Logging 2013 Miles - How far did you go? - Page 48
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Logging 2013 Miles - How far did you go?

This is a discussion on Logging 2013 Miles - How far did you go? within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    Like Tree4299Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-18-2013, 09:24 PM
      #471
    Yearling
    Good job Dawn & Dream! Cowgirl up LOL

    I have been wondering about trying to pony Drambuie while I ride Chivas but was concerned since I've never tried...

    Reading about your 1st time have inspired me to try too
    phantomhorse13 likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-18-2013, 09:40 PM
      #472
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Dang, Dreams may have missed her calling as a cow pony!!! Good girl!!! Sultan takes his name seriously like Sarge does

    I didn't ride today - it was too windy. OMG it was blowing with gale force winds at times today. I worked on Biscuit's front hooves and groomed him. That is as much as I got accomplished!
    AnitaAnne and phantomhorse13 like this.
         
        02-18-2013, 09:44 PM
      #473
    Trained
    I have ponied horses off of Abby plenty of times. She is agreeable to most anything you ask. (She is now my husband's primary horse.) The Princess tends to try to kick horses that get too close, so I would be a little worried to try it.
    AnitaAnne and phantomhorse13 like this.
         
        02-18-2013, 10:05 PM
      #474
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by QOS    
    Dang, Dreams may have missed her calling as a cow pony!!! Good girl!!! Sultan takes his name seriously like Sarge does

    I didn't ride today - it was too windy. OMG it was blowing with gale force winds at times today. I worked on Biscuit's front hooves and groomed him. That is as much as I got accomplished!
    Denise, you & I seem to have the same weather! By the time I crawled out of bed planning to ride Chivas, The wind was way to strong for me when I am still sick I couldn't stop coughing up a lung or two. At least I am off work for a couple of days...going to rain again tomorrow. Dangit.
    QOS and phantomhorse13 like this.
         
        02-18-2013, 10:16 PM
      #475
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AnitaAnne    
    Denise, you & I seem to have the same weather! By the time I crawled out of bed planning to ride Chivas, The wind was way to strong for me when I am still sick I couldn't stop coughing up a lung or two. At least I am off work for a couple of days...going to rain again tomorrow. Dangit.
    It has been cold here too. You need to see about getting well before you worry about riding. You could get a lot sicker otherwise. Take care of yourself.
         
        02-18-2013, 10:38 PM
      #476
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    It has been cold here too. You need to see about getting well before you worry about riding. You could get a lot sicker otherwise. Take care of yourself.
    Yes ma'am.

    The fever is gone, just not the hacking cough.

    It is killing me to not ride
         
        02-18-2013, 10:41 PM
      #477
    Trained
    It will be warm soon. It won't be long before we are complaining about the heat.
    phantomhorse13 likes this.
         
        02-19-2013, 09:21 AM
      #478
    QOS
    Green Broke
    It is bright and clear this morning but I haven't stepped outside yet so don't know how cold it is. It wasn't cold yesterday but good grief it was blowing hard. It felt like March winds were already here.

    I am like you Anita - I can't wait to ride. I am going to try to ride at least in the arena today.
    AnitaAnne likes this.
         
        02-19-2013, 10:27 AM
      #479
    Yearling
    I pony extra horses a lot. It's no big deal. I've had to let each horse learn what a lead rope under the tail is, that they can't kick the horse I'm leading etc. It's all part of the process. But they learn.

    Horses don't seem to get as worried and want to kick if they moving at a walk. If you speed up to a trot, they start wanting more space and are more prone to want to kick their neighbors. So you may want to start at a walk and every time you see them start to lay back their ears or give signals that they may kick. Box their ears or ask them for their attention, Pretty soon they forget about the ponied horse and pay attention to you.

    My daughters have grown up and I don't always have enough riders for all my horses. I pony a spare so I can give them all some exercise. Sometimes I change the saddle half way thru the ride, Somes times not. My horses have done this since they were foals. I often rode their dams with the foals at their side, so the youngsters would learn to pick their feet up over roots, rocks, and water crossing.

    Here is a Youtube video from last November, We are just walking, nothing fast but both Dave and I are ponying an extra horse. We had brought 4 horses down for the ride so my wife and daughter could join us, But on this particular day, it was just the two riders.
         
        02-19-2013, 11:13 AM
      #480
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Painted Horse, I use the term "box your ears" all the time. It always reminds me of Bewitched when Uncle Arthur boxed Darrin's ears - literally - with little presents on his ears. I think we need a Boxed Ears Emoticon. (might be showing my age with that reference!)

    I have only ponied for a short while and it was a horse that got sick on the trail. It is probably a very good thing for horses to be trained to do in the case of an ill or injured horse on the trail if nothing else.
    phantomhorse13 likes this.
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Logging 2012 Miles How far did you go? QOS Trail Riding 1231 01-02-2013 04:48 PM
    Logging miles/hours? smokeslastspot Trail Riding 5 06-25-2012 10:26 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0