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post #2151 of 2375 Old 05-16-2019, 11:28 AM
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I just realized I turned 40 in Feb. and can be here now! Lol.

This is my nutball Paso Fino, Duncan. He is a work in progress but is making a lot of headway from an anxious, easily-panicked, shut-down horse expecting abuse at every turn to being the first one up to meet you in the pasture and starting to relax under saddle.

The 'ear' picture is the first time he relaxed on a loose rein and walked.... after 11 miles. But hey, I'll take it. He's much better now, but that was a big breakthrough for him.
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post #2152 of 2375 Old 05-16-2019, 11:32 AM
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Welcome @SilverMaple ! He is one handsome fellow!
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post #2153 of 2375 Old 05-16-2019, 02:24 PM
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Welcome, @Silver Maple! I know zilch about Paso Finos and I have never seen one in my life, but I find all that hullabaloo fascinating.


@AnitaAnne has gone quiet again. And where the heck is @Change ? Our long-lost @Blue ?


Funny thing happened at the barn today. An American woman was flying in to see a couple of Dressage horses at our barn that are for sale, including the 8yo trainer rode in nationals. I was going to help translate, but her flight was delayed and I had to go pick up my youngest from school. So, which one of you is out to buy my Dressage ponies behind my back?! I am going to have to stop uploading fotos of Presu!
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post #2154 of 2375 Old 05-16-2019, 05:37 PM
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So, which one of you is out to buy my Dressage ponies behind my back?! I am going to have to stop uploading fotos of Presu!

I think you can count me out as "American lady" I don't think my pockets would be deep enough for Presu




Aaaand Raya hates grey geldings But loves grey mares
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post #2155 of 2375 Old 05-16-2019, 08:28 PM
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@SilverMaple , congratulations on becoming a Zen Goddess of Extraordinary Wisdom! A lot of what is said by younger people about midlife is total claptrap. I'm 48 and have never been happier, and while I've got some "weather forecasters" now due to old injuries, my husband and I still do all the stuff we've always done, and still look pretty decent (of course, we've lost a lot of near vision lately and this may be blurring our focus and causing us to underestimate the extent of our wrinkles ). I love love love being in my 40s. Enjoy!

This was on the mountain climb we did for my husband's last birthday:



And that's a very fine horse you have there; I look forward to hearing more about him.



@phantomhorse13 , so sorry about Mia. Yes, sometimes we have only dessert for dinner as well... that is very likely when I make a Blackforest Trifle...


@Spanish Rider , it's such a nice situation you've got with horses at present: Working with magnificent highly trained horses none of us could actually afford without selling our houses and living in tents for the rest of our lives, being able to hang around the stables caring for them as well as riding them, not having to pay for their upkeep or farrier or veterinarian, and being able to hop on an airplane without having to worry about them. My husband and I would dearly love to hop on a plane to Tasmania again for a fortnight's walking holiday - it's been 9 years since we've been to Tasmania; we've not travelled since we bought this farm - but now that our intensive-care Romeo has died, we actually can start to think about getting a farm sitter sometime before both of us turn 50... Swings and roundabouts. You're in the perfect horsey situation for your particular phase in life, I think!

@SwissMiss , I always love it when you start presenting data. It's like when @Spanish Rider starts on Me et al!

Yes, where are @Change , @Blue etc?

Hope you all have a brilliant Friday!

SueC is time travelling.

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post #2156 of 2375 Old 05-17-2019, 04:43 AM
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Aaaand Raya hates grey geldings
Yes, but perhaps she could make an exception for a grey stallion? (wink, wink)

@sue , the only thing I am really missing is the trail rides. When you think about it, it's kind of ridiculous to be living out in the country, riding circles around an arena.

So, the Longine's Global Champions Tour is in Madrid this weekend, and BO has qualified to participate again this year. All the mucky-mucks will be there, including Jessica Springsteen and Athina Onassis, along with all the European Olympic riders, so the competition will be very tough. There is a group going from our barn to watch, but it's just not my thing anymore. BO will be competing with 2 horses, so I'll try to watch online. It's fun to see horses you see everyday in the barn all clean & pretty while jumping their hearts out on TV. These 2 horses in particular are real sweeties, too.

Me et al. say "hello". They are currently working far too hard, and their latest review is about palliative treatment in COPD vs. lung cancer patients, which hits very close to home, and the data is disheartening.

Oh, and @phantom , we are back in the double bridle with the curb this week, with a very loose noseband/chain, and he is sooooo much better. I am beginning to think that his problem is psychological, like an oral fixation, because I can let the curb reins go lax and he doesn't even notice. At his age, he probably is tired of being messed with.
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post #2157 of 2375 Old 05-17-2019, 07:53 AM
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Yes, but perhaps she could make an exception for a grey stallion? (wink, wink)
Oooooh, I didn't even think of that!!!! When in heat she may be agreeable Or so stunned by his presence that she overrules her dislike for grey males....


Think of a pretty Peruvian x PRE (aka Paso Iberoamericano)

Now you gave me ideas

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Me et al. say "hello". They are currently working far too hard, and their latest review is about palliative treatment in COPD vs. lung cancer patients, which hits very close to home, and the data is disheartening.
Yep, one of the "perks" of medical research - the hard facts are rarely encouraging
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post #2158 of 2375 Old 05-17-2019, 08:30 PM
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@AnitaAnne has gone quiet again.
I have been enjoying something I haven't done for over a month...SLEEP! My chiropractor finally was able to quiet my sciatic nerve and right SI joint to the point that I have slept the last two nights WITHOUT MEDICATION and only waking a few times!

My bed is once again my sanctuary

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Funny thing happened at the barn today. An American woman was flying in to see a couple of Dressage horses at our barn that are for sale, including the 8yo trainer rode in nationals. I was going to help translate, but her flight was delayed and I had to go pick up my youngest from school. So, which one of you is out to buy my Dressage ponies behind my back?! I am going to have to stop uploading fotos of Presu!
Funny thing happened while I was walking my dog today; I was daydreaming what it would be like to ride a horse like Presu


But as @SueC said, would have to sell up everything I own and probably still wouldn't be able to afford one of those horses you are so blessed to ride! Wasn't me sniffing around your ponies

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post #2159 of 2375 Old 05-17-2019, 08:40 PM
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Welcome @SilverMaple ! Lovely pony you have, only 11 miles to find his brain? I need 2 miles of mountain to climb to find Chivas brain

Curious as to what brand of saddle is on his back?

(I am a bit of a saddle junkie)
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post #2160 of 2375 Old 05-18-2019, 03:22 AM
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Yes, I was curious about that saddle, too.

Hooray for sleep! Soooooo glad your chiro was able to help. My son is still no better, so he has an MRI on Tuesday. The only thing that makes me not worry is that the pain has been moving left-right and front-back, so I really think it's souped-up growing pains (everything crossed!).

SHREWS! In the end the smell in the garage and under the house was caused by shrews. This week, I saw a string of them in the garden, and DH has caught several in the garage. Any advice?
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