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        04-17-2013, 07:39 PM
      #751
    Foal
    I'm new to this post. I really like it! I tried to do catch-up reading. I'll never catch up. I've been at it most of the day. (Home sick - which takes one day away from riding vacation time. GRRRRR)
    I have two horses: Teddy Roosavelt and Lars Ulrich. Teddy is the horse in my avatar. He's at a trainers now, learning to pull a cart. He'll be home in two weeks. He is coming 6 in July. 15 hh and 1200 lbs. Freisian/Percheron/ Appalloosa. He's a good trail horse that just doesn't get too rattled about much.
    Lars is coming 2 years in July. He's learning manners and desensitizing. He's doing well, and is up for pretty much anything also. He is Shire and QH. He's about 13.2 now. He had a bad start in life and when I brought him home (not wanting to leave him in his situation, not sure how sick he really was) the vet gave him a 40/60 chance to live. He's doing great now and has a sweet nature. He's got a good personality, as does Teddy. I lucked out on my horses. Glad I gave Lars a chance. Teddy is my soul-mate in horse form. We are well bonded. Can't wait to have him home. It's true what a poster said about 29 pages ago. When you have that bond, it just makes it wonderful.
    And I didn't mean for this to get soooo long. Thanks for your patience. I am going to look at GPS systems, as I have no idea how to guage the miles I ride... any suggestions? Brand, place to look for good $?
         
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        04-17-2013, 07:45 PM
      #752
    Trained
    I use a Garmin eTrex. It works pretty well for me. I like pulling up the map of my ride on the computer. Welcome to the thread!
         
        04-17-2013, 09:13 PM
      #753
    Yearling
    Denise, so happy to hear the surgery is done and hopefully the worst of the pain will be passing as well. Its excellent you are up and around!!

    DH and I recently went on vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I have never been there before, but anywhere with a beach and nice weather is always a good thing in my book. And to my great delight, the hotel had horseback riding!!

    Wow does riding a trail string pony give me new respect for our horses. I went riding twice while on vacation. The first ride DH came with me. He got an opinionated chestnut mare named Maria. She was lead mare, so wanted to be marching out front leading the way. I rode a grey gelding named Lud. He wanted to not move at all. I think he was just as frustrated with me by the end of the ride as I was with him!








    The second ride, DH decided he would rather go work out (he was not impressed with Maria's opinions). I got to ride the mare and I had a blast with her! Was such a difference to be on a horse who was wiling to move, even if only in short bursts (all the guide would allow).







    Riding on Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - YouTube


    Got our kids out for a ride today. Wow what a difference!! Last leg-stretcher before our next competition (No Frills in VA next Saturday). Joe, are you going?!


    2013 mileage
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    03/23/13 dream 51.41 miles 10.9 mph 252.9 total miles
    04/06/13 dream 24.61 miles 6.8 mph 277.51 total miles
    04/12/13 jud 3 miles 280.51 total miles
    04/14/13 maria 3 miles 283.51 total miles
    04/17/13 dream 9.2 miles 7.4 mph 292.71 total miles
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        04-18-2013, 03:03 PM
      #754
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Nine, I use a Garmen eTrex Ventura HC like Celeste does. I like it! I have current speed, max & average speed, direction, miles, etc on one page.

    Dawn, looks like y'all were having a blast. Come ride down here next winter...not while sand but nice weather.

    Doctor just left a little while ago. I will get out tomorrow. Drain was removed and he said healing nicely. I walked up steps today - omg how fantastic was that? He originally said 2 to 3 months to get on Biscuit but I am thinking I will be lucky if it is 3 months. I want to heal up nicely before I get on and it will just be walking for quiet a while!

    I will keep up with the thread and live vicariously through ya'll!!!
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        04-18-2013, 03:49 PM
      #755
    Weanling
    Welcome to the thread Nine. I use a Magellian and I do not recommend it. If the batteries go dead, you have to re-install the software from a computer which is a pain in the you know where.
         
        04-20-2013, 01:47 PM
      #756
    QOS
    Green Broke
    I am home now...before I left the hospital I asked Dr. Murphy how long before could run an endurance race. He said 6 months - but I am sure he was talking about just riding. I will follow directions like a good girl so I can ride this fall. Biscuit and I are going to have to do some ground work so I can at least be with him. Don't know about doing their feet anymore - I can't freaking bend over!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and gets to ride.
         
        04-20-2013, 03:52 PM
      #757
    Trained
    Denise, I am so glad that you are home!! I don't trim my own horses any more. It is just so physically hard. I think that it comes out cheaper to pay somebody else to do it and work at something that is easier and just pay the farrier. You take it easy.

    I haven't ridden this weekend yet, but I let a 25 year old girl from my work come out and ride in the arena. She had a blast. I love introducing people to horses.
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        04-20-2013, 04:26 PM
      #758
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Its not even the money Celeste - it is someone doing them the way I want them done. Sarge has feet like a Trojan. They are AMAZING! Hard as rocks and wonderful cuppiness!!! Biscuit has nice white thick side walls but a nasty crack in his back left that I keep up with. He doesn't have a lot of concavity and is tenderfooted. LOL I enjoyed doing their feet but I don't think that is going to happen for a while! I am going to introduce my great neice to riding this summer since I can't!!!
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        04-20-2013, 05:27 PM
      #759
    Trained
    I am very fortunate to have a farrier that I really like. He does a great job.
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        04-20-2013, 10:37 PM
      #760
    Foal
    Glad you're home QOS. I bet you'll do your therapy religiously, and you'll be riding before you know it. It will help to teach your great niece.
    Thanx All, for your welcomes. I looked at GPS at Cabella's today. No WAY am I buying from them. Holy Cow the $$$$! I'm sure I can find something at a better price at Target or Radio Shack. Thanks for the tips in what to look for. It was such a busy day. I drove Teddy 1 1/4 miles. Does that count? What a pretty day.
    I can't wait to ride and start putting on the miles....
    Phantomhorse13 I'm jealous. The beautiful scenery, the abs! (yours, not the horse's) and you're able to ride. Lucky you. Sounds like a good time.
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