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post #12151 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 03:10 AM
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@carshon - to hell with what anyone else thinks, matchy is fun! And (as long as it fits) it's not hurting anyone!

@JCnGrace - yup she'll wear Lake today! Probably no ridden pics though because mum gets annoyed at me if I ask for photos every 5 minutes BUT I don't have a matching outfit anyway. It's a tough colour to find a match for! (actually expected ice green to be the tricky one but turns out it's not hahah)

It's not her fault she's grumpy if the saddle doesn't quite fit right, she's trying her best! What the photos don't show is that she was hollow and resistant for most of the ride with only flashes of nice work. So that says to me she's trying but there's a reason she can't do it. Either teeth (which are a bit overdue but ARE booked in!) or saddle fit. I may play around with half pad vs no half pad today but I think it's just not quite wide enough.
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post #12152 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 05:23 AM
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@JCnGrace . Don't have to worry about the lottery One ticket was sold in Wisconsin.
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post #12153 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 06:55 AM
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@blue eyed pony I hope that you find out whatever is bothering your horse, and that it has an easy fix

@JCnGrace I used to buy them on those occasions as well, but never got a thing. Sorry that still no gate, lol! On the language theme, trust me, portuguese is wayyy harder than english :)
Aww that is sweet that your grandson wants to spend some time with you! Bet you were really happy about it.

@Tazzie I love those selfies!! :) As I recall you had lots of rain lately, and that does not help with muscle tone, as Diego was not worked properly. You will see that in no time he will be looking great again (I actually think he already is, lol!)

@PoptartShop I get your rant. I would be quite upset as well. My farrier did that before as well, sometimes like 2/3 weeks, if BO had more horses to shoe he would come quicker, if only for Tuya he would let go. Thank goodness I can help some now, but I am in no ways an expert and I only used a hoof knife once, let alone nippers.
Good thing is that he knows where all the keys are, just comes, takes the horses and does his job, even if there's no one in there :)

Yesterday at work, boss called me to check something with her, about the same time the trail ride with the tourists would start. I had to let the phone on my desk and go. I came back to a text message sent 30 minutes ago from BO's daughter asking 'how do you say slow down?' - I swear I almost died of anxiety, lol!! I immediately replied and she answered all was good, that they were in the arena when they were speeding up the horses and now were good at a walk. Whew!!!
I called her later and she said all went well and thanked me once again. I was really happy for them :)

Have a nice day everyone!!
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post #12154 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 08:35 AM
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Looks like it was the half pad!

She's still not 100% happy but she's MUCH less grumpy and a lot more relaxed. So I'll order a wider plate for her saddle, and see about getting a fitter out once it arrives (most saddle fitters don't stock tekna plates)
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post #12155 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 02:31 PM
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@JCnGrace I try to be, believe me it's been hard not talking about it haha. & not yet, I told him he should take a lesson horse out with me, but he wants some more arena time first. Hopefully by summer he will...I'm always stuck riding alone lol. The girls at my barn don't trust their horses outside of the farm/arena so it kinda sucks, but then again at least I don't have to babysit anyone, right? LOL. Awwww that's so exciting you'll see your grandson soon! That's so nice. I'm 27 & I still love spending time with my parents/family, totally nothing wrong with that. :) That's great you guys are so close. It'll be fun.

@TuyaGirl yeah, I wish he could just come and get her out for me, but there's a few other horses in the paddock & it would just be a pain. Not saying he couldn't handle it, but still. Blah. Not sure if he'd even grab the right one. LOL, there's a few bays in her field!
He still didn't respond...sigh. Just have to wait I guess. Whew, that was a relief! Of course your boss would need something right when they texted you. Glad all is going well with them though.


I confess, I'm so excited to ride tonight, it'll be sunny & like 60F when I leave work...is it a miracle?!!!!!! LOL.

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post #12156 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 02:49 PM
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I confess, I am very behind on reading, so don't have any comments currently. Will be reading back and catching up as soon as I can though!


Last weekend, we had our first competition of the season. The whole story is in my journal.










A friend testing out a new camera lens asked if I was interested in more pics with Kestrel. Of course the answer was yes!



This week has been super busy and I am still trying to get caught up..


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post #12157 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 03:16 PM
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I confess I'm way behind on reading here like 2 or 3 pages worth. Trying to get our sump pump line thawed froze like a rock. So pump can't keep water out of basement. Been at it for close to 2 hours. Progress is very slow probably have over 3 feet of frozen line left.

Been riding every day beautiful weather snow is way down now. My barn is dryed out so good there. Have pictures from a few ride will post them later.
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post #12158 of 12273 Old 03-28-2019, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , I like that color too! Just based on color alone I like the Lake better but the Ice Green really stands out on Ikora a lot better. So you can use pads based on your mood. The orange for happy, ice green for look at us and lake for stealth mode. LOL Good on you for figuring out at least some of what was bothering her.

@RegalCharm good thing I hadn't spent any of it yet. LOL Majik is the only thing I've ever won when it comes to games of chance (raffle in his case) and that is enough to keep me happy for this lifetime!

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@TuyaGirl , glad the tourist ride went well! Happy customers will get the word out.

@PoptartShop , it was a nice day and I hope you had a wonderful ride. I got to tell you something funny. When I was typing about your BF I was thinking we needed a screen name for him and since you're Poptart I was trying to think of what those other ones were called that come in the freezer section but it totally eluded me. Then tonight it came to me TOASTER STRUDEL! Think he'd like it? LOL

@phantomhorse13 , do you try to make every ride in your area? I hope you did good, I'll be sure to stop by journal to see how it went.

@rambo99 , are you using a blow dryer? That's what I used to use when my water lines froze and it worked good but water lines are much skinnier than what you're trying to thaw so that's probably not much help. Looking forward to the pictures. Is your horse still in good shape as far as the stiffness was concerned?


Gamble has decided there's enough pasture out there that it's not worth walking through muddy gateway to get to his hay. He's such a princess! Everyone else is still tromping through it. Yesterday I was able to sweet talk him through but today he stood and looked at me for a minute then turned around and walked the other way to go out to pasture.

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post #12159 of 12273 Old 03-29-2019, 07:14 AM
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@blue eyed pony Glad Ikora is less grumpy! I like every color on her, but I confess I love the ice green the most :)

@PoptartShop It will be so nice to have company in the future to go on a ride on the trails. Especially when it's your BF, lol! Yeah, I get the struggle of more than one horse of the same color, I've read hilarious stories about bringing the wron one out :) Plus some farriers just won't do it. I hope you had a great ride yesterday

@rambo99 Glad to read that finally snow is starting to be less and less and barn is a dry place now :)

@JCnGrace Sooo... you won a mini?? Lol! And anyone could actually win that guy? I mean what if they didn't have where to put him? :)

@phantomhorse13 Wow, Kestrel is gorgeous! I love that picture! Unfortunately sometimes I just lack the time to see the whole videos, but I saw this one, and I love the part where you come across those riders kicking their horses to pass the water and you are like 'excuse me, passing through', lol! Such a gorgeous trail!

Nothing relevant to confess, it's only 11 am and hours are passing slow, is it 6 pm already so I can get the heck out of the office??
I wish you all a great weekend! I miss my horse :)
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post #12160 of 12273 Old 03-29-2019, 08:20 AM
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So I rode bareback today. Ikora was soft, forward and willing. A little heavier in my hands than usual, but once she figured out that there wasn't going to be any pinching she worked over her back just beautifully.

So I would say she's heavy in my hands because her teeth need attention, which she's booked in for already :) and I'm going to solve the saddle issue one way or another!

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