. I love his smile.

Someone please tell me what DS and DD means please?

It's seeming like a lot more daughters than sons are into horses..
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post #25 of 51 Old 01-14-2013, 09:55 AM
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DS/DD - Dear Daughter/Dear Son

My kiddo is very much into the horses, which is great for me. I wouldn't care though if she wasn't. She's been riding with me since she could walk and now that's she's a whole 7 years old, she knows it all..just ask her

Her current rides
She has claimed co-ownership of Stubby, my sister's 13.2 quarter pony. Stub goes WP, HUS (he looks like a shrinky dink but he gives a good effort) jumps, is a sms/hms machine and can keep up with the big boys around a set of barrels. She'll be showing him this summer for her first small fry w/t/c season.
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She has also taken over Missy. I waited over 30 years to have my warmblood (growing up on a qh breeding farm, I was not allowed - my grandfather still thinks it's sacrilege that I have a Hano on the family farm lol) Now that I have her, DD has pretty much stolen her from me. She will be riding her english and jumping eventually (DD thinks eventually means as soon as the ground thaws in spring...not happening - the old lady arena diva is a lot of horse with a jump course in front of her, fantastic fearless jumper but too much for a 45 lb kid to hold lol.)
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And her future ride, after I've had him for a few years is my little buddy man, Merit. He'll be 2 at the end of May. I had him sold but she absolutely adores him and tbh, I do too so he stayed and got the snip. He's such a quiet, willing youngster. Technically, she has already put the first ride on him....I caught her on him in the darn pasture. How the heck she managed to get him to stand still without even so much as a halter on for her to get on, I'll never know.
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post #26 of 51 Old 01-15-2013, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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Ahahahaha when we were younger we used to sneak out and ride all the time. We finally got caught when my mom when to develop a role of film and on it was pictures of my and my sister (we were 4 and 5) riding double on her 16hh Anglo Arab gelding jumping 3 feet with no saddle...
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Lol! For some reason that doesn't surprise me lol! My sister and I were the same way. Our favorite was to "start" the yearlings...we would wait until they had their heads buried in a hay feeder and climb on. We were little things. My grandpa laughs about it now and jokingly says that it was because of us that most of them were easy to start under saddle. I should look for some old pics, I know I have pictures of Jana (26) as a weanling sporting my old pony saddle with a cabbage patch doll tied on to the horn with a baling twine seat belt....ugh, I guess I am getting payback for my childhood transgressions lol.
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Lol! For some reason that doesn't surprise me lol! My sister and I were the same way. Our favorite was to "start" the yearlings...we would wait until they had their heads buried in a hay feeder and climb on. We were little things. My grandpa laughs about it now and jokingly says that it was because of us that most of them were easy to start under saddle. I should look for some old pics, I know I have pictures of Jana (26) as a weanling sporting my old pony saddle with a cabbage patch doll tied on to the horn with a baling twine seat belt....ugh, I guess I am getting payback for my childhood transgressions lol.
That is THE ONLY reason I'm glad we currently don't live on a farm, although my parents do. DS has already figured out how to start the tractor, open the gate, unplug the fencer, get in the workshop, get Odie's halter and is in the process of trying to figure out how it goes on. And he's only at my parents place 4-5 times a week. He just turned 4, two weeks ago.

I can't imagine the trouble he'd be into if we lived there!!!

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post #29 of 51 Old 01-15-2013, 02:03 PM
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Both my boys pretty much grew up on horses. We owned a feedlot and I barrel raced. They started out riding with me and graduated into having their "own". They didn't ever compete or show they just enjoyed riding and goofing around. At rodeos I would have one on my horse with me warming up and after a run I would hop off at the gate and throw up one of the boys to cool out the horse. In the feedlot, the boys enjoyed taking cattle that had been treated that day back to the pens. They would also sit up on their geldings playing Gameboys as we ran through cattle through the chute. We spent hours playing tag and jousting (with pool noodles). It was just part of our lifestyle.
But it all started to change with the divorce. My ex and his mother did a good job of pulling the boys away from the horses. And then first my younger son's horse died of old age. A year later I lost my older son's gelding and my barrel horse in an accident. That was the end of horses for the boys even though I did purchase new horses a year later.
Now, at 16 and 18, my boys don't ride at all unless I force them and I am not going to do that. My older son will take care of my horses if I am away though. Except every year at Christmas time one or both of the boys will hop on and take a ride with me. I just have to accept that they are fine young men who have their own interests, they don't have to share mine.
But here is Brody with all three of my horses at Christmas this year...
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Lol! For some reason that doesn't surprise me lol! My sister and I were the same way. Our favorite was to "start" the yearlings...we would wait until they had their heads buried in a hay feeder and climb on. We were little things. My grandpa laughs about it now and jokingly says that it was because of us that most of them were easy to start under saddle. I should look for some old pics, I know I have pictures of Jana (26) as a weanling sporting my old pony saddle with a cabbage patch doll tied on to the horn with a baling twine seat belt....ugh, I guess I am getting payback for my childhood transgressions lol.

Okay you need to find that photo. Keep it and frame it, what a cute memory. I often wonder where our parents were
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