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post #591 of 2156 Old 03-05-2013, 07:58 AM
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WOW 59 pages!! I did not read what's in the middle yet! I thought I would "meet up" with y'all and introduce myself, but it takes a fast horse to catch up!!

Anyway, I lived in SE Texas all 53 years of my life, until July of 2012, when we sold our farm and moved to South Central Kentucky. I have shown hunters, jumpers, dressage horses, carriage driving, and done endurance. I don't jump anything bigger than a log anymore! I love to train horses, and I LOVE to be out in the woods on my horses.
My horses are mostly 1/2 Arabians these days. I also have 2 TWH, a Morgan, a Clydesdale, and a Paint stallion.
I am not good with technology,(putting it mildly) and usually on my Ipad, so I don't post many photos! When some actually manage to get off the camera or the phone, DH does it!
Enjoying the forum, and looking forward to racking up some miles when the barn gets finished, and not mired in mud. We are almost done, then we can get a driveway! YAY!

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post #592 of 2156 Old 03-05-2013, 10:39 AM
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Welcome to the board/thread Greentree. I grew up in Lebanon TN. I now live in Georgia. There are some nice places to ride near you though.
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post #593 of 2156 Old 03-05-2013, 12:53 PM
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Thanks, Oreogirl! I love the trails up at Mammoth cave. There is so much variety there!
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post #594 of 2156 Old 03-05-2013, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Dang Nancy - I live in SE Texas!

Welcome to our little thread. Can't wait to see your pictures and I so wish I could ride near Mammoth Cave. I visited the cave when I was 19 and it left a huge impression on me. Gorgeous!

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post #595 of 2156 Old 03-06-2013, 12:49 AM
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Well now I understand why people tell my I'm horse stupid. We loaded up a few of the horses to go out to a new set of trails. We met up with a guy who just bought a draft and wants to use her for trails. He had no saddle or bridle for her but wanted to see how she'd do. I don't know what he was originally going to do, maybe just hand walk her down while we rode? But one of my girls talked me up real good convincing him I can ride anything and never fall off, so he asked if I'd ride her on the trails. Stupid me said yes and got up on a horse I didn't know in a place none of us knew with nothing but a halter and a lead rope. Thankfully I made it out in one piece. We ran into some deer and she spooked pretty bad she got it together and we went on without another incident. I forgot to turn the gps on because I was more focused on the horse but we did around 6 miles if we go by what the trail map said.
The random meeting was settled on the ride. He'd just rescued her and was looking for a trainer to work with her. She's at a temporary barn until a stall opens up at my barn next week. During the ride he was talking with one of the girls who said I was amazingly intuitive but crazy stupid when it came to horses. I'd never understood what people meant by that until today.

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post #596 of 2156 Old 03-06-2013, 08:18 AM
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QOS- I loved your pics of the Trinity river!! Most of my endurance miles were done when I lived just south of the Woodlands, and I trained at Jones Forest. We used to go ride at the river in the heat of summer, but we rode IN the river, not on a trail.

Come to KY and we will go ride!!! You would love riding at Mammoth Cave.

Nancy
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post #597 of 2156 Old 03-06-2013, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Nancy, we were riding at The Preserve which is a new development on the river. I grew up going to Trinity River about 10 miles upstream from there so I love that area. I live over in the Beaumont area. Would love to come to Kentucky. Maybe one of these days.

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post #598 of 2156 Old 03-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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DH and I got out yesterday, as the weather was simply too good to resist! It was 43 and sunny with only a light wind when we left the barn about 3pm.. maybe spring is coming after all.

Decided to get all 3 kids out for the first time. Both Dream and Sultan acted like ponying was old hat to them, which was such a thrill for me. And a good thing too, because trying to deal with reins and a rope and checking footing for 2 horses while moving at speed was more than enough things for my brain to worry about!




Thrilled to say we did the ride at the same pace we would have if I had been riding without a spare horse! Even tackling the single-file-needed terrain went smoothly.




Just for fun, I hopped onto Sultan bareback for the last bit of the trip home. He was fine with it but Dream was not impressed (mostly because I was insistent she lead from the right, which she is not a fan of.. I could almost her her thinking 'all good horsepeople know you lead from the left, stupid!!' as we went along ).




Had hoped to get George out again today, but the nasty storm affecting the east coast is here.. so far not much by way of snow, but 30+mph winds is just no fun and I weenied out.


2013 mileage
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02/17/13 george 16.2 miles 6.1 mph 143.38 total miles
02/18/13 dream 6.39 miles 4.7 mph 149.77 total miles
02/21/13 dream 3.52 miles 5.2 mph 153.29 total miles
03/03/13 dream 21.76 miles 6.4 mph 175.05 total miles
03/05/13 dream 10.67 miles 6.2 mph 185.72 total miles


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post #599 of 2156 Old 03-06-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't it funny when we can hear our horses loud and clear?
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post #600 of 2156 Old 03-06-2013, 06:26 PM
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got in a quick ride before mother nature dumped over a foot and a half of snow on Virginia in march. Probably 3 miles not much more. Saw a hawk and cantered most of the time. Brings Crescent and I to 12 miles (I think). The ground was already wet before this stupid snow came. And I just had new shoes put on Crescent (without snow pads) so I can't ride at all and he can't get to his hay feeder without getting huge snow balls in his feet. Hoping they don't make him toss his shoes. We have been having an issue with that (its not the farrier he is the best farrier in town actually) he just has really soft hooves.
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