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post #881 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 11:10 AM
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AA, I like both of those plates and think either will look awesome pointing the way down the road.,
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post #882 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 01:11 PM
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So I have to brag on my boy. I don't know if I put his story on this thread so I will give you a little of his background. He was born at a very nice barn and as a weanling to a yearling was severly abused ( he has scars on his face) Then turned out to a neighboring pasture till he was 2, then caught and brought home and turned out on their pasture till they noticed him trying fences. Then he was sold to another lady who said you could not get within 20 feet of him, it took her and the vet 5 months before they could get a needle in him to geld him and then she sent him to a trainer for basic stuff. Like getting his feet trimmed and getting wormed and just getting used to being touched. Well she said she did not feel like she had the potiental to have a horse like him so was convinced to give him away to some ppl that had loads of horse experience when in fact they did not. They could not do anything with him, so they gave him to a rescue place and that is where I found him on equinenow.com. We were going to an endurance ride 30 minutes from him.. Long story short, I am a sucker for the under dogs and bought him. I was told that he is crazy and wild and that my mother would be picking my pieces up off the trail if I rode him.

Well I brought him home gave him a week to settle in and rode him the next weekend. I am not going to lie after I got on and got him stopped I was shaking I was so nervous! The ppl I got him from told me he would bolt when you got on, but I had no clue it was soooo bad! He bolts before you are even halfway up and then when you get him stopped he spins, he tried to rear, but I shut him down pretty quickly. That was April 27 and I have not rode him since then. I have been working on him letting me put my foot in the stirrup since he thought I was trying to kick him when I put my foot in the stirrup. And I have been standing on my mounting block, so he gets used to having me over his head and leaning in the saddle, laying over the saddle and convincing him that yes, even though I am on your left side my hand can be over your back on your right side. LOL!

Yesterday I worked with him for 3 hours and at the end he let me sit on him without moving!!! He did not try to bolt at all. He still had a worried look on his face, but his neck was relaxed. So I just got on and off a couple of times and called it a day. His reward for standing still while I got on was being put in his field. He is a super sweet boy that would have probably met with a bad ending to life if I had not come along. He is not crazy or wild he justhas never had anyone take the time of day to show him that not all people want to hurt him . I will have to post pictures soon!!!
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post #883 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 01:21 PM
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Wow Lenya, it sounds like he was just totally unbroke. Be careful. It sounds like you are on the right road.
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post #884 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 01:36 PM
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Wow Lenya, it sounds like he was just totally unbroke. Be careful. It sounds like you are on the right road.
The people I got him from were riding him in the round pen and told me he would bolt when you got on, but we have one at the house that used to be bad at bolting when you got on and she is much better now. But him he is terrified of the whole mounting part. When your toe touches his belly and your knee touches his shoulder then when all of a sudden you were over his head and how the heck did your leg get on that side of me!? After I was on him that day I rode him and got him stopped he did ok. He has no clue how to follow his nose and when he panics he bolts and all of that rolls down to when the people that I got him from had him and they would get on him and he would bolt, they would not stop him they would just make him run and even after he wanted to stop running they kept making him run. And I realize that might work with some horses, but not for him. He was bolting out of fear so all that did was tell him he needed to run when he gets scared. So I have to undo that in his brain. But I like a challenge.
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post #885 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 02:55 PM
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Jems wants to bolt when you put your arm across her back and add weight. I've had a saddle on her and had it cinched down, but it was a very light weight kid saddle. I am doing manners ground work with her now and will be working on properly saddle breaking her. I have an awful feeling that Amber(12 yr old daughter) will wind up taking over Trusty to help her learn to ride and build confidence. I have to start Jems now in order to have her ready before the full take over happens else I'm out of a ride. Lol

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post #886 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 05:08 PM
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Thanks for getting on my good side Roadyy, I almost missed your kind words. Thanks for all the prayers too. QOS I'll make sure to talk to my doctor about trying meclizine next time I see her. I'm quite a clumsy person as it is so stumbling around isn't too new a concept it's just not being able to stand up straight or walk a straight line without feeling like the world is tilting the wrong way and being nauseous that's hard to get used to.
Leyna good job with the bolting issue. If I'd known the extent of the bolt issue with the horse I was riding I might have had another year before I had to get my ear fixed. Though I tend to be very stupid about my approach when working with horses I know nothing about. A lot of the horses I work with are rescues that are talked up way too much so I go in and see if they'll ride to figure out how they were trained and what needs work. Hopefully I'll grow out of my 'get on, push buttons, and hope for the best' methods but it might take a few more years.
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post #887 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 05:54 PM
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Thanks for getting on my good side Roadyy, I almost missed your kind words. Thanks for all the prayers too. QOS I'll make sure to talk to my doctor about trying meclizine next time I see her. I'm quite a clumsy person as it is so stumbling around isn't too new a concept it's just not being able to stand up straight or walk a straight line without feeling like the world is tilting the wrong way and being nauseous that's hard to get used to.
Leyna good job with the bolting issue. If I'd known the extent of the bolt issue with the horse I was riding I might have had another year before I had to get my ear fixed. Though I tend to be very stupid about my approach when working with horses I know nothing about. A lot of the horses I work with are rescues that are talked up way too much so I go in and see if they'll ride to figure out how they were trained and what needs work. Hopefully I'll grow out of my 'get on, push buttons, and hope for the best' methods but it might take a few more years.
Well that is what I did the first time I rode him. I wanted to get on and see what I needed to work on, it gave me alot of insight on what he needs. I am so sorry about your injury, I am very lucky nothing happened when I got on my boy. I hope you heal fast!
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post #888 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 05:55 PM
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Wow, lots of excitement around here!

Bloo, so sorry to hear about your injury. Hope the surgery gets you fixed up.

AA, that site you linked is going to be my downfall. I have been wanting a new license plate for the front of the car as my old one is dinged up really badly, but hadn't found any I really liked in stores. Now I am having trouble making up my mind which one to order!!

Leyna, sorry to hear the new guy is more than you expected, but glad you are committed to seeing it out. Sounds like you have a nice horse in the making, if given the time and the correct training. Look forward to hearing your progress.



We had a busy weekend here. Saturday, we went to pick up my new horse. She isn't even really halterbroke, forget having been on a trailer before. But luckily she has a good brain and I was able to get her on the trailer in about 30 minutes with no blow ups. She even backed out of the trailer a step at a time when we got home! She settled in like she'd been here her whole life. The current herd was a lot more agitated, even though the interloper was in her own paddock. Even sharing a fenceline was an adjustment. Silly ponies.

Yesterday we got George and Dream out for a ride. It was a horribly frustrating 10 miles, as we discovered they have been logging again and a good portion of our hill trails are now impassable. We got off and moved stuff in a couple places, but eventually got to things which would need a chainsaw or a truck to move them. So frustrating!!




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04/27/13 dream 53.8 miles 7.1 mph 346.51 total miles
05/01/13 george 10.08 miles 7.3 mph 356.59 total miles
05/05/13 dream 10.22 miles 5.4 mph 366.81 total miles
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post #889 of 2156 Old 05-06-2013, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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bloo - it is an over the counter medication. Go get some right away chickie. It will help. When I lost my hearing in early December I thought it was just a sinus infection. Just before Christmas I was dizzy and nauseous. I started taking that and by the next day I wasn't dizzy anymore. Still haven't got my hearing back (lost 50% of it but I don't take the meds anymore but not dizzy either)

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Leyna, be careful on your new boy but it sounds like he is just really green and not been handled correctly in the first place. Gain his trust and you may gain a wonderful companion for life.

Dawn, that bites about the trails but where are pictures of the new herd member?
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