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        06-12-2013, 05:37 PM
    Green Broke
    I might hit my goal of 250 miles before mid July....Headed to Big South Fork this weekend!
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        06-12-2013, 05:39 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by QOS    
    Leyna, LOL she must have been a pistol. His former owner used to chase him with a four wheeler so it must not have worked too well because he is still running.

    Actually, I went out at 8:00 AM this morning and he was at the gate with Sarge waiting on his feed. He let me pet his face and pat his shoulder. I noticed he had that same scared/worried look in his eyes as when I first got him. It is like he reverted to that frightened horse that while gentle, doesn't want to be caught. I got the halter off of the pole and he walked off. I let him go.

    I went out at lunch and he let me pet his face but didn't try to catch him. Maybe this afternoon I can get the panels out. The ranch hands were baling hay so they couldn't take them down to the pasture for me. They said maybe tomorrow. So unless hubby will do it in his precious Tundra, I will have to wait.
    I think he's mad at you.
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        06-12-2013, 07:02 PM
    Green Broke
    Roadyy, I may be waiting a while for that!!!

    Gunslinger...I hate to put human emotions on a horse but you could very well be right. I haven't rode him in 8 weeks, I have only brought him up 3 times and only 1 of those was actually me getting him. Hubby got him the other times. I may have to regain his trust.
        06-12-2013, 07:07 PM
    When you start handling him daily, he'll be ok.
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        06-12-2013, 08:51 PM
    Green Broke
    I think so Celeste. I just haven't been able to. I have had to be uber cautious so I didn't injure myself. I am still unsteady on my feet and wobbly. I am better but not anywhere near where I want to be. My legs/feet are still numb too. Ugh. That bites.

    KD (the lady that rode him a few weeks ago) is coming out tomorrow to help me get the panels down to the pasture. I should be able to get him then!
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        06-12-2013, 09:41 PM
    Green Broke
    I know we don't like to humanize animals, but a close bond can and does exist between horse and human. I was gone five days last week and DW swears Miss Lacy was getting more depressed with every passing day I was gone.

    She wouldn't eat her watermelon on the fifth day, but as soon as I was home to feed them to her she was fine.

    I'm pretty sure she see's me as her "human" and we have a strong bond.

    I think you do too, and he's a bit pissed off over the lack of attention.

    He's not feeling the love if you know what I mean....
        06-12-2013, 10:48 PM
    Green Broke
    I think so Gunslinger. He and I had bonded - I was constantly feeding him treats and fussing over him. I never had problems catching him until just before my surgery and I was really struggling to move around.

    The first time I saw them after 3 weeks of surgery/home bound they both came galloping across the pasture when I called for them. LOL Got to get back to that place. He would still come up to me until day before yesterday and wow...he doesn't know me anymore!!

    I am going to take alfalfa with me to the pasture tomorrow to try and entice him into the enclosure and then halter him. Hopefully by Sunday afternoon he and I will be best buddies again!
        06-13-2013, 07:53 AM
    Green Broke
    I hope that is the case and it doesn't take too long to get back to the regularly scheduled program..lol

    I didn't realize you still had numbness in the legs as I thought I had read where you were walking around the pasture after him recently. Sorry for my misunderstanding. That was the only reason I mentioned the moving him off his spot and taking it to show you are herd leader. I'm sure the more you are physically able to work him on yielding again the better he will be with you.

    What is the update on you being released by the doctor?
        06-13-2013, 01:00 PM
    Green Broke
    Hey, Celeste.. I've been working with Trusty and a couple of the others on loading easily. Preparing them for some short rides to local trails so I can gain on you. Lol

    I worked with Trusty last night after feeding time and had him going almost all the way in then stand there for a minute before backing him out. Did this in both stalls and should be able to lead him to the trailer where he will load himself automatically in another week or so. Hoping to take Amber,Trusty and Doc up to Cottondale,Fl on the 6th for the benefit ride at Kitty's Corner. I know they will be fine on the trails, but getting them loaded and unloaded will be the workout if I don't keep up on it before then.
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        06-13-2013, 10:01 PM
    Green Broke
    Roadyy, I have been out walking in the pasture but yeah....my legs are still numb and somewhat stiff. I am walking in waist/neck deep water at the Wellness Center and am proud to say I did 15 pushups today. Surprised myself. I haven't done pushups in years. Mostly because I am a wuss.

    Anyway...update on my pissy horse. I set up panels today with KD in the corner of their pasture. I put feed in and Sarge went in. Biscuit hung back and I went to the barn and got grass hay and alfalfa. I put it in the enclosure and Biscuit walked in and we closed the gate. Still can't catch him though. I took Sarge out and got water. Later tried to put closed Reins over his head while he was eating a little bit...FAIL.

    I called the vet to see if there was a tranquilizer that could go in feed. FAIL...not available.

    Ok...called my cowboy cousin, Bruce. Can you rope The Biscuit I asked him. He said only as a last resort. He said he'd come out tomorrow and get Biscuit for me. He suggested all the things I have already done. But Biscuit was in a pasture doing these things not in a little pen. Always good to have a cousin that ropes in competitions! Hahaha he said "I can't do alot of things but I can build great pools and work with horses!"

    Biscuit is just being a toot but this could also be the reason his trainer had him tied to a pole with a bloody head before I got him. Biscuit wasn't fooled with as a foal as far as I know, was cryptorchid and not gelded til he was 5 or 6 years old. He wasn't broke til then either. I discussed all of this with my riding buddy Kellie and said if I can't get him back to his sweet self pretty quick I will send him to a trainer.

    Several people suggested to hubby that we hobble Biscuit. Lots of options to try before I would give up.

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