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        11-08-2013, 12:01 PM
      #1911
    Yearling
    James it sounds like SW 1 and 2 are a riot!!

    Celeste- I sneak my horse stuff into the dishwasher and washing machine when my husband isn't looking too haha! He would freak.

    I am finishing up my third semester at law school so I am so swamped with papers and studying for finals and then the daylight I haven't been able to ride as much.

    Last night I rode in the DARK!! Ok so I know that is not a big deal to a lot of people but I haven't done it in a long time. Roux was definitely nervous about if we only went for about an hour. It was fun though. I think I might get a headlight and do more in the evening if I don't freeze to death. Hopefully I can get a few miles in today after class :)

    Ps Biscuit looks great! What a transformation :)
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        11-08-2013, 12:16 PM
      #1912
    Green Broke
    I used to love riding my app/arab mare at night as she looked so beautiful in the moon light and turned heads everywhere we went. I was lucky enough to see my wife ride her once in the moonlight and was in such awe at their beauty.

    I have only rode after dark twice with the horses I have now, but with the time change will be doing a good bit starting off in light and ending in the dark. Most of it will be pasture riding and may last until the evenings stay light longer.
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        11-08-2013, 01:55 PM
      #1913
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Celeste, my momma didn't raise no fool

    Barry was sound asleep when the bridle went into an empty dishwasher!!! Hahaha and I removed it as soon as it was done. He may or may not have had a cow but I wasn't interested in finding out

    Amy, so sorry about Drambiue. I hope you find a nice little home for him. Before I got Biscuit I brought Butterbean home. He had originally been owned by the lady I got Red from. I was trail riding with her when he started to limp. We thought it was really nothing but she gave him to my cousin and Butterbean spent 9 months in a pasture not taking a wrong step. I took him up to Ebenezer and rode him for 2 days. Horse was gentle as a kitten and had a good handle on him. I brought him home as free. Vetted him out with shots, teeth, the whole nine yards. He was lame 2 days later. I hauled him to the vet, vet said there was something wrong and he would be fine for light riding IF I kept 4 shoes on him. I hauled him back to cousin immediately which really annoyed my cousin I believe. He said he wasn't limping. I said no, as long as he isn't carrying someone for miles over hills and going through creeks. Now Butterbean lives in a pasture as a pasture pet but gets rode every now and then by this fellows grandchildren. Basically getting led around and he is fine. I was very sorry not to be able to keep Butterbean because he really was a fantastic horse but I couldn't afford his 4 shoes and having him go lame after every ride.

    Roaddy, you are such a romantic guy!!! Such a sweet thing to say about your wife ! You are just a darling!
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        11-08-2013, 07:18 PM
      #1914
    Trained
    I rode with Pam today. She is our neighbor that I just met recently. She rode my daughter's horse Shadow and I rode The Princess. We rode 3.7 miles. I was really surprised at how pleasant The Princess was. She was a lady. I hope that we are starting a pattern here….

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        11-09-2013, 12:47 AM
      #1915
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Glad you were able to ride with the new neighbor!!!

    I told Barry about the bridle in the dishwasher while we were eating out this evening!!! He was absolutely incredulous. I am still laughing over it. I told him to suck up...but that I would run the dishwasher empty once if that would make him feel better.

    I rasped Biscuit's feet this evening. Dang, he stepped on me trying to avoid Sarge being a toot. Ugh. Thank goodness it was a glancing blow but I now am sporting a bruise on my left foot.

    My Barn manager asked me yesterday if I was pleased with the farrier that comes to the barn and had done Sarge 2 weeks ago. I told her no. I like this young man but as I told her other than shaping up his feet that were long he didn't do a good job on my boy's hooves. They were left long and with a flare on his back right hoof. I was thrilled to hear that she has found a barefoot trimmer that is going to start coming out to the barn! I mostly do my own horses but sometimes need help like I have had to a few times this year due to my back issue. Can't wait to meet him and learn from him. I would be more than willing to pay him to instruct me as I do their hooves!

    Biscuit's very clean Bridle

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    Biscuit gets a manicure
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    Biscuit's feet later slipped into the ditch. He looked a little surprised but didn't freak out.

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        11-09-2013, 02:51 AM
      #1916
    Yearling
    Llama Drama!!

    OMG why does any one need 7 llamas!!! And why is Roux so petrified of them! Any other horses scared to death of llamas? Well.... they might be alpacas... I am not a camelid expert. Every since they charged the fence (out of curiosity or maybe aggression - I am not sure they are hard to read) Roux HATES going down that trail. The fastest way to get to the best trail is right by the llamas of doom. And Roux was terrified the entire way, that is, until we made it past and then he was good the rest of of our ride. Well not including when the ducks flew out at us, that can be pretty scary for a little pony too!!

    1 hour and 30 min and 6.31 miles

    For a total of 64.34 miles!!

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        11-09-2013, 08:31 AM
      #1917
    Green Broke
    Ok, I know I said I wasn't going to replace the 3 I'm selling, but by God, I couldn't resist. My wife, little Jessa, and I went to the rodeo last night and I ran across the most amazing mount ever. He is so amazing and takes care of whoever is on him better than anything I've ever seen. I climbed on his back and he acted like I was a feather sitting there. Sure footed, big boned and broad are superficial things I used to describe this gentle giant. Oh, pics right, gotta have pics of this amazing ride don't I? Ok ok here ya go...


    Here is little Jessa riding him

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    Here he is with me atop him as if no one was in the saddle.

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    I'm just not sure how the three remaining horses are going to act.. Wonder where he will fit in the herd and how long it will take to get acclimated.
         
        11-09-2013, 09:38 AM
      #1918
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Talk about Drama Llamas!!!! I have never encountered llamas but I have heard that most horses are pretty unsettled by them.

    Since they are close to your trails that is a wonderful training opportunity. You may want to get off of him and walk him up to where they are and let him get used to them so they no longer freak him out. I like llamas and alpacas. They are so cute!!!

    Roaddy, that is a big ol' boy!!! He is a cutie but you can't go down tight or narrow trails with that fellow - he needs a home on the range kinda deal!
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        11-09-2013, 10:40 AM
      #1919
    Started
    My friend washed her biothane harness in her washing machine, and I used to ask her WHAT she was going to tell the repair man when a piece got hung up!!!!!! She is single........BWAHAHA!

    Roadyy, you better make sure that new horse fits in your gates! Darling pictures!

    Celeste, I am so glad the new riding neighbor worked out and y'all had a good time!

    I am so sorry about Drambuie! You might try some therapeutic riding centers as a place for him, since they don't get a TON of excercise.

    I rode Spirit yesterday for about 45 minutes up on the trails, mostly to flush out the deer so my neighbor won't have anything to shoot at, haha. Mary rode JR the Mennonite Morgan bareback with me. We were going to drive Tootsie down the road, but there was TOO much target practice going on, and I let it get a bit late, so I stayed on the place. I HATE meeting the school bus head-on, in a curve, on a hill, on a road that is not-quite-2-lane!!!

    I wish I could go to Mammoth Cave and ride this weekend, but diesel needs to come down a bit here first. Right now, everything I go to spend gets converted to bales of hay....Tank of fuel for truck=27 bales of hay. Dinner out= 10 bales. Bottle of wine= priceless!!

    Nancy
         
        11-09-2013, 10:56 AM
      #1920
    Green Broke
    I was thinking a big ole boy like him could make the paths wider for the other riders behind us.


    I have been seeing Alpacas for sale all over CL lately and thought about it for a few seconds then remembered I know know nothing about them and if I can't ride them then I don't need them in my pasture. Lol


    I forgot to mention I talked to my trainer friend about Drambuie and she said the only person she knows suitable for him is full up at the moment.

    I will mention greentree's horses to the lady that is buying mine to see if she has anyone she knows that may be interested.


    BTW, did I miss a link to see pics of the horses, greentree?
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