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        01-05-2013, 09:14 PM
      #51
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Gaaa Apache - that would have been bad had he kicked your mom. Yeah...you need to go crazy lizard on him.

    DriftingShadow - I have only gone crazy lizard on Biscuit twice and it was both in the first 6 to 8 months that I had him. He is so well behaved now there is no reason to crazy lizard him.
         
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        01-05-2013, 09:20 PM
      #52
    Green Broke
    Yeah I don't know what his problem was he was in a weird mood this morning he knows better then to kick.
         
        01-05-2013, 09:27 PM
      #53
    Banned
    OOS- jealous! Drifter has always been a "give an inch, take a mile". He had a big kicking out problem we have finally nipped in the bud. And a biting problem! I had him gelded when I bought him but he seems to still have some stallion like tendencies sometimes. He can be so angry! But he is coming around. Finally starting to learn that he can be "king" of the pasture all he wants, but he better back the heck down when the QUEEN arrives!
         
        01-05-2013, 09:59 PM
      #54
    Banned
    OOS- Saw on your blog you were from Texas! What part? I am currently attending my last year of college here in Mississippi but I am originally from The Woodlands right outside of Houston. Don't miss the big city at all! Loving this slower life! Haha
         
        01-05-2013, 10:01 PM
      #55
    QOS
    Green Broke
    I live in Nederland which is next to Beaumont. My cousin lives in The Woodlands.

    What part of Mississippi are you in?
         
        01-05-2013, 10:13 PM
      #56
    Banned
    Starkville! I'm on my "victory lap" At Mississippi State. I changed my major halfway through and sadly nothing transferred. Oh well, getting to enjoy one last year of the college life ha ha. I loved growing up in The Woodlands, but like the more small town feel of here as well.

    I sure do miss having a Target though! And a mall!! Lol.

    But the cost of keeping livestock out here is dramatically different than what it was costing me when I was leasing a horse in high school. So I get to be an independent college student, and keep my Drifter man with me at the same time! So it pays off :)
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        01-05-2013, 10:46 PM
      #57
    Foal
    5.5 today, for 5.5 total! Hope buy the end of the year to have many more digits!
         
        01-05-2013, 11:15 PM
      #58
    QOS
    Green Broke
    DriftingShadow - my former horse, Red, was purchased as a yearling at the Louisiana Breeders Sale. Margaret gelded him immediately but she said he was pretty dang snotty. He kicked at her one day - I don't think he connected but Margaret doesn't play. She put him in a round pen and gave him a whoopin' with a bullwhip. Dashing Big Red decided that kicking at Margaret or otherwise being snotty with her would get his butt in a serious sling. Red was a pretty smart boy and pretty much cut out all of that foolishness and was the sweetest horse anyone could have ever wanted to be around.

    I got hurt 4 years ago on a run away crazy horse I was trying ( didn't buy that one) and after that I was a sissy around horses. I wouldn't have bought either of the three horses I have purchased since then if they had been even inclined to kick or bite. Momma don't play
         
        01-05-2013, 11:23 PM
      #59
    Weanling
    QOS - if you had told that story about your horse red to some of these people around my town, you would have the law out at your house!! For some reason around here, people think that horses are little butterflies and if you slap them, they will fall apart. I, for one, am not afraid to give a horse a good lashing if he acts up. I wont stand for a animal that weighs ten times more than me act like an idiot. So yay you for standing up for yourself and teaching your horses what's what! :)

    I plan to head out and ride for a while tomorrow on a few horses of mine that I have for sale to keep them in check, then tomorrow I will spend a nice day out with my Rosie girl, hopefully to log in a few miles! :)
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        01-05-2013, 11:33 PM
      #60
    Banned
    QOS- Can completely understand that! I am definitely a moor "timid" type of rider. In a way Drifter has helped me a lot with that because he forces me to get "big and bad" sometimes.

    I originally meant for Drifter to be a sort of project! Didnt think I wanted him at all. He was a lot bigger than I intended (I am 5'2. And he is 16.2) and I was originally wanting my horse to be something along the lines of 15Hh or so..easier to get on in the middle of a trail!! Lol. He was in pretty rough shape. Weighed about ~850 lbs the first time I took him to Mississippi State to get a work over. He was pretty meek and mild the first few months --turns out that when he got some weight on, the meek and mild attitude went bye bye. The more I worked with him, the more I loved him. He has turned out to be fantastic! As long as I stay consistent in my 'rules' we no longer have problems.

    He is a great trail horse! Has to be one of my favorite things about him. The horse I have leased in the past weren't great on trails. Drifter is a "point me where you wanna go, and I'll get us there safely" kind of guy. Very rational on the trail, and doesn't flip his bucket which I like. For example, the other day a group of us were riding around on some trails near our barn. There is a pretty big ditch we usually have to go through and the rain had turned the usually dry dirt into pretty thick mud. And the water was draining into the ditch as well, so the horses were spooking and sliding and getting caught in the little mini creek at the bottom because most of them were rushing to follow the lead horse. Drifter and I were hanging out in the back of the pack and he sort of sized up the situation and walked on down the trail and crossed in another area that was SO much easier. I was so proud of him! If I say "no we're not trying that" he usually stops and listens, but I've learned to trust his judgement sometimes lol.

    Once over the summer a deer ran out in front of us and all the horses jumped off the trail to the side and he was looking at everybody behind us like "whaat?? What'd I miss?? All I saw was the deer!" haha.

    The few times I have come off though usually happen in a flat area with no logs or anything (go figure, right?!) and I usually give everyone a giggle as I try to use whatever piece of terrain I can find to help me out when it comes to getting back on! I am wondering if it would be possible to train him how to bend down a little to help! That would be neat lol
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