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eclaire23 06-25-2011 09:45 PM

The Righteous Path to Awesomeness
This journal will consist of anything relating to my horses. (Neigh Streak Flint & Lady)

To kick it off i will start with today (June 25, 2011):
It has been absolutly beautiful out, so I decided to give Neighners a bath. All went well untill the annoying neighbor girl came to "help" Not wanting to be mean I said she could help, naturally, she emptied my fly spray.... :evil: Luckily she had to go home before she wrecked anything else. After finishing I went to turn Neigh out. So ofcourse he rolled in mud! He also showed his undieing love for me. When leaving the pasture after feeding he followed me to the gate; when I left he was neighing is head off, untill I came back to tell him "Good Night"
Flint is the newest "Family Member" He is a TWH yearling carmellow and looks just like Streak. His past: never ever been handled or looked at. Left in a pasture to die with another mare. The good news is he is SUPER GAITED & SMART! We have been working with him for 3 days now and he has completed John Lyons Round Pen Training achieving Join Up, picks up all four feet,and let me put and saddle and pad on (not cinched). I'm super happy with him. He will hopefully be ready to show by the time I need to retire Neigh.

Things I'm looking forward to:
-July 16- 4-H horse and Pony Club Completion Show
-Sept. 26-Oct 1- DeKalb Co. Free Fall Fair

Improvments: (Neigh)
*walk,trot,canter transitions
*Cantering off the rail- refuses to canter off a rail. SUPER ANNOYING. Will canter in a feild but wont due it on intended lead.
*trotting in hand- for halter ect. He refuses to trot with me. Having a tailer is super embarrising...
*Jumping some pretty tiny jumps (ground poles for now) LOL

*Transitioning Home

*Side Passing
*Trail Work- for trail classes :D

Brighteyes 06-25-2011 11:29 PM

I love the title. :) What kind of riding do you do?

I <3 Walkers! Flint sounds cute. He's about at the same stage of training as my two fillies.

eclaire23 06-26-2011 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by Brighteyes (Post 1076742)
I love the title. :) What kind of riding do you do?

I <3 Walkers! Flint sounds cute. He's about at the same stage of training as my two fillies.

Thanks! The title is my personallity in a nut-shell!
I do all saddleseat and lots of trail :D Sometimes my high pressured ponies need to be reminded that they are horses so trail is our escape. My personal riding horse does a bit of everything though.

I can't wait for flint to come home- We can't really finish his ground training untill he is =/ Good Luck with your fillies!

eclaire23 06-26-2011 12:30 PM

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Hopefully this is a picture of Flint with our extremly broken huntseat.:D

eclaire23 06-27-2011 10:54 PM

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June 27, 2011
Tonight was 4-H! We worked on eveything in our last improvment list. Our tranisitions are slightly better, cantering off the rail was highly exhilarating!!! It took us about 20 minutes But we got it! I found I was on the snaffle too much- I needed to use my leverage bit more. We also rode huntseat, which went well, But after a night of being cramped up. Im glad to get back in my flat saddle!

Flint came home tonight. The Herd doesnt care for him much. But at least they didnt beat the crap out of him! He "gumbed" at them. (I have no idea if thats the word for it) But I learned thats how babies tell threats they're babies. LOL I only ever worked with horses ages 5-9. If they're younger or older we dont look at them. But Flint is one special guy <3:hug:<3

I dont tend to ride Streak all that much because he is suppost to be my step-sisters project horse. But since she has NO desire to ride at all, I've taken my good ol' boy back =D He amazed me! worked like he has never worked before. It was like he was longing for a experianced rider. And we now have competion for our gaited class! The last 3 years nobody has had a gaited horse- now there's a RMH. Actually not too happy about this- mostly because she is going to ride saddleseat. And i dont want to share the ring! lol jk! She'll most likely beat us. Her horse is really nice and Streak is just Old. lol I love him.

Anything else........ No Not Really......:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

The pictures are of Neigh in our newest saddle. And my 2ft jump dont know where the other log is, but its usually a even cross-rail. Oh and my KittyCat!

eclaire23 06-29-2011 08:56 PM

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Tonight has took a turn for the worst... Flint has cut his front left leg bad enough for stiches. The injury in itself isnt bad at all, in two weeks it will be healed. What REALLY sucks- I am going on vacation tomorrow! And so is everybody else in the house... except my brother. My brother has been around horses as long as me but has a strong distaste for them. He'd rather be playing video-games. Now for 6 days he is the only one to take care of the baby. A little worried. But I have Faith! At least he wont have to change any bandages because the one Im putting on tomorrow should be able to stay on for at least as long as we're gone.

I have pictures of the whole process. PS Yes he is in our porch. We dont have a barn only a lean-to.<- this has me worried too.

ilovemyPhillip 07-01-2011 05:07 PM

I like your porch. (: cute idea.

Brighteyes 07-01-2011 09:37 PM

Wow, that a cut! Good thing it didn't hit anything important. I hope it doesn't scar too badly.

eclaire23 07-06-2011 07:30 PM

~Slaps Forehead~

Well my optimistic ways fail me once again. My brother didnt take care of the horses the way I thought he would... ugh. When we came home the water was completly gone- talking bone dry here. The colts 5 buckets of water are all gone. And the hay count isnt right-meaning there is more than should be after being gone. My dog had tried eating Flint through the screen... ripping at least 6 pannels. Now my mum is convinced he is going to be mean the rest of his life, and if he tries to attack anything else she says she will have him put down. (he is just a little bossy & spoiled, but so am I, she isnt going to put me down) Which then let all the bugs in, and he didn't have the sense to spray Flint... or the Herd.

Needless to say, anything that could have went wrong did.

On a better note I got to spend the whole day with Neighners! He tried to "help" me de-nail/screw a bunch of poles. Really the only thing he did was knock over all the rusty nails/screws and step on the poles "holding them down" But I could tell he was just happy I was home to take care of him =)

eclaire23 07-08-2011 03:51 PM

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July 8, 2011
I am Happily in LOVE With My Boy! He Amazes Me Everyday! Yesterday we worked on giving to leg pressure, once again cantering in hand (epic fail) and lots of equitation patterns. The patterns were excellent. Next on our list is getting more action from his front... He looks like a huntseat horse in a saddleseat class- Bothers me soooo much... Today though was a lazy day! We went bareback to the river. It was a nice ride I was expecting him to be on his toes and ready to bolt, like usual- but he was calm! He's actaully been on a calm kick lately- Im waiting for it to wear off. I have some pics. Wish i had somebody to take pics of both of us.

AS For the Others: I havent been working with them very much.~Tisk-tisk~ Flint is with the herd as of now and Mum has taken Flint into her hands too so I can work on finishing Neighners up for this coming show. Streak is just being a lazy bum! I trust this horse soo much- He is so push button i dont really have to do much for preperation. 20 mins warm up before the show day begins and we're ready! And I know I've never said much about Lady- soooooo- Nah... I still dont like her enough to write about her!- shes a pain.
Looking forward to:
*REALLY nervous for 4-H completion show. Mostly because the kids lookto me so much for guidence with their horses. Its not unsual to hear our leaders say "Go ask Her-(me)" We have to complete a Halter Class- which we are really bad at. Neigh isn't really correct for being Half-Arabian.

*September 19th I go back to school.... yay....

*September 24-October 1st Dekalb Co. Free Fall Fair

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