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post #2251 of 2306 Old 06-02-2019, 07:50 AM
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The thing I find funny is when you're at the dentist's with your maw wide open and all sorts of instruments in it, and then the dentist starts asking you questions about your life and the weather, and you're going, "Mmhhmmnnnhhh hhhhrrrrrmmmmm nrrrrrbbb!" back!

Ever wanted to bite a dentist?

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post #2252 of 2306 Old 06-02-2019, 07:17 PM
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@RegalCharm : why temp dentures having to be redone in 6 months? Do they expect things to change?

@AnitaAnne : there are hills, at least in that part! my first time riding there but hopefully not the last. how are you doing? how is Chivas?

@SueC : perhaps if you heat up some holy water, the microwave will start behaving itself again?! Not sure what to suggest about the CD player. we used to threaten to throw the temperamental blood machines at the vet hospital onto the interstate - sometimes that helped..

I finally felt up to riding last week. The whole story is in my journal.


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post #2253 of 2306 Old 06-02-2019, 09:54 PM
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@phantomhorse13 the temps are going in the same day as they pull the lowers . the gums shrink after the teeth are gone and will not be as wide as they are now so the dentures will be loose and maybe have spots that rub and make the gums sore. The top plate will be a permeant denture as I have not had top teeth for years.

@SueC yea. seems all dentists do that maybe they are trained to listen to you speech to see if your tongue is numb or is working when they start pulling grinding and smoke comes out of you mouth and you are yelling NOT NUMB YET...
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post #2254 of 2306 Old 06-02-2019, 10:19 PM
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My dentist told me about one of his patients. She was an elderly woman, but quite alert and smart. He had deadened her tooth to start drilling. She said to him, "Young man, we need to have an understanding." She grabbed his leg and squeezed hard. She said, "We aren't going to hurt each other, are we?"

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post #2255 of 2306 Old 06-02-2019, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
My dentist told me about one of his patients. She was an elderly woman, but quite alert and smart. He had deadened her tooth to start drilling. She said to him, "Young man, we need to have an understanding." She grabbed his leg and squeezed hard. She said, "We aren't going to hurt each other, are we?"

Have to watch out for those senior citizens; they got nothing to loose...claim dementia and all is forgiven
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post #2256 of 2306 Old 06-06-2019, 04:12 AM
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@Celeste , would love to meet you and hear you tell your stories. You crack me up!

I have been avoiding you all. But on @SueC 's thread, both she and @knightrider asked me about the 'trail' ride, which I am pasting here. Crappy writing. Sorry.

Did I miss this interesting story? Did you tell it somewhere else? Can we hear about your horrendous trail ride?
@knightrider and @SueC , ugh. It is all my fault, really. Nothing exceptionally bad happened: a 40-min walk around a couple of fields on an old lesson horse. DH made the awesome effort of making the appt. and actually getting on a horse (a PRE). He was relaxed & chatty and would definitely do it again, so everything was great in that sense.

But, I am the problem. I guess I have too many unrealistic expectations, and sometimes it is still hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I no longer have a horse. So, yes, I have to put up with the horses that I am given (I was given a crop to get the poor dear to walk). Sad circumstances for the horse, I got depressed, had to constantly put leg on and wound up screwing up my back. I could not drive afterwards and slept with a heating pad.

So, now I am more aware of my brokenness, and now I wonder: why bother? I guess I am just destined to ride kids' lesson ponies, which is the only way I have been able to ride without pain. Perhaps I have just been fooling myself for the past 18 months.

As a result, I skipped class on Tuesday. Today's class will be crap because of my mental state, but I have to get through it. I am thinking about walking away from it all, though.
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post #2257 of 2306 Old 06-06-2019, 08:04 AM
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@Spanish Rider I am so sorry to hear your trail ride was not the fun time you were hoping for. But please do not blame yourself.

Lets look at the facts.

Your DH, who is a nervous novice, had a great time and would do it again. YAY!

Fact: people like your DH are exactly who these type of trail rides are designed for

Contrast that with: You, a person who has been studying and practicing the art of Dressage under a highly skilled instructor on highly trained HOT horses, for 16 (?) months. You are mounted for this trail ride on an aged, slow horse who needs a lot of encouragement just to walk!

Fact: You are too highly skilled of a rider at this point to enjoy riding a horse designed for the rankest of beginners to not fall off.

Did you have high expectations of a wonderful gallop across the hills? Only to discover a plodding horse that you felt guilty forcing to move? Your DH only goal might have been to not die or embarrass himself by falling off...

I have several times tried riding trails on rented horses and it is painfully slow and well, painful. I try to put in my mind that I am at least sitting on a horse instead of sitting in a motel room, but still I miss riding my own highly sensitive and responsive horse.

Those "child's lesson ponies" that you ride? I would love to have the opportunity to ride Presu, a horse with upper level skills and a heart of gold
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post #2258 of 2306 Old 06-06-2019, 09:18 AM
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@Spanish Rider You got an experience with an old plug horse. That is the best that most people ever get to ride. I would not feel guilty. He was probably just being lazy. It sounds like a typical rent a horse trail ride.

I am very impressed that you are able to ride those dressage horses.

Hang in there.

Are horses way too expensive there? You might be able to get reduced board if you let the barn owner give a few lessons on a horse.

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post #2259 of 2306 Old 06-06-2019, 09:34 AM
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@Spanish Rider I have to 100% agree with Anita Anne. I guarantee you if I rode your "childs lesson pony" Presu I would probably be on the ground in 5 minutes. I also can not handle walking trail rides without my back and knees killing me. When we tried to do 8 miles in March when the trails were too slippery to do anything but walk I was miserable and in a ton of pain. I know @phantomhorse13 has the same issues with walking rides and we all know she blows us out of the water with her mileage every year!

I'm a little behind this week because I was at a class for work in the cities for the first half of this week. I managed to post on the 2019 rides section but I forgot to post here! We had a ride last weekend, one of the few in the Northwest portion of the state. It was absolutely gorgeous weather and setting and we got to share our campsite with a good friend. Unfortunately when we got there and tried to vet in Stitch had a really sore back. The vet said she would let us go but if it got any worse at all she would pull us. I decided to scratch Stitch for the weekend and ride Chico with DH and Comet (for Comet's first LD!) instead. Stitch was very happy to spend the weekend at camp eating all day.

We had a wonderful ride Saturday with Chico and Comet and we found out they're almost exactly the same speed. We rode with a friend for a little while but spent most of the ride on our own. Our ride photographer was finally there so we got some wonderful pictures! We finished in 4 hours putting us at around 11th and 12th place out of 28 starts (we might be 12th and 13th but the official results aren't posted yet) with our best ride time ever! Both boys vetted out with all A's and we spend the rest of the night relaxing.

Sunday Chico was looking good so I decided to take him out to lead novice group with a few of our friends. He was wonderful the whole ride despite this being his first time going out 2 days in a row. He had energy until the very end and looked great!

Our Greenbean team was all together for the first time ever and we got a picture of all of us with our team t-shirts. One of the girls in the group is a graphic designer and drew caricatures of all of our horses and made shirts for us!

Oh and Emma, she rolled in a dead possum and even 2 baths haven't helped

This weekend I'm going camping with my friend and I'm planning on bringing Jake which will be.... fun? Stitch is going to the chiropractor next Tuesday which hopefully can resolve some of our issues.
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post #2260 of 2306 Old 06-06-2019, 10:24 AM
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@QueenofFrance08 WOOHOO!! Fabulous pictures! What a lot of fun you had and how awesome (for the horses and you both) that you and your DH were able to ride together

So the overall consensus is that riding slow for experienced riders is painful for everyone? I thought it was just because I have some aging parts...
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