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        06-03-2013, 08:51 AM
      #1081
    Started
    OK< I am back!!

    I hope you ALL get rid of your cricks! My heel had a crick in it over the weekend!!

    My barn is apparently turning into "the" place to be for teenage girls!! Yesterday, another neighbor girl down the street showed up. Sweet girl, plus Mary, who comes over MWF, plus some on the weekends, and occasionally TT, lol. Then the welder showed up with his 2 daughters.... SO, we all went riding. Got 6 miles in, and had a GREAT time.

    Mary has decided Chance is the horse the horse she LOVES, and will buy if I decide to sell him. I am very happy that she likes him, the poor horse is 10, and finally has a real job, not just an Extra on Call. He looks better than he ever has with all the exercise!!

    Nothing better for a horse than a competent teenager--that's my NEW saying--
    We put the saddle on Tina yesterday, the first time in 6 months!! Tina is a 4 yo TWH that belongs to a friend who has a brain tumor. I am the horse's caretaker until she gets better. I told her I did not promise to train the mare, but if I had time, I would ride her a little, otherwise, she would get fed, and turned out, good basic care.
    So, Kiera wanted to ride her, and the mare was SUPER. Kiera had never ridden a TWH, and then after the arena, we headed down the road.

    Have a good week, everyone, I will catch up on the pages I missed!

    Nancy
         
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        06-03-2013, 09:04 AM
      #1082
    Green Broke
    You could just send the saddle and pads to me to save money on more pads. Lol

    It actually looked a lot more level on Sarge than Biscuit, but that is just across the top. How did it fit Sarge's back for pressure points? I like the way it has him sitting in it, albeit it looks to big for him.

    AnitaAnne, sorry your ride got cut short and I haven't tempted to do any camping yet either. I'm hoping to do some in the fall since my friend has property right by the spring fed creek so that should be enjoyable. Love the trailer and tails.

    Gunslinger, sounds like you need to grab a poncho and saddle up to get that extra few miles in before the break. Lol

    I picked up a new fella for my daughter so I can hopefully have my Trusty back. She says now that she won't make a decision on whether to take Trusty from me or accept the new guy until after she gets to ride him...hmmm she is getting too smart for my own good. Lol

    Few more groceries and some workouts then this 20+ yr old gelding will be all she needs. Hopefully,

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        06-03-2013, 11:55 AM
      #1083
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Gunslinger - sorry about your crick....mine just won't leave. It is still hanging around. Not as bad but more than I want to put up with. I have a super busy week that is scary. I have three 4 tiered cakes, one 3 tiered cake and a somewhat sculpted grooms cake for right at 600 servings of cake. I must have lost my mind. Thank God I have people coming to help me. I have done this much before but I was younger and not recovering from back surgery and fighting a dang crick in the neck.

    I will pray for your neck...pray for mine Gunslinger. It is the pits.

    Roaddy, it actually fit Sarge pretty nicely. It wasn't rocking on him and when Barry stepped in the saddle, it didn't move at all. Didn't seem to be tight at the withers - Barry initially had it sitting too far back and I easily moved it up.

    Poor Biscuit - the saddle seems to fit him just fine. No digging in anywhere. I want to be very careful of that because he has had saddles on him in the past that have left white marks on my boy's shoulders. His former owner wasn't interested in whether stuff fit his horses or they were comfortable or even whether they were fed properly. I bought him November 1st and when he shed out early in the spring he had huge white marks on his back where the bars had dug in. They are now just on his shoulder mostly on his left side that will be there I am sure forever. The saddle seems to fit him well...it is not for me. I don't want to fall off so we will see what solution I can come up with.

    I got out on line and googled saddle fit on roached back. It is hard to fit a horse with a roached back ... which is understandable. When I first got Biscuit I was riding him in my Aussie saddle and don't remember feeling like I was pushed forward.

    Nice looking fellow you got there Roadyy and are you sure your daughter isn't a clone of mine?
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        06-03-2013, 12:54 PM
      #1084
    Green Broke
    Denise, the first time Amber rode Trusty after I took the lead rope off and let her rein him to where she wanted to go she was hooked on him. I am so hoping that happens with Doc, but I want to do some ground work with him and have her do some with him as well before riding him. I also will need to find them a saddle that is right for both of them.

    Which reminds me, I got a good deal on a Circle Y saddle this weekend and should pick it up this evening.

    Greentree, sounds like you had a great weekend and found a new partner for your friend's horse. Glad that is working out and hope the tumor is medically corrected soon and will very little discomfort.
         
        06-03-2013, 03:57 PM
      #1085
    Foal
    You are all giving me inspiration.
         
        06-06-2013, 11:09 AM
      #1086
    Weanling

    Dare is getting better about letting me get on. He was a little nervous here because that was the first day I was getting on with a whole bunch of other stuff going on. 4 wheeler running, a truck being hooked up to the flat bed and Ethan playing basketball. If everything is completely quiet and still, he will let me on without moving, but it is time for him to start learning how to cope with other things going on. I won't be able to ask everyone to stop what they are doing at an Endurance ride. Haha!
         
        06-06-2013, 12:33 PM
      #1087
    Green Broke
    So far so good with them matching up.

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        06-06-2013, 12:49 PM
      #1088
    Trained
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    Dare is getting better about letting me get on. He was a little nervous here because that was the first day I was getting on with a whole bunch of other stuff going on. 4 wheeler running, a truck being hooked up to the flat bed and Ethan playing basketball. If everything is completely quiet and still, he will let me on without moving, but it is time for him to start learning how to cope with other things going on. I won't be able to ask everyone to stop what they are doing at an Endurance ride. Haha!
    At least he didn't bolt off or buck. What kind of saddle is that? It looks good.
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        06-06-2013, 02:15 PM
      #1089
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    At least he didn't bolt off or buck. What kind of saddle is that? It looks good.
    He actually has never offered to buck. His thing is the bolting. He does threaten ( and has) to rear every once in a while, but I think I have broke him from doing that.

    It is a Bob Marshall treeless saddle with a full sheepskin on it. I love my saddle.
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        06-06-2013, 05:17 PM
      #1090
    Yearling
    Well all! It sure has been a while! I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to catch up on the forums. Slow days at work though now allow me to do that. Oh, joys of customer service.

    Walker and I have been doing great! He just turned 3 on April 10th, loving the trails and slowly picking up driving. He has such a level head and we've been learning so much over the past few weeks!

    Have been riding on the back trails and state trail around, adding up to over 30 miles.

    Went on a Memorial Day ride and drive. We rode 18 miles and had a blast. He did get caught up on a trailer latch while I was holding another horse (it's an older steel trailer and it's the latch that holds the door shut). He stood like a champ until someone got his halter off. (Didn't break it) Which he should have so there's now a leather breakaway on it. WAY to scary.

    We now have Breakfast on the Farm this weekend, we are parking cars in the morning and the children love to pet the horses after we're done. Then, a driving and riding clinic for our club on Sunday as well. Lots to do but we're excited! Loving everyone's pictures and stories! Hopefully I will pop in more here and there!

    Hoping to really start raking in the miles.

    Walker and I on the Left, my BO in the cart, and Luke on Trooper on the right.
         

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