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post #611 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 05:31 PM
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My son was in town today and we went on a nice little ride. 2.7 miles, bringing my grand total to 14.9. The weather was beautiful! Spring is in the air. It was the perfect day. There were no flies out and it was 70 degrees. The Princess felt a bit sweaty and shook out so hard that it made me holler. Lol. I never can get used to that feeling. We found one side of a shed deer rack. It came from a really nice 8 point buck. Now we need to make it a project to find the other one.
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post #612 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 06:17 PM
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There is something about a horse laying down that I just can't get over. I have been working with horses for ten years and I still go, 'D'awwwwww...." every time.

Same with my darn guinea pigs. They sleep in their beds every day but it still makes my heart cry from cuteness.

Glad you got a ride in, Celeste! This weather has been great.

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post #613 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 07:45 PM
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Finally I have a weekend off and it is BEAUTIFUL out!! i planned to ride Chivas everyday, but as usual that did not work...

It turned into more of a "Jenny weekend" with barrel practice on Friday night on Dreamer (boy is he fast!) then since he was sore Saturday she rode a friends mare in a fun show.

Jenny took a second place in the trail class and a 1st place in the arena race!! I was so proud of her, especially the trail class since it was her first time ever.

Anyway, her rear was too sore to go out today, so I was able to take Chivas out with my friend Crystal and had so much fun I even let loose with a "YEHAW" tearing up the side of a hill

Little Chivas got a top speed of 13.3 mph, the fastest I have ever had him go! Yipee!! Of course her horse was able to do it all at a trot, but turns out he used to be an endurance horse before she bought him, and can move faster than he appears.

Chivas was fired up at the begining and it took about 2.5 miles for him to settle down. I rode him with the bit today cause he seems to prefer it, chomping on the bit when he gets nervous. We stopped to talk to a friend of mine, then two long stops at creeks, and still we averaged 4.5 mph.

We rode the white trail again at Warden Station in the Talladega Forest. I wanted to go farther, but it didn't happen. Next time we are going to ride the red trail, its 5 miles long. I want to try that yellow trail again too!!

4.27 miles ytd 52.9 miles.

Fun, fun, FUN! I do love my handsome little Mountain horse!!!
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post #614 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Woot! Sounds like a great weekend!!! Sounds like your daughter did great!

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post #615 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 08:19 PM
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The snow is coming off the mountain where I live, so my & Daddy-O saddled up (well I did the saddling, I am the groom I suppose) and took a ride down our deserted road to see if we could get on the trails yet. Nope, the trailhead is blocked by a foot or 2 of snow and ice. We rode the 2 miles down the mountain & the 2 miles back up, nice sunny day in the Cariboo.
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post #616 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 09:48 PM
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Woot! Sounds like a great weekend!!! Sounds like your daughter did great!
She did do well! I am so proud of her! It was her first ever show and she tried really hard, especially to remember all those trail challenges.

I had a great time today too, but I sure didn't want to stop Chivas got his wind back quick and was ready for more too. I wonder what his average would have been without all those stops???
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post #617 of 2156 Old 03-10-2013, 10:26 PM
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I got to ride on Friday. They were working on the fields up the road from us so my friend Donna didn't want to ride up there. My neighbor had said something about a trail that was ran behind our houses. So went up my neighbor's driveway and found a trail leading away from his house in the woods. At one point someone had cleaned up but several trees were down and some vines were growing up. Oreo was a champion and crossed everything I pointed him at. He was a little upset when Flicka didn't want to cross one down tree and the dogs behind us started howling. Now these are the same dogs that they hear all the time. We finally got down to behind my place. At which point really the trail ended. I remember walking out there once when we first moved in so we tried to make our way through what looks like an open field on satelite photos. There was lots of thorny brush though. Again Oreo walked through anything I pointed him at. It turns out they have built a house back there. We didn't go far in that direction. We rode 2.4 miles though.

I didn't get to ride today which bummed me out but I am off this week so I am hoping to take Oreo to campus and ride on campus with the equestrian team. Oreo has never been there either. Next Sat is an ACTHA ride in Hogansville.
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post #618 of 2156 Old 03-11-2013, 08:09 AM
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I found the trail Bloo and I got lost on and with my trusty gps we managed not to get lost. Bloo was super excited when we found some downed trees from the blizzard a few weeks ago. I was worried about him pulling up lame and reinjuring the tendon but I probably would have snapped the reins fighting with him if I tried to hold him back, he just wasn't having it. It was a 20 mile round trip which is a little shocking. But we've got some of his "harem" coming to visit and go for a ride on wednesday. I'm thinking we'll go that route and clean it up a bit.
We're supposed to get rain tomorrow but the trail is mostly covered by thick trees so I think we'll be fine. If not there are plenty of other trails I know are rain safe. Finally I'm getting my miles back up!

30.2 miles so far!
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post #619 of 2156 Old 03-12-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Three of my barn buddies and I went riding at Ebenezer this morning. What a blast. It was kind of cool today and down right cold when we got by the water.

Biscuit was a bit of a pill today...not wanting to lead not wanting to go through water...backing up. Other than those few glitches he was a good boy. We rode 6.2 miles today. It was way too much fun except I rolled my ankle for the 5th time. OMG that hurt like the dickens. Biscuit crossing water.jpg

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post #620 of 2156 Old 03-12-2013, 01:05 AM
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4 more miles today for 9.9 total. Seems like small beans, but still something. I'm still battling the saddle fit problem. My dressage saddle fits best and doesn't move around at all, even on some decent hills today. I hope it holds up to longer distances.
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