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post #471 of 2156 Old 02-18-2013, 09:24 PM
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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
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post #472 of 2156 Old 02-18-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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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.
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post #474 of 2156 Old 02-18-2013, 10:05 PM
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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.
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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.

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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
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It will be warm soon. It won't be long before we are complaining about the heat.
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post #478 of 2156 Old 02-19-2013, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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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.
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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.
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