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longshot 07-16-2012 11:16 AM

Dixie pays off!
Hey all,
Aint been around much actually been out training and working n
Saturday our 2 y/o Dixie got an honest to goodness first ride. As I have gotten old and far too smart to be the one that actually crawls aboard first these days I put the young man that is interested in my youngest daughter on the hurricane deck.. evil? probably but I'm ok with that, he's a pretty good horseman. Any way after taking the reins from him for being a bit heavy handed and she's still settling into the bit. (she pitched a little) I tied the lead into reins and had him use the rope halter and lead. Little Dixie looked like she'd been being ridden for months. Did circles then walked out, turns, stops, and pays attention! WOOHOO I was afraid she might be a bit more bull headed than that, bout 10 minutes then unsaddled and brushed her, shes acting like a 4 year old broke mare. Stoked here, looks like she's gonna be the horse I wanted for my daughter after all.

Equilove 07-16-2012 11:37 AM

Congrats! Would love to see pictures!

ioconner 07-16-2012 11:53 AM

LOL.... I love your wicked plan of putting the boyfriend up there first. I'll have to remember that one when my girls get to be teens!!:-P

longshot 07-16-2012 01:04 PM

It is "Dad's natural selection process" lol. If he can't break a filly... well I better stop there as I am in the minority

Equilove 07-16-2012 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by longshot (Post 1600220)
It is "Dad's natural selection process" lol. If he can't break a filly... well I better stop there as I am in the minority

Lol I always wished I had someone I could just throw up on the horses as a "tester" after I did all the groundwork. My boyfriend doesn't like horses, and I am having the hardest time finding anyone brave enough, bahaha.

longshot 07-16-2012 05:30 PM

eh.. if yer young.. jump aboard.. I don't cuz I don't bounce so good and healing tends to take longer these days... If I was in my 20's I'd be on em.. and off em and back on and off..etc..etc...

longshot 07-23-2012 11:18 AM

ok here is a pic of my daughter on Dixie. photo has been partially redacted to protect the Yes I saw the breastcollar was too big and removed it. but it was on there for the pic cuz it was on the saddle when she saddled her up. She is still getting used to the bit so there are no reins attached to the headstall just getting her used to it. I love it when a youngster shows that it has brains.. WOOHOO Dixie!

Equilove 07-23-2012 11:56 AM

She looks to be taking it well! Congrats! She's pretty :)

Critter sitter 07-23-2012 03:23 PM

looks great.. HEY can you send us some of that Green you have there... Man the ground here is crunchy!!!

longshot 07-23-2012 05:08 PM

Wish I could Critter.. has been a good year here but the weeds are getting bad.. need to spray and get some seed down this fall.

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