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post #12131 of 12273 Old 03-22-2019, 03:23 PM
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@Werecat I know a lady that breeds shepherds try to find four leaf farm on the book of faces- she has some exceptionally gorgeous dogs and her puppies are raised around horses



I confess it looks like DD new horse will not be able to use her dressage saddle. Not happy about that - as it means a new saddle which means more money. And she really likes her Ascot saddle. Ugghhh! Saddle shopping is almost as bad as horse shopping
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post #12132 of 12273 Old 03-22-2019, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , I wondered about her size being the reason too, just didn't want to offend. I have two that would qualify based on weight issue myself. I don't think they lost one ounce over the winter.

@Werecat , I love a good German Shepherd and think they'd be good for what you want. I'm not familiar with the other breed your friend raises. Saying that, I've never had a dog no matter what breed that was good at protecting me or even alerting us to visitors, they always turn out to be people lovers. The only thing they wanted to protect was the yard from the horses so would bark like crazy anytime the horses came near the fence. The chow/malamute was good at keeping coyotes off the place but the dog I have now is perfectly willing to be their friend.

Enjoy your ride!

@PoptartShop , it was a little breezy here today but not bad enough that you walk out to go ride and say "OH HECK NO!" It was a bit chilly though. As late as it's getting I hope we don't go straight from winter into hot summer temps. No plans = more time to hang out with the lovely Miss Promise. How's your BF doing on his journey with horses?

@carshon , WORSE than horse shopping. Took me a few years to find my last "real" saddle but that may be because I was looking for a black leather western saddle when black wasn't the in thing. Do you ride English or Western? I guess I just assumed Western since you trail ride. I'm asking because if you do both I'm wondering if it's harder to fit an English saddle than a Western?


All the time I was typing I was trying to think up of anything that was remotely interesting about my day that I could share. I got nada, nothing, zilch. LOL

@Tazzie , where are you? We need an Izzie and Diego story.

@Caledonian , I hope you are just busy and that your dad hasn't taken a turn for the worse. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #12133 of 12273 Old 03-23-2019, 02:20 AM
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@JCnGrace she's not mine so it wouldn't bother me either way hahah!

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post #12134 of 12273 Old 03-24-2019, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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I did have something to report yesterday and forgot about it. Raked a bunch of loose hay out of the loft into the herd of 5's lean-to. At first they're all standing around munching on it but one by one they leave it to go outside to the flakes of hay I've put out. Flash was the last man standing and decided before he left it would be a good idea to pee on it so no one else would come back and eat it. LOL

Today we hauled hay over to the barn the minis use during the summer months, 18 bales so not too hard of a chore. It was a nice sunny day and warm. I started out in a long sleeve T and hoodie but shed the jacket pretty quick and soon after that the sleeves rolled up on the T-shirt and was still hot. Hubby is wearing a T-shirt, flannel shirt, his winter Carhart coat, gloves and a sock hat. I don't know how he wasn't burning up, I swear the man must not have any blood circulating through his body. Then it was time to lead the minis up. Majik was eager to go and if he was a little bigger would be able to pull me up the hill. LOL In two days max he'll be begging to come back to their winter home. I think they miss their cat as much as she misses them when they are up there. Instead of staying in the barn she'll start hanging out on the back deck and constantly meow for attention.

After getting their halters off I'm inside the barn and hear hubby pull up on the 4-wheeler. Which already had the little trailer hitched to it from moving hay, by the way. I holler at him to bring their stuff (water trough and feed which is kept in two 5 gallon buckets with lids) around back. Well heavens, he didn't bring that stuff just came to pick me up so I could go back and get it. GRRRR....I'm not the one that wants the minis moved around in the first place! I made him take me out for pizza for that little stunt. LOL Got my powerball and lottery tickets while we were out. Not that I believe I'll hit the jackpot on either but I'd be happy if I won a little.

We were talking on the way home about what a PITA life would become if we did hit it big. We like living in anonymity! First things first, a gate would immediately go in at the driveway. There's already fence lining each side of it so we're ahead of the game there.

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #12135 of 12273 Old 03-25-2019, 07:57 AM
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Hi!!

Work has been absolutely insane, and to add my boss has been in a terrible mood, so yeah... I am behind again :(
I will try to come back and reply, so as I don't look selfish :) I just wanted to share my weekend, as it's the barn time

Saturday, as soon as i arrived to the barn, I was told BO's daughter was leading a tourist trail ride to the beach and around the village, so I immediately started helping with brushing and tacking the horses, 4 total, including the palomino rescue that is now ready to work. And what a lovely calm girl she is! :)
BO got a great deal, because he is now working in partnership with a local hotel, that offers a pack that includes horse rides. The only thing is that he lacks to speak other languages, but as I was there I could help. The riders were from england, were such nice and fun ladies! The helmet cover of one of them cracked me up: it had unicorns all over with rainbows, and a pink trinket (?) on top.
Long story short I ended up following them with BO in his car, so as I could help with something needed(his daughter is very shy and does not speak a lot english as well). Appart some stupid people on the beach that instead of calling their dogs (one of them was a Great Dane) started taking pictures of the horses and the dogs chased them, causing a minor spook, all went perfectly well.
And on the way back I got BO another customer, a french guy that is coming on wednesday with his girlfriend, that had a mustang and he wanted to make her a surprise. Said guy followed us to the barn to check location, and we had a lovely chat.
BO watched me being all social and nice with them, my at ease english (thanks HF, lol), and ended up saying he wished I lived closer. Maybe one day, who knows? I would love to! :)

After the tourists left, I got to ride his daughter's mare (she rode another mare), and we did a short but really nice ride :) They were really thankfull, and that felt really good

About Tuya, I asked BO what had the farrier said, unfortunately BO was not present when he did the job, but the feedback is he didn't notice blood, and that he barely touch the sole at the toe, and left the heels a tad high on purpose. The toe part is ok and fair, but the heel... I don't know, as they reverted back to being underrun, after 4 weeks left alone. I will try to attach a picture when I have the time.
I thought of doing a more agressive mustang roll Sunday morning, brought her to the run-in area from the pasture so as she would not stress too much, tied her up somehwere, and nothing hapenned because her feet are so hard that the rasp barely scratch them. Plus she is with a pony, and the filly is now more friendly, and they were everywhere all over us!! There was a time I was holding Tuya's hoof, so I was bending, and the pony kept nibling my arse!! Lol!

Appart from that BO told me Tuya spends a lot of time in the 'run-in' area, it has shade and a big feeder with 24/7 hay available, no grass, so that's a good thing. She is still lame though, maybe a tad better, but is in high spirits. Yesterday they were all under the shade area, and the pony came to say hi. I was scratching her neck, and Tuya was watching us close. So she started making faces, came and bit the pony on the butt :) What a character!! Lol!

Have a nice Monday everyone!!
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post #12136 of 12273 Old 03-25-2019, 08:23 AM
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I hope it works
Forgot to say that she holds both hooves up for me, of course one more time than other, but it's a good sign that I don't even have to insist, she immediately gives me.
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post #12137 of 12273 Old 03-25-2019, 09:32 AM
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@JCnGrace I ride in a Tucker River Plantation saddle (kind of like an Ausie saddle) but used to ride in a western saddle. My daughter (who the saddle is for) prefers to trail ride in a dressage saddle. She has a western saddle but it makes her feel really confined and she really wants another dressage saddle or an AP English saddle. I did ride English and western both until High School (to be fair I mostly rode bareback) but rode mostly western after my kids were born.

Saddle shopping not going well. I have never seen daughters horse and daughter is not good as describing what she wants or how wide tree should be. I get to meet her mare Sawyer for the first time this weekend.
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post #12138 of 12273 Old 03-25-2019, 02:01 PM
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@PoptartShop, the HWTBS cleared it up FINALLY. I was so tired of it. And thank you! I love pictures of my babies together! And Nick has been riding a bit more too. It makes me happy! Happy belated birthday to Promise <3 love her birthday pictures! Yay for lessons! And getting to ride!

@JCnGrace, I love watch Syd and Izzie interact. It's always so sweet! And haha! Nosy and in your pocket personality? Oh my gosh, that story with your sister! HAHA! That really cracked me up! I'm sorry she's staying permanently in AZ though :/ both of my brothers are back home in Michigan, and it's hard. One of them MIGHT move to Charleston, which Nick is hoping does happen. He'd be closer to us at least... sorry about going MIA! My photo thing was down! And last week was a little crazy here! Shame on hubby for coming to get you instead of just doing the job! I'd have made Nick take me for pizza if he did that too! And haha! We always joke we'd love to win. I'd keep my job though because I couldn't stand being home all the time!

@TuyaGirl, thankfully no tornadoes hit here! Still scary though! And yes! Now to work on the behavioral issues that came from that. Slowly but surely. I hope you can get that supplement! How annoying!! Poor Tuya. I hope she feels better soon. You got a lot of good suggestions from people on here though. Sounds like an eventful weekend! I hope Tuya feels better soon though, poor girl!

@carshon, Sawyer is beautiful! I hear ya on the saddle. Diego is getting a new saddle at Equine Affaire from our saddle fitter... to the tune of $2500 because Nick LOVES my Jeffries saddle and wants that. There aren't too many of those around since it's an "unknown brand", but it's one of the most comfortable saddles I've ever sat in.

@phantomhorse13, we are dealing with some behavioral issues that stemmed from that, but little by little we are resolving them. Hopefully soon they will be resolved altogether. And haha! I don't mind cleaning tack when it's gross out. I'd bring all of mine home and wash it if I wasn't so lazy at the same time lol that paint sure is a looker!

@Werecat, I vote yes to another dog! I hope you got to ride your handsome boy <3

@rambo99, yay for getting to ride more! I hate when horses decide to be naughty! I'm glad your boy seems less stiff though! That's always nice!


Last week was crazy. We had our first show on the 17th, and it went as badly as expected. We honestly knew it'd be bad, but we didn't anticipate Izzie making it worse. We made the people watching gasp with her above the ground antics. I was heavily annoyed, so the show was a bust to say the least.

Nick and Diego did their first ever trail in hand though (under a different judge; the judge of the other part is the reason we knew the show would be bad). They took third out of four, so I was SUPER proud. The judge let him school it quickly first, and then judged the second go. I told the judge he'd never seen a trail course, let alone show one. She was pleased with how they did :)


Before the show, Diego became a full member of the family by having a bath in the garage haha!






Why yes, my horses DO have personalized hay bags :)





They were incredibly adorable though at the show!







We got some serious ride time in last week, which was amazing! Izzie has gotten bored just doing plain old walk trot, and I'm not bold enough to canter her bareback. So we added back in shoulder in, haunches in, and half pass with the complete understanding that she does not have the strength or fitness to do much of it. She's much happier having something else to keep her mind on though! Nick has been hopping on her to start with while I work his boy, and then legging me up onto her for her work. It seems to be working well!



Diego seems to have some residual behavioral issues from the teeth, but nothing consistent work isn't lessening. Every ride he's getting more relaxed and happier, so I have hope once he gets his own saddle that fits better he'll be much happier!

We took a hack last Friday as a mind reset day. Nick enjoyed playing with his baby :)


They've also been practicing going through the creek both in hand and under saddle. He gets a bit anxious, but he's doing better with praise and release.



We took them to a vaccine clinic held by my local club Saturday, so we are all caught up on that! Spent time with them while Nick went and grabbed the truck and trailer :)











Got another ride in yesterday before the rain returned (again... as though we didn't have enough rain). Izzie had some neck soreness from the vaccines, so I wasn't pushing her much. Nick rode Diego after I did, and they looked pretty darn good! Diego isn't totally steady this direction (it's his stiff way), and Nick is also learning, so be nice!


Who knows when I'll ride again since it's been raining all day.
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@TuyaGirl , wouldn't it be nice if BO's tourist trails grew to the point he could hire you as a full time employee and get you away from that nasty boss you have to deal with? Yay for no laminitis!

@Tazzie , WELCOME BACK! Congrats to Nick for getting out there and showing Diego! What, no videos of Izzie doing her impression of a Lipizzaner? LOL As frustrating as it probably was for you don't forget it was the first show of the season and our winter greatly deterred any real training time so don't be too upset. We've got rain too, just when the ground was firming up a little and now it's back to MUD.

Today I must have grabbed a flake of hay just right to have a stem pierce my finger tip. Enough that it is still sore and has a bruise around it. Oh well, better my finger than the mouth of one of the horses.

I finally remembered to check my lottery numbers today. Nothing on Powerball but I won 4 bucks on the Hoosier Lottery ticket. I don't think we need to put a gate up at the end of the driveway for that. LOL

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #12140 of 12273 Old 03-26-2019, 02:43 AM
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My horse has a serially overdramatic way of pointing out issues in my portable electric fence setups. Every single time there's an issue with the fence, she WILL pull the whole entire thing down, snap the electrobraid, take some hair off and bend a tread-in or two in the process. Every bloody time.

So I got to the paddock yesterday to find the portable fence on the ground, tread-ins ALL OVER the paddock, and one bent literally in half in the middle. Clearly miss 600kg stomped on that one because there's no way it'd bend THERE from her just hitting the fence.

SUPER lucky she didn't hurt herself seriously - that portable fence was supposed to be keeping her off a pretty dangerous section of permanent fence. Sigh. Turns out the electrics weren't even ON because of the way we had it set up.

So I re-ran it all and made DAMN SURE it was working (ow lol). She touched it. CRACK. She didn't go near it again.

On an entirely unrelated note, it's maaaaaaail daaaaaaaaaaaay!
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